Colloquia and Seminars

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Upcoming Colloquia & Seminars

  • Boosting Selective Regression with Ensembles

    Speaker:
    Amit Gross, M.Sc. Thesis Seminar
    Date:
    Sunday, 25.2.2018, 08:30
    Place:
    Taub 601
    Advisor:
    Prof. R. El-Yaniv

    Using selective regression, it is possible to increase accuracy of predictions by abstaining from answering when there is insufficient knowledge. This work is about increasing the accuracy of selective regression even further and using simple selective models to create a more complex one, by using an ensemble of selective regressors. We demonstrate how to achieve improved accuracy by using two methods to build our ensemble. In the first approach, we first split the samples in the input dataset into several clusters, and use each such cluster to train a regressor. Then, when given a new instance, we choose a regressor result that did not reject the new instance. In the second approach we train several regressors, where each regressor is using only a subset of the data’s original features. This allows us to create several lower dimensionality regressors that are less prone to overfitting, especially when the training set is fairly small. We then choose which regressor should be used by discarding those that reject an example given for labeling. We empirically tested the two approaches on various datasets, and saw that it can indeed boost accuracy compared to a single regressor or non-selective ensembles, depending on the distribution of the actual data. Finally, we present conclusions drawn from our findings and raise some follow up re- search questions that arise from this work.

  • Google Hash Code 2018 at CS

    Google Hash Code 2018 at CS

    Date:
    Thursday, 1.3.2018, 18:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

    Google will host a hub at CS for the 2018 Online Qualification Round of Hash Code on Thursday, March 1st, at 18:30 CET, in CS Taub 337.

    Participants are requested to pre-register.

  • Hardware Security Seminar: The Journey of Intel® Software Guard Extension (SGX)

    Hardware Security Seminar: The Journey of Intel® Software Guard Extension (SGX)

    Speaker:
    Ittai Anati (Intel Corporation)
    Date:
    Sunday, 4.3.2018, 09:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    In 2015, Intel launched its 6th generation Core, codenamed Skylake, that implements a new ISA for security – Intel® SGX. The talk will provide a short intro to SGX for the unfortunates who have not been exposed to Intel® SGX yet, but will focus mainly around the architectural enhancements since its first introduction and some of the design choices that were made.

    Short Bio:
    Ittai Anati is a Senior Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation’s CPU architecture team at Intel’s Haifa campus. He focuses mainly on security, ISA extensions, and HW/SW co-design. He was the lead architect for defining and integrating Intel® SGX into Intel’s 6th generation Core CPU, codenamed Skylake.

    This can serve as an entry permission to cars.

  • Sensory Routines for Indoor Autonomous Quad-Copter

    Speaker:
    Amir Geva, Ph.D. Thesis Seminar
    Date:
    Tuesday, 6.3.2018, 15:30
    Place:
    Taub 601
    Advisor:
    Dr. Hector Rotstein

    Quad-Copters are versatile unmanned aircraft that are used for a myriad of tasks from manual aerial photography to autonomous surveillance. After their initial success in outdoors scenarios, indoor autonomous activity has recently been getting attention in research. Unlike the outdoor environment, which offers cheap and easy localization in the form of GPS, and usually lacks meaningful obstacles, indoor autonomous flight lacks a common means of localization and the tight spaces are fraught with every day objects. Presented here is research in theoretical and experimental work that has been done in indoor monocular vision based localization. Unlike most research in indoor localization and mapping, which uses either a stereo rig, or a depth sensing RGBD camera, this research uses a single grayscale camera to localize the craft and reconstruct the 3D environment from motion. The work takes a published work of integrating information about the outdoor environment into a state of the art Bundle Adjustment algorithm, and extends this approach to the indoor scene. Also described is the work on real-time localization on an embedded processor, for fully autonomous operation.

  • The Finals - 2018 Best Project Contest by Amdocs

    The Finals - 2018 Best Project Contest by Amdocs

    Date:
    Wednesday, 21.3.2018, 12:30
    Place:
    CS Taub Auditorium 2

    You are invited to the final stage of the 2018 Best Project Contest. The finalist teams will present and talk about their projects.

    The event will take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, between 12:30-15:00, in Auditorium 2, CS Taub Building.

    You are all invited to cheer, support and to watch the most outstanding CS projects.

  • CS Open Day For Graduate Studies

    CS Open Day For Graduate Studies

    Date:
    Wednesday, 25.4.2018, 12:15
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

    The 2018 open day invites outstanding undergraduates from all universities to come to the Technion and learn about the Computer Science and Department, to meet faculty and graduate students and to hear a fascinating talk by Moshe Levinger, Senior Manager in IBM Haifa: "Do Advanced Degrees Indeed Advance?"

    The event will be held on Wednesday, April 25 2018, between 12:15-15:00, in CS Taub Building, room 337 (3rd floor).

    The program will include review on curriculum and admission requirements, as well as scientific lectures. In addition, personal meeting between candidates and vice deans of both faculties will be optional.

    Attendance at the open day requires pre-registration.

    More details and program.