School of Information Events

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child

Lecture | February 20 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Morgan G. Ames

 Information, School of

The One Laptop per Child project failed. So why do the same utopian visions that inspired it still motivate other projects to âdisruptâ education and development?

Friday, February 22, 2019

UCLA Library’s International Partnerships and Projects

Seminar | February 22 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Rosalie Lack

 Information, School of

Libraries and archives play a critical role in preserving and providing access to the collective memory of communities. Unfortunately, the resources for enabling archive holders to preserve cultural, social, political, and historical evidence are scarce and urgently required.

This talk will highlight UCLA Libraryâs international initiatives aimed at addressing these challenges, with a focus...   More >

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Reading for Bias: Computational Semantics and the Character of Racial Discourse

Special Event | February 27 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Hoyt Long, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, University of Chicago

 Information, School of

Machine learning algorithms are not neutral observers of the world, but see what they are trained to see.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Computational Bibliography and the Sociology of Data

Seminar | March 1 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Wayne de Fremery

 Information, School of

Wayne de Fremeryâs current book project, Computational Bibliography and the Sociology of Data, reinvigorates analytical bibliography by expanding the scope of what bibliography describes and by diversifying the forms used in bibliographic description. As etymologies of the word bibliography suggest, bibliographers have used bibliographic forms â books â to document books. Analytical...   More >

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Harnessing AI for Global Economic Development

Lecture | March 6 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Victoria Coleman

 Information, School of

Recent advances in deep learning and satellite imagery make it possible to remotely monitor economic and agricultural trends across the developing world, at high resolution. These advances are now being translated from research labs into the real world.

This seminar will discuss the technology and vision behind Atlas AI, a Bay Area start-up that spun out of Stanford University in 2018....   More >

Friday, March 8, 2019

The Accuracy, Fairness, and Limits of Predicting Recidivism

Seminar | March 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Hany Farid

 Information, School of

When algorithms are used for predicting recidivism, do they make the criminal justice system more fair and accurate, or do they perpetuate racial bias?

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

How We Fight Surveillance Capitalism

Special Event | March 12 | 2:40-4:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Shoshana Zuboff

 Information, School of

Workshop with Professor Shoshana Zuboff

Friday, March 15, 2019

Community-Owned Data Publishing: California Digital Library’s new partnership with Dryad

Seminar | March 15 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Günter Waibel and John Chodacki

 Information, School of

The California Digital Library (CDL) has invested considerable effort researching and building exemplars in research data management and data publishing. Like most institutions, we have had varying levels of success, especially when it comes to adoption and reach. In many instances, University of California researchers have taken advantage of tools that are offered to a much broader community,...   More >

Friday, March 22, 2019

Information Access Seminar: Daniel Kluttz

Seminar | March 22 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Daniel Kluttz

 Information, School of

Friday, April 19, 2019

Information Access Seminar: Jeff MacKie-Mason

Seminar | April 19 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Jeff MacKie-Mason

 Information, School of

Friday, April 26, 2019

Information Access Seminar: AnnaLee Saxenian

Seminar | April 26 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 AnnaLee Saxenian

 Information, School of

Friday, May 3, 2019

Information Access Seminar: Niloufar Salehi

Seminar | May 3 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Niloufar Salehi

 Information, School of