Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation

At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative. The event will include a presentation, Question & Answer session, and post-event networking reception. All Columbia University students, faculty, postdocs, and administrators are welcome to register and attend these events. The Foundations for Research Computing program is proud to partner with the Data Science Institute and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation for this Distinguished Lectures series.

Lecture Schedule

Speaker: Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup, Managing Director, Technology Division, Morgan Stanley; Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Title: C++: An Invisible Foundation
September 13, 2018
Location: Brown Institute, Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway
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Speaker: Dr. Lorena Barba, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University
Member, Board of Directors, NumFOCUS
October 11, 2018
Location: Brown Institute, Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway
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Speaker: Dr. Eric Xing, Professor, Department of Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Scientist, Petuum, Inc.
November 8, 2018
Location: Brown Institute, Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway
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Speaker: Dr. Krishna Ratakonda, IBM Fellow
Chief Technology Officer, Blockchain Solutions, IBM
February 14, 2019
Location: Brown Institute, Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway
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Speaker: Ms. Runa Sandvik, Senior Director of Information Security, The New York Times
March 14, 2019
Location: Brown Institute, Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway
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Speaker: Dr. Gina Helfrich, Director of Communications and Program Manager for Diversity and Inclusion, NumFOCUS
Title: Join or Die: The Future of Computational Innovation and the End of the Academy as We Know It
April 11, 2019
Location: Brown Institute, Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway
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Speaker: Dr. Fernando Perez, Assistant Professor of Statistics, University of California at Berkeley
Faculty Scientist, Department of Data Science and Technology, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
May 9, 2019
Location: Brown Institute, Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway
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