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Tuesday, December 2, 12pm to 1pm, Lubrano Conference Room
Reliable and scalable variational inference for Bayesian nonparametric models
Thesis Proposal
Michael Hughes
Host: Erik Sudderth

Wednesday, December 3, 12pm to 1pm,
Robotics and Assistive Technologies: Their Emerging Role in Healthcare
Ayanna Howard '93, Georgia Institute of Technology
Host: Chad Jenkins/HCRI
This is part of the HCRI Speaker Series

Wednesday, December 3, 12pm to 1pm, Lubrano Conference Room
Smoothed Analysis of Tensor Decompositions
Aditya Bhaskara, Google Research NYC
Host: Ahmad Mahmoody, Ph.D Candidate
This is a Theory Lunch

Wednesday, December 3, 4pm to 5pm,
Reconstructing the Evolutionary History of Tumors
Quaid Morris, The Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto
Host: Ben Raphael
This is part of the CCMB Seminar Series

Wednesday, December 3, 4:30pm to 5:30pm, CIT 368
Open and Closed Problems in NP-Completeness
David Johnson, Columbia University
Host: Philip Klein

Thursday, December 4, 12pm to 1pm, CIT 368
Reengineering the Hand: 'Mechanical Intelligence' in Robotic Manipulation
Aaron Dollar, Yale University
Host: Stefanie Tellex/HCRI
This is part of the HCRI Speaker Series

Thursday, December 4, 12pm to 2pm, Lubrano Conference Room
Secure Data Compression and Error Correcting Codes for Networks and Cloud Storage
Thesis Defense
James Kelley
Host: Roberto Tamassia

Friday, December 5, 11am to 12pm, Lubrano Conference Room
Diffusion MR Image Analysis with Multiple Fiber Orientations for Clinical Neuroimaging
Thesis Proposal
Ryan Cabeen
Host: David Laidlaw

Friday, December 5, 6pm to 6:30pm, List 325
3D Projection-Mapped Visual Music
David Braun
Host: Barbara Meier


Monday, December 8, 12pm to 1pm, CIT 368
A Surprising Application of Differential Privacy
Distinguished Lecture Series
Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research
Host: Ugur Cetintemel

Wednesday, December 10, 4pm to 5pm, Metcalf Auditorium, Room 101
Planning for Complex Physical Systems
Distinguished Lecture Series
Lydia Kavraki, Rice University
Host: CCMB and HCRI

Thursday, December 11, 4pm to 5pm, CIT 368
Laplacian Matrices of Graphs: Algorithms and Applications
Distinguished Lecture Series
Daniel Spielman, Yale University
Host: Philip Klein
This is the Annual Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture

Friday, December 12, 12pm to 1pm, CIT 368
Web Services: We're Doing Them Wrong
James Mickens, MIT
Host: Rodrigo Fonseca

Friday, December 12, 12pm to 1pm, Lubrano Conference Room
Interaction as Manipulation
Anca Dragan, Carnegie Mellon University
Host: Stefanie Tellex/HCRI
This is part of th e HCRI Multidisciplinary Speakers Series


Monday, December 15, 2pm to 3pm, CIT 368
In-Flow Peer Review of Tests in Test-First Programming
Thesis Proposal
Joe Politz
Host: Shriram Krishnamurthi

Tuesday, December 16, 10:30am to 11:30am, CIT 368
Getting F-Bounded Polymorphism into Shape
Ben Greenman, Northeastern University
Host: Justin Pombrio, PhD Candidate

Wednesday, December 17, 4pm to 5pm, Lubrano Conference Room
CS125 and Independent Study Animation Projects
CS125 and Independent Study Animation Projects
Host: Barbara Meier
Wrap party following