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The Reset Button: The Great Fantasy of Academia

Brian Harrington

About This Project

Brian Harrington discusses what is the real value and what lasts beyond the reset button that we experience between university and the “real world”. Brian challenges the education system to create a better evaluation system that assess all around performance post-graduation.

Brian Harrington is a lecturer in the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at UTSC. After completing his BSc in Computer Science (co-op) at UTSC, he went on to earn his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Oxford University in the UK. He then spent several years as a lecturer in the research faculty at Oxford, before a brief stint as a researcher at the University of Wisconsin led him back to his Alma Mater where he has been lecturing since 2012. His research focuses primarily on the interaction between natural language processing and Artificial Intelligence.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Date

21 January 2015

Category
2015, Education