The concept of a distributed ledger was invented as the underlying technology of the public or permissionless Bitcoin cryptocurrency network. But the adoption and further adaptation of it for use in the private or permissioned environments is what I consider to be of practical consequence and hence only such private blockchain systems will be the focus of this talk.
Rewriting the Rules in Drug Discovery and Development: The Power of Genomics and Precision Medicine
Even a Moon Shot Needs a Flight Plan: Genetics and Ethics in the Obama Administration
Alondra Nelson is president of the Social Science Research Council. She is also professor of sociology at Columbia University, where she served as the inaugural Dean of Social Science and director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. Nelson began her academic career on the faculty of Yale University and there was recognized with several honors, including the Poorvu Prize for interdisciplinary teaching excellence.
C++: An Invisible Foundation
C++ is one of the key foundations of our software. It is invisible to most people because they use it only indirectly. It's in your computer and your phone. It's in the machines that manufacture, your computer, and your phone. It's in most cars, including all the self-driving ones. It's on Mars, and in deep sea-robots. It's what runs your Java virtual machine and your Python AI/ML scripts.
Fernando Pérez is an assistant professor in Statistics at UC Berkeley and a Faculty Scientist in the Department of Data Science and Technology at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. After completing a PhD in particle physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, his postdoctoral research in applied mathematics centered on the development of fast algorithms for the solution of partial differential equations in multiple dimensions.