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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

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  • Jul
    20

    Application for a Degree due to The Graduate School to receive a degree in Summer

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    TIME Friday, July 20, 2018

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  • Aug
    4

    Six-week session ends

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    TIME Saturday, August 4, 2018

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  • Aug
    10

    Dissertation, PhD Final Exam and change of grade forms due to TGS for Summer PhD candidates

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    TIME Friday, August 10, 2018

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  • Aug
    17

    Master's Completion form due for TGS Summer master's candidates

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    TIME Friday, August 17, 2018

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  • Aug
    18

    Eight-week session ends

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    TIME Saturday, August 18, 2018

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  • Sep
    1

    Ten-week session ends

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    TIME Saturday, September 1, 2018

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  • Sep
    7

    Summer Degrees Conferred

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    TIME Friday, September 7, 2018

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  • Sep
    17

    TGS Graduate Student Orientation

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    TIME Monday, September 17, 2018

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  • Sep
    21

    New Student Orientation (Wildcat Welcome)

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    TIME Friday, September 21, 2018

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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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