Upcoming Events

Data Science: A New Discipline or Just Another Venn Diagram?

Duke Computer Science Colloquium
Speaker Name
Michael J. Franklin
Location
LSRC D106
Date and Time
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The emergence of Data Science has led to a flourishing of initiatives, centers, degrees, programs and organizational units at educational and research institutions around the world.  The demand for data science know-how from students, parents, scientists and employers is strong and getting stronger.  However, the interdisciplinary nature of the topic and the lack of a consensus around its definition raise challenges for its implementation in the modern university setting.

Master's Defense

Master's Defense
Speaker Name
Sudarshan Balaji
Location
North 311
Date and Time
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AI Research Roundtable

Special Event
Speaker Name
Gyana R. Parija
Location
LSRC D344
Date and Time
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Faculty and graduate students are invited to a roundtable discussion with Gyana R. Parija, IBM’s Manager of Analytics & Optimization Research and Global Research Lead, Collaborative Cognition Research at IBM Research. At this roundtable, Gyana will discuss recent IBM research initiatives in AI, and then explore areas of mutual interest for possible collaboration. Please consider attending if your research interests include these topics.

Master's Defense

Master's Defense
Speaker Name
Junyang Gao
Location
LSRC D344
Date and Time
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Everything You Always Wanted To Know about the NSF ... But Were Afraid to Ask

Duke Computer Science Colloquium
Speaker Name
W. Rance Cleaveland II
Location
LSRC D344
Date and Time
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is the premiere federal agency for funding non-medical basic scientific research in the US. The Computing and Communications Foundations (CCF) division, which I head, is part of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) directorate of NSF and oversees efforts on the foundations of computing, from algorithms, programing languages, software engineering and hardware design to information theory and future computing paradigms. Each year CCF is responsible for distributing nearly $200m in funding. In this talk I will give a “behind-the-scenes peek” at how CCF, and CISE, operate, and also discuss current and future trends, opportunities and challenges facing the CCF and CISE communities.

The Resurgence of Software Performance Engineering

Duke Computer Science Colloquium
Speaker Name
Charles E. Leiserson
Location
LSRC D106
Date and Time
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Today, most application developers write code without much regard for how quickly it will run.  Moreover, once the code is written, it is rare for it to be reengineered to run faster.  But two technology trends of historic proportions are instigating a resurgence in software performance engineering, the art of making code run fast.  The first is the emergence of cloud computing, where the economics of renting computation, as opposed to buying it, heightens the utility of application speed.