Past Events

Alma Mater

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 5:30pm
Davis Auditorium | The Schapiro Center | Columbia University
530 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
United States

Frontiers in Computing Systems Inaugural Symposium @ Columbia University

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
United States

John Paisley, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering TITLE: Structured and Scalable Probabilistic Topic Models ABSTRACT: Advances in scalable machine learning have made it possible to learn highly structured models on large dat

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
United States

Air Force Lt. Gen. William J.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
United States

Securing Software Systems: Beyond Whack-A-Mole

Data Science Institute Colloquium | Faculty Spotlight: Suman Jana

Developing secure software is notoriously hard! Security vulnerabilities resulting from software bugs cost our economy billions of dollars every year. Unfortunately, the current “whack-a-mole” approach to fixing bugs as they show up often break more things than they fix. In this talk, I will describe some of the fundamental challenges in software security and summarize the progress made towards solving them in the last decade. I'll also provide a broad overview of several principled approaches that software developers can follow to improve the robustness of software systems against malicious attackers.

Suman Jana is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University. His primary research interests are in the areas of computer security and privacy. More specifically, he is interested in building automated tools for finding and fixing security and privacy vulnerabilities. He also occasionally delves into software engineering and operating systems.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Schapiro Hall (CEPSR) Davis Auditorium
530 W 120th St.
New York, NY 10027
United States

Columbia Data Science Innovation Seminars

Ben Arancibia, Lead Data Scientist | Booz Allen Hamilton
Dan Liebermann, Lead Associate | Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton’s Dan Liebermann and Ben Arancibia will cover what it takes to get data science done in the real world. They will be sharing stories from the trenches – covering experiences and lessons learned from turning data science theory into reality when the problem (and the solution) are far from known. The talk will heavily engage the audience to hear their perspective, and cover the approach Booz Allen took to solve its clients’ problems. The goal is to get the audience thinking about what they would do in these situations and how they would apply their classroom experience.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
United States

Columbia Data Science Innovation Seminars

Evan Garmaise, Data Scientist
Junghoon Woo, Data Scientist

In 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the certification of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). The DPP aims to reach 86 million pre-diabetic Medicare participants in the United States through education, training, and lifestyle coaching. According to the physician payment rule recently announced, Medicare will be reimbursing both digital and in-person versions of the DPP; however, it remained unclear how the parameters for the digital version will be set. Due to the relatively short history of digital DPP, little is known regarding the mechanism of weight loss when the services are rendered through a mobile app. This will be critical for CMS to set payment mechanism by outcomes as it announced. To better understand the mechanism of weight loss by digital DPP solutions, and to help CMS make the most informed decision on the payment rule, we have collaborated with one of the few certified digital DPP.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 5:00pm
United States

A seres of contributed talks based on interacti

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
United States

The National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) and Synergistic Opportunities for Massive-Scale Scientific and Data Analytic Computing On July 29, 2015, President Obama signed an Executive Order to establish the National Strategic

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 9:09am to Friday, January 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
524 S.W. Mudd Building
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
United States

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