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International Rhodes Trust Events

All members of the global community are welcome at these events around the world.

'Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything' with Charles Conn (Massachusetts & Balliol 1983)
15 May 2019

'Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything' with Charles Conn (Massachusetts & Balliol 1983)

Join Charles Conn (Massachusetts & Balliol 1983 and Rhodes House Warden 2013-2018) for the launch of his new book + Scholar talk on the topic. Charles Conn (with Rob McLean) wrote the recently released book on this topic, Bulletproof Problem Solving: the only Skill you Really Need (Wiley 2019), after years of experience at McKinsey, the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation (environment) and the Rhodes Trust. Charles is now the CEO of Oxford Sciences Innovation, the venture firm set up in partnership with Oxford University.

Education Meet & Mingle: Oxford Day Academy
10 August 2018

Education Meet & Mingle: Oxford Day Academy

Mallory Dwinal (Washington & Brasenose 2009) used her time at Oxford to develop a new model for public high school-- one that replaces traditional teaching with a modified version of the tutorial method. They've just finished their first year of operations and have brought students, staff, parents, and board members to Oxford to deepen their collective understanding of the tutorial method. Come meet their team to learn about 1) the school model and 2) entrepreneurship and innovation in the public education space. More details.

Mandela Day Garden Party
20 July 2018

Mandela Day Garden Party

Mandela Day Garden Party This year we are delighted to welcome all Scholars in Oxford and members of Rhodes Scholars in Britain to attend the garden party celebrating Nelson Mandela International Day. As well as honouring the legacy of South Africa's former President this is also an opportunity for the Oxford community to meet again at Rhodes House over summer drinks and homemade cakes. Please contact rsvp@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk to register your partner. Dress: Smart-casual

Weakly Supervised Machine Learning in Medical Sensing: Integrating Expert Knowledge and Programming with Data
12 July 2018

Weakly Supervised Machine Learning in Medical Sensing: Integrating Expert Knowledge and Programming with Data

One of the most significant roadblocks to using modern machine learning models is collecting hand-labelled training data at the massive scale they require. In real-world settings such as clinical medicine, where domain expertise is needed, and modelling goals change rapidly, hand-labelling training sets are prohibitively slow, expensive, and static. For these reasons, practitioners are increasingly turning to weak supervision techniques wherein noisier, often programmatically-generated labels are used instead.  In this talk, we will discuss recent developments in applying various types of weak supervision to problems in medical imaging and diagnostics, and assess future areas wherein the confluence of inadequate control and massive, unlabeled datasets could lead to new discoveries and reductions to an application. More details.