Teaching & Learning Colloquium


About Vivienne Ming, Ph.D.

Named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine, Vivienne Ming earned her doctorate at Carnegie Mellon University and is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur. She co­founded Socos, where machine learning and cognitive neuroscience combine to maximize students' life outcomes. Vivienne is a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, where she pursues her research in neuroprosthetics. In her free time, Vivienne has developed a predictive model of diabetes to better manage the glucose levels of her diabetic son and systems to predict manic episodes in bipolar sufferers.  She sits on the boards of StartOut, The Palm Center, Emozia, and the Bay Area Rainbow Daycamp, and is an advisor to Credit Suisse, Cornerstone Capital, and BayesImpact. Dr. Ming also speaks frequently on issues of LGBT inclusion and gender in technology. Vivienne lives in Berkeley, CA, with her wife (and co­founder) and their two children.

Registration Fees:

SBU Faculty & Staff $25
Graduate Students, TAs & Postdocs FREE
General Admission $50

Program Agenda

(Subject to Change, Last Updated 3/28/2016)
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8:30-9:30am Registration & Breakfast SAC Lobby and Ballroom A
9:30-9:45am Welcome - Dr. Melissa Woo
Stony Brook University VP for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
SAC Ballroom A
9:45-10:30am Keynote - Dr. Vivienne Ming SAC Ballroom A
10:45-11:30am Technology Leadership Panel
Dr. Vivienne Ming
Dr. Melissa Woo
Dr. Lori Scarlatos
Dr. Wendy Tang
SAC Ballroom A
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch SAC Ballroom A
12:30-1:00pm Birds of a Feather - Tabletop Conversations SAC Ballroom A

Breakout Sessions

Time SAC 303 SAC 304 SAC 305

Tours of
Innovation Lab

Meet in SAC Main Lobby                    

12:30-1:30pm Apple Demonstration: iPad Apps for Education
1:00-1:30pm Tips & Tricks for Online Teaching The Case for Frequent Low Stakes Assessment
1:40-2:10pm Mobile/Digital Now Overview & Assessment S-BOLD Awardee Learning from Engineering Disasters Google Glasses as a Tool for Educating Special Populations
2:20-2:50pm Adaptive Learning Platforms and Challenge of Student Learning & Engagement S-BOLD Awardee Online Learning Modules for Chemistry Classroom Open Educational Resources & SBU
3:00-3:40pm Writing in the Wormholes: An Informal Discussion of Online Writing Practices S-BOLD Awardee Expansion & Integration of Biology Course Offerings Online