Our upcoming fall seminar series will explore a variety of topical issues including smart city design, the tension between metadata collection and privacy, the leveraging of data science to understand the behavioral and social dynamics of urban neighborhoods, and computational science applications in the field of astronomy.
IACS seminars are generally held every other Friday during the academic year, and are free and open to the public. Lunch is served at 12:30pm on a first-come, first served basis, with the seminar beginning promptly at 1pm. Unless otherwise indicated, all seminars will be held in Maxwell Dworkin G115.
Video of the 2015 fall seminars can be viewed on the IACS Youtube Channel.
FALL SEMINAR DATES
FRIDAY, SEPT 18
Presenter: Eugene Stanley, Boston University
Title: "Using Big Data to Uncover New Empirical Laws in Economics & Finance"
FRIDAY, OCT 2
Presenter: Christopher Dwan, Broad Institute, MIT
Title: "Collaboration at Scale"
FRIDAY, OCT 9
Presenter: Bruce Schneier, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
Title: "The Future of Privacy and Security in a Big Data World"
Registration Required. This event is part of HUBweek, a weeklong series of events and experiences, taking place throughout Boston from Oct 3-10. HUBweek is a joint venture between The Boston Globe, MIT, MGH and Harvard University.
LOCATION: Harvard Science Ctr., Hall B, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138
LUNCH WILL NOT BE INCLUDED.
FRIDAY, OCT 23
Presenter: Daniel O'Brien, Northeastern University
Title: "Division of Labor in the Maintenance of the Urban Commons: Collective Function through the Lens of Administrative Data"
FRIDAY, OCT 30
Presenter: Alexander "Sasha" Rush, Harvard University
Title: "Learning the Structure of Natural Language with Neural Models"
FRIDAY, NOV 13
Presenter: Chris Jones, iRobot
Topic: Smart Home Robots
FRIDAY, NOV 20
Presenter: Pavlos Protopapas, Institute for Applied Computational Science, Harvard University
Title: "Classifying Everything in the Sky"
LOCATION: Harvard SEAS Campus, Pierce 209, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138
FRIDAY, DEC 4
Presenter: Bryce Meredig, Citrine Informatics
Title: "Materials Data in the 21st Century: From Mishmash to Moneyball"