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CS Colloquium (BMAC)
 

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 or Morgan Library Event Hall. For help finding the locations of our seminar meetings, consult the on-line CSU campus map.map

For questions about this page or to schedule talks, please contact Sangmi Lee Pallickara (sangmi AT colostate dot edu). Here is a list of past seminar schedules.

CS692 Info: [Link]

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


NOV
6

Mikler Computer Science Department Special Seminar
Contextualizing Computer Science through Opportunities and Challenges in Epidemiology and Population Health

Speaker:
Armin R. Mikler, Professor in Computer Science and Engineering, Director of the Center for Computational Epidemiology and Response Analysis (CeCEARA),Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas

When: 9:00AM ~ 10:30AM, November 6, 2017

Where: CSB130 map

Abstract: The development of computational approaches to solving problems in Public Health has commenced only about two decades ago and has led to the emergence of the field of Computational Epidemiology.  Its primary goal is to provide health researchers with computational tools that facilitate the prediction and analysis of the progression of diseases in time and space.
>>Read More

Bio: In 1997, Professor Mikler joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Texas with a PhD from Iowa State University. With the help of four courageous undergraduate students, he established the Network Research Laboratory (NRL), and with it, UNT's first Beowulf Cluster to facilitate complex simulations in support of the group's research on Computer Network Protocols and Distributed Systems. >>Read More

 

NOV
6

crowder Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Colloquim
Artificial Intelligence vs. Virtual Intelligence

Speaker: James A. Crowder, Chief Engineer, Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services Business Unit

When: 11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, November 6, 2017

Where: CSB130 map

Contact: HJ Siegel (H.J.Siegel@colostate.edu)

Abstract: Many struggle with the difference between Virtual Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence.  In many cases, what is touted as Artificial Intelligence is, at best, Virtual Intelligence and is, at worst, nothing more than Case-Based Reasoning.  In this talk, I will discuss why the notions of Self-Adaptation and Self-Evolution should be a primary goal in real Artificial Intelligence Systems.
>>Read More

Bio: James A. Crowder, PhD, is a Chief Engineer with Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services Business Unit.  He was worked in the aerospace and defense industry for 30 years in systems architecture and artificial intelligence. >>Read More



NOV
9

Patridge
Computer Science Department Special Seminar
Navigating the Next Decade in Computer Science

Speaker:
Craig Partridge, Raytheon BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA

When: 9:00AM ~ 10:30AM, November 9, 2017

Where: CSB130

Abstract:Yet again, Computer Science education and research are evolving in ways that invite us to seize new opportunities and address new challenges.  On the opportunity front, we appear to finally have tools to substantially increase the fraction of computer science majors who are women.  >>Read More

Bio: Craig Partridge is Chief Scientist for Networking Research at Raytheon BBN Technologies. He is best known for designing how Internet email is routed and developing the world’s fastest Internet routers – contributions for which he was recently inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. >>Read More

 

 

CS Colloquium Schedule, Fall 2017


AUG
21

 

Rajopadhye Computer Science Department Colloquium
The CS Graduate Program

Speaker: Sanjay Rajopadhye, Professor, Graduate Chair, Department of Computer Science, Colorado State University

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, August 21, 2017

Where: CSB130 map

Slides | Video


AUG
28

csbuilding Computer Science Department Colloquium
CS Faculty Rapid-Fire Presentations of Current Research | Group A

Speakers: Computer Science Faculty, Colorado State University
Sudipto Ghosh, Laura Moreno, Christos Papadopoulos, Asa Ben-Hur,
Charles Anderson, Hamidreza Chitsaz. Louis-Noel Pouchet, and Sanjay Rajopadhye

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, August 28, 2017

Where: CSB130 map

Video

 

SEP
11

grabell ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
Robots, Learning, and the Fundamental Pedagogical Nature of Institutional Change

Speaker: Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, Michigan State University

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, September 11, 2017

Where:
Morgan Library Event Hall map

Contact: Tim Amidon (Tim.Amidon@colostate.edu)

Abstract:There are a number of technologies that have impacted and promise to transform how we learn, construct relationships with students, and understand how a university meets its educational mission. In this talk, I will lay out an argument that we are at an important moment as university educators. >>Read More

Bio:Jeff Grabill a Professor of Rhetoric and Professional Writing. His research focuses on how digital writing is associated with citizenship and learning, and that work has been located in community contexts, in museums, and in classrooms at both the K-12 and university levels. >>Read More

Video Part 1, Part 2



SEP
11

grabell Department of English, Center for the Analytics of Learning and Teaching, Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Colloquim Sponsored by ISTeC
Reflections the Difference between Educational Technologies and Learning Technologies

Speaker: Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, Michigan State University

When:
2:00PM ~ 3:00PM, September 11, 2017

Where:
Lory Student Center 376-378 map

Contact: Tim Amidon (Tim.Amidon@colostate.edu)

Abstract:Educators, administrators, and policymakers are increasingly turning to technologies to enrich, facilitate, and automate the work that they do. In this talk, I draw a conceptual distinction between learning technologies and education technologies, outlining why issues of access, equity, and learner autonomy matter to the ways schools adopt, use, and support technologies.


Bio:Jeff Grabill a Professor of Rhetoric and Professional Writing. His research focuses on how digital writing is associated with citizenship and learning, and that work has been located in community contexts, in museums, and in classrooms at both the K-12 and university levels. >>Read More



SEP
18

ammar ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
The Time-Traveling Computer Networking Researcher and Other Short Stories

Speaker: Mustafa H. Ammar, Regents' Professor, School of Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, September 18, 2017

Where: Morgan Library Event Hall
map

Contact: Anura Jayasumana (Anura.Jayasumana@colostate.edu)

Abstract: A computer networking researcher traveling forward in time from 1985 to the present would be shocked by many things – 
not the least of which is the fact that people are still doing computer  networking research over 30 years later. >>Read More

Bio: Mostafa Ammar is a Regents' Professor with the School of Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has
been with Georgia Tech since 1985.
>>Read More

Video Part 1, Part 2

SEP
18

ammar Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Colloquium Sponsored by ISTeC
The Cirrus Cloud Project: Opportunistic Mobile Cloud Computing

Speaker: Mustafa H. Ammar, Regents' Professor, School of Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology

When:
3:00 ~ 4:00PM, September 18, 2017

Where: Lory Student Center 300
map

Contact: Anura Jayasumana (Anura.Jayasumana@colostate.edu)

Abstract: Mobile devices are increasingly being relied on for tasks that go beyond simple connectivity and demand more 
complex processing.   In cases where such processing exceeds a device's capability, remote cloud resources can be used
to off-load the "heavy lifting" needed by mobile computation tasks.>>Read More

Bio: Mostafa Ammar is a Regents' Professor with the School of Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has
been with Georgia Tech since 1985.
>>Read More

SEP
25

moti
ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
My Business is None of Your Business: Employing Secure Computation for Core Business

Speaker: Moti Yung, Security and Privacy Scientist, Snap Inc. and Adjunct Research Faculty, Columbia University

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, September 25, 2017

Where: Morgan Library Event Hall
map

Contact: Indrajit Ray (Indrajit.Ray@colostate.edu)

Abstract: Innovations in security and privacy are critical to advancing modern computing in our time. I will present an effort involving deployment of commercial applications designed and built as a ‘secure multi-party computation protocol for specific tasks to be used repetitively to achieve a number of concrete ubiquitous business goals. >>Read More

Bio: Dr. Moti Yung is a computer scientist whose main interests are in cryptography, security, and privacy. He is currently with Snap Inc. Yung earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1988. He worked at IBM Research, was a vice president and chief scientist at CertCo, and was director of Advanced Authentication Research at RSA Laboratories, and a research scientist with Google.>>Read More

Video Part 1, Part 2

SEP
26

moti Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Colloquium Sponsored by ISTeC
Gestalt vs. Constructivism: Designing Blind Cloud Storage in the Real Second


Speaker: Moti Yung, Security and Privacy Scientist, Snap Inc. and Adjunct Research Faculty, Columbia University

When:
9:30 ~ 10:30AM, September 26, 2017

Where: Stadium 1204
map

Contact: Indrajit Ray (Indrajit.Ray@colostate.edu)

Abstract: Design of a basic primitives involves specification, and then designing and implementing it. The foundations of systems approach, typically implies that the specification and design have to capture the primitive in its entirety (analogous to the abstract concept of Gestalt applied in art and science). Therefore the designer needs to capture all functions (correctness properties) and safe operation (security and privacy properties) based on the complete picture. >>Read More

Bio: Dr. Moti Yung is a computer scientist whose main interests are in cryptography, security, and privacy. He is currently with Snap Inc. Yung earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1988. He worked at IBM Research, was a vice president and chief scientist at CertCo, and was director of Advanced Authentication Research at RSA Laboratories, and a research scientist with Google.>>Read More

Video

OCT
2

csbuilding Computer Science Department Colloquium
CS Faculty Rapid-Fire Presentations of Current Research | Group B

Speakers: Computer Science Faculty, Colorado State University
Ross Beveridge, Bruce Draper, Lorenzo De Carli, Yashwant Malaiya,
Shrideep Pallickara, Sangmi Pallickara, Indrakshi Ray, and Indrajit Ray
When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, October 2, 2017

Where: CSB130 map

Video


OCT
9

TED
Style
Talk

DeCarli
Computer Science Department Colloquium
How I learned to stop worrying and love the job search

Speaker: Lorenzo De Carli, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Colorado State University

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, October 9, 2017

Where: CSB130 map

Abstract: Searching for faculty jobs in Computer Science is an experience riddled with half-truths, urban legends, and unsolicited advice which is sometimes useful, sometimes misleading. In this talk, I will present lesson learned from my own job search and those of a few colleagues. The goal is to ensure graduate students achieve a general understanding of how the process works, and what are the main pitfalls they will encounter when applying for jobs.

Bio:Lorenzo De Carli is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Colorado State University. His research interests focus on networking and security, including intrusion prevention and packet processing. His contributions include hardware accelerators for packet inspection and forwarding, parallelization strategies for intrusion detection, and analysis of malware communications. He has also worked on optimized signature matching and instruction scheduling for novel processor architectures. Lorenzo received a B.Sc. (2004) and a M.Sc. (2007) in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, and a M.Sc. (2010) and Ph.D. (2016) in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Video


OCT
16

McDaniel ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
Tracing the Arc of Smartphone Application Security

Speaker: Patrick McDaniel, Distinguished Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Penn State University

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, October 16, 2017

Where: Morgan Library Event Hall
map

Contact: Indrakshi Ray (Indrakshi.Ray@colostate.edu)

Abstract: The introduction of smart phones in the mid-2000s forever changed the way users interact with data and computation--and through it prompted a renaissance of digital innovation. Yet, at the same time, the architectures, applications and services that fostered this new reality fundamentally altered the relationship between users and security and privacy. In this talk I map the scientific community's evolving efforts over the last decade in evaluating smart phone application security and privacy. >>Read More

Bio:Patrick McDaniel is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Pennsylvania State University,Fellow of the IEEE and ACM, and Director of the Institute for Networking and Security Research. >>Read More

OCT
16

McDaniel Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Colloquium Sponsored by ISTeC
The Limitations of Machine Learning in Adversarial Settings

Speaker: Patrick McDaniel, Distinguished Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Penn State University

When:
2:00PM ~ 3:00PM, October 16, 2017

Where: Computer Science Building 130 map

Contact: Indrakshi Ray (Indrakshi.Ray@colostate.edu)

Abstract:
Advances in machine learning have enabled to new applications and services to computationally process inputs in previously unthinkably complex environments. Autonomous cars, automated analytics, adaptive communication systems and self-aware software systems are now revolutionizing markets and blurring the lines between computer systems and real intelligence. >>Read More

Bio:Patrick McDaniel is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Pennsylvania State University,Fellow of the IEEE and ACM, and Director of the Institute for Networking and Security Research. >>Read More

Video


OCT
23


TED
Style
Talk
Ross Computer Science Department Colloquium
Is your AI Assistant Paying you Proper Attention?

Speaker: J. Ross Beveridge, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Colorado State University

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, October 23, 2017

Where: CSB130
map

Abstract: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.  >>Read More

Bio: Professor Beveridge works on Computer Vision, emphasizing problems relating to recognition and understanding. As computer vision plays an ever more important role in the development of agents, it is clear that blind agents will fall by the wayside as everyday helpers; replaced by agents able to recognize us on sight, respond accordingly to our expressions and gestures, and most important discuss a shared understanding of the objects both they and we can see. >>Read More

Video


OCT
30

shrivastava ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
Large-Scale Machine Learning and AI: A Cross-Industry Perspective

Speaker: Ashok Srivastava, Vice President of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Systems, Chief Data Scientist, Verizon

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, October 30, 2017

Where: Morgan Library Event Hall
map

Contact: Bruce Hallmark (Bruce.Hallmark@colostate.edu)

Abstract: Over the past several years, there has been an increasing interest in building and deploying large-scale machine learning and AI capabilities on massive, streaming data sets. This talk provides an overview of the key issues that arise in building such systems from the algorithmic, technological, and organizational perspective. Key results across a variety of industries will be presented.

Bio:Ashok N. Srivastava, Ph.D. is the VP of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Systems and the Chief Data Scientist at Verizon. His global team focuses on building new revenue-generating products and services powered by big data and artificial intelligence. He is a Consulting Professor at Stanford in the Electrical Engineering Department and is the Editor-in-Chief of the AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems. Ashok is a Fellow of the IEEE, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). >>Read More

 

 

NOV
6

Mikler Computer Science Department Special Seminar
Contextualizing Computer Science through Opportunities and Challenges in Epidemiology and Population Health

Speaker:
Armin R. Mikler, Professor in Computer Science and Engineering, Director of the Center for Computational Epidemiology and Response Analysis (CeCEARA),Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas

When: 9:00AM ~ 10:30AM, November 6, 2017

Where: CSB130 map

Abstract: The development of computational approaches to solving problems in Public Health has commenced only about two decades ago and has led to the emergence of the field of Computational Epidemiology.  Its primary goal is to provide health researchers with computational tools that facilitate the prediction and analysis of the progression of diseases in time and space.
>>Read More

Bio: In 1997, Professor Mikler joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Texas with a PhD from Iowa State University. With the help of four courageous undergraduate students, he established the Network Research Laboratory (NRL), and with it, UNT's first Beowulf Cluster to facilitate complex simulations in support of the group's research on Computer Network Protocols and Distributed Systems. >>Read More

 

NOV
6

crowder Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Colloquim
Artificial Intelligence vs. Virtual Intelligence

Speaker: James A. Crowder, Chief Engineer, Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services Business Unit

When: 11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, November 6, 2017

Where: CSB130 map

Contact: HJ Siegel (H.J.Siegel@colostate.edu)

Abstract: Many struggle with the difference between Virtual Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence.  In many cases, what is touted as Artificial Intelligence is, at best, Virtual Intelligence and is, at worst, nothing more than Case-Based Reasoning.  In this talk, I will discuss why the notions of Self-Adaptation and Self-Evolution should be a primary goal in real Artificial Intelligence Systems.
>>Read More

Bio: James A. Crowder, PhD, is a Chief Engineer with Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services Business Unit.  He was worked in the aerospace and defense industry for 30 years in systems architecture and artificial intelligence. >>Read More


NOV
9

Patridge
Computer Science Department Special Seminar
Navigating the Next Decade in Computer Science

Speaker:
Craig Partridge, Raytheon BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA

When: 9:00AM ~ 10:30AM, November 9, 2017

Where: CSB130
map

Abstract:Yet again, Computer Science education and research are evolving in ways that invite us to seize new opportunities and address new challenges.  On the opportunity front, we appear to finally have tools to substantially increase the fraction of computer science majors who are women.  >>Read More

Bio: Craig Partridge is Chief Scientist for Networking Research at Raytheon BBN Technologies. He is best known for designing how Internet email is routed and developing the world’s fastest Internet routers – contributions for which he was recently inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. >>Read More

 

DEC
6

csbuilding Computer Science Department Colloquium
Speakers: CS793 Graduate Students [Rapid Fire Presentations]

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, December 6, Wednesday, 2017

Where: CSB130 map