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HMI Speaker Series: William B. Levy

New Informal Seminar Series by the
Human and Machine Intelligence Group

Human and Machine Intelligence Group (HMI) is sponsoring
a presentation by

William B. Levy (Neurological Surgery)

Using Information Theory and Theory of Natural
Selection to Understand Computation by Neurons

Wed., Sept. 27, 2017
Wilson Hall, Room 117.

Lunch will be provided for the first 20 attendees.

For further information contact the co-directors of HMI:

Paul Humphreys ( (Philosophy)
Vicente Ordóñez Román ( (Computer Science)

HMI Speaker Series: Rafael Alvarado

Machine and Human Understanding of Texts

Rafael Alvarado
(Data Science Institute)

Wednesday, September 20
Wilson Hall 142

For further information contact the
co-directors of HMI:
Paul Humphreys
Vicente Ordóñez Román


Human and Machine Intelligence Group
Informatics Lab


Lunch will be provided for the first 20 attendees.

Launch of UVa Landscape Studies Initiative

The UVA Center for Cultural Landscapes, in partnership with the School of Architecture, the College of Arts and Sciences, the University Libraries, and the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH), announces the launch of the University of Virginia Landscape Studies Initiative with a planning grant from the The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional support from the Jefferson Trust and the UVA Provost.

For the complete details, click here.

Invitation: Data Visualization Final Showcase Event

Data Visualization Final Showcase Event
Wednesday May 10, 2-5pm
Location: Dell 1 building, west entry, Data Science space -
behind Physics and the Curry School of Education

On Wednesday May 10, we invite you to stop by, view, and participate in the Final Showcase for this year’s course in Data Visualization, SARC 5400.

This course in Architecture, taught by myself and Adalie Pierce-McManamon and supported by the UVA Data Science Institute, brings together 76 students across six schools and 19 departments of the university – from Architecture and Urban Planning to Public Policy, Engineering, Computer Science, Political and Social Thought, Data Science, English, History, Economics, Statistics, and more.  Students have been studying visual approaches toward exploration and problem solving through data and information, and the construction of both static and web-dynamic visuals.

Come view and help us celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s class, and explore hands-on their final visuals of “Security and Vulnerability”, this year’s theme, along with a few capstones.  The format will be an open fair of presentations and discussion, so come for as much as you can and stay as long as you are able.

Archives from past years are online here if you want to check them out.

DH@UVa May 2017 Events

Grad Student DH Luncheon

Date: Tues., May 9, 2017, 12-2pm
Location: Alderman Library, Room 421

Please join us for an end-of-year graduate student luncheon next Tuesday, May 9, from 12-2 in Alderman 421. Please register here, and feel free to share this link with other grad students who might be interested in the Digital Humanities.

This event will be co-sponsored by Ron Hutchins, UVa VP for IT, and Collective Biographies of Women (a DH project hosted at IATH; Alison Booth, PI). We’d like to feed you some tasty sandwiches and introduce some information about the DH certificate initiative that is currently in the works.

We’ll also ask (not require!) you to take a brief usability test for the Collective Biographies site. We are happy to share our usability testing technique with you and share a bit of background on how to set up usability testing for yourself if you’re interested.

Sponsoring Organization:
Office of the Vice President for Information Technology
Scholars’ Lab

DH@UVa Mixer: Grading Break

Date: Wed., May 10, 2017, 5-7pm
Location: Brooks Hall Commons (Anthropology Building)

Sponsoring Organization: Office of the Dean of the Library

To learn more about DH@UVa, click here.