CDIS Takes Over Badger Talks LIVE to Share Knowledge with Wisconsin

This month, the School of Computer, Data & Information Science (CDIS) will take over Badger Talks LIVE to feature individuals who bring incredible resources and talent to Wisconsin. Badger Talks is a virtual talk series featuring talent from the University of Wisconsin-Madison which brings exciting happenings, resources and talent to the people of Wisconsin and beyond. 

First, CDIS Founding Director Tom Erikson and Wisconsin School of Business Professor Joan Schmit will head up The Creative Destructive Lab talk. CDL-Wisconsin is a collaboration between the Wisconsin School of Business and CDIS to engage with venture founders, venture capitalists as well as experts in the field. The lab works to improve risk management processes, address new types of risk, prevent loss and mitigation and use artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve decision-making. Their talk on November 4th will inspire interdepartmental collaboration that embodies CDIS. 

On November 8th, Computer Sciences Professor Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau will present on how UW–Madison students are helping 4th and 5th-grade students learn principles of computer science. CaTaPuLT (Computational Thinking, Programming, Logic, and Technology) is a student organization that focuses on the creative aspects of computation. It teaches children that they can create games, art and stories with programming. Check out this talk to learn how students are inspiring the next generation of computer scientists. Arpaci-Dusseau will explain how our students are inspiring the even younger generation of computer scientists. 

Information School Professor Catherine Arnott Smith will take the virtual stage on November 15th to discuss Evaluating Health Information Online. How has online health information changed over time? Smith will review the history of health information evolution and tackle how we can manage such a large amount of data today. For more information, refer to her  new book, “Combating Online Health Misinformation: A Professional’s Guide to Helping the Public.” The book is part of the Medical Library Association Book Series, published by Rowman & Littlefield.  

Watch the live events here on Facebook. Not able to watch the live talks? Watch previous Badger Talks LIVE events on Facebook or YouTube