ICS@PSU: Institute for CyberScience

ICS CyberScience Seminars

Exploring the frontiers of cyberscience.

ICS will host a series of seminars during the 2017-18 academic year that are open to the entire Penn State community.

The goal is to explore the frontiers of cyberscience, an intrinsically interdisciplinary research area, and to bring the diverse community of Penn State researchers together to learn, collaborate, and share about new and emergent themes.

Fall 2017 Speakers

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:30 – 3 p.m., 233A HUB (Download the Presentation)

Rick Gilmore (Psychology): Gilmore will describe the roots of the “reproducibility crisis” in research relating to human behavior and some practical ways that scientists are tackling it head on.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 1:30 – 3 p.m., 233A HUB (Download the Presentation)

Drew Wham (Education Technology Services): Wham will discuss using machine learning to forecast student outcomes and identify “at risk” students.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1:30 – 3 p.m., 233A HUB (RSVP Now!)

Eric Sedlar (Vice President and Technical Director, Oracle Labs): Sedlar will discuss GraalVM, a compiler that Oracle is developing that can execute multiple programming languages efficiently.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 1:30 – 3 p.m., 233A HUB (RSVP Now!)

Shyam Sundar (Communications) and Dongwon Lee (IST): Sundar and Lee will discuss big data and fake news.

Spring 2018 Speakers

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 1:30 – 3 p.m., 233A HUB (RSVP Now!)

Ping Li (Psychology): Li will discuss learning analytics and individual differences in brain and behavior, in the context of how the brain responds to language-learning experiences. This meeting will be streamed on Zoom: https://psu.zoom.us/j/628587851

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 1:30 – 3 p.m., 233A HUB

Tim Brick (Human Development and Family Studies): Brick will discuss privacy-preserving analysis and the MID/DLE project.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 1:30 – 3 p.m., 233A HUB

Zita Oravecz (Human Development and Family Studies): Oravecz will discuss Bayesian modeling in the social sciences.

Visit our Events page for more information on past and present lectures offered by ICS.

We want your input on what you’d like the cyberscience seminars to focus on. You can:

  • Volunteer to give a seminar
  • Propose a topic for a seminar
  • Review some topics we’re considering and let us know which ones interest you

Use this link to share your feedback.

Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Help us build the future. Contact ICS at Penn State.

  • email: ics@psu.edu
  • phone: ICS-ACI Support (i-ASK Center): 814-865-4275 | General Inquiries: 814-867-1467

December 2017

  • Dec 5, 2017 - Dec 6, 201711:00 am - 5:00 pm

    XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop Series – Big Data

    XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is ple…

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