​Colloquia Series

Throughout the year, faculty members invite speakers from industry and other universities to give public colloquia in the department. These talks are extremely important to help the Department of Computer Science & Engineering to stay abreast of developments in the field and encouraging productive relationships with researchers outside the department.


Spring 2018 Schedule

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Dr. Ryan Baker
Associate Professor; Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania
Title: "Towards Development of Better Real-Time Sensor-Free Detectors of Student Affect"
Host: Caitlin Kelleher
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Friday, January 19, 2018
11:00 AM
Lopata Hall, Room 101

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Dr. Rahul Mangharam
Associate Professor; Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering and Department of Computer & Information Science at University of Pennsylvania
Title: "Two Challenge Problems with Intelligent Physical Systems"
Host: Roch Guerin
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Friday, January 26, 2018
11:00 AM
Lopata Hall, Room 101
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Dr. Baba C. Vemuri
Wilson & Marie Collins Professor in Engineering
Department of Computer & Information Science and Engineering at University of Florida
Title: "Efficient Algorithms for Statistical Analysis of Manifold-valued Data with Applications to Neuro-imaging and Computer Vision"
Host: Tao Ju
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Friday, February 9, 2018
11:00 AM
Lopata Hall, Room 101
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Dr. Sebastian Zimmeck
Postdoc; Department of Computer Science
Institute for Software Research; Carnegie Mellon University
Title: "Improving Privacy Policy Compliance ̶ An Interdisciplinary Approach"
Host:
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Friday, February 16, 2018
11:00 AM
Lopata Hall, Room 101
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Yupeng Zhang
Ph.D. Candidate; Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park
Title: "Security and Privacy of Outsourced Data and Computations"
Host:
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Monday, February 19, 2018
11:30 AM
Jolley Hall, Room 309
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Dr. XiaoFeng Wang
Professor; Department of Informatics & Computer Science
Indiana University Bloomington
Title: "System Security Research: From Discovery to Innovation"
Host:
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Friday, February 23, 2018
11:00 AM
Lopata Hall, Room 101
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Qi (Alfred) Chen
Ph.D. Candidate; Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Michigan

Title: "Securing Smart, Connected Systems through Systematic Problem Analysis and Mitigation"
Host:
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Monday, February 26, 2018
11:30 AM
Jolley Hall, Room 309
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Paige Rodeghero
Ph.D. Candidate; Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Notre Dame
Title: "Behavior-Informed Algorithms for Automatic Documentation Generation"
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Friday, March 2
11:00 AM
Lopata Hall, Room 101

Dr. Eugene Vorobeychik
Assistant Professor; Department of Computer Science & Biomedical Informatics
Vanderbilt University
Title: "Adversarial AI for Social Good"
Host:
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Monday, March 5
11:30 AM
Jolley Hall, Room 309
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Dr. Yangfeng Ji
Postdoc; Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
Title: "Bringing Structural Information into Neural Network Design"
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Friday, March 9
11:00 AM
Lopata Hall, Room 101
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Dr. Ning Zhang
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Department of Computer Science
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Title: "Attack and Defense of Trusted Execution Environment"
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Monday, March 19
11:30 AM
Jolley Hall, Room 309
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Dr. Taejoong Chung
Postdoc; College of Computer & Information Science
Northeastern University
Title: "A Data-driven Approach to Identifying Internet Security Challenges"
Host:
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Wednesday, March 21

11:30 AM
Jolley Hall, Room 309
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Dr. Ehab Al-Shaer
Professor & Director of the Cyber Defense and Network Assurability (CyberDNA) Center; School of Computing & Informatics
University of North Carolina Charlotte
Title: "Towards Autonomous Cyber Defense for Effective Attack Mitigating"
Host:
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Friday, March 23
11:00 AM
Lopata Hall, Room 101
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Dr. Mark Bun
Postdoc; Department of Computer Science
Princeton University
Title: "Finding Structure in the Landscape of Differential Privacy"
Host:
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Monday, March 26
11:30 AM
Jolley Hall, Room 309
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Dr. Allison Chaney
IC Postdoctoral Research Fellow ; Department of Computer Science
Princeton University
Title: "The Social Side of Recommendation Systems: How Groups Shape Our Decisions"
Host:
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Friday, March 30
11:00 AM
Lopata Hall, Room 101
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Dr. Miaomiao Zhang
Assistant Professor; Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Lehigh University
Title: "Low-dimensional Manifold Models for Image Registration and Bayesian Statistical Shape Analysis"
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Friday, April 6
11:00 AM
Lopata Hall, Room 101
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Dr. Gao Huang
Postdoctoral Fellow; Department of Computer Science
Cornell University
Title: "On the Redundancy in Deep Learning"
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Monday, April 9
11:30 AM
Jolley Hall, Rom 3019