Program

Program

We will meet in Portland, Oregon on 29–30 March 2019.
UO's White Stag Block (the location) is located at 70 NW Couch Street.

Friday, 29 March 2019

08:30am Welcome: Coffee, bagels, general greetings
09:00am Sol Hsiang
Generalizing Global Observation with Satellite Imagery and Machine Learning
09:30am Presentation block (3×20min)
Andy Hultgren
The impacts of climate change on global grain production, accounting for adaptation costs and benefits
Ariel Ortiz-Bobea
A near-real time forecasting system of US crop yields
Andrew Crane-Droesch
Semiparametric neural networks in Keras/Tensorflow
10:30am Coffee break
10:45am Dan Hammer
Last-mile environmental-data communication
11:15am Presentation block (3×20min)
Esha Zaveri
The Nitrogen Legacy: Long-Term Effects of Water Pollution on Human Capital
Ludovica Gazze and Olga Rostapshova
From Water Cops to Smart Meters: Designing Water Conservation Policy in the New Era of Automated Enforcement
Eric Edwards
Hydrologic Data in Water Economics: Institutions and Identification
12:15pm Lunch
01:00pm Keynote: Meredith Fowlie
01:30pm Coffee break
01:45pm Dan Goldberg
Using satellite data to estimate air pollutant emissions and concentrations at high spatiotemporal resolution
02:15pm Jeff Chen
Machine learning, weather predictions, and school closures
02:45pm Coffee break
03:00pm Kathy Baylis
Machine learning
03:30pm Jacob LaRiviere
Predicting Famine: The Importance of ML Model Interpretability and Back-End Data Structures
04:00pm Coffee break
04:15pm Lightning round #1
05:15pm Break
05:45pm Reception: Drinks, tacos, chat

Saturday, 30 March 2019

08:30am Welcome2: Coffee, bagels, general greetings
09:00am Peter Christensen
Data Science in Field Experiments: Putting Bots to Work on Housing Discrimination
09:30am Presentation block (3×20min)
Katherine Meckel
Can Machine Learning Improve Targeting of Environmental Inspections? Evidence from EPA’s RCRA Program
Sam Stolper
Machine-Learning the Impacts of Behavioral Interventions: Evidence from Household Energy Use
Leslie Martin
The Margins of Response to Road Use Prices
10:30am Coffee break
10:45am Lightning round #2
12:00pm Lunch
12:45am Ivan Rudik
Valuing Science Policy: Dynamic Decision-Making With Generalized Bayesian Learning
01:15pm Presentation block (3×20min)
Antonio Bento
A New Approach to Measuring Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation
Felipe Jordan
Land tenure reforms and sustainable development: Evidence from a natural experiment in Southern Chile
David McLaughlin
Remote Sensing and Machine Learning to Study the Effect of Land Titling on Land Use in Mexico
02:15pm Coffee break
02:30pm Meha Jain
Using Satellite Data for Sustainable Agriculture
03:00pm Presentation block (2×20min)
Justin Kirkpatrick
Peer Effects In Rooftop Solar Adoptions
Thanh Nguyen
AI-based Solutions for Wildlife Security
03:40pm Wrap up!
04:30pm Meet up for drinks/food/chat
Old Town Brewing/Pizza
226 NW Davis St, Portland, Oregon
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Please contact with any additional questions.