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I School Lectures

Previous Events

Book cover: “The Political Lives of Information Information” by Janaki Srinivasan
Oct 12, 2022, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
How the definition, production, and leveraging of information are shaped by caste, class, and gender, and the implications for development.
Book cover: Democracy's Data: The Hidden Stories in the US Census and How to Read Them
Sep 21, 2022, 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm
Behind the census’s neat grid of numbers is a collage of messy, human stories — you just have to know how to read them.
Bryan Pardo
Dec 8, 2021, 4:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Bryan Pardo discusses his lab’s work bridging the gap between digital audio software interfaces and the musicians, podcasters, and sound artists who use the tools.
Doris Lee
Nov 5, 2021, 12:10 pm to 2:00 pm
Dr. Doris Lee presents her dissertation research enabling data analysts to identify trends and patterns, generate and verify hypotheses, and detect outliers and anomalies.
Richmond Wong
Apr 7, 2021, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Richmond Wong presents his dissertation researchon the relationships between design practices and social values.
 Paul Niehaus
Jan 29, 2021, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Cash transfers to people in extreme poverty have become a policy tool of choice; should policy-makers go all the way to Universal Basic Income?
Leonardo Bursztyn
Jan 25, 2021, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Can widespread misperceptions about others’ beliefs sustain social norms? How do social norms change when new information becomes available?
Yan Chen
Jan 22, 2021, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
How team identity boosts worker engagement in a gig economy.
Rochelle Terman
Nov 12, 2020, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
New research shows that “naming and shaming” can be counterproductive and even dangerous.
Peter Schwartz
Nov 4, 2020, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Peter Schwartz is one of the world’s most experienced, insightful, and entertaining analysts of the digital revolution.
Gracen Brilmyer
Feb 4, 2020, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Gracen Brilmyer, a 2016 CTSP fellow and MIMS 2016 alum, presents research for their doctoral dissertation.
Paul Niehaus
Nov 6, 2019, 4:10 pm to 6:00 pm
Requiring biometric authentication excluded and inconenienced legitimate beneficiaries of a social protection program.
Nick Merrill
Oct 16, 2019, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
What people think machines can know about the mind, and why their beliefs matter
Pedro Ferreira
Oct 2, 2019, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Distraction versus learning with mobile devices in the classroom and student success
Michelle R. Carney
Sep 23, 2019, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
As AI and ML shape technology, how do we ensure that products are designed by and for people?
Dr. Andrew L. Brooks
Apr 17, 2019, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Dr. Andrew L. Brooks is the Chief Data Scientist at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Victoria Coleman
Mar 6, 2019, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Morgan G. Ames
Feb 20, 2019, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
The One Laptop per Child project failed. So why do the same utopian visions that inspired it still motivate other projects to “disrupt” education and development?
Yifan Sun
Feb 14, 2019, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
How good data models facilitate optimization and generalization in machine learning.

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