Mar 13, 2018

Ellen Feder – American University
Eric Vilain – University of California, Los Angeles
Georgiann Davis, University of Las Vegas
Vernon Rosario – University of California, Los Angeles

Moderated by Anne Le Goff and...

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Jan 20, 2017

Jérémy Grosman, PhD candidate, will present on Friday 20th Jannuary (2:00pm-3:30pm) in the ISG meeting room: The Biography of an Algorithm: Ant Colony Optimisation

May 12, 2016

Antoine Doré

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
3314, Life Science Building

Feb 12, 2016

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016, 1:30-5:30pm
UCLA Royce Hall, Room 314

Science, especially the life sciences, is now plagued with misconducts. Affairs show that the line between failed replication and research misconduct may blur. At the same time, they reveal how the scientific community is collectively submitting science to a new kind of test while enunciating new norms delineating the authorized from the forbidden. New watchdogs push forward the concept of post-publication peer...
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Oct 6, 2015

Monday, October 12th - 3pm-4:30pm - In Haines Hall, Room 279


Today’s radical sociologists often refrain from using quantitative arguments. They argue, though uncomfortably, that the quantitative is in itself authoritarian.  In this paper we propose to analyze socio-historically the association between the quantitative and political authority. To do this, we follow the constitution during the second half of the 20th century of what has come to be labeled “qualitative...

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May 15, 2015

Les séminaires de témoins, traduction des Witness Seminars développés par le Pr. Tilli Tansey, historienne de la médecine à la Queen Mary University of London, visent à reconstituer ce qu’ont été des pratiques cliniques, des inclinaisons théoriques, des découvertes et tournants clés au cours des dernières décennies dans un champ médical ou scientifique donné, en faisant appel à l’expérience et la mémoire de ses acteurs principaux. C’est aussi un moment de rencontre entre...

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May 11, 2015

The expansion of the life sciences into the fabric of our time is rooted in the eminent flexibility of its technological core, which entails at its most basic the following two capacities: i) that of encompassing an increasing range of biological objects and functions in digital format; and ii) that of intervening into biological objects and functions by harnessing their digital codes through a panoply of molecular switches. The flexibility of this technological core manifests itself first...

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May 6, 2015

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 09:30 to 11:001322 Rolfe Hall - UCLA

Economic engineers pursue a wide range of objectives: evaluation of policies, forecasting, prospective, activity regulation, management, optimization, simulation scenarios, legislation, prescription, negotiation… Economics has become a tool-based discipline. To account for this extremely wide range of uses of Economics, Michel Armatte uses a hybrid approach in taking into account cognitive and social dimension of science. He...

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Apr 27, 2015

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:00 to 11:301322, Rolfle Hall

Ethnographic museums and microbiology labs can be considered as spaces where living materials are increasingly moving under more and more controlled conditions. An anthropology of biosecurity asks the following question: how do experts formulate this contradictory definition of life as what needs to circulate and what must be secured? It investigates the relations between vital infrastructures and potentially catastrophic events as...

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Jan 28, 2015

Bio Data Colloquium on Friday January 30th at UCLA

Genomics and epigenomics maneuvers today in a data deluge. Mapping and sequencing the genome has become common, and it produces now not gigabytes, not terabytes, but petabytes of data. Indeed, genomics was one of the disciplines in which the change of scale...

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