Past Events

  • 2017 Feb 27

    Dan Weld: Challenges for Socially-Beneficial Artificial Intelligence


    Maxwell Dworkin 119
    11:30am to 1:00pm

    Abstract: Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and other luminaries warn that an “intelligence explosion” may lead to the extinction of humanity at the hands of rampant robots. At the same time, many pundits see a prosperous future in which self-driving cars reduce highway fatalities while AI advisors improve medical care and minimize malpractice. Weld argues that the utopian outcome is more likely, but only if we address several key social and technical challenges.

  • 2017 Jan 30

    Wanda Pratt: Using Design Thinking to Improve Patient Safety


    MD 119
    11:30am to 1:00pm

    Abstract: Recent studies indicate that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Although this problem has received substantial national attention, very little work has actively involved patients in preventing, detecting, and recovering from these errors. In this presentation, I will detail our efforts to use design thinking to support patients and their caregivers in playing an active role to safeguard their own health in the hospital. Currently, patients receive inadequate information and support to play such a safeguarding role.

  • 2016 Oct 31

    Postdoc Mixer

    11:30am to 1:00pm

    Job Tricks and Treats: Preparing for the Job Circuit

    Get ready for interview season by conducting practice interviews with faculty. Learn how to prepare materials, and pair with your peers to review research and teaching statements. This is a Professional Development Panel for all SEAS Postdoctoral Fellows. Previous years have included Q&A about the job search, preparing materials, and tips on communicating your research to those in other fields. If you would like us to cover a particular topic, please let us know!