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Peter J. Hirschfeld - Superconductivity: There's Plenty of Cream at the Bottom

In 1961, Brian Pippard gave a speech at IBM called "The Cat and the Cream", in which he declared that the superconductivity field was finished, at least for "young innocents who wish…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 21st, 2020 0 plays 0  

Alireza Soltani - Flexible Learning and Decision Making in a Changing World

Survival requires proper association of reward outcomes to choices and actions that precede them. To learn successfully, however, the brain must constantly adjust how it incorporates each reward…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 21st, 2020 0 plays 0  

Seyedhamed Ghavamnia - Temporal System Call Specialization for Attack Surface Reduction

Attack surface reduction through the removal of unnecessary application features and code is a promising technique for improving security without incurring any additional overhead. Recent software…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 21st, 2020 2 plays 0  

Diana Hicks - Best Practices in Research Metrics: A Conversation with the lead author of the Leiden Manifesto

Join Professor Diana Hicks of the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy for a conversation about the Leiden Manifesto for Research Metrics. There will be a high level overview of the 10 principles to…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 20th, 2020 2 plays 0  

Ashley Whillans - Alleviating time poverty among the working poor

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 20th, 2020 0 plays 0  

Harish Ravichandar - From Coexistence to Collaboration: Towards Reliable Collaborative Robots

The field of robotics has made incredible progress over the past several decades. Indeed, we have built impressive robots capable of performing complex and intricate tasks in a variety of domains.…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 20th, 2020 0 plays 0  

Amy McGovern - Building Trustworthy AI for Environmental Science

As climate change affects weather patterns and sea levels rise, the world’s need for accurate, usable predictions of weather and ocean and their impacts has never been greater. At the same…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 20th, 2020 0 plays 0  

Saima Afroz Siddiqui - Magnetic and Spintronic Device for Computing and Memory

Magnetic devices promise intriguing design paradigms where electron spin is used as the information token instead of its charge counterpart. While magnetic random-access memory (MRAM) is considered…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 18th, 2020 0 plays 0  

Andrew Zangwill - A Mind Over Matter: the Life and Science of Philip Anderson

Dr. Zangwill presents a biographical survey of the life and science of Nobel Laureate Philip W. Anderson, arguably the most productive and influential theoretical physicist of the second half of the…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 15th, 2020 4 plays 0  

Michael N. Shadlen - The neurobiology of decision making: The best-laid plans of mice and primates

Many decisions arise through an accumulation of evidence to a terminating threshold. The process provides a unified account of the choice (e.g., accuracy) and the amount of time taken to complete it.…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 15th, 2020 11 plays 0  

Leanne West - Pediatrics and Point of Care Technologies

The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center at Georgia Tech has been funding research in pediatrics since 2012. In 2018, a relationship was forged with Shriners Hospitals.…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 12th, 2020 1 plays 0  

Robert Nowak - Active Learning: From Linear Classifiers to Overparameterized Neural Networks

The field of Machine Learning (ML) has advanced considerably in recent years, but mostly in well-defined domains using huge amounts of human-labeled training data. Machines can recognize objects in…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 12th, 2020 5 plays 0  

Best Practices for Collaborating with Colleagues, Industry and Information Seekers: The TRAIL Story

Virtual Conference, Special Library Association, September 20, 2020 Daureen Nesdill served as Moderator. She explained how TRAIL started 14 years ago as an effort to preserve federal technical…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 10th, 2020 3 plays 0  

The Eugie Awards: Juror's Roundtable

The Eugie Award Symposium for Speculative Fiction brings together science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors, editors, and scholars from around the world. The Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 10th, 2020 1 plays 0  

The Eugie Awards: 2020 Award Ceremony

The Eugie Award Symposium for Speculative Fiction brings together science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors, editors, and scholars from around the world. The Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 10th, 2020 4 plays 0