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The grant review process at NIH yields systematic Black-white disparities in funding success. This observation has led to calls for reforms to the NIH review process in order to eliminate biases in…
10/12/2020
A new Special Topics course will be offered Autumn 2020, titled Statistics and Philosophy of Voting. The undergraduate section is offered as STAT 498, and a graduate section is available as CS&SS…
08/21/2020
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest biomedical funder in the world.  The R01 grant mechanism is their original and oldest grant mechanism. The peer review process used to allocate…
06/03/2020
Three CSSS core faculty members have been elected officers to the American Statistical Association for 2021. Prof. Elena Erosheva (Statistics and Social Work, and CSSS Associate Director) was…
05/26/2020
Charles "Chuck" Lanfear has been awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award.  This award recognizes stellar teaching by graduate students.  Chuck is a Ph.D. student in the Sociology Department, where…
04/30/2020
CSSS core faculty member and Associate Professor of Political Science, Chris Adolph, has been leading a team investigating the effects of partisan politics on the implementation of social distancing…
04/22/2020
CSSS core faculty member and Associate Professor of Statistics and Sociology Tyler McCormick has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award.  The five-year…
04/20/2020
On May 23 and 24, 2019, the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) celebrated our 20th year anniversary by hosting a conference open to everyone wanting to learn about state of the art…
04/16/2019
Prof. Kate Stovel (Sociology) has been awarded a two-year NSF grant titled Echo Chambers in Science? The Impact of Academic Recommender Systems on the Dissemination of Scientific Knowledge. Prof.…
08/15/2017
Prof. Benjamin Mako Hill (Communication) has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation. The four year collaborative project. Measuring the Value of Anonymous Online Participation …
08/15/2017
Prof. Adrian Dobra (Statistics, Nursing, CSSS core faculty) and co-investigator and CSSS affiliate Prof. Nathalie Williams (Sociology, International Studies) have been awarded an NSF grant titled ATD…
08/15/2017
This summer brings a change of leadership to CSSS. Beginning July 1, Prof. Darryl Holman (Anthropology) will be the director of CSSS. Prof. Holman has been deeply involved in CSSS since he arrived…
08/15/2017
Prof. Tyler McCormick (Statistics, Sociology, CSSS core faculty) has been awarded a five-year subcontract on a NIH grant titled Verbal Autopsy: Reimagining Data & Automated Cause Assignment (…
08/15/2017
Adrian Raftery, professor of statistics and sociology at the University of Washington, received Ireland’s St. Patrick’s Day Medal for his diverse contributions to the field of statistics. The honor…
03/15/2017
Prof. Erosheva (Statistics and Social Work) and Prof. Lee (Philosophy) have been awarded a contract from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore possible racial disparities in the NIH…
10/19/2016
Adrian Raftery and his colleagues have published a new paper in PNAS that introduces a latent space model for bipartite networks and uses this model to analyze the temporal evolution of the network…
06/07/2016
Three CSSS affiliated researchers, Jon Azose, Hana Ševčíková, and Adrian Raftery have published new research in the Proceedings of the American Academy of Sciences that for the first time…
05/24/2016
CSSS Affiliate Ross Matsueda has been named the 2016 winner of the American Society of Criminology's most prestigious award, the Sutherland Award. This award "recognizes outstanding contributions to…
05/09/2016
Jon Azose won a Poster Award for his poster on Including Migration Uncertainty in Probabilistic Population Projections at the Population Association of America's 2016 Annual Meeting. This poster was…
04/11/2016
Eight faculty joined CSSS as affiliates this fall: Callie Burt, Sociology Yejin Choi, Computer Science and Engineering Joseph Dieleman, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation Carole Lee,…
12/16/2015
Adrian Raftery's research on population projections is featured in a recent documentary about demography, shown on German national TV (ZDF/3sat). The documentary can be seen at: Umstrittene Prognosen…
12/04/2015
Peter Hoff has been awarded an NSF-DMS grant for his project "Theory and Methods for Dependent Tensor Data".
09/24/2015
Elena Erosheva’s paper, "Social Networks of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older Adults," will appear in the journal, Research on Aging.
09/23/2015
CSSS affiliates Hana Sevcikova and Daniela Witten have been identified as among the top five female R package authors and maintainers in the world. http://sctyner.github.io/503HW1.html
09/22/2015
Peter Hoff’s paper, "Multilinear tensor regression for longitudinal relational data" will appear in the (upcoming) September issue of Annals of Applied Statistics. This article presents a method of…
09/21/2015
Ting Wang, CSSS graduate student from the School of Education, has been awarded a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Award for her research on the impact of item sequencing in science tests.
07/24/2015
Peter Hoff's tutorial for the 'amen' package, which combines social relations covariance model with low-rank latent factor models, is now available http://arxiv.org/abs/1506.08237
07/24/2015
CSSS Affiliate Ross Matsueda (Sociology) has been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences. This is the highest academic honor awarded in our state. Congratulations, Ross!
07/16/2015
Math camp is designed for social science graduate students interested in pursuing a quantitatively oriented-research career. The event will take place September 14-18, 2015 from 9:00am - 4:00pm.
07/15/2015
CSSS Core Faculty member Tyler McCormick received a K01 NIH Career Development Award
05/22/2015
Graduate Student Travel Grants, Deadline: April 17, 2015 For more information go to http://www.csss.washington.edu/ResearchPresentationGrants/
03/30/2015
Call for Applications. Deadline: November 10, 2014
03/30/2015
Congratulations to Maryclare Griffin whose paper, "Assessing Feasibility of Respondent Driven Sampling Using Pilot Data with an Application to Older Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults" has been…
03/09/2015
Aaron Erlich and Dan Berliner's paper, Competing for Transparency: Political Competition and Institutional Reform in Mexican States began as a final project in their CSSS Event History Class. It has…
02/26/2015
2013 Mitchell Prize from the ISBA for Modeling Criminal Careers as Departures from a Unimodal Population Age-crime Curve: The Case of Marijuana Use (with others). This prize is awarded to an…
10/02/2014
Erosheva's award winning collaboration highlighted in A&S Perspectives
10/02/2014
First Prize winner in the category of Most Creative Idea for Detection of Bias in Peer Review, 2014 America Competes Act Challenge
10/02/2014
First Prize winner in the category of Most Creative Idea for Detection of Bias in Peer Review, 2014 America Competes Act Challenge
10/02/2014
World population stabilization unlikely this century paper coauthored by CSSS Founding Director Adrian Raftery and Hana Sevcikova
09/24/2014

CSSS Associate Director Elena Erosheva and her collaborator Carole Lee, Department of Philosophy. Photo Credit: Isaiah Brookshire