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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., 04/27/2020
PGH 232
CANCELLED
Computer Science Distinguished Seminar
Topic: On the Naturalness of Software, and How to Exploit It
Speaker: Dr. Prem Devanbu
Host: Alipour
Mon., 04/20/2020
Online
11:00 AM
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topics: Application Agnostic Network Traffic Modeling for Realistic Traffic Generation | Learning to learn: Meta-Learning in Machine Learning | Attending the Emotions to Detect Online Abusive Language | Let Me Choose: From Verbal Context to Font Selection
Speakers: Oluwamayowa Adeleke | Mikhail Mekhedkin-Meskhi | Niloofar Safi Samghabadi | Amirreza (Reza) Shirani
Hosts: Gnawali, Wu
Mon., 04/06/2020
Online
11:00 AM
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topics: ViPER: Vehicle Pose Estimation using Ultra-WideBand Radios | On the Usefulness of Personality Traits in Opinion-Oriented Tasks | Platform for Interactive Immersion into Imaging Data with an Augmented Reality Interface | Claim Verification Under the Positive-Unlabeled Setting
Speakers: Alireza Ansaripour | Marjan Hosseinia | Jose Daniel Velazco-Garcia | Fan Yang
Hosts: Gnawali, Wu
Fri., 04/03/2020
PGH 232
CANCELLED
Computer Science Distinguished Seminar
Topic: In-Memory Computing for Machine Learning Applications and Beyond
Speaker: Dr. Xiaobo Sharon Hu
Host: A. Cheng
Mon., 03/30/2020
Online
11:00 AM
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topics: Adversarial Deep Reinforcement Learning for Cyber-Physical System Security | Metamorphic Malware Detection Using Behavior Graphs | Quasar: A Novel Density Based Framework for Collocation Mining | Voxel Indexing and Compression
Speakers: Taha Eghtesad | Ayman El Aassal | Karima Elgarroussi | Mouad Rifai
Hosts: Gnawali, Wu
Mon., 03/23/2020
PGH 563
CANCELLED
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topics: On the Usefulness of Personality Traits in Opinion-Oriented Tasks | Explainable Generative Adversarial Neural Networks | Claim Verification Under the Positive-Unlabeled Setting
Speakers: Marjan Hosseinia | Hadi Mansourifar | Fan Yang
Hosts: Gnawali, Wu
Mon., 03/16/2020
PGH 232
CANCELLED
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Fine-Scale Facial-Animation Capture, Generation, and Manipulation
Speaker: Dr. Zhigang Deng
Host: Solorio
Fri., 03/06/2020
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Practicing Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Healthcare
Speaker: Dr. Hua Xu
Host: Solorio
Mon., 03/02/2020
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science in Practice
Topic: Shrinking Production Incidents
Speaker: Annalee Nagami
Host: Gnawali
Wed., 02/26/2020
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Give Me the Full Picture: Using Computer Vision to Understand Visual Frames and Political Communication
Speaker:
Dr. Michelle Torres
Host: Solorio
Mon., 02/24/2020
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Clustering: Basic Approaches and Their Evaluation
Speaker:
Dr. Kriti Bhargava
Host: Toti
Mon., 02/17/2020
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: An Overview of Gradient Descent Optimization Algorithms with Implementation in MapReduce Programming Model
Speaker:
Dr. Kia Teymourian
Host: Shi
Mon., 02/10/2020
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Introduction to Neural Networks
Speaker:
Dr. Arko Barman
Host: Pandurangan
Fri., 02/07/2020
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Neural Networks and Deep Learning
Speaker:
Dr. Russel Pears
Host: Pandurangan
Wed., 02/05/2020
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Distinguished Seminar
Topic: Let's Process Information, Not Bits: Architecture's Expensive Data Movement
Speaker:
Dr. Andrew A. Chien
Host: Johnsson
Tues., 02/04/2020
PGH 563
12:00 PM
Computer Science Special Talk
Topic: Personalizing Our Diner Communications at Grubhub
Speaker:
Dr. Wai Gen Yee
Host: Ordonez
Fri., 12/06/19
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Distinguished Seminar
Topic: Blockchains and the Future of Distributed Computing
Speaker:
Dr. Maurice Herlihy
Host: Pandurangan
Fri., 11/22/19
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Distinguished Seminar
Topic: A Practical Unstructured Spline Modeling Platform for Isogeometric Analysis Applications
Speaker: Dr. Yongjie Jessica Zhang
Host: G. Chen
Mon., 11/18/19
PGH 232
11:00 AM
CANCELLED
Computer Science Distinguished Seminar
Topic: In-Memory Computing for Machine Learning Applications and Beyond
Speaker: Dr. Xiaobo Sharon Hu
Host: A. Cheng
Mon., 11/11/19
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science in Practice
Topic: IOT - Beyond the Consumer World
Speaker: Ron Neyland
Host: Laszka
Mon., 11/04/19
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topics: A Deep Learning based Model for Head and Eye Motion Generation in Three-party Conversations | Visual Summarization of Lecture Videos
Speakers: Aobo Jin | Mohammad Rajiur Rahman
Hosts: Gnawali, Wu
Mon., 10/21/19
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topics: Enhancing Magnetic Resonance Imaging by Utilizing Deep Learning and Compressed Sensing Techniques | Using Compression in MPI-IO: Semantics, Implementation, and Evaluation
Speakers: Nazanin Beheshti | Siddhesh Pratap Singh
Hosts: Gnawali, Wu
Wed., 10/16/19
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science in Practice
Topic: High Performance Computing in Chevron
Speaker: Rafael Salas
Host: Wu
Mon., 10/14/19
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Neuroengineering the Future: From Neural interfaces to Creativity
Speaker: Dr. Jose Contreras-Vidal
Host: Solorio
Mon., 10/07/19
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topics: SMACK: Subjective Measure of Applied Contextual Knowledge | Unsteady Flow Visualization via Physics Based Pathline Exploration | Impact of hex-mesh structure on simulation quality - A first study
Speakers: Mohammed Alshair | Duong Nguyen | Muhammad Naeem Akram
Hosts: Gnawali, Wu
Fri., 10/04/19
Science 120
02:00 PM
Seminar
Topic: Deterministic Leader Election in Programmable Matter
Speaker: Dr. William Moses
Host: Pandurangan
Note: this seminar does not count towards the PhD seminar requirement
Fri., 10/04/19
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Towards Energy-Efficient Computing in Graphics Processing Units
Speaker: Dr. Xin Fu
Host: Shi
Wed., 10/02/19
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Real Time Character Animation: Deformation, Rendering, and Beyond
Speaker:
Dr. Binh Le
Host: Deng
Mon., 09/30/19
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topics: Incremental Machine Learning Models using a Summarization Matrix for Large Datasets | You Are Not Alone: Helping Users Not to Fall for Phish | Enhancing Subject Matter Assessments Utilizing Augmented Reality and Serious Game Techniques
Speakers: Sikder Tahsin Al-Amin | Shahryar Baki | Brian Holtkamp
Hosts: Gnawali, Wu
Mon., 09/23/19
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science in Practice
Topic: Optimizing on Predictions from Machine Learning Pipelines
Speaker: Dr. Doug Hakkarinen, ConocoPhillips Analytics Innovation Center of Excellence
Host: Gabriel
Fri., 09/20/19
CANCELLED
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Towards Energy-Efficient Computing in Graphics Processing Units
Speaker: Dr. Xin Fu
Host: Shi
Mon., 09/16/19
PGH 563
11:00 AM
Computer Science Focus on Research
Topics: Fault-Tolerant Regularity-Based Real-Time Virtual Resources | Scalable Distributed Kernel Support Vector Machine Training
Speakers: Pavan Kumar Paluri | Ruchi Shah
Hosts: Gnawali, Wu
Mon., 09/09/19
PGH 232
11:00 AM
Computer Science Seminar
Topic: Finding the Location of Objects in Indoor Environments Using
Ultra-Wideband Radios

Speaker: Dr. Omprakash Gnawali
Host: Solorio

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