I School Lectures

Previous Events

Emily Aiken
Apr 25, 2024, 3:10 pm to 4:00 pm
Can we combine data from satellites, mobile phones, and financial services providers with machine learning to identify the neediest people and better target humanitarian aid?
Narges Mahyar
Jan 16, 2024, 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm
Narges Mahyar discusses community-centered tools that empower the general public to engage in real-world sociotechnical problems.
Diag Davenport
Dec 6, 2023, 12:10 pm to 1:30 pm
Diag Davenport outlines an unexpected pattern of bias underlying officers’ choices to use or not use an algorithmic risk score.
Dean Knox headshot
Nov 29, 2023, 12:10 pm to 1:30 pm
Analyses of police misconduct rely heavily on self-reported law-enforcement data. Dean Knox proposes a research algorithm to deal with unreliable and distorted data.
Alex Chohlas-Wood
Nov 27, 2023, 12:10 pm to 1:30 pm
Alex Chohlas-Wood demonstrates two ways that data science and information technology can improve outcomes in the criminal legal system.
Jennifer Allen headshot
Nov 15, 2023, 12:10 pm to 1:30 pm
Jennifer Allen estimates how much curbing misinformation could benefit public health.
Cornelia Ilin
May 10, 2023, 4:10 pm to 5:15 pm
Cornelia Ilin gives a high-level introduction to the transformer model architecture, using bidirectional representations from transformers (BERT) on electronic medical health records to predict pediatric patients’ diagnosis codes.
Ali Montazeralghaem
May 8, 2023, 4:10 pm to 5:15 pm
Ali Montazeralghaem researches recommender systems, deep learning and reinforcement learning methods, and natural language processing.
Xiao-Yang (Yanglet) Liu
May 3, 2023, 4:10 pm to 5:15 pm
The creator of open-source projects FinRL, ElegantRL, and FinGPT outlines the deep learning revolution and his experiences applying it to the challenging domain of the financial market.
Headshot of Arvind Satyanarayan
Apr 20, 2023, 11:10 am to 12:30 pm
Arvind Satyanarayan explores the future of human/machine partnerships.
Black and white headshot of Nina Beguš
Mar 1, 2023, 4:10 pm to 5:15 pm
Nina Beguš will introduce “artificial humanities,” an approach that integrates the study of humanities into the creation of technologies
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.