September 2011

Tweeting how you feel

Benedict Carey of the New York Times discusses a paper (gated) by Scott Golder and Michael Macy showing that people's moods -- as expressed within the character limit of twitter -- have remarkably predictable patterns. The authors' interpretation is that our moods are fundamentally linked to our circadian rhythms.

App Stats: Spirling on "Partisan Convergence in Executive-Legislative Interactions: Modeling Debates in the House of Commons, 1832-1915"

We hope you can join us this Wednesday, September 28, 2011 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Arthur Spirling, Assistant Professor at the Department of Government at Harvard University, will present a paper entitled "Partisan Convergence in Executive-Legislative Interactions: Modeling Debates in the House of Commons, 1832-1915". A light lunch will be served at 12 pm and the talk will begin at 12.15.

App Stats: Sen on "Natural Experiments, Judicial Quality, and Racial Bias in Federal Appellate Review"

We hope you can join us this Wednesday, September 21, 2011 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Maya Sen, a Ph.D. candidate from the Department of Government at Harvard University, will give a practice job talk entitled "Natural Experiments, Judicial Quality, and Racial Bias in Federal Appellate Review". A light lunch will be served at 12 pm and the talk will begin at 12.15.

App Stats: Blackwell on "A Dynamic Causal Inference Approach for Estimating the Effectiveness of Negative Campaigning"

We hope you can join us this Wednesday, September 14, 2011 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Matt Blackwell, a Ph.D. candidate from the Department of Government at Harvard University, will give a practice job talk entitled "A Dynamic Causal Inference Approach for Estimating the Effectiveness of Negative Campaigning". A light lunch will be served at 12 pm and the talk will begin at 12.15.

App Stats: Robins on "Parametrizations, Likelihoods, Semiparametrics, Causal Graphs, Model Selection and Discovery for Complex Causal Models"

We hope you can join us this Wednesday, September 7, 2011 for the first Applied Statistics Workshop this semester. Jamie Robins, the Mitchell L. and Robin LaFoley Dong Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, will present his paper entitled "Parametrizations, Likelihoods, Semiparametrics, Causal Graphs, Model Selection and Discovery for Complex Causal Models".