Alexandra Dima & Dan Dediu : Data, methods, outcomes: from linguistic diversity to health behaviors

On The October 16, 2019

18h30 - 20h30
Salon de la Résidence IEA
3 Allée de Fontenay, 69007 Lyon

Presentation of the project IDEXLyon (2018-2021) bridging Université Lumière Lyon 2 and Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, which focuses on data science approaches to linguistic diversity and health behaviors.

The first axis tries to understand how extra-linguistic factors, such as climate, ecology and the anatomy of our speech organs, influence the emergence and patterning of the myriad ways in which languages differ. To do so we are using methods borrowed from several disciplines like evolutionary biology, statistics, social networks, and experimental phonetics.
The second axis focuses on determinants of health behaviors and, in particular, on adherence to treatment and modelling healthcare trajectories using a variety of data sources (electronic medical records, interviews with actors in the health system) and methods (estimation of adherence, interactive visualizations, statistical analysis and mixed methods).
The connection between these axes is characterized by a commitment to solid quantitative and computer-driven methods. We also will discuss the pleasures and pains of cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional research both in general and in specific to Lyon and France.

Dan Dediu is researcher at the Laboratoire DDL, Université Lumière Lyon 2, he holds an IDEX fellowship

Alexandra Dima is researcher at the Laboratoire HESPER, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

Résidence IEA, 3 allée de Fontenay
69007 Lyon