Skip to Main Content
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics
Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics
About BMSA
Committee On Applied & Theoretical Statistics
Math Frontiers Webinar Series
Data Education Roundtable
Member Bios
BMSA & CATS Impacts

Predictive Analytics for Human Services

 PA in HS image

Meeting Agenda

9:00 AM      Introduction to the workshop and the challenges and opportunities in analytics for human services
                    Sallie Keller, Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech


9:40 AM      Youth and family services:  Moderated by Fred Wulczyn of the University of Chicago
                    Overview and state of the art:  Rhema Vaithianathan, Auckland University of Technology
                    Methodological reactions:  Alexandra Chouldechova, Carnegie Mellon University
                    Ethical, social, and legal reactions:  Brett Drake, Washington University St. Louis


11:05 AM     Break


11:20 AM     Education:  Moderated by Karen Vignare of the Assoc. of Public Land Grant Universities                     
                    Overview and state of the art:  Manuela Ekowo, New America
                    Methodological reactions:  Scott James, PAR Framework a division of Hobsons
                    Ethical, social, and legal reactions:  Elana Zeide, Seton Hall University


12:55 PM     Lunch


1:45 PM       Criminal justice:  Moderated by Andrew Ferguson of the University of District Columbia
                    Overview and state of the art:  Greg Ridgeway, University of Pennsylvania
                    Methodological reactions:  Richard Berk, University of Pennsylvania                     
                    Ethical, social, and legal reactions:  Jason Tashea, Justice Codes


3:20 PM      Break


3:45 PM       Panel discussion looking across application domains for common challenges and opportunities                    
                    Emily Putnam-Hornstein (moderator), University of Southern California
                    Erin Dalton, Allegheny County Department of Human Services
                    Cynthia Dwork, Harvard University
                    Jens Ludwig, University of Chicago
                    Denise Nadasen, Nadasen Consulting                     
                    Victoria Stodden, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign                     
                    John Wilbanks, Sage Bionetworks


4:45 PM      Future Steps, Moderated by Kathy Ensor of Rice University


5:30 PM      Adjourn