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Diversity in Computing: Dr. Talitha Washington

From: 2022-02-07 6:0 PM
To: 2022-02-07 7:0 PM

Talk and Workshop: Abolition & Computer Science Education

From: 2022-01-28 12:0 PM
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Lewis-Ezekoye Distinguished Lecture in Africana Studies

From: 2022-01-25 6:0 PM
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Cosmic Probes of the Dark Sector

From: 2022-01-25 1:0 PM
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SPARK with Erin Thompson '02 :: On Protesting Monuments

From: 2022-02-09 6:0 PM
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Speculative Technologies: Abolition & Imagination

From: 2022-01-27 4:0 PM
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SPARK with Kamal Sinclair :: On Imagining New Futures

From: 2022-01-26 6:0 PM
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Arts and Computing in NYC

From: 2021-12-17 12:0 PM
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Installation: Arts and Computing in NYC

From: 2021-12-16 6:30 PM
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Grey Matter: Parenting and the Science Behind the Teenage Brain

From: 2021-12-14 6:0 PM
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Thinking Through Settler Colonialism and Racial Capitalism in the Context of the Nordics

From: 2021-12-14 10:0 AM
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Let's Make Quirky Art Zines with the Electric Zine Maker

From: 2021-12-10 12:0 PM
To: 2021-12-10 1:30 PM

Workshop: Live Coding - Play Your Laptop Like an Instrument

From: 2021-12-10 12:0 PM
To: 2021-12-10 2:0 PM

Akoto Ofori-Atta :: On Journalism for Black Audiences

From: 2021-12-02 6:0 PM
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DHC Collage Installation and Reception

From: 2021-12-02 4:00 PM
To: 2021-12-02 8:00 PM

SPARK with Akoto Ofori-Atta :: On Journalism for Black Audiences

From: 2021-12-02 6:00 PM
To: 2021-12-02 7:00 PM

Digital Redlining: A Panel Discussion

From: 2021-11-19 2:30 PM
To: 2021-11-19 3:30 PM

Workshop: Spatial Data Visualization in Python

From: 2021-11-19 12:00 PM
To: 2021-11-19 2:00 PM

Undesign the Redline @ Barnard Symposium

From: 2021-11-19 9:00 AM
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Undesign the Redline @ Barnard Tours

From: 2021-11-19 9:00 AM
To: 2021-11-20 3:00 PM

Speculative Mapping

From: 2021-11-18 4:00 PM
To: 2021-11-18 5:30 PM

Developing Alternatives to Oil as Feedstocks for our Chemical and Liquid Fuels

From: 2021-11-18 4:00 PM
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Diversity in Computing: Dr. Jiahao Chen (Parity AI) on Going From Academia to an Anti-Racist AI Startup

From: 2021-11-15 6:00 PM
To: 2021-11-15 7:00 PM

Monday Assemblies for Racial Justice

From: 2021-11-15 12:00 PM
To: 2021-11-15 1:00 PM

Pop-up Coding Talk and Workshop: Consentful Software Design with Xin Xin

From: 2021-11-12 2:00 PM
To: 2021-11-12 4:00 PM

SPARK with Eva Yazhari '06 :: The Good Your Money Can Do

From: 2021-11-11 6:15 PM
To: 2021-11-11 7:15 PM

MeMoSa: "Babyface" by Kate Ladenheim x The RAD Lab

From: 2021-11-11 5:30 PM
To: 2021-11-11 7:00 PM

Antisemitism Through A Hate Studies Lens

From: 2021-11-10 4:00 PM
To: 2021-11-10 5:00 PM

Barnard Celebrates the Lost Women of Science

From: 2021-11-03 6:00 PM
To: 2021-11-03 7:00 PM

The Roots of Educational Inequality: A Virtual Book Talk with Dr. Erika Kitzmiller

From: 2021-12-07 6:0 PM
To: 2021-12-07 7:0 PM

Diversity in Computing: Saba Gul on One-Size-Fails-All Tech

From: 2021-12-06 6:00 PM
To: 2021-12-06 7:00 PM
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Diversity in Computing: Saba Gul on One-Size-Fails-All Tech

The Barnard CSC is excited about our fourth Diversity in Computing Speaker, Saba Gul, technologist and entrepreneur.

One-Size-Fails-All: Building Socially Scalable Tech

Product development at tech startups often abides by the doctrine that technology is neutral with respect to geography and culture because all users are the same. When digital platforms neglect to build teams with diverse social experiences and multi-disciplinary training that can inform product impact and anticipate risks, they can cause profound harm in the world. The effects of these harms are disproportionately borne by the most vulnerable users.

In this talk, Saba Gul draws from her wide-ranging work around the globe as a Pakistani, female technologist to explore the concept of ‘social scalability’—building products that carry an awareness of the social systems they will become a part of, and that can respond to society-level needs, not only user-level ones. Using her own experience building products and startups as case studies, she discusses technology and business solutions to mitigate the harm perpetuated by tech platforms and their growth-at-all-costs approach—from features and algorithms, to product design, incentive structures and startup culture. She asks the question: How can technology startups create economic and societal value without wreaking havoc on users, public infrastructure, and economies?

Saba Gul is a technologist and entrepreneur who has built digital products and startups across geographies, including the US, Europe, South Asia, and East Africa. Previously, she was the Founder & CEO of Popinjay, an e-commerce startup with a supply chain spanning Pakistan, Vietnam and China. She has been part of teams that built the engineering core for 2 billion-dollar companies, and helped launch companies in diverse sectors such as health, ecommerce, mobility and logistics. In 2019, she led the development of a first-of-its-kind, AI-driven platform for the Gates Foundation to reduce South Asian infant mortality. Saba was also a graduate researcher at MIT CSAIL’s Genesis group, led by Patrick Winston, where she built computational models of how humans tell, perceive, and understand stories. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a US State Department Generation Change Fellow, and speaks regularly on entrepreneurship and gender at forums like the UN, World Bank, Harvard Business School, and TEDx events. Saba was raised in Pakistan, and holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence from MIT.

Virtual (Register for link)

As part of the Year of Science @ Barnard College, the Vagelos Computational Science Center (CSC) is excited to announce our first Diversity in Computing Speaker Series. This series will run for the 2021–2022 academic year and will feature talks from scholars and practitioners in computational fields who explore what DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) looks like in STEM.

There is an urgent need to more fully consider the ethical and social implications of computing and its applications: for example, in designing addictive social media platforms or in using AI for facial or name recognition, which can lead to housing discrimination, racial biases in job hiring, or restrictions on personal freedoms through public and private surveillance.

To better understand how to counter these biases, this series rethinks STEM disciplines from the inside out. We invite one leader in a STEM field every month to speak about the work they are doing to diversify and broaden inclusion in their fields by either sharing their research, their experiences and initiatives in industry or academia, or their thoughts on how power structures within computing disciplines should be transformed to create more equitable systems.

For more information about the Barnard CSC, go to or follow us on Instagram and Twitter (@barnard_csc), and Facebook.

This talk will take place online. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants shortly before the event.


Dec 06 2021


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm




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