CS + X Colloquium Series

Computer science penetrates all areas of thinking—even the social sciences, humanities, and arts. A new way of thinking—computational thinking—is emerging as a fundamental way of understanding and reimagining the entire world. It envisions all processes as computations and attempts to develop an understanding and technological mastery from this perspective.

This colloquium series will help define the challenges and opportunities for both computer science and other disciplines as the scope and nature of computational thinking continue to evolve.

Upcoming Speakers


Previous Speakers

December, 2016

"Computational Social Science: Exciting Progress and Future Challenges"
Duncan Watts
Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research & AD White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University
Hosted by: CS Division

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June, 2016

"Statistical Learning Under Communication and Shape Constraints"
Prof. John Lafferty
Louis Block Professor, CS Dept. at University of Chicago
Hosted by: Prof. Douglas Downey as part of the CS + Stats Colloquium Series

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March, 2016

"The Computer Science of Disease Burden Measurement"
Prof. Abraham Flaxman
Mathematician/Computer Scientist at UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Hosted by: EECS Prof. Jason Hartline

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"Statistics Meets Optimization: Fast Randomized Algorithms for Large Data Sets"
Prof. Martin J. Wainwright
Professor, Dept. of Statistics & EECS, University of California at Berkeley
Hosted by: EECS Prof. Aravindan Vijayaraghavan

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December, 2015

"Requirements for a Computing-Literate Society"
Prof. Mark Guzdial
Professor, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
Hosted by: EECS Prof. Bryan Pardo

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November, 2015

"On the Equivalence of Simulated Annealing & Interior Point Path Following for Optimization"
Prof. Jacob Abernethy
Assistant Professor, Dept. of EECS, University of Michigan
Hosted by: CS Dept. as part of the CS + Stats Colloquium Series

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June, 2014

"Automating Music Listening and Understanding"
Prof. Roger B. Dannenberg
Professor, CS Dept, Carnegie Mellon University
Hosted by: EECS Prof. Bryan Pardo as part of the CS + Music Speaker Series

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April, 2014

"The Cell Cycle Switch Computes Approximate Majority"
Luca Andrea Cardelli
Assistant Director, Microsoft Research (Cambridge, UK) & Royal Society Research Prof, CS Dept, University of Oxford
Hosted by: EECS Prof. Robby Findler & CS+X Committee

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"Machine Learning in an Exchange Environment"
R. Preston McAfee
Economist, Google
Hosted by: EECS Prof. Jason Hartline

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