The Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) works to drive the computational and data science conversation at SEAS, and throughout Harvard, with a wide array of events, including a seminar series, various symposia and workshops focusing on a wide range of topics, including smart city design, data science for social good, data privacy and security, applications in machine learning, and data-driven algorithmics.  Interdisciplinary in nature, IACS frequently collaborates with the departments of Computer Science and Statistics, as well as Harvard's Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS).

Seminar Series

The IACS's seminar series will resume on September 9, 2016 with a talk by IACS Fellow, Alex Wissner-Gross.  This fall series will focus on a wide range of topics including machine learning, data visualization, and the perils of data science.  It will also include SEAS's Annual Dean's Lecture on Computational Science and Engineering, to be presented by Dr. Maja Mataric.


Organized by the Institute for Applied Computational Science, ComputeFest is an annual two week program of knowledge- and skill-building activities in computational science and engineering.

Annual Symposium on the Future of Computation in Science and Engineering

Title: "Data, Dollars, and Algorithms: The Computational Economy"
Our next symposium will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 and explore how access to copious streams of data and powerful computing resources are transforming our understanding of economic activity—and how these same tools are changing the nature of the economy itself.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cathy Chute.