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Agenda

PROGRAM SCHEDULE (download PDF)

                                                                       

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Location: MIT Stata Center, 4th Floor R&D Commons

 

6:00-7:30 PM Welcome Reception

 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Location: MIT Stata Center, 32-123 Kirsch Auditorium

 

8:00 AM Continental Breakfast/Registration

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:45 AM

Tomas Lozano-Perez

L. Rafael Reif

Daniela Rus

           

SESSION 1

9:00 AM                                   

Fifty Years of Robotics; Now the Practical Payoff

Rodney Brooks, Rethink Robotics, Inc

 

Tales from the Blocks World

Matt Mason, Carnegie Mellon University

 

Dynamic Robots

Marc Raibert, Boston Dynamics

 

Aerial Robots: Computing in the Sky

Russ Tedrake, MIT CSAIL

 

The Analysis Revolution in Genomics and Modern Medicine

Manolis Kellis, MIT CSAIL

                       

10:30 AM - BREAK           

 

SESSION II

11:00 AM                                   

 

Akamai: From Theory to Practice

Tom Leighton, Akamai Technologies

 

Everyday Life in a Data-Rich World

Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University

 

The Evolution of Proofs in Computer Science

Yael Tauman Kalai, Microsoft Research

 

Quantum Computing and Fundamental Physics

Scott Aaronson, MIT CSAIL

 

12:25 PM - LUNCH           

 

SESSION III

2:00 PM

Towards a Theory of Trust in Networks of Humans and Computers

Jeannette Wing, Microsoft Research

 

Harmonizing Technology with Society

Latanya Sweeney, Harvard University

 

On the Benefits of Coordination – Before, During, and Even After the Fact! – in Differential Privacy

Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research

 

The Scalable Commutativity Rule: Designing Scalable Software for Multicore Processors

Nickolai Zeldovich, MIT CSAIL

 

3:25 PM - BREAK

 

SESSION IV

4:00 PM

Time Sharing vs Personal Computing

Ivan Sutherland, Portland State University

 

The End of Moore's Law and the Future of Computing

Bill Dally, Stanford University

 

How I invented Ethernet at MIT Project MAC 1969-1972

Bob Metcalfe, The University of Texas at Austin      

 

5:20 PM – ADJOURN

 

Banquet Dinner – Cambridge Marriott Hotel - Grand Ballroom

7:00-9:00 PM

Recognition of Bob Fano

Entertainment by ImprovBoston

 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Location: MIT Stata Center, 32-123 Kirsch Auditorium

 

8:00 AM Continental Breakfast/Registration
                     

SESSION V

9:00 AM                                   

Turtles All the Way Down

Greg Papadopoulos, New Enterprise Associates

 

Graduate Education and Research in the Information Age

Daniel Huttenlocher, Cornell Tech NYC

 

Some Surprising Lessons Learned while Creating a Real MOOC-based Masters of Science

Charles Isbell, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

10:20 AM - BREAK           

 

SESSION VI

10:50 AM           

Small, n=me, data

Deborah Estrin, Cornell Tech NYC

 

The Right Thing: Things We Hit, Things We Missed, Things Still Left To Do

Tom Knight, Ginko Bioworks

 

Teaching Computers to See

Antonio Torralba, MIT CSAIL

 

Modeling Brain Connectivity from Functional MRI

Polina Golland, MIT CSAIL

 

Reflections of an Entrepreneur on Experiences at MIT Then and Now

Ray Stata, Analog Devices, Inc

 

Closing Remarks

12:20 PM                                   

 

12:30 PM - ADJOURN