Forward Fest public conversation series with faculty experts and alumni continues as part of A Year of Forward Thinking

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020
by tdwyer

Forward Fest public conversation series with faculty experts and alumni continues as part of A Year of Forward Thinking

Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications   Nov. 17, 2020

Princeton’s Forward Fest — a virtual public conversation series and a monthly highlight of the University’s yearlong A Year of Forward Thinking community engagement campaign — continues at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, with a deep-dive into the promise and peril of data science and artificial intelligence. The live event highlights how the University’s “forward thinkers” are using interdisciplinary research, teaching and scholarship for real-world impact.

“Researchers and scholars in nearly every field are able to delve more deeply into a wider set of problems because of today’s enhanced computational methods of converting raw data into meaning,” said Jennifer Rexford, the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor in Engineering; professor of computer science and a 1991 alumna. “Data scientists at Princeton — from engineering and the physical and life sciences, to humanities and the social sciences — are working together on rigorous interdisciplinary research to improve techniques such as machine learning and deep learning, while simultaneously making discoveries in their own academic disciplines. It’s quite an exciting time to be involved in data science at Princeton.”

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