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Social Science Matrix is honored to welcome Craig Calhoun, President of the Berggruen Institute, for the Matrix Distinguished Lecture, "Cosmopolitanism and Belonging," to be delivered on January 31, 2018 from 4-6pm. A reception will follow the lecture.
The Peder Sather Symposium fosters interdisciplinary discussion among scholars and policy makers on global and national issues of mutual concern and promotes the understanding of political, economic and cultural issues. Featured speakers include Dr. Knut Olav Åmås, Executive Director, Fritt Ord Foundation; and Azita Raji, Former US Ambassador to Sweden. The symposium is co-sponsored by the College of Letters & Science, the Royal Norwegian Consulate General, and the Honorary Consulate General of Sweden.
Dr. Michal Kosinski is a psychologist and data scientist. His research focuses on studying humans through the lenses of digital footprints left behind while using digital platforms and devices. In his talk, he will discuss his research showing that digital records of behavior, such as samples of text, Tweets, Facebook Likes, or web-browsing logs, can be used to accurately measure a wide range of traits, including personality, intelligence, and political views.
September 6, 2017 to September 7, 20179:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
The Geospatial Analytics for International Development Symposium and Workshop (Geo4Dev) is a two-day symposium and workshop focused on the application of remote sensing and geospatial analysis to address issues of poverty, sustainable development, urbanization, climate change and economic growth in developing countries. The event aims to expand the reach of remote sensing to faculty, graduate students, implementers, donors, and tech companies involved in research on international development.
July 31, 2017 to August 4, 20179:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
This workshop introduces the Bayesian multilevel model framework. Bayesian methods allow for an extremely flexible approach for estimating hierarchical models with a variety different types of dependent variables. Topics covered will be the hierarchical linear model, as well as a models with limited dependent variables, summarizing results, in and out of sample predictions, and measures of model fit. No prior knowledge of Bayesian modeling is required, but will be beneficial.
June 19, 2017 to June 21, 20179:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
This course is concerned with the increasingly popular methodology of survival analysis, event history modeling, or duration analysis in the social, behavioral, medical, and life sciences as well as the educational, economics, business, and marketing disciplines. The fundamental concepts of censoring, survival function, and hazard function are initially discussed. The interrelationship between the survival and hazard functions as well as their relations to the distribution of the underlying time to event are then examined. To register and obtain further information, go to: https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/sumprog/registration.html
This symposium brings together leading thinkers in the history of mathematics to reflect on the longue durée presence and influence of "algorithmic thinking." We emphasize continuities over ruptures and expose recurrent themes, such as the mechanization of logical and mathematical procedures, which predate the dawn of electronic computing but are often presented today as if they were radically new. This event serves as an opportunity to bridge the clear gap between the sophisticated historiography of mathematics and the current debate on digital algorithms. We intend to produce an edited volume based on the papers presented at this event.