Presentations this week

Monday, November 28, 2022

PhD Seminar • Natural Language Processing
Better Language Model with Curriculum Learning via Hypernym Class Prediction
He (Richard) Bai, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
11:00 a.m. • Online PhD seminar
Supervisor: Professor Ming Li

PhD Seminar • Human-Computer Interaction
Conductor: Intersection-Based Bimanual Pointing in AR and VR
Futian (Caesar) Zhang, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
2:00 p.m. • Hybrid: DC 1304  |  Online PhD seminar
Supervisors: Professors Jian Zhao, Keiko Katsuragawa

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Software Engineering
On the Caching Schemes to Speed Up Program Reduction
Xueyan Zhang, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
9:30 a.m. • Online master’s thesis presentation
Supervisor: Professor Chengnian Sun

Seminar • Systems and Networking
Ledgers, Machines, and Markets
Yaron Minsky, Jane Street
4:00 p.m. • DC 1302

Thursday, December 1, 2022

PhD Seminar • Natural Language Processing
Alignment-aware Acoustic and Text Pretraining for Speech Synthesis and Editing
He (Richard) Bai, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
10:00 a.m. • Online PhD seminar
Supervisor: Professor Ming Li

PhD Seminar • Software Engineering
Visualizing Analysis Results of Industrial Automotive Software Product Line Models
Rafael F. Toledo, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
1:00 p.m. • Online PhD seminar
Supervisor: Professor Joanne Atlee

PhD Defence • Artificial Intelligence
Improved Bayesian Network Structure Learning in the Model Averaging Paradigm
Zhenyu (Alister) Liao, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
2:00 p.m. • Online PhD defence
Supervisor: Professor Peter van Beek

Friday, December 2, 2022

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Algorithms and Complexity
Automata and Ratio Sets
Joseph Meleshko, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
10:00 a.m. • Online master’s thesis presentation
Supervisor: Professor Jeffrey Shallit

PhD Seminar • Algorithms and Complexity
Shortest Beer Path Queries in Interval Graphs
Kevin Wu, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
2:00 p.m. • Hybrid: DC 1304  |  Online PhD seminar
Supervisor: Professor Ian Munro

Upcoming presentations

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Seminar • Algorithms and Complexity
On Matrix Multiplication and Polynomial Identity Testing
Robert Andrews, PhD candidate
Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
1:00 p.m. • Hybrid: DC 1302  |  Online seminar

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

PhD Defence • Algorithms and Complexity
DNA Computing: Modelling in Formal Languages and Combinatorics on Words, and Complexity Estimation
Zihao Wang, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
1:00 p.m. • Online PhD defence
Supervisor: Professor Lila Kari

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Scientific Computation
Biological Plausibility in Modern Hopfield Networks
Mallory Snow, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
3:00 p.m. • Online master’s thesis presentation
Supervisor: Professor Jeff Orchard

Friday, December 9, 2022

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Software Engineering
Towards an Enhanced Dependency Graph
Mehran Meidani, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
9:00 a.m. • Online master’s thesis presentation
Supervisor: Professor Shane McIntosh

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

PhD Seminar • Artificial Intelligence
How Should We Vote? A Comparison of Voting Systems within Social Networks
Ben Armstrong, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer
10:30 a.m. • Online PhD seminar
Supervisor: Professor Kate Larson

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

PhD Seminar • Data Systems
Recovery from Non-decomposable Distance Oracles
Shufan Zhang, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
12:00 p.m. • Online PhD seminar
Supervisor: Professor Xi He

Thursday, January 12, 2023

PhD Defence • Computer Graphics  |  Computer-aided Geometric Design
A Generalized Blending Scheme for Arbitrary Order of Continuity
Xiang Fang, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
9:00 a.m. • DC 2310
Supervisor: Professor Stephen Mann

Friday, January 13, 2023

PhD Defence • Artificial Intelligence | Natural Language Processing
Efficient Inference of Transformers in Natural Language Processing: Early Exiting and Beyond
Ji Xin, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
9:30 a.m. • Online PhD defence
Supervisors: Professors Jimmy Lin, Yaoliang Yu

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