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2020-21 Speakers

Kristin Stephens-Martinez

Assistant Professor, Duke University
"A Scaled Class is a Rich Class: How to approach large class data sets to drive class improvements"
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Emma Alexander

Postdoc, UC Berkeley
"Bio-Inspired Visual Sensing: Depth, Color, and Motion"
Monday, May 24, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Martez Mott

Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research
"Accessible Virtual Reality for People with Limited Mobility"
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


Emina Torlak

Associate Professor, University of Washington
"Solver-Aided Programming for All"
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Rob Voigt 

Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
"Linguistically-Informed NLP for Social Impact"
Monday, April 26, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Aditi Raghunathan

Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
"Rethinking the Role of Data in Robust Machine Learning"
Friday, April 16, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


Miklos Racz

Assistant Professor, Princeton University
"Algorithmic and Statistical Challenges on Large Discrete Structures"
Monday, March 29, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Swabha Swayamdipta

Postdoctoral Investigator, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
"Modeling Humans for Designing Effective Collaborative AI Systems"
Monday, March 15, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Ishwarya Ananthabhotla

Ph.D. Candidate, MIT
"“Cognitive Audio”: Enabling Auditory Interfaces with an Understanding of How We Hear"
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lucy Lu Wang

Postdoctoral Investigator, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
"Practical NLP for Biomedicine"
Monday, March 8, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Shiwali Mohan

AI Systems Researcher, Xerox PAC
"Modeling Humans for Designing Effective Collaborative AI Systems"
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Bashima Islam

Ph.D. Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Computing on the extreme edge"
Monday, February 22, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Gonzalo Ramos

hosted by Latin@CS
Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research at Redmond
"Interactive Machine Teaching: Concepts and Lessons"
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Noshir Contractor

Professor, Northwestern
"People Analytics: Using Digital Exhaust from the Web to Leverage Network Insights in the Workplace"
Friday, January 22, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Chad Jenkins

Professor, Associate Director of the Robotics Institute, University of Michigan
“Semantic Robot Programming...and Maybe Making the World a Better Place"
Monday, January 11, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
 

Netta Gurari

Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
"New Approaches for Characterizing Perception using Human-Computer Interfaces: Implications for Stroke"
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
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Stevie Chancellor

Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University
Human-Centered Machine Learning for Dangerous Mental Health Behaviors Online
Monday, November 23, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
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Steve Franconeri

Professor, Northwestern University
"A Neural Network Model of Human Perception + Understanding in Data Visualizations"
Monday, November 11, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Jennifer Cutler

Associate Professor, Northwestern University
"Leveraging social media’s structure to improve marketing insight extraction"
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Konstantin Makarychev

Associate Professor, Northwestern University
"Three Tales on Clustering: From theory to practice"
Monday, October 26, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
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Jennie Rogers

Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
"Privacy-preserving querying for data federations"
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
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Emily Cooper

Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley
"Perceptual Science for Augmented Reality"
Monday, October 19, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
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Matt Easterday

Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
"Educational technology for civics"
Friday, October 9, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
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Aravindan Vijayaraghavan

Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
"How to reason about typical instances of algorithmic problems"
Monday, October 5, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
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Speakers in 2019 - 2020

Prof. Ying Wu

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northwestern University
“Making Intelligent Seeing Machines”
Hosted by: Prof. Randy Berry

Prof. Andrew McPherson

Associate Professo, Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London
“Digital Musical Instrument Design: a Player-Centered Approach” 
Hosted by: Prof. Bryan Pardo

Prof. Ágnes Horvát

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies at Northwestern University.
“The Science of Sharing and the Sharing of Science: Diffusion of Scientific Articles across Online Platforms”
Hosted by: Prof. Robby Findler

Prof. Kathi Fisler

Professor (Research), Computer Science at Brown University.
“In Defense of Little Code”
Hosted by: Prof. Robby Findler

Leana Golubchik

Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at USC
“Deconstructing Distributed Deep Learning”
Hosted by: Prof. Samir Khuller

Dr. Kate Compton

Open-source researcher
Casual Creators: Powering-Up Creativity with AI
Hosted by: Prof. Ian Horswill

Prof. Maya Ackerman

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering at Santa Clara University
Machines as Creative Partners
Hosted by: Prof. Bryan Pardo

Prof. Fred Chong

Professor, Computer Science at the University of Chicago
“Resource-Efficient Quantum Computing by Breaking Abstractions”
Hosted by: Prof. Nikos Hardavellas


Speakers in 2018


Prof. Nick Diakopoulos

Assistant Professor, Computational Journalism Lab (CJL) at Northwestern University
“Journalistic Media Mining”
Hosted by: Prof. Larry Birnbaum

Prof. Constantinos Daskalakis

Professor, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT
“Improving Generative Adversarial Networks using Game Theory and Statistics”
Hosted by: EECS Department

Prof. Denis Nekipelov

Associate Professor, Department of Economics at University of Virginia
“Empirical Studies of Markets with Learning Agents”
Hosted by: EECS Department

Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIIT Delhi
“Privacy & Security in Online Social Media”
Hosted by: Prof. Yan Chen

Prof. Joyce Chai

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University
“Language Communication with Robots”
Hosted by: Prof. Kenneth D. Forbus

Dr. Maxim Sviridenko

Senior Director, Scalable Algorithms and Machine Learning at Yahoo Research
“Matching Auctions for Search and Native Ads”
Hosted by: Prof. Konstantin Makarychev

Kent Quanrud

PhD Student, Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
“Submodular Function Maximization in Parallel via the Multilinear Relaxation”
Hosted by: Prof. Konstantin Makarychev

Prof. Michael Hicks

Professor, Department of Computer Science at University of Maryland
“Updatable Software since 2001: A Research Odyssey”
Hosted by: Prof. Christos Dimoulas

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Speakers in 2017

Prof. Mike Eisenberg

Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder
"Designing for Irrational Curiosity"
Hosted by: CS Division & CSLS Graduate Program

Dr. Huck Bennett

Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University
"On the Quantitative Hardness of the Closest Vector Problem"
Hosted by: CS Division

Prof. Andy Ko

Associate Professor, University of Washington
"Learning to Code: Why We Fail, How We Flourish"
Hosted by: Prof. Haoqi Zhang

Prof. Dan Roth

Eduardo D. Glandt Distinguished Professor, University of Pennsylvania
"Natural Language Understanding with Incidental Supervision"
Hosted by: Prof. Doug Downey

Dr. Shuo Chen

Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research
"Reflections about Security Research in an Industrial Lab"
Hosted by: CS Division

Dana Berman

PhD Candidate, Tel Aviv University
"Haze Lines for Single Image Dehazing & Color Restoration"
Hosted by: Prof. Oliver S. Cossairt

Dr. Ioan Raicu

Associate Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology
"Big Data System Infrastructure at Extreme Scales"
Hosted by: CS & CE Dept.

Prof. Matthias Scheutz

Professor, Tufts University
"Towards an Integrated Architecture for Open-World Human-Robot Interactions"
Hosted by: Prof. Kenneth D Forbus

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Speakers in 2016

Prof. Nick Montfort

Professor of Digital Media, MIT
"Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities"
Hosted by: Prof. Ian Horswill

Prof. Lenhart Schubert

Professor, CS Dept. at University of Rochester
"From Semantic Parsing to Knowledge-Based Reasoning"
Hosted by: Prof. Ken Forbus

Leilani Battle

PhD Student, CSAIL Database Research Group at MIT
"Behavior-Driven Optimization Techniques for Scalable Data Exploration"
Hosted by: Prof. Jennie Rogers

Prof. Arvind Krishnamurthy

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington
"A Software Defined Data Plane for Datacenters"
Hosted by: Prof. Fabian Bustamante

Dr. Peter Clark

Senior Research Manager at the Allen Institute for AI
"Project Aristo: Towards a System that Can Answer Elementary Science Questions"
Hosted by: Prof. Ken Forbus

Prof. Matthias Felleisen

Trustee Professor, College of CIS at Northeastern University
"Types for Untyped Languages"
Hosted by: Prof. Robby Findler

Prof. Karen Livescu

Assistant Professor, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago at the University of Chicago
"Toward Neural Segmental Sequence Models"
Hosted by: Prof. Doug Downey

Johan de Kleer

Director, Systems & Practices Laboratory at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
"A New Paradigm for Design"
Hosted by: Prof. Ken Forbus

Prof. Jack Lutz

Professor of Computer Science, Iowa State University
"50 Shades of Symbolic Representation and Reasoning"
Hosted by: Prof. Ming-Yang Kao

Prof. Daniel Jackson

Professor of Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"What are the Elements of Software Design?"
Hosted by: Prof. Robby Findler

Dr. Pablo Sprechmann

Postdoctoral Researcher, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University
"Solving Inverse Problems in Image & Audio Processing: From Sparse Models to Deep Learning"
Hosted by: Prof. Bryan Pardo

Prof. Arjun Guha

Assistant Professor of CS, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
"Reclaiming Security for Web Programmers"
Hosted by: Prof. Robby Findler

Dr. Manuel Serrano

Senior Scientist at INRIA
"Programming the Diffuse Web with Hop.js & HipHop.js"
Hosted by: Prof. Robby Findler

Prof. Siddhartha Jonnalagadda

Assistant Professor in Preventive Medicine-Health & Biomedical Informatics at Northwestern
"Natural Language Processing Applications in Biomedicine"
Hosted by: Prof. Robby Findler

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