Upcoming Events

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  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
    11:00am to 1:00pm
    CS Lobby (near main elevators)
    Microsoft reps
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
    4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Computer Sciences 1240
    Saeed Abdullah
    Cornell University

    Rhythms guide our lives. Almost every biological process reflects a roughly 24-hour periodicity known as a circadian rhythm. Living against these body clocks can have severe consequences for physical and mental well-being, with increased risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer,
    obesity and mental illness. However, circadian disruptions are becoming increasingly widespread in our modern world. As such, there is an urgent need for novel technological solutions to address these issues.

    In this talk, I will introduce the notion of “Circadian Computing” — technologies that support... Read More

  • Monday, April 3, 2017 -
    12:15pm to 1:15pm
    2310 CS
    Avrilia Floratou
    Microsoft's Cloud and Information Services Lab (CISL)

    In recent years, there has been an explosion of large-scale real-time analytics needs and a plethora of streaming systems have been developed to support such applications. These systems are able to continue stream processing even when faced with hardware and software failures. However, these systems do not address some crucial challenges facing their operators - the manual, time-consuming and error-prone tasks of tuning various configuration knobs to achieve service level objectives (SLOs) as well as the maintenance of SLOs in the face of sudden, unpredictable load variation and hardware... Read More

  • Monday, April 3, 2017 -
    4:00pm to 5:00pm
    CS 1240
    Shivaram Venkataraman
    University of California-Berkeley

    Machine learning models trained on massive datasets power a number of applications; from machine translation to detecting supernovae in astrophysics. However the end of Moore’s law and the shift towards distributed computing architectures presents many new challenges for building and executing such applications in a scalable fashion.

    In this talk I will present my research on systems that make it easier to develop new machine learning applications and scale them while achieving high performance. I will first present programming models that let users easily build distributed machine... Read More

  • Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
    4:00pm to 5:00pm
    CS 1240
    Ellie Pavlick
    University of Pennsylvania

    Natural language processing (NLP) aims to teach computers to understand human language. NLP has enabled some of the most visible applications of artificial intelligence, including Google search, IBM Watson, and Apple’s Siri. As AI is applied to increasingly complex domains such as health care, education, and government, NLP will play a crucial role in allowing computational systems to access the vast amount of human knowledge documented in the form of unstructured speech and text.

    In this talk, I will discuss my work on training computers to make inferences about what is true or... Read More

  • Friday, April 7, 2017 -
    8:30am to 4:00pm
    Room 1240 CS

    Welcome to the eighth annual UW CS NEST Software Contest – a contest for UW-Madison students to innovate and develop new software technologies. All are welcome to attend the presentations and award ceremony for the NEST Contest!

    The contest runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with the awards ceremony taking place at 3:30 p.m.

    Contest judges are Mark Bakken, HealthX Ventures; Greg Robinson, 4490 Ventures; and Carl Dvorak, Epic.

    More info at: https://contest.cs.wisc.edu/index.html