Dean's Lectures

Upcoming Events

Tarleton Gillespie
Apr 19, 2017,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
How should social media police inappropriate speech and anti-social behavior?

Previous Events

Feb 15, 2017,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
How can online social media communities support and empower victims of sexual violence?
Satish Ramachandran
Jan 18, 2017,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Satish Ramachandran is the global head of design at Nutanix, where he applies design to reimagine enterprise computing.
Ryan Freitas
Nov 16, 2016,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Ryan Freitas is the director of product design for news feeds at Facebook.
Sandeep Bhadra
Oct 5, 2016,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Sandeep Bhadra is a venture capitalist at Menlo Ventures. His talk will describe what venture capital firms look for in potential investment candidates, and ‘long-term greedy’ strategies for founders when raising capital
Jeff Jonas
Sep 14, 2016,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Jeff Jonas is an acclaimed data scientist who thrives on solving some of the world’s most complex business challenges.
Apr 27, 2016,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
From Gamergate to revenge porn, cyberharassment and abuse disproportionately target women — often with devastating consequences. Join this expert panel to discuss how we can make a meaningful contribution to a gender-equal internet.
 Christian Marc Schmidt
Mar 30, 2016,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Christian Marc Schmidt is principal and founder of Schema, a creative design and technology studio focused on the intersection of interaction design and data visualization.
Andreas Constantinou
Mar 9, 2016,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Digital companies from Amazon to Xiaomi are launching products that break industry boundaries. Andreas Constantinou of VisionMobile explains how.
Feb 24, 2016,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
An inside perspective from two former members of President Obama’s White House team about how tech policy and presidential priorities intersect.
Rebecca MacKinnon
Feb 17, 2016,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Rebecca MacKinnon is a leading advocate for Internet users’ rights to online freedom of expression and privacy around the world.
Katie Shilton
Oct 14, 2015,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Katie Shilton is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland whose research explores ethics in mobile application development.
Jeremy Birnholz
Sep 16, 2015,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
How do GPS & location-sensitive mobile apps affect anonymous online interactions?
Gert Lanckriet
Apr 8, 2015,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
With millions of songs available through the Internet, recommendation algorithms are a must. Dr. Gert Lanckriet discusses the state of the art in automated music analysis and the potential for context-aware recommendations.
Cynthia Dwork
Feb 4, 2015,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
“Your data will only be used in aggregated form.” — what does this statement mean, and why is it so often included in privacy policies? And does this practice actually protect your privacy?
Gabriela Marcu
Dec 3, 2014,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Gabriela Marcu designs health information systems that fit social practices and workflow, to alleviate the strain that chronic conditions place on our healthcare system.
Jessica Staddon
Nov 19, 2014,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Jessica Staddon is a research scientist and privacy product lead at Google working on leveraging data for better security and privacy.
Lynda Weinman
Nov 5, 2014,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Lynda Weinman is co-founder and executive chair of
Oct 29, 2014,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
It works for marketing. It works for finance. And now, big data and predictive analytics are working for HR.
Dr. Frederick R. Chang
Oct 8, 2014,
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Frederick R. Chang is the director of SMU’s Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security and the former director of research at the National Security Agency.