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QMSS Events

QMSS offers seminar events that are open to all QMSS students as well as to the general public.  In addition, it offers select topical workshops and events throughout the year. Please find below the QMSS events calendar. Click on the event to view event details.  

2013-2014 Event Highlights

QMSS/United Nations Development Programme Visualization Data Dive

UNDP's Team on Extractive Industries for Sustainable Development (EI Team) and Columbia University's Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences (QMSS) Master of Arts Program have teamed up to organize a data exploration event which brings together the research capacity of the Columbia community with the increasingly available, but underutilized extractive industries (oil, gas, and mining) data of the United Nations Development Programme.  

The event aims to explore, thorugh data analysis, associations between the extractive industries and the social and economic conditions in which these industries operate.  In addition, it strives to bring together individuals fluent in content expertise, statistical analysis and computer programming and expose them to the processes and practices of other disciplines involved in the production of a quality, quantitative research product while providing the United Nations Development Programme with visualization products that contribute to the their efforts around the world.

For more information, see the event webpage.

QMSS Alumni Career Panel

QMSS alumni have gone on to occupy and excel in a broad variety of academic and professional fields.  Alumni Career panel events are designed to provide a forum for QMSS community to explore these various careerpaths.  This event focuses on careers in Data Science and the Banking Industry.

For more information on the speakers and to view a recording of the event, please visit the event webpage.


Panel Speakers 

Bob Filbin:  Chief Data Scinetist at Crisis Text Line

Zubin Jelveh:  Computer Science PhD at New York University 

Eurry Kim:  Advertising Researcher at Facebook

Ankit Lal:  Vice President in Operations at Goldman Sachs & Company

Tejas Savant:  Healthcare Equity Analyst at J.P. Morgan

Alex Vaughn:  Data Analyst at Priceline.com

Takayoshi Wiesner:  Vice President, Global Capital Markets at Morgan Stanley