Colloquia

Fall2017 Colloquia

Spring2017 Colloquia

Fall2016 Colloquia

  • October 21 (Friday), 1420-1510 (2:20-3:10pm), Swearingen 2A31, Ralph Smith.
    North Carolina State University.
    "Active Subspace and Surrogate Model Techniques for Complex Physical and Biological Models"
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).
  • September 13 (Tuesday), 1745-1845 (5:45-6:45pm), Swearingen 2A31, Stephen Shaw.
    "Why Does Every Tech Company Care about Patents? (Or, Why Does My Manager Keep Bugging Me about Patents?)"
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).
  • September 9 (Friday), 1420-1510 (2:20-3:10pm), Swearingen 2A14, Zhu Wang ,
    University of South Carolina.
    "Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Reduced-Order Modeling of Complex Fluid Flows"
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).
  • September 2 (Friday), 1420-1510 (2:20-3:10pm), Swearingen 2A31, Charles A. Kamhoua ,
    Air Force Research Laboratory.
    "Application of Game Theory to High Assurance Cloud Computing"
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).
  • August 19 (Friday), 1420-1510 (2:20-3:10pm), Swearingen 2A14, Joseph E. Johnson ,
    University of South Carolina.
    "A Proposed Numerical Data Standard Supporting Automated Network Cluster Analytics"
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).

Spring 2016 Colloquia

Fall 2015 Colloquia

  • November 24(Tuesday), 1450-1600 (2:50-4:00pm), Swearingen 1C01, Tom Bradicich,
    VP Hewlett-Packard
    "Big Analog Data - the Often Overlooked Big Data"
    Abstract (PDF format).
  • (CANCELLED!) November 20(Friday), 1420-1510 (2:20-3:10pm), Swearingen 2A31, Adrian Sandu,
    Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech.
    "Computational Tools for Data Assimilation"
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).
  • October 30 (Friday), 1420-1510 (2:20-3:10pm), Swearingen 2A31, Brian Williams,
    Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    "Computational Enhancements to Bayesian Design of Experiments Using Gaussian Processes"
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).
  • October 16 (Friday), time, place and title to be announced, Dylan Shell,
    Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University.
  • October 2 (Friday) 1400-1600 (2:00-4:00pm), "4rd Gamecock Computing Research Symposium", on the first floor of Swearingen. Featuring 1) State of the CSE Department, 2) Brief Overviews of Faculty Research , 3) Research Poster Presentations by Graduate Students
  • September 29 (Tuesday), 1900-2000 (7:00-8:00pm), Amoco Hall, Swearingen Chris King,
    IDV, Inc., the creators of SpeedTree.
    " USC Engineering Grads Making a Dent In Films and Video Games"
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).
  • September 04 (Friday), 1420-1510 (2:20-3:10pm), Swearingen 2A18, Xiaoyan (Iris) Lin,
    Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina.
    "A Semiparametric Probit Model for Case 2 Interval-censored Failure Time Data"
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).

Spring 2015 Colloquia

  • April 17 (Friday), 1530-1630 (3:30-4:30pm), Swearingen 1C01 (Amoco Hall), John Hodgson,
    Blizzard Entertainment.
    "Games? Serious Games?"
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).
  • April 10 (Friday), 1450-1605 (2:50-4:05pm), Swearingen 2A05, Alberto Quattrini Li,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota.
    "On the Study, Design, and Evaluation of Exploration Strategies for Autonomous Mobile Robots."
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 13 (Friday), 0930-1100, Swearingen1A03 (Faculty Lounge), Gregory Gay,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota.
    "Steering Model-Based Test Oracles to Admit Real Program Behaviors."
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 6 (Friday), 0930-1100, Swearingen1A03 (Faculty Lounge), Mai Zheng,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University.
    "Torturing Storage Systems for Fun and Profit."
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).
  • January 30 (Friday), 0930-1100, Swearingen1A03 (Faculty Lounge), Daniel Wong,
    Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California.
    "Energy Proportional Datacenters."
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).
  • January 23 (Friday), 0930-1100, Swearingen1A03 (Faculty Lounge), Yingjie Lao,
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota.
    "Design of Secure and Anti-Counterfeit Integrated Circuits."
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).

Fall 2014 Colloquia

  • November 21 (Friday), 1530-1630 (3:30-4:30pm), Swearingen1A03 (Faculty Lounge), Tian He,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota.
    "Research Challenges in Low-Duty-Cycle Networks."
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).
  • November 14 (Friday), 1530-1630 (3:30pm-4:30pm), Swearingen1C01 (Amoco Hall), Chase Gray,
    DroneDeploy.
    "Controlling Drones across the World with Javascript."
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).
  • September 24 (Wednesday), 1400-1500 (2pm-3pm), Swearingen1A03 (Faculty Lounge), Dipti Patra,
    Electrical Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Rourkela.
    "Super-Resolution Image Reconstruction."
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).

Spring 2014 Colloquia

  • March 28 (Friday), 1430-1520 (2:30pm-3:20pm), Swearingen 2A15, Mingfu Shao, Laboratory of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. "On the Edit Distance between Genomes with Duplicate Genes."
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 17 (Monday), 1345-1445 (1:45pm-2:45pm), Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge), Kirk Cameron, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. "Pushing Water up Mountains: Energy Oddities and Green High Performance Computing."
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).
  • Colloquium Canceled due to Inclement Weather
    February 11 (Tuesday), 1700-1800 (5pm-6pm), Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge), Nancy Amato, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University. "Sampling-Based Motion Planning: From Intelligent CaD to Crowd Simulation to Protein Folding."
    Abstract (MS-Word docx format).
    Abstract (text).

Fall 2013 Colloquia

Spring 2013 Colloquia

  • April 25, 2013 (Thursday), 1400-1500 (2pm-3pm), Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge), Subrahmanyam Bulusu, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina. "Measuring Salinity from Space."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • April 11, 2013 (Thursday) 1400-1500 (2pm-3pm), Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge), Lantao Liu Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University. "Coordinating Multi-robot Systems: New Developments in Task Allocation."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • April 4, 2013 (Thursday) 1330-1430 (1:30pm-2:30pm), Swearingen 3D05, Jingjin Yu Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Combinatorial Structures and Filter Design in Information Spaces."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 28, 2013 (Thursday) 1400-1530 (2:00pm-3:30pm), Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge), Ioannis Rekleitis School of Computer Science, McGill University. "Algorithmic Robotics: Enabling Autonomy in Challenging Environments."
    Abstract (pdf format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 20, 2013 (Wednesday) 1430-1530 (2:30pm-3:30pm), Swearingen 2A31, Jenay Beer School of Psychology. Georgia Institute of Technology. "Aging in Place: The Potential for Robots as Assistive Technology."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 7, 2013 (Thursday) 1430-1530 (2:30pm-3:30pm), Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge), Cory Henson Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Wright State University. "A Semantics-based Approach to Machine Perception."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).

Fall 2012 Colloquia

  • October 9, 2012 (Tuesday) 1430-1530 (2:30pm-3:30pm), Swearingen 3A75, GQ Zhang Department of Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University. "Ontology-driven Data Integration in Biomedicine."

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Spring 2012 Colloquia

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Fall 2011 Colloquia

  • March 28, 2012 (Friday) 1500-1600 (3pm-4pm), Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge), Dong Xu Department of Computer Science, University of Missouri. "Prediction of Protein Structures and Modifications"
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 10, 2012 (Friday) 1430-1530 (2:30pm-3:30pm), Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge), John W. Sheppard Department of Computer Science, Montana State University. "Prognostics and Health Management: Models, Maintenance, and Maturation"
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 3, 2012 (Friday) 1430-1530 (2:30pm-3:30pm), Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge), Matt E. Thatcher Department of Computer Information Systems, University of Louisville. "A Model of Optimal Software Patent Policy"
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • January 11, 2012 (Wednesday) 1430-1530 (2:30pm-3:30pm), Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge), Matthias Klusch German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). "Intelligent Service Coordination in the Future Internet"
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • December 2, 2011 (Friday) 1430-1530 (2:30pm-3:30pm), Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge), Marouane Kessentini Qatar University. "Search-Based Transformation by Example"
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • November 18, 2011 (Friday) 11:00-noon, Swearingen 1C01 (Amoco Hall), Juan E Vargas Microsoft Technology and Policy Group. "Innovation and Cloud Computing"
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • November 18, 2011 (Friday) 1430-1530 (2:30pm-3:30pm), Swearingen 2A27, Ron Alterovits University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "Computing Motions for Healthcare Robots"
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • November 4, 2011 (Friday) 11-noon,
    Swearingen 1C01 (Amoco Hall),
    Rodney Naramore
    Federal Bureau of Investigations.
    "The FBI Cyber Crime Program."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • November 4, 2011 (Friday) 1430-1530,
    300 Main B213,
    Gabriel Terejanu
    Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin.
    "Integrated Methodology for Building Confidence in the Predictive Capability of Computational Models."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • October 27, 2011 (Thursday) 1515-1615,
    Swearingen 1C02 (Amoco Hall),
    Stan Birchfield
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University.
    "Monocular Vision Modules for Mobile Robotics Applications."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • October 7, 2011 (Thursday) 1100-1215,
    Swearingen 1C02 (Amoco Hall),
    Dennis A. Roberson
    Department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology.
    "Social Networking Driven Trends in Wireless Broadband Networks."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • October 7, 2011 (Thursday) 1430-1530,
    Swearingen 2A27,
    Dennis A. Roberson
    Department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology.
    "IIT’s Spectrum Observatory: Lessons Learned from Four Years of Monitoring the Spectrum Occupancy in the City of Chicago."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Summer 2011 Colloquia

  • May 25, 2011 (Wednesday) 1500-1600,
    Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge),
    Max Alekseyev
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Carolina.
    "Computational Challenges and Advances in Genome Assembly from Short Reads."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Past Spring 2011 Colloquia

  • April 22, 2011 (Friday) 11-12 (noon),
    Swearingen 3D05 (Staff Lounge).
    Raheem Beyah,
    Department of Computer Science, Georgia State University.
    "A Passive Approach to Wireless Device Fingerprinting."
    Abstract (pdf format).
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • April 13, 2011 (Wednesday) 1600-1700,
    Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge)
    Christopher King and Michael J. Sechrest,
    Interactive Data Visualization, Inc.
    "One Great Developer is Worth a Thousand Good Ones: Tips for Starting Down the
    Right Path."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • April 8, 2011 (Friday) 1430-1530,
    Swearingen 2A31.
    Jianjun Hu,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Carolina.
    "Machine Learning and Data Mining in Protein Bioinformatics."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • April 1, 2011 (Friday) 1430-1530,
    Sloan 112 1A03.
    Lindsey Hudson,
    Linguistic Program, University of South Carolina.
    "Wordify! Morphology Meets Ludology."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • April 1, 2011 (Friday) 13-14,
    Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge)
    Nicole Dean,
    Deputy Director, National Cyber Security Divisionversity.
    "A Passive Approach to Wireless Device Fingerprinting."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 25, 2011 (Friday) 1430-1530,
    Swearingen 2A31.
    Song Wang,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Carolina.
    "Shape Matching and Classification: Algorithms and Performance Evaluation."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 4, 2011 (Friday) 1430-1530,
    Swearingen 2A31.
    Yan Tong,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Carolina.
    "Semi-Supervised Face Alignment for an Image Ensemble."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
    (Rescheduled from February 4, 2011).
  • February 25, 2011 (Friday) 1430-1530,
    Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge).
    Wolfgang Gentzsch,
    DEISA-2 (Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications)
    Consortium.
    "Building Sustainable e-Infrastructure for Research and Education."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
    Presentation (pptx, more than 5MB).
  • February 17, 2011 (Friday) 1430-1530,
    Swearingen 2A31.
    Curtis Merriweather,
    Emergent, Inc.
    "Cyber Security Concerns in the Global Marketplace."
    Presentation (ppt).
  • February 11, 2011 (Friday) 1430-1530,
    Swearingen 2A31.
    Jijun Tang,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Carolina.
    "Combinatorial and Statistical Approaches in Gene Rearrangement Analysis."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 4, 2011 (Friday) 1430-1530,
    Swearingen 2A31.
    Yan Tong,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Carolina.
    "Semi-Supervised Face Alignment for an Image Ensemble."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
    (Canceled; rescheduled to March 4, 2011).
  • January 28, 2011 (Friday) 1430-1530,
    Swearingen 2A31.
    Kuldar Taveter,
    Department of Informatics, Tallinn University of Technology.
    "Agent-Oriented Modeling for Social Grocery Shopping and Other
    Societal Information Systems."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
    Slides (pdf)

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Fall 2010 Colloquia

  • December 1, 2010 (Monday) 1400-1530,
    Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge).
    Damjan Miklic,
    School of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb.
    "A Grid-Based Approach to Formation Control."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • October 11, 2010 (Monday) 1400-1530,
    Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge).
    Amy Apon,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Arkansas.
    "High Performance Cluster Modeling and Development."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • September 14, 2010 (Tuesday) 1530-1630,
    300 Main Room B201.
    Yan Tong,
    Visualization and Computer Vision Lab, GE Global Research Center.
    "Affective Computing from Human Faces."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Spring 2010 Colloquia

  • April 9, 2010 (Friday) 1430-1520,
    300 Main, Room B102.
    Chin-Tser Huang,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of
    South Carolina.
    "Authentication and Privacy in WiMAX Networks."
    Abstract:
    Previous wireless networking technologies operated under a limited range, such
    as the popular WiFi, or at a limited speed, such as cellular networks. The IEEE
    802.16 standard, more commonly known as WiMAX, is poised to overcome these
    restrictions and bring broadband access to much more households with its
    ability to transmit to a range of up to 30 miles at speeds as high as 75 Mbps.
    This represents a highly efficient solution as it allows an entire geographical
    area, such as a metropolitan city or rural town, to be effectively covered by a
    few base stations without individually laying high-speed cable to each
    building. Moreover, WiMAX supports two other significant functionalities in
    mobility and multicasting, which make it even more powerful and convenient to
    use. However, as the interest in and adoption of WiMAX rapidly increase, its
    security also becomes a growing concern, especially on the issues of
    authentication and privacy.
    In this talk, we will consider the authentication and privacy in WiMAX networks
    with three major components. First, we address the need of sufficient and
    efficient authentication and privacy for WiMAX networks by presenting several
    attack scenarios and discussing major schemes that provide authentication and
    privacy in wired networks. Second, we overview the security sublayer in the
    IEEE 802.16 standard, in particular its Privacy and Key Management protocols
    (PKM, and PKMv2 in the latest IEEE 802.16e), and reveal their vulnerabilities
    in face of several types of attacks. Third, we propose solutions to fix the
    aforementioned vulnerabilities of PKM and PKMv2, and present novel protocols
    aimed at providing authentication and privacy for multicasting and roaming
    situations in WiMAX networks. Evaluation results show that these new protocols
    perform more efficiently than the current standard.
  • April 2, 2010 (Friday) 1430-1520,
    300 Main, Room B102.
    Jason Bakos,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of
    South Carolina.
    "Heterogeneous Computing: New Directions for Efficient and Scalable
    High-Performance Computing."
    Abstract:
    Until recently, Moore’s Law, coupled with advancements in computer
    architecture, has allowed the performance achieved with legacy software to
    continue to improve. However, current-generation microprocessors can no longer
    sustain growth in their per-thread performance, and in response there has been
    a fundamental shift towards scaling up the number of individual processor cores
    per CPU. However, each of these individual processor cores are still designed
    with the premise of extracting as much performance as possible from code that
    is oblivious to the underlying micro architecture, requiring a large portion of
    their real estate to be allocated to control logic and cache as opposed to
    computational units.
    Heterogeneous computing, which is the technique of combining special-purpose
    processors with general-purpose processors within the same computer system,
    offers the potential to boost the performance hundreds or thousands of times
    more efficiently than by simply scaling up the number of general-purpose
    processors. However, making this technique accessible to application
    programmers will require a new generation of specialized development tools and
    design methodologies that don’t yet exist. In this talk, I will present an
    overview of our work in heterogeneous computing, as well as provide a peek into
    what the future may hold for this field.
  • March 29, 2010 (Monday) 1600-1700,
    Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge).
    Norman McEntire,
    Servin Corporation.
    "The iPhone for Software Developers:
    A Live Coding Session!"
    (UPE Keynote Address.
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 26, 2010 (Friday) 1430-1520,
    300 Main, Room B102.
    John Rogers,
    School of Computer Science, DePaul University.
    "Constructive Logic."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 19, 2010 (Friday) 1430-1520,
    300 Main, Room B102.
    Srihari Nelakuditi,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of
    South Carolina.
    "Breaking Away from Collision Avoidance: Towards Collision Detection in
    Wireless Networks."
    Abstract:
    Wireless networks are founded on the principles of collision avoidance. This
    talk presents an attempt to detect and abort collisions in wireless networks.
    Briefly, the receiver uses physical layer information to detect a collision,
    and immediately notifies the transmitter to abort the transmission. The
    collision notification consists of a unique signature, sent on the same
    frequency channel as the data. The transmitter uses a second listener antenna
    to discern this notification through signature correlation. The transmitter
    aborts, freeing the channel for other productive transmissions. A prototype
    testbed of 10 USRP/GNURadios demonstrates the feasibility and effectiveness of
    our approach.
    Bio:
    Srihari Nelakuditi received his Ph.D. from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
    in Computer Science. He is currently an Associate Professor at University of
    South Carolina, Columbia. Srihari Nelakuditi is a recipient of the NSF CAREER
    Award in 2005. His current research focus is on making wired and wireless
    networks more resilient to failures/disruptions and more efficient in utilizing
    network resources.
  • February 19, 2010 (Friday) 1430-1520,
    300 Main, Room B102.
    Jose Vidal,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of
    South Carolina.
    "Multiagent Systems."
    Abstract:
    In this talk, Dr. Vidal will present some of his
    current research projects
    in collaborative knowledge systems, supply chains, and agent-based traffic
    models.
  • February 12, 2010 (Friday) 1430-1520,
    300 Main, Room B102.
    Derk A. Edwards,
    ManTech International Corporation.
    "What does not Work in Information Security."
    Biosketch:
    Derek Edwards has been a Computer Forensics Intrusion Analyst with ManTech
    International for the past eight years, where he has served as an incident
    handler at the U.S. Departments of Justice and State. At State, he contributed
    to the team that won the 2004 Frank B. Rowlett Trophy for Organizational
    Achievement, presented by the National Security Agency.
  • February 5, 2010 (Friday) 1430-1520,
    300 Main, Room B102.
    John Rose,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of
    South Carolina.
    "De Novo Peptide Sequencing: Informatics and Pattern Recognition Applied to
    Protemics."
    Abstract:
    Tandem mass spectrometry(MS/MS) is the engine driving high-throughput
    protein identification. The samples from which the data are derived may contain
    complex mixtures of thousands of proteins. Moreover, in environmental samples
    proteins may derive from multiple species. These protein mixtures (with or
    without prior separation) are treated with proteolytic enzymes, cutting the
    proteins into smaller peptides of size manageable by current MS/MS technology.
    The peptides are then analyzed generating MS/MS spectra. The task of
    determining the identity of the peptide from its spectrum is currently the weak
    point in the process. Current approaches to de novo sequencing are able to
    compute candidate peptides efficiently. The problem lies in the limitations of
    current scoring functions. In this presentation we introduce the concept of
    proteome signature. By examining proteins and compiling proteome signatures
    (amino acid usage) it is possible to characterize likely combinations of amino
    acids and better distinguish between candidate peptides. Our results strongly
    support the hypothesis that a scoring function that considers amino acid usage
    patterns is better able to distinguish between candidate peptides. This in turn
    leads to higher accuracy in peptide prediction.
  • January 29, 2010 (Friday) 1430-1520,
    300 Main, Room B102.
    Song Wang,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of
    South Carolina.
    "Shape Matching and Classification: Algorithms and Performance Evaluation."
    Abstract:
    In this talk, I will go over some recent advances on 2D shape matching and
    classification, which have important applications in computer vision, image
    processing, and pattern recognition. With these new advances made by different
    research groups, we can more robustly quantify shape similarity under various
    Noise, occlusions and nonrigid shape deformation. At the end, I will
    particularly introduce two new perceptually motivated strategies we recently
    developed for further improving shape matching and classification. I will also
    briefly introduce the MPEG7 shape benchmark and the associated bull-eye testing
    that are widely used for evaluating and comparing the performance of the
    different shape matching and classification algorithms.
  • January 22, 2010 (Friday) 1430-1520,
    300 Main, Room B102.
    Stephen A. Fenner,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of
    South Carolina.
    "Entanglement, Teleportation, and Quantum Channels."
    Abstract:
    About a year ago, Matthew Hastings discovered superadditive quantum channels,
    resolving a long-standing open question in quantum information theory. Such
    channels can transmit more information when used in tandem than the combined
    amount of information that each channel can send individually. The key to
    superadditivity is that inputs to the channels are quantum states which are
    entangled, i.e., correlated in a uniquely quantum way. Quantum entanglement is
    a valuable resource for quantum information processing. I will introduce the
    notion of quantum entanglement and give some examples of its use in quantum
    information and computation, particularly, quantum teleporation. If time
    permits, I will also discuss how quantum channels can be superadditive.

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Fall 2009 Colloquia

  • November 20, 2009 (Friday) 1430-1530,
    Lecture Hall 2A31 in Swearingen.
    Seven-Minute Madness, Part II.
    Presentation by departmental faculty, with topics to be determined.
    1. Song Wang
    2. Csilla Farkas
    3. Jason Bakos
    4. Jianjun Hu
    5. John Bowles
    6. Marco Valtorta
    7. Chin-Tser Huang
    8. Jijun Tang
    9. Homayoun Valafar
    10. Michael Huhns
  • November 13, 2009 (Friday) 1430-1530,
    Lecture Hall 2A31 in Swearingen.
    Seven-Minute Madness, Part I.
    Presentation by departmental faculty:
    1. Srihari Nelakuditi, "Research on Emerging Networks"
    2. Steve Fenner, "Quantum Computing and Information"
    3. Duncan Buell, "Digital Gaming for the Humanities"
    4. Jose Vidal, "Multiagent Systems"
    5. John Rose, "Applications of Information and Pattern Recognition in
    Biological Systems"
    6. Wenyuan Xu, "Wireless networking and Security"
    7. Manton Matthews, "Natural Language and Parallel Processing"
  • November 6, 2009 (Friday), 1530-1630,
    Sloan 112.
    Julia Hirschberg,
    Department of Computer Science,
    Columbia University.
    "Detecting Deception from Speech: Humans vs. Machines."
    Co-sponsored by the USC Linguistics Program, the Center for Digital Humanities,
    and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
    Flyer (pdf format).
  • November 5, 2009 (Thursday), 1530-1630,
    BA 584.
    Julia Hirschberg,
    Department of Computer Science,
    Columbia University.
    "Modeling Turn-Taking Behavior in Spoken Dialogue Systems."
    Co-sponsored by the USC Linguistics Program, the Center for Digital Humanities,
    and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
    Speaker biography:

    I am a professor in the Department of Computer Science at
    Columbia University, currently on sabbatical at KTH in Stockholm. I received
    my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, after
    previously doing a PhD in sixteenth-century Mexican social history at the
    University of Michigan and teaching history at Smith. I worked at Bell
    Laboratories and AT&T Laboratories -- Research from 1985-2003 as a Member of
    Technical Staff and a Department Head, creating the Human-Computer Interface
    Research Department there. I served as editor-in-chief of Computational
    Linguistics from 1993-2003 and was an editor-in-chief of Speech Communication
    from 2003-2006 and am now on the Editorial Board. I was on the Executive Board
    of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) from 1993-2003, have
    been on the Permanent Council of International Conference on Spoken Language
    Processing (ICSLP) since 1996, and served on the board of the International
    Speech Communication Association (ISCA) from 1999-2007 (as President
    2005-2007). I am on the board of the CRA-W and have been active in working for
    diversity at AT&T and at Columbia. I have been a fellow of the American
    Association for Artificial Intelligence since 1994 and an ISCA Fellow since
    2008. I received a Columbia Engineering School Alumni Association (CESAA)
    Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award in 2009.
  • November 3, 2009 (Tuesday) 1100-1200,
    Swearingen 2A18.
    Karim Mahrous,
    Sandia National Laboratories.
    "Sandia's Research Efforts in Serious Games and Multiagent Simulation."
    Biography of the speaker:
    Karim Mahrous graduated from the University of California, Davis (UCD)
    in 2000 with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics.
    He received his Masters in 2004 and
    Ph.D. in 2006 from the Department of Computer Science at UCD.
    While a graduate
    student he was a member of the Visualization and Graphics Research Group in the
    Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV). His major area of
    research is vector field topology with an emphasis on identification of
    topological structures.
    Dr. Mahrous worked for Electronic Arts (EA) at
    the Maxis and EARS studio in Redwood
    City, CA. While there he established several relationships between EA and IDAV
    including fellowships, research projects and the graduate level computer
    science course "Rendering Topics in Interactive Entertainment" which he
    co-taught. His credits include work on "Godfather: The Game", "The Simpson
    Game", and "Simcity 4 Rush Hour - Simcity 4 Deluxe"
    Dr. Mahrous currently works for Sandia National Laboratories, California. While there
    he spends time working with universities by advising student thesis projects
    and establishing curricula that create students prepared for the interactive
    entertainment industry.
    His website is http://karimmahrous.org.
  • October 30, 2009 (Friday) 1430-1530 (2:30pm-3:30pm)
    Swearingen 2A31.
    Romit Roy Choudhury,
    Departments Electrical and Computer Engineering and of Computer Science,
    Duke University.
    "Designing a Virtual Information Telescope Using Mobile Phones and Social
    Participation."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • October 23, 2009 (Friday) 1430-1530,
    Swearingen 2A31.
    Stephen Fenner,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of
    South Carolina.
    "Entaglement and Quantum Channels."
    Abstract:
    In late Fall 2008, superadditive quantum channels were discovered, resolving a
    long-standing open question in quantum information theory. Such channels can
    transmit more information when used in tandem than the combined amount of
    information that each channel can send individually. The key to
    superadditivity is that inputs to the channels are quantum states which are
    entangled, i.e., correlated in a uniquely quantum way. Quantum entanglement is
    a valuable resource for quantum information processing. I will introduce the
    notion of quantum entanglement and give some examples of its use in quantum
    information and computation. If time permits, I will also discuss how quantum
    channels can be superadditive.
  • October 16, 2009 (Friday) 1430-1530,
    Swearingen 2A31.
    Song Wang,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of
    South Carolina.
    "3D Open-Surface Shape Correspondence for Statistical Shape Modeling:
    Identifying Topologically Consistent Landmarks."
    Abstract:
    Shape correspondence, which aims at accurately identifying corresponding
    landmarks from a given population of shape instances, is a very challenging
    step in constructing a statistical shape model such as the Point Distribution
    Model. The state-of-the-art methods such as MDL and
    SPHARM are primarily focused on closed-surface shape correspondence. In this
    talk, I am going to introduce a novel method aimed at identifying accurately
    corresponding landmarks on 3D open-surfaces with a closed boundary. In
    particular, we enforce explicit topology consistency on the identified
    landmarks to ensure that they form a simple, consistent triangle mesh to more
    accurately model the correspondence of the underlying continuous shape
    instances. The proposed method also ensures the correspondence of the boundary
    of the open surfaces. I am going to report the performance of the proposed
    method in constructing a statistical shape model of the human diaphragm from 26
    shape instances.
  • October 2, 2009 (Friday) 1430-1530,
    Swearingen 2A31.
    Jason O'Kane,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of
    South Carolina.
    "Navigation and Tracking with Simple Mobile Robots."
    Abstract:
    As robots interact with the physical world, their usefulness depends on how
    effectively they can sense and move through their environments. Unfortunately,
    sensors provide only limited (and sometimes incorrect) information. Therefore,
    for robots to be useful, they must act effectively in spite of uncertainty
    about the world. This reality motivates a careful study of the information
    requirements of the problems we intend to solve. In this talk, Dr. O'Kane will
    present several lines of recent research that make progress toward this goal.
    First, he will present a navigation problem in which a robot with very simple
    sensing capabilities moves through its environment, using certain features
    along the way to counteract the effects of uncertainty in its motions. Second,
    he will discuss new techniques for tracking unpredictable targets that allow a
    robot to effectively collaborate with an ambient sensor network. Finally, Dr.
    O'Kane will speculate about several future research directions.
  • September 24, 2009 (Thursday) 10-11am,
    Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge).
    Leon Sterling,
    Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of
    Melbourne.
    "The Art of Agent-Oriented Modeling."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • September 18, 2009 (Friday) 1430-1530,
    Swearingen 2A31.
    Jijun Tang,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of
    South Carolina.
    "Phylogenetic Reconstruction from Gene Rearrangement Events."
    Abstract: Rearrangement of genes under reversal, transposition, and other
    operations are known to be an important evolutionary mechanism and have
    attracted great interests from evolutionary biologists and comparative
    genomicists. In this talk, I will discuss the details of our branch-and-bound
    methods that provide accurate solution to the multichromosomal phylogeny
    problems, along with experimental results on both simulated and biological
    datasets. I will also discuss new statistical approaches to assess the quality
    of phylogenies obtained from rearrangement data.
  • September 11, 2009 (Friday) 1430-1530 (2:30-3:30pm),
    Swearingen 2A31.
    Jeffrey Mark Siskind,
    School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University.
    "Automatic Differentiation of Functional Programs or Lambda, the Ultimate
    Calculus."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).

  • CSCE 791 Seminar series, Fall 2009
    .
    CSCE 791 is a seminar class for graduate students but is open to all CSE
    students and the public at large. Seminars are held on Fridays, 2:30 to 3:30pm
    in Swearingen 2A31.

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Spring 2009 Colloquia


  • CSCE 791 Seminar series, Spring 2009
    .
    CSCE 791 is a seminar class for graduate students but is open to all CSE
    students and the public at large. Seminars are held on Fridays, 2:30 to 3:30pm
    in Swearingen 2A31.
  • April 23, 2009 (Thursday) 1600-1700 (4:00-5:00pm),
    Swearingen 1A20 (Video Conference Center).
    Grayson Randall,
    Insight Technologies, Inc.
    "Autonomous Vehicles: When Will Your Car Drive You?"
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 27, 2009 (Friday), 1530-1630 (3:30-4:30pm),
    Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge).
    Jur van den Berg,
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
    "Reciprocal Velocity Obstacles for Real-Time Multiagent Navigation."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
    Canceled by the speaker.
  • February 10, 2009 (Tuesday), 1530-1700 (3:30-5pm),
    Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge).
    Jack Lutz,
    Iowa State University,
    "Computational Aspects of Nanoscale Self-Assembly."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Fall
2008 Colloquia

  • September 12, 2008 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Lecture Hall B201 in 300 Main Street.
    Seven-Minute Madness.
    Presentation by departmental faculty:
    Jose Vidal (Negotiation Networks),
    John Bowles (Software Verification and Validation),
    Homayoun Valafar (Computational Biology and Medicine),
    Jason Bakos (Reconfigurable Computing),
    Srihari Nelakuditi (ARENA for Research on Emerging Networks and
    Applications),
    Marco Valtorta (Graphical Probabilistic Models for Hypothesis
    Management),
    Jianjun Hu (Data Mining and Pattern Discovery in Genomics Data),
    Chin-Tser Huang (Practically Useful Network Security),
    Gang Quan (Real-Time and Embedded System Design),
    Jason O'Kane (Planning in Robotics),
    and
    Steve Fenner (The Limits of Computation).
  • September 5, 2008 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Lecture Hall B201 in 300 Main Street.
    Seven-Minute Madness.
    Presentation by departmental faculty:
    Duncan Buell (Chair),
    Michael Huhns (Agents and the Semantic Web),
    Jijun Tang (Phylogenetic Reconstruction, Medical Imaging Processing and
    Computer Games),
    John Rose (Genomics and Proteomics),
    Csilla Farkas (Information Assurance),
    Caroline Eastman (Search in Multifaceted Information Spaces),
    Wenyuan Xu (Wireless Networking and Security),
    Song Wang (Research in the USC Computer Vision Lab),
    and Manton Matthews (Natural Language, Logic and the Web).

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Spring
2008 Colloquia

  • May 5, 2008 (Monday) 1530-1700 (3:30-5pm),
    Lecture Hall B213 in 300 Main Street Building.
    Max Alekseyev,
    University of California, San Diego,
    "Genome Rearrangements: from Biological Problems to Combinatorial Algorithms
    (and back)."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • April 24, 2008 (Thursday) 1530-1700 (3:30-5pm),
    Swearingen 3C02 (Chemical Engineering Conference Room).
    Douglas W. Raiford,
    Wright State University,
    "Algorithmic Techniques Employed in the Detection and Characterization of
    Global Evolutionary Forces."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • April 10, 2008 (Thursday) 1530-1700,
    Swearingen 3C02 (Chemical Engineering Conference Room).
    Xuefeng Zhou,
    Washington University,
    "Study of microRNAs: A Biology Problem with Computational Challenges."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • April 2, 2008 (Wednesday) 1430-1530,
    Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge).
    Bill Gasarch,
    University of Maryland at College Park,
    "Multiparty Communication Complexity."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 25, 2008 (Tuesday) 1300-1400,
    Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge).
    H. Van Dyke Parunak,
    New Vectors,
    "Exploring and Exploiting 'The Several Branches'."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
    This is the keynote talk for the Upsilon Pi Epsilon initiation ceremony for new
    members. Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the Honor Society for the Computing Sciences.
    The talk is open to the public.
  • January 17, 2008 (Thursday) 1500-1600,
    Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge).
    Brian Blake,
    Department of Computer Science, Georgetown University,
    "Towards The Matrix: Intelligent Agents and Augmented Reality to Enhance
    Human Learning Performance."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text)
  • January 24, 2008 (Thursday) 1400-1500,
    Lecture Hall B103 in 300 Main Street Building.
    Michael W. Berry,
    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of
    Tennessee,
    "Topic Detection and Tracking Using Nonnegative Matrix and Tensor
    Factorizations."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Fall
2007 Colloquia

  • September 7, 2007 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Lecture Hall B201 in 300 Main Street.
    Seven-Minute Madness.
    Presentation by departmental faculty:
    Duncan Buell (Chair),
    Steve Fenner (The Limits of Computation),
    Csilla Farkas (Information Assurance),
    Jose Vidal (Automated negotiations and combinatorial auctions),
    Caroline Eastman (Search in Multifaceted Information Spaces),
    John Rose (Genomics and Proteomics),
    Chin-Tser Huang (Practically Useful Network Security),
    Jijun Tang (Phylogenetic Reconstruction, Medical Imaging Processing and
    Computer Games),
    and Gang Quan (Power aware real-time embedded system design).
  • September 11, 2007 (Tuesday) 1530-1630,
    Coker Life Sciences Building Room CLS 005.
    Bernard Moret,
    Laboratory for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, École Polytecnique
    Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL),
    A Computational View of Phylogenetic Reconstruction, Comparative Genomics, and
    Whole-genome Evolution at the Level of Genes."
    Tri-fold announcement (MS-Word format).
  • September 13, 2007 (Thursday) 1530-1630,
    Swearingen Building Room 3A75.
    John Rogers,
    Department of Computer Science, DePaul University,
    "How to Use Kolmogorov Complexity to Perform (Almost)
    Content-free Phylogenetics."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • September 14, 2007 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Lecture Hall B201 in 300 Main Street.
    Seven-Minute Madness.
    Presentation by departmental faculty:
    Marco Valtorta (Graphical Probabilistic Models for Hypothesis
    Management),
    Michael Huhns (Agents and the Semantic Web),
    Song Wang (Research in the USC Computer Vision Lab),
    Wenyuan Xu (Wireless networking and security),
    Jason Bakos (Reconfigurable Computing),
    Srihari Nelakuditi (ARENA for Research on Emerging Networks and
    Applications),
    Jianjun Hu (Computational Genomics and Computational Evolution),
    Jason O'Kane (Robotics and Autonomous Systems),
    Homayoun Valafar (Computational Biology and Medicine),
    and Manton Matthews (Natural Language, Logic and the Web).
  • October 18, 2007 (Thursday) 1530-1730,
    Lecture Hall B213, 300 Main Street Building.
    Special event on computing for insurance applications, including:
    Paul Beinat,
    NeuronWorks International,
    "Advancing the Frontiers of Machine Learning: Applying Artificial
    Intelligence Techniques to Insurance Regression Problems."
    Event announcement (pdf).
    Paul Beinat's biographical sketch (MS-Word
    format)

  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Fall
    2006 Colloquia


  • August 23, 2006 (Wednesday) 1500-1600,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Andras Lorincz,
    Faculty of Informatics, Eotvos University,
    "Goal-Oriented Self-Organizing Distributed Systems: A Study with Internet
    Crawlers."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • August 25, 2006 (Friday) 1000-1100,
    Swearingen 2A22.
    Andras Lorincz,
    Faculty of Informatics, Eotvos University,
    "Accountable Surveillance for a Safe Brave New World."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • August 25, 2006 (Friday) 2:30-3:45pm,
    Lecture Hall B213 in 300 Main Street.
    Seven-Minute Madness.
    Presentation by departmental faculty:
    Michael Huhns (Multiagent Systems),
    Caroline Eastman (Effective Web Searching),
    Larry Stephens (Ontology Reconciliation for Security in Vehicular Ad-Hoc
    Networks),
    Marco Valtorta (Bayesian Networks),
    Srihari Nelakuditi (Computer Networks),
    Song Wang (Computer Vision and Medical Imaging),
    Tiecheng Liu (Video Analysis and Information Retrieval),
    Chin-Tser Huang (Secure Protocol Implementation & Development),
    and Homayoun Valafar (Computational Protein Folding).
  • September 8, 2006 (Friday) 2:30-3:45pm,
    Lecture Hall B213 in 300 Main Street.
    Seven-Minute Madness.
    Presentations by Departmental Faculty:
    Duncan Buell (Reconfigurable Computing),
    Jason Bakos (Special-Purpose Parallel Architectures),
    Gang Quan (Real-time and Embedded System Design),
    John Rose (Viruses: The Real Deal),
    Jijun Tang (Phylogenetic Reconstruction for Complex Genome Arrangement Events),
    Jose Vidal (Automated Negotiation Networks),
    Steve Fenner (Theoretical Computer Science),
    Csilla Farkas (Information Assurance on the Web),
    and Manton Matthews (Natural Language Processing).
  • USC Times site, with Link to
    Calendar of Colloquia, Lectures, Etc.

    Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Past Spring
    2006 Colloquia

  • April 19, 2006 (Thursday) 1600-1700,
    Amoco Hall (Swearingen 1C01).
    UPE Induction Lecture :
    James Clark,
    Next Up Ventures,
    Title TBA.
  • April 14, 2006 (Friday) 1600-1700,
    Amoco Hall (Swearingen 1C01).
    Juan Gilbert,
    Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Auburn University.
    "Application Quest: Computing Diversity."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 23, 2006 (Thursday) 1100-1200,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Orhan Camoglu,
    Department of Computer Science, University of California at Santa Barbara.
    "Discovering Functional Relationships among Proteins Using Computational
    Techniques."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 16, 2006 (Thursday) 1100-1200,
    Faculty Lounge (Swaeringen 1A03).
    Wenrui Gong,
    Department of Computer Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara.
    "Synthesizing DSP Applications onto Reconfigurable Computing Systems."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 1, 2006 (Wednesday) 1600-1700,
    Amoco Hall (Swearingen 1C01).
    Ananth Kalyanaraman,
    Department of Computer Engineering, Iowa State University.
    "Parallel Methods in Computational Genomics."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 24, 2006 (Friday) 1430-1530,
    Amoco Hall (Swearingen 1C01).
    David Penry,
    Department of Computer Science, Princeton University.
    "Exploiting Structure and Parallelism to Accelerate Microarchitectural
    Simulation."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 20, 2006 (Monday) 1325-1425,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Lesley Shannon,
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto.
    "Leveraging Configurability in the System Design Process."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 17, 2006 (Friday) 1430-1530,
    Amoco Hall (Swearingen 1C01).
    Romit Roy Choudhury,
    Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois.
    "Utilizing Beanforming Antennas for Wireless Multihop Networks."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • January 13, 2006 (Friday) 1530-1630,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Stefan Andrei,
    Department of Computer Science,
    National University of Singapore.
    "Verification and Debugging of Real-Time Specifications."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).

USC Times site, with Link to
Calendar of Colloquia, Lectures, Etc.

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Past Fall
2005 Colloquia

  • November 18, 2005 (Friday) 4pm-5pm,
    Faculty Lounge (1A03).
    Subramhmanyam Bulusu,
    Marine Science Program, Department of Geological Sciences, University of South
    Carolina,
    "Satellite Oceanography and Ocean Models."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Past Spring
    2005 Colloquia

  • April 1, 2005 (Friday) 2:30-4pm,
    Moore School of Business Close/Hipp Building Room BA 005.
    UPE Induction Lecture :
    Alan Cooper,
    "Ending the Death March."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 25, 2005 (Friday) 3:30pm-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (1A03).
    Yang Cao,
    Department of Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara.
    "Multiscale Stochastic Simulation of Biochemical Systems."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 28, 2005 (Monday) 1pm-2pm,
    Faculty Lounge (1A03).
    Partha Pratim Pande,
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British
    Columbia.
    "Network on Chip: A New Direction in System on Chip Design."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 18, 2005 (Friday) 3:30pm-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (1A03).
    Jason Bakos,
    Department of Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh.
    "Lightweight Hierarchical Error Control Codes for Multi-Bit Differential
    Channels."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 4, 2005 (Friday) 3:30pm-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (1A03).
    Xiong Hui,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota.
    "Association Pattern Discovery: Algorithms and Applications in Bioinformatics."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 28, 2005 (Monday) 1pm-2pm,
    Faculty Lounge (1A03).
    Naren Kodali,
    Department of Information and Software Engineering,
    George Mason University.
    "Enforcing Semantics Aware Security in Multimedia Documents."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 25, 2005 (Friday) 3:30pm-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (1A03).
    Fei Dai,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
    Florida Atlantic University.
    "Local Construction of Connected Dominating Sets in Wireless ad Hoc Networks."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 21, 2005 (Monday) 1pm-2pm,
    Faculty Lounge (1A03).
    Anurag Tiwari,
    Sun Microsystems.
    "Low Power FPGA Design Techniques for Embedded Systems."
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science,
    University of Cincinnati.
    "Low Power FPGA Design Techniques for Embedded Systems."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 18, 2005 (Friday) 2:30-4pm,
    Swearingen Amoco Hall (SWGN 1C01).
    Distinguished Lecture Series:
    Kang C. Shin,

    Kevin and Nancy O'Connor Professor of Computer Science,
    University of Michigan.
    "Management and Applications of Sensor Networks."
    Contents of Trifold Brochure (MS-Word format).
    Announcement (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).

  • February 7, 2005 (Monday) 1pm-2pm,
    Faculty Lounge (1A03).
    Bo Hong,
    Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California.
    "Adaptive Allocation of Independent Tasks in Distributed Computing Systems."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 4, 2005 (Friday) 2:30-4pm,
    Swearingen Amoco Hall (SWGN 1C01).
    Distinguished Lecture Series:
    Jack Dongarra,

    University Distinguished Professor,
    University of Tennessee.
    "Supercomputers and Clusters and Grids, Oh, My!"
    Contents of Trifold Brochure (MS-Word format).
    Announcement (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).

  • January 14, 2005 (Friday) 2:30-4pm,
    Swearingen Amoco Hall (SWGN 1C01).
    Postponed: to be rescheduled.
    Distinguished Lecture Series:
    Dan Reed,

    Chancellor's Eminent Professor,
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
    "Computing Challenges: Scalability and Interdisciplinary Applications."
    Contents of Trifold Brochure (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Fall
2004 Colloquia

  • November 19, 2004 (Friday) 2:30-4pm,
    Swearingen Amoco Hall (SWGN 1C01).
    Distinguished Lecture Series:
    Kim Boyer,

    Professor and Director,
    Signal Analysis and Machine Perception Laboratory,
    Ohio State University.
    "Automatic Measurement of Retinal Thickness and Optic Nervehead Geometry in
    Optical Coherence Tomography."
    Contents of Trifold Brochure (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).

  • November 12, 2004 (Friday) 2:30-4pm
    Swearingen Amoco Hall (SWGN 1C01).
    Distinguished Lecture Series:
    Jeffrey L. Thorne,

    Associate Professor of Genetics and Statistics,
    North Carolina State University.
    "Combining Protein Evolution and Protein Structure."
    Contents of Trifold Brochure (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).

  • October 29, 2004 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Amoco Hall (Swearingen 1C01).
    Kirk Cameron,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Carolina.
    "High-performance, Power-aware Distributed Computing."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • September 10, 2004 (Friday) 2:30-3:45pm,
    Swearingen Amoco Hall (SWGN 1C01).
    Seven-Minute Madness.
    Presentations by Departmental Faculty: Caroline Eastman, Michael Huhns,
    Chin-Tser Huang, Homayoun Valafar, Marco Valtorta, Jijun Tang,
    Steve Fenner, Song Wang, Jose Vidal, Manton Matthews.
  • August 27, 2004 (Friday) 2:30-3:45pm,
    Swearingen Amoco Hall (SWGN 1C01).
    Seven-Minute Madness.
    Presentations by Departmental Faculty: John Bowles, Srihari Nelakuditi, Kirk
    Cameron, Jim Davis, and Duncan Buell.
  • August 19, 2004 (Thursday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Carrie Gates,
    CERT Research Center,
    Carnegie Mellon University, and Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie
    University.
    "Network Connectivity: Solving a Mystery."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • August 20, 2004 (Friday) 3:00-4:00pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    John McHugh,
    CERT Research Center, Carnegie Mellon University.
    "Pyrite or Gold: It takes more than a pick or shovel."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
    Slides used in the talk (pdf format, local copy, courtesy of Dr. McHugh).
    Slides used in the talk (ppt format, local copy, courtesy if Dr. McHugh).
  • August 27, 2004 (Friday) 2:30-3:45pm,
    Swearingen Amoco Hall (SWGN 1C01).
    Seven-Minute Madness.
    Presentations by Departmental Faculty: John Bowles, Tiecheng Liu, Csilla
    Farkas, Srihari Nelakuditi, Kirk Cameron, Jim Davis, Duncan Buell.
  • September 27, 2004 (Monday) 1-2:30pm
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Victor A. Skormin,
    Professor of Electrical Engineering,
    Binghamton University.
    "Modeling Active Immune Response with Computer Network Considerations."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • September 28, 2004 (Tuesday) 1-2:30pm
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Victor A. Skormin,
    Professor of Electrical Engineering,
    Binghamton University.
    "Detecting Malicious Software by the Presence of the Gene of
    Self-Replication."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • September 29, 2004 (Wednesday) 1-2:30pm
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Victor A. Skormin,
    Professor of Electrical Engineering,
    Binghamton University.
    "Singular Value Decomposition as a Tool for Anomaly Detection.."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Summer
    2004 Colloquia

  • July 9, 2004 (Friday) 10:00-11:00am,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Paul Segars,
    Department of Radiology,
    Johns Hopkins University.
    "Medical Imaging Simulation of Mice and Men."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • August 6, 2004 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    David Lowenthal,
    Department of Computer Science, University of Georgia.
    "Client-Centered Energy Savings for TCP Downloads."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Spring 2004 Colloquia

  • January 23, 2004 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Eva Czabarka,
    National Center for Biotechnology Information,
    U.S. National Library of Medicine.
    "Comparing the Efficiency of Database Retrieval Methods."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 6, 2004 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Christine Julien,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
    Washington University.
    "A Software Engineering Perspective on Context-Awareness in Ad Hoc Mobile
    Networks."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 16, 2004 (Monday) 10:00-11:00am,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Yuhua Chen,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
    Washington University.
    "Advanced Digital Designs in Optical Burst Switching Systems."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 20, 2004 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Jennifer M.C. Vendemia and Michael J. Schillaci,
    Department of Psychology,
    University of South Carolina.
    "Neuroscientific Modeling of Deception with HD-ERPs and fMRI: Experimental and
    Computational Problems."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
    PowerPoint Presentation, by permission of Drs.
    Vendemia and Schillaci
    .
  • February 23, 2004 (Monday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Jijun Tang,
    Department of Computer Science,
    University of New Mexico.
    "Large-scale Phylogeny Reconstruction from Arbitrary Gene-order Data."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 27, 2004 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Dieter Haemmerich,
    Department of Surgery,
    University of Wisconsin at Madison.
    "Computer Modeling of Radiofrequency Ablation."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 5, 2004 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    James A. Bednar,
    Department of Computer Science,
    University of Texas at Austin.
    "Computational Maps in the Visual Cortex."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 15, 2004 (Monday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Qun Li,
    Department of Computer Science,
    Dartmouth College.
    "Mobility and Communication in Sensor Networks."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 19, 2004 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Songqing Chen,
    Department of Computer Science,
    College of William and Mary.
    "Design and Implementation of the Hyper-Proxy System for High Quality Streaming
    Media Delivery on the Internet."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 22, 2004 (Monday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Lonnie Welch,
    Stuckey Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
    School of Engineering and Computer Science,
    Ohio University.
    "Adaptive Resource Management for Dynamic, Distributed Real-time Systems."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 26, 2004 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Homayoun Valafar,
    Department of Computer Science and Department of Biochemistry,
    University of Georgia.
    "Computational Methods in Structural Genomics: High Throughput Protein
    Structural Determination from NMR Spectra."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 29, 2004 (Monday) 2:00-4:00pm,
    Law School Auditorium.
    Bret Michael,
    Department of Computer Science, Naval Postgraduate School,
    and
    Tom Wingfield,
    Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.
    "Domestic and International Aspects of Homeland Security Law."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • April 5, 2004 (Monday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Shoudan Liang,
    Advanced Supercomputing Group,
    NASA Ames Research Center.
    "Simple Math is Enough: Two Examples of Inferring Functional Association from
    Genomic Data."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Fall 2003 Colloquia

  • September 18, 2003 (Thursday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Ron Sass,
    Electrical and Computer Engineering Department,
    Clemson University.
    "Online Architectures: Run-Time Reconfiguration and Module
    Specialization Research at Clemson University."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • September 23, 2003 (Tuesday) 3:30-5:00pm,
    Swearingen Amoco Hall (SWGN 1C01).
    Seven-Minute Madness.
    Presentations by Departmental Faculty: Duncan Buell, Steve Fenner, Tiecheng
    Liu, Kirk Cameron, Jim Davis, Srihari Nelakuditi, Gang Quan, Song Wang.
  • October 3, 2003 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Stephen Fenner,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
    University. of South Carolina.
    "Gödel for Geeks: The Incompleteness Theorem in a Nutshell."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • October 7, 2003 (Tuesday) 3:30-5:00pm,
    Swearingen Amoco Hall (SWGN 1C01).
    Seven-Minute Madness.
    Presentations by Departmental Faculty: John Zachary, Caroline Eastman, Csilla
    Farkas, John Bowles, Marco Valtorta, Juan Vargas, Larry Stevens, Michael Huhns,
    Manton Matthews.
  • October 17, 2003 (Thursday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Jianping Fan,
    Department of Computer Science,
    UNC Charlotte.
    "Semantic Video Classification and Indexing for Medical Education
    Applications."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • October 24, 2003 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    David M. Piscitello,
    Core Competence, Inc.
    "Wireless System Security."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • October 31, 2003 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Salvatore Profeta,
    Molecular Modeling Laboratory,
    Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences,
    College of Pharmacy,
    University of South Carolina.
    "Addressing Molecular Design and Related Informatics Challenges in Ag and
    Pharma."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
    Slides used in the talk, PowerPoint format,
    local copy
    .

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Summer 2003 Colloquia

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Spring 2003 Colloquia

  • February 7, 2003 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Yunja Choi,
    University of Minnesota,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
    "Automated Abstraction for Model Checking Software Specifications with
    Interrelated Numeric Constraints."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 10, 2003 (Monday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Xiadong Zhang,
    National Science Foundation and
    College of William and Mary,
    Department of Computer Science.
    "Software and Hardware Support for Effective Locality-Aware
    Computing."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 17, 2003 (Monday) 1100-noon,
    Swearingen Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Katherine Compton,
    Northwestern University,
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    Title:
    "Architecture Generation of Customized Reconfigurable Hardware."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 25, 2003 (Tuesday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Yu Li,
    Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Facility, McKnight Brain
    Institute, University of Florida.
    "High Field MR Technology Development."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
    Slides used in the talk (pps format, local copy).
  • Informal Talk:
    Monday, March 3, 2003, 1115am, Swearingen 1C01 (Amoco Hall).
    Mr. Douglas Fears, Solutions Architect, NCR and Teradata. "Why Should I be
    Normal? Data Warehousing Concepts."
    USC contact: Dr. Greg Dobbins, dobbinjg@engr.sc.edu.
  • March 3, 2003 (Monday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Tiecheng Liu,
    Department of Computer Science, Columbia University.
    "Summarization and Semantic Compression of Videos."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • Informal Talk:
    Thursday, March 6, 2pm, Swearingen 1A03 (Faculty Lounge).
    Terry Stowers, Academic Developer Evangelist, Microsoft. "Introduction to the
    Microsoft Academic Developer Initiative: Better Access to Microsoft Technical
    Resources."
    USC contact: Dr. Juan Vargas, vargasje@engr.sc.edu.
  • March 7, 2003 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Jun Xu,
    Department of Computer Science,
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    "Defeating Security Attacks Through Runtime Mechanisms."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • April 4, 2003 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Haining Wang,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
    University of Michigan.
    "Hop-Count Filtering: An Effective Defense Against IP Spoofing."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • April 7, 2003 (Monday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Chin-Tser Huang,
    Department of Computer Sciences,
    University of Texas at Austin.
    "Hop Integrity in Computer Networks."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • April 25, 2003 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Faculty Lounge (Swearingen 1A03).
    Nancy Glenn,
    Department of Statistics,
    University of South Carolina.
    "Statistical Learning Techniques for Intelligent Memory Management."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Fall 2002 Colloquia

  • August 23, 2002 (Friday) 2:30-4:30pm,
    Swearingen Amoco Hall (SWGN 1C01).
    Ten-Minute Madness.
    Presentations by
    Ron Bonnell, Duncan Buell, Kirk Cameron, Jim Davis, Michael
    Huhns, Toshiro Kubota, Gang Quan, Larry Stephens, and
    Jose Vidal.
  • August 30, 2002 (Friday) 2:30-4:30pm,
    Swearingen Amoco Hall (SWGN 1C01).
    Ten-Minute Madness.
    Presentations by
    Duncan Clarke, Greg Dobbins, Caroline Eastman, Csilla Farkas, Stephen Fenner,
    Manton Matthews, Srihari Nelakuditi, John Rose, Marco Valtorta, Juan Vargas, and John Zachary.
  • September 13, 2002 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Swearingen Faculty Lounge (SWGN 1A03).
    David A. Ramsey, The South Carolina Research Authority and
    University of South Carolina,
    Department of Computer Computer Science.
    "Computing Issues Brought about by Magnetic Resonance Image Processing."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • September 20, 2002 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Swearingen Faculty Lounge (SWGN 1A03).
    Duncan A. Buell,
    University of South Carolina
    Department of Computer Computer Science.
    "Optimal Implementation of UPGMA and Neighbor-Joining Algorithms."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • October 4, 2002 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Amoco Hall (SWGN 1C01).
    Duminda Wijesekera,
    George Mason University
    Department of Information and Software Engineering.
    "Recent Advances in Flexible Authorization Models."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • October 7, 2002 (Monday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Swearingen Faculty Lounge (SWGN 1A03).
    Katherine Compton,
    Northwestern University,
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    "Architecture Generation for the Totem Project."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • October 11, 2002 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Amoco Hall (SWGN 1C01).
    Xizhou Feng,
    University of South Carolina
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
    "Parallel Bayesian Phylogenetic Inference."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
    Slides used in the talk (pdf format, local copy).
  • October 18, 2002 (Friday) 2:30-3:30pm,
    Amoco Hall (SWGN 1C01).
    Michael Filaseta,
    University of South Carolina
    Department of Mathematics.
    "Primality Testing in Polynomial Time."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
    Slides used in the talk (pdf format, local copy).
    Slides used in the talk (pdf format, author's site).
    This colloquium was followed by refreshments and
    by a departmental faculty meeting on advisement issues in Amoco Hall,
    led by Caroline Eastman.
  • October 25, 2002 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Swearingen 2A31.
    John Skvoretz,
    University of South Carolina
    Department of Sociology.
    "Connecting the Dots: Applications of Exponential Random Graph Models to the
    Prediction of Tie/Arc/Edge Locations in Networks/Digraphs/Graph."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • November 8, 2002 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Swearingen 2A31.
    Srihari Nelakuditi,
    University of South Carolina
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
    "An Introduction to the Network Simulator NS2."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • November 22, 2002 (Friday) 3:30-4:30pm,
    Amoco Hall (Swearingen 1C01).
    Toshiro Kubota,
    University of South Carolina
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
    "Robust Feature Analysis: from Algorithm to Biology."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).

Department of Computer Science and Engineering: Spring 2002 Colloquia

  • February 8, 2002 (Friday), 3:30-4:30PM, Swearingen 2A27.
    Zhiling Lan, Northwestern University.
    "Dynamic Load Balancing for Parallel and Distributed Systems."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 15, 2002 (Friday), 3:30-4:30pm, Swearingen Faculty Lounge (SWGN 1A03).
    James Davis, University of South Carolina, Department of Computer
    Science and Engineering.
    "VLSI Systems Engineering at USC: Challenges and Opportunities."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 18, 2002 (Monday), 3:30-4:30pm, 300 Main B103.
    Ruth Cheng, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Computer
    Science and Engineering.
    "Parallel Particle Tracking Methods for Scientific Computing."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • February 22, 2002 (Friday), 3:30-4:30pm, Swearingen Faculty Lounge (SWGN 1A03).
    John Haskins, University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science.
    "Minimal Subset Evaluation: Rapid Warm-up for Simulated Hardware State."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 1, 2002 (Friday), 3:45-4:45pm, Swearingen Faculty Lounge (SWGN 1A03).
    Natalia Pakhomkina, University of South Carolina, Department of Computer
    Science and Engineering.
    "Introduction to the Teradata RDMS: Research and Development Opportunities at
    USC."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
    There will be a related talk to Prof. Fenner's CSCE 520 class on February 20
    (Wednesday) in room 2A19 from 2:30-3:45pm. Interested persons should contact
    Dr. Stephen Fenner (fenner@cse.sc.edu) directly.
  • March 7, 2002 (Thursday) 3:30-4:30pm, 300 Main B110.
    Yongdae Kim, University of Southern California, Department of Computer
    Science.
    "Group Key agreement: Theory and Practice."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • March 8, 2002 (Friday) 4:00-5:00pm (note time change!), 300 Main B110.
    Kai Shen, University of California at Santa Barbara,
    Department of Computer Science.
    "Replication, Load-balancing, and QoS Support for Cluster-based Network
    Services."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • April 11, 2002 (Thursday) 3:00-4:00pm,
    300 Main B201.
    Johann Gasteiger, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg,
    Computer-Chemie-Centrum and Institute for Organic Chemistry.
    "Neural Networks in Chemistry."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • April 12, 2002 (Friday) 9:00-10:00am (note morning time!),
    Swearingen Faculty Lounge (SWGN 1A03).
    Song Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    "Image Segmentation by Boundary Detection: A Graph-Theoretic Approach."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • May 16, 2002 (Thursday) 10:30-11:30am,
    Swearingen Amoco Hall (SWGN 1C01).
    Regis Vincent, SRI International.
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).
  • June 3, 2002 (Monday) 1:30-2:30pm,
    Swearingen Faculty Lounge (SWGN 1A03).
    Srihari Nelakuditi, University of Minnesota,
    Department of Computer Science.
    "Localized Approach to Providing Quality of Service."
    Abstract (MS-Word format).
    Abstract (text).