CISE Events & Seminars

Attend a CISE Seminar where prominent academic and industrial researchers present their work to a Boston University audience. These seminars bring visibility, encourage research collaborations, and enhance student educational experiences. As part of the CISE Seminar Series, the Student Host program provides the opportunity for graduate students to interact with renowned scholars and to develop their communication skills.

CISE invites prominent academic and industrial researchers to present their work to the University audience. Seminars are usually held on Friday afternoons. Refreshments are served 15 minutes before each seminar.

Who can attend?
The public is always welcome.

Where can I find a list of seminars?
See the list of current seminars below and visit the CISE calendar to see all upcoming event

Can I learn more about past CISE Seminars?
For a list of past invited seminars, please visit the CISE archives.

Are there related events at BU?
Check out the ECE Distinguished Lecture Series.


Join us for our Spring 2015 seminars

Subscribe to our Google Calendar for up-to-date information on all our seminars. In Google Calendar “add” using cise@bu.edu. For more events, please see the College of Engineering Calendar.

CISE Seminars are held from 3 to 4 p.m., in PHO 210, 8 St. Mary’s Street, unless otherwise noted below.

January


January 23, 2 p.m., 15 St. Mary’s Street, Room 105
William Whyte, Chief Scientist for Security Innovation
Scalable, Privacy-Preserving Security for the Connected Vehicle System
Faculty Host: Christos Cassandras


January 23
Sicun Gao, MIT
Climbing the Polynomial Hierarchy in the Real World
Faculty Host: Calin Belta
Student Host: Julia Lima Fleck


January 29
Joint CISE-Hariri Seminar
Michael Wainwright, University of California, Berkeley
Statistics Meets Computation: Challenges with Massive Data
Faculty Host: Yannis Paschalidis


January 30
Farinaz Koushanfar, Rice University
Secure Computation by Superfolding Garbled Circuits
Faculty Host: Ayse Coskun
Student Host: Ozan Tuncer


February


February 6
Ness Shroff, Ohio State University
Low-Complexity Scheduling Policies for Achieving Throughput and Delay Optimality in Multi-Channel (OFDM) Downlink Systems
Faculty Host: Yannis Paschalidis
Student Host: Julia Lima Fleck


February 11, 4 p.m., 8 St. Mary’s Street, PHO 901
Amir Leshem, CISE Resident Scholar, Bar-Ilan University
Signal Processing for Radio Astronomical Image Formation
Faculty Host: Venkatesh Saligrama
Student Host: Elli Ntakou


February 11, 4 p.m., 110 Cummington Mall, Room 245
Junior Faculty Candidate Lecture Series: Sawyer Fuller
Aerial Autonomy at Insect Scale: What Flying Insects Can Tell Us About Robotics and Vice Versa
Faculty Host: Mac Schwager


February 13—CANCELLED
Drew Bagnell, Carnegie-Mellon University
Machine Learning and Robotics: Interplay and Interaction
Faculty Host: Yannis Paschalidis
Student Host: Shuai Wang


February 18, 3 p.m., 8 St. Mary’s Street, PHO 901
Amir Leshem, CISE Resident Scholar, Bar-Ilan University
Game Theoretic Approaches to Spectrum Management in Wireless Networks
Faculty Host: Venkatesh Saligrama


February 18, 4 p.m., 110 Cummington Mall, Room 245
Junior Faculty Candidate Lecture Series: Scott Kuindersma
Real-Time Optimization Algorithms for Dynamic Walking, Running, and Manipulating Robots
Faculty Host: Katherine Yanhang Zhang


February 20
Adam Wierman, California Institute of Technology
Data Centers, Energy, and Online Optimization
Faculty Host: Ayse Coskun
Student Host: Ozan Tuncer


February 27, 2 p.m., 15 St. Mary’s Street, Room 105
Cedric Langbort, University of Illinois
New Challenges in the Control of Cyber-Socio-Physical Infrastructure
Faculty Host: John Baillieul
Student Hose: Shuai Wang


February 27
Behtash Babadi, University of Maryland
Signal Processing for High-dimensional Dynamic Neural Data
Faculty Host: Venkatesh Saligrama
Student Host: Fatma Yanikara


March


March 4
Junior Faculty Candidate Lecture Series: Roberto Tron, University of Pennsylvania
Globally Convergent Distributed Optimization for Localization and Control in a Team of Robots
Faculty Host:


March 6 Sponsored jointly with the Statistics and Probability Seminar Series
David Gamarnik, MIT
Limits of Local Algorithms for Randomly Generated Constraint Satisfaction Problems
Faculty Host: Konstantinos Spiliopoulos
Student Host: Fatma Yanikara


March 20
Jonathan How, MIT
Tractable Bayesian Nonparametric Algorithms for Robotic Applications
Faculty Host: Mac Schwager
Student Host: Xi Yu


March 20
Junior Faculty Candidate Lecture Series: Mahmut Sakar, ETH Zurich
Microrobotic Platforms in Bioengineering and Translational Medicine
Faculty Host: Sean Andersson


March 25
Junior Faculty Candidate Lecture Series: Vaibhav Srivastava, Princeton University
Integrating Cognitive Modeling in Engineering Analysis and Design
Faculty Host: Sean Andersson


March 27
Amin Karbasi, Yale University
Crowd Teaching
Faculty Host: Venkatesh Saligrama
Student Host: Fatma Yanikara


April


April 3
Iraj Saniee, Bell Labs
Non-Concave Utility Maximization in Locally Coupled Systems with Applications to Wireless and Wireline Networks
Faculty Host: Yannis Paschalidis
Student Host: Xi Yu


April 8, 4–5 p.m., 8 St. Mary’s Street, PHO 901
Marios Polycarpou, CISE Resident Scholar from the University of Cyprus
Robust Sensor Fault Detection and Isolation in Cyber-Physical Systems
Faculty Host: Yannis Paschalidis
Student Host: Elli Ntakou


April 10
Jessy Grizzle, University of Michigan
Feedback Control of Bipedal Locomotion: Theory and Experiments
Faculty Host: Christos Cassandras
Student Host: Xi Yu


April 13, 3 p.m., 8 St. Mary’s Street, PHO 404/428
Marios Polycarpou, CISE Resident Scholar, The University of Cyprus
Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis in Smart Buildings
Faculty Host: Yannis Paschalidis


April 17
Venugopal Veeravalli, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Quickest Change Detection
Faculty Host: John Baillieul
Student Host: Fatma Yanikara


April 17
Alexandre Bayen, University of California, Berkeley
Leveraging the Power of Smartphones for Traffic Monitoring and Management
Faculty Host: Mac Schwager
Student Host: Shuai Wang


April 24
Peyman Mohajerin Esfahani, ETH Zurich
Fault Detection in Large Scale Nonlinear Systems: An Optimization-based Approach with Probabilistic Performance
Faculty Host: Christos Cassandras
Student Host: Yasaman Khazaeni



May


May 1
Ali Jadbabaie, University of Pennsylvania
Social Learning and Coordination in Networks
Faculty Host: Mac Schwager
Student Host: Elli Ntakou