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volume 22, number 2, autumn 2012
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Industry Affiliates Startup Fair Chair’s message New CSE Faculty New hires in UW CSE Taskar joins UW CSE World Lab 6th Summer Academy for Deaf News Datagrams CSE ugrad alum survey Distinguished Lectures
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CSE 2012 Distinguished Lecture Series

Maria Klawe

Maria Klawe, professor of computer science and president of Harvey Mudd College, kicked off the UW CSE Distinguished Lecture series in mid-October. Her talk, “The Harvey Mudd Story: From 10 percent to 40 percent female in computer science in three years,” highlighted how her institution began an effort in 2006 that quadrupled its female representation in computer science majors.


Brad Smith

Brad Smith, Microsoft’s General Counsel and Executive Vice President for Legal and Corporate Affairs, delivered the second lecture, “Creating an Environment for Innovation.” His lecture discussed key elements of innovative companies, regions, and nations.


Susan Athey

For the third lecture, renowned economist Susan Athey, professor of economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, addressed a standing-room only crowd. Her talk, “ Machine Learning Meets Economics: Using Theory, Data, and Experiments to Design Markets,” was co-sponsored with the department of Economics.


Regina Barzilay

This year's series will wrap up with Regina Barzilay, from MIT CSAIL, who will present “Learning to behave by reading.” Her talk will be on January 8th, at 3:30 p.m. in EEB105.


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