CS Department Events and Talks

  • Network Measurement meets Virtual Switching

    In modern cloud infrastructures, each physical server often runs multiple virtual machines and employs a software Virtual Switch (VS) to handle their traffic. In ...

    Speaker:
    Ran Ben-Basat
    Date:
    Wednesday, 14.2.2018, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Shape Synthesis and Analysis by Deformable Models

    The surface separating the interior of a given object or body from its exterior defines a shape. A key challenge in computer vision is ...

    Speaker:
    Matan Sela
    Date:
    Thursday, 8.2.2018, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

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  • SciLMM: Computing heritability with millions of individuals

    The rapid digitization of genealogical and medical records enables the assembly of extremely large pedigree records spanning millions of individuals. Such pedigrees provide the ...

    Speaker:
    Tal Shor
    Date:
    Wednesday, 7.2.2018, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Efficiently combining privacy and availability in distributed storage systems

    When sensitive data is stored in the cloud, the only way to ensure its secrecy is by encrypting it before it is uploaded. Not ...

    Speaker:
    Roman Shor
    Date:
    Wednesday, 7.2.2018, 10:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Celebrating 40th Anniversary of the Lempel-Ziv Algorithm

    Celebrating 40th Anniversary of the Lempel-Ziv AlgorithmYou are invited to a special lecture and ceremony celebrating 40th Anniversary of the Lempel-Ziv Algorithm, by Prof. Meir Feder from the School of ...

    Date:
    Monday, 5.2.2018, 14:00
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1003

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  • Coding Theory: On the Metric Dimension of Cartesian Powers of a Graph

    A set of vertices S resolves a graph if every vertex is uniquely determined by its vector of distances to the vertices in S. ...

    Speaker:
    Nikita Polyansky (Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 28.1.2018, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • CGGC Seminar: Algorithms for Geometrically-Structured Optimization

    Many problems in geometry processing, graph theory, and machine learning involve optimizations whose variables are defined over a geometric domain. The geometry of the ...

    Speaker:
    Justin Solomon (MIT)
    Date:
    Sunday, 28.1.2018, 13:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Inferring Cancer Dependencies on Metabolic Genes from Large-Scale Genetic Screens

    Alterations in metabolic activity in tumors provide novel means to selectively target cancer cells. A powerful tool for identifying genes essential for cancer cell ...

    Speaker:
    Shoval Lagziel
    Date:
    Thursday, 25.1.2018, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Processing Human Language with Recurrent Neural Networks and Multiple Training Signals

    While deep learning methods in Natural Language Processing are arguably overhyped, recurrent neural networks (RNNs), and in particular gated recurrent networks like the LSTM, ...

    Speaker:
    Yoav Goldberg - CS-Lecture
    Date:
    Thursday, 25.1.2018, 10:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Exposure Evening to Communication Networks

    Exposure Evening to Communication Networks
The CS Computer Communication Lab (LCCN) invites you to an exposure evening to communication networks - to get to know the laboratory activity, ...

    Date:
    Wednesday, 24.1.2018, 18:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

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  • On The Existence of q-Fano Planes

    A q-Steiner System S_q(t,k,n) is set S of k-subspaces in a space of dimension n over a finite field, such that each t-subspace of ...

    Speaker:
    Niv Hooker
    Date:
    Wednesday, 24.1.2018, 16:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Exposure to Virtual Reality Course Event

    Exposure to Virtual Reality Course EventThe Geometric Image Processing Laboratory (GIP) and the Center for Graphics and Geometric Computing (CGGC) invite you to a special event of ...

    Date:
    Wednesday, 24.1.2018, 12:30
    Place:
    CS Taub Lobby

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  • Theory Seminar: The Discrete-logarithm Problem with Preprocessing

    We study discrete-log algorithms that use preprocessing. In our model, an adversary may use a very large amount of precomputation to produce an "advice" ...

    Speaker:
    Henry Corrigan-Gibbs (Stanford University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 24.1.2018, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

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  • ceClub: Recent Developments in Linkography Based Cyber Security

    Cyber attacks on critical cyber systems are not decreasing in frequency or complexity. Aggressors choose the time and place of these engagements; protectors must ...

    Speaker:
    Robert Mitchell (Sandia National Laboratories)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 24.1.2018, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 301

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  • Project Fair in IoT and Android

    Project Fair in IoT and AndroidOn Tuesday, January 23, 2018, between 12:30-14:30, at the CS Taub Loby, the Systems and Software Development Laboratory (SSDL) will hold a project ...

    Date:
    Tuesday, 23.1.2018, 12:30
    Place:
    CS Taub Lobby

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  • On the Expressive Power of ConvNets and RNNs as a Function of their Architecture

    Expressive efficiency refers to the relation between two architectures A and B, whereby any function realized by B could be replicated by A, but ...

    Speaker:
    Amnon Shashua - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE -
    Date:
    Tuesday, 23.1.2018, 10:30
    Place:
    Auditorium 2 Taub Bld.

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  • A Persistent Queue for Non-Volatile Memory

    Non-volatile memory is expected to coexist with (or even displace) volatile DRAM for main memory in upcoming architectures. This has led to increasing interest ...

    Speaker:
    Michal Friedman
    Date:
    Monday, 22.1.2018, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Coding Theory: Private Information Retrieval in Distributed Storage Systems

    A private information retrieval (PIR) protocol allows a user to retrieve a data item from a database without revealing any information about the identity ...

    Speaker:
    Yiwei Zhang (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 21.1.2018, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • On Polynomial time Constructions of Minimum Height Decision Tree

    We address the problem of constructing a minimum height decision tree of a class C in polynomial time. This problem has many interesting applications ...

    Speaker:
    Waseem Makhoul
    Date:
    Wednesday, 17.1.2018, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Theory Seminar: Removal Lemma For Ordered Graphs and Matrices

    The triangle removal lemma, proved by Ruzsa and Szemerédi in 1976, states that if a graph contains a small number of triangles then it ...

    Speaker:
    Omri Ben-Eliezer (Tel-Aviv University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 17.1.2018, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

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  • ceClub: Redesigning Bitcoin's Fee Market

    The security of the Bitcoin system is based on having a large amount of computational power in the hands of honest miners. Such miners ...

    Speaker:
    Ron Lavi (IE, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 17.1.2018, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

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  • CSpecial Guest: Why Entrepreneurship? and First Steps

    CSpecial Guest: Why Entrepreneurship? and First StepsThe Technion's Entrepreneurship Center, and the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Departments invite you to a guest lecture by Marius Nacht, one of the ...

    Speaker:
    Marius Nacht (Check Point)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 16.1.2018, 18:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1003

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  • Personalization is a Two-Way Street

    Recommender systems are first and foremost about matching users with items the systems believe will delight them. The "main street" of personalization is thus ...

    Speaker:
    Ronny Lempel - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE
    Date:
    Tuesday, 16.1.2018, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Pixel Club: Large Scale Recovery of Scattering Media: The Atmosphere as a Case Study

    The composition of the earth's atmosphere has a vital effect on life on earth. Accordingly, the task of monitoring its contents, i.e. aerosol and ...

    Speaker:
    Amit Aides (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 16.1.2018, 14:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 1061

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  • Pixel Club: One-Sided Unsupervised Domain Mapping via Distance Correlations

    In unsupervised domain mapping, the learner is given two unmatched datasets A and B. The goal is to learn a mapping G_AB that translates ...

    Speaker:
    Sagie Benaim (Tel-Aviv University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 16.1.2018, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Concurrent Approximate Frugal Counting

    Counting network flows’ statistics is at the heartof network monitoring, network security, and similar networkfunctionalities.Virtualization in datacenters as well as networkfunction virtualization (NFV) trends ...

    Speaker:
    Dolev Adas
    Date:
    Sunday, 14.1.2018, 13:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Excellent Female Students Award Ceremony

    Excellent Female Students Award CeremonyYou are invited to scholarship award ceremony for CS and EE excellent female students by Intel and DELL-EMC. The event will be held on ...

    Date:
    Thursday, 11.1.2018, 15:00
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Scalable Data Extraction Via Program Synthesis

    Web extraction is an important research topic that has been studied extensively, receiving a lot of attention and focus. Large amounts of data are ...

    Speaker:
    Adi Omari
    Date:
    Thursday, 11.1.2018, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Theory Seminar: Testing Bounded Arboricity

    In this work we consider the problem of testing whether a graph has bounded arboricity. The family of graphs with bounded arboricity includes, among ...

    Speaker:
    Dana Ron (Tel-Aviv University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 10.1.2018, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

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  • ceClub: Coded Caching for Content Distribution Networks

    Caching is the most effective practice for reducing delays and congestion in networks aimed at content distribution. In this work we address the setup ...

    Speaker:
    Barak Farbman (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 10.1.2018, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

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  • Computational Challenges and Algorithms in Planning for Robotic Systems

    In recent years, robots have played an active role in everyday life: medical robots assist in complex surgeries, low-cost commercial robots clean houses and ...

    Speaker:
    Oren Salzman - CS-Lecture
    Date:
    Wednesday, 10.1.2018, 10:30
    Place:
    Room 644 Taub Bld.

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  • Bridging the Gap between End-users and Knowledge Sources: Discovery, Selection and Utilization

    Increasingly adopted Web-based knowledge sources, such as knowledge graphs and crowdsourcing platforms, pose a great challenge in making them accessible to non-expert end-users. In ...

    Speaker:
    Yael Amsterdamer - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE
    Date:
    Tuesday, 9.1.2018, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Pixel Club: Weakly Supervised Learning for Mammogram Classification

    In several clinical routines such as mammography, the early detection of breast cancer has an enormous impact in the patient survival. Radiologists nowadays are ...

    Speaker:
    Rami Ben-Ari (IBM)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 9.1.2018, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Cryptography Outside the Black Box

    Computational problems whose input is a program are central in Cryptography, as well as Complexity, Learning, and Optimization. The nature of such problems crucially ...

    Speaker:
    Omer Paneth - CS-Lecture
    Date:
    Tuesday, 9.1.2018, 10:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Designing Robust Sensing Matrix for Compressive Sensing and a Speeding-Up Convergence Method via SESOP with Multigrid

    In the previous research, people tend to optimize the sensing matrix to improve the signal reconstruction accuracy for compressive sensing (CS) system. However, they ...

    Speaker:
    Tao Hong
    Date:
    Monday, 8.1.2018, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • YAHOO DAY at CS

    YAHOO DAY at CSYahoo will hold the annual event at Technion CS on Monday, January 8, 2018, 12:00-14:00, in room 337 (3rd floor) of the CS Taub ...

    Date:
    Monday, 8.1.2018, 12:00
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Selective Classification for Deep Neural Networks

    Selective classification techniques (also known as reject option) have not yet been considered in the context of deep neural networks (DNNs). These techniques can ...

    Speaker:
    Yonatan Geifman
    Date:
    Sunday, 7.1.2018, 13:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Extracting Automata from Recurrent Neural Networks Using Queries and Counterexamples

    We address the problem of extracting an automaton from a trained recurrent neural network (RNN). We present a novel algorithm that uses exact learning ...

    Speaker:
    Gail Weiss
    Date:
    Thursday, 4.1.2018, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Evolving hardware and operating system interfaces through programmability

    Hardware and operating system interfaces should ideally enable to build performant systems that are also robust and secure. Alas, these goals frequently conflict, necessitating ...

    Speaker:
    Nadav Amit - CS-Lecture
    Date:
    Thursday, 4.1.2018, 10:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • CSpecial Talk: How to Stop Fearing Code Changes: Version Management with git

    CSpecial Talk: How to Stop Fearing Code Changes: Version Management with gitYou are invited  to the first of series of meetings of technical workshop on various topics, on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018, ate 18:30. The ...

    Speaker:
    Maya Anderson (IBM Research}
    Date:
    Wednesday, 3.1.2018, 18:30
    Place:
    TBD

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  • Academic Career, How is it Done?

    Academic Career, How is it Done?We are happy to invite your to the third of series of meetings on career and job seeking which will be held at CS, ...

    Date:
    Wednesday, 3.1.2018, 15:00
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Theory Seminar: Locally-Iterative Coloring below Szegedy-Vishwanathan’s Barrier

    We consider graph coloring and related problems in the distributed message-passing model. **Locally-iterative** algorithms are especially important in this setting. These are algorithms in ...

    Speaker:
    Michael Elkin (Ben-Gurion University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 3.1.2018, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

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  • ceClub: Side Channel Attacks on Implementations of Curve25519

    In recent years, applications increasingly adopt security primitives designed from the start with built-in side channel protection. A concrete example is Curve25519, which has ...

    Speaker:
    Daniel Genkin and Yuval Yarom (University of Pennsylvania and University of Maryland; University of Adelaide)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 3.1.2018, 11:30
    Place:
    EE Meyer Building 861

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  • Theory Talk: The Edited Truth

    We introduce two new cryptographic notions in the realm of public and symmetric key encryption. * Encryption with invisible edits is an encryption scheme ...

    Speaker:
    Saleet Klein (MIT)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 2.1.2018, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

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  • Pixel Club: Sparse Continuous Wavelet Transforms via a Wavelet-Plancherel Theory

    It is well known that certain classes of signals can be effectively represented using a wavelet basis or a wavelet frame, keeping only a ...

    Speaker:
    Ron Levie (Tel-Aviv University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 2.1.2018, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

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  • CGGC Seminar: Two Modeling Primitives for Computer Aided Geometric Design

    Computer Aided Geometric Design concerns development of algorithms and accompanying software, towards design of parts and structures with a high degree of numerical precision. ...

    Speaker:
    Jinesh Machchhar (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Monday, 1.1.2018, 14:00
    Place:
    Taub 401

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