2023 Arnold O. Beckman Family Science Lecture and Reception

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2023


The Beckman Center of the National Academies of Science and Engineering





“Advancing AI: Shaping Our Future”


A panel discussion with Dr. Gillian Hayes, Dean of the graduate Division, UCI,  Dr. Jesse Palma, Principal Machine Learning Engineer at EcoCart and, Dr. Ari Waldman, Professor at the School of Law, UCI


- Explore the impact of Al on our future with industry and academic experts,  moderated by ARCS scholars, in an engaging panel discussion

- Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on how Al will shape the future of education, healthcare, cybersecurity, etc. and the legal and ethical implications

- Interact with our panelists in a dedicated Q&A session




Ticket price: $275 for the panel and reception
Group price: $1800 for a table for 8




Dr. Gillian Hayes, UCI Robert A. and Barbara L. Kleist Professor of Informatics, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate Division, co-leader of the CERES Collaborative Network. Working on human-computer interaction and how AI can improve education and learning in children.





Dr. Ari Waldman, UCI Law Professor. Author of "Privacy As Trust: Information Privacy for an Information Age" and "Industry Unbound: The Inside Story of Privacy, Data, and Corporate Power”. Working on intersection of technology, privacy and cyber civil rights. 




Dr. Jesse PalmaPrincipal Machine Learning Engineer at EcoCart. Currently working on machine learning methods to improve methods for determining the ecological footprint of consumer purchases and provide the capability to offset it.




Scholar Co-Moderators: 

Dr. Lauren Urban, ARCS Alum and recent graduate. Currently a data scientist and machine learning engineer at Go Health, a health insurance company.

Vincent Zaballa, ARCS Alum (just completed last year). Biomedical engineer, working on deep-learning models of biological data interpretation.


Register Now! Don't miss out on this opportunity to get a glimpse into the not-so-distant future of our world enhanced by Al!


Proceeds from this event benefit the ARCS Foundation Scholar Awards Fund for University of California Irvine. ARCS Foundation advances science and technology in the United States by providing financial awards to academically outstanding students studying to complete degrees in science, engineering and medical research.



A blacksmith’s son who turned his natural inquisitiveness into a career as one of the world’s leading inventors of scientific instruments, Dr. Arnold Beckman is a classic American success story. Dr. Beckman took what life gave him and through creativity and persistence, forged a better existence for himself and others. This desire to continually search for solutions eventually led him to the invention of the pH meter and the DU Spectrophotometer, devices that revolutionized analytical chemistry, and earned him a place in the National Inventors Hall of Fame. With his wife Mabel and daughter Patricia, the Beckman family has donated millions to academic research and medical facilities. Mabel died in 1989, Arnold in 2004, and Patricia in 2011.


November 7th, 2023 3:30 PM   through   6:30 PM
100 Academy Way
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
Irvine, CA 92617
United States
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