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On the structural representation of silence
featuring
Vera Gribanova
Linguistics Department

Monday, February 22, 2016
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
One of the most prominent and widespread features of human language is that much of what we communicate ...


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Building Trust in Decision Support Systems for Aerospace
featuring
Mykel Kochenderfer
Aeronautics and Astronautics Deparment

Monday, April 25, 2016
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Starting in the 1970s, decades of effort went into building human-designed rules for providing ...


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Posted by Admin 1 year, 11 months ago

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Design Principles for Creating Effective Audio/Visual Media
featuring
Maneesh Agrawala
Computer Science Department

Monday, February 1, 2016
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
In the Age of the Internet a global community can now publish and consume audio ...


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Using living meta-analysis to understand the effects of international aid programs
featuring
Eva Vivalt
Economics Department

Monday, January 11, 2016
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Meta-analyses are often used in the medical literature to improve our understanding of ...


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From the brain to the internet: Neuroforecasting funding outcomes
featuring
Brian Knutson
Psychology Department

Monday, November 9, 2015
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
In the past two decades, neuroimaging research has progressed from resolving distinct neural activity during ...


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Why Is Language So Ambiguous?
featuring
Thomas A. Wasow
Linguistics and Philosophy Departments

Monday, November 30, 2015
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Linguists and philosophers of language often assume that ambiguity is an undesirable property of linguistic expression ...


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Conditionals and Causal Models
featuring
Rachael Briggs
Philosophy Department

Monday, October 19, 2015
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Conditionals, or "if.. then..." statements, are useful for prediction, explanation, decision making, and allocating responsibility.  I compare two frameworks for ...


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Using Design Thinking at Home and at Work
featuring
Bernard Roth
Mechanical Engineering Department and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design

Monday, October 12, 2015
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

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This partially interactive session is based on parts ...


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