Kyunghyun Cho Talks Image Caption Generation

Kyunghyun Cho is an Assistant Professor at NYU’s Center for Data Science, and conducts research in the field of natural language processing.  His recent paper, “Show, Attend and Tell: Neural Image Caption Generation with Visual Attention” proposes to use an attention-based model for image description. Can you give us a bit of background on why you … Continue reading Kyunghyun Cho Talks Image Caption Generation

Facebook comes to CDS

As part of the Center for Data Science’s mission to link students with tech industry leaders, we hold weekly lunch information sessions with representatives from companies employing data scientists in innovative ways.  A few weeks ago, we invited Lars Backstrom, Facebook’s Director of Engineering, to come and chat with our students about his work and … Continue reading Facebook comes to CDS

Making AI More Human

The fear of technological advancement has been one of the few constants throughout history, and as Artificial Intelligence becomes an increasing part of how we collect data, many are beginning to wonder how the proliferation of AI will affect our privacy, our workforce, and our day-to-day lives.  Artificial Intelligence is broadly defined as the ability … Continue reading Making AI More Human

Roundtable 3 Recap

One of the most compelling reasons to enter into a Master of Data Science program is the breadth of networking opportunities that help students begin their professional or academic careers after graduation.  Here at the Center for Data Science, we continually cultivate professional relationships with human resource representatives from companies looking to hire the next … Continue reading Roundtable 3 Recap

CDS Faculty Interview: Arthur Spirling

Communications between embassies, government entities, and diplomats take the form of classified diplomatic cables.  In 2010, over 150,000 of these cables were released by Wikileaks, a nonprofit organization that publishes classified government documents.  The effect of the leak was twofold; not only did previously secret information become readily available, but now, the general population could … Continue reading CDS Faculty Interview: Arthur Spirling