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Heinz Forum
Date/Time: Oct 14, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Oct 28, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Nov 11, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Dec 02, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Location: Hamburg Hall 2008

Description: The Heinz Forum is a student-led discussion of current policy topics. This is a chance to share your opinion and/or hear what your fellow classmates have to say about issues affecting us all. You do not have to be an expert to attend.

Jaideep Srivastava - Social Computing: A QCRI Perspective
Date/Time: Oct 03, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Location: Hamburg Hall 1002 (Pittsburgh Campus)

Description: Social Computing is a rapidly emerging cross-disciplinary area at the intersection of social/behavioral sciences and computing. It encompasses a number of themes, including socio-technical systems, whose goal is to build systems that enable groups of people to interact for various purposes, computational social science, whose goal is to analyze data collected from such systems to study social/behavioral theories in a more nuanced manner, and social computing applications, whose goal is to develop novel solutions to specific societal problems that are enabled by such systems. At QCRI we are engaged in a social computing research agenda that addresses each of the themes above, focusing on the following application areas: response to humanitarian crises, social media and news, behavioral health and well-being, and urban computing. In addition to publishable research, we build systems, operate services, and sometimes even transition technologies into commercialization. Our partners in research include a number of UN agencies including UN-OCHA, UNESCO, and the World Bank; Doctors Without Borders, World Food Program and others. Our commercial partners include Al Jazeera, Doha News, and others. Our academic partners include MIT, Imperial College, Qatar University, Georgetown U. in Qatar, Weil-Cornell Medical College in Qatar, and Northwestern U. in Qatar. In this talk we will present an overview of social computing at QCRI, with specific examples to illustrate our activities.

Chicago Idealist Grad Fair
Date/Time: Oct 05, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Location: UIC Forum

Description: Meet with an administrator of the Heinz College to discuss our many graduate degree program options

Grove City College’s 18th Annual Fall Career Fair
Date/Time: Oct 05, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Location: Grove City College, Physical Learning Center

Description: Meet with an administrator of the Heinz College to discuss our many graduate degree program options

Grove City College Health Professions Career Fair
Date/Time: Oct 05, 2016 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Location: Grove City College, Physical Learning Center

Description: Meet with an administrator of the Heinz College to discuss our many graduate degree program options

Professional Development Series
Date/Time: Oct 05, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Location: Hamburg Hall A301

Description: Meeting Two

What can I do with a policy degree?
Date/Time: Oct 06, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Location: Carnegie Mellon University

Description: Learn about careers in public policy, fellowships, scholarships, and the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management Program.

Hilti Information Session
Date/Time: Oct 07, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Location: HBH 1005

Description: TBA

28th Annual HENAAC Conference
Date/Time: Oct 08, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Location: Anaheim Convention Center

Description: Meet with an administrator of the Heinz College to discuss our many graduate degree program options

HENAAC Conference
Date/Time: Oct 08, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Location: Anaheim Convention Center

Description: Meet with an administrator of the Heinz College to discuss our many graduate degree program options

HACU 30th Annual Conference
Date/Time: Oct 08, 2016 at 12:00 AM to Oct 10, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Location: Grand Hyatt San Antonio

Description: Meet with an administrator of the Heinz College to discuss our many graduate degree program options

Deloitte Case Competition
Date/Time: Oct 08, 2016 - This is an all day event.
Location: Hamburg Hall - Room TBD

Description: TBA

Mini I Faculty Course Evaluations
Date/Time: Oct 10, 2016 to Oct 14, 2016 - This is an all day, multi-day event.
Location: Carnegie Mellon University

Description: No Description

Consulting Industry Trends with Tom Rodenhauser
Date/Time: Oct 10, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Location: Hamburg Hall A301

Description: Consulting industry trends and strategy for careers in consulting.

Lawrence Wein - Data-driven Operations Research Analyses in the Humanitarian Sector
Date/Time: Oct 10, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Location: Hamburg Hall 1002 (Pittsburgh Campus)

Description: We briefly discuss six projects in the humanitarian sector: (1) allocating food aid for undernutrutioned children using data from a randomized trial in sub-Saharan Africa, (2) allocating food aid for undernutritioned children using data from a nutrition project in Guatemala, (3) analyzing the nutrition-disease nexus in the case of malaria, (4) allocating aid for health interventions to minimize childhood mortality, (5) assessing the impact of U.S.'s failure to use cash-based food assistance on child mortality, and (6) deriving individualized biometric identification for India's universal identification program.

Cultural Vista's Fellowship info session
Date/Time: Oct 11, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Location: Hamburg Hall 1007

Description: Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program and Alfa Fellowship Program at Cultural Vistas, a nonprofit exchange organization promoting global understanding and collaboration among individuals and institutions.

Last Day of Mini I Classes
Date/Time: Oct 17, 2016 - This is an all day event.
Location: Carnegie Mellon University

Description: No Description

Mini I Exams, Semester Classes Meet as Scheduled
Date/Time: Oct 17, 2016 to Oct 20, 2016 - This is an all day, multi-day event.
Location: Carnegie Mellon University

Description: No Description

Idealist: Los Angeles
Date/Time: Oct 17, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Location: Los Angeles Idealist Grad Fair 2015

Description: Meet with an administrator of the Heinz College to discuss our many graduate degree program options

Alex Chouldechova - Fair prediction with disparate impact: A study of bias in recidivism prediction instruments
Date/Time: Oct 17, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Location: Hamburg Hall 1002 (Pittsburgh Campus)

Description: Recidivism prediction instruments provide decision makers with an assessment of the likelihood that a criminal defendant will reoffend at a future point in time. While such instruments are gaining increasing popularity across the country, their use is attracting tremendous controversy. Much of the controversy concerns potential discriminatory bias in the risk assessments that are produced. This work discusses a predictive bias criterion originating in the field of educational and psychological testing that has recently been applied to assess the fairness of recidivism prediction instruments. We show that, when recidivism prevalence differs across groups, the constraints imposed by the predictive bias criterion force false negative and false positive rates to also differ. We then demonstrate how differences in error rates can lead to disparate impact under policies that assign stricter penalties to higher-risk individuals.

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