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  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Arrvindh Shriraman
    Simon Fraser University

    Today, power constraints determine our ability to keep compute units active and busy. Interestingly, storing and moving the data used and produced by the computation consumes more energy than the computation itself. Whether multicores, GPUs or fixed-function accelerators, how we move and feed the computation units has critical impact on the programming model and the compute efficiency. We observe that unlike the latency overhead of the data movement which could potentially be hidden, energy overhead dictates that we need to fundamentally reduce waste in the memory hierarchy.

    Our... Read More

  • Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Professor Nick Trefethen
    University of Oxford

    Everybody has heard of the Faraday cage effect, in which a wire mesh does a good job of blocking electric fields an electromagnetic waves. Surely the mathematics of such a famous and useful phenomenon has been long ago worked out and written up in the textbooks? It seems to be not so, and indeed, one of the few treatments to be found in the textbooks, by Feynman, is incorrect. The shielding effect turns out to be not as simple as one might expect: it depends on the wires having finite radius. Nor is it as strong as one might imagine: it improves only linearly as thewire spacing decreases... Read More

  • Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    Ali Borji, Assistant Professor
    Dept. of Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    Over the last two decades, the inter-disciplinary fields of attention, visual saliency, and search have attracted a lot of interest in cognitive sciences, computer vision, and machine learning. In this talk, I intend to give a snapshot of biological findings on visual attention, theoretical background on saliency concepts and models, illustrating successful applications of saliency models, as well as my research findings in human active search.  I will cover three topics in more detail: 1) bottom-up, stimulus-driven and 2) top-down, task-driven visual attention, and 3) human performance in... Read More

  • Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Professor Nick Trefethen
    University of Oxford

    Chebfun is a Matlab-based system for numerical computing
    with functions as opposed to just numbers in 1D and 2D;
    it is also the most convenient tool available for 1D and 2D
    rootfinding and for ODE boundary-value problems. This talk
    will describe some of the algorithms behind Chebfun and
    demonstrate it in action, including the extension to two
    dimensions known as Chebfun2.

  • Friday, May 15, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

    Pre-commencement Dept. reception for PHD graduates and guests.
    PHD commencement follows the reception and will be held at the Kohl Center at 5:30 PM.

  • Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Reception for graduating undergraduates and guests. By invitation; please RSVP. Reception for graduating M.S. students and guests. By invitation; please RSVP.

    M.S. and Undergraduate Commencement will be held at noon at Camp Randall.

  • Monday, June 8, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Babak Falsafi
    Carnegie Mellon University


  • Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    The Department of Computer Sciences will hold its annual Madison Area Computer Sciences Job Fair at Union South. Visit the job fair page for futher details as they become available.