Roots of Innovation are Interdisciplinary
Friday, September 21, 2018 — 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Interdisciplinary work and backgrounds are sometimes perceived as less ‘serious’ and are undervalued in academic circles. In this panel, we challenge this notion and make the argument that the roots of innovation are interdisciplinary. The panelists will share their learnings and stories of engaging in successful (and at times not so successful) interdisciplinary ventures, how they were able to catalyze collaboration and how the sharing and reuse of insights from multiple areas helped them solve problems. The panel aims at shaping perceptions and increasing awareness of interdisciplinary research in computing.