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 seminar series will resume on September 9, 2016.  In the meantime, please enjoy video from our 2015-16 series which explored a myriad of topics ranging from privacy and security in a big data world to data science for social good and predicting public transit delays.


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

Next year's symposium will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 and will focus on data science applications for finance and the broader economy.