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Monday, October 15, 2018

Data Systems Group Seminar
ExpoDB: Towards a Unified OLTP and OLAP Over a Secure Platform
Mohammad Sadoghi
University of California, Davis
10:30 a.m. • DC 1302

Seminar • Programming Languages
State Machine Replication and the Modern Exchange
Yaron Minsky, Technology Group Head
Jane Street
1:30 p.m. • DC 1331

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP)
SURF: Blockchain-based Secure Update Registration Framework
Woojung Kim, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
2:00 p.m. • DC 2310

Jane Street Tech Talk
Data Driven UIs, Incrementally
Yaron Minsky, Technology Group Head
Jane Street
5:30 p.m. • DC 1302

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Artificial Intelligence
Creating an Emotion Responsive Dialogue System
Ankit Vadehra, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
1:00 p.m. • DC 2314

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

NEW • David Sprott Distinguished Lecture Speaker
Uncovering the Mechanisms of General Anesthesia: Where Neuroscience Meets Statistics
Dr. Emery Brown
Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience, MIT
Associate Director, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, MIT
4:00 p.m. • EIT 1015

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Mathematics Education Seminar
Advancing Students’ Structural Reasoning Through Combinatorial Games
Kristofer Siy, Graduate student
Combinatorics and Optimization
10:30 a.m. • MC 5501

Friday, October 19, 2018

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Data Systems
Multiple Continuous Subgraph Query Optimization Using Delta Subgraph Queries
Chathura Kankanamge, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
1:00 p.m. • DC 2314

NEW • Seminar • Systems and Networking
RFID Hacking for Fun and Profit
Ju Wang, Postdoctoral fellow
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
2:00 p.m. • DC 1304

Upcoming presentations

Monday, October 22, 2018

PhD Seminar • Data Systems
Fake Cures: User-centric Modeling of Health Misinformation in Social Media
Amira Ghenai, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
9:30 a.m. • DC 2568

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Software Engineering
A Variability-Aware Design Approach to the Data Analysis Modeling Process
Cristina Tavares, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
1:00 p.m. • DC 2310

Cryptography, Security and Privacy (CrySP) • Double Talk
Anonymization with Differential Privacy / Secure Data Structures with Intel SGX
Ben Weggenmann / Benny Fuhry
SAP Security Research

2:00 p.m. • DC 1304

PhD Defence • Artificial Intelligence
TwitSong: A Current Events Computer Poet and the Thorny Problem of Assessment
Carolyn Lamb, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
4:00 p.m. • DC 2310

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Artificial Intelligence
Coordination in a Peer Production Platform: A Study of Reddit’s /r/Place Experiment
Ben Armstrong, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
9:00 a.m. • DC 2310

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

PhD Seminar • Data Systems
RDF Data Quality
Mina Farid, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
12:15 p.m. • DC 1304

Seminar • Algorithms and Complexity
The Power of Constructive Proofs
Antonina Kolokolova, Department of Computer Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
1:30 p.m. • DC 1304

Distinguished Lecture in Applied Mathematics
Mathematicians helping Art Historians and Art Conservators
Ingrid Daubechies, James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University
2018 University of Waterloo Doctor of Mathematics, honoris causa
3:00 p.m. • DC 1302, reception to follow in the Fishbowl

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Exploring Blockchain in Waterloo Region
Launch of the first Canadian Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Blockchain Initiatives Group
3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. • Catalyst137: Waterloo's Hub for IoT
137 Glasgow Street, Kitchener
Registration required to attend

Friday, October 26, 2018

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Programming Languages
Gradual C Programming for Typed Lua
Rafi Shan Turas, Master's candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
11:00 a.m. • DC 2314

Monday, October 29, 2018

PhD Seminar • Programming Languages
Persistent Union-Find for Efficient Type Environments
Aaron Moss, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
1:30 p.m. • DC 2310

Inaugural Seminar • AI Institute
Machine Learning for SAT Solvers
Vijay Ganesh, ECE
University of Waterloo
3:30 p.m. • DC 1302

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

PhD Seminar • Data Systems
Energy Efficiency in Database Servers with Multi-core CPUs
Mustafa Korkmaz, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
12:15 a.m. • DC 1304

Distinguished Lecture Series
All Questions Answered
Donald E. Knuth, Professor Emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming
Stanford University
3:30 p.m. • AL 116 (Please note new room)
Sold out! • Please bring your free ticket to be admitted

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Mathematics Education Seminar
Mathematical Analogies
Andrew Beltaos / Amenda Chow
University of Waterloo / York University
10:30 a.m. • MC 5501

Friday, November 2, 2018

PhD Seminar • Software Engineering
Evaluating State-of-the-Art Free and Open Source Static Analysis Tools Against Buffer Errors in Android Apps
Bushra Aloraini, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
1:30 p.m. • DC 2564

Friday, November 9, 2018

Cybersecurity and International Affairs Workshops
Borders in Cyberspace
Amaël Cattaruzza, Professor, Université Paris-Sorbonne
12:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. • CIGI A120
Free workshop but registration required

Friday, November 23, 2018

Cybersecurity and International Affairs Workshops
China, Surveillance, and Censorship Resistance
Akbar Shahid Ahmed, The Huffington Post
12:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Balsillie School of International Affairs 142
Free workshop but registration required

Monday, November 26, 2018

Inaugural Seminar • AI Institute
Trust Modeling in Multiagent Systems: A look Back and a Look Ahead
Robin Cohen
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
3:30 p.m. • DC 1302

Friday, December 7, 2018

Cybersecurity and International Affairs Workshops
Russia, Cyberattacks, and Cryptology: How to Better Protect our Democratic Processes?
Christian Leuprecht, Royal Military College of Canada
12:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. • DC 1302
Free workshop but registration required

Friday, December 14, 2018

Cybersecurity and International Affairs Workshops
The Surveillance State
Richard Fadden, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
12:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Balsillie School of International Affairs 142
Free workshop but registration required

Friday, January 11, 2019

Cybersecurity and International Affairs Workshops
Blockchain Technology: The Law of Un-intended Consequences
Brian O’Higgins, Angel Investor and Board Member, Entrust
12:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. • DC 1302
Free workshop but registration required

Friday, January 18, 2019

Cybersecurity and International Affairs Workshops
Cybersecurity Risk to Physical Infrastructure
Ray Boisvert, Provincial Security Advisor, Government of Ontario
12:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. • DC 1302
Free workshop but registration required

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