CSE Lecture Series, Spring 2011

CSE Lecture Series: 2010-2011

Lectures are on Fridays at 10:20am (note the new time!) in Anthony 1279 unless otherwise specified.  These lectures are free and open to everyone.

Fall 2010 Lectures:

September 10
Dr. Greg Wilson, Software Carpentry
Title: Bits of Evidence: What We Actually Know About Software Development, and Why We Believe It's True

September 17
Dr. Bill Punch, Director of the HPC Center, Michigan State University
Title: High-Performance Computing: Where are We Going?

September 24
Dr. Wolfgang Bauer, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University
Title: Is Quantum Computing the Next Big Thing?

October 1
Dr. Zhiwei (Jerry) Cen, Google

Title: Reliability Engineering of the Google Infrastructure

October 8
Dr. Taosheng Liu, Neuroimaging of Perception and Attention Laboratory, Michigan State University
Title: Attention, Decision and the Brain

October 12 (Tuesday, 9am, 1279 Anthony Hall)
Dr. Scott E. Page, Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan
Title: The Wisdom (and Madness) of Crowds

October 15
Dr. Scott Peacor, Department Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University
Title: A computational system using (non-Avidian) digital organisms to examine how phenotypic plasticity affects ecological communities

October 19 (Tuesday, 9am, 1279 Anthony Hall)
Dr. Josh Bongard, Department of Computer Science, University of Vermont
Title: Why Evolving Morphology Matters

October 22
Dr. Doug L. James, Department of Computer Science, Cornell University
Title: Physics-based Sound Rendering: Rebooting computer graphics with sound

October 29
Dr. Nicole B. Ellison, Telecommunication, Information Studies, & Media, Michigan State University
Title: Social capital implications of Facebook-enabled communication practices

November 5
Dr. Adam Brown, Department of Art and Art History, Michigan State University
Title: Intermedia and Evolutionary Biology: An Interdisciplinary Framework

November 12
Dr. Lee Spector, Department of Computer Science, Hampshire College
Title: Expressive languages for evolved programs and autoconstructive evolution

November 19
Dr. Pang-Ning Tan, Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University
Title: Mining Heterogeneous Data from Multiple Sources

November 26
No Lecture, Thanksgiving Break

December 3
No Lecture this week

December 10
No Lecture. You are invited to attend the College of Engineering Design Day .

Spring 2011 Lectures:

January 24 (Monday, 11:30am, 3105 Engineering Building)
Dr. Salil Prabhakar, DigitalPersona
Title: Designing the World's Largest Multi-Biometric System

January 26 (Wednesday, 10:30am, 008 Urban Planning)
Dr. Chip Elliott, Raytheon BBN Technologies
Title: GENI - Global Environment for Network Innovations

January 28
Dr. Betty Cheng, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University
Title: ORCHID: A Digital Evolution Approach to Designing Dynamically Adaptive High-Assurance Software

February 4
Dr. Yiying Tong, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University
Title: TBA

February 11
Dr. Erik Goodman, Director of the NSF BEACON Center
Title: Unifying Biology, Computation and Engineering in BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action

February 18
Dr. Tracy Camp, Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Colorado School of Mines
Title: MANET Simulation Studies: The Incredibles

February 25
Dr. Leo KempelCollege of Engineering, MSU
Title: Introduction to Responsible Conduct of Research

March 4
Dr. Alexander G. Hauptmann, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Title: Visual Activity Analysis for Geriatric Medicine

March 8 (Special visitor and lecture during spring break, 10am, 3105 Engineering Building) 
Dr. Rong Yan, Facebook

Title: Large-Scale Analysis for Connected Media

March 11
No Lecture, Spring Break

March 18 (First lecture at the usual time: 10:20am, 1279 Anthony Hall)
Dr. Hayder Radha, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, MSU
Title: Transforms and Spectral Analysis: From Sensing to Social Networks

March 18 (Second lecture in one day! 3:00pm, 3105 Engineering Building)
Dr. Luo Si, Department of Computer Science, Purdue University
Title: Discriminative Learning for Expert Search

March 25
Dr. Mani Srivastava, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Title: From Measurements to Sustainable Choices: Embedded Sensing for Efficient Resource Management in Buildings

April 8
Dr. Thomas R. Shultz, Department of Psychology, McGill University
Title: Modeling the Evolution of Cooperation

April 1
Dr. Sharath Pankanti, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY
Title: Practical Computer Vision Systems

April 15
Dr. Gary Morgan, MSU Museum Director
Title TBA

April 22
Dr. Xiaobo Tan, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University
Title TBA

April 29
Dr. Karl Ricanek Jr, Director of Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies in Identity Sciences,
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Title: Face Processing: The Complex Nature of the Face