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CSDE Computational Demography Working Group: Spring Quarter Meetings

Posted: 3/27/2018 ()

Join CSDE’s Computational Demography Working Group this Spring for another set of stimulating meetings to foster interaction and exchange between students and researchers who share an interest in computational demography and beyond.

  • Tuesday, April 3rd (Savery Hall 245) Ott Toomet (UW School of Information): “Modeling business response to violence using Afghanistan cellphone data
  • Thursday, April 19th (Savery Hall 409) Charles Lanfear (UW Sociology): “Focus on reproducibility: Creating R packages for population research
  • Tuesday, May 1st (Savery Hall 245) Guy Abel (Asian Demographic Research Institute and IIASA) “Visualizing migration flows. How to design and produce animated directional chord diagrams in R“.

All meetings will be from 12:00-1:20 PM. Please note the change in room for the meetings.

As a reminder, these are informal meetings (i) to discuss topics related to demographic data, computational methods and statistical approaches; (ii) to workshop research in progress; and (iii) to share tools via demos or tutorials.

Everyone is welcome. Those who would like to receive regular announcements with more details about these meetings should sign up for the following mailing list:

In addition to these meetings held at UW, if you are going to the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, you may be interested in this PAA workshop on “Demographic Research in the Digital Age:
Among others, the projects of CSDE Fellows Connor Gilroy and Lee Fiorio will be presented there.  There is no fee to attend the workshop, but participants should register via IUSSP.

Finally, Lee Fiorio is taking the lead in organizing an ICWSM workshop on “Making Sense of Online Data for Population Research  at the next meeting of the International Conference on Web and Social Media, to be held at Stanford on June 25th. Please consider submitting an abstract (the deadline for submissions is April 25).

Time: 12:00-1:20pm

Location: Savary Hall (room varies, see details)