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Alexandra Boldyreva - Secure Communication Channel Establishment: TLS 1.3 (Over TCP Fast Open) vs. QUIC

Secure channel establishment protocols such as TLS are some of the most important cryptographic protocols, enabling the encryption of Internet traffic. Reducing the latency (the number of…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 13th, 2019 5 plays 0  

Nima Anari - Rapidly Mixing Random Walks via Log-Concave Polynomials (Part 2)

(This is Part 2, continuation of Tuesday's lecture.)A fundamental tool used in sampling, counting, and inference problems is the Markov Chain Monte Carlo method, which uses random walks to solve…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 13th, 2019 3 plays 0  

Nima Anari - Rapidly Mixing Random Walks via Log-Concave Polynomials (Part 1)

A fundamental tool used in sampling, counting, and inference problems is the Markov Chain Monte Carlo method, which uses random walks to solve computational problems. The main parameter defining the…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 13th, 2019 4 plays 0  

Ravi Kumar - Algorithmic Discrete Choice

In this talk we consider random utility models for discrete choice. In discrete choice, the task is to select exactly one element from a discrete set of alternatives. We focus on algorithmic…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 13th, 2019 3 plays 0  

Takamitsu “Taka” Ito - Turning Sour, Bloated, and Out of Breath: Ocean Chemistry under Global Warming

In 1997, the Japanese oceanographer Yoshiyuki Nozaki compiled a periodic table of ocean chemistry, encapsulating the distribution of elements as a function of depth. In this periodic table, many…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 13th, 2019 2 plays 0  

Rong Ge - What 2-layer neural nets can we optimize?

Optimizing neural networks is a highly nonconvex problem, and even optimizing a 2-layer neural network can be challenging. In the recent years many different approaches were proposed to learn 2-layer…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 12th, 2019 7 plays 0  

Daniel Goldman - Robophysics: Physics Meets Robotics

Robots will soon move from the factory floor and into our lives (e.g., autonomous cars, package delivery drones, and search-and-rescue devices). However, compared to living systems, robot…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 12th, 2019 3 plays 0  

HyunJoo Oh - Everyday Materials Transformed by Computing

Look around at some of the familiar objects and materials in your surroundings. These things can be transformed. By combining everyday materials with computing, we can extend and reimagine their…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 12th, 2019 7 plays 0  

Nigel Pedersen - Epilepsy – Beyond the Local Network

While human research has emphasized the large-scale network disruptions in the epilepsies and their co-morbidities, basic science has typically focused on local networks. In rodents, more general…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 12th, 2019 3 plays 0  

Krystina Madej - Disney Animation: Story and Technology

Walt Disney is described variously as an American entrepreneur, a film producer, a pioneer of the American animation industry, the founder of the theme park industry. Public perception of him is of a…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 11th, 2019 4 plays 0  

Keith Duggar - Bringing Intelligent Supply Chain to Life: Practical Paths on Azure

Though building a Connected Intelligent Supply Chain can seem daunting, we say Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast. To that end, the Microsoft Azure ecosystem provides platforms, products, and services…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 11th, 2019 10 plays 0  

John Wise, Gongjie Li - Cosmology and Exoplanets: Unpacking the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics

Cosmology studies the universe at the largest scales, applying the laws of physics over billions of light years and all the way back to the universe's infancy. In dozens of groundbreaking…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 7th, 2019 4 plays 0  

John Rogers - Semiconductor Nanomaterials for Transient Electronics

A remarkable feature of modern integrated circuit technology is its ability to operate in a stable fashion, with almost perfect reliability, without physical or chemical change. Recently developed…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 30th, 2019 13 plays 0  

Arijit Raychowdhury - Machine Learning in Profiled Side-Channel Attacks and Low-Overhead Countermeasures

Computationally secure Cryptographic algorithms, when implemented on physical hardware leak correlated physical signatures (e.g. power supply current, electromagnetic radiation, acoustic, thermal)…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 30th, 2019 9 plays 0  

Umang Bhaskar - Partial Function Extension with Applications to Learning and Property Testing

In partial function extension, we are given a partial function consisting of points from a domain and a function value at each point.Our objective is to determine if this partial function can be…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 30th, 2019 1 plays 0