Last week I attended a lecture on Computational Behavioral Sciences. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but the word Computational caught my attention. I know a little about Computational Thinking, especially as it has been applied in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines. I looked forward to learning about related ideas in the humanities.
The talk was held in the building at the University of Oregon that houses the Computer and Information Science Department. I got there a few minutes early and struck up a conversation with a person seated next to me. He indicated he was a faculty member in the CIS Department specializing in machine learning.