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  • I earned a PhD in Statistics from Princeton. I then joined the Department of Social Statistics at Cornell in 1975, where I’ve taught since then. (For a coincidental link, the Department’s home is the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, which turned out to be the undergraduate school of Nick Mullins, who was my social science side advisor at Dartmouth—but I didn’t know that until I came here.) My career has included developing the statistics software, Data Desk, which is still...

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  • My whole career for the past 40 plus years has been built directly upon work that I started in my BA thesis in MSS at Dartmouth. I wrote about the application of computing and mathematical models to support decision making in rural New England towns. That was 1970. In 1977, I graduated from MIT’s Sloan school working in system dynamics and computer modeling (I had first encountered this field in a senior seminar at Dartmouth). I have been teaching simulation modeling to masters and PhD...

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  • My career has been as a city and regional planner, always specialized in the spatial distribution of activities and travel, which are amenable to quantitative analysis. With the expansion of computing hardware and software, such work has expanded to increasingly sophisticated simulations and visualizations. I worked for many years on Boston's Big Dig providing input to the traffic simulation model which guided its planning, design and construction. I am proud that the Greenway now adds value...

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  • Goal: Developing skills in graphical representation of quantitative data.

    Workshop Leaders

    Kosuke Imai, Princeton University

    Professor, Department of Politics
    Director, Program in Statistics and Machine Learning
    Executive Committee, Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science

    Jonathan Olmsted, Princeton University

    Senior Research and Computing Specialist, Department of Politics
    University of Rochester PhD (...

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  • Professor of Government Michael Herron's latest paper concludes that North Carolina's voting law changes are disadvantageous to black voters in the state.

    The draft study, coauthored with Daniel Smith, a University of Florida political science professor, comes as the national debate over restrictive election laws and voter ID requirements intensifies. Some 30 states have enacted ID provisions. Many of these new laws are being challenged in state...

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  • Researchers at Dartmouth and the University of Florida say recent voting law changes in North Carolina will disproportionately affect African-Americans, reports MSNBC.

    “We tried to figure out using publicly available voting data if the aspects we studied looked like they would have disproportionate effect on one racial group or whether they would be race neutral,” Michael Herron tells MSNBC. Herron is a professor of government and a co-author of...

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  • Faculty members share their insights on current events with Dartmouth Now in a question-and-answer series called Faculty Forum. This week, Professor Denise Anthony talks about the issues surrounding electronic medical records.

    Denise Anthony is an associate professor and past chair in the department of sociology. She is also research director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (...

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  • March 14 gave Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Daniel Rockmore reason to celebrate. “Happy pi day one and all, or maybe I should say three and a little…,” he said to listeners of VPR’s Commentary Series.

    Rockmore shares facts and tidbits about the number pi, which begins with the expansion 3.14 and goes on forever. He says, “The digits roll out, going on and on, and if you’re willing to resort to a machine, then the current record for...

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  • According to data compiled by Dartmouth Professor Michael C. Herron and Daniel A. Smith, a 2011 change to Florida voting law by state lawmakers will make it harder for Florida’s African American and Hispanic voters to exercise their traditional voting patterns.

    Florida’s new law HB 1355 reduced the number of early voting days from 14 to 8 and eliminated early voting on the Sunday preceding election day. In studying Florida’s 2008 general election...

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