Departmental Seminars 2016-2017

The computer science department sponsors a weekly seminar series presented by a combination of department faculty, graduate students and external speakers. ‌‌All seminars are held at 10:00 a.m., in room 209 of the Computer Science Building, unless otherwise stated. Regular attendance is required of all graduate students. An archive of departmental seminars can be found here.  Seminar syllabus can be found here.

Spring 2017 Speakers

Dr. Brian Scassellati | DIstinguished Seminar Speaker

Yale University
Talk title: Building robots that tech
Date and venue: Monday, February 6, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. in 209 Computer Science

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Dr. Zhihai He

University of  Missouri-Columbia
Talk title: Cyber-physical sensing and informatics at large scales
Date and venue: Monday, February 13, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. in 209 Computer Science

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Dr. Yanjie Fu

Missouri S&T
Talk title: In-app behavior analysis
Date and venue: Monday, February 27, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. in 209 Computer Science

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Dr. Tarek Abdelzaher | Distinguished Seminar Speaker

University of Illinois-Urbana
Talk title: Social Network Signal Processing: A Sensing Perspective
Date and venue: Monday, March 6, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. in 209 Computer Science

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Dr. Mahbub Hassan

University of South Wales
Talk title: Context Sensing from Kinetic Energy Harvesting in Mobile Devices
Date and venue: Friday, March 10, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. in 209 Computer Science

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Dr. Carlo Vallati

University of  Pisa
Talk title: The 6TiSCH Architecture for Industrial Wireless IP-based Networks: Overview and Open Research Issues
Date and venue: Monday, March 13, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. in 209 Computer Science

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Dr. Marco Ortolani

University of Palermo
Talk title: Detecting Similarities in Mobility Patterns through Grammatical Inference
Date and venue: Monday, March 20, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. in 209 Computer Science

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Dr. George Markowski | Department Chair Candidate

University of  Maine
Talk title: Some Interesting Applications of Mathematics to Computer Science
Date and venue: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 9:45 a.m. in 203 Computer Science

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Dr. Panos K. Chrysanthis

University of Pittsburgh
Talk title: Data-driven Serendipity Navigation in Urban Places
Date and venue: Monday, April 3, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. in 209 Computer Science

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Dr. Bruce McMillin | Department Chair Candidate

Missouri S&T
Talk title: Cyber-Physical Security Through Information Flow
Date and venue: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 11:15 a.m. in 203 Computer Science

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Dr. Chengshan Xiao | Department Chair Candidate

University of  Missouri-Columbia
Talk title: Optimal Linear Precoding for Finite Alphabet Signaling in Wireless Systems and Networks
Date and venue: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 9:45 a.m. in 203 Computer Science

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Dr. Alexandra Medina-Borja

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Talk title: NSF funding opportunities in Engineering and Computer Science converging with Social, Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
Date and venue: Monday, April 13, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. in 216 Computer Science

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Dr. Xingya Liu | Faculty Candidate

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Talk Title: Practical Self-adaptive Spectrum Access in Cognitive D2D Communication
Date and venue: Monday, April 17, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. in 209 Computer Science
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Dr. Wan Du | Smart Living Candidate Seminar

Nanyang Technological University of Singapore
Talk title: Real-time Monitoring of Cyber Physical Critical Infrastructure Systems
Date and venue: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 11 a.m. in Computer Science 327

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Dr. Chenxi Qiu | Faculty Candidate

Pennsylvania State University
Talk Title: Malicious Behavior Detection and Quality Control in Crowdsourcing Systems
Date and venue: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. in 209 Computer Science

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Dr. Santosh K. Gupta | Smart Living Candidate Seminar

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Talk Title: Smart Temperature Control of Multi-Occupant Spaces using Internet-of-Things Architecture
Date and venue: Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. in 327 Computer Science

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Amr Magdy | Faculty Candidate

University of Minnesota
Talk Title: Kite: A Scalable Microblogs Data Management System
Date and venue: Friday, April 21, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. in 209 Computer Science
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Dr. Junchi Li

Princeton University
Talk title: Local Dynamics: A Diffusion Approximation Framework on Nonconvex Stochastic Gradient Descent
Date and venue: Friday, February 21, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. in 216 Computer Science

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Sara Del Valle | Distinguished Seminar Speaker

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Talk title: Agent-based modeling approaches for simulating infectious diseases
Date and venue: Monday, April 24, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. in 209 Computer Science

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Dr. Aditya P Mathur | Distinguished Speaker

Singapore University of Technology and Design
Title: Challenges in Designing Secure Critical Infrastructure
Date and venue: Monday, May 1, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. in 209 Computer Science


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Dr. Peter Robinson| Faculty Candidate

University of London
Talk Title: Distributed Computing on Large Graphs
Date and venue: Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. in 209 Computer ScienceRobinson | May 8
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Fall 2016

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Dr. Haoyi Xiong
Missouri S&T

Title: Provably Good Non-Sparse Covariance-Regularized Discriminant Analysis with Application to Early Detection of Diseases
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Monday, December 5, 2016 at 10:00 am in 209 Computer Science
  Dr. Shikharesh Majumdar
Carleton Univeristy

Title: Cloud Computing: A Platform for Data Intensive Computing to Cyber-Physical Systems
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Monday, November 14, 2016 at 10:00 am in 209 Computer Science
  Dr. Nair Sukumaran
Southern Methodist University
Title: Scalable Security for IoT
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Monday, November 7, 2016 at 10:00 am in 209 Computer Science
 

Dr. Zhishan Guo
Missouri S&T

Title: When Real-Time Scheduling Theory Meets Cyber-Physical Systems
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Monday, October 31, 2016 at 10:00 am in 209 Computer Science

 

Dr. Aniruddha S. Gokhale
Vanderbilt University

Title: Cloud Resource Management using Dynamic Data Driven Applications Systems (DDDAS) Principles
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Monday, October 24, 2016 at 10:00 am in 209 Computer Science
 

Distinguished Seminar Speaker

Dr. Daniel Reed
University of Iowa

Title: The Future of Computing
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 Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm in 104 Centennial
 

 Distinguished Seminar Speaker

Dr. David Culler
Univeristy of California, Berkeley

Title: Networked Systems Design in the Interest of Sustainability
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Monday, September 26, 2016 at 10:00 am in 209 Computer Science
  Dr. Luca Santinelli
ONERA

Title: Probabilistic Timing Analysis: Achievements and Open Problems
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 Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm in 318 Butler-Carlton Hall
  Dr. Gary Leavens
University of Central Florida
Title: Specifying and Verifying Advanced Control Features
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Monday, September 19, 2016 at 10:00 am in 209 Computer Science
 

Dr. Andrea Fumagalli
Univeristy of Texas at Dallas

Title: Optical Layer-Driven Network Restoration and Redesign for Improved Fast Reroute Reliability
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Monday, September 12, 2016 at 10:00 am in 209 Computer Science

 

 

Summer 2016

 

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Dr. S M Niaz Arifin
University of Notre Dame

Title: Binary Search Trees
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 Thursday, June 09, 2016 at 10:00 am in Room 140 Toomey Hall