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April 15, 2014

PhD Proposal – Saiph Savage

[ April 22, 2014; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Tuesday, April 22nd at 11:00am

Harold Frank Hall 1132

Committee: Tobias Höllerer (Chair), Matthew Turk, Xifeng Yan,

Andres Monroy-Hernandez (Microsoft Research)

Title: Understanding the Dynamics of Online Audiences

Abstract:

Social media sharing tools have turned us all into potential authors of content, and have facilitated the formation of dynamic audiences around the data we share. Most of these sharing tools, however, are [...]

April 14, 2014

Large Scale Machine Learning with the SimSQL System

[ April 28, 2014; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] UCSB Computer Science Department Presents:

Monday April 28, 2014

3:30-4:30pm

Room 1132 Harold Frank Hall

 Title:  Large Scale Machine Learning with the SimSQL System

Speaker: Chris Jermaine, Rice University

Host: Amr El Abbadi

Abstract:

In this talk, I’ll describe the SimSQL system, which is a platform for writing and executing machine learning codes.  Since SimSQL is at its heart a relational database system, [...]

April 10, 2014

MAE – Yanick Fratantonio

[ April 17, 2014; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Thursday, April 17th at 3:00pm

Harold Frank Hall 4164 (ECE Conference Room/4th Floor)

Committee: Giovanni Vigna (Chair), Christopher Kruegel, Ben Hardekopf

Title: Program Analysis to Secure the Mobile Platform

Abstract:

Smartphones and tablets have become an indispensable part of our everyday lives. We use these devices to make phone calls, read emails, surf the web, make payments, and manage our [...]

April 7, 2014

PhD Defense – Adam Doupe

[ April 18, 2014; 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm. ] Friday, April 18th at 3:15pm

Harold Frank Hall 1132

Committee: Giovanni Vigna (Chair), Christopher Kruegel, Ben Hardekopf

Title: Advanced Automated Web Application Vulnerability Analysis

Abstract:

Web applications are an integral part of our lives and culture. We use web applications to manage our bank accounts, interact with friends, and file our taxes. A single vulnerability in one of these web [...]

UCSB grad Dr. Xia Zhou – Dartmouth’s Newest Networker Pursues Smartphone Stamina

A recent article from Dartmouth College describes Prof. Xia Zhou’s research agenda to improve smartphone network connectivity. Prof. Zhao received her PhD in CS at UCSB in June of 2013, advised by Prof. Heather Zheng.

April 3, 2014

MAE – Alexandros Kapravelos

[ April 11, 2014; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. ] Friday, April 11th at 12:00pm

Harold Frank Hall 1132

Committee: Giovanni Vigna (Chair), Christopher Kruegel, Richard Kemmerer

Title: Attacking The Browser: They Came From The Interwebs

Abstract:

The browser has evolved from a simple program that displays static web pages to a continuously changing platform that has become our portal to the Internet. The fierce competition among the browser vendors has led to a [...]

April 2, 2014

Prof. Chandra Krintz named to 2014 Women of M2M List

Professor Chandra Krintz has been named to Connected World Magazine’s Women of M2M List, which features some of the most powerful women in the technology sector. Those selected will be honored at a dinner near Chicago on April 10.
M2M (Machine to Machine) refers to technologies that allow both wireless and wired systems to communicate with other devices of [...]

March 31, 2014

Getting Answers: The Technology Behind Watson

[ April 7, 2014; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] UCSB Computer Science Department Presents:

Monday April 7, 2014

3:30-4:30pm

ESB 1001

 Title: Getting Answers: The Technology Behind Watson

Speaker: Ioana Roxana Stanoi, IBM

Host: Amr El Abbadi

Abstract:

In February of 2011 a computer program designed and built by IBM Research defeated the two best human players on one of the most challenging question/answer game shows of all time, Jeopardy! Named, Watson, after [...]

 
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