On June 22 and 26, 2018 the first cohort of students of the PhD in Data Science presented initial ideas and plans for their thesis research. This was an important milestone for the novel PhD program, and brought together many members of our growing community.
The students delineated very interesting research directions -- tackling a variety of scientific and methodological questions. Their work will span areas as diverse as urban mobility; international migration and trade; scientific and technical innovation; subjective well-being; autisms spectrum disorder; fake news; statistical techniques for model selection, robustness and imputation in high dimension; and approaches to decipher causation and features’ contributions from machine learning algorithms.
More details on the event can be found here.