CIS Seminars & Events

Spring 2012 Colloquium Series

Tuesday January 24, 2012
Carlos Guestrin
Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University
"GraphLab: A Distributed Abstraction for Machine Learning"

Thursday, January 26, 2012   
Jae Woo Lee
Dept. of Computer Science, Columbia University
"C++ in 45 minutes. Or not."

Tuesday, February 7, 2012    
Gokhan Memik
Department of Electrical Eng. and Computer Science, Northwestern University
"Humans and Bits: Designing Holistic Computer Architectures"

Thursday, February 9, 2012   
Sam Moelius
IDA Center for Computing Sciences in Bowie, Maryland
"Java Generics"

Thursday, February 9, 2012   
Hank Hoffman
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"A Framework for the Self-aware Management of Goals and Constraints in Modern Computing Systems"

Tuesday, February 14, 2012  
Haryadi Gunawi
Computer Science Dept, University of California, Berkeley
"Towards Reliable Storage Systems: From OS-Level File Systems to Cloud Storage"

Thursday, February 23 2012  
Allen Clement  
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
"Robust Replication (or how I learned to stop worrying and love failures)"

Tuesday, February 28, 2012  
Chris Callison-Burch
Computer Science Department, Johns Hopkins University
"Advances to machine translation and language understanding"

Thursday, March 1, 2012       
Mohit Tiwari 
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkley
"Crafting Secure Systems from the Gates Up"

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      
Jack Sampson
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego
"Conservation Cores: Architectures for a Future of Dark Silicon"

Thursday, March 15, 2012     
Kevin Fu
Dept. of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Your Abstractions are Worth^H^H^H^H^HPowerless! Perpetual Computation on Intermittently Powered Embedded Systems* (*Batteries Not Included)"

Tuesday, March 20, 2012      
Daniel Sanchez
Electrical Engineering Dept., Stanford University
"Scaling Software and Hardware for Thousand-Core Systems"

Thursday, March 22, 2012     
Joe Devietti
Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington
"No Such Thing as Luck: Improving Parallel Programmability with Determinism"

Tuesday, March 27, 2012      
Barbara Jobstmann
Verimag Laboratory, CNRS and Université de Grenoble, France
"Synthesis-Augmented System Development"

Tuesday, April 3, 2012          
Viktor Kuncak
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, Switzerland
"Verifying and Computing with Constraint Solvers"

Tuesday, April17, 2012         
The Thomas and Yvonne Williams Lectures for the Advancement of Logic and Philosophy
Dana Scott
Emeritus Hillman University Professor of Mathematical Logic, Computer Science, and Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University
"A Simple NP-complete Tiling Problem"

Tuesday, April 24, 2012     
Saul Gorn Memorial Lecture
Leslie G. Valiant
Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
"A Computational Theory of Cortex and Hippocampus"

Wednesday, April 25 , 2012           
Franklin Institute Symposium
2012 Benjamin Franklin MEdal in COmputer and Cognitive Science
Vladimir Vapnik, Ph.D.
NEC Laboratories
Princeton, New Jersey

Wednesday, May 9, 2012   
Thomas J. Farmer
NRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Army Research Lab, Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
"From C to Assembly to the MIPS Processor - An Overview"

Thursday, May 10, 2012  
Max Morawski
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Maple Lab
"Intro To Recursion"

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 
Nora Newcombe, Professor of Psychology
PI and Director, Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC), Temple
"Spatial Skills and Success in STEM: Thinking about Gender Differences"