2017-2018 Events

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Conferences & Symposia

2018 Meeting of the International Society for Justice Research: Interrogating Injustice
July 25-28, 2018 || Emory University

The hosts (Emory University, in conjunction with Georgia State University and University of Georgia) invite paper and poster submissions for the 2018 biennial conference of the International Society for Justice Research. The theme,Interrogating Injustice, will highlight issues related to race and to the distribution of health care resources. Scholars from an array of disciplines whose work touches upon social justice concerns from both basic and applied perspectives are encouraged to submit their research for presentation. QTM is a co-sponsor of this event. The submission portal opens November 15, 2017. Scholars may submit individual papers, paper symposia including 3-5 papers from individual scholars, or posters. For submission and conference details, see:http://sociology.emory.edu/isjr2018 or a link at https://www.isjr.org/. Submit your paper, symposia, or poster here.

In addition to program sessions, a training workshop for graduate students will be held on July 25. Conference attendees may opt to attend: the gala dinner at the Carter Presidential Center and Library; a tour of the Martin Luther King Center and the Center for Civil and Human Rights; and an evening excusion to Ponce City Market. Accommodations are available at the Emory Conference Center and in univeristy residence halls.

Registration opens February 1, 2018. For further inquiries, please email isjr2018@emory.edu.

Digital Scholarship in South Asian Studies (DHSA) conference
Date, Time, and Location Forthcoming
Details TBA!
Role of Theory in Causal Identification
Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 || Time and Location Forthcoming
This conference is held in conjunction with our annual theme series - Research Design is Not Enough. We will invite speakers from Emory and beyond to discuss recent statistical research on the problem of causal inference, which has provided a powerful foundation for both experimental research as well as strong observational designs meant to uncover causation.
Georgia Health Economics Research Day 2017
Friday Oct 20, 2017
The purpose of the conference is to promote active discussion and exchange of current research in health economics and health policy, with a focus on researchers in the Atlanta area and surrounding academic communities. We are especialy honored this year to welcome David Grabowski from the department of Healthcare Policy, Harvard Medical School as our keynote speaker. Please RSVP to rtchernis@gsu.edu to attend.  Click HERE for additional information.

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DataFest┬┐

Please visit our Datathons webpage to find out more about DataFest 2018.

Graduate Student Meet & Greets

Purpose

Since 2013, we have hosted Meet & Greets for graduate students. The purpose of these events is to facilitate networking between students from different academic backgrounds who work with similar quantitative research methods. Each Meet N' Greet will be organized around an identified theme.


RSVP for a Meet N' Greet

To register for a current Meet & Greet event, click here.

Themes

TBA

To suggest a theme, contact IQTM@emory.edu.

Speaker Series



Research Design is Not Enough

Anthony Fowler, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Partisan Tribalism or Policy Voting?
Monday Dec 11, 2017 3:00pm-4:00pm || White Hall 102
Talk Abstract. TBA.

John Huber, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

Title TBA
Wednesday Jan 31, 2018, time & location TBD
Talk Abstract. TBA.

Karim Chalak, Department of Economics, University of Virginia

Title TBA
Wednesday Feb 21, 2018 12:00pm-1:30pm || location TBD
Talk Abstract. TBA.

QSS Major Events



It's All About Making Connections

Everything runs on data, and connecting the dots is the essential skill for the 21st century. We offer a variety of venues for students to meet and mingle not only with fellow students, but also with industry experts who work in quantitative fields, and faculty from around campus.

Revenue Management at American Airlines: A Special Lecture for QSS Students
Thursday Oct 19, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm || White Hall 101
Do you love to travel? Do yu thrive in a fast-paced and rewarding environment? Are you looking for a challenging position in one of the world's most exciting industries? Join AA for a special lecture! Learn about demand forecasting, revenue management, and how they're used at AA.
Pathways at the Intersection of Data Science & Liberal Arts
Thursday Oct 19, 2017
Network with individuals across various fields to find out how you can apply your quantitative sciences background! Students: follow this link to RSVP. Employers/Guests: Followthis link to RSVP. RSVP is required to attend.
Data Science Club Kick-Off meeting
Tuesday Aug 29, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm || PAIS250
Interested in data? Join the club - literally. Come by and see what we're about.

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Workshops

Assessing False Positives without Replication
Monday, Dec 11, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm || PAIS 225
This workshop for graduate students and interested faculty will give participants the opportunity to learn from Anthony Fowler, Associate Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Lunch will be served at noon. RSVP by December 6th to attend!

Text Mining
Wednesday Jan 31, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Like our Fall workshop, the Text Mining workshop provides an introduction to the natural language processing (NLP) methods used to analyze textual data. No prior experience working with text data is needed to attend. This workshop is co-sponsored by QTM and ECDS. Led by Sara Palmer, Electronic Full Text Specialist at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. RSVP will be required to attend.
Data Visualization with Tableau
Thursday Feb 8, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm
During this workshop, participants will actively learn the functionality of Tableau. Visualizations made in past workshops have been tremendously successful, attracting attention from Tableau Labs and Delta. Led by Paul Lisborg, Manager of Business Intelligence & Analytics at Oldcastle Architectural. RSVP will be required to attend.
Data Cleaning Workshop
Wednesday Feb 14, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Love your data! This workshop, co-sponsored by QTM and ECDS, will engage participants in ethical, practical methods for preparing data for analysis. RSVP will be required to attend.
Publishing with GitHub
Wednesday Feb 21, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Co-sponsored by QTM and ECDS, this workshop will show participants how to use GitHub as a repository for publishing. RSVP will be required to attend.
Data Visualization & R
Wednesday Mar 7, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Like our Fall workshop, this event with teach participants how to create publication-ready graphics using R’s popular graphing packages,ggplot2andplotly. No prior experience with R or RStudio is necessary to attend. This workshop is co-sponsored by QTM and ECDS. Led by: John Bernau, Digital Scholarship Specialist at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. RSVP will be required to attend.

Teaching with Voyant
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
This workshop provides an introduction to Voyant, a text multi-functional text analysis tool, with a focus on teaching applications. No prior experience work is needed to attend. Attendees may use their laptops or classroom computers. This workshop is co-sponsored by QTM and ECDS. Led by Sara Palmer, Electronic Full Text Specialist at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. Please RSVP to attend.
Text Mining in R
Wednesday Nov 1, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
This workshop provides an introduction to the natural language processing (NLP) methods used to analyze textual data. No prior experience working with text data is needed to attend. Attendees are asked to bring their laptops. This workshop is co-sponsored by QTM and ECDS. Led by Sara Palmer, Electronic Full Text Specialist at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. Please RSVP to attend.
Python for Data Science
Thursday Oct 26, 2017 4:00pm - 6:30pm || CHEM (Atwood) 260
This workshop is for Python and programming beginners. By the end, you will be ready to start using the programming language Python and its powerful applications to data science in your own work. Led by Jeremy Jacobson, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Institute for Quantitative Theory & Methods. Please RSVP to attend.
Data Visualization with Carto & Tableau
Wednesday Oct 4, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Learn how to summarize and connect to data using Carto and Tableau to create maps and data visualizations. No prior experience with Carto or Tableau is required to attend. Attendees do not need to bring their own laptops. This workshop is co-sponsored by QTM and ECDS. Led by Megan Slemmons, GIS Librarian at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. Please RSVP to attend.
Data Visualization & R
Thursday Sept 14, 2017 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Learn how to create publication-ready graphics using R’s popular graphing packages,ggplot2andplotly. No prior experience with R or RStudio is necessary to attend. Attendees may bring laptops with R & RStudio installed, or use classroom computers. This workshop is co-sponsored by QTM and ECDS. Led by: John Bernau, Digital Scholarship Specialist at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. Please RSVP to attend.

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