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All Topics (April 18 through May 2)

Thursday, April 18

Friday, April 19

  • 12:00 AM
    Community Engagement Program 2024 Research Partnership Scholars Grant Cycle 3
    This funding opportunity is intended to support the development of community-academic research partnerships that will lead up to further funding opportunities, including investigator-initiated federal, state, or foundation awards, pilot awards, and institutional awards.
  • 11:30 AM
    Moving Beyond Current Debt and Development Crisis: Solutions for Genuine Debt Sustainability
    The debt crisis is no longer a risk, but a reality in many countries. High interest rates and debt service payments are squeezing global south countries’ fiscal space and jeopardizing their ability to invest in climate and development. To get solutions right it is key to restore debt sustainability in a way it also ensures…
  • 2:00 PM
    Machine Learning in Medicine (MLxMed) Seminar: Yifan Peng, Assistant Professor, Cornell University
    Speaker: Yifan Peng, Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences , Weill Cornell Medical College Talk title: LLMs and Evidence Summarization Talk abstract: Generative AI, exemplified by large language models (LLMs) shows great promise in assisting medical evidence summarization. However, concerns have been raised about the quality of outputs generated by pre-trained LLMs, which potentially results…
  • 3:00 PM
    CISE Seminar: Rui Gao, University of Texas at Austin
    Learning Mixture Models with Neural Networks Mixture models are fundamental tools for modeling complex phenomena in statistics, econometrics, and machine learning. However, estimating these models poses a significant challenge. Traditional nonparametric approaches often lack global convergence guarantees or rely on non-convex oracles to secure global convergence. In this talk, we explore the efficacy of a…
  • 4:00 PM
    From the National to the International: Policymaking for Climate Prosperity and Global Financial Architecture Reform
    While calls for reform of the global financial architecture have gained significant momentum – from the Bridgetown Initiative to the World Bank Evolution Roadmap – concerns remain over whether these institutions or global fora, such as the Group of 20 (G20), can deliver on the depth and breadth of reform needed to drive investment to…
  • Navigating the Intertwined Debt and Climate Crises: Unveiling and Assessing Solutions
    There has been an increasing recognition of the vicious cycle of debt and climate change that many Global South countries are facing. Increased climate vulnerability leads to higher losses during extreme weather events, compounding already high debt burdens. Research shows that climate vulnerable economies also face higher costs of borrowing, inhibiting the ability of states…

Monday, April 22

Tuesday, April 23

  • 3:00 PM
    Crafting a Research Statement
    A research statement is required for many academic job applications. This document serves as a summary of your current research and accomplishments as well as the future potential for your work. Your research statement is an opportunity for you to share how enthusiastic you are about your work and discuss your ability to receive funding…

Wednesday, April 24

Thursday, April 25

  • 4:00 PM
    FRP Industry Panel: What can Digital Diagnosis and Digital Therapeutics tell us about the Brain
    About: This panel with digital-health industry partners in the Boston area will facilitate a discussion of advances in commercial digital diagnoses and digital therapeutic solutions in the neurological disorder space (e.g., dementia, stroke, TBI). Other discussion topics will include challenges faced in terms of adoption, compliance, data quality etc and ideas on partnership between industry…
  • From Theory to Practice: Careers in International Development and Climate Finance
    Progress on achieving the Paris Agreement commitments and the United Nations 2023 Sustainable Development Goals has been stymied by a challenging global environment amid growing debt distress, increasing climate disasters, stubborn high interest rates and looming geopolitical tensions. As various international fora seek solutions to these enduring challenges, public officials in climate vulnerable countries are…

Friday, April 26

  • 12:00 AM
    TL1 Predoctoral & Postdoctoral Fellowships in Regenerative Medicine
    We are delighted to announce that the BU CTSI will support several predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows as part the CTSI training program in Regenerative Medicine. Note that open predoctoral and postdoctoral TL1 trainee slots are supported for one year only.
  • 3:00 PM
    Distinguished Hariri Institute/CISE Seminar: Asu Ozdaglar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Asu Ozdaglar is the Mathworks Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is the department head of EECS and deputy dean of academics of the Schwarzman College of Computing at MIT. Her research expertise includes optimization, machine learning, economics, and networks. Her recent research focuses on…

Monday, April 29

Tuesday, April 30

Wednesday, May 1

Thursday, May 2

  • 3:00 PM
    Distinguished Hariri Institute/CISE Seminar: Andrew A. Chien, University of Chicago
    How Can We Decarbonize the Power Grid and Meet AI’s Exploding Power Demands? AI and Cloud computing is growing rapidly and projected to increase US electric power consumption by as much as 2% by 2026. This is an explosive increase against a backdrop of zero growth in US power consumption from 2007-2020 (EIA). Such rapid…

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