Past Events

  • 2021 Nov 29

    Haifeng Xu (University of Virginia)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom conference - Register at https://forms.gle/UFenSy4JarrhTJEr6

    Title: Algorithmic Information Design: Computability, Learnability and Applicability to Societal Challenges 

    Abstract: The celebrated field of mechanism design studies how a system designer can design agents' incentives, and consequently their actions, in order to steer their joint decisions towards a desirable outcome. This talk also examines the intervention of agents' actions but through a fundamentally different yet equally important "knob" --- i.e., influencing agents' decisions by designing the available information to each agent. This task,...

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  • 2021 Nov 15

    Kayse Maass (Northeastern University)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom conference - Register at https://forms.gle/UFenSy4JarrhTJEr6

    Title: Informing Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts with Operations Research Models

    Abstract: Human trafficking is a prevalent and malicious global human rights issue, with an estimated 24 million victims exploited worldwide. A major challenge to its disruption is the fact that human trafficking is a complex system interwoven with other illegal and...

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  • 2021 Oct 25

    Sheena Erete (DePaul University)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom conference - Register at https://forms.gle/UFenSy4JarrhTJEr6
    Title: Co-designing Tools to Counter Structural Oppression

    Abstract: There has been a recent push in technology design to consider social implications of technology design — both historical, current, and future. In resource-constrained communities, there have been historical policies and practices (e.g., redlining, overpolicing...

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  • 2021 Oct 04

    Meredith Gore (University of Maryland)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom conference - Regster at https://forms.gle/UFenSy4JarrhTJEr6

    Title: Interdisciplinary intelligence mapping of illicit global environmental change

     

    Abstract: A scientific understanding of human behavior is critical for improving humans’ ability to predict and adapt to global environmental change. The type of behavior that society defines or perceives as driving illicit global...

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  • 2021 Sep 27

    Marzyeh Ghassemi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom conference - Register at https://forms.gle/UFenSy4JarrhTJEr6

    Title: F-AI-Rest of Them All

    Abstract: While clinical AI and medical risk scores have received much attention for their potential to achieve above-human performance, there are many concerns about their ability to mimic societal bias. In this talk, Dr. Ghassemi explores the difficulty of making state-of-the-art machine learning models behave as we say, not as we do, and how technical choices that seems natural in other settings may not work well in health.

    Bio: Dr. Marzyeh Ghassemi is an Assistant Professor at MIT in...

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  • 2021 Apr 29

    Rising Stars Speaker Series

    Repeats every 3 weeks every Tuesday, 1 times . Also includes Thu Apr 08 2021, Tue Apr 20 2021, Thu Apr 29 2021.
    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Virtual (See registration links below)

    Spring 2021 update: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be hosting a full in-person or virtual CRCS Rising Stars workshop in March 2021. We hope to return to hosting the in-person version of the Rising Stars Workshop in Spring 2022.

    Instead, this year we are excited to host a virtual CRCS Rising Stars Speaker Series! Each talk in the series will feature 12 minute presentations from 4 PhD students and postdoctoral candidates who were nominated by experts in the field as having...

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  • 2021 Apr 29

    Rising Stars - Tech + Society

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Zoom conference

    This year we are excited to host a virtual CRCS Rising Stars Speaker Series! Each talk in the series will feature 12 minute presentations from 4 PhD students and postdoctoral candidates who were nominated by experts as demonstrating exemplary research in advancing AI for Social Good. Talks will be followed by a panel discussion with the speakers. Please check back at this address in the future for more information on our Rising Star speakers, and send any questions via email to crcs_workshop@g....

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  • 2021 Apr 20

    Rising Stars Speaker Series

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Virtual (See registration links below)

    Spring 2021 update: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be hosting a full in-person or virtual CRCS Rising Stars workshop in March 2021. We hope to return to hosting the in-person version of the Rising Stars Workshop in Spring 2022.

    Instead, this year we are excited to host a virtual CRCS Rising Stars Speaker Series! Each talk in the series will feature 12 minute presentations from 4 PhD students and postdoctoral candidates who were nominated by experts in the field as having...

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