ComputeFest 2015

Computefest 2015

  • Student Teams Face Off in De-Anonymized Data Challenge

    Harvard students competed in a challenge designed to test their computational problem solving skills

  • Continuum Analytics Teaches Python Skills in Scientific Programming

    ComputeFest opened with a week of hands-on workshops open to the public

  • Harvard Data Privacy Symposium

    This year's symposium was sponsored by Liberty Mutual and Citadel

  • Moderated by Danny Weitzner, Panelists Discussed What Personal Privacy Society Demands

    ComputeFest concluded with the Privacy in a Networked World symposium

  • National Security Agency Director of the Commercial Solutions Center, John DeLong, AB '97, JD '05

    DeLong: the science and engineering of privacy will be “the ultimate applied science”

  • Edward Snowden Greets the Symposium Audience

    ComputeFest concluded with the Privacy in a Networked World symposium


Organized by the Institute for Applied Computational Science at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, ComputeFest offers an annual two week program of knowledge- and skill-building activities in computational science and engineering and culminates in a day-long symposium on privacy.  This year's symposium, entitled "Privacy in a Networked World," is organized with the Center for Research on Computation and Society and will feature a live video conversation with Edward Snowden and Bruce Schneier of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

HARVARD DATA PRIVACY SYMPOSIUM: PRIVACY IN A NETWORKED WORLD
Date: Friday, January 23
Privacy in a Networked World: 4th annual symposium on the future of computation in science and engineering

SKILL-BUILDING WORKSHOPS
Dates: Monday, January 12 - Friday, January 16
Learn computational skills such as R, Amazon AWS, deep learning, Vowpal Wabbit, Mathematica, and more in a hands-on format with expert instructors.

STUDENT CHALLENGE
Dates: Tuesday, January 20 - Thursday, January 22
Harvard students compete head to head in a challenge designed to test their programming, mathematical, and strategic skills!

Prizes include: Beats by Dre headphones (first place) at Fitbits (runner up)