Department News

Ward Prize Presentations 2023

Tuesday, May 16 1:30-3:30pm Wege (TCL 123) A presentation by students nominated for the 2023 Rich Ward Prize for Best Student Project in Computer Science. CS Colloquium credit awarded for attendance.   Presenters: Sanjeev Ashok Kumar and Lauren McCarey: “Sampling Methods in Text Generation” Ye Shu: “A Decentralized, Blocking-Resistant Instant Messaging System” Caleb… Continue reading »

2023 Thesis Defenses

Computer Science Thesis Defenses Monday, May 15 Wege Auditorium – TCL 123 *Colloquium credits offered for attendance: 2 credits for morning session & 2 credits for the afternoon.* 10:00 am: Jacob Chen – “Causal Inference with Outcome-Dependent Missingness and Self-Censoring” 10:40 am: Rachel Nguyen – “Algorithms for Multihoming-Based Website Fingerprinting Defense” 11:20… Continue reading »

Friday: End of Semester CS Social

Join CS faculty and staff to celebrate the end of Spring semester! When: Friday, May 12 – 2:30-4:00pm Where: Science Quad (rain location: EcoCafe) Who: All CS students and majors! What: Popsicles, ice cream novelties, lawn games & general merriment … Continue reading »

Computer Science Colloquium – Sandra Liu, MIT

Computer Science Colloquium Friday, May 05 @ 2:35pm Wege Auditorium, TCL 123 Tactile Soft, Compliant Robotic Manipulators When we look to the future of soft robotics and manipulation, we begin to look towards sensory-rich and compliant grasping mechanisms. Not only do we want to capitalize on the significant advantages… Continue reading »

Colloquium April 21: Dean Knox, UPenn

Friday, April 21 2:35pm in Wege (TCL 123) Optimal Allocation of Data-Collection Resources Complications in applied work often prevent researchers from obtaining unique point estimates of target quantities using cheaply available data—at best, ranges of possibilities, or sharp bounds, can be reported. To make progress, researchers frequently collect more… Continue reading »

CS Colloquium Friday, April 07 – Rik Sengupta, UMass Amherst

Friday, April 07 @ 2:35pm Wege Auditorium (TCL 123) Graphical Fair Allocations of Indivisible Goods In the EconCS community, the theory of fair allocations of indivisible goods is of rapid growing interest. For instance, the desirable condition of *envy-freeness* (EF) cannot be achieved in general, so relaxed fairness notions such… Continue reading »

Colloquium 3/10 – Graduate School Discussion

Computer Science Colloquium Graduate School Panel March 10 @ 2:35pm Wege Auditorium (TCL 123)   Thinking about graduate school? CS faculty will discuss everything you need to know about graduate school including; deadlines, personal statements, finding an advisor, research, application process, and choosing the right school. Colloquium credit… Continue reading »