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  • Nov
    13

    CS + X Colloquium: Prof. Eden Medina, Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, "Just Computing: Global Perspectives on Computing and Society"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    Prof. Eden Medina

    The EECS Department welcomes Prof. Eden Medina, Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University.

    Medina will present a talk entitled "Just Computing: Global Perspectives on Computing and Society", on Monday, November 13 at 2:00 PM in the Ford ITW Room.

    Abstract: In this talk I present aspects of my new research program on the relationship of computers and justice. I approach this topic by studying histories of computer design, development, and use outside the United States, in particular in Latin America. My current book project, for example, looks at how scientists in Chile’s Medical Legal Service used a computer-based technique to identify the remains of those who had been disappeared and executed by the Pinochet dictatorship. Many identifications made by using this technique were subsequently shown to be incorrect. These misidentifications inflicted new harm on the families of the victims and eroded trust in how Chile’s democratic government was approaching the nation’s history of human rights crimes. Through this and other examples, I illustrate why it is important to bring non-U.S. perspectives and experiences to the study of computing and how such experiences enrich our understandings of what computers do in the world.

    Bio: Eden Medina is associate professor of informatics, adjunct associate professor of history and affiliated associate professor of law at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her first book, Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende's Chile, received the Edelstein Prize from the Society for the History of Technology and the Computer History Museum Prize. Her current research, funded by the National Science Foundation, investigates the intersection of technology and law in the domain of human rights work. Medina is an affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and a former Fulbright Specialist in Engineering Education.

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    TIME Monday, November 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    LOCATION ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center    map it

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@ece.northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Nov
    27

    CS Colloquium: Dr. Huck Bennett, Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, "On the Quantitative Hardness of the Closest Vector Problem"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Monday, November 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    LOCATION ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center    map it

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Nov
    30

    EECS Seminar Speaker: Dr. Daniel Molzahn, Computational Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory, "Recent Research in Power System Optimization:Approximation Error Quantification, Feasible Space Computation, & Convex Relaxations"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    11:00 AM Room L440, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    LOCATION Room L440, Technological Institute    map it

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@eecs.northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Dec
    4

    CS Colloquium: Prof. Mike Eisenberg, Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder, "Designing for Irrational Curiosity"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Monday, December 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    LOCATION ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center    map it

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Dec
    8

    CS + X Colloquium: Prof. Rebecca Wexler, Visiting Fellow at Yale University, "Life, Liberty, and Trade Secrets: Intellectual Property in the Criminal Justice System"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    11:00 AM

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    TIME Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Dec
    9

    Northwestern Engineering PhD Hooding and Master's Recognition Ceremony

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    10:30 AM Ryan Family Auditorium, Technological Institute

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    TIME Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    LOCATION Ryan Family Auditorium, Technological Institute    map it

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    CONTACT Paula Straaton    p-straaton@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • Dec
    13

    Online Information Session

    Master of Science in Robotics

    2:00 PM

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    TIME Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Jarvis Schultz    jschultz@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Master of Science in Robotics

  • Mar
    7

    EECS Distinguished Speaker: Prof. Dennis Sylvester, Professor in Dept. of EE & CS, University of Michigan

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@eecs.northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science