I School Lectures

Upcoming 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?

Previous Events

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.
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
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
Jon Whittle
Sep 4, 2013, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Dean's Lecture, with Jon Whittle of Lancaster University
Dr. Jack Cochran
Apr 10, 2013, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Jack Cochran, MD, FACS, is the executive director of The Permanente Federation
Duen Horng “Polo” Chau
Nov 28, 2012, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Robert J. Glushko
Oct 3, 2012, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Dean's Lecture, with Robert Glushko
Oded Nov
Sep 12, 2012, 4:10 pm to 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.
Todd Carter
Apr 25, 2012, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
What role will museums and libraries play in the information technology landscape of the future? Todd Carter presents his vision of museums and libraries empowered by Web 2.0 and crowd-sourcing technologies.