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The University of Chicago Data Science Institute, Department of Statistics, Department of Computer Science, and Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics are proud to announce our Spring 2024 Distinguished Speaker Series. Join us for stimulating talks from leading data science researchers exploring and expanding the fundamental methods and approaches that transform large and complex datasets into knowledge and action.

Events will take place in the John Crerar Library Building, Room 390 (unless otherwise noted), with a lunch social starting at noon before the lecture at 12:30 p.m.

April 5: Inderjit S. Dhillon, The University of Texas at Austin – Joint CAM Colloquium/DSI Distinguished Speaker Series – Jones 303 “MatFormer: Nested Transformer for Elastic Inference”

April 18: Irina Rish, Université de Montréal – “Scaling to AGI”

May 2: Brandon Stewart, Princeton University – “Getting Inference Right with LLM Annotations in the Social Sciences”