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Dean's Lectures

Upcoming Events

Aditya Parameswaran
Oct 17, 2018, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Making it easy for individuals and teams to manage, analyze, and draw insights from large datasets.
Sendhil Mullainathan
Oct 31, 2018, 1:10 pm to 2:30 pm
Sendhil Mullainathan discusses how and why algorithms can be designed for fairness.
Jeff Jonas
Oct 31, 2018, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes big responsibilities for organizations.

Previous Events

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.
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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.
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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 lynda.com
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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

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