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October 2017

October 3 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

NU Lab: Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online

Speaker: Professor Alice Marwick, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

October 3 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Seattle Campus: Okta Tech Talk and Information Session

Title: Okta Tech Talk and Information Session Location: Northeastern University - Seattle Campus, 225 Terry Avenue North, 3rd Floor, Suite #300,…

October 3 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Break Into Tech: Charlotte

Title: Break Into Tech: Charlotte

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 4 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

CCIS Expo

Title: CCIS Expo

Get a head start on your co-op search and network!  In this exciting event, students who are seeking co-ops for the Fall 2017 cycle and employers interested in hiring them have the opportunity to connect.

October 14 11:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Grace Hopper Conference 2017 Viewing Party

Come and see inspiring women in technology speak and connect with local women technologists in your area.  You can also network with other women in technology in the Boston area to brainstorm and share ideas.

October 16 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT

Seattle Campus: An Architecture for Gesture Based Apps

Speaker: Marlin Eller, Part-Time Lecturer at Northeastern University - Seattle 

Join us to learn how most user interfaces for applications use the mouse in very limited ways, primarily point, click, and dragging.  

October 16 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Break Into Tech: Boston

Title: Break Into Tech: Boston

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 18 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Undergraduate Research Night

Title: Undergraduate Research Night

Learn about how you can participate in cutting-edge computer science research! Featuring a panel with fellow undergraduate students who have participated in research to discuss their experience, and academic advisors to discuss how you can integrate research into your curriculum (as a co-op and course credit).

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 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 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 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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