Fall 2012 Seminars Schedule

CISE invites prominent academic and industrial researchers to present their work to the university audience. Seminars are usually held on Fridays afternoons. The exact time and location will be announced in September. 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 at 3 PM to 4PM, unless otherwise noted.

SEPT | OCT | NOV | DEC

September

Sept. 14, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 901
Lucy Pao, Colorado University
Control of Wind Turbines: Accomplishments and Continuing Challenges
Faculty Host: Sean Andersson, Student Host: Jie Meng
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Sept. 28, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 901
Stephen L. Smith, University of Waterloo
Optimizing Motion for Robotic Monitoring and Information Gathering
Faculty Host: Mac Schwager, Student Host: Tao (Reno) Wang
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October

Oct. 5, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 901
Jian Li, IBM Austin Research Lab
Big Data Systems and Architecture

Faculty Host: Ayse Coskun, Student Host: Jie Meng
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Oct. 12, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 901
Ohad Shamir, Microsoft
Machine Learning in Non-Classical Settings: Information Trade-Offs and Distributed Learning
Faculty Host: Venkatesh Saligrama, Student Host: Enes Bilgin
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Oct. 19, 110 Cummington Street, Room 245
Stefano DiCairano, MERL
Real-Time Constrained Optimization Frameworks for System-Level Feedback Control in Mechatronics, Automotive and Aerospace
Faculty Host: Christos Cassandras, Student Host: Elli Ntakou
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Oct. 26, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 901
Marco Pavone, Stanford University
On Stochastic Optimal Control with Risk Constraints: Applications to Planetary Missions and Time Consistent Formulations
Faculty Host: Mac Schwager, Student Host: Enes Bilgin
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November

Nov. 2, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 901
Yutaka Yamamoto, Kyoto University
From Sampled-Data Control to Signal Processing – Beyond the Shannon Paradigm
Faculty Host: Christos Cassandras, Student Host: Elli Ntakou
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Nov. 9, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 205
Geir Dullerud, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
On Variance Reduction for Simulation and Estimation of Markov Jump Processes
Faculty Host: Calin Belta, Student Host: Jie Meng
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Nov. 16, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 210
Shreyas Sundaram, University of Waterloo
Robustness of Complex Networks with Implications for Consensus and Contagion
Faculty Host: Mac Schwager, Student Host: Enes Bilgin
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Nov. 29, Math-Computer Science Building, 111 Cummington Street, Room 148 (at 4:00 PM)
(Co-sponsored with the Statistics and Probability Seminar Series)
Clayton Scott, University of Michigan
Classification with Asymmetric Label Noise
Faculty Host: Venkatesh Saligrama
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Nov. 30, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 205
Christoforos Hadjicostis, University of Cyprus
Average Consensus in Distributed Control Systems with Dynamically Changing Interconnections and Delays
Faculty Host: Christos Cassandras, Student Host: Tao (Reno) Wang
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December

Dec. 14, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 901 (at 1:00 PM)
Moti Geva, Bar Ilan University
Internet QoS During Bandwidth DDoS Attacks
Faculty Host: Ari Trachtenberg