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November 2015

Applying Data Science for Social Good Open House

November 6, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Applying Data Science! Join us for a monthly discussion series organized by The Center for Data Science & Public Policy, bringing together faculty, researchers, and students from across the university interested in applying new and emerging data science methods and tools to problems they're tackling. The goal is to start discussions around applied data science and create collaborations. Who's invited: Anyone interested in learning or sharing how data science can help make an impact in their disciplines and research areas.…

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February 2016

Applying Data Science: February Discussion

February 3, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join us for the February installment of 'Applying Data Science', DSaPP's cross-disciplinary discussion series. Who's Invited? Anyone interested in learning or sharing how data science can help make an impact in their disciplines and research areas. What's Up for Discussion? Come hear about: Sunlight Lab's efforts to increase government transparency The Knowledge Lab's work to design more efficient surveys Other innovative data science projects from the University community Discussion with snacks and drinks to follow! RSVP with Eventbrite here.…

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April 2016

Data Science and Public Policy Seminar Series

April 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Harris School of Public Policy,
IL
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Towards classifier-driven observational studies from social media Data Science and Public Policy Seminar Series April 27, 2016, 1:00pm  Harris School Rm. 142 ​ Aron Culotta Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology Towards classifier-driven observational studies from social media Abstract: In recent years, researchers have mined social media streams to forecast and "nowcast" a wide variety of population statistics, including the rates of influenza, obesity, drug consumption, and even roadkill. While our ability to discover such correlational knowledge is well established, the…

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January 2017

Tina Eliassi-Rad: The Reasonable Effectiveness of Roles in Complex Networks

January 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Harris School of Public Policy, Room 142,
1155 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL
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The Center for Data Science and Public Policy and Knowledge Lab invite you to the inaugural meeting of the Computational Social Science and Public Policy Colloquium. Tina Eliassi-Rad will give a talk entitled "The Reasonable Effectiveness of Roles in Complex Networks." Here are the details: Title: "The Reasonable Effectiveness of Roles in Complex Networks" Tina Eliassi-Rad, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University Where: Harris 142 When: Friday, January 6th, at 1:00 PM Add to your calendar Abstract Given a network, how can we…

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Data Science and Public Policy Happy Hour

January 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The University of Chicago Computation Institute, Room 240,
5735 S Ellis Ave, Room 240B
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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See event details: here

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February 2017

Jacob Foster: “Made to Know: Science as the Social Production of Collective Intelligence”

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The University of Chicago Computation Institute, Room 240,
5735 S Ellis Ave, Room 240B
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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Abstract Institutionalized social learning can lead to cumulative cultural evolution and collective intelligence. Science is perhaps the signature example of this distinctly human strategy. In this talk, I develop a view of science as the social production of collective intelligence. Using data from millions of scientific papers, I illustrate how scientists use social cues to select research problems and show how these heuristics lead to more (and less) efficient discovery. I then show how diverging jargon and interests create “cultural…

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March 2017

Computational Social Science and Public Policy Colloquium: Cesar Hidalgo

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Harris School of Public Policy, Room 142,
1155 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL
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April 2017

Computational Social Science and Public Policy Colloquium: Cynthia Rudin

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Harris School of Public Policy, Room TBD
May 2017

Computational Social Science and Public Policy Colloquium: Susan Murphy

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Harris School of Public Policy, Room TBD
June 2017

Computational Social Science and Public Policy Colloquium: Brendan Nyhan

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Harris School of Public Policy, Room TBD
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