Presentations this week

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Systems and Networking 
Parallel Transaction Execution in Public Blockchain Systems
Rizwan Shahid, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
2:00 p.m. • DC 2310
Supervisors: Professors Bernard Wong, Samer Al-Kiswany

PhD Seminar • Quantum Computing
Arithmetic and Synthesis of Single Qutrit Circuits
Amolak Ratan Kalra, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
3:00 p.m. • QNC 1201
Supervisor: Professor Michele Mosca

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Distinguished Lecture Series
Reflections on the Value of Visualization
John Stasko, Professor, School of Interactive Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
10:00 a.m. • Hybrid: DC 1302  |  Online distinguished lecture

PhD Seminar • Algorithms and Complexity
Directed Isoperimetry and Monotonicity Testing: A Dynamical Approach
Renato Ferreira Pinto Jr, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
2:00 p.m. • Hybrid: DC 2306  |  Online PhD seminar
Supervisor: Professor Eric Blais

Friday, May 24, 2024

PhD Seminar • Machine Learning
Inherent Limitations for Characterizing Distribution Learning
Tosca Lechner, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
11:30 a.m. • Online PhD seminar
Supervisor: Professor Shai Ben-David

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Systems and Networking
Reliable WiFi Backscatter Communication in WiTAG
Manoj Adhikari, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
1:00 p.m. • Online master’s thesis presentation
Supervisor: Professor Tim Brecht

Upcoming presentations

Monday, May 27, 2024

Data Systems Seminar Series
Efficient Distributed Complex Event Processing
Matthias Weidlich, Professor
Chair on Databases and Information Systems
Department of Computer Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
10:30 a.m. • DC 1304

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Seminar •  Algorithms and Complexity
Constant-Depth Arithmetic Circuits for Linear Algebra Problems
Robert Andrews, Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
12:00 p.m. • Hybrid: DC 2306  |  Online seminar

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Distinguished Public Lecture
Internet: Past, Present and Future
Vint Cerf
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist of Google
2:30 p.m. • Humanities Theatre

Friday, June 14, 2024

Master’s Thesis Presentation • Human-Computer Interaction
Memolet: Reifying the Reuse of User-AI Conversational Memories
Hen-Chen Yen, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
1:00 p.m. • DC 2310
Supervisor: Professor Jian Zhao

Thursday, June 20, 2024

CPI Talk
Characterizing Machine Unlearning through Definitions and Implementations
Nicolas Papernot, Assistant Professor
Computer Engineering and Computer Science, University of Toronto
10:30 a.m. • Arts Lecture Hall, Room 113
Free, but please register

Thursday, June 27, 2024

PhD Defence • Computer Vision  |  Machine Learning
Unsupervised Losses for Clustering and Segmentation of Images: Theories & Optimization Algorithms
Zhongwen (Rex) Zhang, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
11:00 a.m. • Online PhD defence
Supervisor: Professor Yuri Boykov

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