Past Events

2020

CHIcago Remote Symposium by UChicago Computer Science

11:00 am–2:00 pm Registered attendees will receive a private link to view the talks online and ask questions.

With computers of various forms now integral to society, the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) has thrived as a multidisciplinary approach to both expand the potential and avoid the dangers of our technology. Each year, the epicenter of HCI research is the annual ACM SIGCHI conference, known as CHI for short, which was scheduled for late April 2020 in Hawaii.

Faculty and students from UChicago CS contributed an impressive seven papers to this year’s CHI and one to the concurrent alt.chi conference. UChicago research also received multiple commendations from this year’s CHI judges, including one Best Paper award and four honorable mentions.

On May 26th, join us online to hear from the authors about their innovative research, which runs the gamut from a bracelet that jams nearby smart devices and scent-based illusions for virtual reality to systems for detecting undisclosed advertisements on social media and gender stereotypes in text and sound. The papers also ask provocative questions about model transparency, privacy, and how modern life is affected by ubiquitous technology and algorithmic approaches.

Registered attendees will receive a private link to view the talks and ask questions.

Topics

Computer Science

May 26

"What Makes a Planet Uninhabitable?" Remote Mini-Conference

8:00 am–12:00 pm Zoom

Astronomy Mini-Conference Hosted by Dorian Abbot’s group within University of Chicago Astronomy and Astrophysics
“What Makes a Planet Uninhabitable?” Two morning exploring four topics: The Habitability Spectrum (degrees of habitability), Interior-Atmosphere Exchange, M-Star Atmosphere Loss, and Anti-Biosignatures.

Topics

astronomy

May 26

Financial Math Online Information Session

5:00–6:00 pm

Join us for an online information session on the Financial Mathematics MS Program. Click to register.

Apr 23

Webinar: Quarterly Postdoc Workshop: Career Exploration in an Online World

3:30–4:30 pm

This online workshop will address resources, platforms, and best practices for navigating career exploration online.

Topics

Postdoc

Apr 17

GRADUCon 2020 - Annual Career Exploration Conference Online Webinars

9:00 am–4:00 pm

GRADUCon is the University of Chicago’s annual career exploration conference just for graduate students and postdocs. Free and available to registrants using Zoom.

Topics

Graduate, Postdoc, Students

Apr 3
Redefining the Landscape: Women in STEM, A PSD & PME exhibit and speaker series. Text in white set against ombre of purple and pink

Cancelled: Women in STEM Student Panel Moderated by PSD Dean Angela Olinto

1:00–2:00 pm ERC 401

Panelists include Jean Paula Salac, Computer Science Student, Andrea Bryant, Physics Student, and Adina Feinstein, Astronomy and Astrophysics Student

Topics

EDI

Mar 31

Financial Mathematics Program Information Session

5:00–6:00 pm

Learn more about the Financial Mathematics program through our virtual information session. During the virtual information session you will hear from an Admissions Specialist, Instructor, current student and/or alumni, and the Career Development Office. The Round 2 application deadline is March 27th. Take this opportunity to ask any questions you have about the program, the application process, or life as a FinMath student.

Mar 18
Redefining the Landscape: Women in STEM, A PSD & PME exhibit and speaker series. Text in white set against ombre of purple and pink

Cancelled: Women in Stem Colloquium Speakers: Barbara Sherwood Lollar, University of Toronto

2:00–3:00 pm Henry Hinds Room 101

This event has been canceled.

Topics

EDI

Mar 6
Redefining the Landscape: Women in STEM, A PSD & PME exhibit and speaker series. Text in white set against ombre of purple and pink

Redefining the Landscape: Women in STEM Opening Reception

4:00–6:00 pm ERC Atrium

This PSD and PME exhibit will feature narratives and images of women who are shaping STEM.

Topics

EDI

Mar 5

Black History Month Speaker Series: Dialogue

12:00–1:00 pm ERC 401

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Hilton, Educational Consultant at Education for Liberation and Empowerment (ELE).

Topics

EDI

Feb 25