Special Events

Better Bootstraps, Better Accuracy: In Theory, In Practice, In Translation

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Columbia University
Costa Engineering Commons CEPSR 750
New York, NY 10027
United States

Bagging [Breiman, 96] and its variants is one of the most popular methods in aggregating classifiers and regressors. Its original analysis assumes that the bootstraps are built from an unlimited, inde-pendent source of samples. In the real world this analysis fails because there is a limited number of training samples.

Columbia Engineering Class Day

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Columbia University
South Lawn, Morningside Campus
New York, NY 10
United States

This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of all Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degree candidates of the Class of 2015 in Columbia Engineering. Students’ names are read as they process across the stage and receive a class pin. Student life, academic, and alumni awards and prizes are conferred to students.

Columbia's Engineering Renaissance: Foundation for the Future (150 Anniversary Symposium)

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
United States

To celebrate its rich history of discovery and innovation through the years, Columbia Engineering is hosting a thought-provoking symposium—Columbia's Engineering Renaissance: Foundation for the Future—on Friday, November 14, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Roone Arledge Auditorium. 

Big Data and Precision Medicine Event

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
8th floor of Herbert Irving Cancer Center (inside NewYork-Presbyterian)
1130 St Nicholas Ave
New York, NY 10032
United States

As part of CU's Personalized Medicine Initiative

Big Data and Precision Medicine

November 20, 4pm - 6:30pm

8th floor of Irving Cancer Center

Faculty facilitators: David Madigan, George Hripcsak and Noemie Elhadad


Book Preview: Privacy, Big Data, And The Public Good: Frameworks For Engagement

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 8:00am to 1:30pm
Center for Urban Science + Progress
1 MetroTech Center, 19th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

On June 16, 2014, CUSP will host a workshop in New York City to discuss the forthcoming book, Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good: Frameworks for Engagement. The book, edited by Julia Lane, Victoria Stodden, Stefan Bender, and Helen Nissenbaum, will be published by Cambridge University Press.

Privacy concerns over the use of big data for commercial or intelligence purposes are much discussed, yet big data can also be harnessed to serve the public good. Federal, state, and local governments can better use their data to improve services and reduce taxpayer costs; scientists can use new forms of data to do research that improves people’s lives; and non-profit organizations can use information to advocate for public causes. Concern over privacy and confidentiality issues must be addressed to enable the realization of these beneficial uses of big data.

For more information including free registration link, see: http://cusp.nyu.edu/event-registration/?ee=44

FDNY Data Event June 5-6

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 6:00pm to Friday, June 6, 2014 - 5:00pm
FDNY Headquarters
9 Metrotech Center, Room: FDOC, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

QMSS has been in talks with the Fire Department of New York to collaborate on Data Exploration events. The FDNY is hosting a small data event in early June as proof-of-concept for hosting future events as well as to solicit feedback on a planned data release in Jan 2015. Participants will be recognized for their contributions to the Open Data Initiative.

Columbia will be contributing a team of ~5 participants who will attend the event along with teams from NYU, the FDNY, Mayor's Office of Operations and several other city agencies.

Introduction to Design Patents

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Cornell Tech
111 8th Avenue, #302
New York, NY 10011
United States

What all inventors, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups should know about design patents. Given the recent increase of litigation between companies over design patents, there is far more interest but little knowledge behind design patents. While many individuals and organizations seek protection for their ideas with utility patents, protection of industrial designs is becoming necessary. Come join us to learn more.

Government Transparency and Big Data (Voxgov)

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 6:15pm to 8:00pm
Hamilton Hall Room 602
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
United States

Join Professor Greg Wawro and the Robert Dessau CEO/Founder of the Voxgov (http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio10644965) database for discussion on compiling and presenting government data.

The event will be held on May 1, from
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm, in Hamilton Hall Room 602.


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