Past Events

  • 2017 Apr 18

    Learning about a DOE in Spain//Rafael Mayo Garcia, IACS Fellow

    Location: 

    Harvard Real Colegio Complutense, 26 Trowbridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard is pleased to announce a talk by IACS Fellow, Rafael Mayo Garcia, "Learning About a Department of Energy in Spain.  A World-Class Institution to Collaborate With?" on Tuesday, April 18 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM.  

    Rafael will present work from the Center for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT) in Spain.

  • 2017 Apr 14

    IACS Seminar // Dr. Sudip Dosanjh, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    Location: 

    Harvard University, Northwest B103, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138
    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Abstract: Dr. Dosanjh's talk will explore the extreme data science occuring at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center.  NERSC’s primary mission is to accelerate scientific discovery at the U.S.

  • 2017 Apr 07

    Building A Machine Learning Health System // Dr. Nigam Shah, Stanford Univ

    Location: 

    Harvard University, Northwest B103, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138
    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Abstract: In the era of Electronic Health Records, it is possible to examine the outcomes of decisions made by doctors during clinical practice to identify patterns of care—generating evidence from the collective experience of patients.

  • 2017 Mar 31

    Computing..Data..Science..Society: On Connecting the Dots//Dr. Petros Koumoutsakos, ETH

    Location: 

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

    Abstract:
    Big data and exascale computers suggest tremendous potential for progress in science and society —  they are instrumental in the design of every car, in the mapping of the human genome, and in raising awareness of climate change. Large-scale computing can assist commuting and shopping and fuels the growth of companies that can decipher patterns of our personal preferences. The power of big data and exascale computers stems from their potential for pattern recognition and prediction that surpasses human capabilities for handling complexity. 

  • 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.

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