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A monthly lecture series featuring prominent global leaders and academics sharing research in areas that are impacted by the emergence of big data.
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Sanjeev Arora (Princeton University)
Detailed information will be posted soon. About the Speaker: Sanjeev Arora is the Charles C. Fitzmorris Professor in Computer Science. He joined Princeton in 1994 after earning his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a visiting professor at the Weizmann Institute in 2007, a visiting researcher at Microsoft in 2006-07, and a visiting associate professor at Berkeley during 2001-02. Professor Arora’s honors include the D.R. Fulkerson Prize in Discrete Mathematics (awarded by the American Mathematical Society and…Find out more »
A Particulate Solution: Data Science in the Fight to Stop Air Pollution and Climate Change | IDSS Distinguished Speaker Seminar
Francesca Dominici (Harvard University)
Abstract: What if I told you I had evidence of a serious threat to American national security – a terrorist attack in which a jumbo jet will be hijacked and crashed every 12 days. Thousands will continue to die unless we act now. This is the question before us today – but the threat doesn’t come from terrorists. The threat comes from climate change and air pollution. We have developed an artificial neural network model that uses on-the-ground air-monitoring data…Find out more »