Talks & Events

Epic Info Session

Date: Apr 21, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: GDC 4.304

Do Something Epic!

 

Epic is a national leader in software development for healthcare systems. We create and implement software for many of the largest healthcare organizations in the US around 54% of Americans are being cared for by clinicians who use Epic software. We are also expanding internationally. We are currently hiring for a variety of technical and non-technical roles. Come to our informational session on Tuesday, April 21st at 5:00 PM to hear more about the company and opportunities and discover how you can do something Epic.

UTCS Faculty Candidate - Joseph Gonzalez, UC Berkeley, "Learning Systems: Systems and Abstractions for Large-Scale Machine Learning"

Date: Apr 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: GDC 2.216

Signup Schedule: http://apps.cs.utexas.edu/talkschedules/cgi/list_events.cgi

Talk Audience: UTCS Faculty, Grads, Undergrads, Other Interested Parties

Host:  Inderjit Dhillon

Talk Abstract: The challenges of advanced analytics and big data cannot be address by developing new machine learning algorithms or new large-scale computing systems in isolation.  Some of the recent advances in machine learning have come from new systems that can apply complex models to big data problems.  Likewise, some of the recent advances in systems have exploited fundamental properties in machine learning to reach new points in the system design space.  By considering the design of scalable... Read more

MACS <div> Day

Date: Apr 23, 2015 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: GDC

MACS

Day
Day is a discussion about diversity and inclusion in the technology field and is intended to raise awareness, build community, and empower participants. Join students, faculty members, campus experts, and partner Goldman Sachs for panels and workshops on topics such as the impostor syndrome and navigating workforce issues. We'll close with a conversation amongst technology professionals on achieving diversity in technology followed by a reception.

Day is organized by the Minority Alliance in Computer Science (MACS). Its goal is to provide a community for anyone who feels underrepresented in computer science.

Register HERE for

"Making the Most of Your Summer" - Presented by Google

Date: Apr 23, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: GDC 1.304

Calling all 2016, 2017 & 2018 CS grads!

Hear from UT-Austin, Rice, and A&M alumni Googler engineers about how to make the most of your summer and beyond

Thursday, April 23rd, 7:00pm
(dinner and swag provided)
GDC 1.304

RSVP: http://goo.gl/zifL6p

UTCS Faculty Candidate - Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, University of Washington, "Big visual data meets human face modeling"

Date: Apr 24, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: POB 2.302 (AVAYA)

Signup Schedule: http://apps.cs.utexas.edu/talkschedules/cgi/list_events.cgi

Talk Audience: UTCS Faculty, Grads, Undergrads, Other Interested Parties

Host:  Kristen Grauman

Talk Abstract: Internet and personal photo collections now add up to over a trillion photos, with people being in most of them. The availability of so many photos presents a unique opportunity to model and predict the appearance and shape of virtually the whole human population. The ability to model people will enable breakthrough applications in recognition,  health, virtual reality, and many more. A major challenge is to create algorithms that operate in the wild (completely uncalibrated)... Read more

TGIF with Schlumberger

Date: Apr 24, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:

All CS grad students, faculty and staff are invited to join Schlumberger for a TGIF celebration!

Jolly Game Jam

Date: Apr 25, 2015 (All day)
Location: GDC 6.302

COME JOIN THE BEST GAME JAM IN THE VERSE.

We changed the world with Words With Friends. We led the charge in the mobile gaming revolution by making beloved games that brought the world together. We created 100 million new gamers out of people who had never played games before in their lives. It was totally awesome.

Now we’re starting a new revolution. We’re creating a mecca of game development in Austin, with world-class people, culture, and compensation. We are inventing a series of sexy and dangerous new games on a host of diverse platforms. We’re looking for allies. Want to show us what you’ve got?

LET’S MAKE GAMES TOGETHER.

★ Finish the weekend with a fully functional video game.
★ Everything you build is yours to keep. Resume builder? Side project? Anything!
★ Get feedback from industry experts hacking alongside you.
★ We’ll give you game prototypes to let you hit the... Read more

Jolly Game Jam

Date: Apr 26, 2015 (All day)
Location: GDC 6.302

COME JOIN THE BEST GAME JAM IN THE VERSE.

We changed the world with Words With Friends. We led the charge in the mobile gaming revolution by making beloved games that brought the world together. We created 100 million new gamers out of people who had never played games before in their lives. It was totally awesome.

Now we’re starting a new revolution. We’re creating a mecca of game development in Austin, with world-class people, culture, and compensation. We are inventing a series of sexy and dangerous new games on a host of diverse platforms. We’re looking for allies. Want to show us what you’ve got?

LET’S MAKE GAMES TOGETHER.

★ Finish the weekend with a fully functional video game.
★ Everything you build is yours to keep. Resume builder? Side project? Anything!
★ Get feedback from industry experts hacking alongside you.
★ We’ll give you game prototypes to let you hit the... Read more

UTCS Faculty Candidate - Anca Dragan, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute, "Interaction as Manipulation"

Date: Apr 28, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: GDC 2.216

Signup Schedule: http://apps.cs.utexas.edu/talkschedules/cgi/list_events.cgi

Talk Audience: UTCS Faculty, Grads, Undergrads, Other Interested Parties

Host:  Peter Stone

Talk Abstract: The goal of my research is to enable robots to work with, around, and in support of people, autonomously producing behavior that reasons about both their function _and_ their interaction with humans. I aim to develop a formal understanding of interaction that leads to algorithms which are informed by mathematical models of how humans interact with robots, enabling generalization across robot morphologies and interaction modalities.

In this talk, I will focus on one specific instance... Read more

Senior Banquet - brought to you by Project Giving Tree

Date: Apr 28, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:

All seniors are invited to attend this special, end-of-the-year senior banquet. Enjoy one last meal with your fellow seniors, hear a special guest speaker give advice about your impending graduation, and participate in the raffle to win prizes like Alamo Drafthouse gift certificates and brand new Xboxes! 

UTCS Faculty Candidate - Ronald Dreslinski, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, "Energy-Efficient Architectures Using Three-Dimensional Integration and Near-Threshold Computing"

Date: Apr 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: AVAYA Auditorium, POB

Signup Schedule: http://apps.cs.utexas.edu/talkschedules/cgi/list_events.cgi

Talk Audience: UTCS Faculty, Grads, Undergrads, Other Interested Parties

Host:  Emmett Witchel

Talk Abstract: Energy constrained computing has become an important design constraint for a wide range of computing paradigms. For example, the exascale goals of the DOE are for a system that achieves an ExaFLOP of performance in a 20MW power budget, setting an ambitious goal of 50 GFLOPS/W.DARPA’s PERFECT program has set an even higher goal of 75 GFLOPS/W for future embedded military applications, such as unmanned aerial vehicles.  At the same time the emergence of the Internet of Things... Read more

Scholarship Dinner

Date: May 6, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Scholarship awards dinner to recognize all scholarship donors and recognize the acheivements of the recipients. 

UTCS Faculty Candidate - James Hays, Brown University, "Internet-scale Image Understanding"

Date: May 7, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: GDC 2.216

Signup Schedule: http://apps.cs.utexas.edu/talkschedules/cgi/list_events.cgi

Talk Audience: UTCS Faculty, Grads, Undergrads, Other Interested Parties

Host:  Kristen Grauman

Talk Abstract: My research uses Internet data and crowdsourcing to make tools for image understanding and image synthesis. My goal is to make it easier for machines to understand our visual world and for people to interact with images. In this talk I will discuss work on repairing incomplete or blurry photos, on estimating the geolocation of photographs, and on using crowdsourced data to address new image understanding and editing problems. For example, we use the crowd to answer "How do Humans Sketch... Read more

Brain Freeze with Dante Inc.

Date: May 7, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: GDC Atrium

TBD

Rise and Dine with the CIA

Date: May 8, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Location:

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Programming Languages Lunch - Franz Franchetti, Carnegie Mellon University, "Formal Software Synthesis of Computational Kernels"

Date: Jun 8, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: GDC 6.302

Talk Audience: UTCS Faculty, Grads, Undergrads, Other Interested Parties

Host:  Robert van de Geijn

Talk Abstract: In this talk we address the question of how to automatically map computational kernels across a wide range of computing platforms to highly efficient code, and prove the correctness of the synthesized code. This addresses two fundamental problems that software developers are faced with: performance portability across the ever-changing landscape of parallel platforms, and verifiable correctness of sophisticated floating-point code. The problem is attacked as follows: We develop a formal framework to capture computational algorithms, computing platforms, and program transformations of interest, using a unifying mathematical formalism we call operator language (OL). Then we cast the problem of synthesizing highly optimized computational... Read more

TGIF

Date: Aug 28, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:

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Rise & Dine

Date: Aug 31, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: GDC Atrium

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Google Tech Talk

Date: Sep 1, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:

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Brain Freeze

Date: Sep 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: GDC Atrium

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Food for Thought

Date: Sep 10, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: GDC 6.302

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Rise & Dine

Date: Sep 14, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: GDC Atrium

tbd

FoCS Career Brunch

Date: Sep 21, 2015 8:30am - 11:00am
Location:

This is an invitation-only event. 

CNS Fall Career Expo

Date: Sep 21, 2015 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Frank Erwin Center

The Career Expo is held each year in September. Approximately 200 employers who hire students from various natural sciences backgrounds attend. Employers in attendance are seeking candidates for full-time, part-time and internship positions.

IBM Watson Hub

Date: Sep 22, 2015 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location: GDC Atrium

tbd

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