Demography Seminar

Demography Seminar, or Dem Sem, is co-sponsored by CDE and the Center for Demography of Health and Aging. Organized by Jenna Nobles and John Mullahy, CDE's training directors, the seminar features lecture by top scholars in the field from the UW campus and beyond. CDE and CDHA predoctoral students enroll in sociology 997.

Held from 12:15 to 1:30 in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences every Tuesday of the semester.

To subscribe to the DemSem schedule via .ical, click here. For google calendar subscriptions, click here.

Computational Demography: Expanding Research through Modeling and Data Resources

All events held in Sewell Social Sciences 8417.

Tuesday, May 29

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

Why Individual Dimensions of Frailty Don't Act Like "Frailty"
Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, University of Minnesota Sociology

2:45-3:00 Break

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

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

Random Population Variation in Estimates
Jason Fletcher, UW-Madison Public Affairs & Sociology

Wednesday, May 30

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

Computational Linguistic Analysis for Population Studies
Letizia Mencarini, Bocconi University Demography

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

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

2:15-2:30 Break

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

Agent-Based Modeling
Elizabeth Bruch, Univ of Michigan Sociology and Complex Systems

10:45-11:00 Break

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

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

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

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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Seminars from Previous Semesters