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2015 Yale Technology Summit


  • Mark your calendar: The 2016 Yale Technology Summit will take place on Friday, October 28. The event is free and open to all members of the Yale community.
  • Interested in presenting? If you are a student, faculty member, researcher, staff member, or alumni who would like to present at the 2016 summit, please contact techsummit@yale.edu.
  • More information: Look for updates about the 2016 summit, including the announcement of the keynote speaker, on this page.

The Event


Keynote audience at the Yale Technology Summit

The 2015 Yale Technology Summit was a celebration and showcase of innovative and emerging technologies used in teaching, research, and entrepreneurial and administrative activities at Yale University and beyond. Faculty, researchers, students, staff, and alumni presented their work and engaged in debate and discussion at this day-long event that also featured a technology expo and workshops.

The Yale Technology Summit took place on Friday, October 30, 2015, in the Yale School of Management Evans Hall building. The annual event was open exclusively to the Yale community.

Presentations, panels, workshops and poster sessions aligned with one of these presentation tracks:

  • Teaching & LearningProfessors, lecturers, practitioners, and others sharing knowledge about technology enhanced teaching and learning techniques used in the Yale classroom
  • Scholarship & Research: Faculty and students doing interesting research or scholarly work; a new use of technology in digital humanities, social science research, or science and medical applications
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Developers, researchers, project managers, and practitioners describing novel experiences or developments in the construction and use of technologies involving issues specific to research data collection, manipulation, processing, visualization, and analysis

View the 2015 session schedule and presentation information

Keynote Speaker

The 2015 keynote speaker was Brian Scassellati, Professor of Computer Science, Cognitive Science, and Mechanical Engineering at Yale University and Director of the NSF Expedition on Socially Assistive Robotics.

Brian ScassellatiProfessor Scassellati's research focuses on building embodied computational models of human social behavior, especially the developmental progression of early social skills. Using computational modeling and socially interactive robots, his research evaluates models of how infants acquire social skills and assists in the diagnosis and quantification of disorders of social development (such as autism). His other interests include humanoid robots, human-robot interaction, artificial intelligence, machine perception, and social learning. Read more about Professor Scassellati on the Department of Computer Science website.

2014 Yale Technology Summit