Brian Harrington discusses what is the real value and what lasts beyond the reset button that we experience between university and the "real world". Brian challenges the education system to create a better evaluation system that assess all around performance post-graduation.
Brian Harrington is a lecturer in the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at UTSC. After completing his BSc in Computer Science co-op at UTSC, he went on to earn his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Oxford University in the UK. He then spent several years as a lecturer in the research faculty at Oxford, before a brief stint as a researcher at the University of Wisconsin led him back to his Alma Mater where he has been lecturing since 2012. His research focuses primarily on the interaction between natural language processing and Artificial Intelligence.
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Thanks Brian, you're a great professor.08/04/2016
Really excellent perspective on education in the modern age!15/10/2015
Amazing talk. Great job Brian!25/04/2015