Date(s) - 04/15/2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative is hosting a Friday lunch talk featuring Wesleyan alumnus Joshua Blumenstock, a graduate of 2003 with a degree in Computer Science and Physics. He was a Watson fellow.
Joshua Blumenstock is Assistant Professor in the Information School, with affiliations in Computer Science and Engineering, at the University of Washington. He is co-Director of the Data Science and Analytics Lab, where they work on methods to analyse large-scale behavioral data, keyed to trying to understand better poverty and economic development. He is a former Watson Fellow.
In this talk, he will share how he’ll show how he and his collaborators have worked in Afghanistan, Ghana, and Rwanda combining field-based experiments and interviews with terabyte-scale mobile phone data to gain insight into the distribution of poverty and wealth in order to improve policy decisions.
Downey House 113 – lunch will be served