Graduation 2017
Prof Owen Astrachan
Prof Susan  Rodger
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Graduation 2017
Prof Susan Rodger in Classroom
Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting

Upcoming Events

Thunderella: Blockchains with Optimistic Instant Confirmation

CS/ECE Lecture Series
Speaker Name
Elaine Shi
Location
D106 LSRC, Duke
Date and Time
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Classical consensus protocols have been widely deployed by companies such as Google and Facebook to replicate their computing infrastructure--- although traditional deployments are usually in controlled and small-scale environments. The rise of cryptocurrencies has stimulated excitement in large-scale deployments of distributed consensus, e.g., across thousands of nodes and hundreds of (mutually distrustful) organizations. Thus the race is on for the community to create and implement large-scale consensus protocols that are ever more robust and ever more scalable.

Humans, Machines, and Work: The Future is Now

Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series
Speaker Name
Moshe Vardi
Location
D106 LSRC, Duke
Date and Time
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Automation, driven by technological progress, has been increasing inexorably for the past several decades. Two schools of economic thinking have for many years been engaged in a debate about the potential effects of automation on jobs: will new technology spawn mass unemployment, as the robots take jobs away from humans? Or will the jobs robots take over create demand for new human jobs?

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.