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. The series will resume on Friday, February 5, 2016 with a talk by Harvard SEAS professor Demba Ba.
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.
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 11
Title: Dean's Lecture on Computational Science and Engineering
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: Yaniv Erlich, Columbia University & Member of the New York Genome Center
Title: "Genetic Media"
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"