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Presentations • April 23 to 27, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

Seminar • Data Systems
Making Approximate Query Processing Mainstream: Progress and the Road Ahead
Barzan Mozafari, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Michigan
10:30 a.m. • DC 1302

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Data Systems
On the Utility of Adding an Abstract Domain and Attribute Paths to SQL
Weicong Ma, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
1:00 p.m. • DC 2310

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

PhD Seminar • Quantum Computing
Dissipative Quantum Search
Chunhao Wang, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
1:00 p.m. • QNC 1201

PhD Seminar • Quantum Computing
A Quantum Algorithm for Simulating Non-sparse Hamiltonians
Chunhao Wang, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
2:00 p.m. • QNC 1201

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Artificial Intelligence
Exploring New Forms of Random Projections for Prediction and Dimensionality Reduction in Big-Data Regimes
Amir-Hossein Karimi, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
10:00 a.m. • DC 3126

Seminar • Data Systems
Improving Understanding and Exploration of Data by Non-Database Experts
Rachel Pottinger, Department of Computer Science
University of British Columbia
10:30 a.m. • DC 1304

Friday, April 27, 2018

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Human-Computer Interaction
Contact-sensing Input Device Manipulation and Recall
Lisa Elkin, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
9:30 a.m. • DC 3317

PhD Seminar • Software Engineering
Learning Software Behavioral Models from Execution Traces
Rafael Olaechea Velazco, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
11:30 a.m. • DC 3126

Seminar • Networks and Distributed Systems
Role of Thermostats — Beyond Control and Feedback
Milan Jain, PhD Scholar in Computer Science
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi
1:30 p.m. • DC 1304

Public Lecture • Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology
The Human and Technology Factors in Smartphone Text Input
Shumin Zhai, Senior Staff Research Scientist, Google
1:30 p.m. • Engineering 5, 3102
Co-sponsored by CBB and the Games Institute; free lecture but registration required

Upcoming presentations

Monday, April 30, 2018

PhD Seminar • Human-Computer Interaction
Improving Exploratory Search Experience through Hierarchical Knowledge Graphs
Bahareh Sarrafzadeh, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
10:00 a.m. • DC 3126

PhD Defence • Computer Graphics
Towards Better Methods of Stereoscopic 3D Media Adjustment and Stylization
Lesley Istead, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
1:30 p.m. • DC 2314

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

PhD Seminar • Algorithms and Complexity
Approximate Shortest Paths and Distance Oracles in Weighted Unit-Disk Graphs
Dimitrios Skrepetos, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
1:30 p.m. • DC 1304

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Software Engineering
Requirements Engineering by Evolutionary Prototyping: A Case for Using Prototypes to Develop Quality Software
Andrew Pham, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
8:30 a.m. • DC 2314

PhD Seminar • Scientific Computation
Optimization Methods for Semi-Supervised Learning
Edward Cheung, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
11:00 a.m. • DC 2310

PhD Seminar • Artificial Intelligence
Learning Filters for the 2D Wavelet Transform
Daniel Recoskie, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
2:00 p.m. • DC 2310

Friday, May 4, 2018

PhD Seminar • Computer Vision (Artificial Intelligence)
Regularized Losses for Weakly-supervised CNN Segmentation
Meng Tang, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
2:00 p.m. • DC 2310

Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6, 2018
2018 Equithon
A student-run hackathon where participants create solutions for a variety of social equality issues

ASA DataFest 2018
A celebration of data in which teams of undergraduates work around the clock to find and share meaning in a large, rich and complex data set
3:00 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Sunday • M3 1006

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

PhD Defence • Scientific Computation
Optimization Methods for Semi-Supervised Learning
Edward Cheung, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
10:00 a.m. • DC 2314

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Software Engineering
Detecting Feature-Interaction Hotspots in Automotive Software using Relational Algebra
Bryan Muscedere, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
1:00 p.m. • DC 2314

Thursday, May 10, 2018

PhD Defence • Data Systems
Analytics for Everyone
Kareem El Gebaly, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
10:00 a.m. • DC 2310

PhD Defence • Machine Learning
A Pac-Theory of Clustering with Advice
Mohammad Zokaei Ashtiani, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
11:00 a.m. • DC 2314

Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Data OPEN: The Second Waterloo Datathon
A competition that brings together the best minds in math, engineering, science and technology to collaborate and compete using the world’s most important data set
8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. • M3 1006

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Distinguished Lecture Series
Fun with Geometric Optimization: Visitation, Visibility, and Variations
Joe Mitchell, ​Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
State University of New York at Stony Brook
3:30 p.m. • DC 1302

Monday, May 28, 2018

PhD Defence • Algorithms and Complexity
Shortest Paths in Geometric Intersection Graphs
Dimitrios Skrepetos, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
10:00 a.m. • DC 2310

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