Discovery Competition Kickoff Informational Meetinghttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/Discovery-Competition-Informational-Meeting-2017.aspx1272Discovery Competition Kickoff Informational Meeting2017-10-24T05:00:00Z7 p.m.Green Hall, Rodin Auditorium<ul><li>Do you have an idea for a product, technical service, or other invention?<br/></li><li>Want to learn more about entrepreneurship and have your idea fostered in a welcoming environment?<br/></li><li>Are you interested in pursuing your idea with mentors who will give you technical feedback, market feedback, and business recommendations?<br/></li><li>Need faculty/staff support to access WashU’s many resources?<br/></li><li>Want to compete for a grand prize of $25,000 this year?<br/></li><li>Don’t have an idea, but would love to join an entrepreneurial-minded team?<br/></li></ul><div><a href="/current-students/outside-classroom/discovery-competition/Pages/default.aspx">>> Learn More</a><br/></div><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p>Dennis Mell, dmell@wustl.edu
Society of Women Engineers Conference Day 1https://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/Society-of-Women-Engineers-Conference-Day-1.aspx1275Society of Women Engineers Conference Day 12017-10-26T05:00:00Z1 p.m.8 p.m.Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas<p>Master's and PhD Program recruiters will attend this event, including <a href="/Profiles/Pages/Christopher-Gill.aspx">Professor Chris Gill</a> and student representative Minji Kim.<br/></p><p><a href="/prospective-students/graduate-admissions/Pages/default.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">>> WashU Engineering Graduate Admissions Application Process</a><br/></p>Erin Smith, erinsmith@wustl.edu
CSE Doctoral Student Seminar: Yiming Kanghttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/CSE-Doctoral-Student-Seminar-Yimming-Kang.aspx1149CSE Doctoral Student Seminar: Yiming Kang2017-10-27T05:00:00Z12:30 p.m.2 p.m.Lopata Hall, Room 101<p><strong>​"Predicting Gene Responsiveness From Regulator Binding Signals by Learning Models"<br/></strong></p><p><strong>Yiming Kang</strong><br rtenodeid="3"/>Adviser: Michael Brent<br/></p>In a cell, the regulatory proteins called transcription factors (TFs) change the production rates of their target genes. Researchers have conducted two main types of experiments to determine such TF-target relationships. One determines which genes a TF binds, while the other determines which genes respond to the perturbation of a TF. However, the fact that only a very small fraction of bound genes (~3-5%) are responsive when the TF is deleted has been disregarded by the community. Recently, we bridged two emerging technologies that respectively measure binding and responsiveness, showing much better agreement than the existing methods had to offer. Other resources, such as histone, marks encode the genome state in the region of each gene. Here, we hypothesize that TF binding signals in combination with histone marks are predictive of the target’s responsiveness. We propose two machine learning models: random forest (RF) and convolutional neural network (CNN), to tackle the prediction task. We show that both models are suitable for predicting the responsive targets, given the binding signals only. Specifically, CNN model performs better than RF model by deciphering the locality of binding signals on the DNA sequence. Furthermore, the model that incorporates genome state near the TF improves the prediction accuracy.<br/> <p><br/></p>
CSE Colloquia Series: Hui Leihttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/CSE-Colloquia-Series-Hui-Lei.aspx1199CSE Colloquia Series: Hui Lei2017-10-27T05:00:00Z11 a.m.Lopata Hall, Room 101<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>IBM Watson for Smart Healthcare</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Hui Lei</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;">CTO</p><p style="text-align: center;">Watson Health Cloud</p><p style="text-align: center;">IBM</p><p><strong>Abstract</strong></p><p>In 2011, the IBM Watson system participated in the TV quiz show Jeopardy!, and outperformed the two biggest champions in the show's history. The Watson system marked the inception of the cognitive computing era. Instead of being explicitly programmed, cognitive computing systems learn from human knowledge and from their interactions with the environment, and they reason with a purpose. Since the Jeopardy! game, Watson has been put in use to solve real-world problems. It has tackled increasingly complex data sets and has significantly developed its understanding, reasoning and learning capabilities. One of the first domains Watson was involved in is global health. Specifically, the Watson Health Cloud combines Watson cognitive capabilities and health big data, in order to democratize health knowledge and access to tools and information, and to help people lead healthier and more productive lives.</p><p>In this talk, we will first give an introduction to IBM Watson and cognitive computing. We will then present the Watson Health Cloud and its main building blocks: data, analytics, and solutions. We will share our experience with the Watson Health Cloud, and discuss how it helps address many clinical, societal, and economic issues faced by the health industry.</p><p><strong>Biography</strong></p><p>Dr. Hui Lei is Chief Technology Officer of IBM Watson Health Cloud, an IBM Distinguished Engineer, and an IBM Master Inventor. Previously he was Senior Manager, Cloud Platform Technologies at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, and led IBM's worldwide research strategies in cloud infrastructure services and cloud managed services. His technical interests include mobile and pervasive computing, cloud computing, big data, and enterprise computing. His technical vision and creative contributions have impacted many commercial software products and services, and have resulted in over 70 patents. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, and a past Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Business Informatics and Systems. He has taken part in many international conferences as a steering committee chair, general chair, technical program chair, or keynote speaker. He was recognized with an IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award in 2017 and an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Service Award in 2014. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University.<br/></p>
ArchHacks 2017https://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/Arch-Hacks.aspx986ArchHacks 20172017-10-27T05:00:00ZHillman Hall<div class="youtube-wrap"><div class="iframe-container"> <iframe width="427" height="240" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/M3cOfxkzXFA"></iframe>   <br/></div></div><p> <br/> </p><p>ArchHacks is WashU's hackathon, taking place October 27-29 on campus in Hillman Hall!<br/><br/>We are so excited to be bringing together over 350 students from across the US and Canada for a weekend of innovative and creative problem-solving. Our theme is HealthTech, but we welcome students who are interested in all areas of CS, entrepreneurship, and innovative thinking. No experience is required - we will have workshops during the event to learn tangible skills you can apply to your project.<br/></p><p>More Info: <a href="https://archhacks.io/">archhacks.io</a><br/></p>Email: info@archhacks.io
ArchHacks 2017https://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/ArchHacks-2.aspx987ArchHacks 20172017-10-28T05:00:00ZHillman Hall<p>ArchHacks is WashU's hackathon, taking place October 27-29 on campus in Hillman Hall!<br/><br/>We are so excited to be bringing together over 350 students from across the US and Canada for a weekend of innovative and creative problem-solving. Our theme is HealthTech, but we welcome students who are interested in all areas of CS, entrepreneurship, and innovative thinking. No experience is required - we will have workshops during the event to learn tangible skills you can apply to your project.<br/><br/>Apply now to meet and network with top tech companies, make great connections with talented students both from WashU and other top universities, and indulge in a weekend of free food and swag. <strong>All WashU students will be accepted!</strong></p><p>Apply: <a href="https://archhacks.io/">archhacks.io</a><br/></p>info@archhacks.io
ArchHacks 2017https://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/ArchHacks-3.aspx988ArchHacks 20172017-10-29T05:00:00ZHillman Hall<div class="youtube-wrap"><div class="iframe-container"> <iframe width="427" height="240" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/M3cOfxkzXFA"></iframe>   <br/></div></div><p>ArchHacks is WashU's hackathon, taking place October 27-29 on campus in Hillman Hall!<br/><br/>We are so excited to be bringing together over 350 students from across the US and Canada for a weekend of innovative and creative problem-solving. Our theme is HealthTech, but we welcome students who are interested in all areas of CS, entrepreneurship, and innovative thinking. No experience is required - we will have workshops during the event to learn tangible skills you can apply to your project.<br/><br/>Apply now to meet and network with top tech companies, make great connections with talented students both from WashU and other top universities, and indulge in a weekend of free food and swag. <strong>All WashU students will be accepted!</strong></p><p>Apply: <a href="https://archhacks.io/">archhacks.io</a><br/></p><p>ArchHacks is WashU's hackathon, taking place October 27-29 on campus in Hillman Hall!<br/><br/>We are so excited to be bringing together over 350 students from across the US and Canada for a weekend of innovative and creative problem-solving. Our theme is HealthTech, but we welcome students who are interested in all areas of CS, entrepreneurship, and innovative thinking. No experience is required - we will have workshops during the event to learn tangible skills you can apply to your project.<br/><br/>Apply now to meet and network with top tech companies, make great connections with talented students both from WashU and other top universities, and indulge in a weekend of free food and swag. <strong>All WashU students will be accepted!</strong></p><p>Apply: <a href="https://archhacks.io/">archhacks.io</a><br/></p>info@archhacks.io
CSE Dissertation Proposal Defense: Hila Ben Abrahamhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/CSE-Dissertation-Proposal-Defense-Hila-Ben-Abraham.aspx1150CSE Dissertation Proposal Defense: Hila Ben Abraham2017-10-31T05:00:00Z3 p.m.5 p.m.Jolley Hall, Room 309<p rtenodeid="5"><strong>​"Decoupling Information and Connectivity in Information-Centric Networking"</strong><br rtenodeid="6"/></p><p><strong>Hila Ben Abraham</strong><br/>Adviser: Patrick Crowley<br/></p><p>This dissertation proposal aims to cleanly separate information and connectivity in Information-Centric Networks (ICNs). ICN architectures were designed to support the requirements of today's Internet, such as information dissemination and better security and trust models, by replacing the existing telephony-inspired abstraction with a new network abstraction --  the request for named data. This new abstraction promises to decouple information from connectivity by allowing applications to be  concerned only with namespaces and content identities rather than the connectivity characteristics of channel-based communication.<br/></p><p>However, our work has unveiled an important problem: In all leading ICNs, information and connectivity are implicitly and unsustainably linked via an architectural component called the strategy layer. This component consists of multiple forwarding strategies that decide how to forward packets in the presence of either multiple next-hop options or dynamic feedback. As shown in this proposal, the present design of the strategy layer is not sustainable: Application developers can confidently specify a strategy only if they understand connectivity details, while network node operators can confidently assign strategies only if they understand application expectations.<br/></p><p>We seek to address this problem by clearly, and for the first time, specifying the role of forwarding strategies in ICN. Further, we introduce the concept of Information-Centric Transport (ICT) as a mechanism that decouples the Information Plane from the Connectivity Plane. This mechanism allows applications to operate solely on the information plane, concerned only with namespaces and identities relevant to the application, leaving network node operators free to implement ICT services for the connectivity that they manage. We will explore and implement three different ICTs to support synchronization services, logical overlays of multiple producers (such as DHTs), and real-time services.<br/></p>
CSE Fall Research Dayhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/CSE-Fall-Research-Day.aspx1202CSE Fall Research Day2017-11-03T05:00:00Z10 a.m.4 p.m.Lopata Hall, Room 101<p><img src="/Events/PublishingImages/CSE_fall_research.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin: 5px;"/></p><ul><li>Experience the cutting-edge research our faculty and students engage in every day<br/></li><li>This is a great opportunity to explore what doctoral studies are all about in the <a href="/?utm_source=WashUMEMSNewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=jun17" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Department of Computer Science & Engineering</a> at Washington University in St. Louis.<br/></li><li>Get advice from faculty about applying to doctoral programs, participate in lab meetings and meet with current faculty and students.<br/></li></ul><div><p><a href="https://wustl.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bDbSmmypS5kfHrT" target="_blank">>> Please register to attend </a>by October 30<br/></p><p><a href="https://cse.wustl.edu/cseatwashu/events/Pages/Fall-Research-Day.aspx">>> More information</a><br/></p></div><p></p><p></p>Cheryl Newman, c.newman@wustl.edu
Scholarship Dinner 2017https://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/Scholarship-Dinner-11-16.aspx1038Scholarship Dinner 20172017-11-16T06:00:00Z6:15 p.m.Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta<p>​6:15 p.m. Reception<br/></p><p>7 p.m. Dinner<br/></p><p><a href="/alumni/programs-events/scholarship/Pages/default.aspx">>> Learn more about the Engineering Scholarship Program</a><br/></p>Claire Byrne, 314-935-5419
Last Day to Withdrawhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/Last-last-day-to-withdraw.aspx1001Last Day to Withdraw2017-11-17T06:00:00Z<p>​Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W.”  9:00 pm deadline<br/></p><p><br/></p><style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space: nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" contenteditable="false" style="font-size: 8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip"><img src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" alt="Misspelled Word" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width: 0px;"></a></span><span id="rnd80809" class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip">0.0px</span></span> <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space: nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" contenteditable="false" style="font-size: 8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip"><img src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" alt="Misspelled Word" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width: 0px;"></a></span><span id="rnd94329" class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip">0.0px</span></span> <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space: nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" contenteditable="false" style="font-size: 8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip"><img src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" alt="Misspelled Word" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width: 0px;"></a></span><span id="rnd58498" class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip">0.0px</span></span>; font: 19.0px Helvetica; -<span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space: nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" contenteditable="false" style="font-size: 8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip"><img src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" alt="Misspelled Word" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width: 0px;"></a></span><span id="rnd72795" class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip">webkit</span></span>-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} </style>Engineering Student Services, 314-935-6100
Last Day to Change from Pass/Fail or Audit to Credithttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/Grade-option.aspx1000Last Day to Change from Pass/Fail or Audit to Credit2017-11-17T06:00:00Z<p>​Last day to change the grade option on a course *FROM* Pass/Fail (P) or Audit (A) *TO* Credit (C).  9:00 pm deadline<br/></p><p><br/></p><style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space: nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" contenteditable="false" style="font-size: 8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip"><img src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" alt="Misspelled Word" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width: 0px;"></a></span><span id="rnd33545" class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip">0.0px</span></span> <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space: nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" contenteditable="false" style="font-size: 8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip"><img src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" alt="Misspelled Word" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width: 0px;"></a></span><span id="rnd51036" class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip">0.0px</span></span> <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space: nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" contenteditable="false" style="font-size: 8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip"><img src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" alt="Misspelled Word" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width: 0px;"></a></span><span id="rnd24838" class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip">0.0px</span></span>; font: 19.0px Helvetica; -<span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space: nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" contenteditable="false" style="font-size: 8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip"><img src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" alt="Misspelled Word" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width: 0px;"></a></span><span id="rnd11484" class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip">webkit</span></span>-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none} </style>Engineering Student Services, 314-935-6100