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Yale Explores - Data, Data, Everywhere!


YAA will be hosting the Yale Explores program on October 16th. President Peter Salovey will lead off with a Yale update and will be part of the day!




Yale Explores

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Data, Data, Everywhere!

We are in the midst of a data revolution that promises to change how we think about data, how we understand the world, and how we apply these insights to remake technology and improve society. Big data is getting bigger — across virtually all fields of human endeavor. How do we make sense of all this data? What are the social and ethical implications? How will new discoveries in data science transform how we assemble and process knowledge, make predictions, and conduct daily life? Join eminent Yale faculty members as they explore the challenges and opportunities posed by the data revolution. 

Preliminary panelists biographies follow below    






[Note — these biographies are preliminary. They may be amended before the official announcement.]

Elisa Celis

Assistant Professor of Statistics and Data Science

Elisa Celis’s research focuses on problems that arise in the context of the internet and its societal and economic implications. She approaches these problems by using both experimental and theoretical techniques. Her work spans multiple areas including social and computing crowdsourcing, data and network science, and mechanism design and algorithm with a current emphasis on fairness and diversity in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Celis has published articles in journals such as IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, Journal of Applied Network Science, Human Computation Journal, Management Science, and the SIAM Journal on Computing, among others. Before coming to Yale, she worked at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne as a senior research scientist since June of 2014. She holds a PhD in computer science and engineering and an MSc in mathematics, both from the University of Washington.

Alan Gerber ’86

Dean of Social Science
Charles C. & Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science
Professor of Economics and of Public Health (Health Policy)
      in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies

Alan Gerber is the dean of the social science division of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science, faculty in residence at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and director of the Center for the Study of American Politics at Yale University. His current research focuses on the application of experimental methods to the study of campaign communications, and he has designed and performed experimental evaluations of many political communications programs, both partisan and nonpartisan in nature.

He has received various academic honors and awards, including the best book award from the APSA Organized Section on Experimental Research (2013) and the Heinz Eulau Award for the best article in the American Political Science Review (2002), and was recently selected to be a fellow at the Society for Political Methodology (elected 2016). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2009) and the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences (2011), and was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (2004- 2005).

Gerber has served as president of the APSA Organized Section on Experimental Research as well the chair of the APSA Organized Section on Experimental Research Reporting Standards Committee. He is also a faculty research associate in political economy at NBER and a faculty affiliate at the Jameel Poverty Action Lab-North America. He received his B.A. from Yale in 1986 and his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994.


Dr. Harlan Krumholz ’80

Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Professor of Investigative Medicine and of Public Health (Health Policy)
     in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies

Harlan Krumholz is a cardiologist and health care researcher at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He received a B.S. from Yale, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and a masters in health policy and management from the Harvard University School of Public Health. He is director of the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), one of the nation’s first and most productive research units dedicated to producing innovations to improve patient outcomes and promote better population health. He is also a director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, which prepares talented physicians to become future health care leaders.

Dr. Krumholz has been honored by membership in the Institute of Medicine, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He has been named a Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association. He was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology and the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and was appointed by the U.S. Government to the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. He is a 2014 recipient of the Friendship Award from the People’s Republic of China in recognition of his collaborative efforts to develop a national cardiovascular research network.

Dr. Krumholz is the editor of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes and editor of CardioExchange, a social media site of the publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine. He has published more than 800 articles and is the author of two books, one on smoking cessation and another on reducing the risk of heart disease. He has a regular blog on Forbes.com and has contributed to the New York Times Wellness blog, the New York Times op-ed page, and National Public Radio Shots blog.  


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