Department Seminars

Every Friday from 2-4 p.m. during the academic year, the department organizes a Friday seminar, for which it typically brings in outside speakers. All seminars are open to anyone who wants to attend, and is followed by a social hour with drinks and snacks. The seminars are an excellent opportunity to be inspired by what others are doing, learn about the state of the art and interact with influential researchers from across the world.

Winter 2019 Seminars:

  • January 11

    “Learning Programming at Scale: Code, Data, and Environment”

    Philip Guo
    Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science and Affiliate Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, UC San Diego

  • January 18

    “Software, Logic, and Automata: Automating Dependability of Software”

    Tevfik Bultan
    Professor, Department of Computer Science, UC Santa Barbara
    *ISR Distinguished Speaker Series

  • January 25

    “Computing for a Future of Decreased and Redistributed Global Growth”

    Bill Tomlinson
    Professor, Department of Informatics, UC Irvine

  • February 1

    “Disobedient Innovation”

    Nicolas Maigret and Maria Roszkowska
    Artists and Researchers,

  • February 8

    “Building Emotionally Intelligent AI: From Sensing to Synthesis”

    Daniel McDuff
    Researcher, Microsoft

  • February 15

    “Designing Technology for Values-Driven Learning”

    Betsy DiSalvo
    Associate Professor, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • February 22

    “What’s Possible in Schools? An Example of a Learning Environment That Puts
    Youth Agency, Interest, and Learning From Each Other at the Center of the Action”

    Reed Stevens
    Professor, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University

  • March 1

    “Turning Social Computing Research into Products”

    Andrés Monroy-Hernández
    Lead Research Scientist, Snap Inc.

  • March 8

    “Participatory Design for Inclusion and Empowerment”

    Foad Hamidi
    Research Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • March 15

    “Marrying Humanities with the Empirical to Learn from and Design for Subcultures”

    Norman Makoto Su
    Assistant Professor of Informatics, Indiana University Bloomington

Fall 2018 Seminars: