Voting in the European Parliament
Tid og sted: 2. juni 2022 10:0011:30, Nydalen

Philipp Broniecki and Bjørn Høyland present their paper on Patterns of Roll-Call Requests in the European Parliament. The presentation will focus on the technical issues involved in shaping, phrasing and organizing information from a large set of semi-structured web-pages. 

Bildet kan inneholde: tilbehør til musikkinstrumenter, musikk, underholdning, stol, bygning.
Tid: 5. mai 2022 10:0011:30

Haakon Gjerløw presents his ongoing effort to collect a comprehensive dataset on the political system of Zambia since 1996.

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Tid og sted: 7. apr. 2022 10:0011:30, Eilert Sundts hus, A-blokka: Auditorium 3

Ingrid Kristine Glad (dScience)

dScience er et tverrfaglig senter som blant annet ønsker å forstå data bedre, representere kunnskap gjennom data, sikre intelligent utvikling av kunstig intelligens, håndtere usikkerhet, forstå fenomener - enten de er en del av naturen eller skapt av oss mennesker. 

Soldier in from of computer
Tid og sted: 17. mars 2022 10:0011:30, Nydalen

What role are cyber operations playing in the Ukrainian war? In this presentation, Dr Philipp Lutscher will elaborate on how Ukraine became a testbed for Russian cyber actions since 2014, talk about different activities, such as Denial-of-Service attacks and their motivation, and show that such cyber operations played a rather marginal role in the conflict thus far. Finally, Philipp will talk about Russia's strategy of information control, more precisely, the use of bots, disinformation campaigns, and censorship.

Bildet kan inneholde: katt, personlig datamaskin, datamaskin, laptop, svart og hvit.
Tid og sted: 3. mars 2022 10:0011:30, Eilert Sundts hus, A-blokka Auditorium 6

I dette seminaret snakker vi om karrierermuligheter innen data-vitenskap. 

EU flag, book of law, judge's wooden hammer
Tid: 3. feb. 2022 10:0011:30

Silje S. L. Hermansen presents joint work with Urska Sadl entitled Judicious judging: The effect of political debate on judicial decision making

Delta via zoom

Stortingssalen med representanter
Tid og sted: 14. okt. 2021 10:0011:30, Nydalen, Seminarroom

Martin Søyland (Political Science, UiO) presents his R package stortingscrape. This R package aims to effectivize this process for Norwegian parliamentary data. The package makes the data easily accessible, while also being flexible enough for tailoring the different underlying data sources to ones needs. The package philosophy revolves around three core consepts: 1) simplify data formats as much as possible, 2) make interconnected sources of data easily mergable, and 3) minimize overlap in information for different retrival functions.

Computer Fox
Tid og sted: 9. sep. 2021 10:0011:30, Kristen Nygaards hus 2410

The Research Infrastructure Services Department at USIT is responsible for national e-infrastructure services for computation, storage of research data and more. The group is also responsible for UiO's involvement in national, Nordic and European initiatives and other cooperation projects and initiatives in the field of e-infrastructure and scientific computing.

Arabisk tekst som bilde
Tid og sted: 17. juni 2021 10:0011:30, Nydalen / Zoom

Optical character recognition (OCR) promises to open vast bodies of historical data to scientific inquiry, but OCR can be cumbersome when documents are noisy. The past 18 months have seen the launch of new OCR processors with vastly improved accuracy. In this seminar, Thomas Hegghammer will give an overview of the latest tools and present a new R package that offers access to the most powerful of them all, Google Document AI.

Tid og sted: 6. mai 2021 10:0011:30, Zoom

Opinion polls are not reported in the media as unfiltered numbers. And some opinion polls are not reported at all. This talk by Zoltán Fazekas from Copenhagen Business School is about how polls travel through several stages that eventually turn boring numbers into biased news. The theoretical framework describes how and why opinion polls that are available to the public are more likely to focus on change, despite most polls showing little to no change. These dynamics are empirically demonstrated using several data sources and measurements from two different democracies (Denmark and the U.K.) covering several years of political reporting. In the end, a change narrative will be prominent in the reporting of opinion polls which contributes to what the general public sees and shares, further consolidating a picture of volatile political competition.

Bildet kan inneholde: rektangel, skrift, parallell, elektrisk blå, symmetri.
Tid og sted: 15. apr. 2021 10:0011:30, Zoom

Neil Ketchley presents Violence, Concessions, and Decolonization: Evidence from the 1919 Egyptian Revolution

Tid og sted: 11. mars 2021 10:0011:30, Zoom / 830

Hvem vinner stortingsvalget? Selv om ingen vet noe sikkert før valget har funnet sted, har vi en mengde data som gjør det mulig å svare i form av sannsynligheter.

Tid og sted: 18. feb. 2021 10:0011:30, Zoom / 830

Philipp Broniecki presents joint work with Lucas Leeman and Reto Wüest on an R-package for Improved multilevel regression with post-stratification through machine learning (autoMrP)