The revolutionary impact and emerging challenges of generative AI in STEM research and education

America/New_York
Harvard Science Center/MIT 10-250 (Harvard (Thur)/MIT (Fri))

Harvard Science Center/MIT 10-250

Harvard (Thur)/MIT (Fri)

Kevin Burdge (MIT), Logan McCarty (Harvard), Lina Necib (MIT), Christoph Paus (MIT), Phiala Shanahan (MIT), Christopher Stubbs (Harvard), Mark Vogelsberger (MIT), Mike Williams (MIT)
Description

Join us for an insightful two-day symposium where we delve into the transformative role of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in the realms of academic research and education. This event, co-hosted by two of the world's leading academic institutions - MIT and Harvard, offers a platform for scholars, educators, and AI experts to examine the profound effects and the complex challenges brought forth by generative AI technologies.

Key Highlights:

  • Innovative Applications: Discover how generative AI is revolutionizing traditional methodologies in academic research, fostering novel approaches, and enabling groundbreaking discoveries.

  • Educational Transformation: Explore the significant ways in which AI tools are reshaping the educational landscape, from personalized learning experiences to automated content generation.

  • Ethical and Societal Implications: Engage in critical discussions on the ethical considerations and societal impacts of integrating AI into academia. What are the potential benefits and risks? How can we navigate the moral complexities?

  • Future Prospects and Challenges: Look ahead to the future of generative AI in academia. What challenges do we anticipate, and how can the academic community prepare for them?

  • Interactive Panels and Workshops: Participate in dynamic panel discussions with leading AI and academic figures, and attend workshops designed to provide hands-on experience with the latest AI tools and technologies.

This symposium is not only an opportunity to learn about the cutting-edge advancements in AI but also a chance to actively contribute to shaping the future role of AI in academia. Whether you're an academic, a researcher, an educator, or simply an AI enthusiast, this event promises to be a thought-provoking exploration of one of the most significant technological developments of our time.

Join us in sparking a dialogue that bridges technology and academia, and in envisioning a future where AI and education evolve hand in hand.

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The revolutionary impact and emerging challenges of generative AI in academic research and education
Participants
  • A. Delphine Tripp
  • Aaminah Shams
  • Aaron Ellison
  • Aaron Pilarcik
  • Aasmund Folkestad
  • Abdus Samad
  • Adam Beaver
  • Adam Cohen
  • Adam Hesterberg
  • Aditya Venkatramani
  • Akila Jeeson Daniel
  • Alen Juginovic
  • Alex Cui
  • Alex Griswold
  • Alex Malz
  • Alex Shvonski
  • Alexander Gagliano
  • Alexandros Haridis
  • Allan Qiu
  • Allison Pingree
  • Ana Bell
  • Analia Barrantes
  • Anas Chalah
  • Anderson Chaves
  • Andre Ng
  • Andrea Mlinar
  • Andrew Hong
  • Andrew Juraschek
  • Andrés Plazas Malagón
  • Angie Maher
  • Aniruddha Chattaraj
  • Anjani Datla
  • Ann Lewis
  • Ann Pearson
  • Anne Manning
  • Annika Braun
  • Anza Mitchell
  • Ariel Barr
  • Arshia Mostoufi
  • Arthur McClelland
  • Artur Lyssenko
  • Ashley Villar
  • Avi Shporer
  • Aziza Suleymanzade
  • Barbara Knauff
  • Batyr Ilyas
  • Beatrice Steinert
  • Beatriz Perret
  • Bena Fazlioglu-Yalcin
  • Benedetto Buratti
  • Benjamin Lehmann
  • Bilimbek Baktybek uulu
  • Blaise Delaney
  • Brandon Bentley
  • Brendan Kelly
  • Brian Leach
  • Britney Feng
  • Brooke Pulitzer
  • Brooke Travis
  • Bulent Kiziltan
  • Calvin Hu
  • Cameron Owen
  • Cassie McGrath
  • Catherine Dulac
  • Cathy Chute
  • Charalampos Tsourakakis
  • Charles Fadel
  • Chiara Toldo
  • Chloe Anderson
  • Chris Magnano
  • Christine D'Auria
  • Christoph Paus
  • Christopher Holden-Wingate
  • Christopher Robert
  • Christopher Stubbs
  • Christos Panagiotou
  • Clare Ploucha
  • Cole Crawford
  • Collin Cherubim
  • Cosmos Wang
  • Cumrun Vafa
  • Cynthia Liu
  • Daishi Kiyohara
  • Daisuke Hatori
  • Daman Dhunna
  • Damion Mannings
  • Damion Mannings
  • Dan Freed
  • Daniel Asay
  • Daniel Chamberlain
  • Daniel Crocker
  • Daniel Gonzalez Bohorquez
  • Daniel Hartl
  • Daniel Larson
  • Danielle Frostig
  • Danielle Hunt
  • Darius Mardaru
  • Darshan Suryavanshi Magar
  • Dave Pritchard
  • Dave Song
  • David Alvarez-Melis
  • David Heitmeyer
  • Deep Chatterjee
  • Deepto Chakrabarty
  • Demba Ba
  • Diana Gjino
  • Diana Philpott
  • Diana Sharpe
  • Diandian Wang
  • Dianzhuo Wang
  • Diego Perez
  • Dina Soltani Tehrani
  • Dominika Durovcikova
  • DRSHEILAMICHELLE WICKS
  • Duygu Payzin Dogru
  • Edgar Dobriban
  • Ekaterina Osipova
  • Elaine Buckberg
  • Eleonora Polini
  • Elsa Lin
  • Emily Bottis
  • Emily Coolidge Toker
  • Emily Reynolds
  • Emma Chickles
  • Erik Katsavounidis
  • Erin Collins
  • Erin DeSilva
  • Eske Pedersen
  • Ethan Kyzivat
  • Eva Politou
  • FABRIZIO FRONTINI
  • Fang Fang
  • Fanhui Xu
  • Farhan Abrar
  • Faycal Lamraoui
  • Gabriel Lovinger
  • Gerhard Sonnert
  • Gracia Kassis
  • Greg Kestin
  • Greg Leppert
  • Gregg Tucci
  • Gregory Bruich
  • Guillermo Delso
  • Haihui Joy Jiang
  • Hanqing Liu
  • Hanspeter Pfister
  • Heather Mattie
  • Heidi Vollmer-Snarr
  • Henry Leitner
  • Hidenori Tanaka
  • Hongkun Park
  • Humbi Song
  • Hyerin Cho
  • IbrahimA Abdelwahab
  • Ilaria Caiazzo
  • Iman Ghamarian
  • Imane Wifak
  • Ioana Zelko
  • Isaac Adatto
  • Isaac Silvera
  • Isabella Schmitz
  • Isaura Gallegos
  • Ismael E. Carreras
  • Itzel Sanchez
  • Jack Cohen
  • Jack Maier
  • Jack Sheehan
  • Jade Li
  • Jalina Graham
  • James McGreivy
  • James Propp
  • Janet Chen
  • Jason Dou
  • Jason Tresback
  • Jason Wells
  • Jeffery Nelson
  • Jennifer Flygare
  • Jesse Thaler
  • Jessica Fry
  • Jiangdong Deng
  • Jill Juneau
  • Jinen Guo
  • Jinyeop Song
  • Joae Munoz
  • Joanne Clark-Matott
  • John Doyle
  • John Lian
  • John Maier
  • john richardson
  • Joleen Liang
  • Jonah Peter
  • Jonathan Lu
  • Joscha Meiers
  • Josh Weiss
  • Joshua Ramette
  • Joshua Widdicombe
  • Josue Godeme
  • Joycelyn Johnson
  • JQ Chooi
  • Juliana Garcia-Mejia
  • Julien Tailleur
  • Julius Heitkoetter
  • Junyu Yang
  • Jyoti Mago
  • Kaley Brauer
  • Kanchi Gandhi
  • Karen Blackmon
  • Katherine Senko
  • katia bertoldi
  • Kelly Miller
  • Kevin Burdge
  • Kevin Diggins
  • Khaled Abdelazim
  • Kibum Park
  • kiran mhatre
  • Kiranjyot Gill
  • Kirsten Peterson
  • Kitty Ascrizzi
  • kris Snibbe
  • Kristen E Elwell
  • Kristin Pennarun
  • Kristina Belanger
  • Kristina Penikis
  • Kwondo Kim
  • Lance Brisbois
  • Lauren Essler
  • Lauren Sullivan
  • Laurence Daheron
  • Leannah Newman
  • Lei Ma
  • Len Wisniewski
  • Lene Hau
  • Lenny Wisniewski
  • Leroy Lafleur
  • Leslie Valiant
  • Lina Necib
  • Linsey Moyer
  • Lisa Barsotti
  • Lisa Bosman
  • Litong Jiang
  • Lluis Salo-Salgado
  • Logan McCarty
  • Loyd Waites
  • Lu Wang
  • Luca Lavezzo
  • Ludovico Mori
  • Luis De León
  • M M Zimran Khan
  • Madeleine Woods
  • Malika Boudries
  • Malina Desai
  • Manasvita Joshi
  • Mandira Katuwal
  • Maria J Rodriguez
  • Maria Jose Brito Paez
  • Mark Bautz
  • Mark Vogelsberger
  • Martin Bechthold
  • Martin Samuels
  • Mason Ng
  • Massimo Gulisano
  • Matthew Meselson
  • Matthew Peters
  • Mauro Morabito
  • Megan Hoang
  • Mehran Kardar
  • Melanie Matchett Wood
  • Melissa Tarr
  • Michael Reekie
  • Michal Holland
  • Michele Markstein
  • Michelle Wong
  • Mingzhen Yu
  • Minsu Kim
  • Mitch Davis
  • Mohamed Abdelhafez
  • Mohammad Souri
  • Myer Nore
  • Nashaley Adorno de León
  • Nathan Felt
  • Nergis Mavalvala
  • Nicholas Colella
  • Nicholas Halmagyi
  • Nick Wilson
  • Nikhil Mukund
  • Nina Zipser
  • Nishant Sule
  • Noah Rodman
  • Ofrit Liviatan
  • Ognenka Avramovska
  • Orisvaldo Salviano Neto
  • Oscar Varela
  • Paola Cappellaro
  • Paola Rebusco
  • Partha Das
  • Patrice Prusko
  • Patricia Tissera
  • Paul Morris
  • Paula Pelayo
  • Peter Dourmashkin
  • Peter Fisher
  • Peter Ford
  • Peter Fritschel
  • Peter Huybers
  • Peter Lunts
  • Petra Vojackova
  • Phiala Shanahan
  • Philip Harris
  • Philip Wood
  • Pietro Lugato
  • PJ Van Camp
  • Pragya Arora
  • Pu Zheng
  • Qi Tan
  • Qianzhen Fu
  • Raagya Arora
  • Rachel Carmody
  • Raminder Singh
  • Rebecca Stillo
  • Reginaldo Binalla
  • Rex Handford
  • Robert Redwine
  • Robin Gottlieb
  • Roderic Guigo Corominas
  • Rohan Naidu
  • Rongxin Liu
  • Rongxiu Wu
  • Saad Hannan
  • Saeed Hassanpour
  • Salimah Samji
  • Salma Abu Ayyash
  • Samuel Kou
  • SANAA JEHI
  • Sandi Miller
  • SARA FRONTINI
  • Sarah Newman
  • Sayantan Mondal
  • Scott Edwards
  • Sean Benevedes
  • Sean Robinson
  • Serdar Kocaman
  • Seung Hwan Lee
  • Shams El-Adawy
  • Shao-Liang Zheng
  • Sheryl Barnes
  • Shiang Fang
  • Shiven Jain
  • Shriya Srinivasan
  • Shubham Choudhary
  • Shuzhe Guan
  • Siddharth Jayakumar
  • Simon Merminod
  • Sirinya Matchacheep
  • Sonia Paban
  • Sophie Shevick
  • Soraiya Lalani
  • Soroush Vosoughi
  • Sourav Chowdhury
  • Stefan Ostermann
  • Stefano Iacus
  • Stephanie Gil
  • Steven Blair
  • Susan Gomes
  • Susana Orrego-Villegas
  • Susannah Su
  • Tajay Bongsa
  • Tamara Brenner
  • Tamara Goldberger
  • Tanya Flint
  • Ted Miller
  • Thomas Christensen
  • Thomas Hartke
  • Thomas Steingasser
  • Thomas Thesen
  • Tianle Liu
  • Tianli Wang
  • Tim Cavanaugh
  • Tim Cunningham
  • Tim Sackton
  • Tina Helt
  • Tina Wei
  • Tingran Wang
  • Tingting Reid
  • tom hayes
  • Tony Sindelar
  • Topaz Hal
  • Ugne Klibaite
  • Ujjwal Kumar
  • Valerie Beilenson
  • Victoria DiTomasso
  • Victoria Li
  • Walter Shen
  • Wei-Ping Chan
  • William Brletta
  • William Wilson
  • Wissam Alghabra
  • Wouter Van De Pontseele
  • Wyatt Hurt
  • Xiang Meng
  • Xiaoli Meng
  • Xingjie Pan
  • Xiyu Yang
  • Xuechun Wang
  • Xuejian Shen
  • Yanfei Li
  • Yasuko Isoe
  • Yiming Wang
  • Yoshi Eschen
  • Yu Cheng
  • Yuchao Chen
  • Yuttapong Thawornwattana
  • Yuxiang Wu
  • Zahra Farazpay
  • Zeyuan Hu
  • Zhanshan (Sam) Ma
  • Zhaoyi Li
  • Zhengzheng Liang
  • Zhilei Xu
  • Zhilei Xu
  • Zhiming Kuang
  • Ziming Liu
  • Thursday, January 18
    • 9:00 AM 9:10 AM
      Introduction and Welcome 10m Science Center B (Harvard)

      Science Center B

      Harvard

      1 Oxford St, Cambridge
      Speakers: Kevin Burdge (MIT), Dr Logan McCarty (Harvard University)
    • 9:10 AM 10:00 AM
      Keynote: Generative AI in Education: Experiences and lessons learned 50m Science Center B (Harvard)

      Science Center B

      Harvard

      1 Oxford St. Cambridge
      Speaker: Prof. Kavita Bala (Cornell)
    • 10:00 AM 10:15 AM
      Undermind: Introducing Deep Scientific Search on ArXiv 15m Science Center B (Harvard)

      Science Center B

      Harvard

      1 Oxford St., Cambridge
      Speaker: Joshua Ramette (MIT)
    • 10:15 AM 10:30 AM
      Leveraging Generative AI for Efficient Literature Review and Synthesis 15m Science Center B (Harvard)

      Science Center B

      Harvard

      1 Oxford St., Cambridge
      Speaker: Dr Ethan Kyzivat (Harvard)
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee break 30m Science Center Arcade (Harvard)

      Science Center Arcade

      Harvard

      1 Oxford St., Cambridge
    • 11:00 AM 11:15 AM
      Toward Physics of Intelligence: Can Generative AI Imagine? 15m Science Center B (Harvard)

      Science Center B

      Harvard

      1 Oxford St., Cambridge
      Speaker: Dr Hidenori Tanaka (Harvard)
    • 11:15 AM 11:30 AM
      Enhancing Academic Research with Locally-Run LLMs: Retrieval-Augmented Generation using Sparse Mixture of Experts 15m Science Center B (Harvard)

      Science Center B

      Harvard

      1 Oxford St., Cambridge
      Speaker: Dr Nikhil Mukund (MIT)
    • 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
      Panel Discussion 30m Science Center B (Harvard)

      Science Center B

      Harvard

      1 Oxford St., Cambridge
      Speakers: Prof. Kavita Bala (Cornell), Joshua Rammette (MIT), Dr Ethan Kyzivat (Harvard), Dr Hidenori Tanaka (Harvard), Dr Nikhil Mukund (MIT)
    • 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch 1h 30m Lunch on your own (Harvard Square area)

      Lunch on your own

      Harvard Square area

    • 1:30 PM 1:45 PM
      What should today's undergraduates know about Generative AI? 15m Science Center B (Harvard)

      Science Center B

      Harvard

      1 Oxford St., Cambridge
      Speaker: Dr Logan McCarty (Harvard University)
    • 1:45 PM 2:15 PM
      Afternoon keynote: Automated Question Modification to Challenge AI Models 30m Science Center B (Harvard)

      Science Center B

      Harvard

      1 Oxford St., Cambridge
      Speaker: Prof. Soroush Vosoughi (Dartmouth)
    • 2:15 PM 2:30 PM
      AI and the Future of STEM Education 15m Science Center B (Harvard)

      Science Center B

      Harvard

      1 Oxford St., Cambridge
      Speaker: Jack Maier (MIT)
    • 2:30 PM 3:00 PM
      Afternoon coffee break 30m Science Center Arcade (Harvard)

      Science Center Arcade

      Harvard

      1 Oxford St., Cambridge
    • 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Comparing AI-Supported Instruction vs. Active Learning in Introductory Physics 30m Science Center B (Harvard)

      Science Center B

      Harvard

      1 Oxford St., Cambridge
      Speakers: Dr Greg Kestin (Harvard), Dr Kelly Miller (Harvard)
    • 3:30 PM 3:45 PM
      AI & Mathematics: Exploring AI as a Culturally Relevant Intervention for Attaining Numeracy in Low-Income, K-12 Pedagogical Contexts 15m Science Center B (Harvard)

      Science Center B

      Harvard

      1 Oxford St., Cambridge
      Speaker: Damion Mannings (Harvard)
    • 3:45 PM 4:00 PM
      AI-Enhanced Pedagogy in CS50: From Personalized Tutoring to Holistic Support 15m Science Center B (Harvard)

      Science Center B

      Harvard

      1 Oxford St., Cambridge
      Speaker: Rongxin Liu
    • 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
      Day 1 panel and open discussion 1h Science Center B (Harvard)

      Science Center B

      Harvard

      1 Oxford St., Cambridge
      Speakers: Prof. Kavita Bala (Cornell), Damion Mannings (Harvard), Dr Greg Kestin (Harvard), Rongxin Liu, Jack Maier (MIT), Dr Kelly Miller (Harvard), Prof. Soroush Vosoughi (Dartmouth)
  • Friday, January 19
    • 9:00 AM 9:05 AM
      Introduction and welcome for day 2 5m Room 10-250 (MIT)

      Room 10-250

      MIT

      77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
      Speaker: Kevin Burdge (MIT)
    • 9:05 AM 9:45 AM
      Keynote: Generative AI: What's it good for, and what's it good at? 40m Room 10-250 (MIT)

      Room 10-250

      MIT

      77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
      Speaker: Prof. Christopher Stubbs (Harvard)
    • 9:45 AM 10:00 AM
      A2rchi: An open-source, end-to-end AI framework for research and education 15m Room 10-250 (MIT)

      Room 10-250

      MIT

      77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
      Speaker: Julius Heitkoetter (MIT)
    • 10:00 AM 10:15 AM
      GenPhys and Beyond: Unveiling the Synergy of Physics and Diffusion Models in Generative Processes. 15m Room 10-250 (MIT)

      Room 10-250

      MIT

      77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
      Speaker: Ziming Liu (MIT)
    • 10:15 AM 10:30 AM
      Supernova Science in the AI Era: Pioneering Real-Time Analysis with Large Language Models 15m Room 10-250 (MIT)

      Room 10-250

      MIT

      77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
      Speaker: Dr Alexander Gagliano (MIT)
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee break 30m Lobby 13 (MIT)

      Lobby 13

      MIT

      77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
    • 11:00 AM 11:15 AM
      Revolutionizing Personalized Learning: Introducing Squirrel Ai's Large Adaptive Model (LAM) 15m Room 10-250 (MIT)

      Room 10-250

      MIT

      77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
      Speaker: Joleen Liang (Squirrel Ai Learning & Technology)
    • 11:15 AM 11:30 AM
      Facial Recognition, Black Women, and Cops: An Urgent Need for an Ethical Framework to Prevent Algorithmic Bias 15m Harvard Science Center/MIT 10-250

      Harvard Science Center/MIT 10-250

      Harvard (Thur)/MIT (Fri)

      Speaker: Damion Mannings (Harvard)
    • 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
      Morning panel+discussion 30m Room 10-250 (MIT)

      Room 10-250

      MIT

      77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
      Speakers: Prof. Christopher Stubbs (Harvard), Dr Alexander Gagliano (MIT), Damion Mannings (Harvard), Julius Heitkoetter (MIT), Kevin Burdge (MIT), Ziming Liu (MIT)
    • 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch 1h 30m Lunch on your own (MIT area)

      Lunch on your own

      MIT area

    • 1:30 PM 2:00 PM
      Afternoon keynote 30m Room 10-250 (MIT)

      Room 10-250

      MIT

      77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
      Speaker: Prof. Christopher Capozzola (MIT)
    • 2:00 PM 2:15 PM
      Shaping the Future of High-Energy Physics: The Role of Foundation Models in Higgs Boson Identification and Anomaly Detection 15m Room 10-250 (MIT)

      Room 10-250

      MIT

      77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
      Speaker: Prof. Philip Harris (MIT)
    • 2:15 PM 2:30 PM
      Heterogeneity research can be critical for bridging the gap between AI innovations and biomedicine 15m Room 10-250 (MIT)

      Room 10-250

      MIT

      77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
      Speaker: Dr Zhanshan Ma (Harvard)
    • 2:30 PM 3:00 PM
      Afternoon coffee break 30m Lobby 13 (MIT)

      Lobby 13

      MIT

      77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
    • 3:00 PM 3:15 PM
      The AI Patient Actor: Technology-Supported Clinical Skill Development in Medical Training 15m Room 10-250 (MIT)

      Room 10-250

      MIT

      77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
      Speaker: Prof. Thomas Thesen (Dartmouth)
    • 3:15 PM 3:30 PM
      LLMs in astrophysics graduate student research 15m Room 10-250 (MIT)

      Room 10-250

      MIT

      77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
      Speaker: Emma Chickles (MIT)
    • 3:30 PM 3:45 PM
      Integrating generative AI as a tool in large enrollment physics courses 15m Harvard Science Center/MIT 10-250

      Harvard Science Center/MIT 10-250

      Harvard (Thur)/MIT (Fri)

      Speaker: Dr Mohamed Abdelhafez (MIT)
    • 3:45 PM 4:45 PM
      End of workshop panel+discussion 1h Room 10-250 (MIT)

      Room 10-250

      MIT

      77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
      Speakers: Prof. Christopher Stubbs (Harvard), Prof. Christopher Capozzola (MIT), Emma Chickles (MIT), Thomas Thesen (Dartmouth), Mohamed Abdelhafez (MIT), Zhanshan (Sam) Ma, Prof. Philip Harris (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    • 4:45 PM 5:00 PM
      Closing remarks 15m Room 10-250 (MIT)

      Room 10-250

      MIT

      77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
      Speaker: Kevin Burdge (MIT)