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April 28, 2016

"To Explain or To Predict?" in Hong Kong

If you're in Hong Kong next week and interested in my work on "To Explain or To Predict?" feel free to attend one of the two talks, each delivered to a different type of audience:

  1. May 4, 14:30 at the Faculty of Business & Economics at The University of Hong Kong (abstract and details) - hosted by Prof. Hsiao-Hui Lee.
  2. May 5, 10:30 at the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM) at City University of Hong Kong (abstract and details) - hosted by Prof. Kwok Tsui.

March 21, 2016

"To Explain or To Predict?" at NTHU's Institute of Information Systems & Applications

On Wednesday (March 23) I'll talk about the difference between using statistical models and data mining for explanation vs. prediction at NTHU's Institute of Information Systems & Applications (here's the official announcement). For those who've been waiting to hear this talk in Hsinchu, here's your chance. Looking forward to a lively discussion.
Location: NTHU, Delta Building, Room 105
Date & Time: March 23, 13:30-15:00


March 5, 2016

Talk on Behavioral Big Data @ Waterloo (Canada) on Tuesday

I'll be delivering a plenary talk on Analyzing Behavioral Big Data: Methodological, Practical, Ethical, and Moral Issues at the Stu Hunter Research Conference, in Waterloo, Canada. The talk will be on Tuesday, 9:00-10:30am, followed by two discussants (Discussants: Roger Hoerl, Union College; Kwok Tsui, City University of Hong Kong; Moderator: Maria Weese, Miami University), and discussion from the audience. 

The talk will be based on my paper with the same title.


February 27, 2016

Big Data - To Explain or To Predict? @ U Toronto's Rotman School of Mgmt

On Friday, March 4 (2016), I'll deliver a talk on Big Data - To Explain or To Predict as part of the Big Data Experts Speaker Series @ Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. The talk will discuss the differences between modeling data for causal explanation vs. prediction, with the aim of clarifying usages of big data analytics in both academic research and industry.


February 22, 2016

New Working Paper: Analyzing Behavioral Big Data

In preparation for my plenary talk at the Stu Hunter Research Conference next month, I have written the paper "Analyzing Behavioral Big Data: Methodological, Practical, Ethical, and Moral Issues", now available on SSRN. My talk will be followed by two discussants and hopefully a heated debate from the audience. If you have feedback on the paper or the topic, please email me!


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