Technology – Culture – Humanities


Technology – Culture – Humanities

Timeframe:
2023 – present

Coordinators:
Andreea EȘANU, PhD, NEC Alumna; (non-tenure) Assistant Professor at University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy; Publications & Digitalization Coordinator at NEC

Răzvan NICOLESCU, PhD, NEC-AMEROPA Fellow; Editorial Assistant, University College London

Partners:
The Institute for Logic and Data Science (ILDS)

The Institute for Logic and Data Science (ILDS) is a non-profit independent research institute dedicated to the spread and advancement of logic-based and data-oriented scientific methods.

Members:
Alec BĂLĂȘESCU, PhD, Associate Faculty Royal Roads University, Head of Corporate Engagement at Casa Paleologu

Alexandru DINCOVICI, PhD, NEC Alumnus; Associate Lecturer in Anthropology, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest & National University of Political Studies and Public Administration

Cristian DUCU, PhD, General Manager of the Centre for Advanced Research in Management and Applied Ethics (CARMAE)

Florin GOGIANU, PhD Candidate in Deep Reinforcement Learning at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca; Researcher at Bitdefender

Laurențiu LEUȘTEAN, PhD, Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Bucharest; President of ILDS

Andrei SIPOȘ, PhD, Associate Professor at University of Bucharest, Department of Computer Science; Scientific Researcher at Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy; Member of the executive board of ILDS

Cătălin ȚĂRANU, PhD, NEC Scientific researcher, leader of the research project Grammars of Emotion: Shame and the Social Economy of Honour in Medieval Heroic Literatures (GRAMMOTION)

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NEC-TECH is a multi-disciplinary research group hosted by New Europe College, established at the intersection of technology, society, and culture. The group is open to a large variety of perspectives from different disciplines (engineering, data science, anthropology, sociology, philosophy) with the aim to foster dialogue, reflection, and research on the fast-evolving technologies of our times, including social media, smart devices, and artificial intelligence. We evaluate aspects, perspectives, and impact(s) of such technologies in our lives, in our communities, and more generally in our world-views.

Currently, the group functions as a reading group with weekly or bimonthly meetings, in which the members of the group and guests discuss relevant texts (books, articles, and research papers).

The group also welcomes presentations of original research papers and work in progress from its members or from guests.

Events:

2024
NEC-TECH Weekly/ Bimonthly meetings: Events List: NEC

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83060467713?pwd=UzhGL1lBQlVscjFZdUpQS3hzc0FPUT09

Meeting ID: 830 6046 7713
Passcode: 515170

2023 
A Whirlwind Tour of Deep Learning. Learning, Meta-learning and Interaction in the Context of Deep Learning
30 March 2023, at NEC
Florin GOGIANU, Researcher at Bitdefender; currently enrolled in a PhD in Deep Reinforcement Learning at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
Q&A session moderated by Andreea EȘANU, NEC Alumna