Past Events

  • 2018 Oct 19

    Computational Perception with Applications to Graphic Design | Zoya Bylinskii, MIT

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard University, Maxwell Dworkin G115, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Abstract: What makes an image memorable? Which parts of a display or interface capture attention? How can a visualization be designed to be impactful and educational? At the core of computational perception, Zoya's work focuses on understanding human memory and attention, using computational approaches (e.g., information theoretic models, deep learning, etc.) for modeling, and, coming full circle, using the findings about human perception to improve user interfaces. During her talk, Zoya, will demonstrate applications of this work to interactive design tools and...

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  • 2018 Oct 17

    Harvard Data Science Conference | HDSI

    Wed - Thu, Oct 17 to Oct 18, 8:30am - 5:00pm

    The Harvard Data Science Initiative (HDSI) is assembling a slate of speakers and panels for a Data Science conference in October.  The conference will showcase research and education activities through panels, keynotes, workshops, and tutorials featuring faculty from across Harvard and other institutions. The program will highlight the HDSI’s four research themes and is intended to generate powerful discussion and facilitate knowledge exchange among attendees.

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  • 2018 Oct 12

    Data Analytics & Technology Fair | Harvard OCS

    1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard SOCH (59 Shepard St., Cambridge, MA)

    The Data Analytics & Technology Fair is a networking event that brings together students and employers to discuss the varied organizations and opportunities available within the fields of data analytics, machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, and technology.

    Eligibility: Open to ALL Harvard University students...

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  • 2018 Oct 11

    D. E. Shaw Research Tech Talk

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard University, Pierce Hall 209, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138

    About the Talk:
    D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES) is a New York–based independent research laboratory that conducts scientific research in the field of computational biochemistry. Their group is currently focusing primarily on long molecular dynamics (MD) simulations involving proteins and other biological macromolecules of potential interest from both a scientific and a pharmaceutical perspective. An integral part of their effort consists of designing and developing custom hardware and software to carry out this research. They are also pursuing drug discovery programs,...

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  • 2018 Oct 09

    HUBWEEK: Art + Science + Technology Festival

    Tue - Sun, Oct 9 to Oct 14, 9:00am - 9:00pm


    Founded by The Boston Globe, Harvard University, MIT, and Massachusetts General Hospital, HUBweek showcases, celebrates, and convenes the most inventive minds making an impact in Boston and around the world.

    A fiercely collaborative festival, HUBweek is designed to inspire and drive creation for a more inclusive future. Through smaller curated experiences and large-scale open gatherings, HUBweek creates an environment to explore, experiment, and connect with other minds to share ideas and...

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  • 2018 Sep 28

    Fluid mechanics with turbulence, reduced models, and machine learning | David Sondak, Harvard SEAS

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard University, Geological Museum, Geological Lecture Hall 100, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138

    Abstract: Fluids are everywhere. As humans, we are constantly surrounded by them, including the air we breathe, the blood in our bodies, the water in the oceans, and the solar wind bombarding the Earth. Indeed, fluids impact every area of science from the biological to the geophysical and astrophysical. Understanding and controlling fluid behavior has an immense impact on human society from more eective drug delivery techniques through more ecient energy harvesting technologies. However, the desire to understand and control fluid behavior gives rise to signicant...

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  • 2018 Sep 14

    Learning to Rank an Assortment of Products | Kris Johnson Ferreira, HBS

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard University, Maxwell Dworkin G115, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

    Abstract: This talk will highlight the joint work of Kris Johnson Ferreira, Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the TOM Unit at HBS, and Shreyas Sekar, postdoc at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard.

    Kris Johnson Ferreira and Shreyas Sekar's research considers the product ranking challenge that online retailers face when their customers typically do not have a good idea of the product assortment offered. Customers form an impression of the assortment after looking only at products ranked in the initial positions, and then...

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  • 2018 Sep 11

    Facebook Tech Talk

    5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard University, 60 Oxford Street, Room 330

    Would you like to work with big data? Do you want to use data to influence product decisions for products being used by over half a billion people every day? If yes, then come learn about Facebook’s Analytics team.

    The Analytics team performs large scale data analysis, identify actionable insights, suggest recommendations and influence the direction of the business. They are the voice of data and evidence to drive success in all parts of the company including product development, user engagement, growth, revenue and operations. Come learn their typical day-to-day...

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