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September 2018

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup

September 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative. The first of the Distinguished Lecture series features Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup, Managing Director, Technology Division, Morgan Stanley; Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University who will discuss C++: An Invisible Foundation. C++ is one of the…

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Cory Doctorow with Jad Abumrad

September 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Lecture Hall, Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Cory Doctorow

Beyond “I agree”: A democratic technology, without Big Tech. RSVP at brwn.co/cd-register. The techlash marks the end of complacency over Big Tech: in a single instant, states have gone from being completely blase about the risks of a monopolized digital world run by high-handed CEOs who answer only to their shareholders, to being certain that the answer involves limiting the excesses of the digital monopolists…by enshrining them as permanent monarchs of the internet and then extracting some regulatory promises from…

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October 2018

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Dr. Lorena Barba

October 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative. This lecture features Dr. Lorena Barba, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University Member, Board of Directors, NumFOCUS. The event will include…

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November 2018

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Dr. Eric Xing

November 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative. This lecture features Dr. Eric Xing, Professor, Department of Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University; Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Scientist, Petuum, Inc. The event will…

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Media Innovation Seminar: Innovations in Computational Photography with Josh Haner

November 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
Brown Institute at Stanford, 355 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
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Josh Haner is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and Senior Editor for Photo Technology at The New York Times. In this talk Josh will discuss the latest innovations in computational photography, including the use of drones.

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February 2019

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Yi-Min Chee

February 14 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Blockchain: A Solutions Perspective Yi-Min Chee Senior Technical Staff Member and Chief Architect, IBM Food Trust Blockchain Solution Abstract. Blockchain technology has moved beyond the realm of cryptocurrencies to start to address business problems for enterprises of all sizes. In this talk, Yi-Min Chee will give an overview of blockchain and the different types of blockchain networks in existence. He will discuss why blockchain is relevant for businesses, with a particular focus on permissioned blockchain networks. He will also introduce some use…

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March 2019

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Runa Sandvik, New York Times

March 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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'Protecting High-Risk Users at The New York Times' Runa Sandvik joined The New York Times in 2016 to build a security program dedicated to the newsroom, putting the focus on the security maturity of the newsroom; the desks; and individual reporters. In doing so, Sandvik built on experience from her time at The Tor Project, Freedom of the Press Foundation, consulting for established media organizations and working closely with independent freelancers around the world. In this presentation, Sandvik will share…

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April 2019

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Dr. Gina Helfrich

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join or Die: The Future of Computational Innovation and the End of the Academy as We Know It Academia presently faces an existential crisis. Tenure-track positions are shrinking. Adjunct positions are on the rise. Scientific and technical fields are losing talent to lucrative industry jobs, while humanities programs graduate a glut of doctorates whose career prospects in the field are slim. In this lecture, Dr. Helfrich will argue that the rise of networked technologies and their spread into virtually every…

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May 2019

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Dr. Fernando Perez

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative. This lectures features Dr. Fernando Perez, Assistant Professor of Statistics, University of California at Berkeley Faculty Scientist, Department of Data Science and Technology, Lawrence Berkeley National…

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October 2019

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation featuring Stephanie Hankey, Tactical Tech

October 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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"Go to The Glass Room. If Black Mirror Had a Showroom, This Would Be It." - Baratunde Thurston Nearly 150,000 people in 30 countries have visited the Glassroom; an interactive public intervention reflecting on the impact of technology on society. As the doors of the Glassroom open in San Francisco, its co-curator Stephanie Hankey gives a sneak preview of the conversation they expect to have as they bring this critical exhibition to the home of Big tech. Digging inside some…

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2019 Brown Institute Annual Showcase

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Mark Hansen and Maneesh Agrawala cordially invite you to the Brown Institute for Media Innovation 2019 Showcase! Join us for a reception and exhibition of our 2018-2019 projects. October 17, 2019 - 6:00pm at the Brown Institute at Columbia University Descriptions of the projects can be seen below. The event will take place in the Brown Institute, located in Pulitzer Hall (2950 Broadway) at Columbia University. Artistic Vision. The crucial footage for breaking news reports often comes from eye witnesses,…

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