On the privilege of turning our world into data

Date: Thursday December 16th, 2021
Time: 2.00pm WET

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Dr Rohan Alexander from University of Toronto


I will begin by discussing the origins of data science, especially mentioning the contributions of Irish statisticians. I will turn to what I see data science as, and what I see are some of our roles and responsibilities as quantitatively interested folks. I will then go through various applications including: understanding the effect of elections; hate speech detection; and the reproducibility of COVID-19 pre-prints. While going those applications I will focus more on what I learned and how I developed, rather than specific results. I will close with a series of open questions.

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