Data Science for Humans

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:20am
The last Economics Colloquium of the year, at 4:30 on Wednesday, May 27th, Steitz 102: Data Science for Humans Shilad W. Sen Macalester College,Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science Data scientists mine massive datasets to help software understand our tastes, needs, and routines. Want to become a data scientist? Many new data science degrees incorporate … Continue reading Data Science for Humans

Econ Colloquium — Big Data Monday at 4:30

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 9:46am
UPDATE:  Schafer tapped to lead Large Synoptic Survey Telescope(LSST) Informatics and Statistics Science Collaboration.   Big Science + Big Data = Big Opportunities: An Overview of Statistics in Astronomy Chad Schafer Department of Statistics Carnegie Mellon University Progress in disciplines such as astronomy is increasingly being made through large-scale, multi-institution projects, often referred to as “Big Science.” It … Continue reading Econ Colloquium — Big Data Monday at 4:30

The Pox of Liberty, Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., Wriston Auditorium

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:49pm
The Pox of Liberty: How the Constitution Left Americans Rich, Free, and Prone to Infection Werner Troesken University of Pittsburgh Wriston Auditorium Tuesday, March 3 4:30 p.m.    

Playing the Market

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 4:10pm
For those of you interested in financial markets, we have an upcoming talk and a fall seminar that may be of interest.   First up, this Monday, Grinnell College professor, Mark Montgomery, will give a lecture about the ins and outs of “The Notorious Efficient Market Hypothesis,” as he calls it. The efficient market hypothesis … Continue reading Playing the Market

Upcoming Talks (Two from Professor Finkler!)

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 1:59pm
Monday, February 16, 4:30 p.m., Steitz 102 Mark Montgomery, Grinnell College, “The Notorious Efficient Market Hypothesis,” Economics Colloquium   Wednesday February 18, 4:30 p.m.,  Steitz 102  Merton Finkler, Lawrence University, “Health Policy – A Comparison of UK and US Approaches,”  London Week Special   Thursday, February 19, 7:30 p.m., Wriston Auditorium Merton Finkler, Lawrence University, … Continue reading Upcoming Talks (Two from Professor Finkler!)

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