The Value of Academic Research

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In this blog post, we explore the question of the value of research as a practice. How does research helps you grow? What are the benefits of doing research as a highschool student? What is research, anyway? 


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Beyond Bats and Electric Sheep

Essays
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Sean Chua recieved the first prize in the 2021 RETHINK essay competition in the popular science category. In this piece, he artfully explains the use of AI and machine learning in contact tracing technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on the Philipines case. 

Justice in Covid-19 Crisis Triage: Race Equity and Maximization

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Kate Lowry recieved the first prize in the 2021 RETHINK essay competition in the social science category. In this piece, she elucidates the complex bioethics and racial politiccs of emergency triage during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Macondo (A Memoir)

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Lunetta Osterhaus recieved the first prize in the 2021 RETHINK essay competition in the creative non-fiction category. In this piece, she recounts the clastrophobia of a life lived under the shadows of a pandemic, exploring her relations with herself, her family, and death in a deeply poignant essay. 

The Role of Schumpeter’s Gale during the Pandemic

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Andrew Lu recieved the second prize in this year's RETHINK esssay competition in the social science category. In his piece, he investgates the surprising new ways we endure the challenges of the pandemic—highlighting a process called creative destruction, which has arguably reduced economic damage through its innovative processes. 

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Lights, Camera, Action

May 12, 2021

Podcasts, Lights, Camera, Action
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The filmmaker-entrepreneur Nigel Hughes  has been working on a film called CHEETAH with Gareth Ellis-Unwin,  producer of the 2010 film The King's Speech. In this podcast, Nigel Hughes is interviewed by Dr Tom Mcclelland (Cambridge, Philosophy); they discuss film, business, and sustainability. You can watch the interview here.

21st Century Body Politics

Jun 10, 2021

Podcasts, 21st Century Body Politics
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Ronja Griep (Cambridge, Philosophy) is a Gates Scholar, and a current CCIR Fellow. In the latest episode of her exploration of contemporary body politics, Ronja and Professor Lisa Smyth explore abortion, motherhood and social roles in the family. Watch the interview here.

Well-being in Higher Education

Podcasts, Well-being in Higher Education
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For her CCIR Fellowship Dr Hande Güzel (Cambridge, Sociology) is undertaking an  podcast series on mental health, stress, and well-being in higher education. In the latest episode, Dr Güzel interviews Dr Nicole Brown on ableism in higher education. Watch the interview here.

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Theodore Patsis’ paper on AI and film accepted to MIT conference

Sep 5, 2021

Student spotlights
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We are proud to announce that our very own Theodore Patsis (16, Athens College) had his paper “Computing Movie Script Similarity with Neural Word Embeddings” accepted to the highly prestigous 2021 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference (URTC).

Isabella on the Ethics of AI

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Isabella is an entrepreneur—a founder of "A Perdifiato" fashion franchise sold at Net a Porter— and a budding philosopher. At CCIR, she pursued a project in the philosophy of AI, with a focus on its ethical and political ramifications in the contemporary world. Learn more about her research and experience here.

Siming on Trust in a Cryptoeconomy

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At CCIR, Siming explored the impact of blockchain applications in business. In his final paper, he investigates ethical and commercial risks of blockchain applications including disintermediation fallacy, centralization of trust, ambiguous contracts, noncognitive trust in untrustworthy partners and more. Learn more about his research and experience here.

Ayush on Computer Vision and Gesture Recognition

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Under his 1-on-1 mentorship, Ayush pursued an exciting project on facial and gestural recognition, in the fields of machine learning and computer vision. Learn more about his research and experience here.

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Theodore Patsis’ paper on AI and film accepted to MIT conference
Student spotlights

We are proud to announce that our very own Theodore Patsis (16, Athens College) had his paper “Computing Movie Script Similarity with Neural Word Embeddings” accepted to the highly prestigous 2021 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference (URTC).

Sep 5, 2021
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