Cornell University Computer Science Department 
Distinguished Lecture Series
Spring 2002

Meets Thursdays at 4:15PM in B17 Upson unless otherwise indicated. More 
talks will be added to this page as the semester progresses.

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Thursday
January 24th

 

Daniela Pucci de Farias
PhD Candidate, Management Science and Engineering Stanford University

Host: David Shmoys

 

The Linear Programming Approach to Approximate Dynamic Programming

This will be a joint colloquium of the Computer Science and OR&IE departments.
 

Thursday
January 31

 

Martin Burtscher
Cornell Computer Systems Laboratory

Host: Johannes Gehrke

Designing a Small, High-Performing Load-Value Predictor
 


Thursday
February 7

 

Shimon Edelman
Cornell Psychology

Neural Spaces as a General Framework for the Understanding of Cognition


Thursday February 14
John Lafferty
Carnegie Mellon- Computer Science

New Ensemble and Kernel Methods for Machine Learning 


Tuesday 
February 19
Kavita Bala
Cornell Program of Computer Graphics

Interactive High-Quality Rendering

 

Thursday 
February 21

 Steve Marschner
 Stanford University Graphics

Measuring and Modeling the Appearance of Materials for Computer Graphics


Tuesday 
February 26
Ravi Ramamoorthi
PhD Candidate, Stanford University Graphics

Host: Charles Van Loan

A Signal-Processing Framework for Forward and Inverse Rendering

 

Thursday
March 7

 

Rob Schapire
AT&T Research Labs

Hosts: David Shmoys and Rich Caruana

The Boosting Approach to Machine Learning

This will be a joint colloquium of the Computer Science and OR&IE departments.


Tuesday 
March 12
Mike Collins
AT&T Research Labs

Host: Lillian Lee

Statistical Methods for Natural Language Processing


Tuesday
March 26

Michael Jordan
UC Berkeley- Statistics

Host: Bart Selman

 

Algorithms for Probabilistic Inference and Learning on Graphs


Thursday
March 28
Emil Praun
Princeton University

Local Surface Parameterizations


Tuesday
April 2
Chris Umans
Microsoft Corporation

Host: Jon Kleinberg

Derandomization: Constructions and Applications


Thursday April 4
Omer Reingold

 

The Zigzag Graph Product and Constant-Degree Lossless Expanders

 


Tuesday
April 9
Alex Snoeren
MIT Laboratory for Computer Science

Host: Andrew Myers

Session-Based Mobility: An End-to-End Approach


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Monday
April 15
 Peter Druschel
Rice University

Exploiting Network Proximity In Peer-to-Peer Overlay Networks
location: 5130 Upson Hall


Thursday
April 25
Wang-Chiew Tan
University of Pennsylvania

Host:  Johannes Gehrke

Where did my data come from? Annotating and Archiving Databases


Thursday 
May 2
Matthew Frank
MIT

SUDS: Thread Level Speculation with Minimal Hardware Support


 

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