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Science on Tap Presents The Science of Big Data
Start Date: 9/28/2015Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 9/28/2015

Event Description:

Speaker: Steven Skiena

Steven Skiena is a data scientist, using powerful computers and sophisticated algorithms to dig out unexpected facts and surprising connections buried in the immense mounds of data the world now produces every day. In his conversation with host Steven Reiner, Skiena will reveal what can be learned from reading all of Wikipedia: programs that understand the world's languages, and insights into the strength of historical memes–like who is the more historical significant figure, Washington or Lincoln, Hitler or Napoleon–and how women are under-represented in the historical record.

Science on Tap is a live, award-winning show and web series produced by Stony Brook University's Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. To RSVP, please complete the online form »

Location:
Stony Brook Yacht Club
21 Shore Rd., Stony Brook

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Food and drinks will be served.
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