Data Science in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Virtual Opening Workshop

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York)
Dates:  January 5/11/12, 2021

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Advances in theory, analysis, and new forms of data provide numerous opportunities that will be explored in the semester program on Data Science in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, starting with this virtual opening workshop, conducted virtually via Zoom.  In preparation for this workshop, topic experts have prepared a set of pre-recorded didactic tutorial videos that provide background relevant to the semester program.  The January workshop (January 5, 11 and 12) is organized around the following themes: (1) new forms and challenges in digital data; (2) SEMs, DAGs, and Causal Inference; and (3) networks in neuroscience, health, and information spread.  The talks will be aimed at a broader audience and will discuss research opportunities and challenges.  At the end of each day, there is time budgeted for participants to participate in preliminary discussion, formation and consolidation of possible working groups that will meet regularly during the semester program.  The SAMSI program is open to all interested researchers, faculty, and students.

Featured Speakers:

Chris Bail (Duke University)
Jessica Cohen (University of North Carolina)
David Dunson (Duke University)
Emily Falk (University of Pennsylvania)
Charles Franklin (Marquette University)
Diego Fregolente (SAMSI)
Laura Germine (Harvard University)
Krista Gile (University of Massachusetts – Amherst)
Oscar Gonzalez (University of North Carolina)
Robert Groves (Georgetown University)
James Heckman (University of Chicago)
Sunshine Hillygus (Duke University)
Michael Hudgens (University of North Carolina)
Sam Jenness (Emory)
Eric Kolaczyk (Boston University)
Jon Krosnick (Stanford University)
David Lazer (Northeastern University)
Fan Li (Duke University)
Yu-Ru Lin (University of Pittsburgh)
Cam McIntosh (Government of Canada)
Sarah Muldoon (University at Buffalo)
Bengt Muthén (Mplus Software)
Jukka-Pekka Onnela (Harvard University)
Judea Pearl (University of California, Los Angeles)
Brea Perry (University of Indiana)
Sophia Rabe-Hesketh (University of California, Berkeley)
Paul Resnick (University of Michigan)
Ilya Shpitser (Johns Hopkins University)
Richard Troiano (U.S. Public Health Service)
Ashton Verdery (Pennsylvania State University)
Nina Yamanis (American University)