Dr. Aylin Caliskan talked about her projects and cool aspects of machine learning, including how bias in data sets can impact results.
November 2017: Prof. David James
Making Music with Python
Using the JythonMusic environment for music making and creative programming
October 2017: Prof. Robert Pless
TraffickCam is an app that uses crowdsourced snapshots of hotel rooms to help law enforcement locate victims and prosecute sex traffickers.
The app employs image analysis tools to identify hotel rooms used for suspected sex trafficking
May 2017: Prof. Abdou Youssef
Frontiers of Math Language Processing and Its Applications
Learn about Mathematical Language Processing (MLP) and how it can help scientists decode
the meaning of undefined identifiers in mathematical formulae without studying the context
A Taste of Machine Learning with Applications to Climate Science and Finance
How does machine learning play a role in climate science and finance?
February 2017: Prof. Robert Pless
Glitter and Geometry
SparkleGeometry: Glitter Imaging for 3D Point Tracking.
Proposing an easy to construct physical prototype that estimates the 3D position of a moving point light source
by viewing the changing sparkle patterns visible on a glitter sheet
October 2016: Prof. Tim Wood
Networking: What's between you and that cat video?
Foundations of networking
March 2016: Prof. Gabe Parmer
Enter Skynet: How the Machines Will Rise Up
Embedded systems and the Internet of Things (IoT) are a Big Deal.
They lurk in the world all around us, monitoring, collecting, and controlling.
They stay hidden, waiting for the perfect time to STRIKE. What does a
world look like that is increasingly integrated with technology, and what
does it mean for computer scientists? In this talk, I'll discuss what
embedded systems are, how they've evolved in their newest incarnation in IoT.
Understanding this, we'll discuss their implications on privacy, human safety,
and on programmers. Come willing to discuss, and welcome our future machine overlords.
This talk will look at two increasingly buzzwordy trends: Cloud Computing and Big Data.
We will discuss how these new computing paradigms evolved, and how they are changing the way we develop and run software.
We will have a hands-on session where we use the Hadoop Analytics platform and the Natural Language Toolkit
to predict who will win the next presidential election.
Bring your laptop!
April 2015: Prof. Aaron Cohen
SDR Digital Radio & Relay Models and the Design & Operation of the "Surrogate TACSAT"
The Marine Corps has frequent requirements for beyond-line-of-sight communications
for voice and narrowband data in challenging terrains that normally limit or truncate links.
The NRL has developed VHF analog and software defined radio (SDR) relays that support narrowband
communications using standard Marine Corps radios and has developed SDR radio models for the Marine Corps
radios. The relay requirements are lightweight and designed to be borne aloft at altitudes above 65,000 ft.,
providing connectivity to nodes as far as 150 nmi from the relay payload. This presentation documents the
design of SDR digital radio and relay models and the design and the operation of the balloon-borne
Arduino Mega2560 configured VHF analog relay, dubbed "Surrogate TACSAT", and details the analog relay's
results from testing conducted out of Yuma Proving Ground in March of 2014.
March 2015: Prof. Rahul Simha
Artificial Intelligence and Chess
How computers win at chess and its implications for artificial intelligence.
February 2015: Prof. Poorvi Vora
Demystifying the Shady Ethics of eBay Auctions
eBay auctions are designed to extract information from the buyer at the seller’s advantage.
Though eBay's second chance offer for expired auctions seems innocuous,
it is really about making more money for the seller.
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