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Engineering & Technology Colloquia

The Engineering and Technology Colloquia series provides a forum to learn about new technologies and applications, to showcase the work done at STScI and to allow the exchange of ideas among our staff and the speakers. The topics of the Colloquia are of broad interest to our engineering, technical and astronomical research staff with an emphasis on innovative and leading edge technologies in the computer sciences, information technology, systems engineering and other disciplines as those used at STScI.

2012-2013 Schedule

Talks begin at 3:00 p.m. with tea and cookies served 15 minutes before unless otherwise indicated.

Date Speaker Topic
October 11
(10:30 a.m.)
Tim Jenness
Joint Astronomy Centre
On SCUBA-2: A 10,000 bolometer submillimetre camera on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
November 1 Chris Raimondi
On winning a Kaggle prize with the R programming lanuage
January 8 Chauncey Wilson
Autodesk, Inc. and Bentley University
Dealing with Complexsistency: Measures and Methods for Managing Complexity and Consistency
February 5 Michelle Borkin
Harvard University
On multidisciplinary data visualization
March 12 Kirk Borne
George Mason University
Knowledge Discovery from Mining Big Data
April 2 Tak Igusa
Johns Hopkins University
Applications of Computational Systems Models in Public Health and Medicine
May 7 (tbd)

General Information

The monthly colloquia are generally held at STScI's John Bahcall Auditorium at 3:00 PM on the first Tuesday of the month, preceded by tea and cookies at 2:45.

All lectures will be webcasted live and archived. Please go to the webcast site site to view the lectures.

For more information contact: Jesse Doggett (doggett@stsci.edu).