30
Jun
2015

Since the first personal computer was developed 40 years ago, computational technology has dramatically changed human society. Unsurprisingly, this massive impact is also reflected in laws around the world, which struggle to keep pace with the mercurial advances of computers, smartphones, the internet, ebooks, and more. Starting on Monday, July 13, Randy Picker, professor at the University of Chicago Law School and Computation Institute Senior Fellow, will address these issues via his new Coursera course, “Internet Giants: The Law and Economics of Media Platforms.”

24
Jun
2015

The CI’s 2014-15 Inside the Discovery Cloud speaker series focused on collaboration, presenting pairs of speakers who are working together to unlock new knowledge through computation. Attendees heard about how new computational approaches are changing medicine, biology, social science, public policy, and more, and discover opportunities for new collaborations and student research projects. View the videos of these stimulating talks.

19
Jun
2015

More and more scientists are focusing their attention on how climate change will affect crop yield, farming practices, and food security for the world, and the massive implications for economics and health. Research on these important topics by Joshua Elliott of RDCEP is heavily featured in “Climate Change and Food Systems,” a new, free-to-download book published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.