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A monthly lecture series featuring prominent global leaders and academics sharing research in areas that are impacted by the emergence of big data.

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November 2017

Social Network Experiments – Nicholas Christakis (Yale University)

November 7, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

MIT Building 32, Room 141

The Institute of Data, Systems, and Society host monthly talks by academic and industry leaders from around the world for the IDSS Distinguished Lecture series.

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October 2017

IDSS Distinguished Seminar Series: Latanya Sweeney (Harvard University)

October 3, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

MIT Building 32, Room 141

How Technology Design will Dictate Our Civic Future

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September 2017

Fast and Slow Learning from Reviews

September 12, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

MIT Building 32, Room 141

Speaker: Daron Acemoglu (MIT) Many online platforms present summaries of reviews by previous users. Even though such reviews could be useful, previous users leaving reviews are typically a selected sample of those who have purchased the good in question, and may consequently have a biased assessment. In this paper, we construct a simple model of dynamic Bayesian learning and profit-maximizing behavior of online platforms to investigate whether such review systems can successfully aggregate past information and the incentives of the…

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April 2017

Recent Methodological Advances in Automated Causal Discovery

April 25, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Peter Spirtes (Carnegie Mellon University)

32-141

IDSS Distinguished Seminars is a monthly lecture series featuring prominent global leaders and academics sharing research in areas that include social networks, causal inference, data privacy, computational social science and other areas that are impacted by the emergence of big data.  

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March 2017

How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Arguments

March 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Gary King  (Harvard University )

32-141

IDSS Distinguished Seminars is a monthly lecture series featuring prominent global leaders and academics sharing research in areas that include social networks, causal inference, data privacy, computational social science and other areas that are impacted by the emergence of big data.  

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December 2016

The Impact of Expanding Medicaid: Evidence from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment 

December 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Amy Finkelstein (MIT )

32-141

IDSS Distinguished Seminars is a monthly lecture series featuring prominent global leaders and academics sharing research in areas that include social networks, causal inference, data privacy, computational social science and other areas that are impacted by the emergence of big data.  

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November 2016

IDSS Distinguished Seminar 

November 8, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Chris Knittel (MIT )

32-141

IDSS Distinguished Seminars is a monthly lecture series featuring prominent global leaders and academics sharing research in areas that include social networks, causal inference, data privacy, computational social science and other areas that are impacted by the emergence of big data.  

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October 2016

The Moral Character of Cryptographic Work

October 18, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Phillip Rogaway (UC Davis)

32-141

IDSS Distinguished Seminars is a monthly lecture series featuring prominent global leaders and academics sharing research in areas that include social networks, causal inference, data privacy, computational social science and other areas that are impacted by the emergence of big data.  

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Innovations for the 21st Century Electricity Grid

October 11, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Arun Majumdar (Stanford University )

32-141

IDSS Distinguished Seminars is a monthly lecture series featuring prominent global leaders and academics sharing research in areas that include social networks, causal inference, data privacy, computational social science and other areas that are impacted by the emergence of big data.  

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April 2016

Distributed Learning Dynamics Convergence in Routing Games

April 5, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Alexandre Bayen (UC Berkeley)

32-155

IDSS Distinguished Seminars is a monthly lecture series featuring prominent global leaders and academics sharing research in areas that include social networks, causal inference, data privacy, computational social science and other areas that are impacted by the emergence of big data.  

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