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Date & Time Event
Wed., 02/21/18
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topics: Cost Aware Web Routing Using Reinforcement Learning & Image Content Analysis in Indexed Captioned Searchable Videos
Speakers: Gandhimathi Velusamy & Mohammad Rajiur Rahman
Wed., 01/24/18
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topics: The Complexity of Leader Election: A Chasm at Diameter Two & A Framework for Transactive Grids for Cities, Neighborhoods, and Homes
Speakers: Soumyottam Chatterjee & Nacer Khalil
Mon., 12/04/17
Cancelled
Computer Science Distinguished Tutorial Lecture
Topic: Sample Complexity and Uniform Convergence
Speaker: Prof. Eli Upfal, Brown University
Host: Pandurangan
Fri., 12/01/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Building Predictable and Adaptable Mobile Systems
Speaker: Dr. Lukasz Ziarek, State University of New York, Buffalo
Host: Cheng
Mon., 11/20/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Sensing and Reconstruction: A Niche Paradigm of Computational Sciences
Speaker: Dr. Nikolaos Tsekos, University of Houston
Host: Subhlok
Wed., 11/15/17
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topics: Effectiveness of a Task-based Residential Energy Efficiency Program in Oahu & Correlation Study on Attributes of Unsteady Flows
Speakers: Hessam Mohammadmoradi & Marzieh Berenjkoub
Thu., 11/02/17
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science in Practice
Topic: Self Driving Technology: Clearing the Hype
Speaker: Prashanth Viswanath, Texas Instruments
Host: Gnawali
Wed., 11/01/17
Cancelled
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topics: Correlation Study on Attributes of Unsteady Flows & SonicDoor: Scaling Person Identification with Ultrasonic Sensors by Novel Modeling of Shape, Behavior and Walking Patterns
Speakers: Marzieh Berenjkoub & Nacer Khalil
Mon., 10/30/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Multimodal Deep Learning
Speaker: Dr. Fabio A. Gonzalez, National University of Colombia
Host: Solorio
Tue., 10/24/17
PGH 232
1:00 PM
Computer Science in Practice
Topic: Content Distribution Networks: A Web Server Is Not Enough
Speaker: Mr. Gaurab Raj Upadhaya, Limelight Networks
Host: Gnawali
Wed., 10/18/17
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topics: Multi-task Learning for Commercial Brain Computer Interfaces & An Optimization-oriented Framework for Feature Extraction in Flow Visualization
Speakers: George Panagopoulos & Lieyu Shi (Soumyottam Chatterjee is unable to present as originally scheduled)
Mon., 10/16/17
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science in Practice
Topic: Crypto-Currencies, Icos, and Blockchain: Why Computer Science Majors or Anyone Should Care
Speaker: Dr. Larry Shi, University of Houston
Host: Gnawali
Mon., 10/09/17
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science in Practice
Topic: Secure Software Development: Principles and Practice
Speaker: Wendy Istvanick, ThoughtWorks
Host: Gnawali
Wed., 10/04/17
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science in Practice
Topic: Data Analytics for Corporate Cybersecurity
Speaker: Irene Stein & Kashif Khan, Chevron
Host: Gnawali
Mon., 09/25/17
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topics: Detecting Sockpuppets in Deceptive Opinion Spam & Sequence-to-Sequence and Question Answering
Speakers: Marjan Hosseinia & Fan Yang
Fri., 09/22/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Distinguished Seminar
Topic: Resurrecting Laplace's Demon: The Case for Deterministic Models
Speaker: Prof. Edward A. Lee, University of California, Berkeley
Host: Cheng
Fri., 09/15/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Distinguished Seminar
Topic: Cryptographic Code Obfuscation
Speaker: Dr. Brent Waters, University of Texas
Host: Solorio
Thu., 08/24/17
PGH 563
1:00 PM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: GovTech:​ ​Transforming​ ​Approaches​ ​to​ ​Delivery​ ​of​ ​USGS​ ​Water​ ​Data​ ​and​ ​Scientific​ ​Information
Speaker: Mr. Sachin D. Shah & Mr. Daniel K. Pearson, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Host: Alipour
Thu., 07/06/17
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: A Short Tour of Randomized Techniques in Algorithm Design
Speaker: Prof. Sandeep Sen, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Host: Verma
Fri., 06/23/17
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Tools for Detection of Fault Vulnerabilities in Cryptographic Ciphers
Speaker: Prof. Chester Rebeiro, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Host: Verma
Mon., 05/08/17
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Molecular Underpinning of Postsynaptic Calmodulin-dependent Calcium Signaling
Speaker: Prof. Margaret Cheung, University of Houston
Host: Gabriel
Thu., 05/04/17
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Challenges and Methods in Games User Research
Speaker: Prof. Pejman Mirza-Babaei from University of Ontario, Canada
Host: Deng
Fri., 04/28/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Subject Book: Reforming Data Management in Human Experiments
Speaker: Dr. Ioannis Pavlidis, University of Houston
Host: Solorio
Mon., 04/24/17
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Finding Interesting Regions in Spatial and Spatio-temporal Datasets
Speaker: Dr. Christoph Eick, University of Houston
Host: Shah
Fri., 04/21/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Ethics in Science Lecture Series
Topic: Behavioral Concepts and the Sciences of Human Behavior
Speaker: Professor Helen Longino, Stanford University
Host: Pavlidis
Mon., 04/10/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Towards Exascale Programming Models and Runtime Systems
Speaker: Dr. Zoran Budimlic, Rice University
Host: Gabriel
Fri., 04/07/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Towards Privacy-Preserving and Secure Mobile Crowd Sensing
Speaker: Prof. Ming Li, University of Nevada, Reno
Host: Gnawali
Mon., 04/03/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Human-Centered data science for Crisis Informatics
Speaker: Marina Kogan, University of Colorado Boulder
Host: Pavlidis
Mon., 03/27/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Towards Efficient Architecture Design in IoT Big Data Era: Integrating Intelligence into the Communication Path
Speaker: Yang Hu, University of Florida
Host: Gabriel
Fri., 03/24/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Towards Practical Program Analysis: Introspection and Adaptation
Speaker: Shiyi Wei, University of Maryland
Host: Shah
Wed., 03/22/17

CANCELLED
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Detecting Software Faults Using Graphs
Speaker: Prof. Anirban Ghosh, University of Central Missouri
Host: Rizk
Mon., 03/20/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Addressing Cybersecurity Risks by Considering Physical, Human, and Economic Aspects
Speaker: Prof. Aron Laszka, Vanderbilt University
Host: Gnawali
Fri., 03/10/17
Hilton Hotel
Shamrock AB
3:00 PM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Hacking Oil Rigs for Profit
Speaker: Weston Hecker, Principal Application Security Engineer/Principal Pentester at NCR Corporation
Host: Shi
Fri., 03/10/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Security Analytics for Defeating Automated Internet-scale Threats
Speaker: Dr. Aziz Mohaisen, University at Buffalo
Host: Gnawali
Mon., 03/06/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Secure Geometric Search on Encrypted Spatial Data
Speaker: Boyang Wang, University of Arizona
Host: Huang
Fri., 03/03/17
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: High Performance Computing at Extreme Scale: Resilience, Energy Efficiency, and Scalability
Speaker: Panrou Wu, University of California Riverside
Host: Pandurangan
Mon., 02/27/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Distinguished Seminar
Topic: The Lovasz Local Lemma and its Algorithmic Aspects
Speaker: Prof. Aravind Srinivasan, University of Maryland
Host: Pandurangan
Fri., 02/24/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Automated Testing for Large Software Systems
Speaker: Dr. Amin Alipour, Oregon State University
Host: Rizk
Mon., 02/20/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Breaking the Monolith: Rethinking Storage System Design
Speaker: Yue Cheng, Virginia Tech
Host: Gabriel
Mon., 02/20/17
PGH 563
10:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Real-Time Reachability for Safety of Autonomous Systems
Speaker: Professor Taylor Johnson, Vanderbilt University
Host: Cheng
Fri., 02/17/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Ethics in Science Lecture Series
Topic: Insane Asylums and Genetics: How Human Heredity Became a Data Science
Speaker: Professor Theodore M. Porter, University of California
Host: Pavlidis
Mon., 01/23/17
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Ethics in Science Lecture Series
Topic: The Nature of Pride: The Emotional Origins of Social Rank
Speaker: Dr. Jessica Tracy, University of British Columbia
Host: Pavlidis
Wed., 01/18/17
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science in Practice
Topic: NoSQL Databases, Advantages and Trade-Offs
Speaker: Mr. Pramod Sadalage, ThoughtWorks
Host: Ordonez
Wed., 11/30/16
PGH 563
10:30 AM
Computer Science in Practice
Topic: Cyber Security and the Computer Scientist - How the Fields Meet
Speaker: Mr. James M. Morrison, FBI
Host: Verma
Mon., 11/21/16
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Distinguished Seminar
Topic: Material Appearance Modeling
Speaker: Dr. Holly Rushmeier, Yale University
Host: Solorio
Fri., 11/18/16
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: The Communication Complexity of Distributed Set-Joins
Speaker: Dr. Qin Zhang, Indiana University
Host: Pandurangan
Mon., 11/14/16
F 154
1:00 PM
Computer Science in Practice
Topic: Challenges and Opportunities for Utilizing Cloud Computing at NASA/JSC
Speaker: Mr. Michael Koester, NASA JSC
Host: Shi
Fri., 11/04/16
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Rephil: Text to Concepts with Machine Learning
Speaker: Mr. Russell Howes, Software Engineer, Google
Host: Ordonez
Mon., 10/17/16
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Distinguished Seminar
Topic: Computational Sociolinguistics
Speaker: Prof. Rada Mihalcea, University of Michigan
Host: Solorio
Wed., 10/05/16
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science in Practice
Topic: Internet of Things: Unlimited Opportunities
Speaker: Mr. Jeremy Jones, Comfort Systems USA Inc.
Host: Rizk
Mon., 10/03/16
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Distinguished Seminar
Topic: Cloud services for the Internet of Things
Speaker: Dr. Dilma Da Silva
Host: Solorio
Mon., 09/19/16
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Modelling Socio-Emotional Embodied Conversational Agent
Speaker: Dr. Catherine Pelachaud, Telecom ParisTech
Host: Deng
Fri., 09/16/16
10:00 AM
PGH 563
Special Event
Topic: Faculty Mini-Talks
Speaker: Computer Science Faculty
Host: Shah
Mon., 09/12/16
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Image Segmentation by Spatially Varying Gaussian Mixture Models
Speaker: Prof. Christophoros Nikou
Host: Kakadiaris
Wed., 09/07/16
PGH 563
11:30 AM
Computer Science in Practice
Topic: Developing Apps Using Xamarin Forms
Speaker: Mr. Muhammad Naviwala & Mr. Anthony Sicignano
Host: Rizk
Mon., 08/29/16
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Effective Teaching Based on Designing and Modeling of 3D Printed Artifacts
Speaker: Dr. Stefan Andrei, Chairman of Department of Computer Science, Lamar University
Host: Cheng
Fri., 08/05/16
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Computer Networking Experiments on Protocol Behavior
Speaker: Dr. Deniz Gurkan
Host: Leiss

Ph.D. students should plan to attend Computer Science Faculty Seminar, Distinguished Lecture, and Computer Science Seminar.

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