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Dana Chisnell
Matt Weaver
Dana Chisnell and Matt Weaver, US Digital Service
MIT Building E51 (Tang Center) E51-315
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 8:00pm

Government has seen its share of faulty rollouts and imperfect implementations. President Obama formed the Digital Service to prevent those mistakes from happening again. But the projects of government are often large and complicated. How does an understaffed, under appreciated team cope?

 Tim Kraska
Tim Kraska
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center) 32-G449 (Kiva)
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 7:00pm

Next generation high-performance RDMA-capable networks will require a fundamental rethinking of the design and architecture of modern distributed DBMSs. These systems are commonly designed and optimized under the assumption that the network is the bottleneck: the network is slow and “thin”, and thus needs to be avoided as much as possible. Yet this assumption no longer holds true. With InfiniBand FDR 4x, the bandwidth available to transfer data across network is in the same ballpark as the bandwidth of one memory channel, and it increases even further with the most recent EDR standard.

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Greg Page, Merrimack Analysis Group
Cambridge Public Library Lecture Hall Letcture Hall
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 3:00pm

Wondering how new technologies like 3D printing, Internet of Things, Wearable Tech, and Unmanned Civilian Vehicles will affect you? Read on!

The Cambridge Science Festival is coming! For 10 days, April 17 to 26, 2015, the city and surrounding area will be filled with more than 160 events showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering and math. A multifaceted, multicultural occurrence every spring, the Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun! There are events for adults, teens, and families with kids.

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Vinod Vaikuntanathan, Associate Professor at EECS, MIT
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center) 32-G449 (Kiva)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 7:00pm

iThe basic nature of encryption has always been all-or-nothing: anyone who knows the secret key can decode and recover the entire data; but, without the key, nothing can be revealed. The requirements of our modern computing world raise fundamentally new challenges: Can we compute on encrypted data without decrypting it, and without knowledge of the secret key? Which functions can be computed this way? Who can learn the results of such computations? In this talk, I will present homomorphic encryption and functional encryption schemes, two powerful methods of computing on encrypted data.

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The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. It provides resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. The Greater Boston Chapter of the ACM (GBC/ACM) provides our community of professionals with current and practical information from the innovators themselves. We are a forum for collaborative learning that provides the community with free Evening Seminars and full day Professional Development Seminars that feature distinguished speakers and guests.

GBC/ACM has been one of the most active and successful chapters in the ACM worldwide since its founding in 1962. GBC/ACM is run by volunteers and we encourage your participation in achieving our ongoing mission.