CRCS AI for Social Impact Seminar Series

CRCS hosts the CRCS Seminar Series  from 11 AM – 12 noon Eastern on Mondays during the academic year. CRCS fellows, faculty and friends are encouraged to join us. See here for information about past seminars.

CRCS also hosts regular internal events - professional development panels on topics including interviewing for jobs; putting together application packages; and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration.

CRCS Fall 2021 Seminar Schedule - Register here!

September 13: Francesca Dominici (Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health)
September 27: Marzyeh Ghassemi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
October 4: Meredith Gore (University of Maryland)
October 25: Sheena Erete (DePaul University)
November 15: Kayse Maass (Northeastern University)
December 6: Andrew Plumptre (Key Biodiversity Areas)


CRCS Spring 2021 Seminar Schedule

January 25 through April 19: AI for Social Impact Seminar Series

January 7 and 8: IJCAI 2020 AI for Social Good workshop


CRCS Fall 2020 Seminar Schedule

August 24 through December 14: AI for Social Impact

July 20th and 21st: AI for Social Good workshop


CRCS Spring 2020 Seminar Schedule

  • Monday, March 2nd: Jukka-Pekka (JP) Onnela of HSPH: "Smartphone-based Digital Phenotyping"
  • Wednesday, March 4th: Google Research India: A Peek at Research Activities in Fundamental and Applied CS Research (please RSVP at
  • Monday, March 9th: Ece Kamar of Microsoft Research: In the Pursuit of Responsible AI: Developing AI Systems for People with People
  • Monday, March 23rd: Stefano Ermon of Stanford: Measuring Economic Development from Space
  • Wednesday, March 25th: Speaker and Details TBA
  • Monday, March 30th: Francesca Dominici of HSPH: Can Data Science save the Environment?
  • Monday, April 6th: Harvard Global Health Institute: Details TBA
  • Monday, April 13th: Shahin Jabbari of CRCS: Details TBA
  • Monday, April 20th: Rohini Pande of Yale: Details TBA
  • Monday, April 27th: Eric Rice of USC: Details TBA
2021 Sep 27

Marzyeh Ghassemi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

11:00am to 12:00pm


Zoom conference - Register at

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 Oct 04

Meredith Gore (University of Maryland)

11:00am to 12:00pm


Zoom conference - Regster at

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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