Jacob Foster, UCLA
February 03, 2017
Searle 240

Made to Know: Science as the Social Production of Collective Intelligence
Speaker: Jacob Foster, UCLA

Feng "Bill" Shi, University of Chicago
January 22, 2016
Searle 240, 5735 S. Ellis Ave.

Computation Institute Presentation - Data Lunch Seminar (DLS)

Press Release

Institutional and cultural pressures lead scientists to avoid risk-taking and choose inefficient research strategies, two new University of Chicago papers conclude. Despite increased opportunities for groundbreaking experiments, most scientists choose conservative research strategies to reduce personal risk, which makes collective discovery slower and more expensive.

Press Release

When writing the abstracts for journal articles, most scientists receive similar advice: keep it short, dry, and simple. But a new analysis by University of Chicago researchers of over one million abstracts finds that many of these tips backfire, producing abstracts cited less than their long, flowery, and jargon-filled peers.

Ishanu Chattopadhyay, Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics; James Evans, Knowledge Lab
May 20, 2015
Searle 240A, University of Chicago & Webcast via BlueJeans

Abstract: We will explore the nature and limits of mining and linking textual information from scientific publications, and the possibilities that it unlocks for understanding: (1)