Press Release

For decades, fierce debates have raged over the benefits of different programming languages over others: Java vs. C++; Python vs. Ruby; Flask vs. Django. While often waged with religious fervor by computer scientists and programmers, these debates tend to rely on anecdotal evidence, with very little rigorous comparison of programming approaches or the larger question of how software may augment human thinking.

John Padgett
December 03, 2015
Social Science Research (SSR) Building 401

The evolution of signaling systems, proto-language, and language is a topic of enormous contemporary research interest, ranging from pheromones to bee dances to gestures to human speech.

Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Cornell University
November 05, 2015
Social Science Research (SSR) Building 401

Language and Social Dynamics in Online Communities
Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science, Cornell University

Min Chen, Oxford University
October 15, 2014
University of Chicago, Searle 240A

In this talk, Prof. Chen will examine the objectives of visualization at four different levels, namely, 1. disseminative, 2. observational, 3. analytical and 4. inventive levels.