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September 2018

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup

September 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative. The first of the Distinguished Lecture series features Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup, Managing Director, Technology Division, Morgan Stanley; Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University who will discuss C++: An Invisible Foundation. C++ is one of the…

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October 2018

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Dr. Lorena Barba

October 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative. This lecture features Dr. Lorena Barba, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University Member, Board of Directors, NumFOCUS. The event will include…

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November 2018

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Dr. Eric Xing

November 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative. This lecture features Dr. Eric Xing, Professor, Department of Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University; Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Scientist, Petuum, Inc. The event will…

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March 2019

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Runa Sandvik, New York Times

March 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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'Protecting High-Risk Users at The New York Times' Runa Sandvik joined The New York Times in 2016 to build a security program dedicated to the newsroom, putting the focus on the security maturity of the newsroom; the desks; and individual reporters. In doing so, Sandvik built on experience from her time at The Tor Project, Freedom of the Press Foundation, consulting for established media organizations and working closely with independent freelancers around the world. In this presentation, Sandvik will share…

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April 2019

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Dr. Gina Helfrich

April 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join or Die: The Future of Computational Innovation and the End of the Academy as We Know It Academia presently faces an existential crisis. Tenure-track positions are shrinking. Adjunct positions are on the rise. Scientific and technical fields are losing talent to lucrative industry jobs, while humanities programs graduate a glut of doctorates whose career prospects in the field are slim. In this lecture, Dr. Helfrich will argue that the rise of networked technologies and their spread into virtually every…

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May 2019

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Dr. Fernando Perez

May 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative. This lectures features Dr. Fernando Perez, Assistant Professor of Statistics, University of California at Berkeley Faculty Scientist, Department of Data Science and Technology, Lawrence Berkeley National…

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October 2019

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation featuring Stephanie Hankey, Tactical Tech

October 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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"Go to The Glass Room. If Black Mirror Had a Showroom, This Would Be It." - Baratunde Thurston Nearly 150,000 people in 30 countries have visited the Glassroom; an interactive public intervention reflecting on the impact of technology on society. As the doors of the Glassroom open in San Francisco, its co-curator Stephanie Hankey gives a sneak preview of the conversation they expect to have as they bring this critical exhibition to the home of Big tech. Digging inside some…

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February 2020

Distinguished Lecture in Computational Innovation – Travis Oliphant

February 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The Brown Institute and the Foundations for Research Computing program welcomes Travis Oliphant, CEO at OpenTeams and Quansight, founder of Anaconda, and creator of NumPy, to deliver a Distinguished Lecture in Computational Innovation at the Brown Institute on February 13th, 2020. About Travis Oliphant Travis E. Oliphant is a Founder and CEO/CTO of Quansight, an innovation incubation company that builds and connects companies with open-source communities to help both gain actionable, quantitative insight from their data. In 2019, Travis Co-founded…

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