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March 2018

Shaking up Computer History: The Remarkable Story of Women Programming Pioneers

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

Join Kathy Kleiman, Historian and Internet Attorney, for a screening of her award-winning film, "The Computers." With 1940s movietone footage and exclusive interviews, this documentary traces the story of six remarkable women who taught themselves to program the ENIAC, the world's first all-electronic programmable computer, without books (as none existed) as part of a secret WWII program. While the program became world famous, the women were never recognized and were overlooked for decades. After the screening, Kathy will hold a…

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Designing Effective Academic Posters (DVS Workshop)

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bostock Library 023

Presenting research in an accurate and visually appealing way can have a huge impact on the communication of research to a broader audience. Academic posters are some of the most visual outputs of a research project, and becoming familiar with good strategies for poster design allows researchers to take full advantage of the opportunity to network with colleagues and promote their own research. This workshop will cover basic considerations for designing effective academic posters, including use of color, layout, fonts/typography,…

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Human-Centric Machine Learning: Enabling Machine Learning for High-Stakes Decision-Making (Hima Lakkaruju, ECE Colloquium)

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Domains such as law, healthcare, and public policy often involve highly consequential decisions which are predominantly made by human decision-makers. The growing availability of data pertaining to such decisions offers an unprecedented opportunity to develop machine learning models which can aid human decision-makers in making better decisions. However, the applicability of machine learning to the aforementioned domains is limited by certain fundamental challenges: The data is selectively labeled i.e., we only observe the outcomes of the decisions made by human…

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NSF Cyber Carpentry Workshop application deadline (RENCI, UNC-CH)

March 15
RENCI (Chapel Hill)

For today’s graduate and post-doctoral students, conducting research often starts by trying to make sense of the many tools, technologies, and work environments used in data-intensive research and computing. Fortunately, there is help in navigating this new research landscape. The NSF Cyber Carpentry Workshop: Data Lifecycle Training is a two-week summer workshop aimed at helping graduate students understand the many aspects of the data-intensive computing environment. Even more important, the workshop will focus on bridging the gap between domain scientists…

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Seminar: Data Clouds, Data Commons, and Data Ecosystems (Robert L. Grossman, U Chicago)

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lower Level Leacture Hall (LLLH), North Pavilion, 2400 Pratt Street
Durham, NC 27705 United States
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Presenter: Robert L. Grossman (University of Chicago, Director of Open Commons Consortium) How data science is changing how we integrate, analyze, and share data and reproduce research.

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Duke Machine Learning Day

March 31
Gross Hall

Come to Duke’s first-ever Machine Learning Day on Saturday, March 31 in Gross Hall! At ML Day, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about Duke’s exciting machine learning research. And, if you’re a student researcher in ML, you’ll have the opportunity to present your work! The day’s activities include: Panel discussions with upperclassmen exploring careers in machine learning post-graduation, as well as professors and graduate students pursuing research in machine learning to learn what graduate-life is like; Workshops in areas…

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April 2018

Managing Sensitive Data (DVS Workshop)

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Perkins 217

In the course of your research you may collect, interact with or analyze data that are classified as "Sensitive" or "Restricted" according to Duke's data classification standard. In this workshop we will examine common sensitive data types, how Duke's IRB and Information Technology Security Office (ITSO) expects you to protect that data throughout your project's lifecycle and the resources available to you for sensitive data storage and analysis, data de-identification, and data archiving and sharing.

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Bass Connections Showcase

April 18 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Penn Pavilion (West Campus)

The second annual showcase event will feature talks, posters, awards and a reception. Come learn more about Bass Connections and find out what these research teams of faculty, grad students, undergrads and community partners have accomplished this year.   Sponsors: Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, Bass Connections, Bass Connections-Brain & Society, Bass Connections-Education & Human Development, Bass Connections-Energy, Bass Connections-Global Health, Bass Connections-Information, Society & Culture, Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity (DCORE), Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), Duke Initiative for…

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200 Years of Frankenstein – Duke Huang Fellows Student Symposium

April 20
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's classic novel "Frankenstein." The Duke community is invited to join us as we explore cutting-edge topics at the intersection of science and society inspired by the fictional work. Full event schedule details TBP. Symposium Panel Topics: The (Post) Modern Prometheus: When does science and the quest for knowledge go too far? Hacking Evolution: What is "natural" in the age of CRISPR? The Uncanny Valley: What does it mean to be human? Inclusion…

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May 2018

Thomas More’s Dialogue of Comfort Gets Translated Yet Again (Munch & Mull)

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Murthy Digital Studio, Bostock Library

Mark DeLong (Director, Duke Research Computing) did some "digital humanities" back in 1986 with code developed using Borland's "TurboPascal" and data compiled by counting lines in an Everyman's Library Edition, derived from the 1557 edition of Thomas More's Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation. Following established digital humanities practices of the 1980s, DeLong misplaced both the Pascal code and the data he compiled. He did get a couple of pages in his dissertation out of the effort, which he now says…

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