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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
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 

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:

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
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

Debugging the Gender Gap

What would society gain if more women and minorities coded?
How do we get there?
CODE documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?
CODE: Debugging the Gender [ >> more ]

October 20th, 2015 · Tags: Talk

Talk: CS Study Abroad in Budapest

Presenter: Gábor Bojár, Founder and Professor of IT Entrepreneurship
An upcoming talk will be presented on campus to encourage students to consider a great English-language study abroad program, Aquincum Institute of Technology BUDAPEST, for students majoring in Computer Science, Software Engineering and related fields.
Gábor Bojár, founder and professor at AIT-Budapest, will be giving a presentation about the program [ >> more ]

October 13th, 2015 · Tags: Study Abroad, Talk

Computer Science Talk, 10/19/15

Computer Science Talk
Monday 10/19/15 @ 4:10 p.m.
Ford Hall 241
Smith College
Increasing Diversity in CS: Harvey Mudd College and UC Berkeley
Dr. Colleen Lewis
At Harvey Mudd College 40% of CS majors are women and at UC Berkeley the percentage of CS majors who are women has nearly doubled in the last 10 years. Professor Colleen Lewis has participated [ >> more ]

October 12th, 2015 · Tags: Talk