Seth Flaxman, Yee Whye Teh, and Dino Sedjdinovic. “Poisson intensity estimation with reproducing kernels”, AISTATS 2017, selected for oral presentation.

S. Flaxman, D. Sejdinovic, J. P. Cunningham, and S. Filippi, “Bayesian Learning of Kernel Embeddings”, Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), 2016. [supplementary]

W. Herlands, A. Wilson, H. Nickisch, S. Flaxman, D. Neill, W. van Panhuis, E. Xing, Scalable Gaussian Processes for Characterizing Multidimensional Change Surfaces, AISTATS 2016.

S. Flaxman, S. Goel, J. Rao, Ideological Segregation and the Effects of Social Media on News Consumption, Public Opinion Quarterly.

Seth Flaxman, Daniel Neill, Alex Smola. “Gaussian Processes for Independence Tests with non-iid Data in Causal Inference.” ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology. [code]

Under review
Charles Loeffler and Seth Flaxman, “Is Gun Violence Contagious?”

Bryce Goodman and Seth Flaxman, ‘European Union regulations on algorithmic decision-making and a “right to explanation” ‘

S Bhatt, E Cameron, SR Flaxman, DJ Weiss, DL Smith, PW Gething, “Improved prediction accuracy for disease risk mapping using Gaussian Process stacked generalisation”

Hyunjik Kim, Xiaoyu Lu, Seth Flaxman, and Yee Whye Teh. “Tucker Gaussian Process for Regression and Collaborative Filtering.”

In preparation
Seth Flaxman, Dougal J. Sutherland, Yu-Xiang Wang, and Yee Whye Teh, “Understanding the 2016 US Presidential Election using ecological inference and distribution regression with census microdata”.

Seth Flaxman and Karim Kassam, “On #agony and #ecstasy: Potential and pitfalls of linguistic sentiment analysis.”

S. Flaxman, A. Gelman, D. Neill, A. Smola, A. Vehtari, and A. G. Wilson, “Fast hierarchical Gaussian processes.”

S. Flaxman, D. Neill, A. Smola, New Space/Time Interaction Tests for Spatiotemporal Point Processes, Heinz College Working Paper series. (This was my Heinz first paper and it won the Suresh Konda award.)

Seth Flaxman, Andrew Wilson, Daniel Neill, Hannes Nickisch, and Alex Smola. “Fast Kronecker Inference in Gaussian Processes with non-Gaussian Likelihoods,” International Conference on Machine Learning 2015, Lille. [code]

Seth Flaxman, Yu-Xiang Wang, and Alex Smola. “Who supported Obama in 2012? Ecological inference through distribution regression,” KDD 2015, Best Student Paper Award. [third party code / replication]

Stevens, Bennett, Hennocq, Lu, De-Regil, Rogers, Danaei, Li, White, Flaxman, Oehrle, Finucane, Guerrero, Bhutta, Then-Paulino, Fawzi, Black, Ezzati, “Trends and mortality effects of vitamin A deficiency in children in 138 low- and middle-income countries: pooled analysis of population-based surveys,” accepted for publication in The Lancet Global Health.

J. B. Jonas, R.A. Bourne, R. A. White, S. R. Flaxman, J. Keeffe, J. Leasher, K. Naidoo, K. Pesudovs, H. Price, T. Y. Wong, S. Resnikoff, and H. R. Taylor. Visual Impairment and Blindness Due to Macular Diseases Globally: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Ophthalmology Volume 158, Issue 4, Pages 808–815, October 2014.

May 2014, 98(5), issue of the British Journal of Ophthalmology has a series of articles by the Vision Loss Expert Group of the Global Burden of Disease Study.

N. J. Kassebaum, R. Jasrasaria, M. Naghavi, S. K. Wulf, N. Johns, R. Lozano, M. Regan, D. Weatherall, D. P. Chou, T. P. Eisele, S. R. Flaxman, R. L. Pullan, S. J. Brooker, and C. J. L. Murray. A systematic analysis of global anemia burden from 1990 to 2010. Blood. January 2014, 123 (5) 615-624.

R. Bourne, G. Stevens, R. A. White, J. Smith, S. Flaxman, H. Price, J. B Jonas, J. Keeffe, J. Leasher, K. Naidoo, K. Pesudovs, S. Resnikoff, H. R. Taylor. Causes of vision loss worldwide, 1990—2010: a systematic analysis. The Lancet Global Health, 11 November 2013.

G. Stevens, R.A. White, S. Flaxman, H. Price, J.B. Jonas, J. Keeffe, J. Leasher, K. Naidoo, K. Pesudovs, S. Resnikoff, H. Taylor, R. Bourne. Global Prevalence of Vision Impairment and Blindness: Magnitude and Temporal Trends, 1990-2010. Ophthalmology (2013).

Stevens GA, Finucane MM, De-Regil LM, Paciorek CJ, Flaxman SR, Branca F, Peña-Rosas JP, Bhutta ZA, Ezzati M, Global, regional, and national trends in haemoglobin concentration and prevalence of total and severe anaemia in children and pregnant and non-pregnant women for 1995–2011: a systematic analysis of population-representative data, The Lancet Global Health (2013), 1(1): 16-25

Olofin I, McDonald CM, Ezzati M, Flaxman S, Black RE, et al. Associations of Suboptimal Growth with All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality in Children under Five Years: A Pooled Analysis of Ten Prospective Studies. PLoS ONE 8(5): e64636. 2013.

US Burden of Disease Collaborators, The State of US Health, 1990-2010: Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors, JAMA. (2013) 310(6):591-608.

Global Burden of Disease papers in the Lancet, 2013: 400+ authors; I’m an author on the years lived with disability (YLDs), disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), and risk factors papers.

C. McDonald, I. Olofin, S. Flaxman, W. Fawzi, D. Spiegelman, L. Caulfield, R. Black, M. Ezzati, G. Danaei, The effect of multiple anthropometric deficits on child mortality: meta-analysis of individual data in ten prospective studies from developing countries, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2013.

M. Mascarenhas, S. Flaxman, T. Boerma, S. Vanderpoel, G. Stevens. National, regional and global trends in infertility prevalence since 1990: a systematic analysis of 277 health surveys,” PLoS Medicine, 9(12), 2012. [I’m a co-first author.]

Gretchen A Stevens, Mariel M Finucane, Christopher J Paciorek, Seth R Flaxman, Richard A White, Abigail J Donner, Majid Ezzati, on behalf of Nutrition Impact Model Study Group (Child Growth). “Trends in mild, moderate, and severe stunting and underweight, and progress towards MDG 1 in 141 developing countries: a systematic analysis of population representative data.” The Lancet, 5 July 2012. Find out more and view interactive visualizations.

Gretchen Stevens, Seth Flaxman, Emma Brunskill, Maya Mascarenhas, Colin D. Mathers, Mariel Finucane, on behalf of the Global Burden of Disease Hearing Loss Expert Group. (2011). “Global and regional hearing impairment prevalence: an analysis of 42 studies in 29 countries,” The European Journal of Public Health 2011. [PDF]

K. Corcoran, S. Flaxman, M. Neyer, P. Scherpelz, C. Weidert, and R. Libeskind-Hadas. (2009). “Approximation Algorithms for Traffic Grooming in WDM Rings,” IEEE International Conference on Communications 2009. [PDF]

S. Flaxman, J. Huang, J. Stephenson, and X. Comtesse. (2009). “CityRank: a dynamic tool for exploring and generating new indices of cities.” Information Design Journal. 17:3, January 2010. [pdf]

S. Flaxman. (2008). “On the Optimality of Some Semide finite Programming-Based Approximation Algorithms under the Unique Games Conjecture.” Senior honors thesis in computer science. Unpublished manuscript available in Harvard University Archives. [PDF]