Upcoming Colloquia Events

From Visual Recognition to Visual Understanding

Duke Computer Science Colloquium
Speaker Name
Laurens van der Maaten
Location
LSRC D106
Date and Time
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This talk gives an overview of some of our recent work on visual recognition and visual understanding. The first part of the talk considers visual recognition. It presents results of experiments in which we train convolutional networks on billions of weakly supervised web images. The second part of the talk raises the question whether recent successes in visual recognition also pave the way towards visual understanding.

The Battle of Internet Censorship: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

Duke Computer Science Colloquium
Speaker Name
Amir Houmansadr
Location
LSRC D106
Date and Time
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My research aims at making Internet communications more secure and privacy-preserving. In this talk, I will focus on the design, implementation, and analysis of tools that help users bypass Internet censorship. I will discuss the major challenges in building effective censorship circumvention tools, and will introduce several theoretical and empirical directions towards reliable censorship circumvention.