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Monday, October 22, 2018 — 9:30 AM EDT

Amira Ghenai, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Monday, October 22, 2018 — 1:00 PM EDT

Cristina Tavares, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Monday, October 22, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT

Anonymization with Differential Privacy • Ben Weggenmann
SAP Security Research

Monday, October 22, 2018 — 4:00 PM EDT

Carolyn Lamb, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

This thesis is driven by the question of how computers can generate poetry, and how that poetry can be evaluated. We survey existing work on computer-generated poetry and interdisciplinary work on how to evaluate this type of computer-generated creative product. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 — 9:00 AM EDT

Ben Armstrong, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — 12:15 PM EDT

Mina Farid, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

RDF has become a prevalent format to represent disparate data that is ingested from heterogeneous sources. However, data often contains errors due to extraction, transformation, and integration problems, leading to missing or contradicting information that propagate to downstream applications. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — 1:30 PM EDT

Antonina Kolokolova, Department of Computer Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland

A unifying theme in complexity theory in the past few years has been the duality between lower bounds and algorithms. Indeed, some of the main recent lower bounds have been proven by developing better algorithms. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — 3:00 PM EDT

Ingrid Daubechies
James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University
2018 University of Waterloo Doctor of Mathematics, honoris causa

This inaugural Distinguished Lecture in Applied Math will be given in DC 1302, with a reception to follow in DC 1301, the Fishbowl.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 — 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Exploring Blockchain in Waterloo Region banner

Earlier this year, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) created the IEEE Blockchain Initiatives (BCI) to be the hub for all blockchain projects and activities. On October 25, IEEE BCI will be in Waterloo Region to launch their first Canadian group with a networking event at Catalyst137.

Friday, October 26, 2018 — 11:00 AM EDT

Rafi Shan Turas, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

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