Soc 997 - Demography Seminar

Summer 2018

Organizers: Jenna Nobles and John Mullahy
Room: 8417 Sewell Social Sciences (unless otherwise indicated)
Time: 12:15-1:30 pm (unless otherwise indicated)

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Computational Demography: Expanding Research through Modeling and Data Resources

RSVP Here. All events held in Sewell Social Sciences 8417.

Tuesday, May 29

11:00-12:30
Seminar: Simulation in Practice, part I
Alberto Palloni, Michal Engelman, Jenna Nobles, Elizabeth Wrigley-Field
Readings to be completed in advance. Available here.

12:30-1:30 Lunch on your own

1:30-2:45
Why Individual Dimensions of Frailty Don't Act Like "Frailty"
Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, University of Minnesota Sociology

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-3:25
Accounting for Nonrandom Missingness in the Estimation of Health Trajectories
Michal Engelman, UW-Madison Sociology

3:25-3:50
Characterizing "Hidden" Displaced Populations
Jenna Nobles and Nathan Seltzer, UW-Madison Sociology & Population Health Sciences

3:50-4:15
Random Population Variation in Estimates
Jason Fletcher, UW-Madison Public Affairs & Sociology

Wednesday, May 30

9:30-10:45
Introduction to Web Scraping
Optional: Bring laptops and please install R and RStudio in advance.
Liam Johnston, UW-Madison Statistics

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00
Computational Linguistic Analysis for Population Studies
Letizia Mencarini, Bocconi University Demography

12:00-12:45 Lunch (catered, RSVP above)

12:45-2:15
Overfitting and Bias-Variance Tradeoffs
Optional: Background reading: Chapter 2 of James et al.
Karl Rohe, UW-Madison Statistics

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:45
Building Contextual Data from the Google API
Optional: Bring laptops and please install R and RStudio in advance.
Nathan Jones, UW-Madison Survey Center

Thursday, May 31

9:30-10:45
Agent-Based Modeling
Elizabeth Bruch, Univ of Michigan Sociology and Complex Systems

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:15
Seminar: Simulation in Practice, part II
Elizabeth Bruch, Jenna Nobles, Malia Jones
Readings to be completed in advance. Available here.

12:15-1:15 Lunch on your own

1:15-2:15
Sea Level Rise and Internal Migration
Katherine Curtis, UW-Madison C&E Sociology, Applied Population Lab

2:15-2:45
Simulating Measles Outbreak Risk in an Unevenly Distributed Vaccine Environment: Lessons Learned from Early Models
Malia Jones, UW-Madison Applied Population Lab

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:30
Getting Started with NetLogo
Optional: Bring laptops and please install NetLogo in advance.
Jennifer Stenglein, Department of Natural Resources

4:30 Terrace for wrap-up refreshment!

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