Yale Explores…Data, Data, Everywhere!

Yale Explores…Data, Data, Everywhere!


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Elisa Celis
Assistant Professor of Statistics and Data Science

Elisa Celis’ research focuses on problems that arise at the interface of computation and machine learning and its societal and economic ramifications. She approaches these problems by using both experimental and theoretical techniques. Her work spans multiple areas including social computing and crowdsourcing, data science, and algorithm design with a current emphasis on fairness and diversity in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Her recent works include methodologies for debiasing data, approaches to produce diverse ranking and recommendation systems, mechanisms to avoid discrimination in access to opportunity in online advertisements, and the design of voting techniques that allow for the election of diverse committees.

Celis received her B.Sci. from Harvey Mudd College in 2006 in computer science and mathematics, a M.Sci. in mathematics from the University of Washington in 2008, and a Ph.D. in computer science andengineering from the University of Washington in 2012. She was a research scientist at Xerox Research India where she managed the crowdsourcing research thrust worldwide, and then was a senior research scientist at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland in computer and information sciences, where she was also a program advisor for the Digital Humanities doctoral program and a co-founder of the Computation Nature and Society Think Tank.

Celis has published articles in the leading conferences in computer science including ICML, NeurIPS, WWW, FOCS, FAT*, CSCW, in addition to journals such as Management Science, SIAM Journal on Computing. She is a leader in the #DiversifyAI and #FairML space, and was/is a co-organizer of the Fairness, Accountability and Transparency in Machine Learning workshop (FAT/ML) in 2018, the AI, Ethics and Society at Yale workshop (AIES@Yale) in 2019, the LatinX in AI workshop (LXAI) at ICML 2019, the Women in Big Data workshop in 2019, and the Fairness, Accountability and Transparency conference (FAT*) in 2020.

Tweets at @profelisacelis and further info at https://datascienceethics.org/elisacelis/.

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Alan Gerber ’86, P ’19, P ’20
Dean of Social Science; Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science

Alan Gerber is the dean of the social science division of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science, and chair of the university-wide committee on data-intensive social science. His current research focuses on how evidence is used in decision making and public policy and on applying experimental and other statistical methods to study political behavior. He has received grants from the Hewlett Foundation, NSF, PEW, and the Smith Richardson Foundation for his work.

Gerber has received various academic honors and awards, including the National Academy of Public Administration’s Louis Brownlow Book Award (2018), best book award from the ASPA Organized Section on Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics in (2018), best paper on public policy award from the APSA Organized Section on Public Policy (2014), best book award from the APSA Organized Section on Experimental Research (2013), the Heinz Eulau Award for the best article in the American Political Science Review (2002), and was recently selected to be a fellow at the Society for Political Methodology (2016). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2009) and the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences (2011), received a Health Policy and Research Investigator Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2008), and was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (2004-2005).

Gerber has authored or co-authored five books to date, including the latest titled Unhealthy Politics: The Battle Over Evidence-Based Medicine, 2017. He has penned more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, and other writings. His research has been published in the leading journals including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics, as well as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. He has served as president of the APSA Organized Section on Experimental Research as well the chair of the APSA Organized Section on Experimental Research Reporting Standards Committee. He is also a faculty research associate in political economy at NBER and a Faculty Affiliate at the Jameel Poverty Action Lab-North America.

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Harlan Krumholz ’80, P ’12, P ’17
Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health

Harlan Krumholz is a cardiologist and health care researcher at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He received a B.S. from Yale, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and a masters in health policy and management from the Harvard University School of Public Health. He is the Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and director of the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), one of the nation’s first and most productive research units dedicated to producing innovations to improve patient outcomes and promote better population health. He directed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at Yale, which prepares talented physicians to become future health care leaders, from 1996–2017.

Krumholz has been honored by membership in the National Academy of Medicine, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He was named a Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association and founded the organization’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Council annual conference. He was a founding Governor of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, is the founder of HugoHealth, a patient-centric platform to engage people as partners in research and facilitate the secure movement of digital health data, and the founder of medRxiv, a preprint server for the medical and health sciences. He is a 2014 recipient of the Friendship Award from the People’s Republic of China in recognition of his collaborative efforts to develop a national cardiovascular research network.

Krumholz was the founding editor of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes and was editor of CardioExchange, a social media site of the publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine. He has published more than 1000 articles, has a regular blog on Forbes.com, and has contributed to the New York Times Wellness blog, the New York Times op-ed page, and National Public Radio Shots blog.

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Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D.
President; Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology

Peter Salovey is the twenty-third president of Yale University and the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology. Since becoming president in July 2013, he has led the development of new programs and facilities, strengthened partnerships worldwide, increased access to a Yale College education, and enhanced interdisciplinary collaboration and entrepreneurial opportunity for faculty and students. Other leadership roles at Yale included serving as chair of the Department of Psychology (2000 to 2003); dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (2003 to 2004); dean of Yale College (2004 to 2008); and provost (2008 to 2013). President Salovey earned a Ph.D. (psychology) at Yale in 1986. He has authored or edited over a dozen books translated into eleven languages and published hundreds of journal articles and essays in social psychology. With John D. Mayer, he developed a broad framework called “emotional intelligence.” In addition to teaching and mentoring scores of graduate students, President Salovey has won both the William Clyde DeVane Medal for Distinguished Scholarship and Teaching in Yale College and the Lex Hixon ’63 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences. In 2013, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and National Academy of Medicine.