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Christina Harrington — The Future is Collectivism: Exploring Technology Co-Design From a Lens of Critical Design

The question of who gets to contribute to design futures and technology innovation is an important topic across design and computing fields. This conversation has grave implications for communities…

From  Tim Trent on April 15th, 2021 0 plays 0  

MS-HCI Program — Recent Master's Projects

Jordan Hill: Designing a Contextualized Educational Tool for Multi-Pollutant Air Quality DataThis project follows a human-centered design process and involves research, design, prototyping, testing,…

From  Tim Trent on April 15th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Marshini Chetty — Imagine All The People On A Trustworthy Internet

Imagine a world where the Internet caters to all types of users and hosts trustworthy content. Right now, this world seems far off for many reasons. For instance, this world would require us to think…

From  Tim Trent on April 15th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Elie Khoury - Voice Biometrics and Emerging Security Threats in the Voice Channel

Voice Biometrics is the automated recognition of individuals based on their voice characteristics that are both biological and behavioral. Voice Biometrics is currently deployed in many real world…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 9th, 2021 3 plays 0  

Stefanos Nikolaidis - Towards Robust HRI: A Stochastic Optimization Approach

The growth of scale and complexity of interactions between humans and robots highlights the need for new computational methods to automatically evaluate novel algorithms and applications. Exploring…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 9th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Anil Seth - Real Problems and Beast Machines: Predictive Processing and Conscious Experience

Consciousness is, for each of us, the presence of subjective experience. Without consciousness there is no world, no self: there is nothing at all. In this talk, I will illustrate how the framework…

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

Andrea J. Liu - How materials can learn to function

How does learning occur? In the context of neural networks, learning occurs via optimization, where a loss function is minimized to achieve the desired result. But physical networks such as…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 8th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Ismael Rafols - Mapping How Science May Contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Analysts are rapidly developing methods to map publications to SDGs in the face of policy demands. However, as reported by Armitage et al. (2020), a high degree of inconsistency is found when…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 1st, 2021 20 plays 0  

Tianxin Tang - Provably-Secure Approximate k-NN Search Protocol

This talk examines the problem of privacy-preserving approximate kNN search in an outsourced environment — the client sends the encrypted data to an untrusted server and later can perform…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 1st, 2021 2 plays 0  

Ellie Pavlick - You can lead a horse to water...: Representing vs. Using Features in Neural NLP

A wave of recent work has sought to understand how pretrained language models work. Such analyses have resulted in two seemingly contradictory sets of results. On one hand, work based on…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 1st, 2021 2 plays 0  

Ambrose Kam - Applying Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL) in a Cyber Wargaming Engine

Cybersecurity is inherently complicated due to the dynamic nature of the threats and ever-expanding attack surfaces. Ironically, this challenge is exacerbated by the rapid advancement of many new…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 1st, 2021 3 plays 0  

Andrew R. A. Conway - General Intelligence Explained (Away)

For more than a century, the standard view in the field of human intelligence has been that there is a “general intelligence” that permeates all human cognitive activity. This general…

From  Katie Gentilello on March 31st, 2021 3 plays 0  

Gary Fedder - What’s so Hard About Soft Interconnects?

Skin wearables are a compelling concept as an extension of today’s commercial wearables, having broad applications in health monitoring, as sensory and haptic interfaces, and even for…

From  Katie Gentilello on March 30th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Industry Day Panel - Career Options in Robotics

The robotics industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The industry is rapidly changing as robotics have moved from the manufacturing floor into almost every segment of our…

From  Katie Gentilello on March 30th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Hany Farid - Creating, Weaponizing, and Detecting Deep Fakes

The past few years have seen a startling and troubling rise in the fake-news phenomena in which everyone from individuals to nation-sponsored entities can produce and distribute misinformation. The…

From  Katie Gentilello on March 30th, 2021 6 plays 0