Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Lecture | January 23 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Xu Shi, PhD
Routinely collected healthcare data present numerous opportunities for biomedical research but also come with unique challenges. For example, critical issues such as data quality, unmeasured and mismeasured confounding, high-dimensional covariates, and patient privacy concerns naturally arise. In this talk, I present tailored causal inference methods and an automated data quality control pipeline... More >
Lecture | January 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility) | Note change in date
Mitchell Allen, Research Associate, Archaeological Research Facility & Smithsonian Institution
This presentation will offer a brief overview of the Helmand Sistan Project (HSP), the only multidisciplinary, long-term, comprehensive survey and excavation project ever conducted in the southwest corner of Afghanistan.
Lecture | January 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall
Reginald DesRoches, William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering, Rice University
Damage from recent earthquakes underscores the importance of developing new approaches and technologies to improve the performance of structures during earthquakes. The presentation will highlight applications of one class of smart materials shape memory alloys in improving the performance of structures subjected to earthquake loading.
Bringing Genocidaires to Justice: The Perspective of an NGO in the Trenches: Dixon Osburn | Executive Director of the Center for Justice and Accountability
Lecture | January 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Bay View Room
Dixon Osburn, Executive Director, Center for Justice and Accountability
How can one NGO take on the worlds war criminals? Come listen to how San Francisco based Center for Justice and Accountability has been leading the charge for the past twenty years.