PhD Student Management Science and Engineering Stanford University
kaltenb [at] stanford.edu
I will be a second year PhD Student in the Management Science & Engineering (MS&E) Department at Stanford University beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year and am a member of MS&E’s Social Algorithms Lab (SOAL). My research interests include social network analysis, machine learning, and causal inference.
I received my BS in Mathematics from Ohio University in 2012 where I was also a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, completed a research fellowship at Stanford Law School in 2012-2014, and received my AM in Statistics from Harvard University in 2015. I am also a 2016 recipient of the National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship, and spent Summers 2015/2015 in the Data Science and Cyber Analytics Department at Sandia National Laboratories.
Ruffled Feathers: When Can Gender be Inferred on Social Networks? - Joint work with Johan Ugander
Re(ef)source - Crowdsourced Coral Reef Imaging - Recipient of a Magic Grant from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2016-2017). Joint collaboration between Stanford and Columbia University graduate students.
Linking Women to Opportunity: Evaluating Gender Differences in Self-Promotion - Joint project with LinkedIn and Winner of LinkedIn's Economic Graph Challenge in May 2015.
Kyler Siegel, Kristen Altenburger, Yu-Sing Hon, Jessey Lin & Chenglong Yu (2015). PuzzleCluster: A Novel Unsupervised Clustering Algorithm for Binning DNA Fragments in Metagenomics. Current Bioinformatics, 10, 231-252. [link]
workshops + conferences + talks
Doctoral Consortium on Natural Language Processing and Computational Social Science in Austin, TX. Accepted submission with travel support. upcoming: November 5, 2016. Talk on Predicting Node Attributes and Matching Users in Social Networks: Engineering, Cultural, and Political Considerations. [link]
Uncertainty in Computation at Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, UC Berkeley. Workshop Participant. upcoming: October 4-7, 2016. [link]
2016 Computation + Journalism Symposium at Stanford University. Participant. upcoming: September 30 - October 1, 2016. [link]
Dean’s Seminar Talk at Sandia National Labs in Livermore, CA. August 9, 2016.
SIAM Workshop on Network Science in Boston. Talk on Ruffled Feathers. July 15, 2016. [link]
International Conference on Computational Social Science at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern. Talk in the Social Networks Session on Ruffled Feathers. June 24, 2016. [link]
West Coast Experiments Conference at Stanford GSB. Attended. May 21, 2016. [link]
Personal and Partisan Incumbency Effects in the Electoral Regression Discontinuity Design: A Principal- Stratification Approach. Presented poster at the Women in Machine Learning Workshop. Joint work with Andrew Hall. December 7, 2015. [link]
Second Annual Media Innovation Base Camp at the Brown Institute, Columbia University. Exploring the intersection of storytellling + technology. November 6-8, 2015. [link]
Women in Data Science Conference at Stanford University. Attended. November 2, 2015. [link]
Applications of Machine Learning to Economics and the Social Sciences by Sendhil Mullainathan. Mini-course at UC Berkeley's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. August 27-29, 2015.