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  • Mar
    20

    CS Distinguished Seminar: Prof. Maneesh Agrawala, Forest Baskett Professor of CS & Director of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Stanford University, "Making and Breaking Video"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    12:00 PM 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    Prof. Maneesh Agrawala

    The CS Department welcomes Prof. Maneesh Agrawala, Forest Baskett Professor of CS & Director of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Stanford University.

    Agrawala will present a talk entitled "Making and Breaking Video" on Wednesday, March 20 at 12:00 PM in MUDD Hall 3rd Floor Seminar Room.

    Abstract: Video has become a primary medium for communicating ideas, making sense of information and telling stories. It is central to making, establishing and conveying human cultures throughout the world. Whether it is a soap opera, broadcast news, cinematic film, or even viral YouTube clips, the most watched video is engaging and usually involves careful attention to production.

    Technological advances have made it easy to capture video using our mobile devices. But the raw media rarely tells a compelling story. In the first part of this talk I'll present recent projects that aim to significantly reduce the effort required to edit and produce high-quality video. Our tools are designed to let storytellers specify high-level objectives and let the computer handle lower-level details in putting together the raw materials. In the second part of the talk I’ll present our work on building tools for analyzing large collections of video. I’ll show how we can extract trends and patterns from a collection of 10 years of 24-7 cable TV news coverage, and from a set of over 500 cinematic films covering the last 100 years.

    Bio: Prof. Maneesh Agrawala is the Forest Baskett Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Stanford University. He works on computer graphics, human computer interaction and visualization. His focus is on investigating how cognitive design principles can be used to improve the effectiveness of audio/visual media. The goals of this work are to discover the design principles and then instantiate them in both interactive and automated design tools. He received an Okawa Foundation Research Grant (2006), an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship (2007), an NSF CAREER Award (2007), a SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award (2008), a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2009), and an Allen Distinguished Investigator Award (2014).

    Hosted by CS Prof. Jessica Hullman

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    TIME Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    LOCATION 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)    map it

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Apr
    10

    CS+X Colloquium: Mashfiqui Rabbi, Harvard University: Improving Health and Well-being with Just-in-time Adaptive Interventions

    Department of Computer Science

    12:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Apr
    17

    Whole-Brain Leadership for PhD Students Seminar Series: Ken Alder

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM ITW classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    LOCATION ITW classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center    map it

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  • May
    1

    Whole-Brain Leadership for PhD Students Seminar Series: Shari Diamond

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM ITW classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • May
    22

    Whole-Brain Leadership for PhD Students Seminar Series: Todd Rosenthal

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM ITW classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • May
    31

    Center for Physical Genomics and Engineering Symposium

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    9:00 AM Daniel Hale Williams Auditorium, McGaw Pavilion

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    TIME Friday, May 31, 2019 at 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    LOCATION Daniel Hale Williams Auditorium, McGaw Pavilion    map it

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    CONTACT Ben Keane    b-keane@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science