Dr. Blumenstock, along with DataLab affiliate Lucas Koepke, have had a paper accepted for oral presentation at ICTD2015. The paper is titled, "Promises and Pitfalls of Mobile Money in Afghanistan: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial"
Dr. Blumenstock will be traveling to Doha, Qatar, to present at the "Big Data for Development" session of the World Forum of the International Telecommunicaitons Union.
Dr. Blumenstock will be presenting "Probabilistic Inference of Unknown Locations: Exploiting Collective Behavior when Individual Data is Scarce," a paper co-authored with DataLab students Ram Chokkalingham, Vijay Gaikwad, and Sashwat Kondepudi, at the ACM Conference on Computing for Development (ACM-DEV) in San Jose on December 6.
Dr. Blumenstock will be presenting two papers at the "Data Science for Social Good" and "Learning about Emergencies from Social Information" workshops at KDD in August (20th ACM Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining).
Dr. Blumenstock will be presenting at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting in Boston on May 3
The iSchool DataLab, in cooperation with the eScience Institute and CSE Interactive Data Lab, is excited to announce the launch of the Data Science Seminar, a new university-wide effort that brings together thought-leading speakers and researchers across campus to discuss topics related to data analysis, visualization and applications to domain sciences.
The UW Information School, Department of Economics and Evans School of Public Affairs are launching a new research seminar, the Joint Seminar in Development Economics (JSDE). This seminar series will provide a regular forum for interaction among the growing community of quantitative social scientists at UW working on issues related to international development.
Dr. Blumenstock, Michael Callen, and Tarek Ghani will be presenting "Violence and Precautionary Savings: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan" at the Pacific Development Conference
Dr. Blumenstock has received a $200,000 Innovate Award from the Development Impact Lab
Dr. Spiro and coauthors' new article "Warning Tweets: Serial Transmission of Warning Message During a Disaster Event.", which will be published in the new issue of Information, Communication & Society, is now available online.