Presentations this week

Monday, September 21, 2020

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Algorithms and Complexity
Area Efficient Drawings of Outer-1-Planar Graphs
Pavle Bulatovic, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
12:00 p.m. • Online presentation
Supervisor: Professor Therese Biedl

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Artificial Intelligence
Affective and Human-Like Virtual Agents
Neil Budnarain, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
11:00 a.m. • Online presentation
Supervisor: Professor Jesse Hoey

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Artificial Intelligence
Sentiment Lexicon Induction and Interpretable Multiple-instance Learning in Financial Markets
Chengyao Fu, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
1:00 p.m. • Online presentation
Supervisors: Professors Alan Huang and Yuying Li

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Data Systems
Systems for Graph Extraction from Tabular Data
Nafisa Anzum, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
3 p.m. • Online presentation
Supervisor: Professor Semih Salihoglu

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Distinguished Lecture Series
An Ethical Crisis in Computing?
Moshe Y. Vardi, University Professor
Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering, Rice University
2:00 p.m. • Online distinguished lecture

PhD Seminar • Artificial Intelligence
Newton-type Methods for Minimax Optimization
Guojun Zhang, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
4:00 p.m. • Online PhD seminar
Supervisors: Professors Yaoliang Yu and Pascal Poupart

Friday, September 25, 2020

PhD Seminar • Algorithms and Complexity
The Paulsen Problem and Spectral Analysis of Scaling Problems
Akshay Ramachandran, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
10:00 a.m. • Online PhD seminar
Supervisor: Professor Lap Chi Lau

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Software Engineering
WiseBench: A Motion Planning Benchmarking Framework for Autonomous Vehicles
Marko Ilievski, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
10:00 a.m. • Online presentation
Supervisor: Professor Krzysztof Czarnecki

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Systems and Networking
Performance Evaluation of WiFi Backscatter Systems
Farzan Dehbashi, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
2:00 p.m. • Online presentation
Supervisor: Professor Omid Abari

Upcoming presentations

Monday, October 5, 2020

PhD Defence • Human-Computer Interaction
Supporting Voice-Based Natural Language Interactions for Information Seeking Tasks of Various Complexity
Alexandra Vtyurina, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
9:00 a.m. • Online PhD defence
Supervisors: Professors Charles Clarke and Edith Law

PhD Defence • Artificial Intelligence
Computational Mechanisms of Language Understanding and Use in the Brain and Behaviour
Ivana Kajić, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
9:30 a.m. • Online PhD defence
Supervisor: Professor Chris Eliasmith

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