Cynthia Dwork Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science Harvard University   via Zoom   Click here to register!     Fairness, Randomness, and the Crystal Ball   Prediction algorithms score individuals, or individual instances, assigning to each one a number in the range from 0 to 1. That score is often interpreted as a probability: […]

Fred Adler Department of Mathematics Center for Quantitative Biology University of Utah   via Zoom   Cancer Corruption   Strategies for modeling cancer range from describing “one renegade cell” to inclusion of ecology and evolution.  Our approach emphasizes that cancer cells are still cells, and interact not only with each other but with the surrounding healthy tissue that […]

Elika Bergelson Duke University   This talk will be held in 3401 Walnut Street Room 401B, and livestreamed via Zoom.   The Nascent Lexicon: What Infants Know and How They Come to Know It   Within a range of “normal” exposure and “typical” development, all children acquire language from their environment, on relatively similar timescales. At […]