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  • Dec
    6

    CS+Econ Colloquium - Annie Liang - "Economic Modeling and Machine Learning"

    Department of Computer Science

    12:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    Title: Economic Modeling and Machine Learning

    Abstract

    Machine learning has demonstrated tremendous predictive success in problems ranging from medical diagnosis to which criminal defendants should be released on bail.

    Economic modeling, however, is often directed at least in part towards advancing understanding of the behaviors we see. Black-box algorithms that generate substantial improvements in prediction may not (indeed, often do not) generate comparable improvements in insight. Can machine learning algorithms be leveraged as a tool for social science modelers?

    This talk will propose methodologies for use of machine learning techniques to complement and improve traditional economic modeling. Specifically, I will discuss work that applies machine learning techniques to (1) evaluate the predictive capabilities of economic models, and (2) identify interpretable extensions of existing models. These methodologies are used to derive new insights into specific economic problems, and may be applied more broadly within the social sciences.

    Bio

    Annie Liang is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an economic theorist whose work focuses on information economics, and the application of machine learning techniques for model building and evaluation.

    Prior joining UPenn, Annie was a post-doc at Microsoft Research-New England. She received a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Economics from MIT in 2011, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard in 2016.

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    TIME Friday, December 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Dec
    7

    Fall classes end

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    TIME Saturday, December 7, 2019

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  • Dec
    9

    Fall examinations begin

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    TIME Monday, December 9, 2019

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  • Dec
    9

    CS Distinguished Seminar - Jens Palsberg - "Toward a universal quantum programming language"

    Department of Computer Science

    12:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Monday, December 9, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Dec
    10

    CS Special Seminar - Guorong Wu - Computational X: the Power of Computer Science in Neuroscience, Medicine, and Healthcare

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    1:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

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  • Dec
    14

    Winter Break Begins

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    TIME Saturday, December 14, 2019

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  • Dec
    14

    Northwestern Engineering PhD Hooding and Master's Recognition Ceremony

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    4:00 PM Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

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    TIME Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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  • Dec
    26

    Winter Recess - University Closed

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    TIME Thursday, December 26, 2019

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  • Dec
    27

    Winter Recess - University Closed

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    TIME Friday, December 27, 2019

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  • Dec
    30

    Winter Recess University Closed

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    TIME Monday, December 30, 2019

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  • Dec
    31

    New Year's Eve

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    TIME Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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  • Jan
    1

    New Year's Day

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    TIME Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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  • Jan
    6

    Winter Classes begin 8 a.m.

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    TIME Monday, January 6, 2020

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