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2015 Computer and Information Science Seminar Series

This page provides a list of seminars that will be presented on the dates specified at 1:00 pm in the Room 106 of the Owheo Building (133 Union Street East). Where available, an abstract of the seminar can be displayed by clicking on the title of the seminar.

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Semester 1


February 26 - note date
Big Data and Evolutionary Computation
Professor Jun Zhang, School of Advanced Computing, Sun Yat-sen University, China

February 27
Computation and Sustainability: Beyond Green IT
Alan Mackworth, Professor of Computer Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


March 6
A simulation-based model of semantic working memory
Martin Takac & Alistair Knott , Department of Computer Science
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March 13
Multiagent-based modeling and simulation for intelligent traffic and transport systems (ITTS)
Professor Jörg Muller, Department of Informatics, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

March 20 - No Seminar

March 27
Transforming Big Data into Smart Data: Deriving Value via Harnessing Volume, Variety, & Velocity using Semantics and Semantic Web
Professor Amit Sheth, Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing, Wright State University


April 3
No Seminar - Good Friday

April 10
No Seminar - Mid Semester Break

April 17
Quantum Physics, Information Theory and Computation
Matthew McKague, Department of Computer Science

April 24 - cancelled


May 1
Cherry picking: a new algorithm to reconstruct phylogenetic networks from phylogenetic trees
Simone Linz, Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland

May 8
Geometric Semantic Genetic Programming - another handle on Grandad's Axe
Subtitle: the plight of the "attackademic" researcher

Grant Dick, Department of Information Science

May 15
Machines that move things around (again)
Michael Albert, Department of Computer Science

May 22
The growing clouds of (Linux) containers, and their usefulness in teaching and research
David Eyers, Department of Computer Science

May 29
Latent Methods
Richard O'Keefe, Department of Computer Science
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End Of Semester One

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