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The CSSS seminar series

The CSSS seminar series is centered around intellectual exchange and interaction, and the audience is encouraged to ask questions during presentations. The goal is a seminar that looks less like a lecture and more like a spirited discussion of issues raised in a relatively brief presentation of a statistical issue or a research project.

All seminars will be held at 12:30 on Wednesdays in Savery 409 unless otherwise noted, and we will aim to conclude by 1:30. Coffee and treats will be provided after the seminar; attendees are also welcome to bring their lunch.

To receive regular emails about the weekly CSSS Seminars, go to the website at http://mailman13.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/csss-seminar and complete the information to subscribe to the csss-seminar mailing list. Your request will then be reviewed and processed.

For information or questions about the CSSS Seminars, please contact our CSSS Seminar Director, Jeff Arnold (jrnold@uw.edu).


Current Quarter · Upcoming Seminars ·


Spring 2015

Seminars held in SAV 409 from 12:30pm - 1:20pm,
followed by discussion and refreshments

Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Ruby Chui-Hsing Weng, National Chengchi University Statistics
Online Bayesian Inference for Latent Ability Models
Savery 409, 12:30 P.M. - 1:20 P.M.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Maya Sen, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
The Political Legacy of American Slavery
Savery 409, 12:30 P.M. - 1:20 P.M.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Joshua Blumenstock, UW Information School
Measuring and Mapping Poverty and Wealth with Passively-Collected Mobile Phone Data
Savery 409, 12:30 P.M. - 1:20 P.M.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Michael Ward, Duke Political Science
Predicting Irregular Leadership Changes in 2015
Savery 409, 12:30 P.M. - 1:20 P.M.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Abraham D. Flaxman, UW Department of Global Health
Old and new methods for benchmarking efficiency of health facilities
Savery 409, 12:30 P.M. - 1:20 P.M.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Joris Mulder, Tilburg University, Methodology and Statistics
Testing order-constrained hypotheses in social science research
Savery 409, 12:30 P.M. - 1:20 P.M.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Course Preview

Savery 409, 12:30 P.M. - 1:20 P.M.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Justin Esarey, Rice Political Science
How Much Does Corruption Harm Economic Performance? Using One-Sided Conditional Relationships as Instrumental Variables for Causal Identification
Savery 409, 12:30 P.M. - 1:20 P.M.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
No seminar this week

Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Jeff Heer, UW Computer Science & Engineering

Savery 409, 12:30 P.M. - 1:20 P.M.