Dean's Lectures

Upcoming Events

Josh Lauer
Oct 11, 2017, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
The untold history of our modern credit scoring system and how it emerged from a 19th-century surveillance infrastructure with huge archives of personal information.

Previous Events

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.
Julie Samuels
Sep 10, 2014, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Julie Samuels discusses recent battles for patent reform and recounts lessons learned.
Arnold Lund
Apr 23, 2014, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
The new frontier in user interfaces is a constellation of wearable gadgets, tablets, smart phones, appliances, and more that can communicate with one another autonomously.
David Reiley
Feb 12, 2014, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Does online advertising actually work? Google scientist David Reiley says it does — but not in the way you expect. In this lecture, he reveals the surprising impact of online advertising on bricks-and-mortar sales.
Thomas H. Davenport
Sep 18, 2013, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Dean’s Lecture with Tom Davenport of Babson College, co-founder of the International Institute for Analytics
Jon Whittle
Sep 4, 2013, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Dean's Lecture, with Jon Whittle of Lancaster University
Dr. Jack Cochran
Apr 10, 2013, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Jack Cochran, MD, FACS, is the executive director of The Permanente Federation
Duen Horng “Polo” Chau
Nov 28, 2012, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Robert J. Glushko
Oct 3, 2012, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Dean's Lecture, with Robert Glushko
Oded Nov
Sep 12, 2012, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Oded Nov is an assistant professor of management at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. His talk will introduce a framework for personality-targeted design, much like a medical treatment based on a specific genetic profile.
Todd Carter
Apr 25, 2012, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
What role will museums and libraries play in the information technology landscape of the future? Todd Carter presents his vision of museums and libraries empowered by Web 2.0 and crowd-sourcing technologies.
Alessandro Acquisti
Apr 4, 2012, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
How do companies use Facebook to investigate potential employees? And does Facebook facilitate illegal employment bias?
David Ayman Shamma
Feb 29, 2012, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
David A. Shamma is a media artist and research scientist studying creative expression and sharing at Yahoo! Research.
Victoria Stodden
Feb 1, 2012, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Victoria Stodden is a scholar of law, statistics, and computational science policy, and is an advocate for open data and reproducible research.
Nov 16, 2011, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Digital identity systems are quietly reshaping the world, changing how we cross borders, conduct commerce, and interact with our governments. How can we understand the incredible opportunities of these technologies — along with their enormous challenges and risks?