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Krystina Madej — Bringing Narrative Authoring into Social Media

When social media is perceived only as a vehicle for posting personal history narratives, the potential for using its affordances to create literary narratives is lost. We can use social…

From  Timothy Trent on February 25th, 2021 4 plays 0  

Amy E. Herr - Precision Medicine is Advanced by Precision Microsystems

While the biomedical importance of detecting cellular heterogeneity is widely accepted, we lack tools for detection of the vast majority of molecular heterogeneity, as expressed in proteins. In fact,…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 25th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Andrew Mark Williams - Perceptual-Cognitive Expertise

From  Katie Gentilello on February 25th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Career Options in Robotics: Academia vs. Industry

Last semester, our panel discussed finding faculty positions in robotics.This semester, we continue that discussion and take a broader look atcareer options with a particular focus on academia vs…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 21st, 2021 3 plays 0  

Fritjof Helmchen - Brain dynamics related to short-term memory and learning

Through the combination of in vivo optical imaging and chronic expression of genetically encoded calcium indicators it is now feasible to directly 'watch' brain activity patterns related to…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 21st, 2021 0 plays 0  

Beliz Kaleli - To Err.Is Human: Characterizing the Threat of Unintended URLs in Social Media

To make their services more user friendly, online social media platforms automatically identify text that corresponds to URLs and render it as clickable links. In this paper, we show that the…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 21st, 2021 3 plays 0  

Vincent Tan - Learning Tree Models in Noise: Exact Asymptotics and Robust Algorithms

We consider the classical problem of learning tree-structured graphical models but with the twist that the observations are corrupted in independent noise. For the case in which the noise is…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 20th, 2021 5 plays 0  

Global Media Festival - Documenting Wuhan: Q&A with Filmmaker Wu Hao

Join us for a virtual screening and Q&A with filmmaker Wu Hao, co-director of the critically acclaimed documentary 76 Days (2020). The film follows patients and medical professionals as they…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 16th, 2021 2 plays 0  

Daniel Polley - Neural coding of sound in the ascending and descending auditory pathways

Our perception of music, speech and the surrounding soundscape all originate from patterns of vibrations in the cochlea. To encode these high-speed vibrations, evolutionary pressures designed an…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 15th, 2021 8 plays 0  

Stephan Lewandowsky - Resisting the Knowledge Dementors: The Truth about “Post-Truth”

We are said to live in a “post-truth” era in which “fake news” has replaced real information, denial has compromised science, and the ontology of knowledge and truth has taken…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 12th, 2021 2 plays 0  

Georgia Tech Archives Rare Book Spotlight: Newton’s Principia & Opticks

Join Georgia Tech Astronomer Jim Sowell and Research Services and Instruction Archivist Alison Reynolds to explore Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia & Opticks. You’ll get a virtual look at…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 12th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Philip Auslander - In Concert: Performing Musical Persona

The Georgia Tech Library and Professor Philip Auslander invite you to a special virtual event to celebrate the publication of his new book In Concert: Performing Musical Persona.Auslander, a…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 11th, 2021 2 plays 0  

Gregory D. Abowd - Ignorance is Bliss: A retrospective on my career at Georgia Tech

On July 15, 1994, I began my career on the faculty in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. Throughout my career, I have cherished the over half a dozen opportunities I have had to give GVU…

From  Timothy Trent on February 11th, 2021 438 plays 0  

David Heath - Zero Knowledge for Everything and Everyone

Zero-Knowledge (ZK) Proofs are important cryptographic objects that allow an untrusted prover to demonstrate to an untrusted verifier the truth of some statement while revealing nothing additional.…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 10th, 2021 12 plays 0  

Sanne van Rooij - Defining neuromodulation targets for PTSD using neuroimaging

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious psychiatric condition that affects 6-8% of the general population and 30-46% of military or highly traumatized urban populations. Different…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 10th, 2021 22 plays 0