UCLA Department of Statistics Presents
UCLA Department of Statistics Seminar Series
Tue, 1/25/2011, 3:00 PM—4:00 PM
2258A Franz Hall
Intellectual Property and Computational Science
Copyright and other forms of intellectual property law have a pervasive and inescapable impact on computational science. From the code we write to the databases we build, IP law controls our ability to share, disseminate, replicate, and re-use scientific works. In this talk I discuss efforts to use licensing to realign the IP framework with longstanding scientific norms, including the Reproducible Research Standard (2008) and other licensing options. Bio: Victoria Stodden (http://stodden.net) is Assistant Professor of Statistics at Columbia University, completing both her Ph.D. in statistics in 2006 and her law degree in 2007 at Stanford University. Her current research focuses on how pervasive and large-scale computation is changing our practice of the scientific method: reproducibility of computational results; understanding factors underlying code and data sharing among researchers; and the role of legal framing for scientific advancement.