Past Events

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Carlos A. R. Sa de Melo (Georgia Tech)
I describe the emergence of color superfluid phases for systems of ultra-cold atoms with artificial color-orbit and color-flip fields for three-component (Red-Green-Blue) Fermi systems. For fermions interacting only in the s-wave channel, I describe the phase diagrams of color-flip fields versus... Read More »
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00pm
Speaker: Sebastian Angel
In the past decade there has been a significant increase in the collection of personal information and communication metadata (with whom users communicate, when, how often) by governments, Internet providers, companies, and universities. While there are many ongoing efforts to secure users'... Read More »
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:00pm
Speaker: Kirill Levchenko
Computer security is evolving from a prescriptive engineering discipline into a science, where security problems and defenses are understood as a product of technical, social, and economic forces. Central to the scientific method is the idea that empirical evidence is the ultimate arbiter, and this... Read More »
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 »