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Elizabeth Loftus - The Fiction of Memory

For several decades, Elizabeth Loftus has been manufacturing memories in unsuspecting minds. Sometimes these techniques change details of events that someone actually experienced. Other times, the…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 9th, 2020 16 plays 0  

Yousef Khalidi - Lessons from Designing, Building, and Operating a Hyper-scale Global Wide Area Network

Cloud computing has ushered in a new class of hyper-scale systems, characterized by large-scale distributed systems, global connectivity, and ubiquitous computing models that span the spectrum from…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 22nd, 2019 6 plays 0  

Margaret Kosal - The Geopolitics of the Rare and Not-So-Rare Elements

Chemical elements have played important roles in the geopolitics of modern times and will continue to do so.From Einstein’s 1939 letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt highlighting the need…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 20th, 2019 7 plays 0  

Mary Lou Soffa - Software Testing: And the Challenges (and Opportunities) Keep Coming!

Disruptive shifts in software application types and software development environments create challenges to software testing that need to be addressed to ensure software quality and reduce the cost of…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 18th, 2019 8 plays 0  

Takamitsu “Taka” Ito - Turning Sour, Bloated, and Out of Breath: Ocean Chemistry under Global Warming

In 1997, the Japanese oceanographer Yoshiyuki Nozaki compiled a periodic table of ocean chemistry, encapsulating the distribution of elements as a function of depth. In this periodic table, many…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 13th, 2019 3 plays 0  

Monica Halka - The Elusive End of the Periodic Table: Why Chase It?

For more than half a century, dedicated and eager groups of scientists have contrived ways to introduce heavier and heavier elements into the universe. Their efforts finally completed the seventh row…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 19th, 2019 5 plays 0  

Sam Kean - The Periodic Table: A Treasure Trove of Passion, Adventure, Betrayal, and Obsession

Why did Gandhi hate iodine? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium? How did radium nearly ruin Marie Curie’s reputation? And why did tellurium lead to the most bizarre…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on May 8th, 2019 10 plays 0  

2019 SBDH All Hands Meeting - Panel 3: Industry Panel

Beverly Wright, PhD. Chief Analytics Officer, RelationalAI. Venkat Kambalapally. Staff Vice President, Technology, Anthem, Inc. Robert Joseph, PhD. Director of Industrial Strategy, Stanley Black…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on April 16th, 2019 3 plays 0  

2019 SBDH All Hands Meeting - Cyber-Infrastructure and Social-Cybersecurity Working Groups

Cyber-Infrastructure Working Group: Niall Gaffney, PhD. Director of Data Intensive Computing, Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure / CISE. Texas Advanced Computing Center. Social-Cybersecurity…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on April 16th, 2019 3 plays 0  

2019 SBDH All Hands Meeting - Panel 2: Visionary Projects

Gari Clifford, PhD. Spoke PI, Large Scale Medical Informatics for Patient Care Coordination and Engagement. Emory University. Santiago Grijalva, PhD. Spoke Co-PI, Smart Grids Big Data. Georgia Tech.…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on April 16th, 2019 6 plays 0