Dr. Sanjay Basu gave the 2016 Stephen Stewart Gloyd Endowed lecturer on May 19, 2016. He spoke on the challenges and importance of measuring the health impact of government programs and policies. The Stephen Stewart Gloyd Endowed Lecture was established in 1982 to recognize Dr. Park Willis Gloyd. The lectureship was renamed by the family to recognize Park’s son, Stephen Gloyd, who is the Associate Chair for Education and Curriculum for the UW Department of Global Health, and a professor in Health Services at the School of Public Health.
Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. He is a primary care physician and an epidemiologist, focusing on the study of how population health is influenced by social and economic programs. Dr. Basu received his education from MIT, Oxford, and Yale, and serves on advisory panels for the United Nations, World Health Organization, the American Heart Association, and the Global Burden of Disease Project. In 2013, he was named one of the “top 100 global thinkers” by Foreign Policy Magazine, and in 2015 he won the New Innovator Award from the Director of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Basu is the co-author of “The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills,” which discusses recessions, budget battles, and the politics of life and death.
D3js in any substantial way
Steve Few email list, and his example with isotype and patient risk charts
538.com viz stuff
Subject: Talk: Balasubramanian Sivan / Optimal Crowdsourcing Contests / Wed 1/28, 3:30pm / CSE 403
SPEAKER: Balasubramanian Sivan (MSR)
TITLE: Optimal Crowdsourcing Contests
WHEN: Wednesday, 1/28, 3:30pm
WHERE: CSE 403
We study the design and approximation of optimal crowdsourcing
contests. Crowdsourcing contests can be modeled as all-pay auctions because
entrants must exert effort up-front to enter. Unlike all-pay auctions where a
usual design objective would be to maximize revenue, in crowdsourcing contests,
the principal only benefits from the submission with the highest quality. We
give a theory for optimal crowdsourcing contests that mirrors the theory of
optimal auction design. We also compare crowdsourcing contests with more
conventional means of procurement and show that crowdsourcing contests are
constant factor approximations to conventional methods.
Joint work with Shuchi Chawla and Jason Hartline.
From: Abraham D. Flaxman
Subject: FW: Talk: Balasubramanian Sivan / Optimal Crowdsourcing Contests / Wed 1/28, 3:30pm / CSE 403
Sorry I missed this. Jason told me about this project a little while back, and it convinced me to enter a contest. It was more fun than writing a grant proposal, and when it was rejected they gave me a 2nd runner up cash prize…
I’ve been watching really fun 10 minute talks lately on youtuble. They are put together by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers, and Commerce (weird name, huh? It seems they prefer “RSA” for short. But I’m still enough of a computer scientist to think that acronym is taken.)
Here is one that crossed my inbox yesterday, a talk by Dan Pink about what motivates us:
Here are a slew of interesting things for computer scientists interested in global health, from the UW CSE Industrial Affiliates Program. This came my from the UW Change mailing list.