Lecture: Computing for Social Good

Shwetak N. Patel

Much of the fundamental research in computer science has been driven by the needs of those attempting to utilize computing for various applications, such as health or climate. Given the remarkable growth in computational capabilities, computing hardware, and development tools, Dr. Patel will discuss how more than ever computing is playing a critical role in social good. He we will highlight examples of how computing is driving new scientific discoveries across multiple disciplines in the hope to inspire rising computing researchers to think about how they can tie their work to impactful applications.