Monday, April 1: Opening Plenary Session

EXP 8th Floor (Boston, MA) & Virtual, 6 p.m. ET.

Topic: “Artificial Intelligence in Space and the Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life”

Keynote Speaker: Steve Chien

JPL Fellow, Senior Research Scientist, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems; Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology / NASA

Tuesday, April 2: Bolster Your AI Literacy Sessions

Sessions 1: 6-7:20 p.m. ET

A Brief History of AI & The Secrets of Making AI WorkUsama FayyadKhoury College of Computer Sciences and Institute for Experiential AIBoston
Behrakis 010
How To Talk to ChatGPT to (Hopefully) Get It To Do What You Want It To DoPat LeomiCollege of Professional StudiesBoston
EXP 202
Large Language Models and ChatGPT:
What They Are and What They Are Not
Walid SabaInstitute for Experiential AIVirtual

Sessions 2: 7:30-8:50 p.m. ET

AI GovernanceMohammad MovahediCollege of Professional StudiesVirtual
Unleashing Creativity With AI: A Deep Dive into AI in ResearchTianchou GongKhoury College of Computer SciencesVirtual
Navigating the AI Landscape: Enhancing Reading Comprehension & Critical Thinking With ChatGPTCeleste MarinezCollege of Professional StudiesVirtual
Irresponsible AIRicardo Baeza-YatesKhoury College of Computer Sciences and Institute for Experiential AIVirtual
Wednesday, April 3: AI For Professional Development Sessions

Sessions 1: 6-7:20 p.m. ET

Leveraging ChatGPT for Job Search SuccessMike SunCollege of Professional StudiesToronto
First Canadian Place (100 King St. W.), Classroom 5, 46th Floor
A Data Scientist, a Data Engineer and a Data Analyst Walk Into an OrganizationHamit HamutcuOffice of the Provost and Institute for Experiential AIBoston
EXP 201
Prompt Engineering: Maximizing Co-op Productivity with AIZach Blattner, Cait EnzInstitute for Experiential AI and Roux InstituteVirtual
Tangible AI for AllWilliam ClasterCollege of EngineeringVirtual

Sessions 2: 7:30-8:50 p.m. ET

Generative AI Strategies for Working Smarter and Getting More DoneJames GardnerCollege of Professional StudiesBoston
EXP 204
Generative AI and the Co-op Job SearchMichelle Zaff, Jen GuilleminCollege of Social Sciences & Humanities and D’Amore-McKim School of BusinessVirtual
Effective, Appropriate, and Responsible Use of ChatGPT in the WorkplaceSamuel ScarpinoInstitute for Experiential AI and Roux InstituteVirtual
Thursday, April 4: AI Career Fair & Applied AI: Innovation Across the Public and Private Sectors Sessions

AI Career Fair: Curry Student Center, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET | Separate registration required

The AI Career Fair unites leading companies with Northeastern University’s deep AI, data science, and computer science talent pool.

Sessions 1: 4:40-5:55 p.m. ET

Beating the Next Epidemic with AIAyan Paul, Alessandro Vespignani, Mauricio Santillana, Samuel Scarpino, and Jessica DavisInstitute for Experiential AI and College of ScienceBoston
EXP 204
Exploring Generative AI in Higher Education: What Happens if We Outsource Thinking?Ilka Kostka
Rachel Toncelli
College of Professional StudiesVirtual
AI EthicsMeica Magnani, Katie Creel, Vance RicksKhoury College of Computer SciencesBoston
ISEC 142
Brainstorming and Design Session: Harnessing AI to Foster Community at NortheasternStephen IntilleKhoury College of Computer SciencesBoston
West Village H 366
Everyday RoboticsRobin Walters, Robert Platt, Lawson Wong, David Rosen, David KleeKhoury College of Computer SciencesVirtual & Boston EXP 701
Exploring Quality and Regulatory Considerations in AI for Healthcare: Asking the Right Questions for Safe and Trustworthy SystemsAttrayee ChakrabortyCollege of Professional StudiesVirtual
AI for ImpactDavid FieldsOffice of the ProvostVirtual
Breaking the ML Black BoxDavid BauKhoury College of Computer SciencesVirtual
Putting AI to Work: Experiential Project ShowcaseDan KoloskiCollege of Professional Studies, Khoury College of Computer Sciences, College of ScienceVirtual
Accelerating Coding Mastery With GitHub Copilot: A Hands-on Data Analytics DivePrashant Mittal, Berkley Almand-HunterCollege of Professional StudiesVirtual

Sessions 2: 6-7:20 p.m. ET

Inclusion and Equitable Language TechnologiesMalihe Alikhani, Silvio AmirKhoury College of Computer SciencesBoston
West Village H 210B
From Hallucinations to Hallelujah: Fall Forward – Embracing Generative AI Error as the Fuel for Creative InnovationWilliam Francis GatesCollege of Professional StudiesVirtual
Building a Custom Data Chatbot: An Experiential AI SessionYvonne Leung, Dhruv Rajendrakumar Patel, Dhruvi Jugalkishor ModiCollege of Professional StudiesToronto
First Canadian Place (100 King St. W.), 3 & 4
MUGC: Machine-Generated Versus User-Generated ContentShanu SushmitaKhoury College of Computer SciencesSeattle
Event Space 225 Terry Ave N
Learn AI From an Amazon ScholarTaskin PadirCollege of EngineeringVirtual
Learn to Cook with AI-Powered Recipe Guidance in Augmented Reality (AR)Mark ZolotasCollege of EngineeringVirtual
Developing a GenAI Empowered Chatbot to Support Diverse Small BusinessesXiaomu ZhouCollege of Professional StudiesVirtual
How to Speak Bot – Building Tools to Advance Education and Learning With AINik Bear Brown, Dev Shah, Yash Gopalji PankhaniaOffice of the Provost and College of EngineeringVirtual
At the Intersection of AI and Climate: BlueTech at the Roux InstituteAlan JamiesonKhoury College of Computer SciencesVirtual

Sessions 3: 7:30-8:50 p.m. ET

Artificial Intelligence in Rehabilitation: Advancing the Art of Clinical Practice in the Age of TechnologyMat YarossiBouvé College of Health Sciences and Institute for Experiential AIBoston
Behrakis 325
What is the Future of Programming (With AI)?Arjun GuhaKhoury College of Computer SciencesBoston
West Village H 102
Unraveling the Power of Graph Neural NetworksChinthaka Pathum Dinesh Herath GedaraCollege of Professional StudiesVancouver Classroom 1515
Large Language Models as an Emerging Pedagogical SpaceTomas GalgueraMills CollegeOakland
Mills Hall 135
Using Generative AI for Research and Learning About Historical SociologyBalazs SzelenyiCollege of Professional StudiesVirtual
AI for Health and Wellbeing: Opportunities and ChallengesByron WallaceKhoury College of Computer SciencesVirtual
Diversity, Equity, and AI-InclusionMichael McCluskeyCollege of Social Sciences and HumanitesVirtual
Designing Generative AI for Rural WorkersSaiph SavageKhoury College of Computer SciencesVirtual
Generative AI for Education: Create Modern Coursework in an Hour!Alan EngSilicon ValleyVirtual
AI in Computational Medicine and EpidemiologyMatteo Chinazzi, Saeed Amal, Kiran VanajaThe Roux InstituteVirtual
Friday, April 5: Closing Plenary Session

Alumni Center (Boston, MA) & Virtual, 12 p.m. ET.

Topic: “Rebooting Democracy in the Age of AI”

Keynote Speaker: Audrey Tang

Minister of Digital Affairs, Taiwan; TIME Magazine 100 Most Influential People in AI 2023 Honoree

Facilitated by: Beth Simone Noveck

Director, The Burnes Center for Social Change; Professor, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University

When does registration close?

To be able to participate in sessions on a given day, you must have registered in Eventbrite by 2 p.m. ET at the latest on the same day as your desired sessions. This deadline allows our event staff to enter all registrants’ emails into Canvas in preparation for that night’s sessions. For example, if you sign up by 2 p.m. ET on Monday, April 1, you will have access to Canvas for the duration of the event.

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