Events

  • CCI Spark: A Student Storytelling Series

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM

    3675 Market Street 10th Floor Lobby

    • Undergraduate Students
    • Graduate Students
    • Faculty
    • Staff

    Join us for a new, innovative and captivating storytelling series for the CCI community: CCI Spark!

    CCI Spark provides Drexel CCI students an opportunity to present an interesting component of their student/career/life journeys and how the topic intersects with technology. Spark events will be held every other week from 12:30-1:30pm in CCI's 10th floor lobby. Each event will include two presentations. The entire Drexel CCI community is welcome to attend.
     
    The inaugural CCI Spark event will take place in the 10th floor lobby on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m. and will feature:

    • Anca Scarlat, BS Computer Science, on Blockchain
    • Chingiz Mardanov, MS Data Science, on becoming proficient in coding challenges for job interviews
    Click here to learn more and RSVP

    Present at CCI Spark!
    Students are invited to present on topics ranging from: their background, personal or professional interests, journey to arriving at CCI, co-op and conference experiences, side projects and research, current events, or experiences overcoming a challenge. Presentations will be engaging, interactive, prioritize informing the audience about an experience or subject, and highlight the topic’s connection to technology. Click here to submit your CCI Spark topic

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  • Drexel Women in Computing Society + Databricks Present Apache Spark & MLflow Talk

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    6:00 PM-7:30 PM

    3675 Market Street Room 1053 Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Undergraduate Students
    • Graduate Students
    Join the Drexel Women in Computing Society (WiCS) and Databricks for an introductory talk about Apache Spark and MLFlow. Apache Spark is a powerful unified analytics engine for large-scale distributed data processing and machine learning.  MLflow is an open source platform to manage the ML lifecycle, including experimentation, reproducibility and deployment. Databricks will also be going over some recommended materials to learn more about these technologies. Everyone is welcome.
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  • Introduction to Javascript with WiCS and TechGirlz

    Sunday, February 23, 2020

    12:30 PM-3:30 PM

    College of Computing & Informatics 3675 Market St. Room 1052 Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Prospective Students
    • Parents & Families

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  • Master's in Information Online Open House

    Thursday, February 27, 2020

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM

    Online

    • Everyone
    Drexel University Online and the College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) are hosting an online open house to help you learn more about our online Master of Science in Information (MSI) program. 
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  • Undergraduate Open House

    Saturday, February 29, 2020

    10:00 AM-2:30 PM

    Gerri C. LeBow Hall 3220 Market St Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Prospective Students
    • Parents & Families
    Open Houses are a great way to explore academic offerings, meet faculty and current students, learn about extracurricular opportunities, tour the campus, and see if Drexel is the right place for you.
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  • MS in Information Webinar: "Online Collaboration and Other Dangerous Feats"

    Thursday, March 5, 2020

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM

    Online

    • Everyone
    Drexel University's College of Computing & Informatics presents its fifth event in its new monthly MS in Information Webinar Series:
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  • CCI IS Department Distinguished Speaker: Dr. Michael Nelson

    Monday, March 9, 2020

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    3675 Market Street Room 913 Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Undergraduate Students
    • Graduate Students
    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • Alumni
    Drexel College of Computing & Informatics' (CCI) Information Science Department presents Distinguished Speaker: 

    Dr. Michael Nelson on "Web Archives at the Nexus of Good Fakes and Flawed Originals"

    This free event is open to the Drexel community. Please RSVP at drexelcci.info/is39

    Abstract:

    "You’re in a desert walking along in the sand when all of the sudden you look down, and you see a tortoise..."

    The authenticity, integrity, and provenance of resources we encounter on the web are increasingly in question. While many people are inured to the possibility of still images being altered, the democratization of software to alter and synthesize audio and video will unleash a torrent of convincing "deepfakes" into our social discourse. The historical record will no longer be monopolized by institutions such as governments and journalism, but will become a competitive space filled with social engineers, propagandists, conspiracy theorists, and aspiring Hollywood directors. While the historical record has never been singular or unmalleable, it has seen neither this scale of would-be editors, nor with such skill.

    Web archives have a role to play in verifying the integrity and priority of resources. Unfortunately, web archives have a 1990s, ad-hoc approach to trust, interoperability, and audit. We implicitly trust the Internet Archive in the same way we used to trust email, Google, Apple, and Facebook. That we do not currently associate web archives with surveillance, spam, and subterfuge does not mean they are somehow impermeable in a way the other tools and services are not, it only means that the theatre of conflict has yet to encompass web archives. As the political, cultural, and economic stakes of disinformation rise, we can expect two primary changes.

    First, existing, trusted web archives will be attacked. Obvious vectors will be the machines and facilities themselves, but more subtle attacks will be pages designed to be archived, which then masquerade as different pages, obfuscating the provenance of otherwise untrustworthy sources.

    The second approach is the result of lowered cost, in terms of hardware and tools, to establish a web archive. When web archives were expensive, there were a limited number of known entities capable of running them. We now have a dynamic marketplace of web archives, many of which are short-lived, and most which are owned or operated by those with several degrees of separation in our friend-of-a-friend network.

    In summary, is that really an archived tweet from 2016 showing your favorite politician in an unflattering situation? Or is it a deepfake, injected into a trusted archive, and then replicated across several less well-known archives, all of which are secretly operated by the same entity?


    About the Speaker:

    Michael Nelson, PhD is a professor of computer science at Old Dominion University. He previously worked at NASA Langley Research Center from 1991-2002. Through a NASA fellowship, I spent the 2000-2001 academic year at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is active in the Open Archives community and is an editor of the OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, Memento, and ResourceSync specifications. He has developed many digital libraries, including the NASA Technical Report Server. In 2007, he received an NSF CAREER award. His research interests include web science, repository-object interaction and digital preservation. Further information can be found at: https://www.cs.odu.edu/~mln/
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  • Computer Science and Software Engineering Online Open House

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM

    Online

    • Everyone
    • Prospective Students
    Drexel University Online and the College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) are hosting an online open house to help you learn more about our online graduate programs in Computer Science and Software Engineering.
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  • Ciright Dragon Competition

    Thursday, March 12, 2020

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship 3230 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone

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  • Health Informatics Online Open House

    Thursday, March 12, 2020

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM

    Online

    • Everyone
    • Prospective Students
    Drexel University Online and the College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) are hosting an online open house to help you learn more about our online graduate programs in Health Informatics.
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