Spring 2011 Seminars Schedule

CISE invites prominent academic and industrial researchers to present their work to the university audience. Seminars are usually held on Fridays at 3:00 PM in the Photonics Center, Room 901, 8 St. Mary’s Street, OR at 2:00 PM in Room 105, 15 St. Mary’s Street, as noted below. Refreshments are served 15 minutes before each seminar.

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JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUNE


January

Friday, Jan 21
3:00 PM
8 St. Mary’s Street
Room 901
Alex Stanković
Tufts University
Smart Grid and Other Desiderata: A Future for Electric Energy
Friday, Jan 28
3:00 PM
8 St. Mary’s Street
Room 901
Hadas Kress-Gazit
Cornell University
Language, Logic and Control: Synthesizing Correct, High-level Robot Behaviors
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February

Friday, Feb 4
3:00 PM
8 St. Mary’s Street
Room 901
Rakesh Kumar
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Computing with Stochastic Processors: Embracing Errors in Architecture and Design of Processors and Applications
Friday, Feb 11
2:30 PM
8 St. Mary’s Street
Room 901
Claire Tomlin
University of California, Berkeley
Verification and Control of Hybrid Systems using Reachability Analysis
Friday, Feb 18
3:00 PM
8 St. Mary’s Street
Room 901
Kenny Gross
Oracle
Intelligent Power Monitoring and Management for Enterprise Data Centers
Friday, Feb 25
3:00 PM
8 St. Mary’s Street
Room 901
Pablo Ariel Ruiz
Boston University and CRA
Tractable Cost-Reducing Dynamic Topology Control in Electricity Networks
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March

Friday, Mar 4
3:00 PM
8 St. Mary’s Street
Room 901
Constantine Caramanis
University of Texas
Robustness in High-dimensional Statistics: PCA and Collaborative Filtering
Friday, Mar 11
2:00 PM
15 St. Mary’s Street
Room 105
Co-sponsored with Clean Energy & Environmental Sustainability Initiative (CEESI)
Andrew Ott
PJM Interconnection
Alternative Technology Resources in the PJM Wholesale Power Market
Friday, Mar 25
3:00 PM
8 St. Mary’s Street
Room 901
Sathish Gopalakrishnan
University of British Columbia
Dr. GoodEnough: Or how I learnt to make tradeoffs between information quality and energy efficiency
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April

Friday, Apr 1
2:00 PM
15 St. Mary’s Street
Room 105
Alejandro Domínguez-García
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Coordination and Control of Distributed Energy Resources for Provision of Ancillary Services
Friday, Apr 8
3:00 PM
8 St. Mary’s Street
Room 901
Chun-Hung Chen
George Mason University
Loo Hay Lee

National University of Singapore
Stochastic Simulation and Optimization: An Optimal Computing Budget Allocation
Monday, Apr 11
2:00 PM
8 St. Mary’s Street
Room 404/428
Andreas Krause
California Institute of Technology
Adaptive Submodularity: A New Approach to Active Learning and Stochastic Optimization
Friday, Apr 15
3:00 PM
8 St. Mary’s Street
Room 901
John Langford
Yahoo! Research
Reductions for Machine Learning
Friday, Apr 22
3:00 PM
8 St. Mary’s Street
Room 901
Mehryar Mohri
New York University
Learning Kernels Can Help Performance
Friday Apr 29
3:00 PM
8 St. Mary’s Street
Room 901
David Blei
Princeton University
Scalable Topic Modeling
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May

Friday, May 6
2:00 PM
15 St. Mary’s Street
Room 105
Ramesh Johari
Stanford University
Mean Field Equilibria of Dynamic Games: An Introduction and Application to Auctions

Wednesday, May 11
2:00 PM
15 St. Mary’s Street
Room 105

Massimo Franceschetti
University of California
The Interference Barrier: Promises and Limits of Cooperative Communications

Friday, May 13
2:00 PM
15 St. Mary’s Street
Room 105

Mircea Lazar
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Polyhedral Lyapunov Functions via Proper Conic Partitions

Friday, May 20
3:00 PM
15 St. Mary’s Street
Room 105

Huizhen Janey Yu
MIT
Q-Learning and Enhanced Policy Iteration in Discounted Dynamic Programming

Wednesday, May 25
3:00 PM
8 St. Mary’s Street
Room 203

Viveck Cadambe
UC – Irvine
Network Interference Management via Interference Alignment
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June

Friday, June 10
2:00 PM
15 St. Mary’s Street
Room 105

Hai Lin
National University of Singapore
Guaranteed global performance through local coordination

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