CIS Seminars & Events

Fall 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Nancy Pollard
Robotics Institute and the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University.
"Directing Physically Based (and Physical) Interactions:  New Interfaces for Animation Control"

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Marianne Winslett
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Advanced Digital Sciences Center, Singapore
"Records Retention:  Addressing Insider Threats to Data Integrity"

Thursday, September 29, 2011          
Statistics – CIS Joint Seminar
Elchanan Mossel
Statistics and Computer Science at UC Berkeley

Tuesday, October 18, 2011    
Kevin Knight
USC/Information Sciences Institute
"Language Translation and Code-Breaking"

Wednesday, October 19, 2011          
Steve Swanson
Computer Science & Engineering, University of California, San Diego
"Moneta Engineering Storage for the Data Age"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011    
Gerald Tesauro
IBM Watson Research Center
"How Watson Learns Superhuman Jeopardy! Strategies"

Tuesday, November 8, 2011  
Joe Hellerstein
EECS Computer Science Division, UC Berkeley
"CALM Consistency: Disorderly Programming in Bloom"

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Grace Hopper Distinguished Lecture
Justine Cassell
Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, in the School of Computer Science at CMU
"The Human at the Heart of our Work: Advancing Social Theory and Engineering Practice"

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Eitan Grinspun
Computer Science Dept., Columbia University
"From Sorcery to Science: how Hollywood Physics impacts the Sciences"

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Santish Narayanasamy
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan
"A Path to Achieving Sequential Correctness for Parallel Programs"

Tuesday, December 6, 2011  
Ladislav Kavan
Dept. of Computer Science, Universtitaetstrasse
"3D Virtual Characters: Skinning, Clothing, and Weird Math"