IACS Seminars

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The IACS 2016 spring seminar series will explore an array of topics including predicting public transit delays, data science for social impact, machine learning, and connectomics- mapping the brain.


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.

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SPRING SEMINAR DATES

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5
Presenter: Demba Ba, Harvard University 
Title: "New Time Frequency Tools Toward a more Precise Characterization of Rhythms from the Brain"

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Presenter: Jeff Yau & Harrison Mebane, Silicon Valley Data Science 
Title: "Predicting Public Transit Delays: Designing a Data-Driven App Caltrain"

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26
Presenter: Megan Price, Human Rights Data Analysis Group
Title: "How Machine Learning Helps Count Casualties in Syria"

FRIDAY, MARCH 25
Presenter: Rayid Ghani, University of Chicago
Title: "Doing Practical Data Science for Social Impact"
***This talk will begin promptly at 2pm. Lunch will not be served due to the SEAS Graduate Student Open House festivities.***

FRIDAY, APRIL 1
Presenter: Terry S. Yoo, National Institutes of Health
Title: "Challenging the Canon: Working at the Frontier between Biomedicine and Computing"

FRIDAY, APRIL 15
Presenter: Alan Heavens, Imperial College (London)
Title: "Cosmology with Weak Lensing: Bayesian Hierarchical Modelling with 100,000 parameters"

FRIDAY, APRIL 22
Presenter: Verena Kaynig, Harvard University 
Title: "Connectomics - Mapping the brain"