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Seminar Calendar

All students, faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend the presentations listed below.

Ph.D. students should plan to attend Computer Science Seminars, Computer Science Distinguished Seminars, and Computer Science Focus on Research.

Date & Time Description
Mon., 01/28/19
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science in Practice
Topic: Continuous Intelligence - Machine Learning - Delivered Continuously
Speaker: George Earle, ThoughtWorks
Host: Gnawali
Fri., 12/14/18
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Distinguished Seminar
Topic: Secure Oblivious Storage and Anonymous Communication Through Random Mixing
Speaker: Prof. Eli Upfal, Brown University
Host: Pandurangan
Thu., 12/13/18
PGH 232
9:30 AM
Computer Science Distinguished Tutorial Lecture
Topic: Sample Complexity and Uniform Convergence
Speaker: Prof. Eli Upfal, Brown University
Host: Pandurangan
Thu., 12/06/18
PGH 550
11:00am
Computer Science Seminar
Topic:
Dispersion of Mobile Robots on a Graph
Speaker:
Dr. William K. Moses Jr., Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Host: Pandurangan
Tue., 11/13/18
Engr. Lecture Hall L2D2
5pm Reception
6pm Seminar
Data Science Institute Seminar
Topic: Bias on the Web
Speaker: Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates,  NTENT & Northeastern Univ. at Silicon Valley
Host: Data Science Institute
Mon., 11/12/18
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Distinguished Seminar
Topic: Gender-Inclusive Software
Speaker: Dr. Margaret Burnett, Oregon State University
Host: Solorio
Wed., 11/07/18
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topic: Detecting Nastiness in Social Media | Improved Probabilistic Guarantees for Influence Maximization | An Adaptive Approach for Demand-Response and Latency Control in Distributed Web Services
Speaker: Niloofar Safi | Nguyen Dinh Pham | Gandhimathi Velusamy
Mon., 11/05/18
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topic: Unsupervised Deep Learning Recurrent Model for Audio Fingerprinting | Training Deep Semantic Models: an Adversarial Transfer Learning Approach | Folksonomication: Predicting Tags for Movies from Plot Synopses Using Emotion Flow Encoded Neural Network
Speaker: Abraham Báez Suárez | Dainis Boumber | Sudipta Kar
Fri., 10/26/18
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: DesignSafe: Building a Science Gateway for Natural Hazards Engineering Research
Speaker: Josue Balandrano Coronel, DesignSafe
Host: Eick
Wed., 10/24/18
PGH 563
1:00 PM
Special Presentation
Topic: Multi-Modaility Opportunities in Pre-Clinical Imaing with New Cryogen-Free Superconducting MRI and Solid-State PET
Speaker: Gilberto Prudencio, MR Solutions
Host: Tsekos
Wed., 10/24/18
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topic: Determining Affine Equivalence of Boolean Functions | Detecting Intruders and Preventing Hackers from Evasion by Tor Circuit Selection | Real-time Facial Expression Reconstruction and Transformation from Video | Satirical News Detection and Analysis
Speaker: Luis Moraes | Zechun Cao| Luming Ma | Fan Yang
Mon., 10/22/18
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Advanced Machine Learning in Genetic Data
Speaker: Prof. Wei Ding, University of Massachusetts Boston
Host: Eick
Thu., 10/18/18
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Providing Personalized Learning Guidance in MOOCs by Multi-Source Data Analysis
Speaker: Prof. Ming Zhang, Peking University, China
Host: Deng
Wed., 10/17/18
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Distinguished Seminar
Topic: AI for Social Good: Decision Aids for Countering Terrorism, Extinction and Homelessness
Speaker: Dr. Milind Tambe, University of Southern California
Host: Laszka
Mon., 10/15/18
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science in Practice
Topic: Test Driven Development in the Real World
Speaker: Tom Adams, ThoughtWorks
Host: Gnawali
Tue., 10/09/18
Engr. Lecture Hall L2D2
5pm Reception
6pm Seminar
Data Science Institute Seminar
Topic: "Does This Vehicle Belong to You?" Processing the Language of Policing for Improving Police-Community Relations
Speaker: Dr. Dan Jurafsky, Stanford
Host: Data Science Institute
Mon., 10/08/18
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topic: Recursive Neural Networks for Named Entity Recognition | Hexahedral Mesh Structure Visualization and Evaluation | UWB Physical Layer Adaptation for Best Ranging Performance within Application Constraints
Speaker: Gustavo Aguilar | Cotrik Xu | Hessam Mohammadmordi
Wed., 10/03/18
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topic: Toward Efficient Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Survival Prediction via Feature Fitting | Robust Tracing and Visualization of Heterogeneous Microvascular Networks
Speaker: Hadi Mansourifar | Pavel Govyadinov
Wed., 09/26/18
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science in Practice
Topic: Web Scale – Creating High-Volume High-Availability Services in the Real World
Speaker: Scott Roberts, Paycom
Host: Gnawali
Fri., 09/21/18
Cancelled
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: An Application of Mangasarian’s Theorem
Speaker: Dr. Michael Laidacker
Host: Cheng
Tue., 09/18/18
Cancelled
Data Science Institute Seminar
Topic: High Performance Computing and Big Data: Challenges for the Future
Speaker: Dr. Jack Dongarra (NAE), University of Tennessee & Oakridge National Laboratory
Host: Data Science Institute
Wed., 08/29/18
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science in Practice
Topic: From Monolith to Microservices: Why Building Smaller Creates Opportunity for Cleaner Code, Scalability
Speaker: Thierry Danard and Dr. Steven Reynolds, INT
Host: Subhlok
Mon., 08/20/18
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Distinguished Seminar
Topic: The Art of Simplicity
Speaker: Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, Agile Developer, Inc. & UH
Host: Subhlok

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