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ERE Seminar: Allegra Hosford Scheirer (StanfordUniversity) - The Role of Machine Learning

The evaluation of petroleum systems via basin modeling, mapping, geochemical analyses, etc., is now a mature field due to codification of the petroleum system concept coupled with the development of sophisticated basin modeling software. Even so, evaluating petroleum systems with numerical techniques remains primarily a deterministic process resulting in non-unique solutions. In this talk, both synthetic analyses and real world case studies illustrate how machine learning is deployed in exploration workflows to reduce uncertainty. These examples demonstrate the mathematical and scientific reasoning for workflow design and the challenges encountered. The main goal of this approach is to demystify machine learning by showing how it can be effectively used in an exploration context if domain experts work together to integrate results. In this way, the value of machine learning in the evaluation of Earth resources enhances geologic understanding, one that moves beyond buzzwords and proprietary algorithms. Read More. 

Monday, February 10, 2020  | 12:30PM-1:20PM |
Room 104, Green Earth Sciences Building, 367 Panama Street, Stanford
AI for Good Seminar Series - AI for Healthcare

Improving health requires targeting and evidence. Marzyeh tackles part of this puzzle with machine learning. This session will cover some of the novel technical opportunities for machine learning in health challenges, and the important progress to be made with careful application to domain.

Marzyeh Ghassemi - Assistant Professor, Faculties of Computer Science & Medicine, University of Toronto and Vector Institute faculty member holding a Canadian CIFAR AI Chair and Canada Research Chair.

Professor Ghassemi has a well-established academic track record in personal research contributions across computer science and clinical venues, including KDD, AAAI, MLHC, JAMIA, JMIR, JMLR, Nature Translational Psychiatry, and Critical Care. She is an active member of the scientific community, on the Board of Women in Machine Learning (WiML), and co-organized the past three NIPS Workshop on Machine Learning for Health (ML4H). She serves as a NeurIPS 2019 Workshop Co-Chair, and Board Member of the Machine Learning for Health Unconference. Previously, she was a Visiting Researcher with Alphabet's Verily and a post-doc with Dr. Peter Szolovits at MIT (CV). Marzyeh targets “Healthy ML”, focusing on creating applying machine learning to understand and improve health.

Professor Ghassemi completed her PhD at MIT where her research focused on machine learning in health care. Prior to MIT, she received a Master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar and B.S. degrees in computer science and electrical engineering as a Goldwater Scholar at New Mexico State University. Read More. 

  Monday, February 10, 2020 | 4:30PM-5:20PM |
William R. Hewlett Teaching Center (Room 200) - 
370 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Energy Seminar: Integrating Plug-In Electric Vehicles with the Grid in California, Noel Crisostomo
California is progressing toward the deployment of 5 million Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2030, a critical measure necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. In addition, California has set targets to serve the state with 100% clean energy and achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. The California Energy Commission is responsible for assessing the demand for electric vehicle charging infrastructure to support these goals, and quantified that 250,000 chargers at multi-unit dwellings, workplaces, and destinations are needed to serve near-term targets for light-duty electric vehicle deployments in 2025. Efficiently planning for and integrating the charging and discharging of passenger cars -- and all types of electric transportation including in emergent freight and goods movement applications – into the operations of the grid is critical for the success of California’s simultaneous electric power and transportation network decarbonization efforts. This seminar will describe the charging infrastructure technology research, modeling, policy, and incentive designs that the Energy Commission is leading in collaboration with other state agencies to transform automotive and electrical manufacturer, utility, and local initiatives toward seamless vehicle-grid integration. Read More. 
Monday, February 10, 2020 | 4:30PM-5:20PM |
NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center

Community Service Work-Study (CSWS) InfoSession
The Community Service Work-Study (CSWS) Program provides academic year and summer employment opportunities for currently enrolled students who receive financial aid at Stanford. It allows them to combine the financial need to work with the personal goal of helping the community.

Eligible students have the freedom to design a service experience in collaboration with a partnering organization. Placements during the academic year are on campus or in the local community. Summer placements can be at qualified organizations anywhere in the United States. Read More.

Wednesday, February12, 2020 | 12:00PM-1:00PM |
QSR Lounge/Spot

Voicea Founder Omar Tawakol @ ETL

Backed by corporate investors that included Cisco, Google, Microsoft and Salesforce, Omar Tawakol founded Voicea in 2017, and served as the company’s CEO until its acquisition by Cisco in September 2019. Voicea’s core offering is EVA, the most widely adopted in-meeting AI assistant. EVA records and transcribes meetings, generates highlights, and pushes relevant meeting content to productivity tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams. 

Prior to launching Voicea, Tawakol was the founder and CEO of BlueKai, a data exchange and data management platform company that was acquired by Oracle in 2014. He is currently the VP and GM of the Cisco Contact Center Business Unit. 

This appearance by Omar Tawakol is part of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series. Join us live as we bring founders, investors and industry influencers to center stage and invite them to share what it takes to become a disruptor. Read More. 

   Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 4:30PM-5:20PM | 
NVIDIA Auditorium, Stanford University

Conversations in Global Health featuring Joanne Liu

Joanne Liu has served as International President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from 2013 to 2019. MSF is a leading voice on medical humanitarian crises, providing medical assistance to those in need. Dr. Liu’s role builds on a career of field work with MSF, including over 20 medical missions. She trained at McGill University School of Medicine, and holds a Fellowship in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, as well as a Master’s in Health Leadership. Dr. Liu’s operational work has ranged from introducing comprehensive care for survivors of sexual violence, to developing a telemedicine platform for connecting doctors in rural areas with specialists worldwide. She believes strongly in MSF’s unique ability to operate in the field whilst delivering high-quality, patient-centered care.

Stanford School of Medicine Senior Communications Strategist Paul Costello will interview Dr. Liu about her work. Read More.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 6:00PM-8:00PM |
Li Ka Shing Center, Room 130

Conversation on Compassion with Dr. Scilla Elworthy

Join CCARE founder and director, Dr. James Doty, for a Conversation on Compassion with Dr. Scilla Elworthy, a distinguished activist for peace who has worked on peace-related issues for over 30 years.

Dr. Elworthy turns vision into action: three times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for developing effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers and their critics, with the Oxford Research Group, founded in 1982.

In 2002, Dr. Elworthy founded Peace Direct to fund, promote and learn from local peace-builders in conflict areas. She was adviser to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Sir Richard Branson in setting up The Elders, independent and global leaders working together for peace and human rights. Dr. Elworthy was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003.

Today her full attention is on developing The Business Plan for Peace resulting from her 2017 book The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War. Her TED talk on non violence has been viewed by over 1,400,000 people on TED and YouTube.

Admission is free for this 90-minute event that will include questions from the audience. Read More.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 6:00PM-7:30PM |
Berg Hall in Li Ka Shing Center

Environmental Forum | Natures, Peoples and Justice: Collaborative Land Management and Cultural Burn
With the cultural and political resurgence of Indigenous peoples globally, and global alarm about environmental issues, there has been a burgeoning of contexts for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and institutions to form environmental collaborations. However, these are fundamentally challenged by whether they are meaningful or not for Indigenous people. Many Indigenous scholars have critiqued environmental management collaborations for: compounding unjust power arrangements that deny and displace Indigenous peoples’ territorial and governance authority; and, perpetuating discriminatory epistemological assumptions that dismiss, ridicule and fetishize Indigenous peoples’ knowledge. I present on how these two matters are being grappled with through a government land management and natural hazard initiative to conduct Indigenous peoples’ ‘cultural burns’. This is a very different context to cool burns conducted by Indigenous ranger groups on their land holdings in ‘remote’ areas. Instead, these cultural burns are conducted by Indigenous people working as Parks and Conservation staff on government owned land in none less than the national capital of Australia. This program is changing why land is burned, by whom, how, where and when; but, it is not without its shortcomings. As the collaborative practice finds ways to address fraught and misunderstood matters, new matters become surfaced and outstanding matters become clearer. Significantly, very few of the Indigenous staff are Ngunnawal – the traditional custodians of the Australian Capital Territory – and this has highlighted the commonalities and divergences of differently positioned Indigenous peoples. My results show that both the successes and problematics of the cultural burning program stress the importance of supporting Indigenous peoples’ governance. This is a critical movement away from the ‘traditional ecological knowledge’ focus of many environmental collaborations, and will necessarily involve a greater sharing of power and resources. The findings are of broad relevance for diverse people wishing to better navigate intercultural matters of knowledge and authority in collaborative contexts. This candid illustration is supported by a research partnership with Parks and Conservation that has prioritised co-design and co-authorship with Indigenous peoples, and is part of a larger project across southern Australia. Read More.
Thursday, February 13, 2020  | 3:30PM-5:00PM |
Y2E2 Building, Room 299

"The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World"

Stanford Century on Longevity Distinguished Lecture Series 

Jamil Zaki is a professor of psychology at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab. Using tools from psychology and neuroscience, he and his colleagues examine how empathy works and how people can learn to empathize more effectively. His writing on these topics has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, and the Atlantic. 

In his recent book, The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World, Zaki examines the different facets of empathy, and finds that it can be cultivated in sustainable ways. Read More.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 4:00PM-6:00PM | 
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, 366 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305

Letters to a Young Engineer: Marissa West, Vehicle Chief Engineer (General Motors)

Maegan is an Engineering Manager at Apple for the Marissa West is currently the Chief Engineer of the GMC Sierra Heavy Duty and the Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty Truck programs. As Vehicle Chief Engineer, West is leading the launch of GM’s all new heavy duty pick-up trucks which entails leading a large team of engineers across multiple functions to design, engineer and bring to market an incredibly important product with volumes of almost 300,000 units annually.

Previously she was the Director of the Global Noise & Vibration Center since 2016 and in 2018 the Vehicle Dynamics Center was added to her responsibility. She subsequently led the transformation and merging of the N&V and Dynamics centers into an agile and lean organization before moving into her role as a Chief Engineer.

Marissa began her career in the automotive industry as a college intern in 2001 and joined GM as a full time employee in 2003. Since that time, she has held a variety of positions in product engineering ranging from performance engineer, IRT co-chair in several vehicle assembly plants, hybrid safety systems engineer, chassis systems engineer and engineering manager as well as Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain.

She holds a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. Read More. 

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 4:30PM-5:20PM | 
Mitchell B67, Stanford University


The BEAM Blast: A Humanities & Sciences Careers Newsletter, Winter Week 6
Interested in this week's career events? Follow the BEAM blast to learn more about career coaching, internship opportunities, current events, and much more! 
TechnoServe Labs
NYC Internships

The TechnoServe Labs team is hiring interns to join our New York office in 2020! TechnoServe partners with multinational corporations to improve the livelihoods of thousands of farmers and businesses across their supply chains in emerging markets. Our team works to introduce technological innovation into our model to reduce cost and open up paths to scale solutions across our field offices in Latin America, Africa, and India.  

We're looking for passionate, mission-driven individuals with strong backgrounds in international development to join us in creating innovative business models to bring people out of poverty.

Apply here through our UltiPro system. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

More information about this STS alumni company


Market Research Analyst

Ipsos is one of the world’s largest market research firms and truly an independent voice among the leading research brands. While many know us for our political polling, the vast majority of our business is in other areas – media & advertising, brand marketing, product innovation, and customer engagement. Ipsos is a prodigious generator of information on the behavior and attitudes of consumers, voters, decision-makers, and the general public on all facets of our culture. Ipsos truly understands the “voice of the people” because we listen to it firsthand every day.
Learn more 


AWS Sales Intern

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 165 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. Americas Sales organization is a diverse team that focuses on driving greater AWS adoption and customer value.
We are hiring Sales Interns to help us increase customer adoption of the AWS cloud platform. As a sales intern, you will collaborate with sales teams to help build new business client leads, enter new client data, and assist with opportunity execution and follow up. As part of your internship, you will attend the AWS Sales Internship Bootcamp and immerse yourself in cloud computing, develop business and sales acumen, and learn more about Amazon culture. Post Bootcamp, you will work on your projects, complete the Cloud Practitioner examination, and attend professional development events. Upon completion of the internship program, selected interns will receive a full-time offer to join the AWS Sales Rotational Program starting in 2021. 
  Read more. 
Program Assistant -
Stanford Humanities Circle
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS) is looking to hire Program Assistants for the 2019-2020 Stanford Humanities Circle! Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies advances the education of academically talented, intellectually curious, pre-college students. For this school year, we are specifically looking for undergraduate students that are excited to work with local middle and high school students as they read and discuss important concepts in the humanities, in a structured after-school format, throughout the winter and spring terms. Stanford Humanities Circle meets on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 5pm-9pm on Stanford’s main campus and follows the Stanford academic calendar.
Applications close on March 11th, 2020
Additional job and internship postings can be found at Handshake and
Stanford BEAM

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