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Originally from South Africa, John Briscoe also spent two decades working for the World Bank, where he served as the country director for Brazil, the organization’s biggest borrower.
The donation, from former Microsoft CEO and longtime donor Steven A. Ballmer '77, will fund 12 professorships in the field.
Pavlos Protopapas introduces Chris H. Wiggins, Chief Data Scientist at The New York Times in Maxwell-Dworkin G115 on Friday Afternoon. Wiggins spoke at the Data Science at The New York Times talk, hosted by the Institute for Applied Computational Science.
Chris Wiggins, chief data scientist at The New York Times, speaks about the development of data, from segments in the 19th century to algorithms today, in Maxwell-Dworkin G115 on Friday afternoon.
Christopher H. Wiggins, chief data scientist at The New York Times, said the role of a data scientist is especially important as the journalism industry adjusts to changes to its business model.
Although Harvard has recently pushed new initiatives to further expand SEAS, some Stanford administrators view this move as playing catch up rather than truly innovating.
Cherry A. Murray, the dean of School of Engineering and Applied Science, poses in her office Tuesday afternoon, hours after announcing that she will resign after the end of 2014.
Murray has served as dean since July 2009 and is the second dean this year to announce her impending departure, following the announcement earlier this month that David T. Ellwood ’75 will resign as dean of the Kennedy School of Government at the end of the academic year.
Computer science, biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering faculty and facilities will move to Allston in 2019, SEAS officials said.
Harvard scientists developed a coating for medical devices that repels blood and bacteria, researchers announced last Sunday.
A team of Harvard researchers and their colleagues have developed a new software platform that makes it easier for scientists to understand and analyze the many forms of cancer.