Spring 2014 Seminar Schedule

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 PHO 210, 8 St. Mary’s Street, unless otherwise noted below.

JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY

January

Jan. 17
José Bento, Disney Research Boston
The Three Weight Algorithm: A Method for Large-Scale Distributed Optimization
Faculty Host: Prakash Ishwar
Student Host: Wuyang Dai
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Jan. 24
Sokwoo Rhee, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, and SmartAmerica Challenge
Faculty Host: Yannis Paschalidis
Student Host: Wuyang Dai
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February

Feb. 6, 11:00 AM, Room 245, 110 Cummington Mall
Alfred Hero, University of Michigan
Correlation Mining in Large Networks with Limited Samples
Faculty Host: John Baillieul
Student Host: Bowen Zhang
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Feb. 7
Engin Kirda, Northeastern University
Detecting Malicious Activity Through Large-Scale Data Analysis
Faculty Host: David Starobinski
Student Host: Sepideh Pourazarm
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Feb. 20, 2:00 PM, Room 245, 110 Cummington Mall
Joao Hespanha, University of California at Santa Barbara
Opportunities and Challenges in Control Systems Design Arising from Ubiquitous Computation and Network Communication
Faculty Host: John Baillieul
Student Host: Bowen Zhang
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Feb. 21
Yong-Jun Shin, University of Connecticut
Digital Technology for Bio-intelligence
Faculty Host: Christos Cassandras
Student Host: Sepideh Pourazarm
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Feb. 28
Ulrike von Luxburg, University of Hamburg
Unsupervised Learning with Graphs: A Theoretical Perspective 
Faculty Host: Venkatesh Saligrama
Student Host: Wuyang Dai
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March

Mar. 7
Aviral Shrivastava, Arizona State University
Beyond the Hill of Multicores Lies the Valley of Accelerators
Faculty Host: Ayse Coskun
Student Host: Tiansheng Zhang
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Mar. 21,
1:00 PM, Room 105, 15 St. Mary’s Street
Daniel Liberzon, University of Illinois
Control of Switched Systems with Limited Information
Faculty Host: Christos Cassandras
Student Host: Tiansheng Zhang
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Mar. 28
Ozan Tonguz, Carnegie Mellon University
Reducing the Commute Time of Urban Workers
Faculty Host: David Starobinski
Student Host: Sepideh Pourazarm
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April

Apr. 4
Nader Motee, Lehigh University
Systemic Measures for Performance and Robustness in Large-Scale Dynamical Networks
Faculty Host: Mac Schwager
Student Host: H. Kayhan Ozcimder
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Apr. 11
Sebastian Trimpe, Max Planck Institute (MPI)
Distributed and Event-Based State Estimation and Control 
Faculty Host: Calin Belta
Student Host: Eran Simhon
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Apr. 18
Kilian Q. Weinberger, Washington University
Learning with Marginalized Corruption
Faculty Host: Venkatesh Saligrama
Student Host: Sepideh Pourazarm
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Apr. 25
Nalini Ratha, IBM
Security and Privacy Enhancement in Biometrics 
Faculty Host: Janusz Konrad
Student Host: Eran Simhon
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Apr. 30, Wednesday, 3:00 PM Room 105, 15 St. Mary’s Street
Eduardo Montijano, Centro Universitario de la Defensa
Vision-Based Formation Control without a Global Reference Frame
Faculty Host: Mac Schwager
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May

May 2
Narayana Prasad Santhanam, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Talk Title
Faculty Host: Bobak Nazer
Student Host: Bowen Zhang
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May 16, 3:00 PM Room 105, 15 St. Mary’s Street
Remi Munos, INRIA
Exploration-Exploitation Tradeoff for Large Scale Function Optimization
Faculty Host: Venkatesh Saligrama
Student Host:
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May 23, 3:00 PM Room 105, 15 St. Mary’s Street
Maria Chudnovsky, Columbia University
Perfection and Beyond
Faculty Host: Yannis Paschalidis
Student Host: Bowen Zhang