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  • CAIS Seminar: Dr. Barath Raghavan (International Computer Science Institute) - Top-down Computing Systems for Bottom-up Social Good

    Tue, Dec 05, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Barath Raghavan, International Computer Science Institute

    Talk Title: Top-down Computing Systems for Bottom-up Social Good

    Series: Center for AI in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series

    Abstract: Dr. Raghavan will discuss three topics: 1) rural network access, 2) agroecological development, and 3) air pollution mitigation, all in which computational systems that enable top-down planning can enable bottom-up instantiations. He will describe systems he developed for increasing access to the Internet in rural areas, ongoing work on new models and planning systems for shifting food production to more sustainable practices, and planned future work on enlisting community members to organize to mitigate air pollution.

    Biography: Dr. Raghavan is in the process of joining the faculty in computer science at USC. He is a senior researcher at the International Computer Science Institute and leads the engineering team at Nefeli Networks, both in Berkeley, CA. He received his BS in EECS from UC Berkeley in 2002 and PhD in Computer Science from UC San Diego in 2009.

    Host: Milind Tambe

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 526

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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