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  • Feb20

    The Web and social media are now part of the day-to-day life of millions of people worldwide, changing society in profound ways. These platforms are designed to allow the rapid creation and dissemination of digital contents across vast social networks, and are thus increasingly shaping opinions, policies, and decisions in all sectors of society. This may have virtues, for example the potentials to extract useful signals about complex collective phenomena beyond the traditional domain of Science and Engineering --- for example cultural markets.

    4:30pm to 5:30pm
    118 MLH
    Giovanni Ciampaglia
    Indiana University | Network Science Institute
  • Feb22

    The Pomerantz Career Center encourages all business and liberal arts and sciences majors to attend. This fair typically has around 1,400 students, and over 150 employers attend.

    Check out the Career Fair App here - Android // iOS

    11:00am to 3:00pm
    IMU Main Lounge & 2nd Floor Ballroom
    Pomerantz Career Center
  • Feb24

    Welcome to the tenth annual University of Iowa Computing Conference, hosted by the UI ACM student chapter and the UI Department of Computer Science.  We'll have five speakers from across the country, from industry and academia alike. The UICC is run by students, for students, to promote computing as a science and a profession. All UI and regional college students with an interest in computing are welcome to attend; registration is free. Come network with other students, faculty, and industry sponsors.

    5:00pm to 8:00pm
    AJB, BCSB, LIB
    Multiple speakers - Details at link below
    ACM University of Iowa Chapter
  • Feb24

    As technology has increasingly brought computing off of the laptop and into our social domain, we see society more and more impacted by the interactions allowed by mobile technologies and  increasingly ubiquitous communications.  These new sources of data, coupled with new breakthroughs in computation, and especially AI, are opening new vistas for ways that information comes into our world, and how what we do increasingly impacts others.

    6:00pm
    SHAM LIB
    James Hendler, Distinguished ACM Speaker
    Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications | Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • Mar03

    Researchers and practitioners use social media to extract actionable patterns about human behavior. However, the validity of these patterns hinges, in part, on leveraging a dataset that is representative of society. The data collected from social media is not always representative of the real world, and in many cases it is not even representative of social media itself. This talk will introduce ways in which the social data upon which inferences are drawn differ from the underlying populations and trends in the real world.

    4:00pm to 5:00pm
    110 MLH
    Fred Morstatter
    Arizona State University | Computer Science
  • Mar09

    The "free" Web is powered by a multi-billion dollar online advertising industry. Advertisers track users across the Web to show them targeted advertisements. Professor Shafiq will discuss the scope of online tracking, including its implications on user privacy and government surveillance. He will also discuss current UI research on increasing transparency to empower users to limit online tracking. This lecture is sponsored by the University of Iowa Provost's Office of Outreach & Engagement.

    12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Iowa Theater
    Zubair Shafiq
    University of Iowa Provost's Office of Outreach & Engagement
  • Mar29

    Geometric range search is a fundamental primitive for spatial data analysis in SQL and NoSQL databases. It has extensive applications in Location-Based Services, computational geometry, and computer-aided design. Due to the dramatic increase of data size, it is necessary for companies and organizations to outsource their spatial datasets to third-party cloud services (e.g. Amazon) in order to reduce storage and query processing costs, but meanwhile with the promise of no privacy leakage to the third party.

    4:30pm to 5:30pm
    118 MLH
    Boyang Wang
    University of Arizona | Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Feb17

    Neural Networks (NN) have been applied successfully to many Information Extraction (IE) tasks recently. However, most of the current models are designed for a separate task of the IE pipeline, focusing only on the local information specific to the task. Such local models are not able to capture the global information or the long range inter-dependencies between multiple prediction stages, that are necessary for many IE problems.

    4:00pm to 5:00pm
    110 MLH
    Thien Huu Nguyen
    New York University | Computer Science Department
  • Feb17

    "The University of Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3), with UI Theme Semester and other cross-campus partners, proudly announces the second Informatics Week event on the University of Iowa campus February 13-17, 2017. This week is designed to showcase on-going informatics-related research, central resources available to support informatics activities, and the educational and career opportunities in informatics.

    7:00am to 6:45pm
    IMU - Illinois Room
    See site for details
    University of Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3) | UI Theme Semester
  • Feb16

    If you attended the django tech talk this last week and wanted to learn how to make a website you've created publically accessible, this is the workshop for you!

    6:30pm
    218 MLH
    ACM University of Iowa Chapter
  • Feb15

    “With all the hype around the blockchain space, we invite you to join CME Group for a 1 hour tech exploration. Along with detailing the inner-workings of blockchain technology and its cryptological foundation, we’ll shed light on common misconceptions, describe pitfalls, and speak to best practices surrounding this emerging technology. We’ll conclude by addressing the varied future implications of distributed ledger technology and follow with a Q&A session.”

    6:00pm
    205 MLH
    Women in Informatics and Computer Science (WICS)
  • Feb15

    We inhabit a vast, uncertain, and dynamic universe. To succeed in such an environment, artificial intelligence approaches must handle massive amounts of noisy, changing evidence.  My research addresses the problems of building scalable, probabilistic models amenable to online updates. To illustrate the potential of such models, I present my work on knowledge graph identification, which jointly resolves the entities, attributes, and relationships in a knowledge graph by combining statistical NLP signals and semantic constraints.

    4:30pm to 5:30pm
    118 MLH
    Jay Pujara
    UC Santa Cruz | Data, Discovery and Decisions (D3)
  • Feb14

     

    The Spring 2017 ​Engineering ​Career ​Fair ​will ​be ​geared ​towards engineering and computer science students ​graduating ​in May and December 2017 ​as ​well ​as ​students ​seeking ​​summer ​and fall ​2017 ​internships ​and ​co-ops.

    The roster will include more than 100 manufacturing, consulting, health care, information technology (IT), government, and nonprofit organizations.

    12:00pm to 4:00pm
    Main Lounge - IMU
    College of Engineering | Pomerantz Career Center
  • Feb13

    "ALL University students, especially computer science interested students, please join Women in Science and Engineering Ambassadors, Association of Computer Science, and Women in Computer Science on Monday, for a free dinner presentation on FAST Enterprises, followed by a resume review workshop lead by FAST professionals."

    6:00pm to 7:00pm
    2520-D UCC
    FAST Enterprises
    ACM/WICS/WISE
  • Feb10

    One major aspect of communicating through text is to organize information into an understandable and well-structured discourse. This gives rise to two challenges in text processing: how to understand information organization and how to use such knowledge to characterize text intelligibility. In this talk, I will present two main aspects of my research that tackle these questions. First, I will discuss specificity, i.e., general and specific content in text.

    4:00pm to 5:00pm
    110 MLH
    Junyi Jessy Li
    University of Pennsylvania | Department of Computer and Information Science
  • Feb09

    Come see former ACM member Justin Perez for a tech talk on Python Django (a web framework in Python) and Twilio Api (used for texting people within your web app).

    6:30pm to 7:30pm
    110 MLH
    Justin Perez
    ACM University of Iowa Chapter
  • Jan26

    Welcome back to class everyone! We will discuss the new semester and the UICC, followed by a mini MSP workshop on Windows IOT Core and a Raspberry Pi competition with $200 towards Microsoft as a prize!

    6:00pm to 7:30pm
    118 MLH
    ACM University of Iowa Chapter
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