Category: Distinguished Speaker Series

CS Distinguished Speaker Series

Yi Chang, Huawei Research America Friday, September 15, 2017 3:30 PM in Rice Hall Auditorium Host: Hongning Wang Title: Improving Relevance Ranking for Search Engines Abstract:  Relevance ranking of search engine is a billion-dollar challenge, while there is a disadvantage of backwardness in web search competition. Learning to rank algorithms could effectively improve relevance ranking, yet it…

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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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Susan Davidson, University of Pennsylvania

UVA Computer Science Distinguished Speaker Series  Susan Davidson, Computer & Information Science University of Pennsylvania Friday, October 21st, 2016 3:30 PM Rice Hall, Room 130 (Auditorium) Host: Vicente Ordonez Data Citation and Provenance ABSTRACT Most information is now published in complex, structured, evolving datasets or databases. As such, there is increasing demand that this digital…

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Doug Densmore, Boston University

UVA Computer Science Distinguished Speaker Series* Doug Densmore, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University Date: Friday, October 14th, 2016 Time: 2:20 PM Place: Thornton Hall E316 Host: Samira Khan Circuits in Cells, Bits in Bugs How (Synthetic) Biology is a Computing Platform ABSTRACT Successful computing systems leverage their underlying technologies to solve problems humans simply…

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Ellen Zegura, Georgia Tech

UVA Computer Science Distinguished Speaker Series Ellen Zegura, School of Computer Science, Georgia Tech DATE: Friday, October 7, 2016 Time: 3:30 PM Place: Rice Hall Auditorium Host: Haiying Shen The New Clouds on the Block ABSTRACT The growth of capable devices at the edge of the Internet is providing a unique, but mostly overlooked, opportunity…

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