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MIT News

This fall, the MIT Libraries is launching MIT Reads, an Institute-wide program that aims to build community and foster understanding through a series of shared reading and discussion events. This new initiative invites the entire MIT community -- students, faculty, staff, and affiliates -- to read selected titles and join open discussions. Staff from the Libraries will partner with cultural and identity-based groups on campus throughout the year to select the reading and plan discussion events. "An important dialogue about diversity and inclusion at MIT began in earnest this summer, and MIT Reads is a way to ensure that this continues, across the Institute and throughout the year," says Nina Davis-Millis, the MIT Libraries' director of community support and staff development.


CSRankings: Computer Science Rankings (beta)

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This ranking of top computer science schools is designed to identify institutions and faculty actively engaged in research across a number of areas of computer science, based on the number of publications by faculty that have appeared at the most selective conferences in each area of computer science (see the FAQ for more details). Click on a triangle () to see conferences or faculty names and number of publications. Click on a name to go to a faculty member's home page. Click on a pie (the after a name or institution) to see a publication profile as a pie chart. Click on the raw number of publications to go to their DBLP entry.


Open Faculty Positions in Computer Science at Ecole Polytechnique 2018 – Answering Some More Questions

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As I've posted earlier, there are some Open Faculty positions in Computer Science at Ecole Polytechnique with a deadline coming up February 28, 2018. As a reminder, two professor positions, one assistant professor positon, and one "tenure-track assistant professor" position, are up for grabs. Here's the official information regarding these positions, as posted by the department head. I do get contacted by prospective candidates, who ask for additional information about the positions, the school, and on how to best present their candidature, etc. It is very appreciated when candidates reach out like that, and it is my pleasure to answer, and provide as much information as I can.


Faculty Summit 2017: The Edge of AI - Microsoft Research

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The 18th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit in Redmond, WA on July 17 and 18, 2017 will consist of a variety of keynotes, talks, panels, and technologies focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) research: The Edge of AI. Microsoft AI researchers are striving to create intelligent machines that complement human reasoning and enrich human experiences and capabilities. At the core, is the ability to harness the explosion of digital data and computational power with advanced algorithms that extend the ability for machines to learn, reason, sense and understand--enabling collaborative and natural interactions between machines and humans. We are seeing widespread investments in AI which are advancing the state of the art in machine intelligence and perception, enabling computers to interpret what they see, to communicate in natural language, to answer complex questions, and to interact with their environment. In addition to technological advances, researchers and thought leaders need to be concerned with the ethics and societal impact of intelligent technologies.


Faculty Summit 2017: The Edge of AI - Microsoft Research

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The 18th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit in Redmond, WA on July 17 and 18, 2017 will consist of a variety of keynotes, talks, panels, and technologies focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) research: The Edge of AI. Microsoft AI researchers are striving to create intelligent machines that complement human reasoning and enrich human experiences and capabilities. At the core, is the ability to harness the explosion of digital data and computational power with advanced algorithms that extend the ability for machines to learn, reason, sense and understand--enabling collaborative and natural interactions between machines and humans. We are seeing widespread investments in AI which are advancing the state of the art in machine intelligence and perception, enabling computers to interpret what they see, to communicate in natural language, to answer complex questions, and to interact with their environment. In addition to technological advances, researchers and thought leaders need to be concerned with the ethics and societal impact of intelligent technologies.