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October 2017

October 14 9:00 am - December 9 2:00 pm EDT

Northeastern University Charlotte: A Gentle Introduction to Computer Science Workshop

Speaker: Dr. Tiffani L. Williams, Director of Computer Science Programs and Professor of Practice at Northeastern University - Charlotte 

This free workshop gives participants 8 hours of instruction that combines hands-on programming and an introduction to algorithms.

October 19 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

CyberSpeaks: From Tech Startup to Industry Giant

Speaker(s): Bob Lentz, Executive Professor, Entrepreneur in Residence, Leader of the Investment Network at Northeastern University; John L. Manferdelli, Professor of the Practice, Executive Director of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute at Northeastern University; and Udi Mokady, Chairman and CEO at Cyber Ark 

Join us at CyberSpeaks: From Tech Startup to Industry Giant!  Enjoy a coffee table conversation featuring Udi Mokady, Bob Lentz, and John Manferdelli. If you're interested in cybersecurity and entrepreneurship this is an event you don't want to miss! 

October 20 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

NULab: Making it Digital Workshop

Speaker(s): Ian MacInnes (Albion College), Kristen Abbott Bennett (Stonehill College), Mindy Seu (Harvard University), Jody Michael Gordon (Wentworth Institute of Technology), Christopher Scott Gleason (Wentworth Institute of Technology), Anne Ruderman (Harvard University), Jeremy Guillette (Harvard University), Gabriel Pizzorno (Harvard University), Allison Lange (Wentworth Institute of Technology), and Ella Howard (Wentworth Institute of Technology) 

This presentation will feature lightning talks on digital assignments, followed by a hands-on session in which participants will have the opportunity to develop digital assignments of their own.

October 20 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Network Science Institute: Charting Collections of Connections in Social Media: Creating Maps and Measures with NodeXL

Speaker: Marc Smith, Chief Social Scientist (CSS) at Connected Action Consulting Group 

Join us to learn about NodeXL and how network charts become as easy to create as pie charts. 

October 21 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Northeast Robotics Colloquium 2017

Speaker(s): Calin Belta, Professor (ME, SE, ECE), Director of BU Robotics at Boston University; Alberto Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, Walter Henry Gale (1929) Career Development Professor at MIT Meche; Kate Saenko, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Director of Computer Vision and Learning Group at Boston University; and Robert J. Wood, Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University

The Northeast Robotics Colloquium (NERC) brings together the roboticists in the northeastern United States and Canada, in an event that is simultaneously a research meeting, a networking event, a job-fair, and a showcase for established and up-and-coming robot companies.

October 21 11:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT

Break Into Tech: Seattle

Title: Break Into Tech: Seattle

Want to know what it would be like to be in a computer science career?  Now is your opportunity to test it out.  Northeastern University’s BREAK INTO TECH Seminar provides an introduction to basic computing concepts for those with a non-technical background.

October 23 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Distinguished Speaker: Alleviating Travel Uncertainty of Daily Commuters

Speaker: Professor Niloy Ganguly, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

The research target is to develop methodologies for extracting relevant road and vehicle related information from these sensors, whenever a commuter travels with her smart-phone, and to utilize the information obtained for both drivers and commuters.

October 25 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

CS Theory: Monotone Circuit Lower Bounds from Resolution

Speaker: Mika Göös, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Theory of Computation, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Harvard University 

For any unsatisfiable CNF formula F that is hard to refute in the Resolution Proof System, we show that a "lifted" two-party version of F is hard to refute in any proof system whose lines are computed by efficient communication protocols - or, equivalently, that a monotone function associated with F has large monotone circuit complexity.

October 25 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

CSSH/CCIS Spring 2018 Course Showcase

Speaker(s): Ryan Cordell, Assistant Professor, College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) at Northeastern University; Benjamin Hescott, Teaching Professor, Director of Broadening Participantion, College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS) at Northeastern University 

This is a great opportunity for CSSH students to get a feeling for what a programming class may feel like, and for CCIS students to apply their coding skills to the study of societies, culture, and politics.

October 26 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

PhD Thesis Defense: Extending Checkpoint-Restart to RDMA-based Network Fabrics

Speaker: Jiajun Cao, PhD Candidate, College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University

Join us to learn about scalable transparent checkpointing and checkpointing as a service in heterogeneous cloud environments.

October 27 8:00 am - October 29 5:00 pm EDT

Parent and Family Weekend 2017

Take part in a variety of campus events as well as fun Boston excursions, like Fenway Park and Duck Tours.  Fall is a beautiful time to visit campus and most importantly, spend time and reconnect with your student.

October 27 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Proposal Defense: Community-Based Design and Evaluation of a Voice Training App for Transgender People

Speaker: Alex A. Ahmed, PhD Candidate, College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University

This project will address existing constraints to design a novel voice training application in partnership with community members and organizations, using a community-based participatory research methodology.

October 30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Seattle Campus: Extracting Knowledge from Receipts with Recurrent Neural Networks

Speaker(s): Shivani Patel and Mike Stark

In this talk, Shivani and Mike will describe how ExpenseIt was envisioned, implemented, and how they have been improving upon it overtime with the use of state-of-the-art neural network models.

October 31 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

NULab: Speed Data-Ing

Join the NULab Fellows for “Speed Data-ing”: an event for dataset-sharing and research collaboration.

November 2017

November 1 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

NULab: Helping Populism Win? Social Media Use, Filter Bubbles, and Support for Populist Presidential Candidates in the 2016 US Election Campaign

Speaker: Dr. Jacob Groshek, Associate Professor of Emerging Media Studies at Boston University's College of Communication

November 6 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST

NULab: Socially-Mediated Visibility in Authoritarianism

Speaker: Professor Katy E. Pearce, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication at the University of Washington

Dr. Pearce will present two studies on visibility in an authoritarian environment (1) through an Impression Management framework, how honor is performed online and (2) how social media complicates the concealment/disclosure of stigmatized political identities.

November 6 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

Seattle Campus: Speaker Spotlight: Security and Privacy for Emerging Biomedical Technologies

Speaker: Dr. Tamara Bonaci, Part-Time Lecturer, College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS) at Northeastern University (Seattle) and Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington

November 28 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

NULab: Modeling Humanities Research Questions

Join the NULab Fellows for “Modeling Humanities Research Questions,” a demonstration and workshop on using topic and vector space models in humanities research.

November 30 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

NULab: Media, Polarization, and the 2016 Election

Speaker: Professor Matthew Gentzkow, Professor of Economics at Stanford University 

Gentzkow will discuss recent evidence on trends in polarization among US politicians and voters, the role of digital media in driving polarization, and the role of “fake news” on Facebook prior to the 2016 election.

November 30 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

NULab: Visual Trumpery

Speaker: Professor Albert Cairo, Professor of Professional Practice, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami

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