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Colloquium Series

Once every week while school is in session, EECS invites a distinguished researcher or practitioner in a computer science or electrical and computer engineering-related field to present their ideas and/or work. Talks are generally targeted to electrical engineering and computer science graduate students. This colloquium series is free and open to everyone.

Upcoming Colloquia

Grad Student Colloquium

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
KEC 1003
Speaker Information
Li Hao, Anh Pham and Sherif Abdelwahab
ECE PhD students
School of EECS
Oregon State University

Silicon Photonics Link for 100G Interconnect and Beyond -- Li Hao

Speaker Bio
Speaker Biography: 

Hao Li received a B.S. in microelectronics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 2009, and an M.S. in computer architecture from the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, in 2012. He is currently a Ph.D. student in electrical engineering at Oregon State University. His current research interests include energy efficient high-speed circuits for electrical and optical I/O.

Anh Pham received his B.Sc. in CS, with distinction, from the honors program of Hanoi University of Science and Technology and hisM.Sc. in CS from Kyung Hee University. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate at Oregon State University, advised by Raviv Raich, as a member of the bioacoustics group. His current research is using machine learning techniques to recognize bird species from recordings of bird songs.

Sherif Abdelwahab received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronics and communications engineering from Cairo University, Giza, Egypt, in 2004 and 2010, respectively, and is currently working toward his Ph.D. degree at Oregon State University. Before coming to OSU, Sherif worked in the mobile networks industry with Alcatel-Lucent from 2004 to 2007 and with Etisalat from 2008 to 2013.

Grad Student Colloquium 2

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
KEC 1003
Speaker Information
Sheng Chen, Jesse Hostetler and Michael Hilton
CS PhD students
School of EECS
Oregon State University

Variational Typing and Its Applications -- Sheng Chen

Speaker Bio
Speaker Biography: 

Sheng Chen is a PhD candidate at Oregon State University, working with Martin Erwig. Sheng's research interests are programming languages and software engineering with a focus on type systems, static analyses, functional programming, and software product lines. His current research is concerned with supporting programming productivity through improved static analyses. He also investigates a computational model of variational computing as a basis for accelerating computations through reuse.

Jesse Hostetler is a PhD student at Oregon State University, co-advised by Tom Dietterich and Alan Fern. His research deals with representational issues in sequential decision making. He received his BS in computer science and psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2009. Before coming to OSU, he worked at Smart Information Flow Technologies in Minneapolis, MN.

Michael Hilton is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Oregon State University. His research interests include Software Engineering with a focus on how to improve developer’s lives, particularly on agile development processes as well as mobile development. He has a Masters from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and also spent 9 years working at a US D.o.D. Research Lab before coming to OSU.

Variational Typing and Its Applications

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
KEC 1003
Speaker Information
Sheng Chen
PhD Candidate
School of EECS
Oregon State University

Type systems affect programming productivity in several ways. First, the efficiency of a type checker determines how fast programmers can receive typing feedback. This is a real problem when typing software product lines, which typically encode huge numbers of programs. Second, the precision of a type system determines how accurately type errors are reported and thus how quickly type errors can be fixed. Third, the expressiveness of a type system determines the constraints on writing programs and thus affects the available programming idioms.

Speaker Bio
Speaker Biography: 

Sheng Chen is a PhD candidate at Oregon State University, working with Dr. Martin Erwig. Sheng's research interests are programming languages and software engineering with a focus on type systems, static analyses, functional programming, and software product lines. His current research is concerned with supporting programming productivity through improved static analyses. He also investigates a computational model of variational computing as a basis for accelerating computations through reuse.

Past Colloquia

Adriana Kovashka
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 8:45am to 10:00am
Attila Yavuz
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:45am to 10:00am
Harpreet S. Dhillon
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 8:45am to 9:45am
Gautam Das
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 8:45am to 10:00am
Jácome Cunha
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Matthew Johnston
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 8:45am to 9:45am
Andrew Clark
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 8:45am to 9:45am
Roy Olsson
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 8:45am to 10:00am
Janardhan Rao (Jana) Doppa
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm

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