CS Department Events and Talks

  • Toward Better Depth Lower Bounds: An Information Complexity Approach to the KRW Composition Conjecture

    Speaker:
    Or Meir - CS-Lecture
    Date:
    Tuesday, 31.12.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Pixel Club: Compressed Sensing and Natural Image Statistics

    Compressed sensing (CS) refers to a branch of applied mathematics which is based on the surprising result whereby signals that are exactly “k-sparse” (i.e. ...

    Speaker:
    Yair Weiss (School of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 31.12.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Statistical assessment of enrichment in ranked lists - algorithms and applications

    Modern data analysis often faces the task of extracting characteristic features from sets of elements characterized with some measurement assay or procedure. In molecular ...

    Speaker:
    Limor Leibovich
    Date:
    Monday, 30.12.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Shortest Path Queries: Static, Dynamic and Fault-tolerant.

    Speaker:
    Shiri Chechik - CS-Lecture
    Date:
    Sunday, 29.12.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Population Recovery and Partial Identification

    Speaker:
    Avi Wigderson - Colloquium Lecture
    Date:
    Thursday, 26.12.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Learning with Lower Information Costs

    Speaker:
    Sivan Sabato - CS-Lecture - Note unusual day
    Date:
    Wednesday, 25.12.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Combining Erasure-Code and Replication Redundancy Schemes for Increased Storage and Repair Efficiency in P2P Storage Systems

    This work introduces a new family of redundancy schemes called replicated erasure codes (REC), which combine the storage-space efficiency of erasure codes and the ...

    Speaker:
    Yoav Kantor
    Date:
    Wednesday, 25.12.2013, 14:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Resource Placement and Assignment in Distributed Network

    We consider the problem of how to place and efficiently utilize resources in network environments. The setting consists of a regionally organized system which ...

    Speaker:
    Yuval Rochman (Tel Aviv University/Marvell)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 25.12.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Non-commutative Computation (and More)

    I will survey what is known about the complexity of arithmetic circuits computing polynomials and rational functions with non-commuting variables, focusing on recent results ...

    Speaker:
    Avi Wigderson (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 25.12.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Quantification of Mitral Regurgitation using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Mitral Regurgitation (MR) is a cardiac disorder, in which there is dysfunction of the mitral valve, >resulting in backwards regurgitation of blood from the ...

    Speaker:
    Lior Gorodisky (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 24.12.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Privacy by Diversity in Sequential Releases of Databases

    Speaker:
    Erez Shmueli - CS-Lecture
    Date:
    Sunday, 22.12.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Learning Methods for Modeling High-Dimensional Distributions

    A reliable density estimation is hard to obtain in problems of high-dimensional data, especially when the sample used for estimation is small. As a ...

    Speaker:
    Assaf Glazer
    Date:
    Sunday, 22.12.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 337-8

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  • Polynomial Bounds for the Grid-Minor Theorem

    Speaker:
    Julia Chuzhoy - CSpecial Lecture-Note unusual time and place
    Date:
    Thursday, 19.12.2013, 13:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Aspects of Formal Verification - TODAY!

    Aspects of Formal Verification - TODAY!You are invited to a special Symposium on "Aspects of Formal Verification" on the occasion of Prof. Shmuel Katz' retirement. The symposium will be ...

    Date:
    Thursday, 19.12.2013, 08:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • A Relational Framework for Information Extraction

    Speaker:
    Benny Kimelfeld - CS-Lecture - Note unusual day
    Date:
    Wednesday, 18.12.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Practical Concurrent Binary Search Trees via Logical Ordering

    In this talk, we present novel practical concurrent binary search tree (BST) algorithms based on the following general idea: we explicitly maintain logical ordering ...

    Speaker:
    Dana Drachsler
    Date:
    Wednesday, 18.12.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 701

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Theoretical Computational Tools at the Service of Constructing the Big Tree of Life

    The reconstruction of evolutionary trees is a fundamental task in Biology. The exponentially increasing amount of available genomic date over thousands of genes and ...

    Speaker:
    Sagi Snir (Haifa University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 18.12.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Shortest Path Queries: Static, Dynamic and Fault-tolerant

    In recent years, the practical need for fast retrieval of shortest path queries has significantly increased, in part due to the developing GPS navigation ...

    Speaker:
    Shiri Chechik (Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 18.12.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1007

    [Full version]

  • New Approaches to Graph Partitioning

    Speaker:
    Roy Schwartz - CS-Lecture
    Date:
    Tuesday, 17.12.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Pixel Club: Video Saliency and its Applications in Single and Multi-camera Setups

    Understanding human attention have interested researchers for decades. The early works come from different fields of psychology and separate the cognitive process into several ...

    Speaker:
    Dmitry Rudoy (Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 17.12.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

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  • Predicate Abstraction For Relaxed Memory Models

    In this talk we present a novel approach for predicate abstraction of programs running on relaxed memory models. Our approach consists of two steps. ...

    Speaker:
    Yuri Meshman
    Date:
    Tuesday, 17.12.2013, 10:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • T2med: Social-Mobile-Cloud Meets Medicine @ Technion

    T2med: Social-Mobile-Cloud Meets Medicine @ TechnionYou are ivnited to the T2med Conference on Social-Mobile-Cloud Meets Medicine @ Technion, organizerd by Deborah Estrin (CS, Cornell NYC Tech), Shie Mannor (EE, ...

    Date:
    Tuesday, 17.12.2013, 08:30
    Place:
    Kogan Auditorium, EE Meyer Building

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  • Lower Bounds for Linear Decision Trees via An Energy Complexity Argument

    Speaker:
    Eiji Takimoto - CSpecial Lecture - Note unusual day and place
    Date:
    Monday, 16.12.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 201 Taub Bld.

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  • TCE Guest Lecture: Combinatorial Online Prediction via Metarounding

    We consider online prediction problems of combinatorial concepts. Examples of such concepts include s-t paths, permutations, truth assignments, set covers, and so on. The ...

    Speaker:
    Kohei Hatano (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Date:
    Monday, 16.12.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Bloomfield Building 527

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  • Individual Genomes Reveal Deep Population Histories and Uncover the Evolutionary Roles of Non Coding DNA

    Speaker:
    Ilan Gronau - CS-Lecture
    Date:
    Sunday, 15.12.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • CGGC Seminar: Multi-view Inter-media: From Space to Ocean-depths

    This talk is about ;multi-view imaging via participating media, particularly the 3D volumetric scattering atmosphere and the 3D wavy water-air interface. Camera multi-views are either looking down ...

    Speaker:
    Yoav Y. Schechner (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 15.12.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Rank Modulation for Flash Memory

    Snake-in-the-box code is a Gray code which is capable to detect a single error. Gray codes are important in the context of rank modulation ...

    Speaker:
    Michal Horovitz
    Date:
    Thursday, 12.12.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 701

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  • How Can we Recover from Protocol Failure? (Talk II - The Israel Pollak Distinguished Lecture Series)

    Security protocols are the foundations on which the digital age is built. SSL/TLS is the basis for online commerce, email privacy and much else; ...

    Speaker:
    Ross Anderson (Computer Laboratory, University Of Cambridge)
    Date:
    Thursday, 12.12.2013, 11:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Randomized Algorithms for Faster Linear and Non-linear Regression

    Speaker:
    Haim Avron - CS-Lecture - Note unusual day
    Date:
    Wednesday, 11.12.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Theory Seminar: Playing Non-linear Games with Linear Oracles

    Online Learning deals with playing repeated games against an adversary with the aim of minimising a quantity known as regret, and has attracted much ...

    Speaker:
    Dan Garber (Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 11.12.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

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  • Safety and Privacy – Health Systems in the Age of Biodata (Talk I - The Israel Pollak Distinguished Lecture Series)

    There have been serious tussles over health privacy in the UK, the USA and elsewhere over the safety and privacy of health IT systems. ...

    Speaker:
    Ross Anderson (Computer Laboratory, University Of Cambridge)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 10.12.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Medical Imaging and Computer Vision @IBM.Haifa

    In this talk we present various research topics in medical imaging and related to them computer vision methods that are developed at IBM Haifa ...

    Speaker:
    Pavel Kisilev (IBM Research Haifa)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 10.12.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Hebrew Acronyms: Identification, Expansion, and Disambiguation

    Acronyms are words formed from the initial letters of a phrase. For example, "CIA" is an acronym that usually means "Central Intelligence Agency," but ...

    Speaker:
    Kayla Jacobs
    Date:
    Monday, 9.12.2013, 16:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Comprehensive Free Handed 3D User Interface for Geometric Design Systems

    Three dimensional user interfaces (3DUI) have great potential in computer aided geometric design (CAGD), where users work in a virtual 3D space and perform ...

    Speaker:
    Maor Grinberg
    Date:
    Sunday, 8.12.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Taub 337

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  • TCE Guest Lecture: From Hadoop 1.0 to Hadoop 2.0

    Over the past few years, Hadoop has been exploding in popularity. Ryan Hennig will discuss an overview of the MapReduce paradigm used to process ...

    Speaker:
    Chris Severs (Ph.D.) and Ryan Hennig (eBay)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 3.12.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: On the Structure of Boolean Functions with Small Spectral Norm

    We present two methods for signal reconstruction from discrete data based on Prolate Spheroidal Wave Functions (PSWF). The first method is suitable for band-limited ...

    Speaker:
    Alex Kopaigorodski (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 3.12.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

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  • On The Structure of Boolean Functions with Small Spectral Norm

    In this talk we show several results regarding Boolean functions with small spectral norm (the spectral norm of $f$ is the sum of the ...

    Speaker:
    Ben Lee Volk
    Date:
    Wednesday, 27.11.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

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  • Theory Seminar: On the Structure of Boolean Functions with Small Spectral Norm

    In this talk we show several results regarding Boolean functions with small spectral norm (the spectral norm of $f$ is the sum of the ...

    Speaker:
    Ben Lee Volk (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 27.11.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Cognitive Users with Useful Vacations

    Admission control is a classical topic in communications, but cognition as a means to enhance the performance of users and the network is relatively ...

    Speaker:
    Boris Oklander (Imperial College London)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 27.11.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Vectorial Phase Retrieval for 1-d Signals and 2-d Images

    Phase retrieval - namely the recovery of a signal from its absolute Fourier transform is a problem of fundamental importance in many fields. In ...

    Speaker:
    Boaz Nadler (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 26.11.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Haifux Club: ‪Nested Virtualization: Shadow Turtles

    Nested virtualization---running multiple hypervisors in virtual machines---has come a long way in recent years. Since we first published KVM nested virtualization on Intel platforms ...

    Speaker:
    Muli Ben-Yehuda‬ (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Monday, 25.11.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

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  • Autonomous operation in uncertain and partially unknown large-scale environments: perception, information fusion and planning

    Speaker:
    Vadim Indelman - CS-Lecture
    Date:
    Sunday, 24.11.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: 5-axis and 6-axis tool path generation for CNC- Machines

    It is getting more and more popular to use 5-axis CNC-Milling machines to create parts out of metal or wood. 5-axis machines are necessary ...

    Speaker:
    Christine Pranzas & Bastian Pranzas (ModuleWorks GmbH, Germany)
    Date:
    Sunday, 24.11.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [Full version]

  • TCE Guest Lecture: Accurate and Scalable Security Analysis of Web Applications

    Security auditing of industry-scale software systems mandates automation. Static taint analysis enables exhaustive tracking of data flows for detection of leakage and integrity violations, ...

    Speaker:
    Marco Pistoia (IBM New York)
    Date:
    Thursday, 21.11.2013, 10:30
    Place:
    Taub 539

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Average-case lower bounds for De Morgan Formula Size

    Average-case lower bounds for De Morgan Formula Size. We give a function $h:{0,1}^n \to {0,1}$ such that every deMorgan formula of size $n^{3-o(1)}/r^2$ agrees ...

    Speaker:
    Ilan Komargodski (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 20.11.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Scaling Data Center Routers

    Data center networks form one of the most challenging network environments for routers, due to their fast link rates, short propagation times, and high ...

    Speaker:
    Alex Shpiner (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 20.11.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • TCE Guest Lecture: Improving Counter-cryptanalysis

    Flame, a highly advanced malware for cyberwarfare discovered in May, spread itself as a properly, but illegitimately, signed Microsoft update security patch. Flame achieved ...

    Speaker:
    Marc Stevens (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Netherlands)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 20.11.2013, 10:00
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1003

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Empirical Intrinsic Geometries of Stochastic Datasets

    We will provide and overview of a range of ideas from Analysis, Statistical learning and diffusion Geometry , which address the transition from local ...

    Speaker:
    Ronald Coifman (Mathematics and Computer Science, Yale)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 19.11.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1003

    [Full version]

  • TCE Mini-course: Talk II - Approaches to Data Reconciliation

    The ability to share and reconcile similar data on remote devices with little communication is fundamental to a wide variety of applications, ranging from ...

    Speaker:
    Ari Trachtenberg (Boston University)
    Date:
    Sunday, 17.11.2013, 11:00
    Place:
    Taub 701

    [Full version]

  • TCE Guest Lecture: How to Write a Good (Systems) Paper?

    Henry Taub Distinguished Visitor Lecture:

    Speaker:
    Gernot Heiser (University of New South Wales)
    Date:
    Thursday, 14.11.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: An Optimal Randomized Online Algorithm for Reordering Buffer Management

    An Optimal Randomized Online Algorithm for Reordering Buffer Management In the reordering buffer management problem an input sequence of colored items arrives online, and ...

    Speaker:
    Noa Avigdor-Elgrabli (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 13.11.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • TCE Guest Lecture: From L3 to seL4: What Have We Learnt in 20 Years of L4 Microkernels?

    Henry Taub Distinguished Visitor Lecture: The L4 microkernel has undergone 20 years of use and evolution. It has an active user and developer community, ...

    Speaker:
    Gernot Heiser (University of New South Wales)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 13.11.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [Full version]

  • Impugning Alleged Randomness

    Speaker:
    Yuri Gurevich
    Date:
    Tuesday, 12.11.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: A Transform-based Variational Framework

    new framework is proposed for variational analysis and processing. It defines a functional-based nonlinear transform and inverse-transform. The framework is developed in the context ...

    Speaker:
    Guy Gilboa (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 12.11.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: The Do-S and Don’t-S of Benchmarking

    Henry Taub Distinguished Visitor Lecture: A thorough and convincing evaluation is a core part of every systems paper, and generally involves some form of ...

    Speaker:
    Gernot Heiser (University of New South Wales)
    Date:
    Monday, 11.11.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • TCE Guest Lecture: Can Truly Dependable Systems be Affordable?

    Henry Taub Distinguished Visitor Lecture: With the formal verification of the seL4 microkernel, and subsequent work on assuring its safety and security properties, NICTA ...

    Speaker:
    Gernot Heiser (University of New South Wales)
    Date:
    Monday, 11.11.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • TCE Mini-course: Talk I - Approaches to Data Reconciliation

    The ability to share and reconcile similar data on remote devices with little communication is fundamental to a wide variety of applications, ranging from ...

    Speaker:
    Ari Trachtenberg (Boston University)
    Date:
    Sunday, 10.11.2013, 11:00
    Place:
    Taub 701

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Sparse Fault-Tolerant BFS Trees

    We addresses the problem of designing a sparse {\em fault-tolerant} BFS tree, or {\em FT-BFS tree} for short, namely, a sparse subgraph $T$ of ...

    Speaker:
    Merav Parter (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 6.11.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • Functional Operators : Algebraic Tools for Reasoning about Shapes and their Collections

    Speaker:
    Miri Ben-Chen
    Date:
    Tuesday, 5.11.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • TouchDevelop: CANCELLED!

    TouchDevelop: CANCELLED!The CS Department and CeClub invite you to a special lecture by Jonathan "Peli" de Halleux (Senior Research SW Development Eng. Microsoft Research) on ...

    Date:
    Tuesday, 5.11.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Precise Convex Hull Computation for FreeformModels using a Hierarchical Gauss Map and a Coons Bounding Volume Hierarchy

    We present an interactive-speed algorithm for computing the precise convex hull of freeform geometric models. The algorithm is based on two pre-built data structures: ...

    Speaker:
    Yong Joon Kim (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 3.11.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • How to Construct Multilingual Domain Ontologies

    In information science, ontology is a structured framework for organizing information which represents knowledge as a set of concepts and the relationships between them. ...

    Speaker:
    Nitzan Chrizman
    Date:
    Wednesday, 30.10.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Characterizing the Sample Complexity of Private Learners

    Characterizing the Sample Complexity of Private Learners In 2008, Kasiviswanathan et al. defined private learning as a combination of PAC learning and differential privacy. ...

    Speaker:
    Uri Stemmer (Ben-Gurion University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 30.10.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • TCE Guest Lecture: (In-)Security of Smartphones

    This talk will cover some of the prominent attack surfaces at all abstraction layers of modern smartphones, including those based on bypassing application signatures, ...

    Speaker:
    Ari Trachtenberg (Boston University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 30.10.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub Auditorium 1

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: OSv, a New Open-source Operating System for Virtual Machines

    These days, most applications running on virtual machines in the cloud run on top of Linux. We all love Linux, but as an all-encompassing ...

    Speaker:
    Nadav Har'El (Cloudius Systems)
    Date:
    Monday, 28.10.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • Proving Mutual Termination of Programs

    Two programs are said to be mutually terminating if they terminate on exactly the same inputs. We suggest a proof rule for proving mutual ...

    Speaker:
    Dima Elenbogen
    Date:
    Sunday, 27.10.2013, 10:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Byzantine Agreement in Expected Polynomial Time

    Byzantine agreement is a fundamental problem of distributed computing which involves coordination of processors when a constant fraction are controlled by a malicious adversary. ...

    Speaker:
    Valerie King (University of Victoria)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 23.10.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Transactional Memory Specification: Theory and Practice

    Transactional memory is a promising mechanism for synchronizing concurrent programs. There has been a lot of research in the past decade in implementing transactional ...

    Speaker:
    Victor Luchangco (Oracle Labs)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 23.10.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • TCE Guest Lecture: Fault-Tolerance via Idempotence

    Writing applications for distributed systems is challenging because of the pitfalls of distribution such as process failures and communication failures. One common requirement and ...

    Speaker:
    Ganesan Ramalingam (Microsoft Research India)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 22.10.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Nonparametric Blind Super-Resolution

    Super resolution (SR) algorithms typically assume that the point spread function (PSF) of the camera is known, or else assumed to be a standard ...

    Speaker:
    Tomer Michaeli (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 22.10.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • WOMEN@CS

    WOMEN@CSDear students (girls, and also boys) We invite you to launch a special project to promote women in Computer Science: WOMEN AT CS. The ...

    Date:
    Sunday, 20.10.2013, 16:30
    Place:
    CS Taub Auditorium 2

    [Full version]

  • A Semi-Automatic System for Non-Rigid Matching and Temporally Coherent Lumo Shading of Animation Sequences

    Applying a depth effect or a 3D-like look to hand-drawn animations can be just as visually rewarding as rendering of a full 3D animation ...

    Speaker:
    Dany Rybnikov
    Date:
    Sunday, 20.10.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [Full version]

  • Sample Complexity of Training Markov Chains

    In this talk we present practical sample complexity bounds for learning Markov chains. In our setting a learning algorithm receives as input the training ...

    Speaker:
    Roman Talyansky
    Date:
    Wednesday, 16.10.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Sparsity Models for Signals: Theory and Applications

    Many signal and image processing applications have benefited remarkably from the theory of sparse representations. In the classical synthesis model, the signal is assumed ...

    Speaker:
    Raja Giryes
    Date:
    Tuesday, 15.10.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 337

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Ginseng: Market-driven Memory Allocation

    Physical memory is the scarcest resource in today’s cloud computing platforms. Cloud providers would like to maximize their clients’ satisfaction by renting precious physical ...

    Speaker:
    Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda‬ (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Monday, 14.10.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Shape Analysis in the Spectral Domain

    The field of shape analysis is rapidly growing. It involves processing of geometric structures for which tools from numerical, metric, diffusion, and differential geometries ...

    Speaker:
    Yonathan Aflalo (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 9.10.2013, 14:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Learning to Construct and Reason with a Large Knowledge Base of Extracted Information

    Speaker:
    William Cohen
    Date:
    Tuesday, 8.10.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Probabilistic Local Variation Segmentation

    The goal of image oversegmentation is to divide an image into several pieces or "segments", such that each segment is part of an object ...

    Speaker:
    Michael Baltaxe
    Date:
    Tuesday, 8.10.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 337

    [Full version]

  • CGGC M.Sc. Seminar: Probabilistic Local Variation Segmentation

    The goal of image oversegmentation is to divide an image into several pieces or "segments", such that each segment is part of an object ...

    Speaker:
    Michael Baltaxe (Computer Science, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 8.10.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 337

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Filament-based Smoke

    Vortex filaments provide an intuitive and compact tool for the simulation of smoke in the context of special effects. We present a model that ...

    Speaker:
    Steffen Weißmann (Technische Universität Berlin)
    Date:
    Monday, 7.10.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • CGGC M.Sc. Seminar: Augmenting 2D planar maps to 3D

    Maps of the world around us are used daily for many purposes such as navigation or location-based services. However, our experience with maps is ...

    Speaker:
    Nir Hershko (Computer Science, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 6.10.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Augmenting 2D planar maps to 3D

    Maps of the world around us are used daily for many purposes such as navigation or location-based services. However, our experience with maps is ...

    Speaker:
    Nir Hershko
    Date:
    Sunday, 6.10.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Taub 337

    [Full version]

  • Fast Decisions in High-Speed Networking Devices

    Tables that match a given key to its value (e.g., hash tables) have become crucial algorithmic building blocks for contemporary networking devices that need ...

    Speaker:
    Josef Hai Kanizo
    Date:
    Wednesday, 2.10.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 337

    [Full version]

  • TCE Guest Lecture: Privacy and the SDLC

    Strict implementation of data protection to support privacy protections for highly sensitive personal data can lead to difficult challenges for the development teams when ...

    Speaker:
    Marc Donner (Engineering Director, Google)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 1.10.2013, 11:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Software Defined Networking

    In this talk we will give a brief review on SDN paradigm for networking. We start with a brief historical introduction on the evolution ...

    Speaker:
    Yonatan Zilpa (See Security College)
    Date:
    Monday, 30.9.2013, 19:30
    Place:
    Taub 5

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Software Licensing for Dummies / Software Developers

    In my lecture, we shall discuss Licensing basics, including (i) basis to copyright law; (ii) what is software licensing; (iii) how does software licensing ...

    Speaker:
    Jonathan J. Klinger (Legal Counsel, Digital Rights Movement)
    Date:
    Monday, 16.9.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: You & The Biometric Database

    In this talk, I shall discuss the use of biometrics for personal identification by governmental authorities: The establishment of biometric databases and the use ...

    Speaker:
    Jonathan J. Klinger (Legal Counsel, Digital Rights Movement)
    Date:
    Monday, 2.9.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • Social Media and Telling the World's Stories

    Speaker:
    Mor Naaman
    Date:
    Tuesday, 27.8.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: On 3D Spirals and Surface Completion

    My research addresses two fields. The first field is 3D spirals, were we define two novel three-dimensional spirals: the 3D Euler spirals and the ...

    Speaker:
    Gur Harary (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 14.8.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • CGGC M.Sc. Seminar: Fair Multi-Label Reconstruction from Cross-Sections

    We propose an algorithm for reconstructing a multi-label object from cross-sections in a fair manner. We handle the problem in its full generality: Cross-sections ...

    Speaker:
    Raeda Naamneh (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 11.8.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Siftpack: A Compact Representation for Efficient Sift Matching

    Computing distances between large sets of SIFT descriptors is a basic step in numerous algorithms in computer vision. When the number of descriptors is ...

    Speaker:
    Alexandra Gilinsky (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 6.8.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: RAll I really need to know about bioinformatics, I learnt in Haifux

    Our new ability to create large amounts of biological data has created an abundance of tools to deal with the manipulations and data-mining required. ...

    Speaker:
    Boaz Goldstein
    Date:
    Monday, 5.8.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Using Phase Diversity and Custom Codes with Time of Flight Cameras for Multi Path Resolution and High Speed Imaging

    The emergence of commercial time-of-flight (ToF) cameras has motivated extensive utilization in computer vision. Gesture recognition, scene identification, and depth estimation are important applications ...

    Speaker:
    Micha Feigin (MIT Media Lab)
    Date:
    Monday, 5.8.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • The r-Simple k-Path Problem

    A k-Simple path is a path of length k that visits each vertex at most once. Determining whether k-Simple paths exist in graphs is ...

    Speaker:
    Hassan Abassie
    Date:
    Wednesday, 24.7.2013, 13:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: 3D Shape from Underwater Flickering Illumination

    The underwater environment is challenging for computer vision tasks. Poor visibility, geometrical distortions and spatio-temporal varying illumination are some of the physical sources of ...

    Speaker:
    Yohay Swirski (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 23.7.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Replicate and Bundle (RnB) - A Mechanism for Relieving Bottlenecks in Data Centers

    This work addresses the scalability and efficiency of RAM-based storage systems wherein multiple objects must be retrieved per user request. Here, much of the ...

    Speaker:
    Shahar Raindel
    Date:
    Monday, 22.7.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • 2nd TCE Summer School

    The 2nd TCE Summer Course on Computer Security will be held on Sunday-Thursday, July 21-25, 2013, at CS Taub Building, Auditorium 2. Lectures will be given in Hebrew. Attendees should hold a basic background in security in the form of industrial experience or academic courses. Registration is closed.

    Date:
    Sunday, 21.7.2013, 09:15
    Place:
    Auditorium 2, CS Taub Building

    [Full version]

  • Bioinformatics Forum: Next Generation Sequencing for Cancer Genomics: Bioinformatics Perspective

    As the production of next generation sequencing data is now a relatively trivial component, it is apparent that bioinformatics is becoming the single largest ...

    Speaker:
    Raya Khanin (Bioinformatics Core, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 17.7.2013, 13:30
    Place:
    Taub 701

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Geometric Multi-Covering

    We present a general, unified framework to resolve geometric covering problems. The problem is reduced to a set-cover search in parametric space. Both an ...

    Speaker:
    Rouven Strauss (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 14.7.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • TCE Guest Lecture: Wireless, Self-Organizing Networking Research at UCSC's Internetwork Research Group

    This talk with provide an overview of the research on wireless self-organizing networking we have been conducting at UC Santa Cruz's Internetwork Research Group ...

    Speaker:
    Katia Obraczka (UC Santa Cruz)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 10.7.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Dunking it out at the Smartphone MobileMapping App Corral: Apple, Google, And The Competition

    The recent introduction of the Apple iPhone 5 and the accompanying iOS6 software environment which, among other changes, replaced the use of a mapping ...

    Speaker:
    Hanan Samet (Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 9.7.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Spatio-Temporal Bit-Allocation for Low Bit-Rate Video Coding

    The digital video is a 3D spatio-temporal signal formed as a sequence of 2D images (frames) captured over time. Hence, a sampled video represents ...

    Speaker:
    Yehuda Dar (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 9.7.2013, 13:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [Full version]

  • On parametrizations in motion and structure

    One of the most important aspects of solving a problem is that of choosing an appropriate parameterization. This trivial observation can be seen in ...

    Speaker:
    Guy Rosman
    Date:
    Tuesday, 9.7.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 337

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: On Parametrizations in Motion and Structure

    One of the most important aspects of solving a problem is that of choosing an appropriate parameterization. This trivial observation can be seen in ...

    Speaker:
    Guy Rosman (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 9.7.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: DNS Cache-Poisoning: New Attacks and Defenses

    The Domain Name System (DNS) is key to the availability and correct operation of the Internet. Due to its significance it is also a ...

    Speaker:
    Haya Shulman
    Date:
    Monday, 8.7.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • TCE Guest Lecture: Toward Understanding the Urban Information

    There are over one hundred big cities in China, each with population more than one million. It brings us both challenge and opportunity to ...

    Speaker:
    Qiao WANG (Nanjing Institute of Communications Technologies)
    Date:
    Sunday, 7.7.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • TCE Guest Lecture: Architecting Memory Systems for Emerging Technologies

    As conventional memory technologies such as DRAM run into the scaling wall, architects and system designers are forced to look at alternative technologies for ...

    Speaker:
    Moinuddin Qureshi (Georgia Institute of Technology)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 3.7.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Spanner: Google's Globally-Distributed Database

    Spanner is Google's scalable, multi-version, globally-distributed, and synchronously-replicated database. It provides strong transactional semantics, consistent replication, and high performance reads and writes for a ...

    Speaker:
    Brian Cooper (Google)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 3.7.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Software Engineering Projects Annual Presentation

    The CS annual Program Engineering presentation will be held by the on Tuesday, July 2 2013, between 10:30-12.30, in CS Taub 337 (3rd floor)as ...

    Date:
    Tuesday, 2.7.2013, 10:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • TCE Guest Lecture: The Role of Computer Designers in Reverse-engineering the Brain

    A truly grand challenge for science in general, and for computer architects and designers in particular, is to understand the mammalian brain’s computing paradigm ...

    Speaker:
    James Smith (University of Wisconsin, Emeritus)
    Date:
    Sunday, 30.6.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 815

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Efficient Preconditioning of Laplacian Matrices for Computer Graphics

    I will present a new multi-level preconditioning scheme for Laplacian matrices that arise in various computer vision and mathematical physics applications. The new approach ...

    Speaker:
    Raanan Fattal (CS, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
    Date:
    Sunday, 30.6.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [Full version]

  • Computer Architecture Day 2013

    Computer Architecture Day by TCE on Future Directions in Computer Architecture will be held on Friday, June 28 2013 in EE Meyer Building, Room ...

    Date:
    Friday, 28.6.2013, 09:00
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1003

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: The Technion LyX Conspiracy

    If you're like us, you love LyX, and wish you could do everything from it: - Write your papers with the conference style file ...

    Speaker:
    Ronen Abravanel (Physics, Technion) and Daniel Vainsencher (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 26.6.2013, 16:00
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 815

    [Full version]

  • Efficient Use of Geographically Spread Cloud Resources

    With the expansion of cloud computing, more and more global services are offered from several locations around the globe. Naturally, the demand for cloud ...

    Speaker:
    Alexander Zlotnik
    Date:
    Wednesday, 26.6.2013, 13:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Segel-Students End of Year Party 2013

    Segel-Students End of Year Party 2013The 2013 Segel-Sudent End of Year Party will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, between 12:30-14:30, at the CS Taub Lobby. ree beer, ...

    Date:
    Wednesday, 26.6.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    CS Taub Lobby

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: On the Steady State of Cache Networks (Infocom Best Paper Award)

    Over the past few years Content-Centric Networking, a networking model in which host-to-content communication protocols are introduced, has been gaining much attention. A central ...

    Speaker:
    Elisha Rosensweig (Infocom Best Paper Award)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 26.6.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 815

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Visualization Tools to Analyze Multi-threaded Program Scalability and Performance

    Analyzing multi-threaded program scalability and performance on modern multicore machines is challenging, but paramount to continue optimizing software and to use hardware resources efficiently. ...

    Speaker:
    Jennifer Sartor (Ghent University)
    Date:
    Monday, 24.6.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 9

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Recent Results on Subdivision-Based Polynomial Solvers

    Solving polynomial systems of equations is an important problem in many fields such as computer-aided design, manufacturing and robotics. In recent years, subdivision-based solvers, ...

    Speaker:
    Iddo Hanniel (Mechanical Engineering, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 23.6.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • TCE Talk Series - Talk IV: Computer Architecture (3 hours)

    Using computers to solve problems requires starting with a natural language formulation of the problem and systematically transforming it until one has a machine ...

    Speaker:
    Henry Taub Distinguished Visitor Prof. Yale Patt (The University of Texas at Austin)
    Date:
    Friday, 21.6.2013, 09:00
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 165

    [Full version]

  • TCE Talk Series - Talk III: Computer Architecture (4 hours)

    Using computers to solve problems requires starting with a natural language formulation of the problem and systematically transforming it until one has a machine ...

    Speaker:
    Henry Taub Distinguished Visitor Prof. Yale Patt (The University of Texas at Austin)
    Date:
    Thursday, 20.6.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 165

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Off-Path Hacking: The Illusion of Challenge-Response Authentication

    Everyone is concerned about Internet security, yet most traffic is not cryptographically protected. The usual justification is that most attackers are only off-path and ...

    Speaker:
    Amir Herzberg (Bar-Ilan University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 19.6.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 3

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Natural Images, Gaussian Mixtures and Dead Leaves

    Simple Gaussian Mixture Models (GMMs) learned from pixels of natural image patches have been recently shown to be surprisingly strong performers in modeling the ...

    Speaker:
    Daniel Zoran (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 18.6.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Efficient and Scalable Paravirtual I/O System---

    Hypervisors implement useful features such as live migration and software-defined networking by interposing on their guest virtual machines’ I/O activity. Unfortunately, this interposition significantly ...

    Speaker:
    Abel Gordon (IBM HRL)
    Date:
    Monday, 17.6.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Learning To Perceive: Developing Visual Concepts from Unlabeled

    We consider the tasks of learning to recognize hands and direction of gaze from unlabeled natural video streams. These are known to be highly ...

    Speaker:
    Danny Harari (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Monday, 17.6.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Hands-on Maya Tutorial

    Autodesk Maya provides powerful integrated animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, and compositing tools on a robust and extensible CG pipeline core. Autodesk’s Maya has proved ...

    Speaker:
    Mira Shalah (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 16.6.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • TCE Talk Series - Talk II: Computer Architecture (3 hours)

    Using computers to solve problems requires starting with a natural language formulation of the problem and systematically transforming it until one has a machine ...

    Speaker:
    Henry Taub Distinguished Visitor Prof. Yale Patt (The University of Texas at Austin)
    Date:
    Friday, 14.6.2013, 09:00
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 165

    [Full version]

  • TCE Talk Series - Talk I: Computer Architecture (4 hours)

    Using computers to solve problems requires starting with a natural language formulation of the problem and systematically transforming it until one has a machine ...

    Speaker:
    Henry Taub Distinguished Visitor Prof. Yale Patt (The University of Texas at Austin)
    Date:
    Thursday, 13.6.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 165

    [Full version]

  • Linear Time Encodable Codes and Cryptography

    An error-correcting code with minimal distance d encodes a k-bit message by an n-bit codeword such that any two distinct codewords differ in at ...

    Speaker:
    Erez Druk
    Date:
    Wednesday, 12.6.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [Full version]

  • Theoretical Foundations of Selective Prediction

    In selective prediction, a predictor (e.g. classifier or regressor) is allowed to abstain from prediction on part of the domain. The objective is to ...

    Speaker:
    Yair Wiener
    Date:
    Wednesday, 12.6.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Matroid Secretary for Regular and Decomposable Matroids

    The M-renaming task requires n+1 processes, each starting with a unique input name (from an arbitrary large range), to coordinate the choice of new ...

    Speaker:
    Armando Castaneda (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 12.6.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Multi-core, Mega-nonsense

    Multicore has been around for several years now, and we hear it touted as the panacea of everything. ...until recently, that is. As expected, ...

    Speaker:
    Yale Patt (Henry Taub Distinguished Visitor)University of Texas at Austin
    Date:
    Wednesday, 12.6.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Relations between linear programming, dynamic programming, and the min-sum algorithm.

    Speaker:
    Guy Even
    Date:
    Tuesday, 11.6.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Transform Methods in Image Processing: from 1970-th till Present Time

    Transform image processing methods are methods that work in domains of image transforms, such as Discrete Fourier, Discrete Cosine, Wavelet and alike. They can ...

    Speaker:
    Leonid Yaroslavsky (Tel-Aviv University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 11.6.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Depth, More or Less

    This talk is more or less about depth. In the "more" part of the talk I will describe a method to recover depth and ...

    Speaker:
    Shai Avidan (Tel Aviv University)
    Date:
    Sunday, 9.6.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Taub 8

    [Full version]

  • CGGC & Pixel Club Seminar: Perception-driven and Artistically Motivated Interactive Graphics

    Creating visually convincing content, e.g. for movies or interactive applications such as computer games involves a lot of manual work, artistic skill and computational ...

    Speaker:
    Tobias Ritschel (Max Planck Institut informatik, Germany)
    Date:
    Sunday, 9.6.2013, 10:00
    Place:
    Taub 3

    [Full version]

  • TCE Talk Series - Talk IV: Computer Architecture

    This series of talks focuses on the research and education conducted by the PDS group in recent years, on topics such as grid and ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Alexandru Iosup (Delft University of Technology)
    Date:
    Thursday, 6.6.2013, 10:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Cost Aware Fault Recovery in Clouds

    Maintaining high availability of Ifrastructure-as-a-Service services at a reasonable cost is a challenging task that received recent attention due to the growing popularity of ...

    Speaker:
    Assaf Israel
    Date:
    Wednesday, 5.6.2013, 15:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Matroid Secretary for Regular and Decomposable Matroids

    In the matroid secretary problem we are given a stream of elements and asked to choose a set of elements that maximizes the total ...

    Speaker:
    Michael Dinitz (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 5.6.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Spinal Codes

    Handling noise and interference in wireless networks requires adaptive, high-performance error correction. Spinal codes are a new rateless error correcting code that iteratively applies ...

    Speaker:
    Jonathan Perry (MIT)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 5.6.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Massivizing OpenTTD: Distributed Computing Challenges and Quality Time

    Hundreds of online games entertain over 250,000,000 online gamers in a maturing global market of over 30 billion Euros. A popular game genre is ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Alexandru Iosup (Delft University of Technology)
    Date:
    Monday, 3.6.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Co-segmentations and Structural Co-Hierarchies of Sets of Shapes

    I would like to present our work where we address the challenge of computing consistent segmentations of sets of shapes. The sets may exhibit ...

    Speaker:
    Oliver Van Kaick (Tel Aviv University)
    Date:
    Sunday, 2.6.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: An Operator Approach to Tangent Vector Field Processing

    Ph.D. Direct Track seminar: We introduce a novel coordinate-free method for manipulating and analyzing vector fields on discrete surfaces. Unlike the commonly used representations ...

    Speaker:
    Omri Azencot (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Thursday, 30.5.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [Full version]

  • Robust Epipolar Geometry Estimation using Noisy Pose Priors

    Epipolar geometry estimation is fundamental to many computer vision algorithms. It has therefore attracted a lot of interest in recent years, yielding high quality ...

    Speaker:
    Yehonatan Goldman
    Date:
    Wednesday, 29.5.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: On SIFT and their Scales

    Scale invariant feature detectors often find stable scales in only a few image pixels. Consequently, methods for feature matching typically choose one of two ...

    Speaker:
    Viki Mayzels (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 29.5.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Resource Management in Linux

    1. Resource management in Linux 2. Kernel Namespaces implementation (kernel 3.8) 3. Kernel Namespaces as an infrastructure for process virtualizaton    - Network namespaces and ...

    Speaker:
    Rami Rosen
    Date:
    Monday, 27.5.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • TCE Talk Series - Talk III: Computer Architecture

    This series of talks focuses on the research and education conducted by the PDS group in recent years, on topics such as grid and ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Alexandru Iosup (Delft University of Technology)
    Date:
    Monday, 27.5.2013, 10:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Shape Spaces of Polyhedral Meshes

    Polyhedral meshes are meshes in which all faces are planar. These meshes are of paramount importance to architectural and industrial geometry, as such faces ...

    Speaker:
    Amir Vaxman (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
    Date:
    Sunday, 26.5.2013, 12:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Efficient Query Recommendation

    In large organizations, frequently the database has a large and intricate schema, hence, formulating queries is cumbersome. In such organizations, users can benefit from ...

    Speaker:
    Gregory Borodin
    Date:
    Wednesday, 22.5.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: From Hierarchical Partitions to Hierarchical Covers: Optimal Fault-Tolerant Spanners for Doubling Metrics

    A {\em $(1+\eps)$-spanner} for a doubling metric $(X,\delta)$ is a subgraph $H$ of the complete graph corresponding to $(X,\delta)$, which preserves all pairwise distances ...

    Speaker:
    Shay Solomon (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 22.5.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Secure Logical Isolation for Multi-tenancy in Cloud Storage

    Storage cloud systems achieve economies of scale by serving multiple tenants from a shared pool of servers and disks. This leads to the commingling ...

    Speaker:
    Hillel Kolodner (IBM)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 22.5.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub TBA

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Fabricating BRDFs at High Spatial Resolution Using Wave Optics

    Recent attempts to fabricate surfaces with custom reflectance functions boast impressive angular resolution, yet their spatial resolution is limited. In this paper we present ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Anat Levin (Weizmann institute of Science)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 21.5.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Fast-Match: Fast Affine Template Matching

    Fast-Match is a fast algorithm for approximate template matching under 2D affine transformations that minimizes the Sum-of-Absolute-Differences (SAD) error measure. There is a huge ...

    Speaker:
    Simon Korman (Tel-Aviv University)
    Date:
    Monday, 20.5.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • TCE Guest Lecture: Improving Throughput per Watt of Asymmetric Multicore Processors via Online Program Phase Classification and Dynamic Thread Scheduling

    The benefits of Asymmetric Multicore Processors (AMPs) vs. their symmetric counterparts highly depend on the thread scheduling followed. Since the computing needs of threads ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Israel Koren (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
    Date:
    Sunday, 19.5.2013, 16:00
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Interactive Design of Polyhedral Meshes

    Glass and plywood are commonly used materials in architectural and industrial design. However, these materials impose serious constraints on the creative freedom of a ...

    Speaker:
    Roi Poranne
    Date:
    Sunday, 19.5.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Taub 337

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: ELVIS: Android Architecture

    This lecture will help to beginners to understand android architecture from the Linux perspective view. We will talk about the differences between Linux kernel ...

    Speaker:
    Leon Romanovsky
    Date:
    Monday, 13.5.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Planar Shape Interpolation with Bounded Distortion

    TBA

    Speaker:
    Renjie Chen (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 12.5.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Our Eyes Beneath The Sea: Advanced Optical Methods For Ocean Imaging

    The ocean covers 70% of the earth surface, and influences almost every aspect in our life, such as climate, fuel, security, and food. All ...

    Speaker:
    Tali Treibitz (USCD)
    Date:
    Thursday, 9.5.2013, 13:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Graph Cut, Convex relaxation and Continuous Max-flow Problems

    In this talk, we will explore the relationship between graph cut, convex relaxation and some recent continuous max-flow approaches proposed in the literature. Especially, ...

    Speaker:
    Xue-Cheng Tai (Mathematics, University of Bergen, Norway)
    Date:
    Thursday, 9.5.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • TCE Talk Series - Talk II: Computer Architecture

    This series of talks focuses on the research and education conducted by the PDS group in recent years, on topics such as grid and ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Alexandru Iosup (Delft University of Technology)
    Date:
    Thursday, 9.5.2013, 10:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Direct Products in Communication Complexity

    Communication complexity deals with the amount of communication between parties needed to achieve a common goal. It was introduced by Yao and has found ...

    Speaker:
    Amir Yehudayoff (Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 8.5.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • Route Search

    In recent years, smartphones have become one of the most popular tools for local search and navigation. Yet, state-of-the-art navigation tools are still rather ...

    Speaker:
    Roy Levin
    Date:
    Wednesday, 8.5.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Non-Volatile Memory Enhancement: a Cross-Layer Approach

    The invention of semiconductor technology has marked a new era in memory devices: SRAM, DRAM, Flash and more. The ever-increasing rate of data production ...

    Speaker:
    Amit Berman (EE. Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 8.5.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Robust Computational Geometry and Graphics

    Computational geometry has developed efficient algorithms for a range of tasks that could benefit computer graphics. Yet the practical application of these algorithms is ...

    Speaker:
    Elisha Sacks (Purdue University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 7.5.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • TCE Talk Series - Talk I: Computer Architecture

    This series of talks focuses on the research and education conducted by the PDS group in recent years, on topics such as grid and ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Alexandru Iosup (Delft University of Technology)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 7.5.2013, 10:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • An Optimal Randomized Online Algorithm for Reordering Buffer Management

    In the reordering buffer management problem an input sequence of colored items arrives online, and has to be rescheduled in a permuted output sequence ...

    Speaker:
    Noa Avigdor-Elgrabli
    Date:
    Monday, 6.5.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Bloomfield 527

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Dynamic Maps for Exploring and Browsing Shapes

    TBA

    Speaker:
    Yanir Kleiman (CS, Tel Aviv University)
    Date:
    Sunday, 5.5.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • TODAY - Distinguished Lectures Series - Talk III: Limits of Sparse Graphs: Distributed Algorithms And Group Theory

    The limit theory of bounded-degree graphs is very interesting, but substantially more challenging than the dense theory. Limit objects can be defined in more ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. László Lovász (Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary)
    Date:
    Thursday, 2.5.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Distinguished Lectures Series - Talk II: Limits of Dense Graphs: Algorithms And Extremal Graph Theory

    the classical algorithmic problems must be rephrased, and a new kind of complexity theory emerges. Much of this has been worked out in the ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. László Lovász (Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 1.5.2013, 13:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Invertible Zero-Error Dispersers and Defective Memory with Stucks-At Errors

    Kuznetsov and Tsybakov considered the problem of storing information in a memory where a certain p-fraction of the n cells are `stuck' at certain ...

    Speaker:
    Ariel Gabizon (CS, Technion) - CANCELLED
    Date:
    Wednesday, 1.5.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Optimizing Traffic Engineering on the Internet

    New types of applications and services (from video streaming to cloud computing) are placing tremendous demands on today's networks. To tackle this challenge, network ...

    Speaker:
    Michael Schapira (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 1.5.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Distinguished Lectures Series - Talk I: Large Networks, Graph Limits, And Why Are They Useful

    If you have a very large network (which may be deterministic or the result of some random procedure), we may want to approximate it ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. László Lovász (Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 30.4.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Will the Driver Seat Ever Be Empty? (aka the Difficulty of Safely Navigating Dynamic Environments)

    Autonomous navigation technologies have matured and improved to the point that, in the past few years, self-driving cars have been able to safely drive ...

    Speaker:
    Dr. Thierry Fraichard (INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes)
    Date:
    Monday, 29.4.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Efficient, Non-Cooperative Sharing of Computing Resources

    The defining characteristic of cloud computing platforms is money. In clouds, non-cooperative clients pay their providers for the shared computing resources they use as ...

    Speaker:
    Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda
    Date:
    Wednesday, 24.4.2013, 15:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Latent Fault Detection in Large Scale Services

    Unexpected machine failures, with their resulting service outages and data loss, pose challenges to datacenter management. Existing failure detection techniques rely on domain knowledge, ...

    Speaker:
    Moshe Gabel
    Date:
    Wednesday, 24.4.2013, 14:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Distance Oracles

    Computing distances is one of the most fundamental computational problems. In many applications we are not really interested in all distances, we want the ...

    Speaker:
    Liam Roditty (Bar-Ilan University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 24.4.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: To Zip or not to Zip: Effective Resource Usage for Real-Time Compression

    Real-time compression for primary storage is quickly becoming widespread as data continues to grow exponentially, but adding compression on the data path consumes scarce ...

    Speaker:
    Danny Harnik (IBM)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 24.4.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • The Israel Pollak Distinguished Lecture: Talk II - Why Natural Algorithms are the Language of the Living World

    The glory of 20th century physics was in many ways the triumph of mathematics. Lacking the requisite symmetries, the life sciences of today are ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Bernard Chazelle (Princeton University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 23.4.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: The SVM-minus Similarity Score for Video Face Recognition

    Face recognition in unconstrained videos requires specialized tools beyond those developed for still images: the fact that the confounding factors change state during the ...

    Speaker:
    Noga Levy (Tel-Aviv University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 23.4.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • The Israel Pollak Distinguished Lecture: Talk I - The Amazing Dynamics of Influence Systems

    Imagine a group of interacting agents (eg, people, computers, birds, bacteria) subject to the attracting influence of the agents with which they communicate. Assume ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Bernard Chazelle (Princeton University)
    Date:
    Monday, 22.4.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Compact Data Structures and Efficient Algorithms for Freeform Geometric Models under Deformation

    We present real-time algorithms for various geometric operations (collision detection, minimum and Hausdorff distance computation, surface-surface intersection, convex hull and distance field generation) on ...

    Speaker:
    Myung-Soo Kim (Seoul National University)
    Date:
    Sunday, 21.4.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Some Properties are Not Even Partially Testable

    Property testing studies algorithms that distinguish input in a property P from inputs far from it with only a few queries. There are many ...

    Speaker:
    Yonatan Goldhirsh (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 17.4.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Cryptography and Network Security Lab, Tel-Aviv University

    Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags based on the Electronic Product Code (EPC) standard have been aggressively introduced into the global supply chain. These tags were ...

    Speaker:
    Yossi Oren (Cryptography and Network Security Lab, Tel-Aviv University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 17.4.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Architectural Caustics

    TBA

    Speaker:
    Michael Eigensatz (Evolute, Austria)
    Date:
    Sunday, 14.4.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Maximization Problems with Submodular Objective Functions

    The study of combinatorial problems with submodular objective functions has attracted much attention recently, and is motivated by the principle of economy of scale, ...

    Speaker:
    Moran Feldman
    Date:
    Wednesday, 10.4.2013, 15:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Dynamic Memory Allocation in Cloud Computers using Progressive Second Price Auction

    Physical memory is the most expensive resource in use in today's cloud computing platforms. Cloud providers would like to maximize their clients' satisfaction by ...

    Speaker:
    Eyal Pozner
    Date:
    Wednesday, 10.4.2013, 13:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Online Preemptive Scheduling: Benefiting from Slackness

    In the online preemptive scheduling problem, a computing system (e.g., a server) receives job processing requests throughout time, each request characterized by an arrival ...

    Speaker:
    Jonathan Yaniv (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 10.4.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Towards Building a Practical Privacy-Preserving Recommender System

    Many online services, such as recommender systems, email, and social networks collect user data, which is then used for both personalization and monetization. Although ...

    Speaker:
    Udi Weinsberg (Technicolor Research, Palo Alto)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 10.4.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Adaptive Metric Dimensionality Reduction

    Speaker:
    Aryeh Kontorovich RESCHEDULED
    Date:
    Tuesday, 9.4.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Bounded Aspect-ratio Mappings of Letrahedral Meshes

    We present an algorithm that, given a piecewise-linear mapping of a tetrahedral mesh, generates a similar map that is guaranteed to have bounded aspect-ratio ...

    Speaker:
    Noam Aigerman (Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute)
    Date:
    Sunday, 7.4.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Imaging Fluid Flow in Porous Media

    Many applications such as enhanced oil recovery, in situ combustion and contaminant transport are complex processes that are governed by flow in porous media ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Eldad Haber (Mathematics and Earth & Ocean Science, University of British Columbia)
    Date:
    Sunday, 7.4.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Truth-Table Minimization of Computational Models

    Complexity theory offers a variety of concise computational models for computing boolean functions - branching programs, circuits, decision trees and ordered binary decision diagrams ...

    Speaker:
    Netanel Raviv
    Date:
    Wednesday, 3.4.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Properties and Applications of Boolean Function Composition

    For Boolean functions f : {0, 1} → {0, 1} and g : {0, 1}m → {0, 1}, the function composition of f and ...

    Speaker:
    Avishay Tal (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 3.4.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Exploit Mitigation: From Detection to Obstruction

    Recent attacks on high-value targets, demonstrate how state-of-the-art defenses fail to protect against APTs (Advanced Persistent Threats). These victims spare no expense and appropriately ...

    Speaker:
    Gal Badishi (Cyvera Ltd., Cyber Defense Solutions)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 3.4.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: A Full Characterization of Functions that Imply Fair Coin Tossing and Ramifications to Fairness

    Abstract: It is well known that it is impossible for two parties to toss a coin fairly (Cleve, STOC 1986). This result implies that ...

    Speaker:
    Gilad Asharov (Bar-Ilan University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 20.3.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • Estimating Pose and Motion using Bundle Adjustment and Digital Elevation Model Constraints

    Pose and motion estimation of a calibrated camera is a common application in the photogrammetric world. In most cases this is solved by combining ...

    Speaker:
    Gil Briskin
    Date:
    Wednesday, 20.3.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • CSpecial Talk: Fascinating World of Reverse Engineering

    Reverse engineering is the art of discovering the secrets of how things work. Be it a computer program, a mobile device or a washing ...

    Speaker:
    Inbar Raz (Security Architect at Check Point)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 19.3.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 9

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Approaches for Efficient Incremental Structure from Motion and Consistent Vision-based Single- and Multi-robot Navigation

    This talk will focus on efficient methods for single- and multi-robot localization and structure from motion (SfM) related problems such as mobile vision, augmented ...

    Speaker:
    Vadim Indelman (Georgia Tech)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 19.3.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Kernel Cybernetics: How to Get Useful Information from The Kernel Archives

    Beginning kernel programmers spend a large portion of their time looking for information regarding specific kernel versions, patches, the history of particular files and ...

    Speaker:
    Jonathan Ben-Avraham (tk Open Systems)
    Date:
    Monday, 18.3.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • Bioinformatics Forum: What You Can Do with 40 Dimensions in Single Cells: Mapping The Shape of Hematopoiesis and Cancer

    TBA

    Speaker:
    Dana Pe'er (Departments of Biological Science and Systems Biology, Columbia University)
    Date:
    Thursday, 14.3.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 701

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Curves on Surfaces with Applications to Archaeology

    Curves on objects can convey the inherent features of the shape. Edge detection in images has been a fundamental problem in computer vision from ...

    Speaker:
    Michael Kolomenkin (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 12.3.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Wireless Hacking

    The talk includes a workshop, in which the speaker's AP will be hacked by the audiance. To participate, bring a laptop with a flash ...

    Speaker:
    Guy Edri (See Secure Consulting)
    Date:
    Monday, 4.3.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • TCE Talk Series - Talk III: The Poisson Equation in Image Stitching, Geometry Processing, and Surface Reconstruction, Talk II

    In these lectures we will take an in-depth look at the Poisson equation, with a focus on its use in the graphics community. We ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Michael Kazhdan (Johns Hopkins University)
    Date:
    Monday, 4.3.2013, 11:00
    Place:
    Taub 3

    [Full version]

  • Finding Rare Numerical Stability Errors in Concurrent Computation

    Stability of a numerical algorithm is an important factor in its analysis, since an error exceeding the bound can lead to disastrous results: for ...

    Speaker:
    Karine Even
    Date:
    Wednesday, 27.2.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Human Activity Recognition in Video by Spatio-Temporal GIST

    Activity recognition in video is a major problem in computer vision, that integrates two main challenges. The first, is defining a robust and informative ...

    Speaker:
    Asaf Sela (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 26.2.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • TCE Guest Lecture: Cloud Computing on the Internet of Things

    This talk is to motivate an interactive discussion on a couple of new research proposals that presently I have been pushing (DCR and FOG). ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Mario Nemirovsky (Barcelona Supercomputer Center)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 26.2.2013, 11:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Finding built-in security vulnerabilities in a network protocol using methods of formal verification

    We present a novel approach to automatically finding security vulnerabilities in the routing protocol OSPF - the most widely used protocol for Internet routing. ...

    Speaker:
    Adi Sosnovich
    Date:
    Tuesday, 19.2.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Developing Modern Web Applications using Flask and Backbone.js

    We've come a long way since NCSA Mosaic and httpd. Web developers' arsenal today encompasses a very broad range of tools and techniques, but ...

    Speaker:
    Yaniv Aknin and Yaniv Ben-Zaken
    Date:
    Monday, 18.2.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • TCE Talk Series - Talk II: The Poisson Equation in Image Stitching, Geometry Processing, and Surface Reconstruction

    In these lectures we will take an in-depth look at the Poisson equation, with a focus on its use in the graphics community. We ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Michael Kazhdan (Johns Hopkins University)
    Date:
    Monday, 18.2.2013, 11:00
    Place:
    Taub 3

    [Full version]

  • cggc Ph.D. Seminar: Methods in Geometry Processing

    I will describe two researches on shape modeling. In the first research we present a new framework for real-time shape deformation with local shape ...

    Speaker:
    Zohar Levi (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 17.2.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Constructive Cryptography -- A New Paradigm for Security Definitions and Proofs

    Speaker:
    Ueli Maurer
    Date:
    Wednesday, 13.2.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Understanding miRNA activity and function using integrative genomics

    Over the last several years, modern biology has undergone an information revolution, which is apparent in a shift of thinking and practice. While typical ...

    Speaker:
    Israel Steinfeld
    Date:
    Wednesday, 13.2.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Reliablity and Efficiency in Cloud Storage

    Advances in data center technologies have led to extensive use of data centers to store large volumes of data in a managed distributed system. ...

    Speaker:
    Ittay Eyal (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 13.2.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Dynamics-based Invariants for Video Understanding

    Cameras are ubiquitous everywhere and hold the promise of significantly changing the way we live and interact with our environment. Dynamic vision systems are ...

    Speaker:
    Octavia I. Camps (EE and CE, Northeastern University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 12.2.2013, 16:30
    Place:
    Library Classroom, Aerospace Engineering

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Flash Friendly File System (F2FS)

    The "flash-friendly file system (F2FS)" is a new file system for Linux recently announced by engineers from Samsung. Unlike jffs2 and logfs, f2fs is ...

    Speaker:
    Leon Romanovsky
    Date:
    Monday, 11.2.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Improving Large-Scale Image Retrieval using Geometric Weighting

    The Bag-Of-Features (BOF) approaches are becoming central in large-scale image retrieval. The standard BOF method is orderless, completely omitting geometric configuration of visual words. ...

    Speaker:
    Dima Sezganov (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 5.2.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Bitcoin

    Bitcoin is the world's first decentralized digital currency. Powered by a peer-to-peer network of computers running free software, it was created as an alternative ...

    Speaker:
    Meni Rosenfeld
    Date:
    Monday, 4.2.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • TCE Talk Series - Talk I: The Poisson Equation in Image Stitching, Geometry Processing, and Surface Reconstruction

    In these lectures we will take an in-depth look at the Poisson equation, with a focus on its use in the graphics community. We ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Michael Kazhdan (Johns Hopkins University)
    Date:
    Monday, 4.2.2013, 11:00
    Place:
    Taub 539

    [Full version]

  • Weak Omega Automata

    Automata over infinite words are a core concept in program verification. Many different types of automata exist and they can be classified by the ...

    Speaker:
    Shaked Flur
    Date:
    Monday, 4.2.2013, 10:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Time-lock puzzles and Proofs-of-Work in the Random Oracle Model

    Time-lock puzzles are a class of computational problems that take longer to solve than they do to generate. They can be used, for example, ...

    Speaker:
    Tal Moran (Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 30.1.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • Designs of Flash and Associative Memories

    Speaker:
    Eitan Yaakobi
    Date:
    Tuesday, 29.1.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Telegraphers' equation in Image Processing

    Diffusion-type algorithms have been integrated successfully into the toolbox used in image processing and computer vision. We introduce in the context of digital signal ...

    Speaker:
    Vadim Ratner (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 29.1.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Towards Temporal Correctness of Event Processing

    Although event processing is considered an emerging technology, empirical studies show that most enterprises ability to use such systems as ranging from poor to ...

    Speaker:
    Elior Malul
    Date:
    Tuesday, 29.1.2013, 13:30
    Place:
    Taub 235

    [Full version]

  • TCE Guest Lecture: Functional Maps: A Flexible Representation of Maps Between Shapes

    This talk discuss a representation of maps between pairs of 3D shapes (represented as triangle meshes) that generalizes the standard notion of a map ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Maks Ovsjanikov (École Polytechnique)
    Date:
    Sunday, 27.1.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: A constant factor approximation algorithm for reordering buffer management

    In the reordering buffer management problem (RBM) a sequence of $n$ colored items enters a buffer with limited capacity $k$. When the buffer is ...

    Speaker:
    Noa Avigdor-Elgrabli (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 23.1.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • Far Field Surveillance Target Classification

    Far field targets in surveillance videos are targets that are far from the camera, so the target's height in the frame is around 10 ...

    Speaker:
    Amir Geva
    Date:
    Wednesday, 23.1.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: New Bounds for Renaming and WSB

    In a distributed task, processes of a distributed system start with private input values, communicate each other using a medium and then irrevocably decide ...

    Speaker:
    Armando Castaneda (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 23.1.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 3

    [Full version]

  • Haifux Club: Command-line utilities: Tips and tricks

    Command-line utilities is the real power of a Linux computer, and yet there's always a few useful utilities that even an experienced Linux user ...

    Speaker:
    Eli Billauer
    Date:
    Monday, 21.1.2013, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 6

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Lie Shapes and Statistics on Manifolds

    Three-dimensional object shape is commonly represented in terms of deformations of a triangular mesh from an exemplar shape. In particular, statistical generative models of ...

    Speaker:
    Oren Freifeld (Applied Mathematics, Brown University)
    Date:
    Sunday, 20.1.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • CGGC Seminar: Localizing the Delaunay Triangulation and its Parallel Implementation

    The Delaunay triangulation and its dual, the Voronoi diagram, are among the most fundamental structures in computational geometry. We show how to localize the ...

    Speaker:
    Renjie Chen (Computer Science, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 20.1.2013, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Theory Seminar: Quasi-Linear Non-Interactive Zero-Knowledge Proofs Based on Probabilistically Checkable Proofs and Naccache-Stern Encryption

    Abstract: Zero-knowledge proofs enable a prover to convince a verifier of the truth of a statement without revealing anything else. Non-interactive zero-knowledge proof are ...

    Speaker:
    Jens Groth (University College London)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 16.1.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

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  • ceClub: Quantitative Analysis of the Full Bitcoin Transaction Graph

    The Bitcoin scheme is a rare example of a large scale global payment system in which all the transactions are publicly accessible (but in ...

    Speaker:
    Dorit Ron (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 16.1.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

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  • CS1001.py: A Topics Based Introduction to Computer Science

    Speaker:
    Benny Chor
    Date:
    Tuesday, 15.1.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Pixel Club: Generalized Laplacians, Ricci curvature and Flow for Images

    A discrete version of the Ricci flow, applicable to images, is introduced and applied for some image processing tasks such as denoising and non-linear ...

    Speaker:
    Eli Appleboim (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 15.1.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

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  • Random walks and discrete logarithms: some applications of number theory to cryptography

    Speaker:
    Steve Miller, SPECIAL GUEST TALK
    Date:
    Thursday, 10.1.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Quantitative Formal Verification

    Speaker:
    Udi Boker
    Date:
    Wednesday, 9.1.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Theory Seminar: Approximating k-Median via Pseudo-Approximation

    K-median is the problem where we wish to open k facilities so as to minimize the average distance each client has to its closest ...

    Speaker:
    Ola Svensson (EPFL, Switzerland)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 9.1.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

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  • ceClub: An Intent-based Approach for Network Virtualization

    Virtualizing resources for easy pooling and accounting, as well as for rapid provisioning and release, is essential for the effective management of modern data ...

    Speaker:
    Rami Cohen (IBM R&D Lab, Haifa)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 9.1.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Pixel Club: On Stochastic Interpolation of Color Textures

    In recent years, a number of super-resolution techniques have been proposed. Most of these techniques construct a high resolution image by either combining several ...

    Speaker:
    Yaron Kalit (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 8.1.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

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  • On Relative Approximations in Geometry and Their Variants.

    Speaker:
    Esther Ezra
    Date:
    Monday, 7.1.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Semi-Supervised structured prediction in Natural Language Processing through Declarative Knowledge Encoding

    Speaker:
    Roi Reichart
    Date:
    Thursday, 3.1.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Theory Seminar: How to Generalize Descartes' Rule of Signs?

    The main open problem in proof complexity is to prove superpolynomial lower bounds for the so-called Frege system, where Frege system is a specific ...

    Speaker:
    Pavel Hrubes (University of Calgary)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 2.1.2013, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

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  • ceClub: The SkipTrie: Low-Depth Concurrent Search without Rebalancing

    To date, all concurrent search structures that can support predecessor queries have had depth logarithmic in m, the number of elements. This work introduces ...

    Speaker:
    Rotem Osman (University of Toronto)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 2.1.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Software Engineering meets Biological Modeling

    Speaker:
    Hillel Kugler
    Date:
    Tuesday, 1.1.2013, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

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  • Pixel Club: Clustering by Composition for Unsupervised Discovery of Image Categories (ECCV12)

    We define a "good image cluster" as one in which images can be easily composed (like a puzzle) using pieces from each other, while ...

    Speaker:
    Alon Faktor (The Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 1.1.2013, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

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