More than eight out of 10 movies or TV shows Netflix users watch are based on the site’s recommendations. Those suggestions are the result of complex algorithms, according to Carlos Gomez Uribe, vice president of product innovation at Netflix, who spoke on campus Thursday as part of the Profiles in Innovation Presidential Speaker Series.
Swatch watch co-inventor and innovation advocate Elmar Mock sat down with Provost Stephen W. Director at Tuesday’s Profiles in Innovation event to discuss Mock’s passion for creativity, risk-taking, and disruptive inventions.
From high-profile speakers and athletic events to career conferences and Relay for Life, here are some of the can’t-miss events happening on campus this month.
President Joseph E. Aoun on Wednesday afternoon sat down with Langer — inventor, entrepreneur, and engineer extraordinaire — to discuss Langer’s awe-inspiring ability to harness the power of science and engineering to develop drug delivery systems and life-saving technologies.
“Entrepreneurship is not about money,” says Claire Chase, the anomalous flutist, arts entrepreneur, and 2012 MacArthur Fellow, who spoke at Northeastern on Tuesday evening in the latest installment of the Profiles in Innovation Presidential Speaker Series. “It’s about agency and activism.”
Pioneering cancer researcher Ross Cagan, the keynote speaker at Northeastern’s Profiles in Innovation Presidential Speaker Series on Thursday, described how his lab is using fruit flies to determine personalized treatment for patients.
In the latest installment of the Profiles in Innovation Presidential Speaker Series, Nobel laureate Sir Harold Kroto discussed his discovery of Buckminsterfullerene with a standing-room-only audience.
John A. Rogers is reformulating electrical circuits and devices to better conform to the human body by making them flexible and stretchable. The materials scientist, who spoke Thursday at Northeastern University’s Profiles in Innovation Presidential Speaker Series, said the unlikely inspiration for his pioneering work is kids’ temporary tattoos.
At the seventh installment of the Profiles in Innovation Presidential Speaker Series, cell biologist Jeanne Lawrence described her journey to silencing the extra copy of chromosome 21, which is responsible for Down syndrome.
Chet Kanojia, a digital media technologist and Northeastern alumnus, discussed his groundbreaking online TV platform Aereo on Monday night in the latest installment of the Profiles in Innovation Presidential Speaker Series.
Daphne Koller, the co-founder of Coursera, a leading platform for Massive Open Online Courses, says free online education has the potential to promote world peace and solve global challenges.
Global business strategist Vijay Govindarajan said on Monday at Northeastern’s Presidential Speaker Series “Profiles in Innovation” that reverse innovation represents one of the biggest opportunities for corporate growth in America.