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Informatics Seminar Series

Select Fridays from 2-3 p.m. during the academic year, the department organizes a Friday seminar, for which it typically brings in outside speakers. All seminars are open to anyone who wants to attend. The seminars are an excellent opportunity to be inspired by what others are doing, learn about the state of the art and interact with influential researchers from across the world. Please check back for seminar updates as scheduling changes throughout the quarter. The seminars are held in Donald Bren Hall 6011 and streamed live on Zoom using Meeting ID 959 1727 1554.

Fall 2022

Filbert’s Test Seminar

Filbert Fontejon


Oct 26, 2022

Spring 2022

The Metaverse’s New Diversity Industrial Complex

Lisa Nakamura

(University of Michigan)

Jun 03, 2022

Media Ruins: Infrastructural Restitution and Building Futures in Post-Conflict Cambodia

Maggie Jack

(Syracuse University/UC Irvine)

May 13, 2022

Interrogating Maker Culture and STEAM Education

Nettrice Gaskins

(Lesley University’s STEAM Learning Lab)

Apr 29, 2022

Combating Flaky Tests

Darko Marinov

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Apr 15, 2022

A Call to Action!

Ron Baecker

(University of Toronto)

Apr 08, 2022

Winter 2022

Angels of Efficiency. Big Data, Visual Information Systems, and Consulting Before the Computer

Florian Hoof

(Leuphana University of Lüneburg)

Mar 04, 2022

Why Isn’t The Bug Apocalypse Coming Yet? *Seminar Cancelled*

Gail Kaiser

(Columbia University)

Feb 25, 2022

Designing Opportunities for AI and UX in Healthcare

Jofish Kaye & Erika Poole

(Anthem Health Platforms)

Feb 18, 2022

How the Arts Can Save Education: Transforming Teaching, Learning, and Instruction

Erica Halverson

(University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Feb 11, 2022

Was that a Seizure? Diagnosis in Lived Experience and Medical Practice

Megh Marathe

(Michigan State University)

Jan 28, 2022

Black Aesthetics: Interventions in Digital Media

A.M. Darke

(UC Santa Cruz)

Jan 14, 2022

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