Not to take anything away from David Lazer's presentation today at the Applied Stats workshop, but the star of his talk was the data. The crowd favorite appeared to be a dataset of all cell phone transactions over a several-week period for 7,000,000 subscribers somewhere in Europe (wouldn't say where). Read more about How do you get 7,000,000 cell phone records?
Please join us this Wednesday (9/26) when David Lazer, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Program on Networked Governance at the Kennedy School of Government, will present "Life in the Network: The Coming Era of Computational Social Science". Professor Lazer provided the following summary of his talk: Read more about David Lazer on 'Life in the Network'
The applied statistics workshop begins this Wednesday (9/19) at 1200pm in N-354. The applied stats workshop is billed as a tour of the applied statistics community at Harvard University, with scholars from Economics, Political Science, Public Health, Sociology, Statistics, and other fields coming together to present cutting edge research. We are happy to have Ben Goodrich (Government G-5) presenting his work on Semi-Exploratory Factor Analysis. Below is a summary of his talk: Read more about Applied Statistics - Ben Goodrich