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Michael A. Filler - Celebrating Silicon: Its Success, Hidden History, and Next Act

The history of silicon is usually told as a history of electronic materials and devices. However, it is better told as a history of manufacturing innovation. This talk will take a journey through the…

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Andrea S. Rutledge - Construction Management is Leadership Development

Construction managers lead the complex process of creating elements of the built environment. These skills are qualitative and interpersonal and call on each of us to think creatively about people.…

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Galyna Livshyts - A Tight Net with Respect to a Random Matrix Norm and Applications to Estimating Singular Values

In this talk we construct a net around the unit sphere with good properties. We show that with exponentially high probability, the value of |Ax| on the sphere can be approximated well using this net,…

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Tuo Zhao - Towards Understanding First Order Algorithms for Nonconvex Optimization in Machine Learning

Stochastic Gradient Descent-type (SGD) algorithms have been widely applied to many non-convex optimization problems in machine learning, e.g., training deep neural networks, variational Bayesian…

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Éva Tardos - Learning and Efficiency of Outcomes in Games

Selfish behavior can often lead to suboptimal outcome for all participants, a phenomenon illustrated by many classical examples in game theory. Over the last decade we have studied Nash equilibria…

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Extended Reality (XR) for Teaching and Learning - Blair MacIntyre, David Joyner, Didier Contis, Miroslav Malesevic, Noah Posner, Matthew Swarts

Extended reality (XR) refers to real-and-virtual combined environment, including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR). This talk explores the potential uses for…

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Ethics & Values for Reflective Urban Automation

Urban automation’s potential to create disruptive technologies that change cities’ future development is already in evidence, but there is much more to come.Urban automation refers to…

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Dana Buntrock - What Could Go Wrong?

Her lecture, titled, "What Could Go Wrong?" asks, "What’s architecture?" Who we are and what we do gets reinvented in response to economic or legal change. In the 1960s and…

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Martin Bechthold - Multi-Scalar Design: Material Matters

Advances in material science, computation, and robotics are empowering the role materials can take in shaping buildings towards novel aesthetics and performative outcomes. Work at Harvard’s…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 2 Months ago 6 views 0