RSCA in Five: Faculty Short Talks

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RSCA in Five: Faculty Short Talks foster a spirit of cross-campus collaboration among SJSU faculty. We invite RSCA in Five talks (five minutes, five slides) that address the featured topic directly as well as those that address assumptions and/or limitations with methods of determining knowledge about the topic. Talks are held quarterly on the first Friday of the month from 10:30 am to 1 pm. Please note: the first event in AY 2022/23 will be held on the second Friday of the month, in a hybrid format, with light snacks provided.

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Big Data and Data Science - October 14, 2022, 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m, Meeting Room 1 A&B, SJSU Student Union

We live in the world of large and complex sets of data. The multidisciplinary field of data science explores new modes of data-driven discovery in many fields including health, the social sciences, science, and engineering. We welcome talks on data science, its intersectionality with artificial intelligence and machine learning, cybersecurity and national security, the ethics of data generation and data mining and/or privacy, and using data analytics and data visualization to solve real-world problems.

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Community Engaged RSCA - December 2, 2022, 10:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m, Ballroom 3, SJSU Student Union

Much of the research, scholarship, and creative activity on campus is designed to bring educational, economic, and social benefits to our local and global communities. Here we invite talks that showcase RSCA projects conducted in collaboration with our community partners. We welcome talks from Community-based Participatory Research practitioners, community-action researchers, participatory action research, ethnographers, and/or other methods that directly involve the community in the design, execution, evaluation, and/or dissemination of research.

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Semiconductors and Quantum Technologies - March 3, 2023, 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m, venue to be confirmed

Design and fabrication of semiconductors and semiconductor devices enable the systems and products we use to work, travel, communicate and entertain, harness energy, treat illness, and make new scientific discoveries. Global demand for semiconductors is at an all-time high, but global chip shortages have impacted a range of industries. Quantum technologies and quantum computing, which harness the physics of sub-atomic particles, may be able to solve supply chain planning problems, aid in super-secure communications, and provide a new generation of sensors for use in GPS systems, communications, and more. We invite talks that address any semiconductor production and supply, quantum technologies and their implications for our economy, and the development of a diverse science and engineering workforce.

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Human Factors/ Human Tech Interaction - May 5, 2023, 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m, venue to be confirmed

Certain aspects of being human, e.g. Human Factors influence how we interact with everything in our lives and must be taken into account in designs and development of human-technology interactions. Approaches from psychology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, medicine, industrial design, kinesiology, and nursing are often used in the study of Human Factors. Here we invite RSCA talks that are interdisciplinary or from any angle that investigates human interactions with technology and systems used by humans.

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