Previous Seminars

The IACS seminar series is a forum for thought leaders from academia, industry, and government to share their research on innovative computational and data science topics and methodologies. Past topics include smart city design, data science for social good, data privacy and security, socially assistive robotics, big data software, machine learning for small business lending, and AI technology development, and data-driven algorithmics.
2019 Oct 04

Multimodal Mapping of Brain Activity | Jia Liu, Harvard SEAS

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

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

IACS seminars are free and open to the public; no registration required.  Lunch will not be provided.

ABSTRACT: Real-time recording of brain-wide cellular activities with single-cell and single-spike spatiotemporal resolution, and cell-type specificity is important to understand brain functions and malfunctions, which requires an in situ multimodal mapping capability at single-cell resolution. In this talk, Professor Liu will, first, introduce his group's...

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2019 Oct 18

On the Detection of Malware on Virtual Assistants Based on Behavioral Anomalies | Spiros Mancoridis, Drexel University

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

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

IACS seminars are free and open to the public; no registration required.  Lunch will not be provided.

ABSTRACT: Dr. Spiros Mancoridis's work explores some of the security concerns pertaining to running software similar to Amazon Alexa home assistant on IoT-like platforms. Researchers implemented a behavioral-based malware detector and compared the effectiveness of different system attributes that are used in detecting malware, i.e., system calls, network traffic, and the integration of system call and network traffic features. Given the...

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2019 Oct 25

Learning from Watching: Applying Data Science to Entertainment | Nathan Sanders, WarnerMedia Applied Analytics

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

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

IACS seminars are free and open to the public; no registration required.  Lunch will not be provided.

ABSTRACT: The modern entertainment industry offers a dynamic environment for applying data science. It involves the study of human behavior at scale and the quantitative modeling of subjective experience and preference, all within a rapidly evolving domain encountering disruption from a myriad of new technologies and business models. Film, TV, and game production, distribution, branding, and marketing are all in the midst of...

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2019 Nov 01

Investigating Wall-Bounded Turbulence in Direct Numerical Simulations | Robert Moser, University of Texas

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Harvard University, TBA

IACS seminars are free and open to the public; no registration required.  Lunch will not be provided.

ABSTRACT: Wall-bounded turbulence has been of great concern at least since it's description as a fluid dynamic...

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2020 Feb 21

Hardware and Software Co-design: Preparing and Optimizing Scientific Applications for Exascale Computing | Nicholas Malaya, Advanced Micro Devices

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Harvard University, TBA

IACS seminars are free and open to the public; no registration is required.  Lunch will not be provided.

ABSTRACT: Will be posted shortly.

BIO: Nicholas Malaya is a research scientist at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) with an emphasis in software development, algorithms, and high performance computing. He is AMD's technical lead for the Frontier Center of Excellence, where he works closely with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Cray to prepare scientific applications for deployment on what is expected to be the...

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2020 Feb 28

IACS Seminar | Ellie Pavlick, Brown University

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Harvard University, TBA

IACS seminars are free and open to the public; no registration is required. Lunch will not be provided.

ABSTRACT Will be posted shortly.

BIO: Ellie Pavlick is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Brown University, and an academic partner with Google AI. Her research interests include building better computational models of natural language semantics and pragmatics: how does language work, and how can we get computers to...

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2020 Mar 13

IACS Seminar | Aparna Kumar, Spotify

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Harvard University, TBA

IACS seminars are free and open to the public; no registration required.  Lunch will not be provided.

ABSTRACT: Will be posted shortly.

BIO: Will be posted shortly.

2020 Apr 17

IACS Seminar | Josh Bloom, Berkeley

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Harvard University, TBA

IACS seminars are free and open to the public; no registration required.  Lunch will not be provided.

ABSTRACT: Will be posted shortly.

BIO: Will be posted shortly.

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