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.
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.
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.
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.
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.