What: Research Lightning Talks
When: Tuesday, March 3 at 12pm
Where: The Allen Center, CSE 203
Please join us this week for the last Change Seminar of the quarter. This week we will be having lighting talks from CS and iSchool grad students. This is a great opportunity to learn about some of the current research going on at UW right now.
Abstract: A proposal for extending two-way SMS messaging to an USSD based menu system. What would such a system look like, how could it be used, would it provide a net benefit to justify the costs.
Bio: Trevor Perrier is a 3rd year PhD student working with SMS for data reporting and health literacy. He is in the Computer Science and Engineering department and advised by Richard Anderson.
Raza Khan on Behavioral Modeling for Churn Prediction in Developing Countries
Abstract: This presentation is going to describe our work on churn prediction on data from a Telecom Operator of South Asia. A key highlight of our work is the identification of some unexpected features of customer attrition.
Bio: Muhammad Raza Khan is a 2nd year PhD student in the Information School, University of Washington working under Dr. Joshua Blumenstock. Raza has been working on different big data projects related to product adoption and churn.
Philip Reed on Patterns of mobile phone use based on gender and work status.
Abstract: In this work, in collaboration with Raza Rehman, we are examining patterns of mobile phone use between men and women, further subdivided into women who work outside the home and those who do not. We aim to help disentangle conflicting claims in the literature about whether differential access to ICT is primarily a reflection of general socio-cultural marginalization or whether it has other stronger roots.
Bio: Philip J. Reed is a 3rd year PhD student in the Information School. Within the field of ICTD, he studies the effects of access to technology on people’s job and career aspirations. His adviser is Ricardo Gomez.