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The Department of Computer Science of Colorado State University, in cooperation with ISTeC (Information Science and Technology Center), offers the CS Colloquium series as a service to all who are interested in computer science.

Most seminars are scheduled for Monday 11:00 AM -- 11:50 AM in CSB 130. Exceptions are shown in red. For help finding the locations of our seminar meetings, consult the on-line CSU campus map.

Students registered for CS692 will be graded by their attendance. A passing grade requires attendance of at least 70% of the seminars in one semester. Students attending the seminars that are scheduled outside the regular slot (i.e., marked red) will receive extra credits. These extra credits will be used to substitute when students have missed the regular seminars. Students are expected to be familiar with the Computer Science Department's policies regarding academic integrity and code of conduct. In addition, the following policies are specially applicable:

  1. Students must be in their seats no later than 5 minutes into the seminar. Students arriving later than 5 minutes will be marked absent for that class. No exceptions.
  2. Using cellular phones, smartphones and other mobile devices during the presentation is forbidden.
  3. Laptop or tablet use for checking emails, browsing the web or other activities not related to the presentation is. If you absolutely need to use one, please sit in the back row.

For questions about this page or to schedule talks, contact Hamid Chitsaz (chitsaz AT colostate dot edu).
Here is a list of past seminar schedules.

CS Colloquium Schedule, Spring 2017

Title and Speaker(s) Date and Time Location Recording
Jim Bieman Computer Science Department Colloquium
The CS Graduate Program and How can I become and/or stay funded?

Dr. Jim Bieman
Professor and Graduate Chair
Department of Computer Science
Colorado State University
Monday
January 23, 2017
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
Echo360
Nicole Perna & Jeremy Glasner OVPR and the College of Agricultural Sciences Seminar
Evolutionary genetics & genomics and microbiome studies
How an optimal bioinformatics core might be organized/run, with teaching incorporated

Drs. Nicole Perna (CV) and Jeremy Glasner (CV) (bio)
Genetics Department
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Monday
January 30, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LSC Grey Rock Room
None
Lorezno De Carli Computer Science Department Colloquium
Increasing flexibility in network traffic analysis

Dr. Lorenzo De Carli (bio)
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Colorado State University
Monday
February 6, 2017
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
Echo360
Brian Munsky Computer Science Department Colloquium
Integrating discrete stochastic models and single-molecule microscopy to understand, predict and control single-cell gene regulation

Dr. Brian Munsky (bio)
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Colorado State University
Monday
February 13, 2017
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
Echo360
Yashwant K. Malaiya Computer Science Department Colloquium
Development of a Systematic Framework for modeling Security Breach Costs

Dr. Yashwant K. Malaiya (bio)
Professor
Department of Computer Science
Colorado State University
Monday
February 20, 2017
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
Echo360
Roman Lysecky Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar
Runtime Anomaly Detection

Dr. Roman Lysecky (bio)
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Arizona
Monday
February 20, 2017
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
LSC 328
None
David J. Crandall Computer Science Department Colloquium
Egocentric computer vision, for fun and science

Dr. David J. Crandall (bio)
Associate Professor
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University
Wednesday
February 22, 2017
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
CSB 130
Echo360
Vikram Krishnamurthy ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
Social Learning and Controlled Sensing

Dr. Vikram Krishnamurthy (bio)
Professor
Cornell Tech
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cornell University
Monday
February 27, 2017
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Morgan Library Event Hall
Presentation
part1, part2
Slides
Vikram Krishnamurthy Computer Science Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Colloquium
Structural Results in Controlled Sensing and Fusion

Dr. Vikram Krishnamurthy (bio)
Professor
Cornell Tech
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cornell University
Tuesday
February 28, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

LSC 386
None
Shobeir Fakhraei Computer Science Department Colloquium
Collective Multi-relational Network Mining

Shobeir Fakhraei (bio)
PhD Candidate
Department of Computer Science
University of Maryland College Park
Monday
March 6, 2017
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
CSB 130
Echo360
Kyle Fox Computer Science Department Colloquium
Algorithms for Geometric Data Analysis

Dr. Kyle Fox (bio)
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Computer Science
Duke University
Wednesday
March 8, 2017
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

CSB 130
Echo360
Sanjay Rajopadhye Computer Science Department Colloquium
Thirty Years of the Polyhedral Model and Where are We?

Dr. Sanjay Rajopadhye
Professor
Department of Computer Science
Colorado State University
Monday
March 20, 2017
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
Echo360
Kristen Shinohara Computer Science Department Colloquium
Design for Social Accessibility: Shifting Design Perspectives for Accessible Computing

Kristen Shinohara (bio)
PhD Candidate
Information School
University of Washington
Wednesday
March 22, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

CSB 130
Echo360
Marina Kogan Computer Science Department Colloquium
TBA

Marina Kogan (bio)
PhD Candidate
Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Monday
March 27, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
CSB 130
Pavan Balaji Computer Science Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
Onwards and Upwards to a New Era in Supercomputing

Dr. Pavan Balaji (bio)
Computer Scientist
Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory
Monday
March 27, 2017
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
Jim Kurose ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
An Expanding and Expansive View of Computing

Dr. Jim Kurose (bio)
Asst. Director, National Science Foundation
Professor
College of Information and Computer Sciences
University of Massachusetts
Friday
March 31, 2017

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Morgan Library Event Hall
Justin Bradley Computer Science Department Colloquium

Dr. Justin Bradley
Assistant Professor
Co-Director of the NIMBUS Lab
Computer Science and Engineering Department
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Monday
April 3, 2017
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
Raj Khosla Computer Science Department Colloquium
Digital Agronomy: The Future of Farming

Dr. Raj Khosla (bio)
Professor and Assistant Dean
Department of Soil & Crop Sciences
College of Agricultural Sciences
Colorado State University
Wednesday
April 5, 2017
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
Zaid Abdo Computer Science Department Colloquium

Dr. Zaid Abdo
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
Colorado State University
Monday
April 10, 2017
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series

Monday
April 17, 2017
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Morgan Library Event Hall
ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series

Monday
April 24, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lory Student Center Theater
CS 793 Computer Science Department Colloquium
CS 793 presentations

CS 793 students
Department of Computer Science
Colorado State University
Monday
May 1, 2017
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130

CS Colloquium Schedule, Fall 2016

Title and Speaker(s) Date and Time Location Recording
Jim Bieman Computer Science Department Colloquium
The CS Graduate Program and How can I become and/or stay funded?

Dr. Jim Bieman
Professor and Graduate Chair
Department of Computer Science
Colorado State University
Monday
August 22, 2016
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
Echo360
CS Faculty Computer Science Department Colloquium
CS Faculty Rapid-Fire Presentations of Current Research
Monday
August 29, 2016
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
Echo360
Paul Francis Computer Science Department Colloquium
A breakthrough in anonymity X utility for anonymized analytics

Dr. Paul Francis (bio)
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
Saarbrücken and Kaiserslautern, Germany
Wednesday
September 7, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

CSB 130
None
Tanguy Risset Computer Science Department Colloquium
Reaching Cognitive Radio Programming with CorteXlab

Dr. Tanguy Risset (bio)
Professor at INSA Lyon, Head of Inria Socrate Team
Univ Lyon, INSA Lyon, Inria, CITI
F-69621 Villeurbanne, France
Friday
September 9, 2016
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
Echo360
Mark Gross ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
Design, Making, and Creativity (or Please Pass the Polymaths)

Dr. Mark Gross (bio)
Professor of Computer Science
Director of the ATLAS Institute
University of Colorado, Boulder
Monday
September 12, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morgan Library Event Hall
Presentation
Slides
Mark Gross Computer Science Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Colloquium
Computing in the Margins: a radically interdisciplinary perspective

Dr. Mark Gross (bio)
Professor of Computer Science
Director of the ATLAS Institute
University of Colorado, Boulder
Monday
September 12, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CSB 130
Echo360
Delaram Kahrobaei Rocky Mountain Algebraic Combinatorics and The Modern Cryptography Seminar
Algorithmic Group Theory, Computational Complexity, Application to Information Security

Dr. Delaram Kahrobaei (bio)
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
The City University of New York
Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering
Friday
September 16, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Weber 223
None
Amit Patel Rocky Mountain Algebraic Combinatorics and The Modern Cryptography Seminar
Semicontinuity of Persistence Diagrams

Dr. Amit Patel
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Colorado State University
Friday
September 16, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Weber 223
None
CS Faculty Computer Science Department Colloquium
CS Faculty Rapid-Fire Presentations of Current Research
Monday
September 19, 2016
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
Echo360
Jeremy Epstein Computer Science Department Colloquium
Technology & Voting – Why aren't we Moving Forward?

Mr. Jeremy Epstein (bio)
Information Innovation Office (I2O)
Program Manager
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Monday
September 26, 2016
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
None
Mei Yin Statistics Department Seminar
Phase Transitions in (generalized) Exponential Random Graphs

Dr. Mei Yin
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
University of Denver
Tuesday
September 27, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Weber 237
None
Oscar Levin Rocky Mountain Algebraic Combinatorics Seminar
Graph Labelings and Computability Theory

Dr. Oscar Levin
Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Friday
September 30, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Weber 223
None
Scott Jordan ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
Intersections between Information Technology Research and Public Policy

Dr. Scott Jordan (bio)
Professor of Computer Science
University of California, Irvine
Chief Technology Officer, Federal Communications Commission
Monday
October 3, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morgan Library Event Hall
Presentation
part1, part2
Slides
Scott Jordan Computer Science Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Colloquium
IP Interconnection: technology, economics, and law

Dr. Scott Jordan (bio)
Professor of Computer Science
University of California, Irvine
Chief Technology Officer, Federal Communications Commission
Monday
October 3, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LSC 372-4
None
Henry Adams Computer Science Department Colloquium
An introduction to computational topology

Dr. Henry Adams (bio)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Colorado State University
Monday
October 10, 2016
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
Echo360
Joseph Landsberg Rocky Mountain Algebraic Combinatorics Seminar
Optimality v. Symmetry

Dr. Joseph Landsberg
Professor of Mathematics
Texas A&M University
Friday
October 14, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (with refreshments at 3:30 in Weber 117)
Weber 223
None
Alfred Hero ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
Towards a Science of Complex Data

Dr. Alfred O. Hero III (bio)
John H. Holland Distinguished University Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Co-Director of Michigan Institute of Data Science
Monday
October 17, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morgan Library Event Hall
Presentation
part1, part2
Slides
Alfred Hero Computer Science Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Colloquium
Continuum Limits of Shortest Paths

Dr. Alfred O. Hero III (bio)
John H. Holland Distinguished University Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Co-Director of Michigan Institute of Data Science
Monday
October 17, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clark A204
None
Sanjeev Kulkarni ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
Machine Learning and Democracy: Some Problems in Collective Decision-Making

Dr. Sanjeev Kulkarni (bio)
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Dean of the Graduate School
Princeton University
Monday
October 24, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morgan Library Event Hall
Presentation
part1, part2
Slides
Sanjeev Kulkarni Computer Science Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Colloquium
Distributed Inference: Aggregating Probability Forecasts and Collaborative Regression

Dr. Sanjeev Kulkarni (bio)
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Dean of the Graduate School
Princeton University
Monday
October 24, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LSC 300
None
Louis-Noel Pouchet Computer Science Department Colloquium
Building Optimizing Compilers for High-Performance Computing

Dr. Louis-Noel Pouchet (bio)
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Colorado State University
Monday
October 31, 2016
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
Echo360
Laura Moreno Computer Science Department Colloquium
Supporting Software Maintenance and Evolution

Dr. Laura Moreno (bio)
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Colorado State University
Monday
November 7, 2016
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
Echo360
Ashok Prasad Computer Science Department Colloquium
Predicting drug sensitivity and invasiveness of cancer using data analysis and machine learning

Dr. Ashok Prasad (bio)
Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Colorado State University
Monday
November 14, 2016
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
Echo360
Grad Recruitment Panel Computer Science Department Graduate Recruitment Event


Computer Science Students
Colorado State University
Wednesday
November 16, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:50 PM
CSB 130
Echo360
Wen Zhou Computer Science Department Colloquium
Identification of pairwise informative features for clustering data with growing dimension

Dr. Wen Zhou (bio)
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Colorado State University
Monday
November 28, 2016
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CSB 130
Echo360
David Shaffer ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
Quantitative Ethnography: Measuring Complex Thinking Using Grounded Data Mining

Dr. David Shaffer (bio)
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Learning Science
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Monday
December 5, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morgan Library Event Hall
Presentation
part1, part2
Debashis Ghosh Statistics Seminar
Kernel Machines: Back to the Future

Dr. Debashis Ghosh (bio)
Professor and Chair
Department of Biostatistics
University of Colorado School of Public Health
Monday
December 5, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
(with refreshments at 3:30 in Stat 213)
Weber 237
None
David Shaffer Computer Science Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Colloquium
Epistemic Network Analysis (ENA)

Dr. David Shaffer (bio)
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Learning Science
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tuesday
December 6, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

TILT 104
None
Patric Quinton Computer Science Department Colloquium
Hardware Synthesis of Parallel Data-Flow Systems

Dr. Patrice Quinton (bio)
Professor Emeritus
Ecole normale supérieure de Rennes and
Université Bretagne Loire
France
Tuesday
December 13, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

CSB 130
Echo360