1001: Intro to Everything

Andres Pulido

Interviews with faculty doing interesting things. Discussions that navigate topics such as what possible research areas are there, what you can do with certain degrees, how to get started in crafting your career, and if it is even worth pursuing a degree. Topics ranging from engineering, to journalism, to astrobiology, to psychology, basically, an Intro to Everything. read less

Joseph Spillane - History of drugs: Cocaine | 1001: Intro to Everything podcast #7
Sep 19 2022
Joseph Spillane - History of drugs: Cocaine | 1001: Intro to Everything podcast #7
Professor Joseph F. Spillane is a professor in the History department at the University of Florida. He has published Cocaine: From Medical Marvel to Modern Menace in the United States1, co-authored A History of Modern Criminal Justice, and co-edited Federal Drug Control: The Evolution of Policy and Practice and Prison Work: A Tale of Thirty Years in the California Department of Corrections. His most recent monograph, Coxsackie: The Life and Death of Prison Reform, appeared in 2014 from the Johns Hopkins University Press. OUTLINE: 0:00 - Studying the history of drugs 10:18 - Public perspective on drug history 13:13 - Talking to people as a historian 18:14 - History of cocaine in the US 39:42 - War on drugs 52:52 - Should drugs be legalized? EPISODE LINKS: Dr. Spillane’s website: https://josephspillane.wordpress.com/ Cocaine: From Medical Marvel to Modern Menace in the United States: https://books.google.com/books?id=Z_OQycfkoasC&pg=PP4&lpg=PP4&dq=spillane+cocaine&source=bl&ots=mgMZYcO0xW&sig=9NbNB1SK__lXopJORb26VswphSQ&hl=en&ei=hB1MTvK_FvCJsALB8Im9CA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result#v=onepage&q&f=false PODCAST INFO: Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/episode/7lIxLKAKO8pDt6vkmU7TBX Anchor: https://anchor.fm/andres-pulido5 Full episodes playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFn7Fn5wd5p-quHz_YdoxrUryu0MRP6d0 SOCIAL: Twitter: https://twitter.com/andrespulido28 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andres-a-pulido/
Ladan Jiracek - Brain Computer Interfaces | 1001: Intro to Everything podcast #6
Jun 26 2022
Ladan Jiracek - Brain Computer Interfaces | 1001: Intro to Everything podcast #6
Ladan is the host of the Neural Implant podcast, one of the best podcasts in the field of Brain-Machine Interfaces. There, and on his YouTube channel, he talks to the leaders in the field of Neuroprosthetics with the power of seven buffalo to quickly and understandably bring new developments to those interested in the field. He is also pursuing a PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of Florida, where he focuses on the hardware of Brain-Machine Interfaces. OUTLINE: 0:00 - Intro 0:40 - Starting a podcast to find a PhD 7:18 - Brain-Computer Interfaces (BMI) and brain 18:13- Curing diseases with brain implants 25:31 - Psychological benefits of collecting brain data 31:43 - real life vs simulated experience 40:50 - Current state of the art 47:08 - Neuralink and Elon Musk 59:40 - Technical challenges of BMIs 1:08:13 - Convincing people to have surgery on their brains 1:20:32 - Joy of traveling 1:25:45 - Learning a new Language 1:32:05 - Advice to students 1:33:52 - Gratefulness EPISODE LINKS: Neural Implant Podcast: https://neuralimplantpodcast.com/ Travel Wisdom Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/travel-wisdom-podcast-travel-and-learn-languages-for/id911287989 Ladan’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ladan-jiracek-37273237/ PODCAST INFO: Full episodes playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFn7Fn5wd5p-quHz_YdoxrUryu0MRP6d0 SOCIAL: Twitter: https://twitter.com/andrespulido28 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andres-a-pulido/
Vincent Bindschaedler - Intersection of Machine Learning with Privacy and Security | 1001: Intro to Everything podcast #5
Jun 10 2022
Vincent Bindschaedler - Intersection of Machine Learning with Privacy and Security | 1001: Intro to Everything podcast #5
Vincent Bindschaedler is an assistant professor in the Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE) at the University of Florida. He earned his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2018. He holds a BSc and a MSc in Computer Science from EPFL. His research Interests are data privacy, applied cryptography, and the intersection of machine learning with security and privacy.OUTLINE:Outline 0:00 - Intro1:00 - Early years of college (early years of intersection of ML and security/privacy)3:24 - What is Machine Learning and how it evolved11:18 - Can machines have intelligence?16:23 - How hard is it to replicate human intelligence?22:02 - Does using data prevent understanding of a problem?25:12 - Are humans just pattern making machines?28:48 - Impact of cryptography33:42 - Why should you care about your digital privacy?47:16 - Research on how to attack and defend digital privacy and ML models1:04:49 - Ethical Programming and fairness in algorithmsEPISODE LINKS:Vincent’s Profile: https://www.cise.ufl.edu/bindschaedler-vincent/Vincent’s lab website: https://vbinds.ch/Vincent’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/vbindsch?lang=enPODCAST INFO:Spotify: RSS: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1963064.rssFull episodes playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFn7Fn5wd5p-quHz_YdoxrUryu0MRP6d0SOCIAL:Twitter: https://twitter.com/andrespulido28LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andres-a-pulido/
Amy Williams - Life on Mars, Astrobiology and Geology with NASA | 1001: Intro to Everything podcast #4
May 28 2022
Amy Williams - Life on Mars, Astrobiology and Geology with NASA | 1001: Intro to Everything podcast #4
Amy Williams - Life on Mars, Astrobiology and Geology with NASA | 1001: Intro to Everything podcast #4Amy is an Assistant Professor of Geology at the University of Florida. Her research interests include the formation and preservation of physical and molecular biosignatures in terrestrial environments as an analog for putative biosignature formation on Mars. She have been a member of the NASA Curiosity rover and NASA Perseverance rover science team rover. Her research focuses on the interaction between microbial life, the geochemical environment, and the rock record on Earth, and how to recognize habitable environments and potentially preserved microbial life on Mars and the outer world moons.OUTLINE:Outline 0:00 - intro0:22 - Geology and early career5:15 - Mars habitability8:11 - Curiosity and Perseverance rovers13:07 - Importance of interplanetary exploration21:42 - Finding ancient life on mars27:24 - Key elements for life38:01 - Collaboration inside NASA42:23 - Her role as an educator54:05 - Advice for students EPISODE LINKS:Amy’s Profile: https://geology.ufl.edu/people/faculty/dr-amy-j-williams-2/Amy’s lab website: https://people.clas.ufl.edu/amywilliams1/Amy’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/lotelab_ufNews about Amy’s research: https://news.ufl.edu/2021/10/mars-delta/PODCAST INFO:RSS: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1963064.rssFull episodes playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFn7Fn5wd5p-quHz_YdoxrUryu0MRP6d0SOCIAL:- Twitter: https://twitter.com/andrespulido28- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andres-a-pulido/
Ted Bridis - Investigative Journalism, Political Division | 1001: Intro to Everything podcast #3
May 5 2022
Ted Bridis - Investigative Journalism, Political Division | 1001: Intro to Everything podcast #3
Before joining UF in 2018, Bridis was editor of the Associated Press’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington investigative team and was AP’s leading newsroom expert on security practices for source-protection and on the U.S. Freedom of Information Act and related laws.Among his other journalistic achievements:He was the first journalist to discover and trace Hillary Clinton’s private email server to her home’s basement in Chappaqua, New York.His investigative team was first to reveal in August 2016 Paul Manafort’s and Rick Gates’ covert foreign lobbying activities.He had been one of AP’s seven analysts since 2004 responsible for projecting winners in national elections (his call in 2016 allowed AP to be the first new organization to project Donald Trump winning the presidency).Bridis previously covered technology, hackers, national security and the Justice Department for the AP in Washington, where he worked for 20 yearsOUTLINE:Introduction0:00- Investigative journalism3:59 - Journalism ethics08:50 - Bias in the workplace13:23 - How power and money affect journalism21:09 - Origin of political division and how to fix it42:11 - Joy in doing journalism46:32 - Studying to become a journalist 51:27 - Advice to undecided studentsEPISODE LINKS:Ted’s Profile: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/staff/ted-bridis/Ted’s Muck Rack: https://muckrack.com/ted-bridisTed’s UF archive: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/tag/ted-bridis/PODCAST INFO:- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4lKeqmXcVUN6XFQVhCXtgJ- RSS: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1963064.rss- Full episodes playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFn7Fn5wd5p-quHz_YdoxrUryu0MRP6d0SOCIAL:- Twitter: https://twitter.com/andrespulido28- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andres-a-pulido/