March 11, 2020

CSDE Seminar Series

JOIN US VIRTUALLY for CSDE Winter 2020 Trainees’ Lightning Talks and Poster Session

     When:  Friday, Mar 13, 2020 (12:30 - 1:30PM)
     Where:  Virtual via Zoom (Register with this link)

Come (virtually) meet CSDE’s trainees when they present their Lightning Talks and Posters. These trainees are eager to share their cutting-edge research and latest demographic insights with you. Given safety measures regarding COVID-19, trainees will share their research and posters virtually via Zoom technology. Register for the Zoom session now with this link! Once you register, you will receive a link to enter the session. 

William Atienza, Sociology
Undocumented Migration and Residential Segregation of Undocumented Mexicans in Sanctuary Cities

Jessica GodwinStatistics
Subnational Estimation of Child Mortality at Older Ages in a Low and Middle Income Countries Context

Beatrix Haddox, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Applied Math
Differential Privacy in the 2020 Census: Considering Acceptable and Unacceptable Biases

Ian Kennedy, Sociology
Metro Area and Tract-Level Influences on Online Rental Listings from Two Platforms

Neal Marquez, Sociology
Harmonizing Disparate Spatial Resolution Surveys for Estimating U5M in VR Strained Countries

Yohan Min, College of Built Environments
Social Equity of Clean Energy Policies and Technologies in Residential Electric-Vehicle Charging

Nathan Welch, Statistics
Probabilistic Migration Flow Forecasts for All Pairs of Countries

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Bo Zhao’s Dynamic Mapping Visualization of Coronavirus Providing Up-to-date Insights

CSDE Affiliate Bo Zhao produced a dynamic visualization of the spread of the Coronavirus. The online interactive map enables users to track both the global and local trends of the Novel Coronavirus infection since Jan 21st, 2020. The country-level data is collected from the WHO, while the data for each province in China is collected from multiple sources such as China’s NHC and Baidu. Notably, Zhao and his team also reference CDC to verify the virus status in the U.S. To provide timely map updates, they collect data every 4 hours and verify the data quality daily.

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Clair Yang Featured in Article on the ‘Harbinger Effect’ for The New York Times

“Harbingers of failure” consist of a quirky group of consumers who are drawn to flops in retail and more—their habits can predict such failures, a phenomenon known as the “harbinger effect.” A recent New York Times opinion featured this group of consumers and CSDE Affiliate Clair Yang’s research on connections between the harbinger effect and politics. In her research, Yang demonstrates that the harbinger effect applies to ZIP codes in addition to individuals. After linking contributions to congressional campaigns to harbinger’s ZIP codes, Yang finds "that harbinger’s ZIP codes prefer to donate, in both absolute dollars and total number of donations, to candidates who end up losing their races."

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The Population Health Initiative and CSDE are Partnering on Second Applied Research Fellowship

The Population Health Initiative, in partnership with the University of Washington’s Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology, is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduates for the summer 2020 Population Health Applied Research Fellowship Program. This paid fellowship program will offer a multidisciplinary team of undergraduate and graduate students training in data analysis techniques as well as in research and presentation skills while they develop a work product for an external partner. The application deadline is April 3, 2020.

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Mitigating Impacts to Research Activities Due to COVID-19 and NSF Advice

As noted in President Cauce’s recent communication to the University, the University is closely monitoring the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and associated COVID-19 disease, and extensive emergency procedures are in place. Be sure to read the UW’s coronavirus FAQ page, as it contains important information for everyone in the UW community. Researchers should be prepared, too. The UW’s Office of Research has provided additional guidance for researchers. For convenience, there is a checklist included at the bottom of this message. In addition, the NSF has issued an advisory FAQ about their grants and grant policies. For information about both please click the link below.

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NSF Issues Dear Colleagues Letter With Call for COVID-19 Non-medical Research

NSF is accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical care research that can be used immediately to explore how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19. The call for proposals (NSF 20-052) is fairly broad. The call asks for proposals for understanding how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19, to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge. We have many CSDE affiliates that might have a lot to offer and propose from models that address social network modeling to communication and disinformation, health disparities, public health administration, or emergency preparedness. If CSDE can be helpful, we are happy to do so.

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US Census Bureau Is Recruiting at the 2020 PAA Annual Meeting

Calling all PAA attendees! Representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau will meet with candidates who are interested in careers at the U.S. Census Bureau during the PAA Annual Meeting in Washington DC. The representatives will be available for informal discussions about Census careers on Thursday, April 23 from 9:00am-5:00pm and Friday, April 24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the publicly accessible, Career Corner, Room 8226. The U.S. Census Bureau is interested in meeting with qualified candidates with education and expertise in demography, sociology, economics, geography, and related social sciences. For more information, email David Zaslow (David.C.Zaslow@census.gov) or visit the Census Bureau's exhibition booth during the conference for more information.

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