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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

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  • Sep
    24

    New Graduate Student Fall Registration begins 9 a.m.

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    TIME Monday, September 24, 2018

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  • Sep
    25

    New Undergraduate Student Fall Registration

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    TIME Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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  • Sep
    25

    Welcome & Luncheon for New Full-time Graduate Students

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    11:30 AM Ryan Family Auditorium, Technological Institute

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    TIME Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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  • Sep
    26

    Ashlie Martini - Mechanochemistry: Shear-Induced Reaction Pathways Explored via Reactive Atomistic Simulation

    McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Theresa Santos    tami.santos@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Sep
    27

    Fall classes begin 8 a.m.

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    TIME Thursday, September 27, 2018

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  • Oct
    2

    6th Annual EECS Bonfire Welcome Party

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    6:00 PM Lakefill Fire Pit, Technological Institute

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    TIME Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@ece.northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Oct
    5

    EECS Seminar Speaker: Prof. Wei Yu, Professor, ECE Dept, University of Toronto, "Spatial Deep Learning for Wireless Scheduling"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM Room L440, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, October 5, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Oct
    24

    EECS Distinguished Speaker: Prof. Nikhil Bansal, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Eindhoven University of Technology, "TBA"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Nov
    12

    Registration for Winter 2019 begins

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    TIME Monday, November 12, 2018

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  • Nov
    21

    Thanksgiving vacation begins 6 p.m.

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    TIME Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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  • Nov
    22

    Thanksgiving day

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    TIME Thursday, November 22, 2018

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