Lecture

Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series 2018: C. Mohan

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 11:40am to 12:40pm
COMPUTER SCIENCE AUDITORIUM (451 CSB)
United States

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.

Distinguished Lecture in Precision Medicine: Alondra Nelson, PhD

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
United States

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.

Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Pulitzer Hall, The Brown Institute
2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States

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.

Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Fernando Perez

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
United States

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.

Using Data for Good: What does it mean?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Uris Hall
3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States

The Data, Ethics, and Decision-Making Speaker Series presents Dr. Jeannette Wing, the new director of Columbia’s Data Science Institute, on "Using Data for Good: What does it mean?". Professor Wing will be laying out her vision for the institute, which will focus on her desire to think seriously about the definition and practice of using data for good.

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/470704289982561/

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