Hudson Golino

Hudson Golino: Investigating the structure of multivariate data using Exploratory Graph Analysis: applications in broad areas, from Psychology to Text Mining

January 30 12:00-1:00pm Wilson 142 Hudson Golino Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods Department of Psychology University of Virginia Abstract Exploratory graph analysis (EGA) is a highly accurate technique that was recently proposed within the framework of network psychometrics to estimate the number of factors underlying multivariate data. Unlike other methods, EGA produces a visual guide…

Fiona Greenland

Fiona Greenland—Investigating the relationship between monument destruction and civilian victimization: The evidence from Syria and Iraq

Recorded November 29, 2018 12:30-2pm Monroe 120 Fiona Greenland, UVA Sociology Fiona Greenland is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on nationalism, violence, and state formation, with specialist interest in the role of cultural goods in macro-political projects in Italy and, in her new work, in Middle East conflict zones.…

Adrian E. Raftery

Adrian Raftery—Bayesian Population Projections with Migration Uncertainty

Join us October 12, 2018 2-4pm Gibson 296 Please join us for Adrian Raftery Boeing International Professor of Statistics and Sociology University of Washington, Seattle, WA This lecture is jointly sponsored with the UVA Department of Statistics. Abstract The United Nations recently issued official probabilistic population projections for all countries for the first time, using…

Guy Grossman

Guy Grossman—Peer Effects and Externalities in Technology Adoption: Evidence from Community Reporting in Uganda

Join us September 27 1:00-2:30pm Monroe Hall 120 Join us for  Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania Abstract Do social networks matter for the adoption of new political communication technologies? We collect complete social network data for sixteen Ugandan villages where an innovative reporting mobile platform was recently introduced, and show robust evidence of peer effects…

Mila Versteeg

Mila Versteeg—Do Constitutional Rights Make A Difference?

Access to the video of this program is by request only. Please contact: Mark Edwards or Dan Gingerich September 18, 2018 12-1:30pm Gibson 296 Mila Versteeg, from the University of Virginia School of Law Adam Chilton & Mila Versteeg Among the biggest decisions that constitution-drafters throughout history have faced is what rights to recognize. Should the…

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,…