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ACM Chicago is a non-profit professional group that meets regularly to discuss diverse topics in computer science such as predictive analytics, applied machine learning, statistical modeling, open data, and data visualization, user experience, user research, and artificial neural networks. Meeting topics are varied and range from tutorials on basic concepts and their applications, to success stories from local practitioners and academic students, to discussions of tools, new technologies, and best practices. All are welcome to attend, to meet others, and to present their work.

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Data Science Pioneers - Conquering The Next Frontier

Crown Center Auditorium

A joint Chicago Chapter ACM / Loyola University Computer Science Department / IEEE presentation Documentary movie screening by Dataiku: Data Science Pioneers - Conquering The Next Frontier Wednesday, February 19,[masked]:30 pm Doors open 6:30 pm Screening starts Loyola University Lake Shore Campus Crown Center Auditorium[masked] W Loyola Ave, Chicago, IL 60626 Main entrance is "around the back" if approaching from Loyola Ave. Admission: Free, General Admission, open to the public In DATA SCIENCE PIONEERS, real data scientists contextualize the role and why they love it while exploring the concerns and challenges to come. DATA SCIENCE PIONEERS is proof that data scientists aren’t just data-crazy mathematicians that happen to work in a cutting-edge field; they enjoy their work and want to take on difficult ethical questions, too. They want to make a difference. Even though the name is new, the role has a long lineage in statistics and information sciences. And while the challenges data scientists now face occur on an unprecedented scale today, they stand on the shoulders of technical and ethical quandaries that came before (after all, the question of self-driving cars is the trolley problem made real). For the non-data scientist, DATA SCIENCE PIONEERS is still a critical piece of the puzzle that is the future of AI - it’s about getting to know the people that are building systems that affect everyone’s day-to-day lives. Accepting AI as an inevitability is complex and might start with data scientists themselves, but it’s a fundamental change that will affect all and that cannot happen in isolation. DATA SCIENCE PIONEERS brings the story that will fuel discussions about not only how to construct a solid foundation for AI, but also a supportive community of those responsible for building it. Come and join us - Cut through the hype and see what it really means to be a data scientist! Runtime: 61m. Language: English (and with English subtitles) Website of the documentary: https://www.datascience.movie/ Schedule: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Networking and refreshments 6:30 PM – Introduction from Alvin Chin 6:35 PM – Introduction from Dataiku 6:40 PM – Documentary screening 7:30 PM – Q&A RSVP at the Eventbrite website https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-science-pioneers-screening-chicago-tickets-93266952967. Additional travel information to the venue: Loyola's web page about transportation: https://www.luc.edu/campustransportation/generalinformation/visitorsandguests/ Campus Map: (building #11) https://www.luc.edu/media/lucedu/pdfs-campusmaps/lsc.pdf The Crown Center Auditorium is at the east end of Loyola Avenue. Just before getting to the building, turn south down the driveway along the west side of the building. The main entrance is on the south side of the building, not directly on Loyola Ave. There will likely not be street parking in this area, you may use one of the two Loyola parking lots, cost is $7. Public transportation is a good option. The Loyola Red Line CTA L stop is right on Loyola Ave, and several buses serve the area.

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Sensor-less Sensing: The Future of Ubiquitous Context-Awareness

DePaul University - Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Building

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