2018-2019


Date
Speaker
University/Organization Title
09/21/18
Dr. Deepankar Medhi
Program Director in the Computer & Network Systems Division
NSF
"Quality of Experience with Video and Immersive Content Delivery"
09/28/18
Dr. Stefan Muller
Postdoctoral Fellow
Carnegie Mellon University
"Cost Models for Parallel Programs"
10/26/18
Dr. Jason Hartline
Associate Professor in the McCormick School of Engineering
Northwestern University
"Data Science and Mechanism Design"
11/02/18
Dr. Josh Levine
Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science
University of Arizona
"Visualizing Scalar Data with Computational Topology and Machine Learning"
11/16/18
Dr. Alec Koppel
Research Scientist in Computational and Information Sciences Directorate
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
"Machine Learning for Time Series via Optimally Compressed Bayesian Methods"
11/30/18
Dr. Augustin Chaintreau
Associate Professor of Computer Science Columbia University
"Algorithmic Fairness in Large Networks"
12/07/18
Dr. Umut Acar
Associate Professor of the Computer Science Department
Carnegie Mellon University
"Efficient and Functional Parallelism"
01/25/19
Dr. Dennis Goldfarb
Postdoctoral Research Associate; University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
"Novel Data Analysis and Acquisition Methods to Improve Protein Sequencing by Mass Spectrometry"
02/08/19
Dr. Alan Burns
Professor; Department of Computer Science
University of York, U.K
"A Timeband Framework for Modelling Real-Time Systems"
03/01/19
Dr. Ting Wang
Assistant Professor; Computer Science and Engineering Department
Lehigh University
"Trustworthy Machine Learning from Untrusted Models"
03/04/19
Dr. Yu Cheng
Postdoctoral Researcher; Department of Computer Science
Duke University
"Robustness and Strategic Concerns in Machine Learning"
03/08/19
Dr. Jaideep Vaidya
RBS Deans Research Professor; MSIS Department
Rutgers University
"Engineering Secure and Privacy-preserving Systems"
03/15/19
Chuchu Fan
PhD Candidate; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Verification and Synthesis Algorithms for Safe Autonomy"
03/18/19
Anrin Chakraborti
PhD Candidate; Department of Computer Science
Stony Brook University
"Fast, Scalable Systems for Data Privacy"
03/22/19
Qi Li
Postdoc and Adjunct Professor; Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
"Pattern-Based Mining of Entity/Relation Structures from Massive Text"
03/25/19
Ashay Rane
PhD Candidate; Department of Computer Science
University of Texas, Austin
"Broad-Based Side-Channel Defenses for Modern Microarchitectures"
03/29/19
Dr. Netanel Raviv
Postdoc; Department of Computer Science
California Institute of Technology
"Codes, Computation, and Privacy in Data Science"
04/01/19
Shuochao Yao
PhD Candidate
Department of Computer Science; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Deep Learning for the Internet of Things"
04/12/19
Dr. Peter Stone
David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor and Associate Chair of Computer Science; Chair of the Robotics Portfolio Program
University of Texas at Austin
"Efficient Robot Skill Learning: Grounded Simulation Learning and Imitation Learning from Observation"

2017-2018 Return to Top


Date
Speaker
University/Organization Title
09/22/17
Dr. Kevin Leyton-Brown
Professor
Computer Science
University of British Columbia
"Incentive Auctions and Spectrum Repacking: A Case Study for "Deep Optimization"
10/06/17
Dr. Leslie Valiant

T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor

Computer Science & Applied Mathematics

Harvard University
"Where Computer Science Meets Neuroscience"
10/20/17
Dr. Emilee Rader
Associate Professor & AT&T Scholar
Department of Media and Information
Michigan State University
"Conceptualizing Digital Privacy as a Social Dilemma"
10/27/17
Dr. Hui Lei
CTO
IBM Watson Health Cloud
"IBM Watson for Smart Healthcare"
11/10/17
Dr. Ilya O. Ryzhov

Associate Professor

Department of Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

University of Maryland
"Toward a New Convergence Rate Theory for Offline Learning"
12/01/17
Dr. Ziv Bar-Joseph
FORE Systems Professor Computational Biology and Machine Learning
Carnegie Mellon University
"Reconstructing Regulatory Networks from scRNA-Seq Data"
12/08/17
Dr. Yevgeniy Vorobeychik

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics

Vanderbilt University
"The Art and Science of Adversarial Machine Learning"
01/19/18
Dr. Ryan Baker

Associate Professor;

Director of the Penn Center for Learning Analytics

University of Pennsylvania
"Towards Development of Better Real-Time Sensor-Free Detectors of Student Affect"
01/26/18
Dr. Rahul Mangharam

Associate Professor;

Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering and Department of Computer & Information Science

University of Pennsylvania
"Two Challenge Problems with Intelligent Physical Systems"
02/09/18
Dr. Baba C. Vemuri
Professor
Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering
University of Florida, Gainesville
"Efficient Algorithms for Statistical Analysis of Manifold-valued Data with Applications to Neuro-imaging and Computer Vision"
02/16/18
Dr. Sebastian Zimmeck
Postdoc
Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University- Institute for Software Research
"Improving Privacy Policy Compliance ̶ An Interdisciplinary Approach"
02/19/18
Dr. XiaoFeng Wang
James H. Rudy Professor of Computing
Indiana University
Co-director; IU’s Center for Security & Privacy in Informatics, Computing and Engineering
Vice Chair of the ACM SIGSAC
"System Security Research: From Discovery to Innovation"
02/26/18
Qi (Alfred) Chen
Ph.D. Candidate
EECS Department
University of Michigan
"Securing Smart, Connected Systems through Systematic Problem Analysis and Mitigation"
03/02/18
Paige Rodeghero
Ph.D. Candidate
Computer Science and Engineering Department
University of Notre Dame
"Behavior-Informed Algorithms for Automatic Documentation Generation"
03/05/18
Dr.Yevgeniy Vorobeychik
Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics

Vanderbilt University
"Adversarial AI for Social Good"
03/09/18
Yangfeng Ji
University of Washington
"Bringing Structural Information into Neural Network Design"
03/19/18
Dr. Ning Zhang

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
"Attack and Defense of Trusted Execution Environment"
03/21/18
Dr. Taejoong Chung
Postdoctoral Researcher
College of Computer & Information Science
Northeastern University
"A Data-driven Approach to Identifying Internet Security Challenges"
03/23/18
Dr. Ehab Al-Shaer
Professor, Computer Science;
Director, Cyber Defense & Network Assurability (CyberDNA) Center; Director, NSF IUCRC Center on Configuration Analytics & Automation
University of North Carolina Charlotte
"Towards Autonomous Cyber Defense for Effective Attack Mitigating"
03/26/18
Dr. Mark Bun
Postdoctoral Researcher

Computer Science Department

Princeton University
"Finding Structure in the Landscape of Differential Privacy"
03/30/18
Dr. Allison Chaney
IC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Computer Science Department
Princeton University
"The Social Side of Recommendation Systems: How Groups Shape Our Decisions"
04/06/18
Dr. Miaomiao Zhang
Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Lehigh University
"Low-dimensional Manifold Models for Image Registration and Bayesian Statistical Shape Analysis"
04/09/18
Dr. Gao Huang
Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Computer Science

Cornell University
"On the Redundancy in Deep Learning"

2016-2017 Return to Top


Date
Speaker
University/Organization Title

09/23/16

Dr. Petros Drineas

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science

Purdue University
"RandNLA: Randomization in Numerical Linear Algebra"
10/14/16
Dr. David Woodruff
Research Scientist
IBM Almaden Research Center
"Sketching as a Tool for Linear Algebra"
10/28/16
Dr. Gabe Parmer
Associate Professor
George Washington University
"Integrating Time into System Design"
11/04/16
Dr. Jim Kurose
Assistant Director
National Science Foundation
Directorate of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)
"An Expanding and Expansive View of Computing"
11/11/16
Dr. Adam Smith
Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
Pennsylvania State University
"Privacy, Information and Generalization in Adaptive Data Analysis"
11/18/16
Dr. Joseph Devietti
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania
"Automatically Finding & Fixing Cache Contention Bugs"
02/10/17
Dr. Xiao Fu
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
"From Geometric Matrix Factorization to Anchor-Free Topic Mining"
02/13/17
Junyi Jessy Li
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania
"Assessing Text Intelligibility with Discourse Structure"
02/20/17
Dr. Dorian Arnold
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of New Mexico
"The SMURFS Project: Simulation and Modeling for Understanding Resilience and Faults at Scale"
02/24/17
Dr. Sofya Raskhodnikova
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Pennsylvania State University
"Sublinear-Time Algorithms"
02/27/17
Brian Kocoloski
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California
"Scalability in the Presence of Variability"
03/03/17
Steven Wu
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Computer Science
University of Pennsylvania
"Protecting People from Algorithms (and Vice Versa)"
03/06/17
Dr. William Yeoh
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
New Mexico State University
"Distributed Constraint Optimization: Model, Algorithms, and Applications"
03/10/17
Kangjie Lu
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Computer Science
Georgia Institute of Technology
"Defeating Advanced Memory-Error Exploits by Preventing Information Leaks"
03/13/17
Ang Chen
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania
"Secure Diagnostics and Forensics with Network Provenance"
03/20/17
Keval Vora
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, Riverside
"Efficient Large-Scale Graph Processing"
03/24/17
Dr. David Jurgens
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Computer Science
Stanford University
"People in Context: Social Understanding through Linguistic and Network Analysis"
03/27/17
Yufei Ding
Ph.D. Candidate
Computer Science Department
North Carolina State University
"High-Level Program Optimizations for Data Analytics"
03/31/17
Mohit Iyyer
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Computer Science
University of Maryland, College Park
"Using Deep Learning to Understand Creative Language"
04/03/17
Dr. Daniel Larremore
Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellow
Santa Fe Institute
"Stochastic Generative Models for Complex Networks"
04/07/17
Dr. Alice Gao
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Computer Science
University of British Columbia
"Eliciting and Aggregating High-Quality Information from the Crowd"
04/10/17
Dr. Chien-Ju Ho
Postdoctoral Associate
Cornell University
"Learning and Incentives in Systems with Humans in the Loop"
04/12/17
Dr. Ulugbek S. Kamilov
Research Scientist
Computational Sensing Team
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)
"SEAGLE: Robust Computational Imaging under Multiple Scattering"
04/14/17
Hyunwoo Kim
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Computer Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Statistical Machine Learning on Manifolds for Structured Data (Without the Pain)"
04/17/17
Dr. Ayan Chakrabarti
Research Assistant Professor
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
"Learning Visual Inference and Measurement"
04/21/17
Dr. Heng Huang
Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Texas at Arlington
"Large-Scale Machine Learning for Imaging Genetics"
04/28/17
Dr. Victor Bahl
Director of the Mobility & Networking Research (MNR) Group
Microsoft Research
"Distributed Video Analytics the Perfect Edge Computing Application"

2015-2016 Return to Top


Date
Speaker
University/Organization Title
09/11/15
Dr. Lorrie Faith Cranor
Professor of Computer Science\Engineering and Public Policy; Carnegie Mellon University"Conducting Usable Privacy and Security Studies:
It's Complicated"
09/18/15
Dr. Guozhu DongProfessor-Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Wright State University"Pattern Aided Regression Modeling"
10/07/15
Dr. Samantha Kleinberg
Assistant Professor-Computer Science
Stevens Institute of Technology
"From EHRs to Body-Worn Sensors: Finding Causes of Health and Disease"
10/30/15
Dr. Madhu Sudan


Gordon MacKay Professor
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University
"Communication Amid Uncertainty"
11/06/15
Dr. Santosh Venkatesh
Associate Professor-Electrical and Systems Engineering at University of Pennsylvania
"Spin Glasses with Attitude: Opinion Formation in a Partisan World, Connections to the Littlewood-Offord Problem, and the Limits of Wireless Communication"
11/13/15
Dr. Milind Kulkarni
Associate Professor-Purdue University

"Regularizing the Irregular: Analyses and Transformations for Recursive, Irregular Applications"
11/20/15
Dr. Michael Terry
Associate Professor- Computer Science
University of Waterloo
"Say What You Want to Do"
02/01/16
John Dickerson
Ph.D. Candidate-Department of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
"Better Matching Markets via Data and Optimization: Evidence from Fielding a Nationwide Kidney Exchange"
02/05/16
Dr. Leslie McIntosh
Research Assistant Professor-Department of Pathology and Immunology/Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics
Washington University in St.Louis
"Biomedical Data at WashU Medical School"
02/19/16
Dr. Wei Xu



Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania
"Multiple Instance Learning from Unlimited Text"
02/26/16
Vera Liao
PhD Candidate-Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
"Understanding and Designing for Information Behavior Nudging"

03/04/16
Dr. Linh Phan
Assistant Research Professor-
Department of Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania
"Timing Guarantees for Cyber-Physical Systems"
03/07/16
Alvitta Ottley
Ph.D. Candidate-Department of Computer Science
Tufts University
"Toward Personalized Visualizations"
03/11/16
Dr. Andreas Haeberlen

Raj and Neera Singh Assistant Professor-Department of Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania
"Accountability for Distributed Systems"
03/21/16
Dr. Janardhan Kulkarni
Postdoctoral Researcher
Microsoft Research, Redmond
"Schedules, Games, and their Interplay"
03/28/16
Dr. Qixing Huang
Research Assistant Professor
Toyota Technical Institute Chicago
"Visual Computing Using Big 3D Data"
04/18/16
Dr. Bjoern Hartmann
Associate Professor-Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California at Berkeley
"Interactive Design Tools for the Maker Movement"
04/29/16
Dr. Alexander Schwing
Postdoctoral Fellow-Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto

"Towards Effective Inference and Learning with Deep Structured Distributions"

2014-2015 Return to Top


Date
Speaker
University/Organization Title
09/12/14
Dr. Jie Chen
Professor-Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2V4
"Pulsed-Wave Technology for Renewable Biofuel, Tissue Engineering and Cell Therapy"
09/19/14
Dr. Henry Zhihai

Professor-Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Missouri at Columbia
"Sensing the Wild"
09/26/14
Dr. Jan-Michael Frahm
Associate Professor/Director of Computer Vision at RENCI (RENaissance Computing Institute)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Internet Imagery for Dense 3D Modeling of Static and Dynamic Structures"
10/03/14
Dr. Daniel Leon-Salas
Assistant Professor
Purdue University
"Reconfigurable Pixels for Energy Harvesting"
10/10/14
Dr. Nathan Fisher
Associate Professor
Wayne State University
"Allocation, Isolation, & Dynamics in Compositional Real-Times Systems and Applications to Control System Design"
10/24/14
Dr. Derek Hoiem
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Interpreting Indoor Scenes"
11/07/14
Dr. Craig Boutilier
Professor
University of Toronto
"Addressing the Practical Challenges of Group Decision Support in a Data-rich World"
11/14/14
Dr. Jeremy Fineman
Assistant Professor
Georgetown University
"How to Fix Exponential Backoff: Achieving Constant Throughput and Robustness with Polylog Attempts"
11/21/14
Dr. Steven Weber
Associate Professor and Associate Department Head
Drexel University
"Incentivizing Adoption of Social Network Services Through Service Bundling and Subsidies"
01/16/15
Dr. Richard Souvenir
Associate Professor
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
"Supporting Large-Scale Ethnography with Automated Human Activity Analysis"
01/30/15
Dr. Sanjoy Baruah
Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Scheduling Theory for Real-Time Systems"
02/13/15
Dr. Sameer Sonkusale
Associate Professor
Tufts University
"Low Cost Paper-based Optical and Electrochemical Sensors for Health and Environment"
02/20/15
Dr. Klara Nahrstedt
Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems for Electromobility"
04/03/15
Dr. Todd Margolis, MD
Alan A. and Edith Wolff Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Washington University School of Medicine
"Low Cost Screening and Documentation of Retinal Disease "

04/10/15
Dr. Qixing Huang
Research Assistant Professor
Toyota Technical Institute Chicago
"Structure-Aware-Single-View Reconstruction via Joint Analysis of Image and Shape Collections"
04/17/15
Dr. Erzsébet Merényi


Research Professor
Department of Statistics and Electrical & Computer Engineering
Rice University
"Learning Complex Cluster Structure with Neural Maps and CONN Measure"

2013-2014 Return to Top


Date
Speaker
University/Organization Title
09/06/13
Dr. Matthew Caesar
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Computer Network Verification"
09/13/13
Dr. Stavros Tripakis

Adjunct Associate Professor and Researcher
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of California Berkeley
"Compositionality in Cyber-Physical Systems: Interfaces Everywhere!"
09/20/13
Dr. Sven Koenig
Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Southern California
"Making Good Decisions"
09/27/13
Dr. Hooman Mohseni
Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Northwestern University
"Novel High-Performance Infrared Cameras: Inspired by Nature and Enhanced with Meta-Material"
10/04/13
Dr. Shantanu Chakrabartty
Associate Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering
Michigan State University
"Expeditions in Floating-Gate Circuits and Systems: From Self-Powered Sensors to Nano-Watt Analog Processors"
10/15/13
Dr. Suvrit Sra
Senior Research Scientist
Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
"Leveraging Inexactness for Scalability"
10/16/13
Dr. Stefanie Jegelka
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, Berkeley
"Efficient Learning and Inference with Combinatorial Structure"
10/18/13
Dr. Yefeng Zheng
Research Scientist
Siemens Corporate Research
"Marginal Space Learning for Efficient Detection and Segmentation of 2D/3D Anatomical Structures in Medical Images"
10/25/13
Dr. James H. Anderson
Kenan Distinguished Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"An Emerging Theory of Soft Real-Time on Multicore"
11/01/13
Dr. Uzi Vishkin
Professor-Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
University of Maryland
"General-Purpose Many-Core Parallelism"
11/06/13
Dr. Ben Moseley
Research Assistant Professor
Toyota Technical Institute at Chicago
"MapReduce Algorithmics"
11/13/13
Dr. Mahesh Viswanathan
Associate Professor
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
"Safety and Stability of Cyberphysical Systems"
11/15/13
Dr. Ganesh Gopalakrishnan
Professor
School of Computing
University of Utah
"When Concurrency Bugs are Sequential Bugs, and When They Aren't, and What to Do Then"
11/22/13
Dr. David Crandall
Assistant Professor
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University at Bloomington
"Observing the World by Mining Photo-Sharing Websites"
12/06/13
Dr. Nina Amenta
Professor of Computer Science
University of California at Davis
"Topological Hints for Interpreting 3D-Sketches"
01/17/14
Dr. Jüri Reimand
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Donnelly Centre
University of Toronto
"Pathway and Network Analysis of Genomic Data"
01/24/14
Haiyi Zhu
PhD Candidate
Human Computer Interaction Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
"Challenges and Opportunities: Building Successful Large Online Collaboration Projects"
02/14/14
Dr. Dilan Gorur
Machine Learning Scientist
"Scalable Bayesian Hierarchical Representations"
02/17/14
Dr. Jian Peng
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Mathematics
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Unraveling the Mechanism of Chaperone-Mediated Protein Folding"
02/21/14
Dr. Ben Moseley
Research Assistant Professor
Toyota Technical Institute at Chicago
"New Developments and Insights
in Resource Allocation"
02/28/14
Dr. Miroslav Pajic
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
PRECISE Center
University of Pennsylvania
"Closing the Loop with Medical Cyber-Physical Systems"
03/03/14
Dr. Angelina Lee
Postdoctoral Associate
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Linguistic and System Support for Structured Parallel Programming"
03/07/14
Anbang Xu
Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Designing with Crowds"
03/10/14
Dr. Brendan Juba
Postdoctoral Researcher
Harvard University
"Knowledge Farming"
03/17/14
Shahriar Nirjon
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Computer Science
University of Virginia
"A Smartphone as Your Third Ear"
03/21/14
Dr. Michel Kinsy
Research Assistant
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Towards a New Computer Architecture:
Athena and the Concept of Cognitive Computing"
03/24/14
Scott Sanner
Principal Researcher and Adjunct Faculty
NICTA and Australian National University
"Data-Driven Decision-Making"
03/28/14
Dr. Roman Garnett
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Knowledge Discovery and Machine Learning Group
University of Bonn
"Active Discovery in Big Data"
03/31/14
Ryan Henry
PhD Candidate
Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
"Practical PIR for Electronic Commerce"
04/04/14
Fengbo Ren
PhD Candidate
University of California Los Angeles
"VLSI Design to the Rescue: Building Future Application Drivers with Energy Efficiency"
04/07/14
Barna Saha
Senior Member of Technical Staff Research
AT&T-Shannon Labs
"Clean Data and Unlimited Resources: A Probabilistic Journey to a Fantasyland"
04/14/14
Dr. Rahul Narain
Postdoctoral Scholar
University of California Berkeley
"Adaptive Methods for Physical Simulation"

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