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WiDS Collaborators

Leading the charge | Harvard SEAS

March 16, 2018

Data science is transforming many industries, from health care to banking to heavy manufacturing, and women are leading the charge.

That was the crux of the Cambridge Women in Data Science Conference, held March 5 as part of a global event launched by Stanford University in 2015 to educate, inspire, and connect women in tech. The local conference, now in its second year, was hosted by the Institute of Applied Computational Science (IACS) at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering...

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Harvard & UChile Students

Computational problems of cosmic proportions | Harvard SEAS

March 12, 2018

Nearly 2,000 years ago, Chinese astronomers recorded what historians believe to be the first documented sighting of a supernova, a star that “dies” in a catastrophic explosion. Technological advances, from the simple telescopes of the early 1600s to the first computer-controlled supernova search in the 1960s, offered new insights into these dramatic astronomical events.

Now, students in the computational science and engineering master’s program offered by the...

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Student Data Challenge

Detecting deception with machine learning | Harvard SEAS

January 30, 2018

Health care fraud costs the United States nearly $100 billion each year, a sizable piece of the $3 trillion the nation spends annually on care, according to the Department of Justice. Schemes continue to grow in scope and complexity, stretching the limits of traditional fraud identification techniques.

Machine learning offers more efficient tools to smoke out fraudsters, as students from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) learned during the recent ComputeFest 2018 Student Data Challenge...

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