Past Events

ITS/ISRC Data Science Institute: June 6-8

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 9:00am to 12:00pm
Schaeffer Hall
June 6, 2022 - 9 a.m. - noon: Introduction to Tidyverse/R - Dr. Brandon LeBeau This hands-on course will provide an introduction to the tidyverse, a data analysis framework in R that provides users a simple vocabulary to data analysis. Topics covered will include: introduction to data visualization, data management, and exploratory data analysis using the tidyverse. This course is intended to be hands on, therefore attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop with R and RStudio already installed...

ITS/ISRC Data Science Institute: June 6-8

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 9:00am to 12:00pm
Schaeffer Hall
June 6, 2022 - 9 a.m. - noon: Introduction to Tidyverse/R - Dr. Brandon LeBeau This hands-on course will provide an introduction to the tidyverse, a data analysis framework in R that provides users a simple vocabulary to data analysis. Topics covered will include: introduction to data visualization, data management, and exploratory data analysis using the tidyverse. This course is intended to be hands on, therefore attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop with R and RStudio already installed...

ITS/ISRC Data Science Institute: June 6-8

Monday, June 6, 2022 9:00am to 12:00pm
Schaeffer Hall
June 6, 2022 - 9 a.m. - noon: Introduction to Tidyverse/R - Dr. Brandon LeBeau This hands-on course will provide an introduction to the tidyverse, a data analysis framework in R that provides users a simple vocabulary to data analysis. Topics covered will include: introduction to data visualization, data management, and exploratory data analysis using the tidyverse. This course is intended to be hands on, therefore attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop with R and RStudio already installed...
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College of Nursing Research Forum and Lunch

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual
Holly Jimison, Professor of the Practice, Khoury College of Computer Science, Northeastern University: Lessons Learned from Implementing Research Tools for Health Behavior. Ashley Howard, UI Department of History, African American Studies:  Long Hot Summers and the Capitol Siege: Violence, Protest, and Social Change.

Careers in Human Genetics Information Day

Friday, April 29, 2022 11:00am to 3:30pm
Virtual
The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) holds Careers in Human Genetics Information Days to expose students interested in learning more about career opportunities in genetics. This opportunity is a great way for students to discuss firsthand different careers in genetics and ask questions in a small group setting. During the session, students may meet with a core lab director, bioinformatician, genetic counselor, research scientist, lab manager/lab compliance director, medical geneticist...
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WiCS: Pizza Party Social

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 7:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Calling all women in computer science for a social! Come to meet people and hear about plans for the club! All are welcome! Free pizza.
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EPX Con 2022 [Hybrid]

Saturday, April 23, 2022 9:00am to 7:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
EPX Con is an animation and gaming conference held at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.  We will be virtually hosting a variety of speakers from companies like Blizzard Entertainment, Epic Games, Pixar Animation Studios, RallyCry, among others, to present on topics like game development, animation, art, filmmaking, music composition, and eSports. We will be having lectures, workshops, Q&A sessions, and more! Where: IMU's Big Ten Theater and Online via Zoom. Free & Open to Public Saturday...
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What Do We Mean by Research Now? Creating Culturally Attuned Teams for Wicked Challenges

Friday, April 22, 2022 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual
What Do We Mean by Research Now? Creating Culturally Attuned Teams for Wicked Challenges The very acronym STEM assumes that when scientists try to solve complex problems, they work in teams. Only recently, however, have those teams stretched to include artists, humanities scholars, and social scientists. These expansive teams often work with facilitators grounded in the psychology of relationship-building and the recognition that the success of technical solutions is deeply entangled with...
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UNI - John Deere Symposium on Machine Learning

Friday, April 22, 2022 9:50am to 2:00pm
The symposium will be held at the University of Northern Iowa, Maucker Union, Rooms A & B for those who want to attend in person and online via Zoom for anyone who wants to attend virtually. You must register to receive the link to the virtual event. Registration is free and open to industry professionals, academic faculty and students interested in the fields of data science, analytics, computer science, statistics, mathematics, engineering, and business. University of Iowa Computer Science...

Final Exam - A Hybrid Inverse-Kinematics Solution to Generate Avatars in Real-Time for Virtual Reality Applications

Friday, April 15, 2022 3:00pm
Virtual
PhD Candidate: Wanxin Wang Abstract Inverse kinematics or IK is widely used for robotic control, animation generation in the film industry, and computer video games. IK usage for robotic control requires high fidelity -- the IK solution must be feasible so it could be applied directly to control the robotic articulated parts movement without violating the defined constraints, but there is no strict latency requirement. Animation generation generally does not require such high fidelity, the...
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ACM@UIOWA: Registration Guidance & Election Information

Monday, April 11, 2022 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Pappajohn Business Building
As we enter the first week of registration for the Fall 2022 semester, we understand that it can be hard to decide which courses to register for. That's why, for today's ACM meeting, we will have an informational session over the general course expectations for the core computer science classes.  Additionally, we will go over a few interesting classes that might be lesser known, offered through The Department of Computer Science and other departments. The courses covered in our presentation...
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ACM@UIOWA: Leetcode for Coding Interviews

Monday, April 4, 2022 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Pappajohn Business Building
We will have a coding walkthrough session containing interesting problems found on Leetcode. This walkthrough will be done with Python as the primary coding language of choice. We recommend that everyone bring computers so you can code along.

DeLTA Center Roundtable Discussion - Dr. Justin Wood "Using video games to reverse engineer animal intelligence"

Friday, April 1, 2022 9:00am to 10:30am
Phillips Hall
What algorithms power animal intelligence? How can we reproduce these algorithms in machines? To address these questions, I developed an interdisciplinary approach at the intersection of psychology, artificial intelligence, and video games. Using a video game engine, we raise newborn animals and ‘newborn’ artificial agents in the same virtual worlds, then test their behavior with the same tasks. Since the animals and agents are tested in the same video game environments, we can directly compare...

CSGradMatters Talk - Suum Cuique: Studying Bias in Taboo Detection with a Community Perspective

Thursday, March 31, 2022 5:00pm
Wild Culture Kombucha
Speaker Jon Rusert Abstract We apply a community perspective to finding bias on the idea that communities are the best qualified to deem what language is taboo (offensive, hateful, abusive) in their own communities. We leverage community language classifiers to represent each community. We find clear bias in both existing taboo data sets and classifiers with a method that can be extended beyond race. Furthermore, we verify our results with human participants. Bio Jonathan is a PhD student...

DeLTA Center Colloquium - Dr. Justin Wood "Using video games to reverse engineer animal intelligence"

Thursday, March 31, 2022 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Gilmore Hall
What algorithms power animal intelligence? How can we reproduce these algorithms in machines? To address these questions, I developed an interdisciplinary approach at the intersection of psychology, artificial intelligence, and video games. Using a video game engine, we raise newborn animals and ‘newborn’ artificial agents in the same virtual worlds, then test their behavior with the same tasks. Since the animals and agents are tested in the same video game environments, we can directly compare...

VIRTUAL All Majors Career Fair

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 : 12 – 4 pm - VIRTUAL FAIR This fair will focus on recruiting students pursuing any and all majors! All students are invited to attend! There will be a variety of industries of employers represented. Visit: https://careers.uiowa.edu/virtual-career-fair for more details.

VIRTUAL Tippie Tech Job & Internship Fair

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
The Virtual Tippie Tech Job & Internship Fair will connect students majoring in BAIS, Computer Science and Computer Engineering with Employers interested in hiring for jobs and internships. Student registration Employer registration
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Colloquium - Securing Operating System Kernels with Fewer Shots

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 11:30am to 12:30pm
Virtual
Speaker Yueqi Chen Abstract Despite significant efforts on cybersecurity, we are observing an increasing number of attacks in recent years. The reason for this harsh reality is all our efforts aim at individual incidents and there is no deep understanding of attack surfaces in software systems. As a result, software systems are integrated with too many individual patches and ad-hoc mitigations, which slows down systems significantly without introducing substantial security benefits. In this...
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Colloquium - Making Bilevel Machine Learning Fast, Scalable and Flexible

Friday, March 11, 2022 11:30am to 12:30pm
Virtual
Speaker Kaiyi Ji Abstract Recent tremendous successes of deep learning highly rely on the revolutions of a broad range of learning technologies. Many of these technologies, such as hyperparameter optimization,   neural architecture search, and meta-learning, require bilevel optimization structures. With the increasing scale of datasets and training models, large-scale bilevel optimization emerges recently as an exciting but challenging research topic in deep learning. In this talk, I will...
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Colloquium - Efficient and Secure Message Passing for Machine Learning

Thursday, March 10, 2022 11:30am to 12:30pm
Virtual
Speaker Xiaorui Liu Abstract Message passing is the essential building block in many machine learning problems such as decentralized learning and graph neural networks. In this talk, I will introduce several innovative designs of message passing schemes that address the efficiency and security issues in machine learning. Specifically, first I will present a novel decentralized algorithm with compressed message passing that enables large-scale, efficient, and scalable distributed machine...
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Colloquium - Democratizing Haptics

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 8:30am to 9:30am
Virtual
Speaker Hasti Seifi Abstract Haptics, the science and technology of programmable touch experiences, is increasingly used to improve functionality in virtual reality, robotics, and wearable applications. Investments by large companies such as Meta, Apple, and Google are helping to drive growth in the field. Yet, haptic technology is complex and specialized. Thus, current progress is limited to achievements by a small group of experts and lab-based studies that do not scale to the diverse needs...
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Colloquium - Software Developer Tools for Democratizing Heterogeneous Computing

Friday, March 4, 2022 11:30am to 12:30pm
Virtual
Speaker Qian Zhang Abstract Emerging hardware is shaping the future of heterogeneous computing; however, the use of such extraordinary computing power is restricted to a few software developers with hardware expertise. My research designs software developer tools to democratize heterogeneous computing. In this talk, I will introduce my recent work on automated program repair and automated test input generation for heterogeneous application development with FPGA. HeteroGen (ASPLOS'22)...
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Colloquium - Democratizing Power in Tech: A Labor-Oriented Approach to Data Governance

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 11:30am to 12:30pm
Virtual
Speaker Hanlin Li Abstract Prominent technologies such as social media platforms and search engines are profitable in large part because the public supplies time, data, and knowledge without compensation. By monetizing users’ activities, technology companies accumulate an immense amount of power to shape the technology landscape without the public’s input. This power imbalance is problematic when the public interest and wellbeing are at odds with corporate profits, as seen in issues related...
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Colloquium - Active Learning from Less Labeled Data: the Silver Bullet to the Data Annotation Crisis in Knowledge-Rich Domains

Monday, February 28, 2022 11:30am to 12:30pm
Virtual
Speaker Weishi Shi Abstract While machine learning and AI have achieved significant progress in many important domains, including computer vision and natural language processing, the lack of large-scale labeled data samples poses a grand challenge for the wide application of advanced statistical learning models in knowledge-rich domains, such as medicine, biology, physical science, and many more. Data annotation could be difficult, time-consuming, expensive, or even high-stakes in these...
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Colloquium/keynote UICC 2022: Learning Fast and Slow: Levels of Learning in General Autonomous Intelligent Agents

Friday, February 25, 2022 5:00pm to 6:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
Abstract: General autonomous intelligent agents with ongoing existence have many challenges when it comes to learning. On the one hand, they must continually react to their environment, focusing their computational resources and using their available knowledge to make the best decision for the current situation. On the other hand, they need to learn everything they can from their experience, building up their knowledge so that they are prepared to make decisions in the future. We posit two...
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STEM Celebration of the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, February 25, 2022 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Seamans Center
This year's annual STEM Celebration of the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place Friday, February 25th.  Our special guest this year will be Tracy Jon Sargeant of the Multicultural Development Center of Iowa, which is: "a non-profit organization with a mission to serve the community by providing access to education and economic support to promote a multicultural society where diversity is recognized as a strength and the underrepresented have the support of a community that...
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The University of Iowa Computing Conference (UICC) 2022

Friday, February 25 3:30pm to Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:00pm
"The UICC is hosted by the students and for the students to promote computing as a science and a profession." UICC 2022 will be in person with a hybrid schedule of speakers. If you are interested in attending whether virtually or in-person, please fill out our registration form. Date: Feb 25-26 You can learn about this year's speakers and schedule below! Check out past conferences! [ 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 20202021]  UICC 2022 Schedule Friday, February 25, 2022 3:30pm Kristian...
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Colloquium - Efficient Indexes for Data Queries Combining Geometry with Query Processing

Thursday, February 24, 2022 11:30am to 12:30pm
Virtual
Speaker Stavros Sintos Abstract Query processing is an important problem in many research fields, including database systems, data mining, and geometric computing. The goal is to preprocess input data into an index to efficiently answer queries. With the data sets becoming increasingly large and complex, queries are also becoming complex, therefore new challenging problems have emerged in query processing. In this presentation, I show how to use techniques and notions from computational...
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Swoon Interviews

Thursday, February 24, 2022 8:00am to 5:00pm
Swoon is hiring and they will be interviewing on-campus! Apply today on Handshake! https://uiowa.joinhandshake.com/edu/employers/49512 and be sure to visit them in-person at the All Majors Career Fair on February 24!  **Be sure to note if the interview is virtual or in-person. For virtual interviews, you will be emailed a link to participate. All in-person interviews will take place in the Pomerantz Career Center - C310 Pomerantz Center (3rd Floor). 

All Majors Career Fair

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
This job & internship fair will focus on recruiting students typically in ALL MAJORS! Typically around 100+ employers attend and 1000+ students attend! Visit: https://careers.uiowa.edu/all-majors-career-fair for more details!
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Virtual Engineering Career Fair

Monday, February 21, 2022 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
Attend the Spring 2022 Virtual Engineering Career Fair on Monday, February 21, 12-4 pm.  The Virtual Fair Essentials: Virtually network with employers interested in hiring students in any major. Visit the following website for more details & training resources: https://careers.uiowa.edu/virtual-career-fair  Although the event will be held virtually we encourage you to dress for success to make a good first impression - business casual is recommended. Read more about Networking-How do I...
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ACM@UIOWA: Resume Workshop

Monday, February 14, 2022 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Pappajohn Business Building
Come join us for our upcoming ACM meeting where we will have a resume workshop as well as a social time with free pizza.
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Colloquium - Gradual Enforcement of Program Invariants [Virtual]

Friday, February 11, 2022 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
Speaker Ron Garcia Abstract Static and dynamic techniques have long been used to check and enforce properties of program executions.  They are often seen as diametrically opposed, as exemplified by the long-running kerfuffle over the merits and deficits of static versus dynamic type checking. Recently, PL researchers and designers have sought to bridge the divide between these approaches to program checking and analysis.  In particular, Gradual Typing sets out to seamlessly combine static...
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Collins Aerospace Interviews

Friday, February 11, 2022 8:00am to 5:00pm
Collins Aerospace is hiring and they will be interviewing on-campus! Apply today on Handshake! https://uiowa.joinhandshake.com/edu/employers/32278 and be sure to visit them in-person at the Engineering Career Fair on February 10!  **Be sure to note if the interview is virtual or in-person. For virtual interviews, you will be emailed a link to participate. All in-person interviews will take place in the Pomerantz Career Center - C310 Pomerantz Center (3rd Floor). 
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In-Person Engineering Career Fair

Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Each year the College of Engineering holds two career fairs, one in late September/early October and another in early February. This is a great way for students to meet over 100 engineering, manufacturing, consulting and governmental organizations to discuss full-time, co-op and internship opportunities in the areas of Biomedical, Chemical, Civil & Environmental, Electrical & Computer, Industrial & Systems, and Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science. The Spring 2022 Engineering Career...
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ACM@UIOWA: Machine Learning Walkthrough (Cont'd)

Monday, February 7, 2022 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Pappajohn Business Building
For today's weekly ACM meeting, we will continue our machine learning walkthrough. Included is a review of the material we went over last week followed by a continuation of the walkthrough. We highly recommend that all attendees bring a laptop so they can follow along on their own devices. Free pizza!
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Colloquium - Adventures in Type-directed Programming [Hybrid]

Friday, February 4, 2022 4:00pm to 5:00pm
MacLean Hall
Speaker Peter-Michael Osera Abstract "My programs just write themselves!" This phrase is frequently exclaimed by users of functional programming languages with advanced type systems who observe that rich types often guide them directly towards correct programs. In reality, this paradigm known as type-directed programming is far from automatic. To take advantage of rich types, a developer must carefully and precisely reason about the types of their programs, a seemingly mechanical, yet...
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ACM@UIOWA: Machine Learning Walkthrough

Monday, January 31, 2022 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Pappajohn Business Building
We will have an introductory machine learning walkthrough. Included is a tutorial to set up the required technology so students can follow along. Then we will demonstrate how to solve a basic machine learning problem. We highly recommend that all attendees bring a laptop so they can follow along on their own devices.  Free pizza!
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Colloquium - Reimagining the User Interfaces for Programming

Friday, January 28, 2022 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
Speaker Ravi Chugh Abstract Programming environments force users to work primarily with text, even though source code and debugging output are often opaque representations for describing and understanding computation. Most software applications (such as for documents or spreadsheets) force users to work primarily with graphical user interfaces (GUIs), even when direct manipulation of concrete values is no longer a desirable way to describe a computation. My research aims to bridge this gap...
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ACM@UIOWA: Intro Meeting w/ Free Food!

Monday, January 24, 2022 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Pappajohn Business Building
We will have an informational meeting as it is the first meeting of the semester. In this meeting, we will cover important upcoming events and provide a social time where members can ask questions regarding ACM, career planning, or computer science graduation paths. Along with this, we will be providing free pizza!
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Colloquium - Refinement Types for Secure Web Applications

Friday, December 10, 2021 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
Speaker Ranjit Jhala Abstract We trust web applications with our most sensitive data: finances, health records, email, or even our political proclivities. While application developers go to great lengths to protect this data, the steady stream of news about data exfiltration shows that today's approach to safeguarding sensitive data by sprinkling access control checks throughout the application is not enough. We present STORM, a new web framework that lets developers build model-view...
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Colloquium - First-class existential types, and their application to ergonomic programming with linear types

Friday, December 3, 2021 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
Speaker Richard Eisenberg Abstract Despite the great success of inferring and programming with universal types, their dual—existential types—are much harder to work with. Existential types are useful in building abstract types, working with indexed types, and providing first-class support for refinement types. Yet support for existential types in many languages is tied to datatypes, requiring users to manually annotate the introduction and elimination of existentials. This talk presents...
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Colloquium - Trustworthy Machine Learning via Logic Inference

Friday, November 19, 2021 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
Speaker Bo Li Abstract Advances in machine learning have led to rapid and widespread deployment of learning based inference and decision making for safety-critical applications, such as autonomous driving and security diagnostics. Current machine learning systems, however, assume that training and test data follow the same, or similar, distributions, and do not consider active adversaries manipulating either distribution. Recent work has demonstrated that motivated adversaries can circumvent...
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ACM@UIOWA: Guided Coding Exercises

Monday, November 15, 2021 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building
We will provide guided coding exercises to help prepare you for coding interviews and computer science classes. Come for a variety of algorithm topics and difficulty levels for any student regardless of coding experience or grade.
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Colloquium - Specifying and Verifying Compilation of Secure C to Tagged Hardware

Friday, November 12, 2021 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
Speaker Andrew Tolmach Abstract The C language's lack of type and memory safety continues to be a major source of exploitable vulnerabilities in critical software systems. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in using hardware to help mitigate C's safety problems. In one promising approach, called PIPE, the processor is modified to attach metadata tags to the values flowing through memory and registers and to perform per-instruction monitoring to ensure that values are used...
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First-Gen Student: Trail Blazer or Imposter

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 3:30pm to 4:20pm
MacLean Hall
Students in computer science, informatics, and data science who identify as first-generation college students are invited to join us for this session to hear from the Department of Computer Science Chair, Alberto Segre, Director of Undergraduate Studies Elizabeth Kleiman, and former Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Prof. Steve Goddard.
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2021 Graduate Research Symposium Keynote - Hybrid

Friday, November 5, 2021 4:00pm to 5:00pm
University Capitol Centre
Keynote Speaker: Supreeth Shastri Title: Legalizing Personal-data Systems Abstract: In recent years, many societies are granting a new fundamental right to the people—the privacy and protection of personal data. While regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are already in effect, modern computing systems are struggling to comply with them. In this talk, I will show how these laws invalidate computing principles and...
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2021 Prospective Student Visit Day and Graduate Research Symposium [Hybrid]

Friday, November 5, 2021 1:30pm to 5:00pm
University Capitol Centre
The Computer Science (CS) department welcomes prospective students interested in our graduate programs to our annual Prospective Student Visit Day on Fri, Nov 5. We are looking for strong students with diverse backgrounds to join our MCS and PhD programs. A wide variety of research areas is represented by our world-class faculty including algorithms, computational epidemiology, distributed computing, human-computer interaction, machine learning, massive data algorithms and technology, mobile...
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GAUSS Seminar: Numbers and Games [hybrid]

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 3:30pm to 4:20pm
Schaeffer Hall
Abstract This talk will focus itself on games. Some basic games will be introduced and their strategies analyzed. We will scratch the surface of combinatorial game theory, a lovely, playful, and often overlooked branch of mathematics. In the process we will stumble upon the surreal numbers and explore the very nature of “numbers”. This talk will be accessible for all audiences. There is no prerequisite knowledge needed, just an open mind. We will have milk and cookies! Remember to bring your...
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Colloquium - DeepSMOTE: Deep Learning for Imbalanced Data

Friday, October 29, 2021 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
Speaker Nitesh Chawla Abstract Despite over two decades of progress, imbalanced data is still considered a significant challenge for contemporary machine learning models. With modern advances and rapid developments in deep learning, countering the problem of imbalanced data has become extremely important. The two main approaches to address this issue are based on loss function modifications and instance resampling, typically based on Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) that may suffer from...
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