2018 QC Fellows Poster Session

As you may be aware, every year in the Spring semester our QC graduate student fellows participate in a poster fair where they present their research to the larger QC community. Of the many events that we host as an organization, this is undoubtedly one of my favorites. Time and time again, I am deeply…

Moon Duchin

Moon Duchin—Data-Driven Approaches to Identifying a Gerrymander

12-1:30 pm Friday, March 23 Gibson 296 Co-hosted with Mathematics & Politics Departments Moon Duchin is an associate professor of Mathematics, a senior fellow in the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, and the director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Tufts University. Her pure math work is in geometry, topology,…

Tingting Zhang

Tingting Zhang – A Low-Rank Multivariate General Linear Model for Multi-Subject fMRI Data

Wednesday, February 21 12:00-1:00pm Bryan Hall 219 Tingting Zhang Department of Statistics University of Virginia A Low-Rank Multivariate General Linear Model for Multi-Subject fMRI Data The focus of this talk is on evaluating brain responses to different stimuli and identifying brain regions with different responses using multi-subject, stimulus-evoked functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data. To…

Pablo Querubin

Pablo Querubin, Village Social Network Structures and Electoral Competition

Pablo Querubin of New York University’s Department of Politics Assistant Professor, NYU Department of Politics Tuesday, February 27th 12:00 – 1:30 Gibson S296 Co-sponsored with the Global Development Seminar Abstract A broad literature in political science and economic studies how social structure shapes political competition and the incentives of politicians to provide public goods. Examples…

Guido Imbens

Guido Imbens, Matrix Completion and Causal Panel Models

Guido Imbens The Applied Econometrics Professor, and Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University Thursday, Feb. 8 12:30-2pm Monroe 120 Co-hosted with the Department of Economics Research Statement Guido Imbens does research in econometrics and statistics. His research has focused on developing methods for drawing causal inferences in observational studies, using matching, instrumental…

Guido Imbens

Guido Imbens, Causality & Econometrics

Guido Imbens The Applied Econometrics Professor, and Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University Causality & Econometrics Friday, February 9 10-11:30am Robertson Hall 120 Co-hosted with the Department of Economics Click here to download slides Research Statement Guido Imbens does research in econometrics and statistics. His research has focused on developing methods for…

Karim Chalak

Karim Chalak, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics (UVa)

Measurement Error without Exclusion: The Returns to College Selectivity and Characteristics (coauthored with Daniel Kim at the University of Pennsylvania) November 29 Gibson 296 12:00-1:00 pm Abstract This paper studies the identification of the coefficients in a linear equation when data on the outcome, covariates, and an error-laden proxy for a latent variable are available.…