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Physics and Presidential Politics: The Role of Data on the Obama Campaign

December 17, 2012 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Presenter 
Michelangelo D'Agostino, Braintree
Location 
Building 362, Room F108
Type 
Seminar
Series 
HEP Special Seminar
Abstract:
What the heck was a physicist doing working on a presidential campaign? From randomized controlled experiments to machine learning algorithms and models, data analytics and statistical analysis played a surprisingly large role in this year's presidential contest. In this talk, I'll give an overview of the wide-ranging role data analytics played in the various departments on the Obama presidential campaign.