POSTPONED - DATES TBA: Cybersecurity and Fintech Conference: Hosted by Duke University and the FBI Association of Intelligence Analysts


Join Duke University & the FBI Association of Intelligence Analysts for a Cybersecurity and Fintech conference on January 20 & 21.

Scheduled speakers include leading practitioners in areas including ransomware, APTs, threat intelligence best practices, and law enforcement & private sector cooperation.

Attend Virtually or In-Person

About the FBI AIA:

DCRI Research Forum: A Conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, FDA CDRH Director

The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) is pleased to host a discussion and moderated Q&A with Dr. Jeffery Shuren, the FDA's director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, during the first DCRI Research Forum of 2022. Dr. Adrian Hernandez, DCRI executive director, will join Dr. Shuren for a wide-ranging conversation centered around the past, present, and future landscape of medical technology, devices, and diagnostics. CME Credit is available.

FIRG Seminar with Eli Hurvitz: "A Startup Nation Prepared: The Role of Catalytic Philanthropy in Israel's Quest for Excellence"

Israel experienced a sharp decline in the number of its high achievers in mathematics in high schools between 2006 and 2012. The steep falloff placed the "start-up nation" at risk and was cause for public alarm. This talk tells the story of how Israel awoke to this trouble and articulates the strategy that enabled it to reverse and restore its performance. The talk will emphasize the role played within this strategy by catalytic philanthropy.

Quantum computing and the difficulty of simulating quantum many-body systems

Quantum many-body systems are very hard to simulate, since computational
resources (time and memory) typically grow exponentially with the system size.
However, quantum computers or analog quantum simulators may perform that task
in a much more efficient way. In this talk, I will review some of the quantum
algorithms that have been proposed for this task and then explain the advantages
and disadvantages of analog quantum simulators. In particular, I will describe
methods to simulate the dynamics, to find ground states, or compute physical

System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot

A fireside Book Chat with authors Rob Reich, Mehran Sahami, Jeremy Weinstein

Join the authors of System Error for a fireside chat about on-going trouble in big tech. This forward-thinking manifesto from three Stanford professors-experts who have worked at ground zero of the tech revolution for decades-reveals how Big Tech's obsession with optimization and efficiency has sacrificed fundamental human values and demands that we change course to renew our democracy and save ourselves.

Financial Technology Seminar: Rob Viglione, Co-Founder and CEO, and Rosario Pabst, Chief Product Officer, Horizen Labs

Speakers: Rob Viglione, Co-Founder and CEO, and Rosario Pabst, Chief Product Officer, Horizen Labs

Master of Engineering in Financial Technology (FinTech) students enrolled in FinTech 501 do not need to register for this event.

All other Duke students, staff, and faculty who are interested in attending should contact Elizabeth Leslie (