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CITRIS Research Exchange with Sera Linardi

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Banatao Auditorium

310 Sutardja Dai Hall

2594 Hearst Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94720

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Behavioral Economics * Data Systems * Transit Choices

Sara Linardi

Associate Professor of Economics

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), University of Pittsburgh

About the talk:

PittSmartLiving is a $1.4M 3 year National Science Foundation project hosted in University of Pittsburgh to reduce public transit congestion by designing a market connecting travelers with time-sensitive local business coupons. It funds three labs: Data, Systems, and Human Behavior. We look at the social science side of the question using mathematical modeling, lab and field experiments, and simulations to understand public transit user dynamics.

About the Speaker:

Sera Linardi is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her PhD in Social Science at the California Institute of Technology after working as a computer scientist at Adobe Systems. She bridges academic research and practical challenges in public/social services provision, specifically around prosocial behavior, information aggregation, and behavior economics of the poor. Her research has been published in both economics and political science journals (Journal of Public Economics, Management Science, Games and Economic Behavior, British Journal of Political Science) and won the 2016 MPSA Best Paper in Comparative Politics Award. Her work is currently supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Heinz Endowment.

About the Series:

Launched in 2008, the CITRIS Research Exchange delivers fresh perspectives on information technology and society from distinguished academic, industry, and civic leaders. Join us this spring to celebrate 10 years of innovative ideas and dialogue.

Learn more about CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at the University of California.

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The CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12pm Pacific time and is hosted live at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus, unless otherwise noted. Register online by Monday prior for a complimentary lunch inside the auditorium.

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