Welcome to CRCS
Harvard’s Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) brings computer scientists together with a broad range of scholars from other fields to tackle fundamental computational problems arising from societal issues, such as privacy, security, and crowdsourcing.
Since Fall 2009, CRCS has joined forces with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. In particular, we have integrated our fellowship programs and coordinated our respective seminars to foster collaboration. CRCS hosts a biweekly seminar for both communities from 12:00 – 1:30pm on Wednesdays in Maxwell Dworkin 119. CRCS fellows, faculty and friends are also encouraged to participate in the weekly Berkman lunches, held each Tuesday from 12:30 – 2pm.
Since Fall 2012, CRCS faculty member Salil Vadhan has been leading the Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data project, a multi-school, cross-departmental effort supported by the National Science Foundation’s Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program.
- David Xiao: New CRCS Visiting Scholar
- Crowdsourcing science at CRCS: Harvard researchers envision a "World Wide Lab" for citizen science
- CRCS now accepting applications for 2014-2015 Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars
- CRCS welcomes new 2013-2014 Fellows and Visiting Scholars
- Edith Law launches new citizen science platform "Curio"
- Salil Vadhan named Simons Investigator
Latest Tweets from @HCRCS:
- "General, man is very useful. He can fly & kill. But he has one defect: He can think." -Brecht t.co/1Y3wHyN92I t.co/cIWOUlm8jB
- Yochai Benkler discussing the Panopticon-type effect created by #NSA bulk #surveillance: t.co/1Y3wHyN92I t.co/0BMAsq3XAM
- Today @ 12pm: "System & Conscience: #NSA Bulk #Surveillance & the Problem of #Freedom" w/ @YochaiBenkler t.co/1Y3wHyN92I @Harvard_Law