The Steering Committee of Poli-Informatics met in Evanston, at the Kellogg School of Management’s Allen Center, to discuss and plan future steps of the grant.
This was also the first “face2face” meeting of the Steering Committee, which meant that the conversations started with each member’s presentation about themselves and their field.
John Wilkerson, University of Washington, the PI of the grant, Presentation: Beyond Induced: New approaches to conceptualizing and measuring legislator preferences
Anne Washington, George Mason University, the Co-PI of the Grant, Presentation: Information Retrieval and Political Informatics
Claire Cardie, Cornell
Thomas R. Bruce, Cornell Law – Legal Information Institute
John Gastil, Penn State, Presentation: Deliberative Democracy and the PINet Project
Christopher Adolph, University of Washington, Presentation: Interactive Visualization of Model Inference and Robustness
Derek Willis, The New York Times, Presentation: Hell is Other People the Need for Canonical Names and Other Problems.
Noah Smith, Carnegie Mellon, Presentation: Pi-Net Talk
Daniel Diermeier, Northwestern University; Understanding the policy making process – Issues, Institutions, and Framing
Throughout the weekend, the group discussed the broad implications of their work, brainstormed potential directions for the project, and crafted the structure of everything yet to come.