Computer Science Colloquia

In the new building. See directions from main gate.

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This page describes the Computer Science Colloquia. They are distributed through email ( and through this page.

The colloquia are usually held on Tuesdays at 14:30 and on Thursdays at 14:30 at the Computer Science new Taub building, room 337-8 (Sometimes held on Sundays 14:30). (The new Taub Building is located near "Amado" and "Mosad Neeman".)

Last modified on: Wed Jan 3 07:27:30 IST 2018 by: Hadas Heier (Coordinator: Yuval Filmus)

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November 2017

Time+Place: Tuesday 07/11/2017 14:30 Room 337 Taub Bld.
Title: Complexity-Theoretic Foundations of Quantum Supremacy Experiments
Speaker: Scott Aaronson - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE
Affiliation: University of Texas, Austin, Computer Science
Host: Yuval Filmus

Time+Place: Monday 13/11/2017 12:30 Room 337 Taub Bld.
Title: Explaining the Success of AdaBoost and Random Forests as Interpolating Classifiers
Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School
Host: Ran El-Yaniv

Time+Place: Tuesday 21/11/2017 14:30 Room 337 Taub Bld.
Title: Information Theory of Deep Learning
Speaker: Naftali Tishby - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE
Affiliation: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Host: Yuval Filmus

Time+Place: Sunday 26/11/2017 10:30 Room 401 Taub Bld.
Title: Inverse Problems and Unsupervised Learning with applications to Cryo-Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM)
Speaker: Roy Lederman - CS-Lecture
Affiliation: Princeton University

December 2017

Time+Place: Tuesday 05/12/2017 14:30 Room 337 Taub Bld.
Title: Unstructured Parallelism Considered Harmful -- Improving Software Reliability and Performance through Structured Parallelism
Speaker: Prof. Vivek Sarkar - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE
Affiliation: Stephen Fleming Chair for Telecommunications, Georgia Institute of Technology
Host: Eran Yahav

Time+Place: Monday 18/12/2017 10:30 Room 601 Taub Bld.
Title: Interplays between Machine Learning and Optimization
Speaker: Tomer Koren - CS-Lecture
Affiliation: Google, Mountain View

Time+Place: Tuesday 19/12/2017 14:30 Room 337 Taub Bld.
Title: Faster and Simpler Distributed CONGEST-Algorithms for Testing and Correcting Graph Properties
Affiliation: Dept. of Electrical Engineering-Systems, Tel-Aviv University
Host: Yuval Filmus

Time+Place: Thursday 21/12/2017 10:30 Room 601 Taub Bld.
Title: Overcoming Intractability in Learning
Speaker: Roi Livni - CS-Lecture
Affiliation: Princeton University, CS Dept.

Time+Place: Thursday 28/12/2017 14:30 Room 337 Taub Bld.
Title: Exact Learning in Data-driven Systems
Speaker: Dana Drachsler Cohen - SPECIAL GUEST LECTURE
Affiliation: Dept. of Computer Science at ETH Zurich.
Host: Eran Yahav

January 2018

Time+Place: Thursday 04/01/2018 10:30 Room 601 Taub Bld.
Title: Evolving hardware and operating system interfaces through programmability
Speaker: Nadav Amit - CS-Lecture
Affiliation: VMware's Research Group, Palo Alto, Calif.

Time+Place: Tuesday 09/01/2018 10:30 Room 601 Taub Bld.
Title: Cryptography Outside the Black Box
Speaker: Omer Paneth - CS-Lecture
Affiliation: M I T - Cryptography group

Time+Place: Tuesday 09/01/2018 14:30 Room 337 Taub Bld.
Title: Bridging the Gap between End-users and Knowledge Sources: Discovery, Selection and Utilization
Speaker: Yael Amsterdamer - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE
Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, Bar Ilan University
Host: Yuval Filmus

Time+Place: Wednesday 10/01/2018 10:30 Room 601 Taub Bld.
Title: Computational Challenges and Algorithms in Planning for Robotic Systems
Speaker: Oren Salzman - CS-Lecture
Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon University

Time+Place: Tuesday 16/01/2018 14:30 Room 337 Taub Bld.
Title: Personalization is a Two-Way Street
Speaker: Ronny Lempel - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE
Affiliation: Outbrain
Host: Yuval Filmus

Time+Place: Tuesday 23/01/2018 10:30 Room Auditorium 2 Taub Bld.
Title: On the Expressive Power of ConvNets and RNNs as a Function of their Architecture
Affiliation: Hebrew University; CEO & CTO, Mobileye; Senior Vice President, Intel Corporation
Host: Ron Kimmel

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