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  • Jan
    22

    CS Colloquium - Noshir Contractor "People Analytics: Using Digital Exhaust from the Web to Leverage Network Insights in the Workplace"

    Department of Computer Science

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

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    Title:
    People Analytics: Using Digital Exhaust from the Web to Leverage Network Insights in the Workplace

    Abstract:
    In order to bring the performance of people analytics up — and in line with the hype — organizations need to do more than analyze data on demographic attributes. We need to focus not only on who people are but also who they know. The potential for social network analysis to identify “high potentials,” who has good ideas, who is influential, what teams will get work done efficiently and effectively is well established based on decades of research. The challenge has been the collection of network data via surveys that are time consuming, elicit low response rates and have a high obsolescence. This talk presents empirical examples ranging from corporate enterprises to simulated long duration space exploration to demonstrate how we can leverage people analytics – and in particular relational analytics - to mine “digital exhaust”— data created by individuals every day in their digital transactions, such as e‐mails, chats, “likes,” “follows,” @mentions, and file collaboration— to address challenges they face with issues such as team conflict, team assembly, diversity and inclusion, succession planning, and post-merger.

    Biography:
    Noshir Contractor is the Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences in the McCormick School of Engineering, the School of Communication and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He investigates how social and knowledge networks form and perform. He is the President-Elect-Select of the International Communication Association. He is also a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Computing Machinery. He received the Lifetime Service Award from the Organizational Communication & Information Systems Division of the Academy of Management. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He has a Ph.D. from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California.

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    TIME Friday, January 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    LOCATION Zoom, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)    map it

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  • Mar
    5

    Computer Science-PhD Visit Day

    Department of Computer Science

    10:00 AM

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    TIME Friday, March 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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    CONTACT Judith Hernandez    judith.hernandez@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Mar
    6

    Computer Science-PhD Visit Day

    Department of Computer Science

    10:00 AM

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    TIME Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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    CONTACT Pamela Villalovoz    pmv@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Mar
    13

    Winter Classes End

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    TIME Saturday, March 13, 2021

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  • Mar
    15

    Winter Examinations Begin

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    TIME Monday, March 15, 2021

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  • Mar
    15

    CS Collloquium - Swabha Swayamdipta "Addressing Biases for Robust, Generalizable AI"

    Department of Computer Science

    12:00 PM

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    TIME Monday, March 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Mar
    20

    Spring Break Begins

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    TIME Saturday, March 20, 2021

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  • Mar
    26

    Winter Degrees Conferred

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    TIME Friday, March 26, 2021

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  • Mar
    29

    Spring Break Ends

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    TIME Monday, March 29, 2021

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  • Mar
    30

    Spring Classes Begin 8 a.m. Classes remote until Tuesday, April 6.

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    TIME Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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  • May
    31

    Memorial Day (no classes)

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    TIME Monday, May 31, 2021

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