Category: Colloquia

Russel Pears: “Mining Data Streams: Issues, Challenges and Some Solutions”

Speaker:          Russel Pears* Date:     Tuesday, August 29 Time:    3:30-4:30 p.m. Location:          Rice Hall, room 242 Host:                 Tom Horton (tbh3f) Title:  Mining Data Streams: Issues, Challenges and Some Solutions Abstract:   Data streams present unique challenges in terms of mining and knowledge extraction. Due to the open ended and fast data arrival…

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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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