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.

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Speakers in 2017

Prof. Rebecca Wexler

Visiting Fellow at Yale University
"Life, Liberty, and Trade Secrets: Intellectual Property in the Criminal Justice System"
Hosted by: CS Division

Prof. Niki Kittur

Associate Professor & Cooper-Siegel Chair in the HCI Institute at Carnegie Mellon University
"Towards a Universal Knowledge Accelerator"
Hosted by: CS Division

Prof. Eden Medina

Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
"Just Computing: Global Perspectives on Computing and Society"
Hosted by: CS Division

Dr. Dan Goldstein

Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research (NYC)
"Getting Machines to Put Numbers into Perspective for Us"
Hosted by: Prof. Kristian Hammond

Prof. Tanzeem Choudhury

Associate Professor in Computing & Information Sciences at Cornell University
"Tracking Behavioral Symptoms of Mental Health & Delivering Personalized Interventions Using Mobile & Wearable Devices"
Hosted by: CS Dept.

Prof. Matthias Scheutz

Professor, Cognitive & Computer Science, Tufts University
"Towards an Integrated Architecture for Open-World Human-Robot Interactions"
Hosted by: Prof. Kenneth D Forbus 

Duncan Watts

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

Prof. John Lafferty

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

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Speakers in 2016

Prof. Abraham Flaxman

Mathematician/Computer Scientist at UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
"The Computer Science of Disease Burden Measurement"
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Prof. Martin J. Wainwright

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

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Speakers in 2015

Prof. Mark Guzdial

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

Prof. Jacob Abernethy

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

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Speakers in 2014

Prof. Roger B. Dannenberg

Professor, CS Dept, Carnegie Mellon University
"Automating Music Listening and Understanding"
Hosted by: Prof. Bryan Pardo as part of the CS + Music Speaker Series
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Luca Andrea Cardelli

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

R. Preston McAfee

Economist, Google
"Machine Learning in an Exchange Environment”

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