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Sidney D'Mello - Understanding Human Functioning & Enhancing Human Potential through Computational Methods

It is generally accepted that computational methods can complement traditional approaches to understanding human functioning, including thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and social interactions. I…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 27th, 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  

Redesigning Cities with the Green New Deal

Season 3 Redesigning Cities: the Speedwell Talks @ Georgia Tech kicked off on September 9 with Redesigning Cities with the Green New Deal. Nancy Levinson of Places led the conversation with Billy…

From  Carmen New on September 15th, 2020 6 plays 0  

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 34 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 7 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