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  • Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am
    Craig Chasseur
    UW-Madison

    Committee: Professor Jignesh Patel, Advisor
    Professor Jeff Naughton
    Professor Anhai Doan
    Professor Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau
    Professor Terry Millar

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 1:15pm
    Dan Barowy
    University of Massachusetts-Amherst

    The rapid growth in demand for data scientists and analysts suggests that data-driven decision making is increasingly valued. Nonetheless, in practice, these workers spend between 50% to 80% of their time performing "data wrangling" tasks: transforming data and removing errors. We can expect this problem to become even more severe as our volume of data grows.

    I will present two spreadsheet tools that are designed to reduce the data wrangling overhead. The first tool, FlashRelate (PLDI 2015), transforms information stored in ad-hoc spreadsheet layouts into relational... Read More

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    David Patterson
    U.C. Berkeley

    We start by quickly reviewing 50 years of computer architecture to show there is now widespread agreement on instruction set architecture (ISA). Unlike most other fields, despite this harmony there is no open alternative to proprietary offerings from ARM and Intel.

    Thus, we propose RISC-V (“RISC Five”), which targets Systems on a Chip (SoC). It has:
    A small base of <50 classic RISC instructions that run a full open-source software stack.
    - Opcodes reserved for tailoring an SoC to applications.
    - Standard instruction extensions optionally included in an SoC.... Read More

  • Friday, September 18, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    The Department of Computer Sciences invites prospective undergraduate students and their guests to learn more about computer science study at UW-Madison during our Prospective Student Information Sessions. Students will learn about the Computer Sciences major in a small group and have the opportunity for Q&A with an advisor and department faculty.

    To sign up for a session, RSVP here.

    Prospective undergraduates and guests may also register for an... Read More

  • Monday, September 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    Dimitrije Kostic, PhD.
    Laboratory for Telecommunications Science

    The Enigma cipher machine was a series of encryption devices used before and during WWII. The Enigma had an enormous key space, one that the Nazis were sure the Allies would never be able to exhaust over, and because of this the Nazis were totally confident of the device's security and used it to communicate their most sensitive messages. But the Allies--a team of Polish cryptanalysts before the war, and the British cryptanalysts at Bletchley Park during the war--were able to devise an efficient attack on Enigma, one that produced a gold mine of military intelligence that gave the... Read More

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 4:00pm
    Chandu Thekkath and Sriram Rajamani
    Microsoft Research India

    Established in 2005, Microsoft Research India recently celebrated its 10th year anniversary. We give an overview of research at MSR India. We cover our systems work (specifically, cloud security, privacy and language and tool support for machine learning) in some detail, and give a brief tour of our work in theory, machine learning and the role of technology in socio-economic development. We also present career opportunities at MSR India (we are hiring!), and encourage students to apply.

    Bio: Chandu Thekkath is Managing Director and Sriram Rajamani is Assistant Managing Director... Read More

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 4:00pm
    Peter Hsu
    UW Madison

    Title: The CAVA Computer: Exceptional Parallelism and Energy Efficiency

    Abstract: Designing a new computer system is a very expensive proposition. But 80% of it is exactly the same as every other computer—you need caches, multiprocessing, coherency protocols, memory systems, etc. Getting all of that right requires skill and experience, but is taken for granted and does not command much of a premium. Getting it wrong, on the other hand, is a commercial disaster. In this talk I propose a research initiative to standardize and open-source a design for the 80% that is the same in... Read More

  • Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

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

  • Friday, October 23, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    The Department of Computer Sciences invites prospective undergraduate students and their guests to learn more about computer science study at UW-Madison during our Prospective Student Information Sessions. Students will learn about the Computer Sciences major in a small group and have the opportunity for Q&A with an advisor and department faculty.

    To sign up for a session, RSVP here.

    Prospective undergraduates and guests may also register for an ... Read More

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Don Porter
    Stonybrook

    Packaging an application with all of its software dependencies, including libraries and the OS API, is essential to deploying applications across a range of cloud and local systems. Library OSes are an appealing solution to this problem---efficiently decoupling an application from the host OS kernel over a minimal ABI that is easy to implement and secure.

    This talk describes the Graphene library OS, which can run a wide range of unmodified Linux applications. Graphene is unique in its ability to support a wide range of Unix-style multi-processing abstractions. In Graphene,... Read More

  • Friday, November 13, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    The Department of Computer Sciences invites prospective undergraduate students and their guests to learn more about computer science study at UW-Madison during our Prospective Student Information Sessions. Students will learn about the Computer Sciences major in a small group and have the opportunity for Q&A with an advisor and department faculty.

    To sign up for a session, RSVP here.

    Prospective undergraduates and guests may also register for an ... Read More

  • Friday, December 11, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    The Department of Computer Sciences invites prospective undergraduate students and their guests to learn more about computer science study at UW-Madison during our Prospective Student Information Sessions. Students will learn about the Computer Sciences major in a small group and have the opportunity for Q&A with an advisor and department faculty.

    To sign up for a session, RSVP here.

    Prospective undergraduates and guests may also register for an ... Read More