Berkeley and Stanford are proud to announce a new, joint speaker series:

Data, Society, and Inference Seminar

Time: Mondays, 1:00pm 2:30pm

Organizers: Lee Fleming (IEOR & Haas), Jas Sekhon (Political Science & Statistics), Guido Imbens (Stanford GSB), Brian Reschke (Haas), Chris Thomsen (Stanford IRiSS)

 

This cross-disciplinary seminar series will feature speakers tackling social science questions with big data and cutting-edge computation, data analysis, and inference techniques. Talks will alternate between Berkeley and Stanford, and logistics will be arranged for people from both institutions to see every talk. A light lunch will be provided.

 

Click here to view videos and slides from talks presented in Fall 2012.

 

If you would like to be added to the distribution list, email: brian_reschke@haas.berkeley.edu.

 

Berkeley talks are funded by the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, the Gareatis Foundation, and the Institute for Government Studies. The Stanford website for the seminar is here.

 

Spring 2013 Schedule

(to download, see below)

 

Steven Tadelis (Feb 11th, 1pm 2:30pm) live-streamed from Stanford to Blum Hall 330 (map)

Haas School of Business & eBay

Consumer Heterogeneity and Paid Search Effectiveness: A Large Scale Field Experiment

Paper

 

 

 

Hal R. Varian (Feb 25th, 1pm 2:30pm) live-streamed from Stanford to Blum Hall 330 (map)

Google

Bayesian Variable Selection for Nowcasting Economic Time Series

with Steve Scott

Video

 

 

 

 

James M. Robins (Mar 4th, 1pm 2:30pm) in Berkeley, Blum Hall 330 (map)

Harvard School of Public Health

Single World Intervention Graphs (SWIGs):

A Simple Unification of the Counterfactual and Graphical Approaches to Causation

with Thomas Richardson

 

 

 

Edoardo Airoldi (Mar 18th, 1pm 2:30pm) in Berkeley, Blum Hall 330 (map)

Harvard Statistics

Statistical Methods for Experimentation and Advertising on Social Media Platforms

Abstract

 

 

Judea Pearl (April 1st, 1pm 2:30pm) live-streamed from Stanford to Blum Hall 330 (map)

UCLA Cognitive Systems Laboratory

The Mathematics of Causal Inference: From Alchemy to Science

Video

 

 

Jon Kleinberg (April 8th, 1pm 2:30pm) live-streamed from Stanford to Blum Hall 330 (map)

Cornell Computer Science

The Interplay of Structure and Content in On-Line Social Interaction

Abstract



Randall Lewis (April 15th, 1pm 2:30pm) in Berkeley, Blum Hall 330 (map)

Google

On the Near-Impossibility of Measuring the Returns to Advertising

Abstract

 

 

Justin Grimmer (April 22nd, 1pm 2:30pm) in Berkeley, Blum Hall 330 (map)

Stanford Political Science

 

 

 


Download our Schedule of Events

You can download our event schedule in iCAL format or use the following link: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=n94q4hm57q99ajaijbm3r7jgks%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles. See the following help page for how to add this to your Google calendar.

 

Map to Blum Hall

(Click on map for the Google Map version)

 

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Fall 2012

 

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Stanford Graduate School of Business

A Structural Model of Sponsored Search Advertising Auctions

Slides Video

 

 

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Berkeley Statistics

Evidence based elections

Slides Video

 

 

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Stanford Computer Science

Computational Perspectives on Social Phenomena: How status and reputation shape human evaluations

Slides Video

 

 

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Harvard Statistics

Evaluating the Effect of Training on Wages in the Presence of Noncompliance, Nonemployment, and Missing Outcome Data

Video

 

 

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Harvard, Institute for Quantitative Social Science

How Censorship in China Allows Government Criticism but Silences Collective Expression

Slides Video