I School Lectures

Previous events

Thursday, April 25, 2024, 3:10 pm - 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?

Tuesday, January 16, 2024, 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm PST

Narges Mahyar discusses community-centered tools that empower the general public to engage in real-world sociotechnical problems.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm PST

Diag Davenport outlines an unexpected pattern of bias underlying officers’ choices to use or not use an algorithmic risk score.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm PST

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.

Monday, November 27, 2023, 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm PST

Alex Chohlas-Wood demonstrates two ways that data science and information technology can improve outcomes in the criminal legal system.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm PST

Jennifer Allen estimates how much curbing misinformation could benefit public health.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 4:10 pm - 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.

Monday, May 8, 2023, 4:10 pm - 5:15 pm PDT

Ali Montazeralghaem researches recommender systems, deep learning and reinforcement learning methods, and natural language processing.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 4:10 pm - 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.

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 11:10 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Arvind Satyanarayan explores the future of human/machine partnerships.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 4:10 pm - 5:15 pm PST

Nina Beguš will introduce “artificial humanities,” an approach that integrates the study of humanities into the creation of technologies

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

How the definition, production, and leveraging of information are shaped by caste, class, and gender, and the implications for development.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

Behind the census’s neat grid of numbers is a collage of messy, human stories — you just have to know how to read them.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 4:10 pm - 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.

Friday, November 5, 2021, 12:10 pm - 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.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

Richmond Wong presents his dissertation researchon the relationships between design practices and social values.

Friday, January 29, 2021, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm PST

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?

Monday, January 25, 2021, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm PST

Can widespread misperceptions about others’ beliefs sustain social norms? How do social norms change when new information becomes available?

Friday, January 22, 2021, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm PST

How team identity boosts worker engagement in a gig economy.

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST

New research shows that “naming and shaming” can be counterproductive and even dangerous.