Workshop: Computing Across Disciplines
Welcome back! We’re kicking off our workshop series for the year with an exciting introductory workshop featuring folks from across the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Each presenter will give a 30-minute overview of how and why they use computation in their work. Presenters include: Mark Santolucito (Asst. Prof., Computer Science) on computational music and sound, Lisa Soros (Roman Fellow, Computer Science) on simulating living systems, and Nia Paz (BC ’24) on uses of computing in astrophysics.
Programs that Write Programs: Program Synthesis and Media Arts
Mark Santolucito, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
In this workshop we will explore program synthesis, where programs write programs. We will have an interactive demo of tools for automatically constructing programs that write music and make interactive visualizations. Join to learn about the future of programming. No prior programming experience needed, and no installation needed for the tools!
Simulating Living Systems
Lisa Soros, Roman Fellow, Computer Science
This seminar gives an overview of the field of artificial life and surveys key methodologies for creating lifelike and nature-inspired algorithms inside computational systems.
Astrophysics and Computing: Using New Radio Observations to Identify Dwarf Galaxies
Nia Paz, BC 2024, Physics
This talk is about how most astrophysics research is from telescope data. Using Jupyter Notebooks, you will learn how to read and use that data for multiple research questions. Nia will also share a little more about the specifics of her research and how she was able to use a broad radio telescope data for a specific dwarf galaxy project.
This workshop is planned to take place in person (516 Milstein) and online. A link to join via Zoom will be sent to registrants shortly before the event.
We look forward to seeing you there!