Prior Workshops

Spring 2012

May 11 Robert Gibbons Professor, Departments of Medicine and Health Studies, Center for Health Statistics, University of Chicago Examining the Average and Mediated Effects of Antidepressant Treatments through Meta-Analyses of Longitudinal Person-Level Data
June 1 Stephen Raudenbush Lewis-Sebling Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, Committee on Education, University of Chicago Studying the Impact of Program Participation in Multi-Site Trials Using Instrumental Variables
June 15 Don Hedeker Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago Modeling Between- and Within-Subject Mood Variance in Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) Data Using Mixed-Effects Location-Scale Models

Fall 2012

Oct 19 Jake Bowers Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign An Unorthodox Approach to Interference between Units
Nov 2 Guanglei Hong1, Takako Nomi, Bing Yu 1Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development, Committee on Education, University of Chicago Prognostic Score-Based Difference-in-Differences Strategy
Nov 16 Pei-Hua Chen Assistant Professor, Department of Management Science, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan A Sampling-Based Test Assembly Method with Flexible Content Balancing
Nov 30 Dulal Bhaumik Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Psychiatry and Bioenginnering, Biostatistical Research Center, University of Illinois at Chicago Meta-Analysis of Binary Rare Events Data

Winter 2013

Feb 1 Kazuo Yamaguchi Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago Causal analysis for linear regression with a latent-class treatment variable
Feb 15 Yu Xie Otis Dudley Duncan University Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Statistics, and Public Policy, and Research Professor at ISR, University of Michigan; Visiting Chair Professor, Peking University Modeling individual-level heterogeneity with agent-based modeling
Feb 22 Yasuo Miyazaki Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, School of Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Impacts of ignoring nested data structure in Rasch/IRT model
Mar 1 James Heckman1 and Rodrigo Pinto2 1 Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Economics, Harris School of Public Policy, School of Law, University of Chicago; Professor of Science and Society, University College Dublin; Senior Research Fellow, American Bar Foundation; 2 Doctoral Student, Department of Economics, University of Chicago Causal analysis after Haavelmo: Definitions and a unified analysis of identification

Spring 2013

April 19 Albert Madansky H.G.B. Alexander Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Chicago On sampling design issues when dealing with zeros
May 9 Michael Sobel Professor, Department of Statistics and Department of Sociology, Columbia University Causal Inference for fMRI Time Series Data with Systematic Errors of Measurement in a Balanced On/Off Study of Social Evaluative Threat
June 3 Stephen Raudenbush Lewis-Sebling Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, Committee on Education, University of Chicago To What Extent Do Student Perceptions of Classroom Quality Predict Teacher Value Added? A Multilevel Variable Selection Model

Fall 2013

Nov 15 Robert Gibbons Professor, Departments of Medicine and Health Studies, Center for Health Statistics, University of Chicago The Future of Psychiatric Measurement

Winter 2014

Jan 10 Stephen Raudenbush Lewis-Sebling Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, Committee on Education, University of Chicago Random Coefficient Models for Multi-site Trials With Continuous Outcomes
Jan 24 Jens Ludwig McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy in the School of Social Service Administration and the Harris School; Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab The Effects of School Desegreegation on Crime
Feb 21 C. Hendricks Brown Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Social Sciences Casual Interpretations Involving Discrete Mixture Modeling: Implicatinos for Interventions for Depression and Suicide
Mar 7 David Meltzer Professor of Medicine; Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine; Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy Infrastructure and Methods in Patient Centered Outcomes Research

Spring 2014

April 4 Ron Thisted Lewis-Sebling Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, Committee on Education, University of Chicago Random Coefficient Models for Multi-site Trials With Continuous Outcomes
April 18 Guanglei Hong & Xu Qin Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development, Committee on Education, University of Chicago Causal Mediation Analysis in Multi-site Trials
May 2 Stephen Stigler Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Statistics and the College Causal Reasoning & Public Policy a Century Ago: A Case Study
May 16 Naihua Duan Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center Small Data and Big Data
May 30 Luke Miratrix Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Harvard University Testing for and Characterizing Treatment Effect Heterogeneity Under the Neyman-Rubin Potential Outcomes Frameword

Fall 2014

Oct 3 Brian Junker Associate Dean of Dietrich College; Professor of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University Predictive Inference Using Latent Variables with Covariates
Oct 17 Forest Gregg University of Chicago Learning Neighborhoods
Oct 31 Avi Feller Harvard University Compared to What? Variation in the Impacts of Early Childhood Education by Alternative Care-Type Settings
Nov 14 Fan Yang Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Do C-Sections Protest Very Premature Babies? Aporetic Conclusions When testing the Validity of an Instrumental Variable

Winter 2015

Jan 9 Robert Gibbons & Don Hedeker

Professor, Departments of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Center for Health Statistics, University of Chicago;

Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Chicago

Recent Advances in Generalized Mixed-effects Regression Models
Jan 23 Lin Chen Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Mixed effects models for proteomics data with cluster-level non-ignorable missingness
Feb 6 Bruce D. Spencer Professor of Statistics, Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University Should Society Try to Measure the Accuracy of Verdicts in Criminal Trials? - A Total Survey Error (TSE) Perspective
Feb 20 James Heckman & John Eric Humphries

Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Chicago

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, PhD student, Department of Economics, University of Chicago

The Effects of Education on Earnings and Health

Spring 2015

May 1 Danny Almirall Research Assistant Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan On the Comparison of Adaptive Interventions Using Repeated Measures Data from a SMART: Applications in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
May 15 Guanglei Hong, Cheng Yang, Xu Qin, & Edward Bein

Association Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development and the Committee on Education

research scientist at NORC

Doctoral Student in the Department of Comparative Human Development

Statistician at Abt Associates

Two-Step Estimation in Causal Mediation Analysis
May 29 Bob Mislevy

Frederic M. Lord Chair in Measurement and Statistics, Educational Testing Service

How Advances in Psychology and Technology Challenge Educational Measurement: Statistics Ain’t the Half of It!

Fall 2015

October 30 Sean Reardon, Benhamin Shear, Katherine E. Castellano, & Andrew Ho

Stanford University

Stanford University

Educational Testing Service

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Using Heteroskedastic Ordered Probit Models to Recover Moments of Coarsened Test Score Distributions
November 13 Xiao-Li Meng Harvard University I Got More Data, My Model is More Refined, but My Estimator is Getting Worse? Am I Just Dumb?

Winter 2016

February 19 Dylan Small

Professor, Department of Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Case Definition and Design Sensitivity in Case Control Studies

Spring 2016
 

April 1 Jennifer Hill

Professor of Applied Statistics and Data Science, New York University

Flexible, Interpretable Framework for Assessing Sensitivity to Unmeasured Confounding
April 15 Matthew Stephens Professor, Departments of Statistics and Human Genetrics, University of Chicago False Discovery Rates - a new deal
April 29 Xi Song Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago Linked Lives, Linked Trajectories: Intergenerational Association of Intragenerational Income Mobility
May 13 Li Cai Professor in Advanced Quantitative Methodology, UCLA Item Response Theory
May 27 Christopher Walters Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley Leveraging Lotteries for School Value-Added: Testing and Estimation
       

Fall 2016

October 7 Xu Qin PhD Student, Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago Assessing Heterogeneity of Causal Mediation Mechanism in Multi-Site Trials
October 21 Jiebiao Wang

PhD Student, Public Health Sciences,University of Chicago

A High-Dimensional Multivariate Selection Model for Proteomics Data with Batch-Level Missingness
November 4 Tyler VanderWeele

Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University 

On the causal interpretation of race in regressions adjusting for confounding and mediating variables
November 18 Elizabeth Maggie Penn Professor of Political Science and the College, University of Chicago Inequality, Social Context, and Value Divergence
December 2 Richard Hahn Associate Professor of Econometrics and Statistics; Chicago Booth Bayesian Causal Forests

Winter 2017

February 10

Stephen W. Raudenbush

&

Daniel Schwartz

Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, the College, the Harris School of Public Policy and Chair, Committee on Education

University of Chicago

Estimation in Multisite Randomized Trials with Heterogeneous Treatment Effects
February 24 Azeem Shaikh

Professor of Economics, University of Chicago 

Inference Under Covariate-Adaptive Randomization
March 10 Marc Berman

Director, Environmental Neuroscience Laboratory, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Member, Grossman Neuroscience Institute, Fellow, Computation Institute, University of Chicago

Neural and Environmental Factors Related to Self-Control 

Spring 2017

April 7 Stephane Bonhomme Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Discretizing Unobserved Heterogeneity
April 21 Kazuo Yamaguchi

Hanna Holborn Gray Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago

Decomposition Analyses of Segregation
May 5

Guanglei Hong

&

Xu Qin

Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

Ph.D. Student, Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

A weighting-based approach to sensitivity analysis in the context of single-level and multilevel mediation analysis
       

Fall 2017

October 13     Dulal K. Bhaumik, Director Biostatistical Research Center, 
                       Professor of Biostatistics, Psychiatry and Bioengineering at the                               University of Illinois at Chicago
                       Title: Sample Size Determination for Multilevel Hierarchical               
                       Designs Using Generalized Linear Mixed Models

October 27    Yongyun Shin, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics 
                        Virginia Commonwealth University
                        Title: Sources of Variance in a Random coefficients Model Given
                        Data MAR

November 1   Bradley P. Carlin, Associate Professor and Head, Division of 
                       Biostatistics Mayo Professor in Public Health at the University of 
                       Minnesota
                       Title: Academic Industry Government Collborations in Bayesian 
                       Adaptive Clinical Trials and Regulatory Science

November 17  Andrey Rzhetsky, Professor in the Department of Human Genetics
                        at the University of Chicago
                        Title: Adventures with Large Biomedical Datasets: Diseases,
                        Medical Record, Environment and Genetics

December 6   Donald B. Rubin, John L. Loeb Professor of Statistics Department
                        of Statistics, Harvard University
                        Title: Evaluating the Effect of Training on Wages in the Presence
                        of Noncompliance, Nonemployment and Missing Outcome Data

Winter 2018

January 26    Steven Durlauf, Steans Professor in Educational Policy at the 
                       University of Chicago Harris Schol of Public Policy
                       Title: Identifying Social Influences on Individual Outcomes

February 2     Dan Black, Professor Harris School of Public Policy with Joonwhi
                       Joo University of Chicago, Bob LaLonde University of Chicago, Jeff
                       Smith, University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Evan Taylor, 
                       University of Chicago,
                       Title: Simple Tests for Selection: Learning More from Instrumental
                       Variables

February 22   Donald Hedeker, Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Public 
                       Health Sciences at the University of Chicago
                      Title: Investigating Mood Regulation and Smoking Applications of 
                      Mixed Effects Location-Scale Models for Intensive Longitudinal Data

March 2       Justin Grimmer, Associate Profesor Department of Political Science
                     University of Chicago
                     Title: How to Make Causal Inferences Using Texts

Spring 2018

April 13     Luc Anselin, Ph.D. Stien-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor of
                 Sociology and the College at the University of Chicago, Chair
                 Committee on Geographical Sciences, Director Centr for Spatial Data 
                 Science and Senior Fellow, NORC 
                 Title: More LISA, Multivariate Extensions

April 27    Michal Kolesar, Princeton University, Assistant Professor of Economics
                 and Public Affairs
                 Title: Inference in Instrumental Variable Analysis with Heterogeneous
                 Treatment Effects

May 11    Andrew Ho, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of
              Education
              Title: Linking Methods for Comparing Group Means Proficiency Cut
              Scores Across Tests

May 25   Azeem Shaikh, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics at 
               University of Chicago
               Title: Inference Under Covariate Adaptive Randomization