Category: Events

“New Algorithms for Interpretable Machine Learning” Cynthia Rudin (Duke)

Cynthia Rudin, Duke University When: Monday, December 10, 2018 Networking reception, 10:30-11:00am; Seminar 11:00-12:00pm Where: Kilachand Center, 610 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA, Colloquium Room   Abstract: With the widespread use of machine learning, there have been serious societal consequences from using black box models for high-stakes decisions, including flawed models for medical imaging, and poor […]

“Building and Evaluating Conversational Agents”

João Sedoc, University of Pennsylvania Monday, December 3, 2018 11:00am – 12:00pm, refreshment & networking at 10:30am Hariri Institute for Computing 111 Cummington Mall Boston, MA 02215 Abstract: There has been a renewed focus on dialog systems, including non-task driven conversational agents (i.e. “chit-chat bots”). Dialog is a challenging problem since it spans multiple conversational turns. […]

Red Hat Colloquium: “Software-Configured Compute Environments”, Ulrich Drepper (Red Hat)

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM refreshments & networking at 11:30 AM Hariri Institute for Computing 111 Cummington Mall, Room 180 Ulrich Drepper Engineer, Office of the CTO at Red Hat   Software-Configured Compute Environments Abstract: Hardware and software environments are designed as a compromise between many different requirements. This sacrifices performance, among other aspects, while […]

Red Hat Colloquium: “Chameleon: New Capabilities for Experimental Computer Science”, Kate Keahey (University of Chicago)

Thursday, November 8th, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM refreshments & networking at 11:30 AM Hariri Institute for Computing 111 Cummington Mall, Room 180 Kate Keahey Senior Fellow Computation Institute, University of Chicago   Chameleon: New Capabilities for Experimental Computer Science Abstract: Computer Science experimental testbeds allow investigators to explore a broad range of different state-of-the-art hardware options, assess scalability […]

“CreativeAI: Machine Learning meets 3D Content Creation”, Niloy Mitra (University College London)

Niloy Mitra, University College London Monday, November 12, 2018, 10:30am Networking reception, 10:30-11:00am; Seminar 11:00-12:00pm Kilachand Center, 610 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 “CreativeAI: Machine Learning meets 3D Content Creation”   Abstract: A long-standing goal of Computer Graphics is to create high-quality geometric content for a variety of applications including games, movies, product design, and engineering […]

“Family Planning Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Experimental Evidence from Malawi, India, and Sri Lanka”, Mahesh Karra (Global Development Policy)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Refreshments & networking at 2:45 PM Hariri Institute for Computing 111 Cummington Mall, Room 180   Meet Our Fellows/Junior Faculty Fellow Presentation Mahesh Karra Junior Faculty Fellow, Hariri Institute for Computing Assistant Professor, Global Development Policy (Pardee)   Family Planning Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Experimental […]

Red Hat Colloquium: “Why consider a career as an SRE?”, Mike Saparov (Red Hat)

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM refreshments & networking at 11:30 AM Hariri Institute for Computing 111 Cummington Mall, Room 180 Mike Saparov Red Hat Service Reliability Team Why consider a career as an SRE? Abstract: What do SREs actually do? And why do they get paid so much? :) Service Reliability Engineering (SRE) team […]

Red Hat Colloquium: “Networking as a First-Class Cloud Resource”, Rodrigo Fonseca (Brown University)

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM refreshments & networking at 11:30 AM Hariri Institute for Computing 111 Cummington Mall, Room 180 Rodrigo Fonseca Computer Science, Brown University Networking as a First-Class Cloud Resource Abstract: Tenants in a cloud can specify, and are generally charged by, resources such as CPU, storage, and memory. There are dozens of […]