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October 2020

Regulating Algorithmic Filtering on Social Media

October 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Sarah Cen (LIDS)

Online

ABSTRACT Social media platforms moderate content using a process known as algorithmic filtering (AF). While AF has the potential to greatly improve the user experience, it has also drawn intense scrutiny for its roles in, for example, spreading fake news, amplifying hate speech, and facilitating digital red-lining. However, regulating AF can be harmful to the social media ecosystem by interfering with personalization, lowering profits, and restricting free speech. We are interested in whether or not it is possible to design…

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November 2020

An Introduction to Proximal Causal Learning

November 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen (University of Pennsylvania)

online

Please join us on November 2, 2020 at 4pm for the Distinguished Speaker Seminar with Eric J. Tchetgen Tchetgen, Luddy Family President’s Distinguished Professor and Professor of Statistics at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Digital Technology Integration

November 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm

Sandy Pentland (IDSS)

Online

Join the MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) this fall for our second digital transformation webinar series. In this series, we will continue to explore key digital transformation topics of corporate interest, including digital strategies, operational agility, customer experience, and new technologies.

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LIDS & Stats Tea Talks – Alireza Fallah (LIDS)

November 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Alireza Fallah (LIDS)

Online

Tea talks are 20-minute-long informal chalk-talks for the purpose of sharing ideas and making others aware about some of the topics that may be of interest to the LIDS and Stats audience. If you are interested in presenting in the upcoming tea talks, please email lids_stats_tea@mit.edu.

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November 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Daniela Witten (University of Washington)

online

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Mobility Forum: Mobility services without carbon emissions

November 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jessika Trancik

online

To build a dynamic community among the mobility and transportation researchers, the MIT Mobility Initiative (MMI) is organizing the “Mobility Forum: Frontier of Mobility Research,” a weekly seminar series showcasing the MIT scholarship. Register for Zoom info.

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Social Media, News Consumption, and Polarization: Evidence from a Field Experiment

November 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

TBD

online

Speaker: Roee Levy, MIT The Research to Policy Engagement Initiative builds and connects a community of researchers who can learn, apply, and contribute to developing best practices in bridging knowledge to action on societal challenges. Each event has a unique registration link. Details will be added as they become available.

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LIDS Seminar – Mary Wootters (Stanford)

November 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mary Wootters (Stanford)

Online

TBD Bio: ******************************************** The LIDS Seminar Series features distinguished speakers who provide an overview of a research area, as well as exciting recent progress in that area. Intended for a broad audience, seminar topics span the areas of communications, computation, control, learning, networks, probability and statistics, optimization, and signal processing. 

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Sharp Thresholds for Random Subspaces, and Applications

November 13, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mary Wootters (Stanford University )

online

Abstract: What combinatorial properties are likely to be satisfied by a random subspace over a finite field? For example, is it likely that not too many points lie in any Hamming ball? What about any cube?  We show that there is a sharp threshold on the dimension of the subspace at which the answers to these questions change from "extremely likely" to "extremely unlikely," and moreover we give a simple characterization of this threshold for different properties. Our motivation comes…

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Mobility Forum: Transportation Systems Resilience

November 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Saurabh Amin

online

To build a dynamic community among the mobility and transportation researchers, the MIT Mobility Initiative (MMI) is organizing the “Mobility Forum: Frontier of Mobility Research,” a weekly seminar series showcasing the MIT scholarship. Register for Zoom info.

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