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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.

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Upcoming Events


Jun
6

meyer Colorado State University Special Joint Electrical and Computer Engineering Department & Computer Science Department Seminar
Goal-oriented Things-of-Things (GoTT): Towards a Hierarchical Architecture for Goal-oriented Self-integrating Systems-of-Systems

Speaker: Ada Diaconescu,Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France

When:
9:00AM ~ 10:00AM, June 6, 2018

Where: CSU Engineering Building Room B4

Abstract:The increasing development and reliance upon complex adaptive technical systems -- such as smart grids, smart cities and the Internet of Things -- raise serious technical challenges, with important socio-economic ramifications. >>Read More

Bio:Ada Diaconescu is an Assistant Professor (tenured) in the Software Services and Systems (S3) team of the Computer Science and Networks (INFRES) department of Telecom ParisTech, since 2009. >>Read More

 

CS Colloquium Schedule, Spring 2018



JAN
22

Rajopadhye Computer Science Department Colloquium
The CS Graduate Program: Some New Information

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

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, January 22, 2018

Where: CSB130 map

Abstract: We will discuss the CS Graduate Program: the current policies and rules (see the Graduate Student Manual), and some upcoming and proposed changes. It is also an opportunity for you to provide feedback and make suggestions. If you are a current or prospective CS graduate student, you should attend.

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JAN
29

TED
Style
Talk
Wilcox Computer Science Department Colloquium
Quantifying the Benefits of Prior Programming Experience in an Introductory Computer Science Course

Speaker: Chris Wilcox, Department of Computer Science, Colorado State University

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, January 29, 2018

Where: CSB130 map

Abstract: The superior performance of students with prior exposure to programming is evident to faculty in introductory
CS courses. In this talk we quantify the difference between students with and without programming backgrounds. Our
research is based on an initial CS1 course that we divided into a section with students having previous programming
experience (P) and two sections for students without (NP).
>>Read More

Bio:Chris worked in the software industry for more than 25 years at companies including Hewlett-Packard, 3dfx, and
nVidia Corporation before returning to school at CSU in 2006. After finishing his doctorate in 2012 he moved into a teaching
position at CSU, where he primarily taught freshman and sophomore level courses in Java programming and data structures.
>>Read More

Video

 

FEB
5

Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Colloquium
What I Wish I Had Known about Giving Technical Presentations and Doing Technical Writing

Speaker: H. J. Siegel, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Computer Science Colorado State University

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, Feburary 5, 2018

Where: CSB130 map

Abstract:There are three parts to this seminar, which is primarily aimed at an audience of graduate students (however, faculty and researchers have told me that they have found it useful). The first part is a discussion of guidelines for preparing and giving technical presentations. This is important because speakers’ technical presentations must be informative and interesting, holding the attention of their audience. >>Read More

Bio:H. J. Siegel is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist/Scholar at Colorado State University (CSU). From 2001 to 2017, he was the George T. Abell Endowed Chair Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at CSU, where he was also a Professor of Computer Science. >>Read More

Video

FEB
12

Computer Science Department Colloquium
Computer Science Meets Commercialization: Observations from the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

Speaker: Joe Gersch, Instructor, Computer Science Department, Colorado State University

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, Feburary 12, 2018

Where: CSB130map

Abstract:CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. >>Read More

Bio:Dr. Gersch is an instructor at Colorado State University, currently teaching "CS 356 - SYSTEMS SECURITY" and "CS 457 - COMPUTER NETWORKS AND THE INTERNET". His areas of research involve systems security, BGP network security, security analytics and visualization.>>Read More

Video

FEB
20

Computer Science Department Special Seminar
Recognition and Elicitation of Natural User Interaction using Gesture User Interfaces

Speaker: Francisco Ortega, Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Florida International University

When:
8:30AM ~ 9:30AM, Feburary 20, 2018

Where: CSB130 map

Abstract:Gesture elicitation and recognition research are important due to the increase of new input modalities in order to improve 3D user interfaces, including virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). >>Read More

Bio:Francisco R. Ortega earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science (CS) in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and 3D User Interfaces (3DUI) from Florida International University (FIU), where he is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor. >>Read More

FEB
26

Computer Science Department Special Seminar
Human-Centric Tools for Software Maintenance

Speaker: Austin Henley, PhD Candidate, Computer Science Department, University of Menphis

When:
11:00AM ~ noon, Feburary 26, 2018

Where: CSB130 map

Abstract:All software failures are fundamentally the fault of humans—either the design was ill-formed or the implementation contained a bug. By designing more human-centric development tools, developers can produce higher quality code in less time with lower cognitive load. >>Read More

Bio:Austin Henley is a PhD candidate in the Computer Science department at the University of Memphis. He conducts research in the areas of software engineering and human-computer interaction. >>Read More

Mar
5

Computer Science Department Special Seminar
Building Search Engines without Human Judgments: Distant Supervision and Behavioral Data

Speaker: Jiepu Jiang, PhD Candidate, Computer Science Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, March 5, 2018

Where: CSB130 map

Abstract:Search engines often require large-scale human annotation to improve and evaluate their services. In this talk, we introduce research towards reducing such human labor requirements, especially methods without using private user data. >>Read More

Bio:Jiepu Jiang is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research aims to help people better access and use information, including both designing effective systems to support information access and studying human factors during this process. >>Read More

MAR
8

Computer Science Department Special Seminar
Robust Representation Learning for High-Dimensional Data Analytics

Speaker: Sheng Li, Data Scientist, Adobe Research, San Jose, CA

When:
8:30AM ~ 9:20AM, March 8, 2018

Where: CSB130 map

Abstract: High-dimensional data are ubiquitous in real-world applications, arising in images, videos, documents, online transactions, biomedical measurements, etc. Although data analytics in high-dimensional space is generally intractable due to the “curse of dimensionality”, significant progress has been made by exploiting the low-dimensional manifolds in high-dimensional data. >>Read More

Bio: Sheng Li is a Research Scientist at Adobe Research. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the Northeastern University (NEU) in 2017. He has a broad interest in data science and machine learning, including multi-view learning, causal inference, deep learning, time series modeling, transfer learning and visual intelligence.>>Read More

Mar
19

siegel ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
Keeping the Internet Open with an Open-Source Virtual Assistant

Speaker: Monica Lam, Professor, Computer Science Department, Stanford University

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, March 19, 2018

Where: Morgan Library Event Hall map

Contact: Sanjay Rajopadhye (sanjay.rajopadhye@colostate.edu)

Abstract:Virtual assistants, such as Alexa, Siri, and Google Home, are emerging as the super app that intermediates between users and their Iot devices and online services. As an intermediary, the virtual assistant sees all our personal data and has control over the services and vendors we use. >>Read More

Bio:Dr. Monica Lam has been a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University since 1988. She is the Faculty Director of the Stanford MobiSocial Computing Laboratory. Her research spans the areas of architecture, compilers, distributed systems, machine learning, and human-computer interfaces. >>Read More

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Mar
20

siegel ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
Almond: A User-Programmable Virtual Assistant that Protects Privacy

Speaker: Monica Lam, Professor, Computer Science Department, Stanford University

When:
12:30PM ~ 1:45PM, Tuesday March 20, 2018

Where: Clark A-103 map

Contact: Sanjay Rajopadhye (sanjay.rajopadhye@colostate.edu)

Abstract:Virtual assistants are revolutionizing how we interact with machines by providing a uniform, highly personalized, language-based interface to digital services. This talk presents Almond, an open-source, crowd-sourced research project to explore the potential of virtual assistants. Can we program the virtual assistant to perform complex tasks in natural language? >>Read More

Bio:Dr. Monica Lam has been a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University since 1988. She is the Faculty Director of the Stanford MobiSocial Computing Laboratory. Her research spans the areas of architecture, compilers, distributed systems, machine learning, and human-computer interfaces. >>Read More

Mar
22

Karpatne Computer Science Department Special Seminar
Theory-guided Data Science: A New Paradigm for Scientific Discovery from Data

Speaker: Anuj Karpatne, PostDoctoral Associate, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minesota-Twin Cities

When:
8:30AM ~ 9:25AM, Thursday March 22, 2018

Where: CSB130 map

Abstract:This talk will introduce theory-guided data science, a novel paradigm of scientific discovery that leverages the unique ability of data science methods to automatically extract patterns and models from data, but without ignoring the treasure of knowledge accumulated in scientific theories. >>Read More

Bio:Anuj Karpatne is a PostDoctoral Associate at the University of Minnesota, where he develops data mining methods for solving scientific and socially relevant problems in Prof. Vipin Kumar's research group. He has published more than 25 peer-reviewed articles at top-tier conferences and journals (e.g., KDD, ICDM, SDM, TKDE, and ACM Computing Surveys), given multiple invited talks, and served on panels at leading venues (e.g., SDM and SSDBM). >>Read More


Mar
26

siegel ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
Towards A software-defined Infrastructure for Smart IoT Systems

Speaker: Prashant Shenoy, Professor, Associate Dean, Computer Science, University of Massachusetts

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, March 26, 2018

Where: Morgan Library Event Hall

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

Abstract:Today smart IoT devices, sensor data analytics, and associated smart technologies have begun to permeate through every aspect of our society. This has led to the emergence of smart and connected communities as well as individual applications domains such as smart buildings, smart health, smart vehicles, and others.>>Read More

Bio:Prashant Shenoy is currently a Professor and Associate Dean in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received the B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and the M.S and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science from the University of Texas, Austin. >>Read More

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Mar
26

siegel ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
Designing Systems and Applications for Transient Computing

Speaker: Prashant Shenoy, Professor, Associate Dean, Computer Science, University of Massachusetts

When:
3:00PM ~4:00PM, March 26, 2018

Where: Lory Student Center, Room 376

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

Abstract:Traditional distributed systems are built under the assumption that system resources will be available for use by applications unless there is a failure. Transient computing is a new phenomena that challenges this assumption by allowing system resources to become unavailable at any time. >>Read More

Bio:Prashant Shenoy is currently a Professor and Associate Dean in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received the B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and the M.S and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science from the University of Texas, Austin. >>Read More


Apr
2

siegel ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
Copyrights and Copyfights: Intellectual Property and Ethics in Digital Spaces

Speaker: Danielle Nicole DeVoss, Professor, Associate Chair, Director of Graduate Programs,Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, Michigan State University

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, April 2, 2018

Where: Morgan Library Event Hall

Contact: Kelly McKenna (kelly.mckenna@colostate.edu)

Abstract:In our personal, public, and professional lives, we are always already implicated in issues of intellectual property. From the copyrights held on the texts we read and teach with, to the digital rights management in place on the digital tools we use, to the institutional practices and policies that live underneath our work, we live and work in a culture of intellectual property.>>Read More

Bio:Dànielle Nicole DeVoss is a professor of Professional Writing and Director of the Graduate Programs in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. Her research interests include digital-visual rhetorics; social and cultural entrepreneurship; innovation and creativity; and intellectual property issues in digital space. >>Read More

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Apr
3

siegel ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
Why Digital Writing Matters: Networking, Collaboration, Composing, and Copyright

Speaker: Danielle Nicole DeVoss, Professor, Associate Chair, Director of Graduate Programs,Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, Michigan State University

When:
2:00PM ~ 3:00PM, April 3 (Tuesday), 2018

Where: Morgan Library 173

Contact: Kelly McKenna (kelly.mckenna@colostate.edu)

Abstract:Whether we call it texting, IMing, jotting a note, writing a letter, posting an email, blogging, making a video, building an electronic presentation, composing a memo, keeping a diary, or just pulling together a report, Americans are writing like never before. Recent research suggests that writing, in its many forms, has become a daily practice for millions of Americans. >>Read More

Bio:Dànielle Nicole DeVoss is a professor of Professional Writing and Director of the Graduate Programs in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. Her research interests include digital-visual rhetorics; social and cultural entrepreneurship; innovation and creativity; and intellectual property issues in digital space.>>Read More

Apr
16

siegel Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Colloquim
Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems

Speaker: James H. Graham, Professor Emeritus, University of Louisville, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engr. CEO of True Secure SCADA, LLC

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, April 16, 2018

Where: CSB130

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

Abstract:This talk will discuss the problem of protecting the control systems which monitor and regulate our critical infrastructure installations against devastating cyber-attacks (think for a moment about being without electrical power and water for a really long time!) >>Read More

Bio:Dr. James H. Graham earned the Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1972, and the Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1978 and 1980, respectively, despite the questionable influence of one Dr. HJ Siegel.>>Read More

Video

Apr
23

siegel ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
Networks of ‘Things’

Speaker: Jeffrey M. Voas, Computer Scientist, Secure Systems and Applications Group, NIST

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, April 23, 2018

Where: Morgan Library Event Hall

Contact: Sudipto Ghosh (ghosh@colostate.edu)

Abstract:System primitives allow formalisms, reasoning, simulations, and reliability and security risk-tradeoffs to be formulated and argued. In this talk, five core primitives belonging to most distributed systems are presented. These primitives apply well to systems with large amounts of data, scalability concerns, heterogeneity concerns, temporal concerns, and elements of unknown pedigree with possible nefarious intent. >>Read More

Bio:Jeffrey Voas is an innovator. He is currently a computer scientist at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Before joining NIST, Voas was an entrepreneur and co-founded Cigital that is now part of Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS). >>Read More

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Apr
23

siegel ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
IoT and Trust (25 Issues and Counting Up)

Speaker: Jeffrey M. Voas, Computer Scientist, Secure Systems and Applications Group, NIST

When:
2:00PM ~ 3:00PM, April 23, 2018

Where: Behavioral Sciences Building Room 103

Contact: Sudipto Ghosh (ghosh@colostate.edu)

Abstract:This talk discusses the underlying and foundational science of IoT and gives the audience a general understanding of what IoT is. In this work, five core primitives belonging to most distributed systems are presented. >>Read More

Bio:Jeffrey Voas is an innovator. He is currently a computer scientist at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Before joining NIST, Voas was an entrepreneur and co-founded Cigital that is now part of Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS). >>Read More


Apr
30

meyer Computer Science Department Distinguished Lecture
Designing Effective Visualizations

Speaker: Miriah Meyer, Associate Professor, School of Computing, University of Utah

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, April 30, 2018

Where: CSB130

Contact: Sangmi Pallickara (sangmi@colostate.edu)

Abstract:Designing effective visualizations requires a careful consideration of factors beyond aesthetics and functionality — it requires deeply understanding the needs, intuitions, and goals of target users. Visualization design studies are a methodical approach for acquiring this understanding. >>Read More

Bio:Dr.Miriah Meyer is an associate professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah and a faculty member in the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute. She co-directs the Visualization Design Lab, which focuses on the design of visualization systems for helping analysts make sense of complex data, as well on the development of design methods for helping visualization designers make sense of real-world problems. >>Read More

Video


May
2

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

When:
11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, May 2, Wednesday, 2018

Where: CSB130 map

Video

 

May
7

meyer Computer Science Department Seminar
Global Optimization Approach for Circular and Chloroplast Genome Assembly

Speaker: Rumen Andonov, Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Rennes 1

When:
10:30AM ~ 11:20AM, May 7, 2018

Where: CSB130

Contact: Sanjay Rajopadhye (Sanjay.Rajopadhye@colostate.edu)

Abstract:We describe a global optimization approach for genome assembly where the steps of scaffolding, gap-filling, and scaffold extension are simultaneously solved in the framework of a common objective function. The approach is based on integer programming model for solving genome scaffolding as a problem of finding a long simple path in a specific graph that satisfies additional constraints encoding the insert-size information. The optimal solution of this problem allows one to obtain new kind of contigs that we call distance-based contig. We test the algorithm on a benchmark of chloroplasts and compare the quality of the results with recent scaffolders. This work received the best paper award at BICOB 2018.

Bio:Rumen Andonov is currently Professor of Computer at the University of Rennes 1 and is a member of the IRISA/INRIA GenScale bioinformatics team. His research interests include combinatorial optimization, parallel algorithms, and high performance computing for Bioinformatics applications, with particular emphasis on Structural Bioinformatics.


 

 

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

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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
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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

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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
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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.
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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.
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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

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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
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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

 

NOV
30

Kumar

Computer Science Department Special Seminar
Path to Top 25!

Speaker:
Mohan Kumar, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology

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

Where: CSB130
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Abstract:As computer science is evolving into an area of learning at multiple levels and an area of research that has relevance to many disciplines, we are in a privileged position to make a difference. A highly productive and visible computer science department is the key to the growth and development of a top-tier Research I university. In recent years, the computer science department at Colorado State University has made significant strides in research and pedagogy. >>Read More

Bio:Mohan Kumar is a professor and the chair of the Department of Computer Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology.  Prior to 2013, Mohan held faculty positions at the University of Texas at Arlington and the Curtin University, Perth, Australia. His current research interests include pervasive and mobile computing and parallel and distributed systems. >>Read More

 

DEC
4

Draper
Computer Science Department Special Seminar
The Future of CS at CSU

Speaker:
Bruce Draper, Professor, Computer Science Department, Colorado State University

When: 9:00AM ~ 10:30AM, December 4, 2017

Where: CSB130
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Abstract:The CS department can be justly proud of its accomplishments. At the same time, we face a teaching crisis and are at a research crossroads. More students want to take our classes than we have seats, and industry wants to hire more graduates than we can produce. As a research field, CS is diversifying, creating new research areas and opportunities for collaboration, but we need the expertise to take advantage of them. >>Read More

Bio:Bruce Draper has twenty years of experience as a faculty member and computer vision researcher. After earning his B.S. from Yale, he earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in the computer vision lab of Ed Riseman and Allen Hanson. >>Read More

 

DEC
8

csbuilding

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

When:
9:00AM ~ 9:50AM, December 8, Friday, 2017

Where: CSB130 map

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DEC
8

Bartleson
IEEE Young Professionals TalkSeries in conjunction with the Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar Series
Advice I Would Give My Younger Self

Speaker:
Karen Bartleson, IEEE President and CEO

When: 11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, December 8, 2017

Where: CSB130
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Contact:Mehmet Ogut (ogut@ieee.org) and Braxton Kilmer (bkilmer@colostate.edu)

Abstract:
How to make career choices?
Challenges and how to deal with them?
Success, but how?

Bio:Karen Bartleson is currently IEEE President and CEO. She retired as Senior Director at Synopsys, in Mountain View, CA after 35 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to Synopsys, Ms. Bartleson has worked at United Technologies Microelectronics Center and Texas Instruments.

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