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Jacob Abernethy, PhD, University of Michigan- MIDAS Seminar Series

September 30, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Forum Hall, Palmer Commons

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Jacob Abernethy, PhD

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

‘Statistical and Algorithmic Tools to Aid Recovery in Flint’

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Abstract: Recovery from the Flint Water Crisis has been hindered by uncertainty in both the water testing process and the causes of contamination. On the other hand, city, state, and federal officials have been collecting and organizing a significant amount of data, including many thousands of water samples, information on pipe materials, and city records. Combining all of this information, and utilizing state-of-the-art algorithmic and statistical tools, we have be able to develop a clearer picture as to the source of the problems, to accurately estimate the greatest risks, and to more efficiently direct resources towards recovery.

Bio: Jacob Abernethy is an Assistant Professor in the EECS Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He finished his PhD in Computer Science at the UC Berkeley, and was a Simons postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Jake’s primary interest is in Machine Learning, and he likes discovering connections between Optimization, Statistics, and Economics.

For more information on MIDAS or the Seminar Series, please contact midas-contact@umich.edu. MIDAS gratefully acknowledges Northrop Grumman Corporation for its generous support of the MIDAS Seminar Series.

Details

Date:
September 30, 2016
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Website:
http://midas.umich.edu/seminar-series/

Organizer

Alison Martin
Phone:
(734) 615-8945
Email:
aalison@umich.edu
Website:
http://midas.umich.edu/faculty-member/alison-martin/

Venue

Forum Hall, Palmer Commons
100 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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