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Royal Society working group including Professor Sofia Olhede publishes machine learning report

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The Royal Society is today releasing its report on "Machine learning: the power and promise of computers that learn by exampleā€¯. Professor Sofia Olhede has been part of the committee, which has explored policy issues associated with automated decision making using machine learning in society.

Workshop on The Regression Discontinuity Design: Methodological Issues and Applications in Economics, Statistics and Epidemiology

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Dr Gianluca Baio and the Research Group "Statistics for Health Economic Evaluation", in collaboration with Dr Marcos Vera Hernandez and CEMMAP have organised a one-day workshop on Methodological Issues and Applications in Economics, Statistics and Epidemiology with the Regression Discontinuity Design. This also serves as an end-of-project event for an MRC-funded research project (MR/K01438/1) aimed at exploring the application of the RDD to evaluating the effects of drugs and treatments in primary care.

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