Committee: Professor Michael Swift, Advisor
Professor Thomas Ristenpart, Advisor
Professor Aditya Akella
Professor David Wood
Professor Boston Nigel
Venkatanathan Varadarajan Ph.D. Final Oral Defense: "Isolation in Public Clouds: Challenges, Threats and Defenses"Monday, November 30, 2015 -9:00am to 11:00amVenkatanathan VaradarajanUW-Madison
Committee: Professor Michael Swift, Advisor
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 -2:00pm to 4:00pmLanyue LuUW-Madison
Committee: Professor Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau
Professor Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau
Professor Michael Swift
Professor Shan Lu
Professor Xinyu Zhang
Scott Alfeld Ph.D. Preliminary Examination: "Learning from Agents Connected via a Network Acting in Time"Thursday, December 3, 2015 -2:30pm to 4:30pmScott AlfeldUW-Madison
Committee: Dr. Paul Barford, Co-Advisor
Dr. Xiaojin (Jerry) Zhu, Co-Advisor
Dr. Matt Malloy
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 4:00pmGlenn FungAmerican Family Insurance
Learning from Crowds Data can now be easily shared and collectively processed by a large number of entities (Wikipedia contributions; product ratings; user geo-location, actions, tweets, and Amazon mechanical turk ); this is an effect coined crowdsourcing. In the supervised machine learning context, this translates to having not one labeler/ground-truth but many labelers (potentially unreliable). This new scenario renders traditional supervised learning sub-optimal but also creates interesting problems. In this talk, I will present a recent NIH grant funded work where we showed how to... Read More
Thursday, December 3, 2015 -4:00pm to 5:00pmMatthew Berland, PhDUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Computer science is believed to be more difficult to learn than many other domains, but there is significant debate on whether that is true, why that may be, and what is to be done about it. In this talk, I will present a brief contemporary survey of Computer Science Education Research, with a focus on recent (theoretical and empirical) work in reframing computer science content, restructuring computer science curricula, developing new tools for learning, computational thinking/literacy, and adapting pedagogy to student understanding. In addition, I will connect... Read More
Friday, December 4, 2015 -11:00am to 12:00pmProf. Alberto Del PiaISyE, UW-Madison
Abstract: Concave Mixed-Integer Quadratic Programming (CMIQP) is the problem of minimizing a concave quadratic polynomial over the mixed-integer points in a polyhedral region. No efficient algorithm is known to solve the general case of CMIQP. The lack of an efficient algorithm is not surprising, since CMIQP is known to be NP-complete. In this talk we describe an algorithm that finds an ε-approximate solution to a CMIQP problem. The running time of the proposed algorithm is polynomial in the size of the problem and in 1/ε, provided that the number of integer variables and the number of... Read More
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 -1:00pm to 2:15pmstudents of Ben Liblit’s CS 706 [Analysis of Software Artifacts]University of Wisconsin–Madison
1:00pm – 1:25pm: Cheng Su, "Automatic Generator of Function Stubs for Libraries"
1:25pm – 1:50pm: Stephen Lee, "Automatically Finding Recurrences for Resource Usage"
1:50pm – 2:15pm: Andrew Mironovich, "What You Can’t See Can Kill Your Program: An Analysis of Implicit Behavior in C++"
Friday, December 11, 2015 -1:00pm to 2:15pmstudents of Ben Liblit’s CS 706 [Analysis of Software Artifacts]University of Wisconsin–Madison
1:00pm – 1:25pm: Matthew Bernstein and Calvin Smith, "Model-Checking Over Time-Series Gene Expression Data"
1:25pm – 1:50pm: Theo Jepsen, "Data Structures and I/O"
1:50pm – 2:15pm: David Bingham Brown and Michael Vaughn, "Building a Better Mutant"
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
Sunday, December 20, 2015 -10:00am to 12:00pm
University Commencement for all December Graduates: Undergraduates, MS and PHD.
Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 12:30pm
A celebration of our graduates' accomplishments. All December CS graduates and their famiiies are encouraged to attend. RSVP required.
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 4:00pmDan RothUniversity of Illinois