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The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off-Switch

Reading Group – Tuesday, April 7th, 202011:00 am – 12:00 noonHBK South 2119 Guest Speaker – Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 noonHBK North 0302J Please note CASCI is co-hosting Dean Laura DeNardis as part of the iSchool Dean’s Lecture Series. This event will not be in our usual meeting room and while […]

CANCELLED: Civil Liberties in the Age of Face Recognition

Due to a complication, the speaker had to cancel for today. We are looking to reschedule, but as an alternative to the CASCI talk, we support attending The MTI Talk today. MTI Distinguished Seminar SeriesDiana Furchtgott-RothDeputy Assistant Secretary for Research and TechnologyUnited States Department of Transportation Research (OST-R): Where Is It Headed? Tuesday, February 2510:30am~11:00 Networking […]

[CASCI Talk] Social Media Impact on Online News Consumption: Echo Chambers, Information Diversity, and Ideological Polarization

Tuesday, February 11th, 2019 11:00 am – 12:00 noonHBK South 2119 Description There is concern that social media creates echo chambers in which homophily in online social networks and filtering by content selection algorithms combine to limit exposure to diverse viewpoints, thereby encouraging individuals to adopt more extreme ideological positions. Yet, empirical evidence regarding the […]

[CASCI Talk] Crowd Sleuths: Solving Mysteries with Crowdsourcing, Experts and AI

Tuesday, November 19th, 201911:00 am – 12:00 noonHBK South 2119 Description Professional investigators in fields such as journalism, law enforcement, and academia have long sought the public’s help in solving mysteries, typically by providing tips. However, as social technologies capture more digital traces of daily life and enable new forms of collaboration, members of the […]

[CASCI Talk] Sociometers and Sensibility

Tuesday, November 5th, 201911:00 am – 12:00 noonHBK South 2119 Description New research methods can transform research specialties and disciplines by providing new types of data and enabling the asking and answering of new kinds of research questions. Sociometers – wearable electronic sensors that capture dynamic, quantitative data about embodied interactions – represent such a […]

[CASCI Talk] Smart Cities and the Need for Proactive Transparency

Tuesday, October 8th, 201911:00 am – 12:00 noonHBK South 2119 Description Smart cities are an example of the profound impact of technology for local governments. With recent innovations in sensors and artificial intelligence, cities are able to measure and do more in service of their residents. At the same time, these advances present unique challenges […]

[CASCI Talk] Rent and Loathing in Beantown: Negotiating the Civic Good Through Short-Term Rental Laws and Romantic Anti-Capitalism

October 22nd, 2019 Description In the ideal city, every resident would have a place to live. Unfortunately, we are far away from this utopia due to the limits on space available to residents. Property ownership serves as a fundamental exclusion criteria as it helps determine which residents get to live in the city and which […]

[CASCI Talk] An overview of Information Science in Brazil, its Graduate Programs and the R.E.G.I.I.M.E.N.T.O. researches at a glance: Perspectives and Challenges

September 10th, 2019 Abstract Information Science emerged in Brazil in the 1970s. The Federal Government created an Institute, a Graduate Program and a Scientific Journal. Today there are two associations, ABECIN (Associação Brasileira de Educação em Ciência da Informação/Brazilian Association of Education in Information Science) and ANCIB (Associação Nacional de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Ciência […]

CASCI Lunch: Community Case – Encyclopedia of Life

March 26, 2013, 12-1 PM 2116 Hornbake Bldg, South Wing Speaker: Jen Hammock from the Encyclopedia of Life Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is a global community of scientists and other individuals focused on increasing awareness and understanding of living nature through the creation and maintenance of an Encyclopedia of Life that gathers, generates, and shares knowledge in […]

CASCI Tool Talk (March 15th): Twitter Goggles for Big Social Data Collection and Management

Twitter Goggles for Big Social Data Collection and Management: Situating a Simple Tool in a Research Program Sean Goggins, Drexel University Friday, March 15th, 12-1pm. Hornbake Building, South Wing, Room 2116 Abstract Interdisciplinary research involving social scientists in collaboration with statisticians, computer scientists, and linguists among others is necessary in order to leverage available Big Data […]