Talks & Events

Senior Banquet - brought to you by Project Giving Tree

Date: Apr 28, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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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! 

RSVP: https://apps.cs.utexas.edu/rsvp/banquet/index.scgi

Jobs2Careers Company Day

Date: Apr 29, 2015 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: GDC Atrium

Stop by to learn more about Jobs2Careers!

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

Distinguished Lecture - Chuck Thacker, Turing Award Recipient, Distinguished Scholar, "Computing After Moore’s Law"

Date: Apr 29, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: AVAYA Auditorium, POB 2.302

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

Host:  Dr. Warren A. Hunt, Jr.

Talk Abstract: For fifty years the computing industry has had the luxury of an exponential improvement in the performance and density of the technology on which it relies. Moore’s Law, originally an “observation” with a time horizon of “a few years” has continued for most of the life of the industry.

Today, we can clearly see that the end is near, or perhaps upon us today.  Many deny this, and look for new, killer technologies that will come forward to fill the gap left by the end of Moore’s Law. The popular press is filled with candidates willing to try to fill the role.  Unfortunately, the benefits provided by the new entrants are usually linear, rather than exponential.

In this talk, I will not argue in favor of... Read more

Longhorn Startup Demo Day

Date: Apr 30, 2015 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: LBJ Auditorium

The Innovation Center in the Cockrell School of Engineering and the Department of Computer Science invite you to the 2015 Longhorn Startup Demo Day, held on April 30 at 5:00 p.m. in the LBJ Auditorium at The University of Texas at Austin. Demo Day will include 13 teams of UT-Austin student entrepreneurs making six-minute pitches to show off their startups to Austin’s most influential business owners and investors.

This year’s featured speaker is Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Austin’s largest startup, Dell Inc. Cockrell School Professor of Innovation Bob Metcalfe will interview Dell about his startup journey and how Dell Inc. continues to look to startups to innovate through programs like Dell Ventures.

Event Details:

Where: LBJ Auditorium, parking in Lot 40

When: Thursday,... 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

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

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Pancakes and Profs with Dante Inc.

Date: May 7, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: GDC Atrium

Those exams, projects, and papers are really stacking up. Wouldn't a nice, syrupy stack of pancakes and hot coffee make getting through finals easier? What if we told you CS faculty were serving? Did we mention it's free? 

Sponsored by Dante Inc.!

Rise and Dine with the CIA

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

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FoCS Career Brunch

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

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IBM Watson - Dinner, Demos & Job Info

Date: Sep 22, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
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Food for Thought

Date: Sep 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: GDC 6.302

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TGIF

Date: Sep 25, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Rise & Dine

Date: Sep 28, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: GDC Atrium

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