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Big Data 2018 Videos

On August 23-24, 2018 the CMSA hosted our fourth annual Conference on Big Data. The Conference featured many speakers from the Harvard community as well as scholars from across the globe, with talks focusing on computer science, statistics, math and physics, and economics. Videos of the talks are contained in the youtube playlist below.

You can visit the event page for more information.


Videos of the Kickoff Workshop on Topology and Quantum Phases of Matter

On August 27-28, 2018, the CMSA hosted a Kickoff workshop on Topology and Quantum Phases of Matter. New ideas rooted in topology have recently had a big impact on condensed matter physics, and have highlighted new connections with high energy physics, mathematics and quantum information theory. Additionally, these ideas have found applications in the design of photonic systems and of materials with novel mechanical properties. The aim of this program is to deepen these connections by fostering discussion and seeding new collaborations within and across disciplines.

This workshop is a part of the CMSA’s program on Program on Topological Aspects of Condensed Matter,  and is the first of two workshops, in addition to a visitor program and seminars.

The videos of the talks are contained in the youtube playlist below.
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Streetchange Won a Webby Award!

Streetchange won a Webby award for Best Use of Machine Learning on the Web! Congratulations to the team. Streetchange is a new way of measuring changes in the physical appearances of neighborhoods using a computer vision algorithm. The researchers calculated Streetchange by algorithmically comparing Google Street View images of the same location captured in different… Continue reading