Special Events

Learning With a Nontrivial Teacher — A lecture by Dr. Vladimir Vapnik

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 3:30pm
Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium, Simons Foundation, 2nd floor
160 Fifth Avenue at 21st Street
New York, NY 10010
United States

3:30PM   DOORS OPEN
4:00PM   TEA
4:30PM   LECTURE

Location:
Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium
Simons Foundation, 2nd floor
160 Fifth Avenue at 21st Street
New York, NY 10010

Big Data/Digital Scholarship

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
The Studio@Butler, 208b Butler Library
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
United States
The University Seminar on Big Data and Digital Scholarship is pleased to announce our next meeting (this Monday):
 
SPEAKER:
Daniel Krasner
Data Scientist, Co-founder KFit Solutions/Advisor Johnson Research Labs
 
TITLE and ABSTRACT:
 
High Performance Text Processing and the Columbia Declassification Engine Project
 

Big Data Meets Disney

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Uris Hall 142
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
United States

Mark W. Shafer will discuss his use of analytics across platforms at Disney, including parks and resorts, television, Broadway shows and cruise lines. Disney is at the forefront of analytical decision making and this should be a great event.

The Future of Technology Policy: Craig Mundie, Senior Advisor to CEO, Microsoft

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Columbia University
Faculty House Presidential Suite, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10027
United States
As senior advisor at Microsoft, Mundie works on key strategic projects on technology strategy, policy, and regulation. He joined Microsoft in 1992 to create and run the Consumer Platforms Division, which developed non-PC platforms such as the Windows CE operating system; software for the Handheld PC, Pocket PC and Auto PC; and early console-gaming products. Previously, Mundie served as Microsoft’s chief research and strategy officer, where he oversaw Microsoft Research, one of the world's largest computer-science research organizations.

Leveraging Big Data in Current Markets

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Uris Hall 307
NY
United States

Is Big Data the next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity? The amount of data we create and consume in our daily lives has exploded, and is still increasing at astronomical rates. These enormous data sets are just the beginning of what we refer to as “big data.” The new landscape of data consumption and management will be a key to your ability to compete in business, underpinning new waves of productivity, growth, innovation, and consumer surplus.

NYC DataWeek

Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 9:00am to Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 6:00pm
New York, NY 10027
United States

10/27-11/3, all across NYC!

Next week is NYC DataWeek, and there are tons of cool events happening all around the city related to the intersection of tech and data. Most events are free and open to the public (but do require advance tickets). There are technical workshops, a big data camp, and lots of other cool happenings. See more at http://oreilly.com/dataweek/events.html. Although many of the events are sold out, we’re working on obtaining a limited number of student passes.

Health Tech Assembly: Blueprint Health

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Hammer Health Sciences Center, LL1-103
701 W 168th St, at the corner of 168th St and Ft. Washington Ave
New York, NY 10027
United States

The Health Tech Assembly (HTA) is a collaboration between 4 disciplines of graduate education at Columbia University formed to foster innovation in healthcare. The leadership of HTA represents the medical, engineering, business, and social work schools at Columbia - recognizing the importance of these four fields in the advancement of healthcare.

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