Past Events

  • 2017 Feb 24

    Computer Vision for Connectomics // Dr. Toufiq Parag, Harvard University

    Location: 

    Harvard SEAS, Maxwell Dworkin G115, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138
    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Abstract: Connectomics is an area of neuroscience aimed to discover the neuron shape and interconnections (neural network) within animal brain. A comprehensive knowledge of the biological neural network is critically important for a complete understanding of brain functionality. Recent advances in Electron Microscopic (EM) imaging have enabled us to capture the minuscule cellular processes at nanometer scale.  However, such ultra-high resolution recording also produces a massive amount of data that must be analyzed to extract the neurons.

  • 2017 Feb 17

    Boltzmann & the lattice: a very happy computational marriage // Dr. Sauro Succi, IAC-CNR Rome, Italy

    Location: 

    Harvard SEAS, Maxwell Dworkin G115, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138
    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Abstract: Over the last three decades, lattice formulations of Boltzmann's kinetic equation have blossomed into a very powerful tool for the numerical simulation of complex states of flowing matter across a broad range of scales.  From fully-developed turbulence to multiphase microflows, all the way down to biopolymer translocation in nanopores and, lately, even electronic structure calculations and quantum-relativistic hydrodynamics in curved spaces.

  • 2017 Feb 03

    Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference, Cambridge // Harvard, MIT, Microsoft Research

    Location: 

    Microsoft Research Nerd Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA 02142
    9:00am to 5:30pm

    Harvard, MIT, and Microsoft Research New England are proud to partner with Stanford University to bring the Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference to Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    This one-day technical conference will bring together local academic leaders, industrial professionals and students to hear about the latest data science-related research in a number of domains, to learn how leading-edge companies are leveraging data science for success, and to connect with potential mentors, collaborators, and others in the field.  

  • 2017 Jan 19

    IACS Symposium // Data, Dollars, and Algorithms: The Computational Economy

    Location: 

    Harvard University Science Center, Hall B, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138
    9:00am to 5:00pm

    You buy lunch from a food truck and pay by waving your cell phone; before you’ve finished your sandwich, the transaction is posted to your bank account. This is an example of how computer technology lubricates the economy. At a deeper level, computation is also essential to many aspects of financial engineering—portfolio selection, risk management, high-speed trading, the design of new market mechanisms such as online auctions, and even algorithms for the donation and exchange of human organs. With BitCoin, money itself has become a computational object.

  • 2017 Jan 17

    Harvard DataFest 2017 // Data Science Bootcamp for better research // hosted by IQSS

    Location: 

    Harvard University, CGIS South Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    Tue - Wed, Jan 17 to Jan 18, 9:00am - 5:00pm

    DataFest is a new two-day workshop held during J-term and developed by data practitioners and researchers from across the University. Hosted by the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), the purpose of the workshop is for participants to develop skills in working with data.

  • 2017 Jan 09

    Computational & Data Science Workshops // ComputeFest 2017

    Location: 

    Harvard University, Northwest B1 Level, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138
    Mon - Fri, Jan 9 to Jan 13, 8:30am - 5:00am

    Learn cutting-edge computational skills: Tableau/Data Viz, MATLAB, Deep Learning, R, SQL, Python (data science track), and more.  Free and open to the public.  Register here.

  • 2016 Dec 02

    Opportunities and Perils in Data Science

    Location: 

    Harvard SEAS, Maxwell Dworkin G115, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138
    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Presenter: Dr. Alfred Z. Spector (CTO and Head of Engineering, Two Sigma Investments)

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