The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science invites you to attend the 2019 Cheriton Research Symposium, held on Friday, September 20, 2019 in the Davis Centre.
This year's symposium consists of presentations by David R. Cheriton along with presentations by David R. Cheriton Faculty Fellows Dan Brown and Urs Hengartner.
Posters by David R. Cheriton Graduate Scholarship recipients will be on display in the Great Hall, Davis Centre from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on September 20, 2019.
Friday, September 20, 2019
Mark Giesbrecht, Director, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science • DC 1302
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Refreshments will be served
|10:00 am – 10:45 am||
Dan Brown, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science • DC 1302
Can computers write good poetry? What does that even mean?
Computers can be programmed to do a variety of tasks which, if a human had done them, we might identify as creative tasks. But does that mean that they themselves are creative? We examine the state of the art in computer-generated poetry, and examine a variety of ways in which potentially sensible ways of assessing whether a system is creative don't actually work well in practice. Finally, we discuss a few attempts to incorporate advanced aspects of human poetry writing, including editing one’s own work to improve it, into a computational creativity system.
|10:45 am – 11:30 am||
Urs Hengartner, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science • DC 1302
|11:30 am – 12:00 pm||
David R. Cheriton, Stanford University • DC 1302
|1:15 pm – 4:15 pm||
Poster Session • David R. Cheriton Graduate Scholarship recipients
|4:15 pm – 4:45 pm||
DC Fishbowl, Room 1301
Gelato will be served — everyone welcome!