I School Lectures

Previous events

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 4:10 pm - 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.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm

Rebecca MacKinnon is a leading advocate for Internet users’ rights to online freedom of expression and privacy around the world.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm

Katie Shilton is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland whose research explores ethics in mobile application development.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 4:10 pm - 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.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 4:10 pm - 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?
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 4:10 pm - 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.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Jessica Staddon is a research scientist and privacy product lead at Google working on leveraging data for better security and privacy.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm

Lynda Weinman is co-founder and executive chair of

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
It works for marketing. It works for finance. And now, big data and predictive analytics are working for HR.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 4:10 pm - 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.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Julie Samuels discusses recent battles for patent reform and recounts lessons learned.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:10 pm - 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.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 4:10 pm - 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.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Dean’s Lecture with Tom Davenport of Babson College, co-founder of the International Institute for Analytics
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Dean's Lecture, with Jon Whittle of Lancaster University
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Jack Cochran, MD, FACS, is the executive director of The Permanente Federation
Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm

Dean's Lecture, with Robert Glushko

Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 4:10 pm - 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.