Fall 2019 Events

Voyages in Computer Engineering featuring Machine Learning: STEM Lecture 
Tuesday, September 10, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Library Lounge (Building L)
Do you know how the technology in your pocket works? What are the systems and architectures behind it? In this talk, Jim VanDeCasteele will talk about computer engineering and the move toward automation and machine learning. He will share his journey through computer engineering and offer tips about learning and being successful. 
Jim VanDeCasteele is a Sr. Sales Engineer at Resolve Systems. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University. This event is part of the STEM lecture series. 

Inequality, Automation, Algorithms, and Technology: A Faculty Panel 
Wednesday, September 11th, 12 p.m.-1 p.m., Library Lounge (Building L)
What is an algorithm and how are algorithms applied to our lives? What assumptions are built into algorithms and our technology infrastructure? Does technology combat inequality or make it worse? Faculty members will discuss these questions and more. This event is part of our One Book program on I, Robot by Isaac Asimov.

How AI is Changing the Healthcare Landscape and What's Coming Next
Tuesday, September 17, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Library Lounge (Building L)
Machine learning and high-powered data processing has the potential to transform medicine and healthcare. How will you make healthcare decisions in the future? How will treatments evolve thanks to data? In this talk, A.I. expert David Ducat will talk about the actual work in healthcare-related, machine learning based on what he is seeing in the field. This event is part of our One Book program on I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

Westworld: Robots, Entertainment, Power & Desire
Thursday, September 26th, 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m., Library Lounge (Building L)
Faculty members from different areas of study will discuss HBO’s hit show Westworld. They will consider this show as a commentary on our relationship with technology, the ways we engage in entertainment, and the power dynamics underlying modern life. This event is part of our One Book program on I, Robot by Isaac Asimov and a part of the Library’s Graphic Novel Symposium

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: Realities & Possibilities 
Thursday, October 24, 11 am-12:15 pm, Library Lounge (Building L)
There’s a great deal of hype around intelligent systems that identify patterns in data and make decisions. This faculty panel discussion seeks cut through the hype with the goal of helping us understand the current state of machine learning and how this technology will shape the future.This event is part of our One Book program on I, Robot by Isaac Asimov.