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Exploring Biodigital Convergence

DSA ADS Course - 2022

Artificial Intelligence, Human Brain, Biodigital Convergence, Human Augmentation

Discuss technical, societal, political, military, legal and ethical aspects of human augmentation and biodigital convergence.

Exploring Biodigital Convergence - February, 2020

Abstract

Digital technologies and biological systems are beginning to combine and merge in ways that could be profoundly disruptive to our assumptions about society, the economy, and our bodies. We call this the biodigital convergence.

How bad data quality can turn a simulation into a dissimulation that shapes the future

DSA ADS Course, 2022

Data Quality, Black Box Models, Bad Models, Origins of SARS-CoV-2, Epidemiology, Non-pharmaceutical Interventions, Mitigation Strategies, COVID19, Health Policy, Public Policy

Review data quality evaluations, bad model design, policy decision-making based on data science, black box models, unwarranted assumptions in models, and evidence based policy making with near real-time data.

Causally Colored Reflections on Leo Breiman’s “Statistical Modeling: The Two Cultures”

DSA ADS Course, 2022

Statistical Analysis, Data Interpretation, Causal Analysis, Causality, Data Fusion, Missing Data, Counterfactuals

Discuss Leo Breiman’s “Statistical Modeling: The Two Cultures”  in light of recent advances in machine learning and causal inference and the separation between the data-fitting and data-interpretation components of statistical modeling.

July, 2021

Statistical Modelling in the Age of Data Science

DSA ADS Course, 2022

Causal Machine learning, Double Machine Learning, Targeted Learning, Statistical Analysis, Data Interpretation, Causal Analysis, Causality, Data Fusion, Missing Data, Counterfactuals

Discuss recent advances in machine learning and causal inference and the separation between the data-fitting and data-interpretation components of statistical modeling.

Discuss causal machine learning, double machine learning and targeted learning.

Statistical Modelling in the Age of Data Science - July, 2021

Abstract

Statistical Modeling The Two Cultures

DSA ADS Course, 2022

Statistical Analysis, Data Interpretation, Causal Analysis, Causality, Data Fusion, Missing Data, Counterfactuals

Discuss the two cultures of statistical modeling according to Leo Breiman in light of recent advances in machine learning and causal inference and the separation between the data-fitting and data-interpretation components of statistical modeling.

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