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  • Jan
    17

    CS Colloquium Speaker: Prof. Nick Diakopoulos, Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Northwestern University, "Journalistic Data Mining"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    Prof. Nick Diakopoulos

    The EECS Department welcomes Prof. Nick Diakopoulos, Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Northwestern University.

    Diakopoulos will present a talk entitled "Journalistic Data Mining" on Wednesday, January 17 at 2:00 PM in Ford ITW Room.

    Abstract: Data mining and machine learning techniques are now used throughout the news media to extract editorial value from massive stores of data and documents. Computation provides a sixth-sense for journalists to scan for news at scale as streams of data are monitored and mined in real-time, searching for alerts to trigger to reporters and editors. In investigative journalism, machine-learned classifiers sift through thousands of documents to identify the most newsworthy, while similarity algorithms help connect the dots and orient journalists towards the most promising leads. Curation algorithms enhance journalists’ ability to vet, verify, and refine social media content editorially before publication. This talk will describe a range of journalistic use-cases and tasks that may benefit from the application of data mining and machine-learning techniques. The risk, caveats, and appropriate ethical deployment of these technologies within journalistic work will be discussed, as will research challenges and opportunities that arise from the application domain.

    Bio: Prof. Nicholas Diakopoulos is an Assistant Professor in the Northwestern University School of Communication Department of Communication Studies. He is also a Tow Fellow at Columbia University School of Journalism, and Associate Professor II at the University of Bergen Department of Information Science and Media Studies. His research is in computational and data journalism with emphases on algorithmic accountability and social computing in the news. He is co-author of the 6th Edition of Designing the User Interface, co-editor of a forthcoming book on Data-Driven Storytelling, and is under contract with Harvard University Press to write a monograph on automation in the news media. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech where he co-founded the program in Computational Journalism.

    Hosted by EECS Prof. Larry Birnbaum

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    TIME Wednesday, January 17, 2018 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

  • Jan
    24

    EECS Distinguished Speaker: Prof. Andrea Goldsmith, The Stephen Harris Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University, "Can Machine Learning Trump Theory in Communication System Design?"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    TIME Wednesday, January 24, 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

  • Jan
    24

    Autonomous Robot Design Competition Kickoff Meeting

    McCormick Autonomous Robot Design Competition

    7:00 PM B251, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    LOCATION B251, Technological Institute    map it

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    CONTACT Nicholas Marchuk    nwu-ndm736@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick Autonomous Robot Design Competition

  • Jan
    29

    EECS Seminar Speaker: Sanjay Krishnan, PhD Candidate, Berkeley Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley, "The Statistics of Dirty Data"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    TIME Monday, January 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Jan
    29

    ME 512 Seminar - Ping Guo - Novel Manufacturing Process and Equipment Inspired by Applied Physics: From Structural Coloration to Self-Levitation

    McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

    3:00 PM L211, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, January 29, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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    CONTACT Theresa Santos    tami.santos@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

  • Feb
    1

    Online Information Session

    Master of Science in Robotics

    2:00 PM

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    TIME Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Jarvis Schultz    jschultz@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Master of Science in Robotics

  • Feb
    12

    EECS Seminar Speaker: Xi He, Ph.D. Candidate, CS Dept. at Duke University, "Leave No Trace - Personal Data with Provable Privacy Guarantees"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    TIME Monday, February 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Feb
    20

    EECS Special Seminar Speaker: Dr. Brian Bennett, Head of Nanotechnology Section at Naval Research Laboratory, "A Century of Science for the Navy: From the Earliest U.S. Radar to Today's Electromagnetic Materials Program"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM Room L440, Technological Institute

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    TIME Tuesday, February 20, 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

  • Feb
    28

    EECS Distinguished Speaker: Prof. Magdalena Balazinska, Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at University of Washington, "Performance SLAs for Cloud Data Analytics"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    TIME Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Mar
    17

    Winter Classes End

    University Academic Calendar

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    TIME Saturday, March 17, 2018

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    CONTACT Office of the Registrar    nu-registrar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Mar
    19

    Winter Examinations Begin

    University Academic Calendar

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    TIME Monday, March 19, 2018

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    CONTACT Office of the Registrar    nu-registrar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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