Fall 2017 Seminar Series

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.

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 PM to 4PM, in Photonics Rm 211, 8 St. Mary’s Street, unless otherwise noted below. The room location will be confirmed in the fall.


Sept. 15

Stéphane Lafortune, University of Michigan

Supervisory Control of Discrete Event Systems: A Retrospective and Future Perspectives

Faculty Host: Christos Cassandras
Student Host: Rebecca Swaszek


Sept. 22

Kam K. Leang, The University of Utah

Autonomous Electronic Nose in Flight: Design, Control, and Motion Planning of Aerial Vehicles for Gas/Chemical Sensing

Faculty Host: Sean Andersson
Student Host: Sean Sanchez

 


Sept. 29

Na Li, Harvard University

Distributed Resource Allocation with Limited Communication

Faculty Host: John Baillieul
Student Host: Rui Chen

Oct. 6

Georgios B. Giannakis, University of Minnesota

Learning Nonlinear and Dynamic Network Connectivity and Processes on Graphs  

Faculty Host: Ioannis Paschalidis
Student Host: Tingting Xu


Oct. 13

Ananda Theertha Suresh, Google Research

Communication-Efficient and Differentially-Private Distributed Learning

Faculty Host: Venkatesh Saligrama
Student Host: Sean Sanchez


Oct. 20

Stefanie Jegelka, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Faster Computation and Exploitation of Uncertainty

Faculty Host: Brian Kulis
Student Host: Sean Sanchez


Oct. 27

Yang-Yu Liu, Harvard Medical School

Controlling Human Microbiota

Faculty Host: Alex Olshevsky
Student Host: Rui Chen


Oct. 27    12:30pm-1:30pm, 8 St. Mary’s St., PHO 404/428

CISE Invited Lecture: Stéphane Lafortune, University of Michigan, CISE Resident Scholar

Introduction to Discrete Event Dynamic Systems

Faculty Host: Christos Cassandras

Nov. 1, 4-5pm, PHO 404/428

Aditya Gopalan, Indian Institute of Science

Online Learning with Structure

Faculty Host: Venkatesh Saligrama
Student Host: Tingting Xu


Nov. 3

Laurent Lessard, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Automating the Analysis and Design of Large-Scale Optimization Algorithms

Faculty Host: Venkatesh Saligrama
Student Host: Rebecca Swaszek


Nov. 10

Yue Lu, Harvard University

The Scaling Limit of Iterative Algorithms for High-Dimensional Inference

Faculty Host: Vivek Goyal
Student Host: Tingting Xu


Nov. 17

Jing Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Security Control of Distributed Networked Control Systems

Faculty Host: Ioannis Paschalidis
Student Host: Rebecca Swaszek

December 1

Stéphane Lafortune, University of Michigan

Privacy Enforcement Using Obfuscation: An Event-Based Approach Using Opacity

Faculty Host: Christos Cassandras
Student Host: Rebecca Swaszek