Big Data Seminar

7th Computational Social Science Workshop

This is a joint workshop with the University of Konstanz.

Organizers: Ulrik Brandes, Juan-Pablo Ortega, Winfried Pohlmeier, Anthony Strittmatter

September 25, 2017, at University of St. Gallen (Room 01-308):

14:30-15:10: Phillip Heiler (Konstanz): Inference for treatment effect models under irregular identification.

15:10-15:50: Juan-Pablo Ortega (St. Gallen): Universal machine learning paradigms in discrete time with stochastic inputs.

15:50-16:30: Janina Hoffman (Konstanz): Towards understanding how individuals form judgements: A learning approach.

16:30-17:10 Winfried Pohlmeier (Konstanz): Portfolio pretest estimation with machine learning.

17:10-18:00 Coffee break and Apéro.

18:00-19:00 Peter R. Hansen (North Carolina, Chapel Hill): Mind the gap: An early empirical analysis of SEC's "Tick Size Pilot Program".

The last talk by Prof. Peter R. Hansen is a joint activity with the Quantitative Methods Seminar of HSG's School of Economics and Political Science (SEPS).

Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Brain-inspired Information Processing

Octobber 5-6, 2017, University of Konstanz (Organiser: Lyudmila Grigoryeva)

https://www.gsds.uni-konstanz.de/tt8ftuxr56xq3ybzwr/grigoryeva/workshop-on-dynamical-systems-and-brain-inspired-information-processing/

6th Computational Social Science Workshop

This is a joint workshop with the University of Konstanz.

Organizers: Ulrik Brandes, Juan-Pablo Ortega, Winfried Pohlmeier, Anthony Strittmatter

July 18, 2017, at University of Konstanz, Room V1001:

15:15–15:50, Roxana Halbleib, Universität Konstanz, "Latent Factor Model for Panels of Realized Volatilities"
15:55–16:30, Michael Knaus, Universität St. Gallen, "Heterogeneous Employment Effects of Job Search Programmes: A Machine Learning Approach"
16:30–17:00 Kaffeepause
17:00–18:00, Michael König, Universität Zürich, "Network Formation with Local Complements and Global Substitutes: The Case of R&D Networks"
18:00-19:00, Göran Kauermann, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, "Temporal Network Models or Understanding the Trading of Arms"

Big Data and Faster Research

(Cracking) Big Data and Faster Research
(a HSG researcher special event)

If you ask ...

Are there ways to increase my „speed of discovery“? 

Is Big Data relevant for my research? 

Do I have the time, resource or know-how to use it?

… then we will present you with new perspectives in this special event. SWITCHengines was developed for the needs of Swiss Researchers and is currently enhanced in the SCALE-UP project mandated by Swiss universities.

The event addresses those who are looking for better compute and storage infrastructure. We will also show you new hot Big Data use cases, developed at HSG and ZHAW. We encourage you to bring your own device to the event and start researching right there.

Due to the interactive nature of the second part, max. 30 Qualified HSG-researchers are invited to attend on a first come, first serve basis. Register here…

https://www.switch.ch/engines/events/april2017/

Computational Social Science Workshop

This is a joint workshop with the University of Konstanz.

Organizers: Ulrik Brandes, Juan-Pablo Ortega, Winfried Pohlmeier, Anthony Strittmatter

February 9, 2017, at University of Konstanz, Room V1001:

15:15-16:00: Karsten Donnay, Integrating Conflict Event Data

16:00-16:45: David Schoch, FIFA-artiges Ranking für Vereinsmannschaften

16:45-17:15: Break + Coffee

17:15-18:45: Ralph Hertwig, Nudge or boost - Policy Interventions that Behavioral Science Evidence Informs

 

December 20, 2016, at University of St. Gallen, Room 01-103:

15:15-16:00: Lyudmila Grigoryeva, Reservoir computing: Forecasting and filtering of financial time series

16:00-16:45: Dennis Herhausen and Jochen Wulff, Preventing firestorms in social media - An analysis of company response strategies on Facebook

16:45-17:00: Michael Denzler, Introduction of the Big Data Club of the University St. Gallen

17:00-18:00: Break + Apéro

18:00-18:45: Thomas Epper, Preference heterogeneity and allocation choices

18:45-19:30: Sven Kosub, Opinion dynamics based on cognitive consistency

 

Computational Social Science Workshop

This is a joint workshop with the University of Konstanz.

June 2nd 2016, at University of St. Gallen, Room 01-104:

Organizers: Juan-Pablo Ortega, Anthony Strittmatter

15:00-15:45: Winfried Pohlmeier, Portfolio Regularization in High Dimensional Settings

16:45-15:30: Lorenzo Camponovo, Bootstrap Inference for Adaptive Lasso Estimators

16:30-17:15: Nils Weidmann, Digital Discrimination: Political Bias in Internet Service Provision across Ethnic Groups

17:15-18:15: Break + Apéro

18:15-19:00: Sebastian Schutte, Toward a Likelihood Statistic for Agent-Based Models

19:00-19:45: Lukas Schmid, Historical and Administrative Data in the Big Data Revolution

July 7-8th, 2016, at University of Konstanz:

Organizers: Ulrik Brandes, Winfired Pohlmeier

Thursday, July 7, Room P602:

15:15-16:00: Juan-Pablo Ortega, Reservoir Computing: A Big Data Compatible Machine Learning Paradigm

16:00-16:45: Ulrik Brandes, Multivariate Network Positions

16:45-17:15: Coffee Break

17:15-18:00: Jaan Masso, The Potential of Big Data for Migration Research: Internet Data and Mobile Positioning

18:00-18:45: Juergen Pfeffer, Challenges Arising from Studying Large-Scale Socio-Cultural Systems

Friday, July 8, Room A704:

8:30-9:15: Rosa Lillo Roderiguez and Lara Quijano-Sanchez, The BIG Case: A Support System for Client Capture Applied to Social Media and Financial Networks

9:15-10:00: Anthony Strittmatter, The VW Emission Scandal and Used Car Offer Prices in Online Auctions

10:00-10:30: Coffee Break

10:30-11:15: Curtis Signorino, A Second-Best Solution to the Heckman Selection Problem

11:15-12:00: Daniel Keim, Using Visual Analytics to Explore Big Data