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2019 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 G34 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 2


July 12
Stuff-Haptics: A System to automatically generate Passive Haptics Experiences in arbitrary environments
Moritz Loos,  Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

July 26
Interdisciplinarity: charting it to allow for more responsive research systems
Sander Zwanenburg, Department of Information Science


August 2    
Neural Network Models for Learning Representations of 3D Objects via Tactile Exploration
Xiaogang Yan, Department of Computer Science

August 9
Automatic Debugging of Software: A Lost Cause or a Goal Worth Pursuing?
Daniel Alencar da Costa, Department of Information Science

August 16    
When blockchain meets networks with high latency
Luming Wan,  Department of Computer Science

August 23
Structural Causal Modelling: A revolution?
John Williams, Department of Marketing


September 6          
Achieving Continual Learning in Deep Neural Networks
Craig Atkinson, Department of Computer Science

September 13
App review mining - A story of six student projects
Tony Savarimuthu, Department of Information Science

September 20        
EEG-based Anxious Personality Prediction and Potential Biomarker Visualization using Convolutional Neural Networks
David (Yi) Wang, Department of Computer Science

September 27
Towards Elicitation, Classification and Prioritization of App Reviews Reflecting End-users’ Requirements for App Maintenance and Evolution Tasks
Saurabh Malgaonkar, Department of Information Science


October 4
Adaptive Memory Protection for Many-Core Systems
Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

October 11
Bad Writing
Geoff Wyvill, Department of Computer Science


End Of Semester Two


Extra Seminars


November 15
Learning to Reason: from Question Answering to Problem Solving 
Prof. Michael Witbrock, Broad AI Lab, University of Auckland School of Computer Science

November 22
Visual Cybersecurity Analytics
Assoc. Prof. Jan Springer, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

November 29
Combining TMS-(EEG)-fMRI: from basic research to clinical applications
Dr. Alex Sack, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN), Maastricht University


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