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