Since the development of sequencing technologies in the 90s, culminating in the sequencing of the human genome in 2001, biology has become an edeavor involving large datasets. Computational biology (aka bioinformatics) is the interdisciplinary field which focuses on the design and implementation of algorithms for the analysis of such data---from the level of the genomic sequence to the proteins they code for, and how they interact in the cell in the myriad of processes required for a cell's function. Dr. Ben-Hur will give a broad overview of the field, career opportunities, and current research in his lab.
There will not be a meeting the first week back from break.
Take a break from studying for finals and join us for a board game social
Are you an undergraduate CS major within two years of graduating and wonder what graduate school has to offer? Please attend to have your questions answered.
Why graduate school?
Dr. Sanjay Rajopadhye
Sample of current research
Dr. Laura Moreno
Dr. Lorenzo De Carli
Dr. Hamid Chitsaz
Dr. Sangmi Pallickara
Experiences of current graduate students
Questions and Answers
Presenting on his work in reinforcement learning, which (for an example) is the machine learning approach used in the recent AlphaGo result where a computer learned to play Go.
Our ICPC teams are competing other teams in the Rocky Mountain Regional Contest! Winners will advance to the ACM-ICPC World Finals!
Join us to talk about your side-project, an idea for a project you would like to work on, research you are doing, or an idea for a project you would like to work on.
Join us to get on a team to work on a side-project or create your own.
Join us to ask ACM officers any questions you may have or give any suggestions you might have for us.
Join us to hear our plan for the rest of the semester as well as be involved in our scheduling for next semester.
Find out what technical interviews are like! Three developers from Seagate will be here to help you refine your interviewing skills.
An email will be sent out for people to register for interviews.
No official event this week. Come eat pizza, do homework, or chill with us.
Come win a Raspberry Pi!
Mid-semester ACM break.
Although there is no official meeting, we will be having a small ICPC team creation event for those interested in participating. Come create or join a team and potentially practice some problems! This will happen at the usual time and place.
How to break in to intentionally vulerable virtual machines.
Learn what ACM-ICPC is about, join a team, and get ready to head to ICPC with ACM this October!
Hosting engineers from Amazon with ACM-W.
Amazon 'open house'
Presentation / tech talk to students
This talk will review recent accomplishments from joint work being carried out by CSU, The University of Florida and Brandeis University. The work highlights the importance of agents, i..e artificially intelligent assistants, using all available senses to share a common view of our surroundings and shared tasks. This most particularly means paying attention not just what we are saying, but how we are saying it as expressed through tone and facial expressions, what we are looking at and finally how we may be using our bodies to communicate. Recent findings in both human studies and machine-human interaction experiments will show that when solving physical problems in the world gestures play a critical role. Specifically, the time required by people to jointly build a structure out of blocks under the following conditions is roughly the same. Condition 1 has each person able to see the other but they cannon speak. Condition 2 has each person able to hear the other but they cannot use gestures. These findings underscore the importance of agents doing more than just listening and speaking.
Connor Shea, a developer at GitLab, will present a lesson on how to use version control to save your life!
Learn tips, tricks, and get advice from current officers + free pizza!
Also, an introduction to our side project initiative and what we are doing this semester.
Learn about ACM, what ACM has planned, and grab some pizza and play some card/board games.
(This is a Thursday, ACM-W meeting)