Symposium

Presented by the Institute for Applied Computational Science and
the Center for Research on Computation and Society



Video of Bruce Schneier in Conversation with Edward Snowden
Video of all other sessions now available on Youtube

This one-day annual event brings leaders in industry, government, and academia, as well as students from Harvard and the Boston area, together for a day of lively conversation about issues raised by modern data science.

Speakers will be addressing the proposition "Society needs new conceptions of privacy" from different perspectives such as scientific research, national security, social media, and computer science and technology.

Date: Friday, January 23, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Harvard University Science Center B and C, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Symposium Program:

8:30 AM         Coffee

9:00 AM         Welcome and Introduction
                       Presentation of prizes for the IACS Student Computational Challenge

9:30 AM         A conversation between Bruce Schneier (Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society)
                      and Edward Snowden (former System Administrator, National Security Agency,
                      participating via video.)  See video of conversation here.

10:15 AM       Break

10:45 AM       John DeLongDirector of the Commericial Solutions Center, National Security Agency

11:15 AM       John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer, Sage Bionetworks

11:45 AM       Cynthia Dwork, Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft Research

12:15 PM       Lunch Break

2:10 PM         Betsy Masiello, Senior Manager, Global Public Policy, Google

2:40 PM         Lee Rainie, Director of Internet, Science and Technology Research, Pew Research Center

3:15 PM         Break

3:45 PM         Panel Discussion:

4:45 PM         Closing Remarks


Program Committee (from the Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data project): 

Questions: Email computefest@seas.harvard.edu

 

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