Grosz leaving Radcliffe deanship

first_imgGrosz came to Harvard in 1986 as the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2009, she received the Allen Newell Award from the Association for Computing Machinery and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence for “fundamental contributions to research in natural language processing and in multi-agent systems, for her leadership in the field of artificial intelligence, and for her role in the establishment and leadership of interdisciplinary institutions.”Grosz received her undergraduate degree in mathematics from Cornell, and holds a master’s and doctorate in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. Dean Barbara J. Grosz of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announced today (April 14) that she will step down at the end of this academic year. Grosz, who is also Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will spend next year at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University before returning to the Harvard faculty.“After a decade at the institute, as I consider the next decade of my academic career and the challenges that have the potential to offer the greatest reward and make the most significant difference, I want to return to the research and teaching that first brought me to Harvard 25 years ago,” Grosz said in a message sent to the Radcliffe community this morning.“The Radcliffe Institute is close to my heart, and I am deeply grateful for Barbara’s strong leadership,” said President Drew Faust. “Barbara has a talent for nurturing intellectual communities — forging new interdisciplinary collaborations, bringing together scholars from Harvard’s Schools and around the world. Thanks to her wisdom and guidance, Radcliffe plays an important generative role in the intellectual life of the University.”Grosz has served as interim dean, and then dean, of the institute since July 2007. As dean, Grosz designed and developed the Academic Ventures program. Led by six faculty members from several Harvard Schools, Academic Ventures offers collaborative programming designed to engage faculty, students, and the wider community. Its events have included conferences and symposia about gender in the developing world, the emergence of patterns in the natural world, and the history and future of the book. Workshops and seminars at the institute have supported cross-cutting initiatives on an array of issues, including a national digital library, cybersecurity, and global women’s health leadership.As dean, Grosz worked to deepen ties among the Radcliffe Fellowship Program, the Schlesinger Library, and Academic Ventures. Closer relationships have helped to enhance the institute as a setting for boundary-crossing research. “These synergies have made the whole greater than the sum of its parts,” said Grosz.From 2001 to 2007, Grosz served as the institute’s dean of science, and is credited with attracting leading scientists to the Radcliffe Fellowship Program. Grosz also encouraged joint fellowship applications from small groups of scholars, known as research clusters, which have supported interdisciplinary scholarship on issues ranging from biography to bioengineering.As a researcher, Grosz is widely known for her work in artificial intelligence, and was one of the earliest and most influential contributors to the computational modeling of discourse and to collaborative multi-agent systems. This scholarship draws from a variety of fields, including linguistics, psychology, economics, and philosophy.“These are exciting times for a computer scientist,” Grosz said. “Traditional disciplinary boundaries are breaking down, and the broad intellectual experience that I have enjoyed during my decade at Radcliffe will inform my work for years to come.” Faust plans to move quickly to appoint an interim dean to begin service on July 1.last_img read more

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COVID-19: Nearly 78,000 police to guard transition to Indonesia’s ‘new normal’

first_imgThe National Police have deployed 77,897 officers across the nation to guard the transition to the government’s so-called new normal phase, during which all citizens are required to abide by the COVID-19 health protocols to prevent wider spread of the disease.Police officers have been deployed to areas across all four levels of the government’s zoning system based on local infection rates, from the zero-risk green zones to the high-risk red zones, said National Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Awi Setiyono.“We have deployed 7,550 personnel to green zones, 8,981 personnel to yellow zones, 35,830 personnel to orange zones and 25,536 personnel to red zones,” he said on Tuesday, as quoted by tempo.co.According to the COVID-19 national task force’s June 21 data, the country currently has 57 areas categorized as red zones. Among these, East Java – the new epicenter of the national outbreak since June 26 – has the highest number of local red zones, comprising 13 cities and regencies.Meanwhile, 157 cities and regencies are now categorized as orange zones with moderate risk of COVID-19 transmission, and 188 regions are yellow zones with low transmission risk.Read also: Major regions still classified as red zones despite claims of improvementThe remaining 112 areas are green zones that have been declared either free of the virus or have not recorded any new cases in the past four weeks, with a 100 percent recovery rate.The nationwide deployment follows National Police chief Gen. Idham Azis’ decision last week to revoke the edict banning mass gatherings issued on March 19. Although the ban has been lifted, the National Police said that it would continue in an assisting capacity to ensure public discipline and compliance with the COVID-19 protocols during the new normal phase.“We will continue to support multisectoral cooperation in controlling the pandemic and disseminating [the health protocols] to the public,” Awi said.President Joko Widodo earlier stressed the role of the National Police and the Indonesian Military in guarding crowded places in preparation for the new normal “to make sure [that] society continues to abide by the health protocols”.According to published government data, Indonesia has 55,092 confirmed cases to date, with 2,805 deaths and 23,800 recovered cases. (trn)Topics :last_img read more

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Charlie Nicholas names three Arsenal players set to leave and makes Manchester City prediction

first_imgMikel Arteta faces his former club when Arsenal travel to Man City on Wednesday (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas has named three players set to leave Arsenal and revealed his prediction for the club’s Premier League clash against Manchester City.The 2019-20 Premier League campaign will resume on Wednesday evening with Arsenal facing defending champions City and Aston Villa taking on Sheffield United.Nicholas says it is virtually impossible to be ‘enthusiastic’ about Arsenal’s prospects going into the match and reckons Mikel Arteta will suffer defeat on his first return to the Etihad since leaving his job as Pep Guardiola’s assistant.‘City will have a lot of the ball – I think Arsenal will sit and play one up front,’ Nicholas told Sky Sports. ‘As much as Arteta loves playing a 4-3-3, he will have to protect the weakness at the back.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘The areas where Pep’s side will be overpowering will be in midfield and the wide areas. Whether Leroy Sane stays next year or not we do not know, but he will busting to get a start and get back playing.‘You then have the likes of Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus – the choices are remarkable.‘If Arsenal were to go with an attacking line-up, if it was a front three, it would become an isolated Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Eddie Nketiah. They will not get the service or chances. Arteta spent a number of years as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City assistant (Picture: Getty)‘Sterling went through a poor spell before the break and drifted off, so he will be keen to get back into it. The standards he set meant he was not as good as what he has been.‘There is too much pace, movement, control in City’s play, and in reality, Pep will have them fresh again. One thing we can expect is Kevin De Bruyne to be his same old brilliant self.‘Man City have won one trophy, they have FA Cup to go for and the potential of the Champions League, so they have to be ready for that. City will get back in the groove, keep the ball and carve teams open.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think Arsenal will have a half-decent run-in but this will be too much for them. City will take care of business. Man City 3-1 Arsenal.’Nicholas also revealed he believes at least three Arsenal players are on their way out of the club.Arteta is sweating over the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka but Nicholas believes three other players are set to leave. Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas (Picture: Getty)‘The break probably came at a decent time for Arsenal. They were improving under Mikel Arteta,’ Nicholas added.‘Has he brought himself time like people have been saying? I don’t think so. All he has done has worked on a strategy a bit more.‘The reality stares you straight in the face – Arsenal are ninth with 40 points. I look at the table and Arsenal have 13 draws in 28 games, yet they have only lost six all season.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I would like to be more enthusiastic, but I can’t.‘You can work with Sokratis Papastathopoulos, David Luiz, and Shkodran Mustafi and get them to improve, but they will not improve by much.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Luiz will move on next season and Arteta will know that Sokratis and Mustafi are all seemingly pitching to be sold.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Chris Sutton hits out at Arsenal over Aubameyang’s contract situationMORE: Why Mikel Arteta was unhappy after Arsenal’s friendly defeat to Brentford Comment Advertisementcenter_img Charlie Nicholas names three Arsenal players set to leave and makes Manchester City prediction Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 17 Jun 2020 9:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link126Shareslast_img read more

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Badgers welcome in new foe for Big Ten home opener

first_imgAfter a rough weekend in Washington D.C., the Wisconsin men’s soccer team will have a chance to start out the conference season on the right foot Friday.Following a pair of losses against George Mason and Georgetown, the Badgers begin their Big Ten slate with a nationally televised Big Ten home opener against one of the conference’s newest members, Rutgers.While UW (1-3-0) had their struggles as a team over the weekend, there were some bright spots. One of those was freshman forward Mark Segbers, who already scored his third goal of the season, coming against George Mason last Friday.Despite Segbers being a true freshman, he has wasted no time gelling with the team and becoming a focal point of the Badgers’ offensive attack. He will play a big role in the team’s rebound from their 1-3 start to the season, starting with Rutgers on Friday.“[Segbers] is special,” Wisconsin head coach John Trask said. “He’s got great physical abilities and has also shown to be very good in front of the goal. He doesn’t just have three goals, but he also created a penalty kick against Georgetown. Mark is an exceptional talent and we are still fitting him into where we will play him within the team, but he’s going to have one heck of a career here.”Through the first four matches of the season, Segbers leads the team in goals (3) and shots on goal (5), despite only starting one game.On the other side of the field, the Scarlet Knights (2-2-0) happen to have a fantastic freshman of their own. Freshman forward Jason Wright, who has played for various Jamaican national teams, has been off to a hot start that rivals the performance of Segbers. Through the team’s first four games, Wright has been responsible for all four of the team’s goals, scoring three of them and assisting on the other.Trask and the rest of the Badgers understand how gifted the young Rutgers’ Jamaican is, but they’re also up for the challenge.“We’ve been just starting to watch some tape on [Wright] and he is obviously very gifted,” Trask said. “When you score four goals for the U-17 and U-20 Jamaican national team, you’ve got gifts. I’m sure he is going to be a handful, but I know our defenders are looking forward to playing against the best. We always do. It should be a great matchup.”This will be the first Big Ten match for Rutgers after switching over from the Big East this summer. Rutgers, who is on a two-game losing skid of their own, is as unfamiliar an opponent as ever for this Wisconsin team. In fact, junior midfielder Drew Conner had not even seen them play until this week.Nevertheless, this Badger team, most notably the backline led by senior defender David Caban, will be ready for whatever Rutgers brings offensively.“Offensively, they’re pretty dynamic,” Caban said. “It’s going to be their first Big Ten game as a school overall, so that’ll be pretty tough. We have to come out organized, as they are definitely going to come out excited. Everyone wants to win their first Big Ten game because you always want to start off on the front foot, rather than chasing.”Despite the team’s confidence going into Friday’s match, UW does have some question marks of their own to deal with before they take the pitch against the Scarlet Knights.At halftime of Sunday’s match against national powerhouse Georgetown, Trask and his staff made the executive decision to switch out starting freshmen goalkeeper Adrian Remeniuk with redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Casey Beyers after Remeniuk gave up three first half goals. Beyers only gave up a single goal to the Hoyas in the second half of the match.As of now, Trask and his staff have not made a decision as to who will start Friday’s match, despite the fact that Remeniuk has started each of Wisconsin’s first four regular season games this year. Trask said they will take the week’s remaining few practices to evaluate and it will ultimately be a “game day decision.”Despite the unknown of who will be in goal come Friday, Caban doesn’t believe it will matter in the end. He and the other members of the backline will be comfortable no matter who is in front of the net.“I don’t think the transition [between goalkeepers] is that difficult because the goalies are trained very well by coach Ian [Sarachan] so it’s all pretty consistent,” Caban said. “Obviously each goalie has their own way of doing things; they communicate differently, they play balls differently. But all in all, we are pretty well-adjusted to our keepers so it really isn’t that difficult to adjust to.”With Friday’s game scheduled to be shown on the Big Ten Network, playing on the national stage can add loads of pressure to a team, especially a young group like Wisconsin’s.Drew Conner, who is also one of the team’s three captains, will make sure that he and the young guys on the team will be focused to play how they always do once they’re under the lights. He doesn’t believe the team will have a problem treating it like any other game.“I’ve played in four or five Big Ten Network games now, so it gets to the point where you kind of forget that the cameras are on and you just play your game,” Conner said. “If you focus too much on that, you either start trying to do too much or try and hide. I’m going to give some of the younger guys advice to just stay cool, forget about the cameras, and just focus on playing good defense and doing what comes natural offensively.”The Badgers will take on the Scarlet Knights at McClimon Soccer Complex Friday at 7 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.last_img read more

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Naman Tanwar, Neeraj Swami start on winning note

first_img COMMENT Written By First Published: 5th October, 2019 22:21 IST LIVE TV Press Trust Of India FOLLOW UScenter_img Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Naman Tanwar was among the prominent names who made a winning start on the second day of 4th Elite National Boxing Championships here on Saturday.Last year’s bronze medal winner Naman (91kg), representing Railways, showed superb form and fitness to notch up a 5-0 win against Ashish Bhandor of Himachal Pradesh.Ashish was no match for his opponent as Naman landed a flurry of accurate punches to silence the local boxer.President’s Cup gold medallist Neeraj Swami (49 kg) also began his campaign in a dominant fashion against Meghalaya’s Phiban Sohtun. The diminutive boxer from Delhi attacked from the beginning and landed some mighty blows on his opponent’s face which forced the referee to stop the contest in the first round.India Open silver medallist Sumit Sangwan (91 kg), making a comeback, won his bout against Gujarat’s Rizwan Ahmed comfortably as the bout had to be stopped in the first round itself.Chandigarh’s Vipin Kumar (49kg) and Punjab’s Shiv Kant were involved in a highly entertaining bout as both the boxers traded punches and displayed great attacking prowess. But Vipin got the nod of the judges at the end with a 3-2 verdict.Assam’s Irfan Khan blanked Kerala’s Athul Raj 5-0 in the light flyweight category.After playing cautiously in the first round, Irfan showed quick movement and footwork to control the bout in the last two rounds.The pugilists will compete in all the ten weight categories — 49kg, 52kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63kg, 69kg, 75 kg, 81kg, 91kg and +91kg — as teams from Ladakh and Andaman and Nicobar are participating for the first time. WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 5th October, 2019 22:21 IST Naman Tanwar, Neeraj Swami Start On Winning Note Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Naman Tanwar was among the prominent names who made a winning start on the second day of 4th Elite National Boxing Championslast_img read more

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