All Past Events by Event Category

On this page, you will find a list of QTM's past events organized by event category. Clicking on an informational link below will navigate you to an event description and to any available event recordings.

Conferences & Symposia

Political Economy Mini Conference

Friday May 12, 2017
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No Recording
Southeast Education Data Symposium 2016

June 27 - 28, 2016
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No Recording
Georgia Health Economics Research Day 2015

Friday Dec 4, 2015
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No Recording
Southeast Education Data Symposium 2015

Friday Feb 20, 2015
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No Recording
Learning About the Vocal World: Deciphering the Statistics of Communication

Wednesday May 20, 2015
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Recordings Available ▸
What Can We do with Words?

Friday Feb 22, 2013
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Recordings Available ▸
Elections and Political Order: Quantitative and Formal Approaches

Nov 9-10, 2012
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No Recording

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DataFest (TM)

DataFest™ 2017

Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2017
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DataFest™ 2015

Apr 10 - Apr 12, 2015
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DataFest™ 2014

Apr 4 - Apr 6, 2014
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Graduate Student Meet & Greets

Big and Small Data

Wednesday Mar 22, 2017
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Bayesian Statistical Methods

Wednesday Nov 15, 2016
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Multi-level Modeling

Monday Dec 1, 2014
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Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)

Monday Apr 28, 2014
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Heirarchical Linear Modeling (HLM)

Monday Feb 3, 2014
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Complex Networks

Monday Oct 28, 2013
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Speaker Series

Visiting Fellows Speaker Series (2012-present)

Weihua An

Visiting Faculty Fellow, Summer 2016

Network Dynamics of Network Interventions

Alberto Purpura

Before Computer Scientists Make Us Obsolete… Let’s Take Advantage of Them
Thursday, Dec 8 2016
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No Recording
Michael Rubin

Rebel Territorial Control and Civilian Agency in Civil War
Wednesday Apr 26, 2016
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No Recording
Elliott Sober

Parsimony and Chimpanzee Mind-reading
Friday March 25, 2016
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No Recording

Darwin’s Phylogenetic Reasoning
Tuesday March 22, 2016
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No Recording

Does Ockham's Razor Solve the Mind/Body Problem?
Thursday March 17, 2016
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No Recording

Ockham's Razor - When Is the Simpler Theory Better?
Tuesday March 15, 2016
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No Recording
Ermal Shpuza

Quantifying the Social Logic of Buildings and Cities
Wednesday Nov 12, 2014
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No Recording
Jason Fletcher

Understanding Heterogeneous Effects of Health Policies Using a Gene-Environment Interaction Framework
Tuesday Jun 4, 2013
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Recording Available ▸
Coen P.H. Elemans

Singing in the Fast Lane: the Neuromechanics of Sound Production in Vocal Vertebrates
Friday Mar 22, 2013
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Recording Available ▸

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Annual Theme Series: Research Design is Not Enough (2016-2017)

Charles Manski

How Do Right-To-Carry Laws Affect Crime Rates? Coping with Ambiguity Using Bounded-Variation Assumptions
Wednesday Apr 12, 2017
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No Recording
Maggie Penn

Does Representation Induce Polarization? A Theory of Choosing Representatives
Wednesday Mar 29, 2017
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No Recording
Erik Snowberg

Recent Advances in the Theory of Experimentation
Wednesday Feb 1, 2017
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Recording Available ▸

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Digital Mapping and the Humanities (Spring 2016)

Public Lecture Series
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This series was co-sponsored by QTM, among others.

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Quantitative Biology & Theoretical Biophysics (2015-2016)

Daniel Fisher

Evolutionary Population Dynamics
Wednesday Mar 2, 2016
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No Recording
Alessandro Treves

The Hippocampus: from Memory into Space and Back
Wednesday March 23, 2016
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No Recording
Ken Miller

The stabilized supralinear network: A simple "balanced network mechanism explaining nonlinear cortical integration
Wednesday Mar 2, 2016
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Recording Available ▸
Eleni Katifori

Emerging hierarchies in biological distribution networks (Quantitative Biology
Wednesday Feb 3, 2016
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Recording Available ▸
Stephanie Palmer

The learnability of critical distributions
Wednesday Jan 27, 2016
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Recording Available ▸
Aleksandra Wolczak

Diversity of Immune Receptor Repertoires
Wednesday Dec 2, 2015
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Recording Available ▸
Dmitri Chlovskii

Similarity Matching: A New Principle of Neural Computation
Wednesday Oct 21, 2015
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Recording Available ▸
Elena Koslover

Emergent Physical Phenomena: from Biomolecules to Living Cells
Wednesday Sept 16, 2015
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No Recording

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Special Lecture Series (2015-2016)

Eli Berman

Expanding Governance as Development: Evidence on Child Nutrition in the Philippines
Tuesday Apr 5, 2016
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No Recording
Daniel Hruschka

Do human fertility declines result from stopping or slowing? A novel mixture model for estimating two pathways to the fertility transition
Wednesday Feb 17, 2016
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No Recording
Alan Wiseman

Legislative Effectiveness in the United States Congress
Friday June 12, 2015
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Recording Available ▸
Krishna Rupanagunta

Is ‘Big Data’ a Cause or an Effect? Filtering Signals from Noise
Wednesday Apr 8, 2015
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No Recording

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Quantitative Approaches in Climate Change Series (2015-2016)

Ian Howat

Are the ice sheets collapsing?
Friday Apr 15, 2016
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No Recording
Christian Schoof

Models for melt drainage in ice sheet dynamics
Thursday Mar 3, 2016
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No Recording
Susan Solomon

A tale for our times: Something for everyone about climate change & getting past climate gridlock
Thursday Mar 3, 2016
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No Recording
Daniel Rothman

Earth System Stability through Geologic Time
Thursday Feb 11, 2016
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No Recording
David Archer

Near Miss: The importance of the preanthropogenic atmospheric CO2 concentration on human historical evolution
Thursday Jan 28, 2016
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Recording Available ▸

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Annual Theme Series: Data Visualization (2015-2016)

Katy Börner

Data Visualizations: Drawing Actionable Insights from Data
Monday Feb 4, 2016
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Recording Available ▸
Ben Schmidt

Historical data visualization and presenting rich data archives
Wednesday Nov 11, 2015
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Recording Available ▸
Polo Chau

Catching Bad Guys with Visualization and Data Mining
Wednesday Oct 14, 2015
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Recording Available ▸
John Stasko

The Value of Visualization for Exploring and Understanding Data
Thursday Oct 1, 2015
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Recording Available ▸

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Collective Computation in Biological Communication, Neural Dynamics, & Behavior (2014-2015)

Mala Murthy

Neural Computations Underlying Acoustic Communication in Drosophila
Wednesday April 1, 2015
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No Recording
Gonzalo de Polavieja

Decision Making in Animal Groups
Wednesday Feb 18, 2015
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Recording Available ▸
Tatyana Sharpee

Maximally Informative Behaviors Implemented by Simple Neural Circuits
Wednesday Jan 14, 2015
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No Recording
Sara A. Solla

Statistical Inference on Networks of Spiking Neurons
Tuesday Dec 2, 2014
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No Recording
Jessica Flack

Life’s Information Hierarchy
Wednesday Nov 19, 2014
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No Recording

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Annual Theme Series: Learning Analytics (2014-2015)

Dragan Gašević

Do counts of digital traces count for learning?
Friday Apr 17, 2015
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Recording Available ▸
Timothy McKay

Hail to the Data: What We're Learning from Learning Analytics
Wednesday Apr 8, 2015
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Recording Available ▸
Ryan Baker

Towards Long-Term and Actionable Prediction of Student: Outcomes Using Automated Detectors of Engagement and Affect
Friday Feb 9, 2015
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Recording Available ▸
Alyssa Wise

Advancing University Teaching and Learning Analytics: Linking Pedagogical Intent and Student Activity through Data-Based Reflection
Monday Nov 17, 2014
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Recording Available ▸
Charles Dziuban

Teaching and Learning in an Evolving Educational Environment
Wednesday Oct 15, 2014
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Recording Available ▸

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Quantitative Humanities Series (2014-2015)

Lauren Klein

Exploratory Thematic Analysis for Historical Newspaper Archives
Wednesday Apr 15, 2015
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No Recording
Walter Scheidel

Quantitative Models for Ancient Historians
Tuesday Oct 7, 2014
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No Recording

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Annual Theme Series: Complex Networks (2013-2014)

Melanie Mitchell

Using Analogy to Discover the Meaning of Images
Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
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Recording Available ▸
Amanda Murdie

Help or Hindrance? The Role of Humanitarian Military Interventions in Human Security NGO Operations
Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
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Recording Available ▸
Peter Mucha

Communities in Networks
Friday Feb 7, 2014
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Recording Available ▸
Aaron Batista

Neural Constraints on Learning
Friday Jan 24, 2014
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No Recording
Kanaka Rajan

Generation of Sequences Through Reconfiguration of Ongoing Activity in Neural Networks: A Model of Choice-Specific Cortical Dynamics in Virtual Navigation
Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
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No Recording
Alessandro Vespignani

Modeling and Forecast of Socio-Technical Systems in the Data-Science Age
Wednesday Oct 16, 2013
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No Recording
Caroline Buckee

Challenges in Modeling Malaria Parasite Infection Dynamics and Evolution for Elimination Planning
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No Recording
Rachel Kranton

Strategic Interaction and Networks
Tuesday Nov 5, 2013
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Recording Available ▸

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Quantitative Humanities Series (2013-2014)

Matthew Jockers

Computing the Shape of Stories: A Macroanalysis
Monday Apr 14, 2014
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Recording Available ▸
Ted Underwood

Beyond Tools: The Shared Questions about Interpretation that Link Computer Science to the Humanities
Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
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Recording Available ▸
Peter Bol

Geography, Networks, and Prosopography in China's History
Wednesday Nov 6, 2013
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Recording Available ▸

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Annual Theme Series: Big Data (2012-2013)

Dan Edelstein

How to Read a Million Letters
Wednesday Apr 24, 2013
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Recording Available ▸
Marcel Salathé

The Dynamics of Vaccination Sentiments on a Large Online Social Network
Wednesday Apr 10, 2013
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Recording Available ▸
Eric Green

Entering the Era of Genomic Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges
Tuesday Mar 19, 2013
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Recording Available ▸
Josh Angrist

Wanna Get Away? RD Identification Away From the Cutoff
Friday Mar 8, 2013
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No Recording
Steve Cole

Finding Meaning in Big Genomic Data
Wednesday Feb 20, 2013
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Recording Available ▸
Gary King

How Censorship in China Allows Government Criticism but Silences Collective Expression
Friday Feb 1, 2013
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No Recording
Mark Dredze

Public Health in Twitter: What's in there?
Wednesday Nov 14, 2012
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Recording Available ▸
David Figlio

The Effect of Poor Neonatal Health on Cognitive Development: Evidence from a Large New Population of Twins
Thursday Oct 24, 2012
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No Recording
Lillian Lee

Language as Influence(d): Power and Memorability
Wednesday Sept 26, 2012
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Recording Available ▸

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Love your QSS Major

Feb 15 - 17, 2017
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No Recording
Networking Night 2016

Thursday Oct 20, 2016
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Recording Available ▸
Networking Night 2015

Thursday Oct 8, 2015
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Recording Available ▸
Networking Night 2013: Real-World Applications for the Quantitative Social Sciences

Wednesday Sept 25, 2013
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Recording Available ▸

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QSS Major Events

Love your QSS Major

Feb 15 - 17, 2017
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No Recording
Networking Night 2016

Thursday Oct 20, 2016
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Recording Available ▸
Networking Night 2015

Thursday Oct 8, 2015
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Recording Available ▸
Networking Night 2013: Real-World Applications for the Quantitative Social Sciences

Wednesday Sept 25, 2013
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Recording Available ▸

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Workshops

Japanese Text Mining - Digital Humanities Methods for Japanese Studies

May 30, 2017 - June 2, 2017
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GIS - Applications of Geographic Information Systems

Friday Feb 24, 2017
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Data Visualization in R

Friday Feb 17, 2017
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Tableau for Data Scientists

Feb 8 - 9, 2017
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Text Analysis for Social Scientists

Friday Jan 20, 2017
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Python for Data Scientists

Nov 2-3, 2016
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Text Analysis for Social Scientists

Thursday Feb 12, 2016
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Atlanta Computational Social Science Workshop 2015

Friday Dec 4, 2015
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Data Scraping for Non-Programmers

Monday Apr 13, 2015
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Data Curation

Monday Jan 12, 2015
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Spatial Analysis in Architecture and Archaeology

Friday Nov 14, 2014
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Large-Scale Topic Analysis with Mallet

Thursday Apr 10, 2014
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Collecting Social Science and Public Health Data with Qualtrics

Monday Feb 3, 2014
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Networks from the Real World

Dec 2-3, 2013
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Atlanta Computational Social Science Workshop 2013

Wednesday Oct 9, 2013
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How to Collect Social and Health Data with Mechanical Turk and Qualtrics

Wednesday Oct 9, 2013
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Research Design in Anthropological Studies

Sept 25-27, 2013
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A Primer on Recent Advances in Non-parametric Estimation and Inference

Mar 1, 4, & 6, 2013
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Data Visualization

Apr 18 & 23, 2013
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Scraping Data from the Web

Friday Nov 16, 2012
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