QSIDE Colloquium

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The QSIDE Colloquium series is pleased to announce our spring 2022 speakers! Please register for your events as soon as possible; attendance is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

All talks will be held virtually via a Zoom webinar. Zoom details will be sent prior to each event.

Jen Jack Gieseking, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Kentucky Ph.D.

Size Matters to Lesbians Too: Queer Trans Feminist Interventions into Data, Algorithms, and Visualizations

Speaker: Jen Jack Gieseking, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Kentucky Ph.D.
Date and Time: January 27, 2022 4:00p.m. Eastern
Abstract: Does “not tiny” data ever qualify as big enough when marginalized people do not have the resources to produce, self-categorize, analyze, or store “big data”? How can algorithms support projects of resistance and resilience, rather than merely enact processes of data sorting and surveillance? In which ways can data visualization multiply rather than simplify narratives?.. See full abstract

Biosketch: Jack Gieseking is an urban cultural geographer, feminist and queer theorist, and environmental psychologist. Their research centeres around lesbian, queer, and trans geographies, with a recent monograph entitled A Queer New York: Geographies of Lesbians, Dykes, and Queers, 1983-2008, a ethnography that focuses on LGBTQ+ data visualization, and more.

Chayla Haynes Davison, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Texas A&M University

Intersectionality Methodology: Quantitative Research Considerations

Speaker: Chayla Haynes Davison, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Texas A&M University
Date and Time: February 10, 2022 4:00p.m. Eastern
Abstract: Kimberlé Crenshaw’s scholarship on Black women has been the springboard for numerous education studies in which researchers use intersectionality as a theoretical framework; however, few have considered the possibilities of intersectionality as a methodological tool… See full abstract

Biosketch: Dr. Chayla Haynes Davison is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration and the recipient of Texas A&M University’s Robert and Mavis Simmons Faculty Fellowship. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Denver and also holds a M.A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University… See full bio

Taj Mustapha, Chief of Equity Strategy, M Health Fairview

A Road to Inequity Paved with Good Intentions: Data Science and Health Care Delivery in the US

Speaker: Taj Mustapha, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University of Minnesota Medical School and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Date and Time: February 24, 2022 4:00p.m. Eastern
Abstract: Researchers have uncovered racial disparities in infant and maternal mortality, survival after myocardial infarction, pain control for long bone fractures, vaccine administration, cancer screening, minimally-invasive versus radical surgical procedures, and more. However, those inequities remain. In fact, many times institutional efforts to address racial and other disparities have resulted in increased disparities… See full abstract

Biosketch: Dr. Mustapha received her MD from the University of California San Francisco, and completed her combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency training at the University of Minnesota… See full bio

Sasha Indarte, Assistant Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Explaining Racial Disparities in Personal Bankruptcy Outcomes

Speaker: Sasha Indarte, Assistant Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Date and Time: March 10, 2022 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Abstract: We document a persistent Black-white gap in personal bankruptcy outcomes. Using preliminary bankruptcy outcomes data from three states while we process new national data, we replicate earlier findings that Black filers are more likely to have their bankruptcy cases dismissed without any debt relief… See full abstract

Biosketch: Sasha Indarte is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Her primary areas of research are household finance, banking, and macroeconomics. Her research investigates the causes and consequences of financial distress using big data, quasi-experimental research designs, and structural economic models… See full bio

John Powell, Data Scientist, MSc, Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries
Joshua Hewson, Student, Williams College.
Manuchehr Aminian, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Cal Poly Pomona.

Proof of concept: Persona Based Synthetic Payments Data Generation Model to Illustrate the Importance of Data Sharing Between Payment Providers in the Detection of Financial Crime

Speaker: John Powell, Data Scientist, MSc, Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. Joshua Hewson, Student, Williams College. Manuchehr Aminian, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Cal Poly Pomona.
Date and Time: March 24, 2022 4:00p.m. Eastern
Abstract: Banks unknowingly process financial transactions relating to Modern Slavery ad Human Trafficking (MSHT) and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) enabling criminals to generate estimated profits of $160 billion p.a. from exploiting millions of individuals. Currently less than 1% of these transactions are being detected and only 0.2% of individuals in slavery are rescued… See full abstract

Biosketch: John Powell is a data scientist at RedCompass Labs, a financial services firm based in London, UK. Prior to that, Powell was an Actuary at Aon, and has also worked at the Government Actuary’s Department. Powell completed his Master’s in Physics with Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London. Joshua Hewson is a student at Williams College, where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and Computer Science. Manuchehr Aminian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Cal Poly Pomona. Aminian completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Colorado State University, and his Ph.D in Mathematics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.