CS Department Events and Talks

  • CGGC Seminar: Hierarchical Volumetric Modeling as a Base for Multiscale Physical Based Analysis and Design of Porous Structures

    Hierarchical modeling is often applied in fields such as computer vision, computer graphics, computer-aided geometric design, cartography and virtual reality. The importance of this ...

    Speaker:
    Lev Podshivalov (Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University, Paris, France)
    Date:
    Sunday, 30.12.2012, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Probabilistically Checkable Proofs of Proximity with Zero-Knowledge

    A Probabilistically Checkable Proof (PCP) allows a randomized verifier, with oracle access to a purported proof, to probabilistically verify an input statement of the ...

    Speaker:
    Mor Weiss
    Date:
    Thursday, 27.12.2012, 15:00
    Place:
    Taub 701

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  • Theory Seminar: Distributed Computing Meets Biology: Towards a New Scientific Framework

    In recent years, several works have demonstrated how the study of biology can benefit from an algorithmic perspective. In this talk I discuss a ...

    Speaker:
    Amos Korman (University of Paris Diderot)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 26.12.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

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  • TCE Guest Lecture: Energy-Aware Scheduling for Heterogeneous Multi-Core Architectures

    The current trend to move from homogeneous to heterogeneous multi-core (HetCMP) systems promises further performance and energy-efficiency benefits. A typical HetCMP system includes two ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Daniel Mossé (University of Pittsburgh)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 26.12.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

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  • Pixel Club: From the invention of Compressive Sensing to Recent Results

    Compressive sensing (CS), also known as compressive sampling, has become widely popular in recent years. In the first part of the talk, we review ...

    Speaker:
    Yoram Bresler (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 25.12.2012, 13:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

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  • Pixel Club: Sparse Matrix Models for Finding Good Data Representatives and Constraining the Topology of Networks

    We consider the problem of finding a few representatives for a dataset, i.e., a subset of data points that efficiently describes the entire dataset. ...

    Speaker:
    Guillermo Sapiro (Duke University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 25.12.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1003

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  • Haifux Club: Learning from the Open Source Production Process

    The open source production process is fascinating in many respects: it produces high quality code outside the boundaries of the hierarchical organization, it defies ...

    Speaker:
    Yael Vaya-Talmor (Bar-Ilan University)
    Date:
    Monday, 24.12.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

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  • Exploring Human Evolution and Deciphering the Human Genome Using Complete Individual Genome Sequences

    Speaker:
    Ilan Gronau
    Date:
    Monday, 24.12.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Generating Map-based Routes from GPS Trajectories and their Compact Representation

    Digital maps and devices with an integrated GPS receiver, such as smartphones, are now an integral part of our lives. We deal with two ...

    Speaker:
    Ranit Gotsman
    Date:
    Wednesday, 19.12.2012, 13:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Theory Seminar: New Applications of Communication Complexity in Distributed Computing

    The advent of large-scale wireless networks has presented the distributed computing community with a new challenge: wireless networks are much more disorderly than traditional ...

    Speaker:
    Rotem Osman (University of Toronto)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 19.12.2012, 12:45
    Place:
    Taub 201

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  • ceClub: Predicting Execution Bottlenecks in Map-Reduce Clusters

    Extremely slow, or straggler, tasks are a major performance bottleneck in map-reduce systems. Hadoop infrastructure makes an effort to both avoid them (through minimizing ...

    Speaker:
    Edward Bortnikov (Yahoo! Labs Israel)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 19.12.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Operating system support for high-throughput processors

    Speaker:
    Mark Silberstein
    Date:
    Tuesday, 18.12.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Pixel Club: Hybrid Classifiers for Object Classification with a Rich Background

    The majority of current methods in object classification use the one-against-res​t training scheme. We argue that when applied to a large number of classes, ...

    Speaker:
    Margarita Osadchy (Computer Science, Haifa University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 18.12.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

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  • TCE Guest Lecture: Multimodal First-Person Perception

    For decades, our culture has been fascinated with the concept of the “Star Trek computer”. An all-knowing entity which is available to query about ...

    Speaker:
    Denver Dash (Intel – ISTC for Embedded Computing)
    Date:
    Thursday, 13.12.2012, 13:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

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  • Fair is Fair: A Protocol and an Algorithm for Unbiased Evaluation of Linguistic Structure Prediction.

    Speaker:
    Reut Tsarfaty
    Date:
    Wednesday, 12.12.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Learning patterns in Big data from small data using core-sets

    Speaker:
    Dan Feldman
    Date:
    Tuesday, 11.12.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • TCE Guest Lecture: Unconventional Fault-tolerant Accelerators

    Due to the evolution of technology constraints, especially energy constraints which may lead to heterogeneous multicores, and the increasing number of transient faults and ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Olivier Temam (INRIA)
    Date:
    Thursday, 6.12.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

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  • Syntactic Annotation of Hebrew CHILDES Corpora

    The CHILDES database is a large collection of child---adult spoken interactions in over 25 languages. Automatic annotation of these data faciliates research on child ...

    Speaker:
    Avishay Gretz
    Date:
    Wednesday, 5.12.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Theory Seminar: Sealed Bid Combinatorial Auctions

    We generalize sealed bid auctions to accommodate combinatorial auctions. In a sealed bid combinatorial auction each bidder sends to the auctioneer, simultaneously with the ...

    Speaker:
    Shahar Dobzinski (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 5.12.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

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  • CGGC Seminar: Computing Extremal Quasiconformal Maps

    Conformal maps are widely used in geometry processing applications. They are smooth, preserve angles, and are locally injective by construction. However, conformal maps do ...

    Speaker:
    Ofir Weber (Computer Science, Haifa University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 5.12.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

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  • Pixel Club: Photo Sequencing

    Dynamic events such as family gatherings, concerts or sports events are often captured by a group of people. The set of still images obtained ...

    Speaker:
    Yael Moses (CS, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 4.12.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

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  • Haifux Club: The Device Tree: Plug and play for Embedded Linux

    On embedded systems, the Linux kernel doesn't have the BIOS to tell it what the hardware is like. On the other hand, the traditional ...

    Speaker:
    Eli Billauer
    Date:
    Monday, 3.12.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

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  • TCE Guest Lecture: How Alan Turing Cracked the Enigma Code

    Code breakers played an enormously crucial role in World War II. Alan Turing, the father of computer science, was at the center of allied ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Ymir Vigfusson (Reykjavik University)
    Date:
    Monday, 3.12.2012, 13:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • CGGC Seminar: Accelerating Geometric Operations on Freeform Models

    NURBS is one of the typical way of representing geometric data and have been widely used in many areas such as computer graphics, CAGD, ...

    Speaker:
    Yong Joon Kim (Computer Science, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 2.12.2012, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Bioinformatics Forum: Fragment-Based Design of RNA sequences and Detection of RNA switches

    The inverse RNA folding problem for designing sequences that fold into a given RNA secondary structure was introduced in the early 1990's in Vienna. ...

    Speaker:
    Danny Barash (CS, Ben-Gurion University)
    Date:
    Thursday, 29.11.2012, 13:30
    Place:
    Taub 701

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  • Theory Seminar: Partially Symmetric Functions are Efficiently Isomorphism-Testable

    Given a function f: {0,1}^n \to {0,1}, the f-isomorphism testing problem requires a randomized algorithm to distinguish functions that are identical to f up ...

    Speaker:
    Amit Weinstein (Tel-Aviv University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 28.11.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

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  • ceClub: Optimal Rebuilding in Distributed Storage Systems

    Distributed storage systems have become a popular solution to large file storage and fast data access. In such systems, erasure-correcting codes are widely used ...

    Speaker:
    Zhiying Wang (Caltech)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 28.11.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

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  • Pixel Club: Extracting Foreground Masks towards Object Recognition

    Effective segmentation prior to recognition has been shown to improve recognition performance. However, most segmentation algorithms adopt methods which are not explicitly linked to ...

    Speaker:
    Amir Rosenfeld (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 27.11.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

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  • TCE Guest Lecture: Faults: a Foe or Friend?

    The traditional performance-cost benefits enjoyed for decades from scaling of device area are challenged by the slowdown of voltage scaling and less reliable silicon ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Yanos Sazeides (University of Cyprus)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 27.11.2012, 10:00
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

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  • Fractional Secret Sharing and Lossy Chains

    A rich man has many children. Unfortunately, over the years they have grew apart and started to hate each other. The rich man seeks ...

    Speaker:
    Omer Strulovich
    Date:
    Wednesday, 21.11.2012, 15:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Joint Scheduling in Wireless Networks

    A crucial step in the evolution of broadband wireless (cellular) networks is reducing the size of the cells and increasing their number. This target ...

    Speaker:
    Guy Grebla
    Date:
    Wednesday, 21.11.2012, 14:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Theory Seminar: From the Impossibility of Obfuscation to a New Non-Black-Box Technique

    The introduction of a non-black-box simulation technique by Barak (FOCS 2001) has been a major landmark in cryptography, breaking the previous barriers of black-box ...

    Speaker:
    Nir Bitansky (Tel-Aviv University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 21.11.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

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  • ceClub: CBTree: A Practical Concurrent Self-Adjusting Search Tree

    We present the CBTree, a new counting-based self-adjusting sequential search tree that, like splay trees, moves more frequently accessed nodes closer to the root: ...

    Speaker:
    Adam Morrison (CS, Tel Aviv University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 21.11.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Querying Web Applications Under Terms of Uncertainty

    Speaker:
    Daniel Deutch
    Date:
    Tuesday, 20.11.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Geometric Covering

    Covering questions emerges in many disciplines and are closely related to the well known set-cover problem in computer science. Similarly, geometric covering is of ...

    Speaker:
    Nadav Shragai
    Date:
    Sunday, 18.11.2012, 13:00
    Place:
    Taub 337

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  • Large Scale Semi-Supervised Sentiment Analysis

    We describe a bootstrapping algorithm able to learn from partially labeled data. We report the results of an empirical study for using this algorithm ...

    Speaker:
    Yoav Haimovitch
    Date:
    Wednesday, 14.11.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Theory Seminar: Predecessor Queries on Dynamic Subsets of an Ordered List, with Applications

    In the famous order maintenance problem, one wishes to maintain a dynamic list L of size n under insertions, deletions, and order queries. In ...

    Speaker:
    Tsvi Kopelowitz (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 14.11.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

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  • Backward causality in temporal Talmudic logic

    Speaker:
    Dov Gabbay
    Date:
    Tuesday, 13.11.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Pixel Club: Non-Rigid Shape Correspondence Using Sparsity

    Finding dense intrinsic correspondence between non-rigid shapes is a notoriously difficult problem with many important applications in computer graphics and pattern recognition. In the ...

    Speaker:
    Michael Bronstein (University of Lugano, Switzerland)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 13.11.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1003

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  • Fast Parallel Matrix Multiplication

    Speaker:
    Oded Schwartz
    Date:
    Sunday, 11.11.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • On the Role of Color Information in Texture Recognition

    Texture features have always been a key attribute in image recognition and classification. In this work we propose a pre-processing stage for enhancing the ...

    Speaker:
    Micha Kalfon
    Date:
    Sunday, 11.11.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Taming Logics: Theory, Tools, Applications

    Speaker:
    Anna Zamansky
    Date:
    Wednesday, 7.11.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Asymptotic and Numerical Solution for Electrokinetic Flow Around a Spherical Particle

    A numerical framework for the simulation of electrokinetic migration of particles in an electrolyte solution due to the application of an external electric field ...

    Speaker:
    Roman Zeyde
    Date:
    Wednesday, 7.11.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Theory Seminar: On Sunflowers and Matrix Multiplication

    In a distributed message passing model a communication network is represented by an n-vertex graph whose vertices host processors, and edges serve as communication ...

    Speaker:
    Leonid Barenboim (Ben-Gurion University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 7.11.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: The Future of the Telecommunication Industry: The New Horizon of Virtual Telecommunication and Carrier Clouds

    Wireless networks are the most important assets in our industry, yet the problem is that we are building new networks the same way we ...

    Speaker:
    David Amzallag (Alcatel-Lucent)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 7.11.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • SSDL Seminar: On Incomplete Bug Fixes in Eclipse and Programmers Intuition on These

    Recent studies indicate that multiple patches to software are found in a hefty portion of resolved bugs. It is also known that bugs that ...

    Speaker:
    Sabih Agbaria (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 6.11.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 235

    [Full version]

  • TCE Guest Lecture: Optimized Networked Systems

    Optimal use of computing resources is pivotal to minimize expenditures and improve competitiveness of companies. The computing technologies are continuously evolving and the users ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Ymir Vigfusson (Reykjavik University)
    Date:
    Monday, 5.11.2012, 13:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Computational Reconstruction of Zebra-Fish Early Embryogenesis by Nonlinear Pde Methods of Image Processing

    In the talk we present mathematical models and numerical methods which lead to early embryogenesis reconstruction and extraction of the cell lineage tree from ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Karol Mikula (Department of Mathematics, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia)
    Date:
    Thursday, 1.11.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Constructive Discrepancy Minimization by Walking on The Wedges

    Minimizing the discrepancy of a set system is a fundamental problem in combinatorics. One of the cornerstones in this area is the celebrated six ...

    Speaker:
    Shachar Lovett (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 31.10.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

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  • TOWARDS A PROOF THEORY OF ANALOGICAL REASONING

    Speaker:
    Matthias Baaz
    Date:
    Tuesday, 30.10.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Self-Optimizing Microprocessors: A Machine Learning Approach

    As each technology generation brings additional transistors, the computer industry hopes to convert these into performance growth by stamping out a greater number of ...

    Speaker:
    Jose F. Martinez (Cornell University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 30.10.2012, 13:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

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  • TCE Guest Lecture: Self-Optimizing Microprocessors: A Machine Learning Approach

    As each technology generation brings additional transistors, the computer industry hopes to convert these into performance growth by stamping out a greater number of ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. José F. Martínez (Cornell University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 30.10.2012, 13:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Israeli Digital Rights NPO

    The Digital Rights Movement stands between advanced technology and people rights (in the broad sense). Technological advance provides us with new products and new ...

    Speaker:
    Zvi Devir (digitalrights.org.il)
    Date:
    Monday, 29.10.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: On Sunflowers and Matrix Multiplication

    We present several variants of the sunflower conjecture of Erdos and Rado and discuss the relations among them. We then show that two of ...

    Speaker:
    Amir Shpilka (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 24.10.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • SSDL Seminar: Speculative Separation for Privatization and Reductions

    Automatic parallelization is a promising strategy to improve application performance in the multicore era. However, common programming practices such as the reuse of data ...

    Speaker:
    Ayal Zaks (Intel)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 23.10.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 235

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  • Theory Seminar: Statistical Algorithms and a Lower Bound for Planted Clique

    We develop a framework for proving lower bounds on computational problems over distributions, including optimization and unsupervised learning. Our framework is based on defining ...

    Speaker:
    Vitaly Feldman (IBM Research Almaden)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 17.10.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Adding Colors To Kademlia

    Kademlia is considered to be one of the most effective key based routing protocols. It is nowadays implemented in many file sharing peer-to-peer networks ...

    Speaker:
    Gil Einziger (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Monday, 15.10.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • Learning to Predict the Future using Web Knowledge and Dynamics

    Mark Twain famously said that ``the past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.'' In the spirit of this reflection, we present novel algorithms ...

    Speaker:
    Kira Radinsky
    Date:
    Tuesday, 9.10.2012, 16:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • The Use of Overloading in Java Programs

    Method overloading is a controversial language feature, especially in the context of Object Oriented languages, where its interaction with overriding may lead to confusing ...

    Speaker:
    Keren Lenz
    Date:
    Wednesday, 19.9.2012, 13:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: The Noise Clinic

    All images have noise, but this noise may have undergone many distortions. Can we take any image, say, an olde photograph, and denoise it? ...

    Speaker:
    Jean Michel Morel (CMLA, Ecole Normale Supereure de Cachan, France)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 19.9.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Parameterizing P: Proximity to Easy Variants

    The field of Parameterized Complexity strives to solve intractable problems efficiently, via multivariate analysis of running time, as a function of both the input ...

    Speaker:
    David Wajc
    Date:
    Wednesday, 12.9.2012, 14:00
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • Mathematical Analysis of Emergent Behavior in Multi-Agent Systems

    Emergence can be defined as the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions. Emergent behavior based systems ...

    Speaker:
    Yotam Elor
    Date:
    Monday, 10.9.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: The Resource-as-a-Service (RaaS) Cloud

    Over the next few years, a new model of buying and selling cloud computing resources will evolve. Instead of providers exclusively selling server-equivalent virtual ...

    Speaker:
    Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Monday, 3.9.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • Combined Search Over Heterogeneous Repositories

    In complex search tasks that utilize information from several data sources, it is often required to pose several basic search queries, join the answers ...

    Speaker:
    Mirit Shalem
    Date:
    Sunday, 2.9.2012, 13:30
    Place:
    Taub 701

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Placing the Dots: On the Technical Challenges and Cultural Aspects of Typesetting Hebrew Vowel-Marks

    This lecture will discuss the challenges presented by Hebrew vowel marks (nikud) with respect to glyph-placement and kerning in (La)TeX and under Linux, as ...

    Speaker:
    Zvi Gilboa (University of Virginia)
    Date:
    Monday, 20.8.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

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  • Haifux Club: Where did Bilski Take Us? Patentability of Software Related Inventions

    In the last two decades patenting software relations invention in the US was a flourishing business. Recent ruling by Federal Court and its affirmation ...

    Speaker:
    Doron Sieradzki (pczlaw.com)
    Date:
    Monday, 6.8.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

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  • CGGC Seminar: Linear Asymptotic Subdivision Schemes for Curves and Positive Definite Matrices

    Subdivision schemes are attractive methods for generating a smooth object from discrete data by repeating refinements. These schemes have many desirable properties such as ...

    Speaker:
    Uri Itai (Applied Mathematics, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 5.8.2012, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Multi-Camera People Tracking

    At the CVLAB, EPFL, We have developed a multi-people tracking system. Our system is able to reliably track multiple people in a multi-camera setting. ...

    Speaker:
    Horesh Ben Shitrit (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 31.7.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Nearest-Neighbor Searching Under Uncertainty, and Matching a Noisy Curves to a Maps

    Nearest-neighbor queries, which ask for returning the nearest neighbor of a query point in a set of points, are important and widely studied in ...

    Speaker:
    Alon Efrat (CS, University of Arizona)
    Date:
    Monday, 30.7.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Git for Solo Projects Too

    Git is well-known as the tool for collaborating in free software projects, and the Linux kernel in particular. What seems to be less known, ...

    Speaker:
    Eli Billauer
    Date:
    Monday, 23.7.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 3

    [Full version]

  • Approximate Labeled Subgraph Homeomorphism for DAGs

    We address a pattern matching problem which has important applications to bioinformatics: Given a labeled pattern graph P and a labeled host graph H, ...

    Speaker:
    Meirav Zehavi
    Date:
    Wednesday, 18.7.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 701

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Blind Source Separation of Underdetermined Time/Position Varying Mixtures

    Blind Source Separation (BSS) is a very applicable and well-studied problem. Most studies of the BSS problem assume the system to be time/position invariant, ...

    Speaker:
    Yotam Michael (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 17.7.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Secure Multiparty Computation with Minimal Interaction

    In the problem of secure multiparty computation (MPC) we have n parties who want to jointly evaluate a function f on their local inputs. ...

    Speaker:
    Anat Paskin
    Date:
    Tuesday, 10.7.2012, 15:00
    Place:
    Taub 701

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Regularization Cascade for Join

    We present a novel algorithm based on a cascade of regularization terms designed to induce implicit hierarchical sharing of information among related learning tasks. ...

    Speaker:
    Alon Zweig (CS and Engineering, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 10.7.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Hebrew search: not a trivial task (Hebmorph)

    Search engines available today render almost useless when you need to process Hebrew texts. Even effective open-source solutions like Lucene/Solr give up in despair ...

    Speaker:
    Itamar Syn-Hershko
    Date:
    Monday, 9.7.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 3

    [Full version]

  • Counting-Based Impossibility Proofs for Renaming and Set Agreement

    Perhaps the most celebrated results in distributed computing is the impossibility of solving consensus using only read and write operations in asynchronous system where ...

    Speaker:
    Ami Paz
    Date:
    Monday, 9.7.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Bioinformatics Forum: Deciphering and Modeling the Gene Translation Code and Its Evolution via a Multidisciplinary Approach

    Gene translation is a central process in all living organisms. Thus, developing a better understanding of this complex process and its computational modeling have ...

    Speaker:
    Tamir Tuller (Laboratory of Computational Systems Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 4.7.2012, 15:30
    Place:
    Taub 701

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Derandomizing Replication in Cloud

    Randomized node selection is widely used in large-scale, distributed storage systems to both load balance chunks of data across the cluster and select replica ...

    Speaker:
    Asaf Cidon (Stanford University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 4.7.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Global Motion Estimation from Point Matches

    Multiview structure recovery from a collection of images requires the recovery of the positions and orientations of the cameras relative to a global coordinate ...

    Speaker:
    Mica Arie-Nachimson (Math, Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 3.7.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Recent results in 3D Urban Modelling

    Today's scanning technologies, allow fast 3D scanning of urban scenes. Such rapid acquisition incurs imperfections: large regions remain missing, significant variation in sampling density ...

    Speaker:
    Andrei Sharf (Ben-Gurion University)
    Date:
    Thursday, 28.6.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Activity Recognition Under Uncertainty using Petri Nets

    This talk considers the problem of recognizing activities in surveillance video. Activities are high-level non-atomic semantic concepts which may have complex temporal structure. Activities ...

    Speaker:
    Gal Lavee
    Date:
    Wednesday, 27.6.2012, 16:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Spatial Proximity of Co-Regulated Yeast Genes

    While it has been long recognized that genes are not randomly disposed along the genome, the degree to which the three dimensional (3D) structure ...

    Speaker:
    Shai Ben-Elazar
    Date:
    Wednesday, 27.6.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: CORFU: A Shared-Log Design for Network-Attached Flash

    CORFU* is a novel storage cluster design that pools a farm of flash units and exposes it to clients as a single, global ...

    Speaker:
    Dahlia Malkhi (Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 27.6.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Approximation Algorithms for Resource Scheduling and Allocation Problems

    We study the bandwidth allocation problem (BAP) and the storage allocation problem (SAP) in bounded degree trees. In BAP, we are given a tree ...

    Speaker:
    Michael Beder
    Date:
    Wednesday, 27.6.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Place-Based Information Systems: Textual Location Identification and Visualization

    The popularity of web-based mapping services such as Google Earth/Maps and Microsoft Virtual Earth (Bing), has led to an increasing awareness
of the importance of ...

    Speaker:
    Hanan Samet (CS, University of Maryland)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 26.6.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Faculty meeting room, 7th floor, Rabin bldg

    [Full version]

  • Recursion in Distributed Computing

    Speaker:
    Sergio Rajsbaum
    Date:
    Tuesday, 26.6.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: ZeroVM: Lightweight Containers Based on Google Native Client

    How cloud-friendly is traditional virtualization? As a matter of fact, all traditional virtualization technologies predate cloud era. Traditional virtualization has major advantage, they are ...

    Speaker:
    Camuel Gilyadov (LiteStack)
    Date:
    Monday, 25.6.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 3

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: From Irreducible Representations to Locally Decodable Codes

    Locally Decodable Code (LDC) is a code that encodes a message in a way that one can decode any particular symbol of the message ...

    Speaker:
    Klim Efremenko (Tel-Aviv University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 20.6.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Sharing Virtual Memory between CPU and GPU

    This talk will discuss some system issues related to sharing virtual memory between CPU and GPU, which brings new challenges: GPU page faults, flashing ...

    Speaker:
    Boris Ginzburg (Intel Institute of Computational Intelligence)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 20.6.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • TrustPack: a Decentralized Trust Management Framework

    With the rise of the internet and its applications, it has became more and more common for unfamiliar parties to interact with each other. ...

    Speaker:
    Amit Portnoy
    Date:
    Tuesday, 19.6.2012, 15:00
    Place:
    Taub 701

    [Full version]

  • Principles of Reasoning with Graphical Models

    Speaker:
    Rina Dechter
    Date:
    Tuesday, 19.6.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • A Semantic Approach To Graphic User Interface Programming

    It is sometimes required to run the same application program on different platforms, from smartphones to PC's. The application may have to employ different ...

    Speaker:
    Motty Porat
    Date:
    Wednesday, 13.6.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Continuous Symmetries of Non-rigid Shapes

    Our world is known for its abundance of symmetric structures - in the fields of the animal kingdom, in astronomy, mathematics and chemistry, to ...

    Speaker:
    Carmi Grushko
    Date:
    Wednesday, 13.6.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Tight Bounds for Parallel Randomized Load Balancing

    TBA

    Speaker:
    Christoph Lenzen (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 13.6.2012, 13:00
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • Active Learning Theory and Practice

    Supervised learning, one of the core models of machine learning, is concerned with inducing rules from a given sample of examples. Active learning is ...

    Speaker:
    Ron Begleiter
    Date:
    Wednesday, 13.6.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Improved Bounds for Byzantine Self-Stabilizing Clock Synchronization

    The challenging task of Byzantine self-stabilizing pulse synchronization requires that, in the presence of a minority of nodes that are permanently maliciously faulty, the ...

    Speaker:
    Christoph Lenzen (Weizmann Institue of Science)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 13.6.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Autonomous Navigation within an Indoor Environment

    We address the problem of robot navigation using natural visual features in a planar environment. The algorithm gets as an input a target, which ...

    Speaker:
    Boris Cherevatsky
    Date:
    Wednesday, 13.6.2012, 10:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Multiscale Framework for Discrete Energy Minimization)

    Discrete energy minimization is a ubiquitous task in computer vision, yet it is NP-hard in most cases. In this work we propose a multiscale ...

    Speaker:
    Meirav Galun (CS, Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 12.6.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: On Identity Testing of Tensors, Low-rank Recovery and Compressed Sensing

    Let M be a low-rank matrix. For vectors x,y, define the bilinear form f(x,y)=x^t M y. We study the question of reconstructing M from ...

    Speaker:
    Michael Forbes (MIT)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 6.6.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • The surprises of Quick Sort

    Speaker:
    Micha Hofri
    Date:
    Tuesday, 5.6.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Bounded Distortion Mapping Spaces for Triangular Meshes

    In this talk we introduce generic convex spaces of bounded distortion piecewise linear mappings of triangular meshes. It is shown how common geometric processing ...

    Speaker:
    Yaron Lipman (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 5.6.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • TCE Guest Lecture: Lane Decoupling for Improving the Timing-Error Resiliency of Wide-SIMD Architectures

    A significant portion of the energy dissipated in modern integrated circuits is consumed by the overhead associated with timing guardbands that ensure reliable execution. ...

    Speaker:
    Mattan Erez (University of Texas at Austin)
    Date:
    Sunday, 3.6.2012, 15:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: On the possibility of simple parallel computing of Voronoi diagrams and Delaunay Graphs

    Although many algorithms for computing Euclidean Voronoi diagrams of point sites have been published, most of them are sequential in nature and hence cast ...

    Speaker:
    Daniel Reem (IMPA, Rio, Brasil)
    Date:
    Sunday, 3.6.2012, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Safe Zones: An Efficient Approach to Distributed Monitoring

    Many monitoring tasks over distributed data streams can be formulated as a continuous query using a function that is defined over the global average ...

    Speaker:
    Amir Abboud
    Date:
    Wednesday, 30.5.2012, 16:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Coverage-Driven Refinement of Conceptual Representations

    Many text processing tasks are based on estimating semantic relatedness between texts. For example, in information retrieval, relevancy of documents can be determined based ...

    Speaker:
    Haggai Toledano
    Date:
    Wednesday, 30.5.2012, 13:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: From Irreducible Representations to Locally Decodable Codes

    Given a set of $n$ points in $\ell_{1}$, how many dimensions are needed to represent all pairwise distances within a specific distortion ? This ...

    Speaker:
    Ofer Neiman (Ben-Gurion University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 30.5.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Incremental Light Bundle Adjustment For SfM And Multi-robot Localization

    Fast and reliable bundle adjustment is essential in many structure from motion (SfM) related applications such as mobile vision, augmented reality and robotics. In ...

    Speaker:
    Vadim Indelman (Robotics and Intelligent Machines (RIM) Center, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 30.5.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: A Virtual Mobile Smartphone Architecture

    Smartphones are increasingly ubiquitous, and many users carry multiple phones to accommodate work, personal, and geographic mobility needs. We present Cells, a virtualization architecture ...

    Speaker:
    Oren Laadan (CS, Columbia University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 30.5.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Computing in the 21st Century: The Georgia Tech Model

    Speaker:
    Zvi Galil
    Date:
    Tuesday, 29.5.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Reporting Neighbors in High-Dimensional Euclidean Space

    We consider the following problem, which arises in many database and web-based applications: Given a set $P$ of $n$ points in a high-dimensional space ...

    Speaker:
    Dror Aiger (Google)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 29.5.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Dr. Philip M. Merlin Memorial Lecture and Prize Award: Scheduling Algorithms for the 4G Cellular Networks

    Cellular networks are becoming more and more crucial to our daily lives and operators are seeking new technologies for increasing their bandwidth. Examples for ...

    Speaker:
    Reuven Cohen (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 23.5.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1003

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Optimal Testing of Multivariate Polynomials over Small Prime Field

    We consider the problem of testing if a given function f is close to a n-variate degree d polynomial over the finite field of ...

    Speaker:
    Elad Haramaty ( (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 23.5.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • The Complexity of Cryptography

    Speaker:
    Yuval Ishai
    Date:
    Tuesday, 22.5.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Human Attributes from 3D Pose Tracking

    This talk concerns the estimation of human attributes from 3D human pose and motion. We consider both physical attributes (eg, gender and weight) and ...

    Speaker:
    Micha Livne (CS, University of Toronto)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 22.5.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Extractors for Polynomials Sources over Constant-Size Fields of Small Characteristic

    Let F be the field of q elements, where q=p^l for prime p. Informally speaking, a polynomial source is a distribution over F^n sampled ...

    Speaker:
    Ariel Gabizon (CS. Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 16.5.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub:Dynamic Reconfiguration of Primary/Backup Clusters

    Dynamically changing (reconfiguring) the membership of a replicated distributed system while preserving data consistency and system availability is a challenging problem. In this talk ...

    Speaker:
    Alex Shraer (Yahoo! Research)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 16.5.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: InfiniBand, RoCE and RDMA Verbs - Empowering Supercomputing and Data Center Interconnects

    This lecture aims to provide a brief introduction to the InfiniBand™ architecture and programming using RDMA verbs. InfiniBand is an open standard, used in ...

    Speaker:
    Dotan Barak (Mellanox)
    Date:
    Monday, 14.5.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 3

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Fully Dynamic Approximate Distance Oracles for Planar Graphs via Forbidden-Set Distance Labels

    Distance oracle is a data structure that provides fast answers to distance queries. Recently, the problem of designing distance oracles capable of answering restricted ...

    Speaker:
    Shiri Chechik (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 9.5.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Self-Adjusting Networks and Distributed Data Structures

    We study self-optimizing networks and data structures. The goal of this research line is the design of fully distributed algorithms which flexibly adapt the ...

    Speaker:
    Chen Avin (Ben Gurion University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 9.5.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Functions which are close to being k-local are juntas

    Speaker:
    Guy Kindler
    Date:
    Tuesday, 8.5.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Viewpoint-Aware Object Detection and Pose Estimation

    We describe an approach to category-level detection and viewpoint estimation for rigid 3D objects from single 2D images. In contrast to many existing methods, ...

    Speaker:
    Daniel Glazner (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science The Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 8.5.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Scientific Python

    See Hebrew announcement.

    Speaker:
    Uri Barkan
    Date:
    Monday, 7.5.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 3

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Random Arithmetic Formulas can be Reconstructed Efficiently

    What is an optimal formula computing a given multivariate polynomial $f$? In this work, we show that this question admits an efficient algorithmic solution ...

    Speaker:
    Ankit Gupta (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 2.5.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • How Do Classes Choose Their Parents? (Preferential Attachment to the Trial)

    Speaker:
    Yossi Gil
    Date:
    Tuesday, 1.5.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Learning Feature Descriptors

    SIFT-like local feature descriptors are ubiquitously employed in such computer vision applications as content-based retrieval, video analysis, copy detection, object recognition, photo-tourism, and 3D ...

    Speaker:
    Alex Bronstein (School of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 1.5.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Extracting Meaning from Search Behavior Data

    Speaker:
    Eugene Agichtein
    Date:
    Tuesday, 24.4.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Modern Web Development in Perl

    Back in the early years of the dynamic web, Perl was the de-facto choice of language. It was so ubique that people associated it ...

    Speaker:
    Gabor Szabo
    Date:
    Monday, 23.4.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 3

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Pseudorandom Generators with Large Stretch and Low Locality from Random Local One-Way Functions

    Locally-computable pseudorandom generators (PRGs) map n random input bits into m>n pseudorandom bits such that each of the m outputs depend on a small ...

    Speaker:
    Benny Applebaum, Tel-Aviv University
    Date:
    Sunday, 22.4.2012, 13:00
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Towards Unencumbered 3D Teleconferencing Systems

    With the recent development of auto-multiscopic 3D displays that provide a 3D experience without the use of glasses, and with the recent availability of ...

    Speaker:
    Tiberiu Popa (Computer Graphics Laboratory , ETH, Zurich)
    Date:
    Thursday, 19.4.2012, 11:15
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • ceClub and TCE Lecture: Green Cellular Networks: A Survey, Some Research Issues and Challenges

    In this talk, we present techniques to enable green communications in future generation of wireless systems that will rely on cooperation and cognition to ...

    Speaker:
    Vijay K. Bhargava (University of British Columbia and President, IEEE Communications Society)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 18.4.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Improved Competitive Ratio for the Matroid Secretary Problem

    Speaker:
    Oded Lachish
    Date:
    Tuesday, 17.4.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Adaptive Reconstruction Methods for Low-Dose Computed Tomography

    The main problem with contemporary Computed Tomography (CT) imaging is the high radiation dose absorbed by patients during the screening. Reducing this dose may ...

    Speaker:
    Yossi Shtok
    Date:
    Thursday, 5.4.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 337

    [Full version]

  • Resource Management in Grid Environments

    Grid computing environments have become mission-critical components in research and industry, offering sophisticated solutions to exploit large computing and storage resources across multiple geographic ...

    Speaker:
    Pavel Bar
    Date:
    Wednesday, 4.4.2012, 14:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Algebraic Collocation Coarse Approximation (ACCA) in Multigrid

    Most algebraic multigrid (AMG) methods define the coarse operators by applying the (Petrov-) Galerkin coarse approximation (GCA) where the sparsity pattern and operator complexity ...

    Speaker:
    Ran Zemach
    Date:
    Wednesday, 4.4.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Labelings and Partitions of Graphs

    The study of combinatorial problems with a submodular objective function has attracted much attention in recent years, and is partly motivated by the importance ...

    Speaker:
    Roy Schwartz
    Date:
    Wednesday, 4.4.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Labelings and Partitions of Graphs

    The study of combinatorial problems with a submodular objective function has attracted much attention in recent years, and is partly motivated by the importance ...

    Speaker:
    Roy Schwartz (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 4.4.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • Determining the Winner of a Dodgson Election is Hard

    Speaker:
    Professor Frances Rosamond
    Date:
    Tuesday, 3.4.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Bioinformatics Forum: Biomed Data at Work

    Access to high-quality data drives our ability to ask questions and find answers. Our lab has a number of projects based on this premise. ...

    Speaker:
    Eugene Kolker (Children's Hospital, University of Washington)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 3.4.2012, 13:30
    Place:
    Shelter seminar room, Biology, Technion

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Generalized Projection Based M-estimator

    A new robust estimation algorithm, the generalized projection based M-estimator (gpbM) is proposed. The algorithm is general and can handle heteroscedastic data where every ...

    Speaker:
    Peter Meer (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Rutgers University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 3.4.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Automatic Parallelization in GCC

    With the emergence of multicore architectures there is a growing need for automatic parallelization, that distributes sequential code into multi threaded code. OpenMP defines ...

    Speaker:
    Razya Ladelsky (IBM R&D, Haifa)
    Date:
    Monday, 2.4.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 3

    [Full version]

  • The algorithmization of causes and counterfactuals

    Speaker:
    Judea Pearl, Special Guest Talk, Harvey Prize and Turing Award Winner,
    Date:
    Thursday, 29.3.2012, 11:00
    Place:
    Room Auditorium 2 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Cache or Charge? Cooperative Caching with Credits

    In cooperative storage caching, clients may access blocks directly from each other's caches. Previous studies treated all the cooperating caches as a single pool, ...

    Speaker:
    Gala Yadgar
    Date:
    Wednesday, 28.3.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: On the complexity of the Furthest Hyperplane Problem

    This paper introduces the Furthest Hyperplane Problem (FHP), which is an unsupervised counterpart of Support Vector Machines. Given a set of n points in ...

    Speaker:
    Zohar Karnin (Yahoo! Research)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 28.3.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Improving Virtualization Performance Through Phy

    Machine virtualization, where many virtual machines run on a single physical machine, has become an increasingly popular area of research and development in the ...

    Speaker:
    Nadav Amit (CS, Tehcnion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 28.3.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [Full version]

  • Parameterizing on the Number of Numbers

    Speaker:
    Prof. Michael Fellows
    Date:
    Tuesday, 27.3.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • TCE Lecture: Consistent Hashing, Danny Lewin, and the Creation of Akamai

    In 1996, twelve years after making Aliyah to Israel, Danny Lewin graduated from the Technion and came to MIT to study algorithms. Over the ...

    Speaker:
    Tom Leighton (Applied Math, MIT)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 27.3.2012, 11:00
    Place:
    Butler Auditorium, Mosad Neeman Building,Technion

    [Full version]

  • e-club: How to Start a Start-Up

    Have you always dreamed to start a Start-up and didn't know how? Come to meet, hear and ask those who made it big time!

    Speaker:
    Ofer Vilenski (Jungo)
    Date:
    Monday, 26.3.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 337

    [Full version]

  • CSpecial Talk: Unified Algorithms for Online Learning and Competitive Analysis

    Online learning and competitive analysis are two widely studied frameworks for online decision-making settings. Despite the frequent similarity of the problems they study, there ...

    Speaker:
    Shahar Chen (CS, Tehcnion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 25.3.2012, 16:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Approximating Semidefinite Programs In Sublinear Time

    Semidefinite programming is a fundamental problem in convex programming with numerous applications. In the field of combinatorial optimization, many approximation algorithms that rely on ...

    Speaker:
    Dan Garber
    Date:
    Wednesday, 21.3.2012, 16:00
    Place:
    Taub 701

    [Full version]

  • Automatic Extraction of Subcategorization Frames for Hebrew

    Verb subcategorization frames determine the number and types of the syntactic arguments that verbs select, or subcategorize for. Typically, verbs can be associated with ...

    Speaker:
    Hanna Fadida
    Date:
    Wednesday, 21.3.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 701

    [Full version]

  • Bioinformatics Forum: Global sampling of Macromolecular Association Energy landscapes using Fast Fourier Transforms and their Generalizations

    Sampling energy landscape of macromolecular interactions is a challenging problem of computational biology. Classical approaches like Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo are not always ...

    Speaker:
    Dima Kozakov (Biomedical Engineering, Boston University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 21.3.2012, 13:00
    Place:
    Seminar room, 4th floor, Emerson building, Technion

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Title: Monotone Unification Problems

    Given two monotone polynomials f,g, their unifier is a pair of monotone polynomials u,v such that f=cu+v and g=u+cv, for some c>0. The problem ...

    Speaker:
    Pavel Hrubes Princeton University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 21.3.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Not Your Typical Pixel: On "Cortical Vision" without Visual Cortex

    Our visual attention is attracted by salient stimuli in our environment and affected by primitive features such as orientation, color, and motion. Perceptual saliency ...

    Speaker:
    Ohad Ben-Shahar (Ben-Gurion University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 20.3.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Software Tools for Reconfigurable Architectures

    Reconfigurable computing allows a lower power consumption to achieve higher performance than software, while maintaining a higher level of flexibility than hardware. Reconfigurable devices, ...

    Speaker:
    Victor Kaplansky (IBM R&D, Haifa)
    Date:
    Monday, 19.3.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: PCI Express: Technology, Road Map and Design Challenges

    PCI Express is an industry standard, and the most prominent interconnection architecture for I/O devices and other boards inside a computer. It is defined ...

    Speaker:
    Rick Eads (Agilent Technologies)
    Date:
    Monday, 19.3.2012, 15:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Geometric constraints in shape analysis

    Traditional models of bendable surfaces are based on the exact or approximate invariance to deformations that do not tear or stretch the shape, leaving ...

    Speaker:
    Dan Raviv (CS, Tehcnion)
    Date:
    Monday, 19.3.2012, 10:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Quantum Neural Computation and Associative Memory

    This thesis presents quantum analogues of artificial neural networks. We analyze and compare their performance to known classical and previously proposed quantum models. First ...

    Speaker:
    Tamer Salman
    Date:
    Wednesday, 14.3.2012, 16:30
    Place:
    Taub 701

    [Full version]

  • A Study of Data Structures with a Deep Heap Shape

    Computing environments become increasingly parallel, and it seems likely that we will see more cores on tomorrow's desktops and server platforms. In a highly ...

    Speaker:
    Haggai Eran
    Date:
    Wednesday, 14.3.2012, 15:00
    Place:
    Taub 701

    [Full version]

  • Finding Malware on a Web Scale

    Speaker:
    Ben Livshits SPECIAL GUEST LECTURE,
    Date:
    Wednesday, 14.3.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 539 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Violation Resolution in Distributed Stream Networks

    Threshold monitoring applications in distributed stream networks contin- uously monitor the global score of the network and alert whenever a given threshold is crossed. ...

    Speaker:
    David Ben-David
    Date:
    Wednesday, 14.3.2012, 13:00
    Place:
    Taub 701

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Synchronous Systems

    Coordinating the proper ordering of events across remote sites is a central task of distributed applications. In asynchronous systems, such coordination depends in an ...

    Speaker:
    Ido Ben-Zvi (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 14.3.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • Bioinformatics Forum: Systems Biology of Viral Pathogenesis and Immunity: Where are Google and IBM?

    After decades of research, vaccines against some of the greatest viral threats are still lacking and antiviral drugs remain few and slow in coming. ...

    Speaker:
    Michael G. Katze (University of Washington, Seattle)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 14.3.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [Full version]

  • TCE Special Guest Lecture: Obstacles and Chances for Multi-core Deployment in Hard Real-time Systems

    Providing higher performance than state-of-the-art embedded processors can deliver today will increase safety, comfort, number and quality of services, while also lowering emissions as ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Theo Ungerer (CS, University of Augsberg, Germany)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 13.3.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • NUMA and locality aware multi-core software

    Emerging computer architectures pose many new challenges for software development. First, as the number of computing elements constantly increases, the importance of scalability of ...

    Speaker:
    Elad Gidron
    Date:
    Monday, 12.3.2012, 14:00
    Place:
    Taub 701

    [Full version]

  • Learning Linear Support Vector Machines in Sublinear Time

    In recent years, stochastic approximation approaches such as Stochastic Gradient Descent (SGD) and Stochastic Dual Averaging have become the optimization method of choice for ...

    Speaker:
    Tomer Koren
    Date:
    Wednesday, 7.3.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 701

    [Full version]

  • Approximation Algorithm for Soft-Capacitated Connected Facility

    Data centers are becoming the hosting platform for a wide spectrum of composite applications. In recent years, large investments have been made in massive ...

    Speaker:
    Assaf Rappaport
    Date:
    Tuesday, 6.3.2012, 14:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Matrix Learning: A Tale of Two Norms

    Speaker:
    Nati Srebro
    Date:
    Wednesday, 29.2.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Polar codes: construction and improved decoding

    Speaker:
    Ido Tal
    Date:
    Tuesday, 28.2.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Hierarchical Invariant Sparse Modeling for Image Analysis

    Sparse representation theory has been increasingly used in signal processing and machine learning. In this work we introduce a hierarchical sparse modeling approach which ...

    Speaker:
    Leah Bar (Mathematics, Tel Aviv University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 21.2.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Making Hebrew Slides with LaTeX and Beamer

    LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; BEAMER is is a LaTeX class for creating presentations; Hebrew is an esoteric west Semitic language we happen ...

    Speaker:
    Gai Shaked
    Date:
    Monday, 20.2.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • On the Complexity of the Regenerator Location Problem - Treewidth and Other Parameters

    We deal with the Regenerator Location Problem in optical networks. We are given a network G = (V, E), and a set Q of ...

    Speaker:
    Itamar Hartstein
    Date:
    Sunday, 19.2.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 701

    [Full version]

  • Synthesizing Concurrent Relational Data Structures

    Speaker:
    Roman Manevich
    Date:
    Tuesday, 14.2.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Geometric Methods for Analyzing and Monitoring Large Distributed Data

    A basic requirement in many distributed systems is the ability to detect objects whose score, according to a given function, exceeds some threshold. Since ...

    Speaker:
    Guy Sagy
    Date:
    Wednesday, 8.2.2012, 13:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Synthesizing Concurrent Relational Data Structures

    Efficient concurrent data structures are extremely important for obtaining good performance for most parallel programs. However, ensuring the correctness of concurrent data structure implementations ...

    Speaker:
    Roman Manevich (UT Austin)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 8.2.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Multiparty Computation from Somewhat Homomorphic Encryption

    Speaker:
    Ivan Damgaard
    Date:
    Tuesday, 7.2.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Tissue Microenvironment Magnetic Resonance Imaging (TM-MRI) of the body: A Reliable Quantitative Biomarker for Personalized Treatment Paradigms

    Personalized treatment approaches which optimize drugs doses according to pre-treatment and early response-to-therapy evaluation hold the promise to improve treatment success rates and reduce ...

    Speaker:
    Moti Freiman (Computational Radiology Lab, Harvard Medical School)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 7.2.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: C++ AMP: Microsoft approach for Heterogeneous Computing

    C++ AMP (Accelerated Massive Parallelism) is a native programming model that contains elements that span the C++ programming language and its runtime library. The ...

    Speaker:
    Avi Mendelson (Microsoft and CS&EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Monday, 6.2.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • Random Sampling Preconditioners

    Speaker:
    Haim Avron SPECIAL GUEST TALK-
    Date:
    Monday, 6.2.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Utilizing Multiple Radio Interfaces in Wireless Networks

    Contemporary mobile devices are equipped with multiple wireless interfaces, such as WiFi, Bluetooth, WiMax, ZigBee, NFC, etc. All these technologies differ dramatically one from ...

    Speaker:
    Alex Kogan
    Date:
    Wednesday, 1.2.2012, 11:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • The Plural Architecture: Shared Memory Many-cores with Hardware Scheduling

    Speaker:
    Ran Ginosar
    Date:
    Tuesday, 31.1.2012, 15:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • How Your Smartphone Can Use Game-Theory to Valet-park Your Car

    Speaker:
    Ouri Wolfson
    Date:
    Tuesday, 31.1.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Diverse M-best Solutions in MRFs

    Much effort has been directed at algorithms for obtaining the highest probability (MAP) configuration in a probabilistic (random field) model. In many situations, one ...

    Speaker:
    Greg Shakhnarovich (TTI-Chicago)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 31.1.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Exploiting Morphology in Identifying Multiword Expressions from Multilingual Parallel Corpora

    Our research discusses multi-word expressions (MWE) such as "kick the bucket", "hot dog", "by and large", "look up, and "spill the beans". Identification of ...

    Speaker:
    Daniel Hurwitz
    Date:
    Wednesday, 25.1.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Coin Flipping with Constant Bias Implies One-Way Functions

    It is well known (c.f., Impagliazzo and Luby [FOCS '89]) that the existence of almost all ``interesting" cryptographic applications, i,e., ones that cannot hold ...

    Speaker:
    Eran Omri (Bar-Ilan University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 25.1.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Visual Audio Denoising

    Audio denoising is a long studied problem, with numerous algorithms and a wide accumulated knowledge. Considering non-stationary noise (like noise in a cocktail party ...

    Speaker:
    Dana Segev (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 24.1.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: A Polylogarithmic-Competitive Algorithm for the $k$-Server Problem

    The $k$-server problem is one of the most fundamental and extensively studied problems in online computation. Suppose there is an $n$-point metric space and ...

    Speaker:
    Niv Buchbinder (Open University )
    Date:
    Wednesday, 18.1.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Distributed Average Consensus and Coherence in Dynamic Networks

    In the distributed average consensus problem, each node in a network has an initial value, and the objective is for all nodes to reach ...

    Speaker:
    Stacy Patterson (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 18.1.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Vector Diffusion Maps and the Connection Laplacian

    Speaker:
    Amit Singer
    Date:
    Tuesday, 17.1.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: The Role of Target Fixations in the Process of Recognition

    Why do we perceive some elements in a visual scene, while others remain undetected? We compared fixations on detected vs. undetected items in the ...

    Speaker:
    Michal Jacob (Intel, Computer Vision Group)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 17.1.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Definability of Combinatorial Functions

    The complexity of several prominent graph polynomials, such as the chromatic polynomial and the matching polynomial, has been studied in the literature. In 2008 ...

    Speaker:
    Tommer Kotek
    Date:
    Wednesday, 11.1.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Making Computers Good Listeners

    Speaker:
    Joseph Keshet
    Date:
    Wednesday, 11.1.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Detecting Dangerous Queries: A New Approach for Chosen Ciphertext Security

    I will present a new approach for creating chosen ciphertext secure encryption. The focal point of our work is a new abstraction that we ...

    Speaker:
    Brent Waters (University of Texas)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 11.1.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Persistent OSPF Attacks

    Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) is the most popular interior gateway routing protocol on the Internet. Most known OSPF attacks that have been published ...

    Speaker:
    Gabi Nakibly (National EW Research and Simulation Center)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 11.1.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 337

    [Full version]

  • Missing Heritability: New algorithmic and statistical approaches

    Speaker:
    Or Zuk
    Date:
    Tuesday, 10.1.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Pose Estimation and Recognition using Specular Highlights

    We presents a novel approach to pose estimation and model-based recognition of specular objects in difficult viewing conditions, such as low illumination, cluttered background, ...

    Speaker:
    Margarita Osadchy (CS, Haifa University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 10.1.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Maqaf Hataf Patakh - The new standard Hebrew Keyboard Layout

    In the last two years a committee in the Standards Institution of Israel worked, on my initiative and with my active participation, on a ...

    Speaker:
    Amir E. Aharoni
    Date:
    Monday, 9.1.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • Efficient and Exact Inter-Sentence Decoding for Natural Language Processing

    Speaker:
    Roi Reichart
    Date:
    Monday, 9.1.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Fast Distributed Computing Despite Poor Connectivity

    Speaker:
    Keren Censor-Hillel
    Date:
    Sunday, 8.1.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Subspace Evasive Sets

    We describe an explicit, simple, construction of large subsets of F^n, where F is a finite field, that have small intersection with every k-dimensional ...

    Speaker:
    Zeev Dvir (Princeton University)
    Date:
    Thursday, 5.1.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Algorithmic cooling of spins using optimal control

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) has proven to be a leading implementation of quantum information processors where each molecule in the sample constitutes a register ...

    Speaker:
    Yossi Attiya
    Date:
    Wednesday, 4.1.2012, 13:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Homomorphic Encryption: from Private-Key to Public-Key

    We show how to transform any additively homomorphic private-key encryption scheme that is compact, into a public-key encryption scheme. By compact we mean that ...

    Speaker:
    Ron Rothblum (Weizmann Institute for Science)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 4.1.2012, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 337

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Graph Matching and Clustering on the GPU

    Graph matching is the problem of matching nodes of a graph in pairs such that the largest number of pairs is created or the ...

    Speaker:
    Rob Bisseling (Utrecht University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 4.1.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 9

    [Full version]

  • The complexity of counting constraint satisfaction problem

    Speaker:
    Andrei Bulatov
    Date:
    Tuesday, 3.1.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Load Balancing for SIP Server Clusters

    The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is widely used for controlling communication sessions such as voice and video calls over IP, video conferencing, streaming multimedia ...

    Speaker:
    Erich Nahum (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 3.1.2012, 12:45
    Place:
    Taub 337

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Contour-Based Joint Clustering of Multiple Segmentations

    We present an unsupervised, shape-based method for joint clustering of multiple image segmentations. Given two or more closely-related images, such as close frames in ...

    Speaker:
    Daniel Glasner (Math & CS, The Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 3.1.2012, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: GPGPU - Case studies, Do's and Dont's (Part 4 out of 4 talks series)

    This is a 4 series of 4 talks about GPGPUS, intended for the practical engineer: 1. Motivation, AMD's architecture 2. OpenCL 3.Case studies, Dos ...

    Speaker:
    Ofer Rosenberg and Yaki Tebeka (AMD)
    Date:
    Monday, 2.1.2012, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 337

    [Full version]

  • Semantic Model Differencing for Software Evolution

    Speaker:
    Shahar Maoz
    Date:
    Sunday, 1.1.2012, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]