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2012 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 Archway 2 lecture theatre. Where available, an abstract of the seminar can be displayed by clicking on the title of the seminar. Some seminars will be recorded and those videos will available for download from within the university.

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All dates and speakers should be considered tentative until the week of the seminar!

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Semester 2


July 13
Landscapes in Biology
Michael E Wall, Los Alamos National Laboratory

July 20
Optimizing Routing in Multi-hop Wireless Networks using Analytical Capacity Estimation: A Study on Video Streaming
Yuwei Xu - Department of Information Science
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July 27
Hardware Transactional Memory: Potential and Progress
Mark Moir, Oracle
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August 3
Global Seamline Networks for Orthomosaics via Local Search
Steven Mills, Department of Computer Science
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August 10
The Great Firewall of Otago?
David Eyers, Department of Computer Science
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August 17
Evolutionary Search of Finite State Automata Representations for the Tartarus Problem. (Subtitle: What a difference a decade makes).
Grant Dick, Department of Information Science
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August 24
No seminar

August 31
Mid-semester break - no seminar


September 7
Towards Assuring Adaptive Software
Michael Winikoff, Department of Information Science
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September 14
FourARM pain from banging in the IR lab
Andrew Trotman, Department of Computer Science

September 21
The role of social norms in energy conservation - a simulation-based study
Tony Savarimuthu, Department of Information Science
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September 28
The Linear Space of All Images Smaller than 32x32
Brendan McCane, Department of Computer Science


October 5
The Secret Lives of Cats
Peter Whigham, Department of Information Science

October 12
"What is all this noise about?"
Thomas Verbeek and Geoff Wyvill, Department of Computer Science

End Of Semester Two

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