CIS Events

Spring 2024 CIS Colloquium Series and Special Talks

CIS Colloquia are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30PM – 4:30PM, unless otherwise noted. A calendar of upcoming CIS events is available here. For all school events, visit the Penn Engineering Events Calendar. If you need further information please contact cherylh@cis.upenn.edu

If you are unable to attend the talk please use:

Zoom Talk link:  
https://upenn.zoom.us/j/92928358554?pwd=MWdDU0lJRmE3U0hDWUdmU284UmNGZz09
Meeting ID: 929 2835 8554
Passcode: 488035

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Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
CIS Colloquium Speaker: James Bartusek
Association:
University of California, Berkeley
Talk Title:
“Obfuscation of Quantum Computation”
Location:
Wu & Chen Auditorium, 101 Levine Hall

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ASSET Talk 

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
ASSET Speaker:
Chudi Zhong
Association:
Computer Science Dept., Duke University
Talk Title:
“Towards A New Frontier of Trustworthy AI: Interpretable Machine Learning Algorithms that Produce All Good Models”
Location:
Raisler Lounge, 225 Towne Bldg. 

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Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
CIS Colloquium Speaker:
Bailey Flanigan
Association:
Computer Science Dept., Carnegie Mellon University
Talk Title:
“How Algorithms Can Support Deliberative Democracy”
Location:
Wu & Chen Auditorium, 101 Levine Hall

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ASSET Talk 

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024
ASSET Speaker:
Sarah Cen
Association:  
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, MIT
Talk Title:
Paths to AI Accountability
Location:
Raisler Lounge, 225 Towne Bldg. 

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Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024
CIS Colloquium Speaker:
Sewon Min
Association:
Natural Language Process Group, University of Washington
Talk Title:
“Rethinking Data Use in Large Language Models”
Location:
Wu & Chen Auditorium, 101 Levine Hall

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Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024
CIS Colloquium Speaker:
Tim Dettmers
Association:
Computer Science Dept., University of Washington
Talk Title: 
“Accessible Foundation Models: Systems, Algorithms, and Science”
Location:
Wu & Chen Auditorium, 101 Levine Hall

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Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024
CIS Colloquium Speaker:
Jiatao Gu
Association:
Researcher at Apple AI/ML (MLR
Talk Title:
Towards Flexible, Scalable, and Knowledgeable Generative Intelligence”
Location:
Wu & Chen Auditorium, 101 Levine Hall

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ASSET Talk

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 
ESE/CIS ASSET Speaker:
Max Simchowitz
Association:
Robot Locomotion Group at MIT CSAIL
Talk Title:
Mathematical Foundations for Physical Agents
Location:
Raisler Lounge, 225 Towne Bldg. 

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Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024
CIS Colloquium Speaker:
Sherry Yang
Association:
Sr. Researcher Scientist at Google DeepMind and Comp. Sci. Dept. University of California, Berkeley
Talk Title:
“Decision Making with Internet-Scale Knowledge”
Location:
Wu & Chen Auditorium, 101 Levine Hall

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Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
CIS Colloquium Speaker:
Emma Dauterman
Association:
EECS Dept. University of California, Berkeley
Talk Title:
“Secure systems from insecure components”
Location:
Wu & Chen Auditorium, 101 Levine Hall

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Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
CIS Colloquium Speaker:
Neil Zhao
Association:
Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Talk Title:
“Modern Clouds: Side-Channel Attacks and Defenses”
Location:
Wu & Chen Auditorium, 101 Levine Hall

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ASSET Talk

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 
CIS/IDEAS ASSET Speaker:
Andrew Ilyas
Association:
Computer Science, MIT
Talk Title:
“Making Machine Learning Predictability Reliable”
Location:
Raisler Lounge, 225 Towne Bldg. 

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Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024 
CIS Colloquium Speaker:
Abhishek  Shetty
Association:
Dept. of Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
Talk Title:
“Frameworks for Efficient Algorithms for Learning: Robustness and Data Compression”
Location:
Wu and Chen Auditorium, 101 Levine Hall 

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Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 
CIS Colloquium Speaker:
Yilun Du
Association:
EECS, MIT
Talk Title:
TBA
Location:
Wu and Chen Auditorium, 101 Levine Hall 

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ASSET Talk

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 

CIS/IDEAS ASSET Speaker: Micah Goldblum
Association:  
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at New York University
Talk Title:
Bridging the Gap Between Deep Learning Theory and Practice
Location:
Raisler Lounge, 225 Towne Bldg. 

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Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024 
CIS Colloquium Speaker:
Praneeth Karimireddy
Association:
Computer Science Dept., University of California, Berkeley
Talk Title:
TBA
Location:
Wu and Chen Auditorium, 101 Levine Hall 

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Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024 
CIS Colloquium Speaker:
Zhuohan Li
Association:
Computer Science Dept., University of California, Berkeley
Talk Title
: TBA
Location:
Wu and Chen Auditorium, 101 Levine Hall

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Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 
CIS Colloquium Speaker:
Francis Y Yan
Association:
Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research
Talk Title:
“Practical Machine Learning for Networked Systems”
Location:
Raisler Lounge, 225 Towne Bldg

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Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024 
CIS Colloquium Speaker: Anwar
Hithnawi
Association:
Computer Science Dept. ETH, Zurich
Talk Title:
TBA
Location:
Wu and Chen Auditorium, 101 Levine Hall 

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Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 
CIS/IDEAS Speaker:
Alexander Tong
Association:
Postdoctoral Researcher at Mila, Montreal
Talk Title:
TBA
Location:
Wu & Chen Auditorium, 101 Levine Hall

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ASSET Talk

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024 
CIS/IDEAS ASSET Speaker:
Elan Rosenfeld
Association:
Computer Science and Statistics & Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University
Talk Title:
TBA
Location:
Raisler Lounge, 225 Towne Bldg. 

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