Graduation 2017
Prof Owen Astrachan
Prof Susan  Rodger
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Graduation 2017
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Upcoming Events

Local Differential Privacy for Physical Sensor Data

Algorithms Seminar
Speaker Name
Audra McMillan
Location
North 311
Date and Time
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Physical sensors (thermal, light, motion, etc.) are becoming ubiquitous and offer important benefits to society. However, allowing sensors into our private spaces has resulted in considerable privacy concerns. Differential privacy has been developed to help alleviate these privacy concerns. In this talk, we'll develop and define a framework for releasing physical data that preserves both utility and provides privacy. Our notion of closeness of physical data will be defined via the Earth Mover Distance and we'll discuss the implications of this choice.

From Robots to Biomolecules: Computing meets the Physical World

CS/ECE Lecture Series
Speaker Name
Lydia Kavraki
Location
D106 LSRC, Duke
Date and Time
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Over the last decade, the development of fast and reliable motion planning algorithms has deeply influenced many domains in robotics, such as industrial automation and autonomous exploration. Motion planning has also contributed to great advances in an array of unlikely fields, including graphics animation and computational structural biology.

Learning about Agents and Mechanisms from Opaque Transactions

Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series
Speaker Name
Avrim Blum
Location
D106 LSRC, Duke
Date and Time
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In this talk I will discuss the problem of trying to learn the requirements and preferences of economic agents by observing the outcomes of an allocation mechanism whose rules you also don’t initially know.   As an example, consider observing web pages where the agents are advertisers and the winners are those whose ads show up on the given page.  We know these ads are placed based on bids and other constraints given to some auction mechanism, but we do not get to see these bids and constraints.