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The CSSS Seminar features local and visiting scholars presenting current research at the intersection of statistics and the social sciences.

Seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12:30–1:30 pm. Seminars are available to anyone interested and are being presented in a hybrid format.

To attend a seminar virtually, please register here.  An email with login information will be sent to you upon registration. 

Graduate students pursuing a CSSS track may receive credit by enrolling in CS&SS 590.

Questions? Contact CSSS (csss@uw.edu).

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Future Seminars

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Past Seminars

Title Speaker Date
Ecological Inference For 2 x 2 Tables Jon Wakefield, Biostatistics and Statistics, University of Washington
Selection of Statistical Models: Approaches and Comparisons Jouni Kuha, Penn State University
Regression Models for Networks Anthony Rossini, Biostatistics, University of Washington
Loss Functions for Estimation of Extremes in Disease Mapping Hal Stern, Statistics, Iowa State University
Nonparametric Estimation of the Time to the Discovery of a New Specie Nicolas Hengartner, Yale University
Bayesian Inference for Structural Equation Models with Incomplete Data Hal Stern, Statistics, Iowa State University
Assessing Environmental Justice in New York City Nicolas Hengartner, Yale University
Spatial Models of International Conflicts Patrick Heagerty, Biostatistics, Universityof Glasgow
Spatial Models of International Conflicts Kristian Gleditsch, Universityof Glasgow
Spatial Models of International Conflicts Michael Ward, Political Science, University of Washington
Modeling Information, Access, and Choice in Two-Sided Markets Peter Hoff, Statistics, University of Washington
Designs and Analyses of Case-Control and Case-Cohort Studies: Applications to Prognosis of Wilms Tumor Patients Norm Breslow, Biostatistics, University of Washington
Simulating the Effects of Urban Land Use and Transportation Policies: An Exploration of Potential Applications for Bayesian and Spatial Statistical Methods Paul Waddell, Urban Design and Planning, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington
Models and Inference for Social Networks Mark Handcock, Sociology and Statistics, University of Washington
How to Measure 'What People Do For a Living' in Research on the Socioeconomic Correlates of Health Daphne Kuo, Sociology, University of Washington
The Relationship Between Permanent and Transitory Components of Recession Dick Startz, Economics, University of Washington
Apportionment Methods in Proportional Representation: A Majorization Representation Ingram Olkin, Statistics, Stanford University
Causal effects, Regression and Path Diagrams Thomas Richardson, Statistics, University of Washington
Modeling Social Diffusion Using Geostatistics: Finding the Causes of Fertility Decline Adrian Raftery, Statistics & Sociology, University of Washington
Modeling Social Diffusion Using Geostatistics: Finding the Causes of Fertility Decline Fadoua Balabdaoui, CSDE, University of Washington
Bayesian Thinking about Macorosociology Bruce Western, Office of Population Research, Princeton University
The Effect of Sons and Daughters on Men's Labor Supply and Wages Elaina Rose, Economics, University of Washington
On the Limitations of the Neyman-Pearson, Likelihood Ratio, and Maximum Likelihood Criteria Michael Perlman, Statistics, University of Washington
Diffusion of Innovations and Social Capital Within Organizations Kenneth Frank, Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education, Michigan State University
Why do households reduce consumption after retirement? Shelly Lundberg, Economics, University of Washington
Quantitative models for social networks? Julian Besag, Statistics, University of Washington
Environmental Standards from a Statistical Point of View Peter Guttorp, Statistics, University of Washington
Representation, Information, and Public Policy Bryan Jones, Political Science, University of Washington
Perspectives on Causal Inference and Longitudinal Interventions Babette Brumback, Biostatistics, University of Washington
Inference in Case-Control Studies with Limited Auxilliary Information Gary King, Government and Center for Basic Research in the Social Sciences, Harvard University
Geographical Analysis and Ethical Dilemmas in the Study of Childhood Leukemias in Great Britain Julian Besag, Statistics, University of Washington
Looking for Effects of Group Characteristics on Outcomes in Group-Based Prevention Programs Jerald R Herting, Sociology and Psychosocial & Community Health, University of Washington
Improved Inference for the Instrumental Variable Estimator or You Can't Get Something for Nothing Dick Startz, Economics, University of Washington
Problems in Sampling and Defining the Unit of Analysis in the Study of Policy Change" Paul Burstein, Sociology, University of Washington
Socio-economics of Screening for Ovarian Cancer Martin McIntosh, Biostatistics, University of Washington
Mergers and Mobility: Occupational Implications of Organizational Growth at Lloyds Bank, 1885-1940 Katherine Stovel, Sociology, University of Washington
Why Do Model Ensembles Work? Pedro Domingos, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
Classification by Opinion-Changing Behavior: A Mixture Model Approach" Jennifer Hill, Statistics, Harvard University
Modern Prediction Methods: Bagging and Boosting Greg Ridgeway, Statistics, University of Washington
Linking Trajectories of Childhood and Adolescent Physical Aggression: The Search for Late Onset Violence Daniel Nagin, Heinz School of Public Policy and Management,, Carnegie Mellon University
The Nature of Structural Break in the U.S. Stock Market Chang-Jin Kim, Economics, University of Washington
Crack Markets and the Diffusion of Guns Among Youth Daniel Cork, Statistics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
NY School Choice: An example of the link between observational studies and randomized experiments Jennifer Hill, Statistics, Harvard University
The Evolution of Fertility in India in Time and Space Fadoua Balabdoui, Centre de Géostatistique, Ecoles des Mines
Bayesian Model Selection and Model Averaging for Social Research: Recent Results" Adrian Raftery, Statistics and Sociology, University of Washington
The Marriage Model: A Two Sided Model of Opportunity and Choice Peter Hoff, Statistics, University of Washington
An Empirically Accurate Computation Model of Multiparty Electoral Competition Kevin Quinn, Center for Basic Research Social Science, Harvard University
Socioeconomic Status and Pregnancy Outcomes: Evidence from Washington State Irving Emmanuel, Epidemiology, University of Washington
Socioeconomic Status and Pregnancy Outcomes: Evidence from Washington State Rob Warren, Sociology, University of Washington
Age-Specific Total Fecundability and Fetal Loss in Bangladeshi Women Darryl Holman, Anthropology, University of Washington
Estimating the Size of Populations Stephen Fienberg, Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
Space and Time in War and Peace During the Last 200 years: Ongoing Investigations of Spatial Connections in a Changing Topology Mike Ward, Political Science, University of Washington
Space and Time in War and Peace During the Last 200 years: Ongoing Investigations of Spatial Connections in a Changing Topology Kristian Gleditsch, Political Science, University of Glasgow
Does "High" Equal "High Risk?" The Relationship Between Drinking and Sexual Risk Taking Mary Gilmore, Social Work, University of Washington
Why Alternative Trend-Cycle Decompositions of GDP Disagree Charles Nelson, Economics, University of Washington
The Use of Socioeconomic Measures in Spatial Epidemiology Jon Wakefield, Statistics and Biostatistics, University of Washington
Methodological Problems in Defining Comparable Data Across National Data Sets and Field Research." Elaine Thompson, School of Nursing, University of Washington
Statistical Issues with Network Analysis: Applications and Problems in AIDS Tony Rossini, Biostatistics, University of Washington

The CSSS Seminar features local and visiting scholars presenting current research at the intersection of statistics and the social sciences.

Seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12:30–1:30 pm in Savery 409. Seminars are available to anyone interested and are presented in a hybrid format.

To attend a seminar virtually, please register here.  An email with login information will be sent to you upon registration. 

To join in-person in Savery 409, please register here prior to attending. 

Graduate students pursuing a CSSS track may receive credit by enrolling in CS&SS 590.

Sign up for our mailing list below to hear announcements of upcoming seminar speakers. Questions? Contact CSSS (csss@uw.edu).