2013-14: CMSS: Transition Workshop: May 5-7, 2014


The workshop was held at SAMSI.


The goals of the workshop were:

  • To reunite the participants from all active working groups in the SAMSI CMSS Program.
  • To report and to review the progress of the working groups.
  • To foster continuation of the research of the working groups beyond the SAMSI CMSS Program.

There were five sessions, covering the five active working groups:

  • Social Networks (session organizers: Peter Mucha and Tom Carsey)
  • Causal Inference (Fan Li)
  • Censuses and Surveys (Jerry Reiter)
  • Weighting in Surveys (Joe Sedransk and Malay Ghosh)
  • Agent-Based Models (David Banks)

Questions: email cmss@samsi.info

Schedule and Supporting Media

Participant List
Speakers Abstracts Titles
Poster Titles

Monday, May 5, 2014
at SAMSI, Room 150

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
8:30-8:45 a.m. Registration
8:45-9:00 Introduction and Welcome
Session 1: Social Networks Peter Mucha and
Tom Carsey, University of North Carolina
9:00-9:45 Complex Contagion on Noisy Geometric Networks Dane Taylor, SAMSI pdf
9:45-10:30 Networks for Data Science Justin Zhan, N.C. A&T University
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Experiments on Networks Jake Bowers, University of Illinois
Bruce Desmarais, University of Massachusetts
12:00-12:30 General Discussion
12:30-1:30 Lunch at SAMSI
Session 2: Causal Inference Fan Li, Duke University
1:30-2:15 Causal Inference in the Presence of Interference Michael Hudgens, University of North Carolina pdf
2:15-3:00 Bayesian Inference for Randomized Experiments with Noncompliance and Nonignorable Missing Data Andrea Mercatanti, Bank of Italy pdf
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:15 Vaccines, Contagion, and Social Networks Elizabeth Ogburn, Johns Hopkins University pdf
4:15-4:45 Weighting Beyond Horvitz-Thompson in Causal Inference Fan Li, Duke University pdf
4:45-5:00 General Discussion
5:00-6:30 Poster Session and Reception

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
at SAMSI, Room 150

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
8:45-9:00 a.m. Registration
Session 3: Censuses and Surveys Jerry Reiter, Duke University
9:00-9:45 Marginal Information for Contingency Tables Tracy Schifeling, Duke University pdf
9:45-10:30 Relaxing Conditional Independence Assumptions in Data Fusion Bailey Fosdick, SAMSI
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45 Detecting Killings Reported Multiple Times to the United Nations Truth Commission for El Salvador Mauricio Sadinle, Carnegie Mellon University pdf
11:45-12:15 Discussant: Jerry Reiter, Duke University
12:15-12:30 General Discussion
12:30-1:30 Lunch at SAMSI
Session 4: Weighting in Surveys Joe Sedransk, University of Maryland
Malay Ghosh, University of Florida)
1:30-2:15 Weight Trimming and Weight Smoothing Methods David Haziza, University of Montreal pdf
2:15-3:00 Modifying Weights to Improve Survey Estimates using Regression Models Qixuan Chen, Columbia University pdf
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:15 A Comparison of Weighted Estimators for the Population Mean Ye Yang, University of Michigan pdf
4:15-5:00 Modeling and Small Area/Domain Inference for BRFSS Data Neung Soo Ha, SAMSI
5:00-5:15 General Discussion

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
at SAMSI, Room 150

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
8:45-9:00 a.m. Registration
Session 5: Agent-Based Models David Banks, Duke University
9:00-9:45 Agent-Based Modeling and Associated Statistical Aspects – An Overview of ABM Applications Gelonia Dent, CUNY pdf
9:45-10:30 An Agent-Based Epidemiological Model of Incarceration Kristian Lum, Virginia Tech pdf
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45 Statistical Inference Using Agent-Based Models Daniel Heard, Duke University pdf
11:45-12:15 Discussant: David Banks, Duke University
12:15-12:30 General Discussion
12:30 Box Lunch and Adjourn