Upcoming Events

From CS Undergrad to Software Business Owner: Meet Adam Cue '13

Distinguished Computer Science Alumni Lecture
Location
LSRC D344
Date and Time
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Students are invited to meet with Adam Cue ‘13, a Duke CS graduate whose father, Eddy Cue, is also a Duke CS alum and currently a Senior Vice President at Apple.

Adam is a co-founder of Aspen Designs Inc, a creative collective committed to transforming teamwork with their Navigator software.  After 18 months of hard work and thousands of conversations, Navigator launched this summer, and is now available on iOS.

Triangle Area Privacy and Security Day (TAPS)

Special Event
Location
JB Duke Hotel, Duke University
Date and Time
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Hosted at Duke University and bringing together researchers, students and industry labs for a day of technical talks and posters in the broad areas of privacy, security, cryptography, and blockchains, the first-ever Triangle Area Privacy and Security Day (TAPS) is modeled after similar events occurring in Boston, DC and New York. The program will feature technical talks and a poster session.

Machine Learning Methods for Causal Interference from Complex Observational Data

Duke Computer Science Colloquium
Speaker Name
Alexander Volfovsky
Location
LSRC D106
Date and Time
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A classical problem in causal inference is that of matching treatment units to control units in an observational dataset. This problem is distinct from simple estimation of treatment effects as it provides additional practical interpretability of the underlying causal mechanisms that is not available without matching.

ADT 2019: The 6th International Conference on Algorithmic Decision Theory

Special Event
Location
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Date and Time
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The ADT 2019 conference focus is on algorithmic decision theory broadly defined, seeking to bring together researchers and practitioners coming from diverse areas of Computer Science, Economics and Operations Research in order to improve the theory and practice of modern decision support.

Preferences and Ethical Priorities: Thinking Fast and Slow in AI

Duke Computer Science Colloquium
Speaker Name
Francesca Rossi
Location
LSRC D106
Date and Time
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In AI, the ability to model and reason with preferences allows for more personalized services. However, ethical priorities are also essential, if we want AI systems to make decisions that are ethically acceptable for us. Both data-driven and symbolic methods can be used to model preferences and ethical priorities, and to combine them in the same system, as two agents that need to cooperate. We describe two approaches to design AI systems that can reason with both preferences and ethical priorities.

Learning with Distributed Systems: Adversary-Resilience and Neural Networks

Duke Computer Science/Electrical Computer Engineering Colloquium
Speaker Name
Lili Su
Location
Hudson Hall 208
Date and Time
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In this talk, I will first talk about how to secure Federated Learning (FL) against adversarial faults. The goal of FL is to enable the cloud (i.e., the learner) to train a model without collecting the training data from users’ mobile devices, but FL suffers serious security issues and several practical constraints call for new security strategies. Then, I will briefly talk about our recent results on neural networks, including both biological and artificial neural networks.

A Personal History of Computers

Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series
Speaker Name
Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
Location
LSRC D106
Date and Time
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Born a half-generation after the computer pioneers, I knew most of them.  This talk will sketch an early history of computers, emphasizing the personalities rather than the technology, and the parts I know from personal experience rather than uniform coverage.

ICPC Mid-Atlantic Regional Programming Contest

Special Event
Location
LSRC D-wing - multiple offices
Date and Time
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The regional competition is the first tier of the ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest (formerly known as the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest). The Mid-Atlantic Region covers southern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, and North Carolina. For more information, see the Mid-Atlantic Regional Programming Contest or The ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest.

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.

Computer Science Annual Department Holiday Party

Special Event
Location
JB Duke Hotel, Duke University
Date and Time
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Holiday partyPlease join us for the Computer Science Department's annual holiday celebration. Families are welcome. This is a popular event, so please register today!

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019

Place: JB Duke Hotel

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm