Presentations

Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship, at Harvard Alumni Assembly 2014, Saturday, September 20, 2014:

Chinese government censorship of social media constitutes the largest selective suppression of human communication in recorded history. In three ways, we show, paradoxically, that this large system also leaves large footprints that reveal a great deal about itself and the intentions of the government. First is an observational study where we download all social media posts before the Chinese government can read and censor those they deem objectionable, and then detect from a network of computers all over the world which are censored.

Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship, at ESRC Methods Festival, Oxford University, Tuesday, July 8, 2014:

Chinese government censorship of social media constitutes the largest selective suppression of human communication in recorded history. In three ways, we show, paradoxically, that this large system also leaves large footprints that reveal a great deal about itself and the intentions of the government. First is an observational study where we download all social media posts before the Chinese government can read and censor those they deem objectionable, and then detect from a network of computers all over the world which are censored.

Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship, at Harvard University IT Summit, Cambridge MA, Thursday, June 5, 2014:

Chinese government censorship of social media constitutes the largest selective suppression of human communication in recorded history. In three ways, we show, paradoxically, that this large system also leaves large footprints that reveal a great deal about itself and the intentions of the government. First is an observational study where we download all social media posts before the Chinese government can read and censor those they deem objectionable, and then detect from a network of computers all over the world which are censored.

Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship, at Wesleyan University, Thursday, March 6, 2014:

Chinese government censorship of social media constitutes the largest selective suppression of human communication in recorded history. In three ways, we show, paradoxically, that this large system also leaves large footprints that reveal a great deal about itself and the intentions of the government. First is an observational study where we download all social media posts before the Chinese government can read and censor those they deem objectionable, and then detect from a network of computers all over the world which are censored.

Simplifying Causal Inference, at University of South Carolina, Friday, February 28, 2014:

We propose a simplified approach to matching for causal inference that simultaneously optimizes both balance (between the treated and control groups) and matched sample size. This procedure resolves two widespread (bias-variance trade off-related) tensions in the use of this powerful and popular methodology.

Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship, at University of South Carolina, Thursday, February 27, 2014:

Chinese government censorship of social media constitutes the largest selective suppression of human communication in recorded history. In three ways, we show, paradoxically, that this large system also leaves large footprints that reveal a great deal about itself and the intentions of the government. First is an observational study where we download all social media posts before the Chinese government can read and censor those they deem objectionable, and then detect from a network of computers all over the world which are censored.

Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship, at Georgetown University, Friday, February 7, 2014:

Chinese government censorship of social media constitutes the largest selective suppression of human communication in recorded history. In three ways, we show, paradoxically, that this large system also leaves large footprints that reveal a great deal about itself and the intentions of the government. First is an observational study where we download all social media posts before the Chinese government can read and censor those they deem objectionable, and then detect from a network of computers all over the world which are censored.

The Balance-Sample Size Frontier in Matching Methods for Causal Inference, at University of Michigan, Friday, January 24, 2014:

We propose a simplified approach to matching for causal inference that simultaneously optimizes both balance (between the treated and control groups) and matched sample size. This procedure resolves two widespread (bias-variance trade off-related) tensions in the use of this powerful and popular methodology.

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