Hot Topics in Computing


Josh Tenenbaum, CSAIL, BCS
Hot Topics in Computing: AI and Common Sense Reasoning
Speaker(s): Josh Tenenbaum
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time: 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Victoria Palay, 617 253 8924, palay@csail.mit.edu

Moderator: Sam Madden Panelists: Adam Belay, Srini Devadas, Joel Emer, CSAIL
Spectre and Meltdown: Recent Security Flaws
Speaker(s): Moderator: Sam Madden Panelists: Adam Belay, Srini Devadas, Joel Emer
Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time: 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Victoria Palay, palay@csail.mit.edu

John Leonard, MIT CSAIL
Hot Topics in Computing - Challenges and Opportunities for Self-Driving Cars
Speaker(s): John Leonard
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Location: 32-G449/Patil Conference Room
Contact: Shachie Garcia, shachieg@csail.mit.edu

Elizabeth Cobbs and Jim Shelley,
CyberWork and the American Dream
Speaker(s): Elizabeth Cobbs and Jim Shelley
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

Dava Newman, AeroAstro / MIT
Saving Spaceship Earth
Speaker(s): Dava Newman
Date: Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Patil Seminar Room 32-G449
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

Prof. Scott Aaronson, The University of Texas at Austin
HotTopics: Quantum Computational Supremacy and Its Applications
Speaker(s): Prof. Scott Aaronson
Date: Thursday, February 06, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Patil/Kiva Seminar room
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

This event has been cancelled. Antonio Torralba, CSAIL
Hot Topics: deep fakes
Speaker(s): Antonio Torralba
Date: Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Patil/Kiva, 32-G449
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

This event has been cancelled. Ron Rivest,
Hot Topics-Ron Rivest: Election Integrity
Speaker(s): Ron Rivest
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Star 32-D463
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

Michael Z. Lin, Stanford University
Coronaviruses and COVID-19: The basic biology behind the epidemic
Speaker(s): Michael Z. Lin
Date: Friday, March 20, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

Ankur Moitra and Elchanan Mossel, CSAIL MIT
An Invitation to Computational Epidemiology
Speaker(s): Ankur Moitra and Elchanan Mossel
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

Yaneer Bar-Yam, NECSI
Pandemic Updates and Recommended Actions
Speaker(s): Yaneer Bar-Yam
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

Alex Pentland and Esteban Moro, MIT
Effectiveness of social distancing strategies
Speaker(s): Alex Pentland and Esteban Moro
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

Amar Gupta,
Telehealth and Coronavirus: impact on each other and opportunity to surmount Machiavellian forces
Speaker(s): Amar Gupta
Date: Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

Julie Shah,
Using Computing to Address the Social Impacts of COVID19
Speaker(s): Julie Shah
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

Retsef Levi, MIT Sloan School of Management
Targeted Risk Analytics to Fight the COVID-19 Outbreak
Speaker(s): Retsef Levi
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

Brad Smith, Microsoft
A Conversation with Microsoft President Brad Smith
Speaker(s): Brad Smith
Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Location:
Contact: Lauralyn Smith, lauralyn@mit.edu


Panel discussion of contact tracing activities at MIT
Speaker(s):
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: virtual via Zoom
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

Daron Acemoglu,
A Multi-Risk SIR Model with Optimally Targeted Lockdown
Speaker(s): Daron Acemoglu
Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

Prof. James Collins, MIT
Harnessing Synthetic Biology and Deep Learning to Fight Pathogens
Speaker(s): Prof. James Collins
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

Timnit Gebru, Google, Ethical Artificial Intelligence
Computer vision: who is harmed and who benefits?
Speaker(s): Timnit Gebru
Date: Thursday, October 08, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

Prof. Charles Stewart, MIT
Will the 2020 Election Be Safe and Secure?
Speaker(s): Prof. Charles Stewart
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

Eric Schmidt,
Fireside Talk with Eric Schmidt
Speaker(s): Eric Schmidt
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

Hany Farid , MIT SCC & CSAIL
Creating, Weaponizing, and Detecting Deep Fakes
Speaker(s): Hany Farid
Date: Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Theresa Barrera, events@csail.mit.edu

Neil deGrasse Tyson, MIT SCC & CSAIL
Fireside Chat with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Speaker(s): Neil deGrasse Tyson
Date: Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Theresa Barrera, 8575007379, events@csail.mit.edu

Stacey Gabriel , Broad Institute
Viral diagnostics for SARS-Cov-2 : Setting up testing at massive scale
Speaker(s): Stacey Gabriel
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Theresa Barrera, events@csail.mit.edu

Neil deGrasse Tyson,
Fireside Chat with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Speaker(s): Neil deGrasse Tyson
Date: Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

David Carroll, Associate Professor of Media Design, Parsons School of Design, The New School
Data Quest - Repatriating My Data from Cambridge Analytica
Speaker(s): David Carroll, Associate Professor of Media Design
Date: Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, events@csail.mit.edu

Brad Smith,
Fireside Conversation with Brad Smith of Microsoft
Speaker(s): Brad Smith
Date: Wednesday, October 06, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: 32-123
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

Hari Balakrishnan, CSAIL
Mind the App!
Speaker(s): Hari Balakrishnan
Date: Thursday, December 09, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu

Manolis Kellis, CSAIL MIT
Hot Topics in Computing-Manolis Kellis: Reversing Human Disease Circuitry
Speaker(s): Manolis Kellis
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location:
Contact: Theresa Barrera, theresab@mit.edu

Daniel Jackson, James Morris, David Gifford, Butler Lampson, and Daniela Rus, CSAIL MIT
Panel discussion: Lessons from Breakthrough CS Research
Speaker(s): Daniel Jackson, James Morris, David Gifford, Butler Lampson, and Daniela Rus
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Lauralyn M. Smith, lauralyn@csail.mit.edu