October 15, 2019

CSDE Seminar Series

Disaster Maps and a Survey Comparison of Displaced Populations in the Cyclone Fani Region 6 Months after Landfall

     When:  Friday, Oct 18, 2019 (12:30-1:30 PM)
     Where:  121 Raitt Hall

Zack Almquist, Research Scientist, Demography and Survey Sciences Group, Facebook

In the wake of a disaster, Facebook Disaster Maps share real-time information with response teams, helping them determine things like whether communities have access to power and cellular networks, if they have evacuated, and what services and supplies they need most. Disaster Maps use statistical techniques to maintain individuals’ privacy. For example, we only share de-identified information and also add up data points in a given area (called a map ‘cell’

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Zack A, Seminar Series

CSDE Research & Highlights

Lee Fiorio and Yuan Hsiao Awarded Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowships

CSDE Fellow Lee Fiorio and CSDE Trainee Yuan Hsiao were both awarded 2019-20 Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship awards. These prestigious fellowship awards support outstanding students pursuing PhD degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences and social professions by providing them with a quarter of fellowship support.

Fiorio’s research examines geographic and temporal flows of people, inequality between groups of people, and the study of relationality. Fiorio’s most recent publication explores societal questions using digital data from social media posts and cellphone records.

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CSDE Trainee Accepted at International Max Planck Research School for Population, Health and Data Science

CSDE trainee Neal Marquez just received a fellowship from the International Max Planck Research School for Population, Health and Data Science (IMPRS-PHDS). Congratulations, Neal!

The IMPRS-PHDS is a prestigious three-year program for doctoral students at collaborating institutions in the U.S. and Europe.  The program provides supplemental training for students seeking to integrate skills and knowledge at the intersection of demography, epidemiology and data science. The PHDS school equips students not only with advanced knowledge of the theory and methods of demography and epidemiology,

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Neal Marquez Story

CSDE Affiliates Evaluate How Employment Quality Determines Health Outcomes

Employment and its implications on public health have not been adequately explored by academics and scientists—this is why CSDE affiliates Brian P. Flahtery, Anjum Hajat, and Noah Seixas evaluate how employment quality (EQ) can affect an individual’s health in their newly co-authored published paper.

In the paper, published in The Russel Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences (RSF) Issue 4, the authors examine employment quality within different forms of employment against three different health outcomes: self-rated health,

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CSDE Is Here to Help For Your RSF Pipeline Grants Competition Proposals

RSF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are soliciting applications for innovative research on economic mobility and access to opportunity in the United States, with particular focus on projects that diagnose and address structural barriers to economic mobility.

This call aligns well with CSDE affiliates’ research interests.  Do you fit this call, or know someone who does? If so, CSDE senior mentors, research staff and grants administrators are happy to provide applicants with timely feedback and input on proposals. (read more)

Lightning Talks & Poster Session Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

CSDE Community: The deadline to submit your abstracts for the CSDE Lightning Talks & Poster Session has been extended to this Friday October 18 at 9:00AM! You only need to submit a brief abstract and information about yourself and your collaborators on the project. Submit your application HERE

This Lightning Talks and Poster session is a great opportunity to make new connections with faculty and students working in your area,

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