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Reminder: “Digital Labor and the Limits of Design” Talk

The Design Thinking Initiative and the Computer Science Department are co-sponsoring a lecture by Lilly Irani on Monday April 3rd at 4:30pm in Graham Hall. 
Her talk Digital Labor and the Limits of Design is the last lecture this year in our annual “Speaking of Design…” series. 
Lilly Irani is Assistant Professor of Communication & Science Studies at the University of California, [ >> more ]

March 24th, 2017 · Tags: Talk

Talk: Big Data for the Public Good

Talk:
Big Data for the Public Good
Sarah Williams, Director Civic Data Design Lab, Assistant Professor Urban Planning, MIT School of Architecture and Planning
Monday, April 17, 2017, 2:40-4:00 p.m., Weinstein from 2:40 to 4:00 p.m.
This is part of  a 2-credit course in Landscape Studies (LSS 100).

March 17th, 2017 · Tags: Talk

Game developer James Portnow will talk at Hampshire, March 9

 

 
More than a pasttime:
A Promise to Future Generations
 
A talk by James Portnow
 
Hampshire College
March 9, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
FPH West Lecture Hall
(Game Developer Talk, Questions & Answers)
(Extra Credits)
 

March 1st, 2017 · Tags: Talk

CS Lunch Talk: Sadi Seker

Mach 2nd, 12:00 p.m., FH 241

February 27th, 2017 · Tags: Talk

Talk on Intelligent Systems at MtHolyoke, 2/23 @ 4:15 p.m.

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar
Barbara J. Grosz
February 23, 4:15 PM
Hooker Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College
Intelligent Systems: Design and Ethical Challenges
Abstract:
For centuries, people have imagined smart machines inhabiting the earth in fictional stories. Computer systems now communicate in speech and text, learn, negotiate, and work in teams (with people and other systems). These intelligent-systems capabilities raise questions [ >> more ]

February 15th, 2017 · Tags: Talk

Talk at MtHolyoke on Speech and Language Processing

An Introduction to TTI-Chicago, and Research in Speech and Language Processing
Karen Livescu  – Assistant Professor at TTI-Chicago
December 1st
4:00 p.m. – Kendade 305 

Abstract:
This talk will have two parts.  In the first, I will give an overview of TTI-Chicago (TTIC) and our PhD program.  In the second part, I will give a taste of current research at [ >> more ]

November 29th, 2016 · Tags: 5 College, Talk

Two events at Umass, Sept. 26th

Two events at Umass were recommended to Smith CS majors by Beth Andres-Beck, Class of 05.  Beth’s father, who works at Facebook, will be visiting the UMass CS department and will give a talk (12:30-1:30 p.m.) and then attend a Facebook recruiting event targetting internships & jobs (5-7 p.m.)
More information can be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1195935457129574/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1094815617222373/

September 17th, 2016 · Tags: 5 College, Events, Internships, Jobs, Talk

Computer Science Student Tea with Dr. Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College

You’re invited!
Computer Science Student Tea with Dr. Maria Klawe, President,
Harvey Mudd College
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 3:30-4:30pm
Alumnae House
Lecture to follow at 5:00pm
President Klawe has made significant research contributions in several areas of mathematics and computer science, including functional analysis, discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science, human-computer interaction, gender issues in information technology and interactive-multimedia for mathematics [ >> more ]

April 6th, 2016 · Tags: Events, Student Activities, Talk

Presidential Colloquium – “Living in a Culture of Algorithms”

Wednesday, March 30, 5 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
Social media scholar danah boyd‘s talk will examine the complicated social and cultural dynamics underpinning social media, the messiness of “big data,” and the unintended consequences of applying algorithms to societal issues they were not designed to address. 
danah boyd is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research and the founder of the Data & Society Research Institute. 

March 22nd, 2016 · Tags: Talk

CS-Related Math Lunch Talk on Thursday, Nov. 19

What Can We Learn from Software Failure Data
Veena Mendiratta, Bell Labs
Abstract
Failure detection and fault correction are vital to ensure high quality software. During the development and deployment phases detected failures are commonly classified by severity and tracked to meet quality and reliability requirements. Besides tracking failures, this data can be analyzed and used to qualify [ >> more ]

November 6th, 2015 · Tags: Events, Talk