CS Seminar: Dr. Jason Corso

Event Date: 
Mon, 2014-03-24 10:00 - 11:30

Dr. Jason Corso

SUNY Buffalo

Monday, March 24, 2014 10:10AM-11:30AM 655 McBryde

Why Label When You Can Compare? Active Constraint Pursuit in Metric Learning and Clustering

CANCELLED: CS Seminar: Chris Parnin

Event Date: 
Mon, 2014-03-31 10:00 - 11:15

This seminar has been cancelled... we will provide more information later.

Chris Parnin

Georgia Tech

Monday, March 31, 2014 10:10AM-11:15AM 655 McBryde

Programmer, Interrupted: Data, Brains, and Tools

CS Seminar: Bert Huang

Event Date: 
Tue, 2014-03-18 09:30 - 10:45

Dr. Bert Huang

University of Maryland

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:30AM-10:45AM 655 McBryde

STRUCTURED MACHINE LEARNING FOR THE

COMPLEX WORLD

CS Seminar: Dr. Roman Garnett

Event Date: 
Thu, 2014-03-20 09:30 - 10:45

Dr. Roman Garnett

Knowledge Discovery and Machine Learning Group University of Bonn

Thursday, March 20, 2014 9:30AM-10:45AM
655 McBryde Hall

ACTIVE DISCOVERY IN BIG DATA

CS major Brandon Amos will represent VT at the ACC Meeting of the Minds in April 2014

Publish Date: 03/06/2014

Congratulations Brandon Amos, on being selected to represent Virginia Tech at the ACC Meeting of the Minds,  a venue where undergraduates present their research and scholarship. Congratulations also to faculty mentor Layne Watson.  Brandon's project is entitled "FORTRAN 95 Implementation of QNSTOP for global and stochastic optimization".  

Brandon won Honorable Mention in the 2014 CRA Undergraduate Research Awards, working with Drs. Binoy Ravindran and Layne Watson.  This is a second recent research honor for Brandon.

Congratulations Dongyoon Lee for winning the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Publish Date: 03/01/2014

Congratulations, Dongyoon, on winning this honor from the University of Michigan, your alma mater. It is a great honor to be selected as the best thesis of your graduation year at a prestigious major public university. And this is an honor occuring to our department as well.

The award announcement states:  "This award is given in recognition of the most exceptional scholarly work produced by doctoral students at the University of Michigan who completed their dissertations in 2013 (one nomination from each department and up to eight awards across all dept. in U of M.)"    (More detail about this award program is available at:

http://www.rackham.umich.edu/faculty-staff/awards/student-funding/distinguished-dissertation-awards  )

IDT Enhances Recruiting Effort with New Robot

Publish Date: 02/27/2014

Article by: Thom Garett

On Monday, February 17, 2014, two representatives from Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) travelled to Blacksburg, Virginia to recruit prospective employees at the Virginia Tech career fair. They were seeking students interested in careers in automated software testing. But on this trip, they were not alone. Students who visited IDT’s booth were greeted by a new recruiter of sorts: R2D1, IDT’s new robot.

IDT recently purchased R2D1 from Double Robotics of Sunnyvale, California.  R2D1 is a mobile, remotely controlled robot equipped with an iPad. It enables teleconferencing and remote conversations to take place anywhere. Using R2D1, IDT recruiters now have the opportunity to introduce potential recruits to IDT engineers who are back in the office creating new automated software testing solutions. Whenever possible, the engineers featured on the robot will be alumni of the school IDT is visiting.

“We see this as a very creative way for IDT engineers to participate in recruiting events” said Thom Garrett of IDT. “We are always looking for new, innovative ideas and thought this would be a unique way to give potential hires a first-hand glimpse of IDT’s culture, work and people. The students who met our engineers by means of R2D1 were definitely intrigued.”

IDT develops leading-edge software testing solutions for large, complex systems. Using the company’s Automated Test and ReTest (ATRT) technology, IDT builds products that test, analyze and certify mission-critical systems. The company is seeking highly qualified engineering and computer science students interested in our technology. Please contact us to learn more about IDT’s careers in software testing.

CS Seminar: Benjamin Moseley

Event Date: 
Thu, 2014-03-06 09:30 - 10:45

Benjamin Moseley

Toyota Technological Institute

Thursday, March 6, 2014 9:30AM-10:45AM 655 McBryde

Algorithms for Scheduling and Large Data Analysis

CS Seminar: Martha White

Event Date: 
Thu, 2014-03-27 09:30 - 10:45

Martha White

Department of Computer Science University of Alberta

Thursday March 27, 2014 9:30AM-10:45AM 655 McBryde

BEYOND EXPERTS AND ENGINEERING: EXPLOITING DATA FOR AUTOMATED CONTROL

CS Seminar: Kurt Luther

Event Date: 
Mon, 2014-03-03 10:15 - 11:45

Kurt Luther

Human-Computer Interaction Institute Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, March 3, 2014 10:10AM-11:30AM 655 McBryde

UNDERSTANDING AND DESIGNING FOR CROWD CREATIVITY