Category: Colloquia

Jonathan Dorn: PhD Dissertation Defense

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm in Rice 536 Committee members: Westley Weimer (Advisor), Baishakhi Ray (Committee Chair), Jason Lawrence, Stephanie Forrest (UNM) and Chad Dodson (Minor Representative). Title: Optimizing Tradeoffs of Non-Functional Properties in Software ABSTRACT: Software systems have become integral to the daily life of millions of people. These systems provide much…

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Qingyun Wu, Qualifying Exam Presentation

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM in Rice 404 Committee: Hongning Wang (Advisor), Jack Stankovic (Chair), Worthy Martin, and Yanjun Qi Contextual Bandits in a Collaborative Environment ABSTRACT Contextual bandit algorithms provide principled online learning solutions to find optimal trade-offs between exploration and exploitation with companion side-information. They have been extensively used in…

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Scott Ransom, NRAO (National Radio Astronomy Observatory)

Computer Science Special Guest Speaker Scott Ransom, NRAO (National Radio Astronomy Observatory) Friday, November 11, 2016 3:30 pm (short reception before talk at 3:00) Rice Hall Auditorium HOST: Andrew Grimshaw The (obscene) Challenges of Next-Generation Pulsar Surveys ABSTRACT In the last decade, large-scale surveys for new radio pulsars have made incredible progress, particularly in their…

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Sandhya Dwarkadas, University of Rochester

UVA Computer Science Distinguished Speaker Series Sandhya Dwarkadas, Albert Arendt Hopeman Professor of Engineering Friday, November 18, 2016 3:30 PM Rice Hall, Room 130 (Auditorium) Host: Mary Lou Soffa Achieving Performance Transparency in the Multicore Era ABSTRACT Leveraging the inherently available parallelism in applications is hampered by the lack of performance transparency on modern multicore-based…

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