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Dr. Alexandru Cernat visiting the SFB 884

From now to September 27th 2019 Dr. Alexandru Cernat, lecturer in Social Statistics at the University of Manchester, is visiting the SFB 884. He is collaborating with Florian Keusch and Ruben Bach in the project A8 on measurement error in digital trace data. On September 23rd 2019 he will give a talk in our Seminar Series. Information will be sent in the week before as usual.


  

Visiting researcher Dr. Alexandru Cernat

From now to September 27th 2019 Dr. Alexandru Cernat, lecturer in Social Statistics at the University of Manchester, is visiting the SFB 884. He is collaborating with Florian Keusch and Ruben Bach in the project A8 on measurement error in digital trace data. On September 23rd 2019 he will give a talk in our Semiar Series. Information will be sent in the week before as usual.

 

ESA Conference 2019

 

54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

ACL is the premier conference of the field of computational linguistics, covering a broad spectrum of diverse research areas that are concerned with computational approaches to natural language. Three SFB members attended the conference und presented their research papers. Goran Glavaš and Simone Paolo Ponzetto presented their paper "Multilingual and Cross-Lingual Graded Lexical Entailment" at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Furthermore, our member Heiner Stuckenschmidt introduced his paper "A Spreading Activation Framework for Tracking Conceptual Complexity of Texts" in Florence. 

 

Student Assistant part of Enactus National Cup Winning Team

Our student assistant in project Z1 - German Internet Panel, Marie-Lou Sohnius, is among the 90 students who have contributed to Enactus Mannheim e.V. winning the Enactus National Cup for the seventh time. They came out on top against 33 other German university teams. As the national champion, the team will represent Germany at the Enactus World Championship in Silicon Valley.

 

30th IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2019

Our member Rainer Stiefelhagen to present his paper "End-to-end Prediction of Driver Intention using 3D Convolutional Neural Networks" at the 2019 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, sponsored by the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society.

 

Keynote Speaker at the Measurement Error in Longitudinal Data Workshop Annelies Blom

The Measurement Error in Longitudinal Data Workshop will take place at the University of Manchester and will bring together academic, government and industry researchers for discussion of measurement error in longitudinal data. The three day workshop will take place from the 19. to the 21. of june and SFB member Annelies Blom will be making a keynote speach on the 20. on memory effects in surveys.

 

Tobias Rettig recipient of the RAT Travel Award

SFB member Tobias Rettig has received the RAT (Rationale Altruisten) Travel Award and will be presenting his papers „Investigating Respondents’ Ability to Recall Previous Responses to Different Types of Questions in a Probability-Based Online Panel“ and „How Much Text Is Too Much? Assessing Respondent Attention to Instruction Texts Depending on Text Length“ at the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) conference in Zagreb.

 

Linh Nguyen at the IFSA-NAFIPS 2019

Our member Linh Nguyen to present her paper "Fuzzy Transform in Time Series Decomposition"  at the joint IFSA World Congress and the NAFIPS Annual Conference 2019 hosted by the Department of Mathematics and the Center of Advanced Computer Studies at the Univeristy of Louisina. The conference is scheduled for June 18-21, 2019.


 

Friedrich Heinemann in the latest edition of "Das Investment"

Our members opinion towards the aim of the european populist parties to establish a parliamentary group is presented in the journal  "Das Investment".

 

Ontaria/Baden-Wuerttemberg Faculty Mobility Program

Our member Duk Gyoo Kim to visit McMaster University, Canada for the fall semester using the Ontario/Baden-Wuerttemberg (OBW) Faculty Mobility Program. OBW is an exchange scholar program between researchers in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and those in Ontario, Canada.

 

SFB 884 looking for a new Research Fellow

The SFB 884 is looking for a new Research Fellow.  The TV-L 15 position can be filled from September 2019 on. Please find more information here.

 

Workshop for Women in Political Economics

The workshop for women aims to link fields of active current development on Political Economics together, such as pre-electoral strategies, elections, coalition building, institutions and governance in a single comprehensive framework. It will be held in Mannheim on Thursday 16th to Friday 17th of May and has the special feature of being exclusively offered to women by women and is therefore also an opportunity of engaging in conversation on new ways of social interactions. It will not only be an academic workshop but a social one designed to strengthen links between the female SFB members and leading female researchers in the field of Political Economics.

For more information click here.

 

Dr. Daniel Müller at the 2019 Data Compression Conference

 

ZEW Public Finance Conference: The Political Economy of European (Dis)Integration

The ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research is hosting the Public Finance Conference: The Political Economy of European (Dis)Integration with financial support provided by the SFB 884.
The topic of the conference is the political economy of European integration and disintegration. To see the full program click here. The conference takes place in Mannheim on 2-3 May 2019 and aims to cover all fields of public economics and political economy.

 

Federico Nanni to talk at the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries

Our member Federico Nanni to present his short-papers "EAL: A Toolkit and Dataset for Entity-Aspect Linking" and "Semantifying the UK Hansard (1918-2018)" at the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in Illinois.

 

Annelies G. Blom to talk at the Workshop "Interviewers and Their Effects from a Total Survey Error Perspective"

Our member Annelies G. Blom to present her paper "Modelling Group-Specific Interviewer Effects on Nonresponse Using Separate Coding for Random Slopes in Multileves Models" at the Workshop "Interviewers and Their Effetcs from a Total Survey Error Perspective" at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

 

Chan Zhang visiting the SFB from 06.04.2019-14.04.2019

Chan Zhang received her Master (2009) and Ph.D (2013) degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan. Since her return to China in 2014, she has conducted a series of research projects that evaluate survey data quality in China and explore methods to improve it. Her current interests include survey methodology, survey data quality, and comparison of survey and social media data.

 

Sabine Carey studies the murder of local journalists presented in "FORUM"

Our members research results on the murder of local journalists in democratic countries was presented in the magazine "FORUM"

 

Thomas König has been mentioned in the latest edition of "FORUM"

Linda Schädler wrote an article about Franziska Brantner's latest political achievements and cited our speaker Thomas König as an influential figure.

 

Engst and Bach won the Lorenz-von-Stein-Prize

Benjamin Engst and Ruben Bach won the Lorenz-von-Stein-Prize for the best dissertations in Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim. The Lorenz von Stein Prize is endowed with 1.000 EUR each. Ruben Bach's PhD thesis shows new results on "Unintended Behavioral Consequences Due to Repeated Measurement". Benjamin Engst elaborates on High Court decision-making and "The Two Faces of Judicial Power: The Dynamics of Judicial-Legislative Bargaining".