RAND Statistics Seminar Series

The RAND Statistics Group holds periodic seminars that are open to all RAND employees and members of the public. The chairs of the seminar series are Brian Vegetabile and Joshua Snoke. Members of the public who would like to attend should contact Emily Payne in advance.

If you would like to meet with any of the speakers, or request a paper, please contact Emily Payne.

Upcoming Seminars | Past Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

  • Lessons Learned From the First Year in AI For Good

    Presented by Juan M. Lavista Ferres

    December 2, 2020
    Time: 12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET

    Abstract: The Microsoft AI for Good Research Lab is a philanthropic team of data scientists and researchers dedicated to using AI, Machine Learning and statistical modeling to tackle some of humanity’s greatest challenges. We partner with leading nonprofits, research institutions, NGOs, and governments to accelerate work across the AI for Good program portfolio—Earth, Accessibility, Humanitarian Action, Cultural Heritage, Health—as well as other pressing issues such as affordable housing, broadband access, digital skills, justice reform, legal compliance, etc. This talk I will describing the type of work, and lessons learned and will provide a few details about specific projects.

    Speaker bio: Juan M. Lavista Ferres is currently the General Manager and Lab Director of the Microsoft AI For Good Research Lab, where he works with a team of data scientists and researchers in AI, Machine Learning and statistical modeling, working across Microsoft AI For Good efforts. These efforts includes projects in AI For Earth, AI for Humanitarian Action, AI For Accessibility and AI For Health.

  • Nonparametric causal effects based on incremental propensity score interventions

    Presented by Edward Kennedy, Carnegie Mellon University

    Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
    Host location: Pittsburgh

  • Statistics and the Fair Administration of Justice

    Presented by Hal Stern, University of California, Irvine

    Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PT
    Host location: Santa Monica
    Other locations: Pittsburgh

Past Seminars