Talks

Invited Talks

“Hierarchical Linkage Clustering with Distributions of Distances for Large-Scale Record Linkage” – Privacy in Statistical Databases, 2014  (September 17-19, 2014)

“Large-Scale Clustering Methods with Applications in Record Linkage” — 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings, “Human Rights Violations: How Do We Begin Counting the Dead?” (August 7, 2014)

Panelist:  “Statistics on Ice:  Advances in Methods for the Analysis of Ice Hockey” – Joint Statistical Meetings (August 6, 2014)

“Will the Real Sam Ventura Please Stand Up?  Deduplicating Text Records with Classifier Aggregation and Clustering.” Presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings, August 7th, 2013. Montreal, QC.

“Deduplicating Text Records in Large Scale Databases with Classifier Aggregation and Clustering.” Presented at the Classification Society Annual Meeting, June 14th, 2013. Milwaukee, WI.

“Methods Matter:  Improving USPTO Inventor Disambiguation Algorithms with Classification Models and Labeled Inventor Records.” Presented at the Roundtable for Engineering Entrepreneurship Research Annual Meeting, November 9th, 2012. Atlanta, GA.

“Methods Matter:  Improving USPTO Inventor Disambiguation Algorithms with Classification Models and Labeled Inventor Records.” Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 3rd, 2012. Boston, MA

“Improving NHL Player Ability Ratings with Hazard Function Models for Goal Scoring and Prevention.” Presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings, August 1st, 2012. San Diego, CA.

“Disambiguating USPTO Inventors with Classification Models Trained on Comparisons of Labeled Inventor Records.” Presented at the Classification Society Annual Meeting, June 15th, 2012. Pittsburgh, PA.

“Improving NHL Player Ability Ratings with Hazard Function Models for Goal Scoring and Prevention.” Presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings, September 24th, 2011. Boston, MA.

 

Contributed Talks

“Web Scraping with R.”  Presented at the Pittsburgh UseR Meetup Group, September 18, 2013.  Pittsburgh, PA.

A Supervised Learning Approach for Identifying Duplicated Text Records.” Presented at the NSF Census Research Network Annual Meeting, May 16th, 2013. Research Triangle Park, NC.

“Disambiguating USPTO Inventors with Conditional Variants of Random Forests.” Presented at the SAMSI Massive Datasets Opening Workshop, September 10th, 2012. Research Triangle Park, NC.

“Methods Matter:  Improving USPTO Inventor Disambiguation Algorithms with Classification Models and Labeled Inventor Records.” Presented at the UIUC Workshop on Disambiguation, June 12th, 2012. Champagne, IL.

“Methods Matter:  Improving USPTO Inventor Disambiguation Algorithms with Classification Models and Labeled Inventor Records.” Presented at the Industry Studies Association Conference, May 20th, 2012. Pittsburgh, PA.