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 develop new computer science theory and technology in the public interest, informed by a deep knowledge of the societal issues at stake. Areas of study include healthcare informatics, electronic markets, privacy, security, and social computing.
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 1:00pm – 2:30pm on Mondays in 60 Oxford Street, Room 330. 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.
- José Correa: New CRCS Visiting Scholar
- Feb 3: "Defending an Unowned Internet: Opportunities for Technology, Policy, and Corporations"
- Or Sheffet: New CRCS Postdoctoral Fellow
- Edith Law helping lead the way in Citizen Science & Crowdsourcing at CRCS
- Applications now closed for 2014-2015 CRCS Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars
- Greg Morrisett elected 2013 ACM fellow
Latest Tweets from @HCRCS:
- Monday (4/21) @ 1pm: "The Responsive City: Using #Data to Enhance #Democracy" (Susan Crawford, @scrawford): t.co/6w8ZtTfrYX
- TODAY (4/7) @ 1pm: "Transparent Informatics Can Revolutionize Medicine" (Alexander Wait Zaranek, @PGorg): t.co/KRqofJcriS
- Monday (4/7) @ 1pm: "Transparent Informatics Can Revolutionize Medicine" (Alexander Wait Zaranek, @PGorg): t.co/KRqofJcriS