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Colloquium 10/31: Mike Baiocchi ’03 and Jordan Rodu ’05

Mike Baiocchi ’03 Jordan Rodu ’05 Special Computer Science Colloquium: Tuesday, October 31st @ 7:00pm in Wege   Colloquium credit for attendance and Spooky Snacks provided!  Outcome Reasoning: the under-discussed engine powering black box algorithms We’ll start this talk discussing a couple of studies: (i) a randomized trial… Continue reading »

Colloquium 10/06 or 10/13 – Shikha Singh

Friday, Oct 06 (Oct 13 is Mountain Day backup) 2:35pm in Wege Auditorium Leveraging ML Predictions for Beyond-Worst-Case Algorithm Design Traditionally, we measure the performance of algorithms in the worst-case model.   That is, the algorithms are designed to perform well against an adversarial input sequence.  While the worst-case paradigm… Continue reading »

Friday 9/29 Colloquium – Dzung Pham ’20

Computer Science Colloquium Friday Sept 29 2:35pm in Wege On the Challenges of Building Privacy-preserving Chatbot Services With the recent rise of data-hungry chatbot technology such as ChatGPT, it has become increasingly important that we critically examine its implications from a privacy perspective. In this colloquium, I will discuss my… Continue reading »

Colloquium Sept. 19 – Diwas Timilsina ’16

Computer Science Colloquium Tuesday, Sept 19 7:15pm in Wege (TCL 123) Come hear from CS alum Diwas Timilsina ’16 about his trajectory from Williams to AirBnB and ask any questions you may have about life after Williams. CS colloquium credit will be awarded for attendance. Snacks will be served! This… Continue reading »

Colloquium Sept 15, 2023 – David Mimno, Cornell

Friday, September 15 @ 2:35pm Wege Auditorium The data in data science: measuring the impact of data curation on large language model pretraining Large language models like BERT and ChatGPT are fundamentally a reflection of the data used to train them. Putting together millions of documents from diverse sources requires… Continue reading »