Past Events

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:00pm
Hudson Hall 125
Speaker: Tiffany Bao, PhD candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University
To protect the billions of computers running countless programs, security researchers have pursued automated vulnerability detection and remediation techniques, attempting to scale such analyses beyond the limitations of human hackers. However, although techniques will mitigate, or even eliminate... Read More »
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 12:00pm
Speaker: Ling Ren, final year graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hardware plays a critical role in today's security landscape. Every protocol with security or privacy guarantees inevitably includes some hardware in its trusted computing base. The increasing number of vulnerability disclosures calls for a more rigorous approach to secure hardware designs. In this... Read More »
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00pm
Speaker: Hima Lakkaraju, Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at Stanford University
In this talk, I will describe novel computational frameworks which address the aforementioned challenges, thus, paving the way for large-scale deployment of machine learning models to address problems of significant societal impact. First, I will discuss how to build interpretable predictive models... Read More »
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:30am
Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall, Room 330
Speaker: Pengyu Zhang, Postdoc researcher at Stanford University
Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices serve as gateways connecting the digital world to the physical world. Although we already have powerful tools to understand various data in the digital world, IoT devices are currently insufficient for capturing and processing large amounts of physical world data.... Read More »
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:00pm
Speaker: Birhanu Eshete, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago
The increasingly interconnected cyber-ecosystem invites cybercriminals to advance their ill-intentioned missions by launching cyber-attacks. From high-profile data breaches with impact on billions of users to hacks into political organizations that undermine the pillars of modern democracies, from... Read More »
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 1:30pm
Hudson Hall 115A
Speaker: Nirupam Roy, Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
The recent proliferation of acoustic devices, ranging from voice assistants to wearable health monitors, is leading to a sensing ecosystem around us - referred to as the Internet of Acoustic Things or IoAT. My research focuses on developing hardware-software building blocks that enable new... Read More »
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:30am
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side B, room 1466
Speaker: Serena Yeung, PhD candidate at Stanford University in the Artificial Intelligence Lab
Artificial intelligence has begun to impact healthcare in areas including electronic health records, medical images, and genomics. But one aspect of healthcare that has been largely left behind thus far is the physical environments in which healthcare delivery takes place: hospitals and assisted... Read More »
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
Teer 203
Speaker: Junier Oliva, Ph.D. candidate in the Machine Learning Department at the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
A great deal of attention has been applied to studying new and better ways to perform learning tasks involving static finite vectors. Indeed, over the past century the fields of statistics and machine learning have amassed a vast understanding of various learning tasks like clustering,... Read More »
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 2:00am
Physics 278
Speaker: Blake Burghgrave (Northern Illinois University)
The experimental observation of charged Higgs bosons, whose existence is predicted by several models with an extended Higgs sector, would be an unambiguous signal for physics beyond the Standard Model (SM). This presentation describes an ongoing search for charged Higgs bosons in 36 fb^-1 of... Read More »
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 4:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Wolfgang Losert (University of Maryland)
"Guided Cell Migration - A Dynamical Systems Perspective" - The guided migration of cells is a complex dynamical process involving carefully regulated polymerization and depolymerization of the elements of the cellular scaffolding, in particular actin. Recent work has shown that polymerizing and... Read More »