The McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University is pleased to present the Public Policy and Massive Data Faculty Seminar Series. The goal of the series is to establish a cross-disciplinary research institute to further the innovative uses of data for policy and social science.
The Future of High-Dimensional Data Research
September 26: What is Data Science? Why Should You Care? in Old North 205, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Data Essentials: Data Analysis in Python*
October 17: Data Manipulation 101 in Hariri, Room 240, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
October 24: Data Collection and Modeling in the Hariri (Business School), Room 240, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
*This series is co-sponsored by the OPIM
Large-scale Analysis of Climate and Landcover Data*
November 7: Accessing Climate and Landcover Data in Regents Suite 391, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
November 14: Manipulating and Analyzing Climate and Landcover Data in Regents Suite 391, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
*This series is co-sponsored by the Georgetown Environment Initiative (GEI)
Network Analysis in Python*
January 25: Building and Describing a Network in Old North 205, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
February 15: Network Inferences in Healy Hall Room 103, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
WORKSHOP SERIES - Using Python for Data Collection, Manipulation, and Analysis
Announcing a workshop series focused on using Python for collecting, manipulating and analyzing data. The workshop series assumes no prior knowledge of Python programming and is appropriate for beginners.
Thursday, February 1, 3.15 p.m.: Python and Data Manipulation 101
Thursday, February 15, 3.15 p.m.: Data Collection and Modeling in Python
Thursday, March 1, 3.15 p.m.: Network Analysis in Python
Monday, February 8, 3.45 p.m.: Sandy Calvert is the Director of the Children’s Media Center in Georgetown’s Psychology Department. Her talk is “21st Century Environments: The Promises and Perils of U.S. Children's Media.”
Monday, February 29, 3.30 p.m.: Edmund Malesky is a specialist in the political development in Vietnam and China and an associate professor at Duke university. Title/paper will be distributed soon.
Monday, March 14, 3.30 p.m.: Winter Mason is a computational social scientist at Facebook. His talk is “Understanding Politics and Political Issues with Social Media Data.”
Monday, April 11, 3.30 p.m.: Dayanand Manoli of the University of Texas, currently visiting at Treasury.
Monday, April 25, 3.30 p.m.: Andrew Crane-Droesch is McCourt’s MDI post-doc fellow.
Tuesday, Nov 18, 10:30am-11:45am: Charan Singh, Reserve Bank of India Chair Professor of Economics and Social Science, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Presentation Title: “Challenges Facing The Indian Economy." Old North Room 205.
Monday, Dec. 1, 12:30pm-1:45pm: Chloe Gibbs, Assistant Professor, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia. Old North Room 205.
Friday, February 20, 12:00pm-1:15pm: Noah Smith, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle. Old North Room 205.
Thursday, March 5, 3:00pm-4:20pm: Rachel Augustine Potter, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, University of Virginia. Old North Room 205.
Thursday, March 19, 3:00pm-4:15pm: Elizabeth Stuart, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Old North Room 205.
Tuesday, March 31, 3:00pm-4:30pm: Gaurav Sood, Postdoctoral Fellow, Massive Data Institute, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University. Old North Room 205.
Thursday, April 9th, 3:00pm-4:20pm: Phillip B. Levine, Katharine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Professor , Department of Economics, Wellesley College. Old North Room 205.
Friday, April 24, 12:00pm-1:20pm: Ioana Marinescu, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago. Old North Room 205.
Thursday, April 30, 2:00pm-3:30 pm: David Lazer, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University. Old North Room 205.
October 21, 2013, 3:30pm–5:00pm: Matthew Harding, Department of Economics, Stanford University. "Big Data, Food Purchases and the Impact of Product and Nutrient Taxes". Old North 205
November 13, 2013, 3:30pm–5:00pm: Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google."Google Tools for Data Analysis". Old North 205
January 27, 2014, 3:30pm–5:00pm: Matthew Taddy, Booth School, University of Chicago. Old North 205
February 7, 2014, 2:30pm-4:00pm: Gary King, Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University. Old North 205
March 17, 2014, 3:30pm–5:00pm: Justin Grimmer, Department of Political Science, Stanford University. Old North 205
May 5, 2014, 3:30pm–5:00pm: David Krakauer, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin. Old North 205