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  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 4:00pm
    Leah Haman
    Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)

    Leah Haman is an intellectual property associate at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), the designated technology transfer office for the UW-Madison. The presentation will cover why it is important to protect intellectual property and WARF’s disclosure, patenting, and licensing processes. Key changes to patent law in light of the recently passed America Invents Act (AIA) will be touched on as well.

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
    Computer Sciences
  • Monday, April 28, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Victor Zavala
    Argonne National Laboratory

    This talk is part of the WID-DOW Collaborative Presentation Series on Doing Optimization at Wisconsin.  A note about the location (room 2238, WID):  Anyone without WID access should contact Herman Stampfli hstampfli@wisc.edu or call 608-316-4401.

  • Monday, April 28, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Andy Konwinski

    Apache Spark is an open source software project that began as research in the UC Berkeley AMPLab. Over the last four years, Spark has grown to be one of the largest open source communities in big data, with over 120 developers and 30 companies contributing, the latest release alone had contributions from 83 people. Spark is a unified platform with an interactive shell, a clean API, a distributed in-memory computing engine, stream processing components, interactive SQL support, as well as libraries for machine learning and graph computing.

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
    Professor Luis Ceze
    University of Washington

    Energy is increasingly a first-order concern in computer systems. Exploiting energy-accuracy trade-offs is an attractive choice in applications that can tolerate inaccuracies. A key challenge, though, is how to isolate parts of the program that must be precise from those that can be approximated so that a program functions correctly even as quality of service degrades. Addressing that challenge leads to opportunities for approximate computing across the entire system stack.

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
    Professor Karin Strauss
    Microsoft Research

    New memory technologies promise denser and cheaper main memory, and may one day displace DRAM. However, many of them experience permanent failures due to wear far more quickly than DRAM. DRAM mechanisms that handle permanent failures rely on very low failure rates and, if directly applied to PCM, are extremely inefficient.

  • Friday, May 2, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Benjamin F. Hobbs
    The Johns Hopkins University

    This talk is a WID-DOW (Wisconsin Institute for Discovery-Doing Optimization at Wisconsin) and AAE Seminar Presentation.

  • Monday, May 5, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Robert Vanderbei
    Princeton University

    This talk is part of the WID-DOW Collaborative Presentation Series on Doing Optimization at Wisconsin.  Note about location:  Anyone without WID access can use the special events elevator on WID's 1st floor (near Aldo's Café) to access room 3280.

  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 4:00pm
    Dileep Bhandarkar

    I had the privilege of being the first speaker at the First Annual Symposium on Computer Architecture in 1973. Over the last 40 years I have worked on PDP-11, VAX, MIPS, Alpha, x86, Itanium, and ARM processors and systems. Moore’s Law has enabled computer architects to increase the pace of innovation and the development of microprocessors with new instruction sets. In the 1970s, minicomputers from Digital Equipment Corporation, Data General and Hewlett Packard started to challenge IBM mainframes. The introduction of the 32-bit VAX-11/780 in 1978 was a landmark event.