# CS Department Events and Talks

• ## On Optimization and Generalization in Deep Learning

TBA

Speaker:
Amir Globerson - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE
Date:
Tuesday, 4.6.2019, 14:30
Place:
Room 337 Taub Bld.
• ## Computer Agents that Interact Proficiently with People

Automated agents that interact proficiently with people can be useful in supporting, training or replacing people in complex tasks. The inclusion of people presents ...

Speaker:
Sarit Kraus - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE
Date:
Tuesday, 30.4.2019, 14:30
Place:
Room 337 Taub Bld.
• ## CS Open Day For Graduate Studies

The 2019 open day invites outstanding undergraduates from all universities to come to the Technion and learn about the Computer Science and Department, to meet ...

Date:
Wednesday, 17.4.2019, 12:15
Place:
Room 337 Taub Bld.
• ## Some systems engineering problems and a little bit of theory

We will consider the SITA server farm scheduling policies which were introduced and studied by Harchol-Balter and her collaborators. In particular we will discuss ...

Speaker:
Eitan Bachmat - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE
Date:
Tuesday, 16.4.2019, 14:30
Place:
Room 337 Taub Bld.
• ## From Cognitive Biases to the Communication Complexity of Local Search

In this talk I will tell you how analyzing economic markets where agents have cognitive biases has led to better understanding of the communication ...

Speaker:
Shahar Dobzinski - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE
Date:
Tuesday, 2.4.2019, 14:30
Place:
Room 337 Taub Bld.
• ## CYBERDAY 2019

CYBERDAY 2019 event, organized by Prof. Eli Biham, Prof. Sara Bitan, and the Technion Hiroshi Fujiwara Cyber Security Research Center, will be held ...

Date:
Tuesday, 12.3.2019, 09:30
Place:
Technion

In this thesis, we show how geometry, and specifically parametric freeform geometry, can be used to solve manufacturing related problems. This thesis deals with ...

Speaker:
Ben Ezair
Date:
Sunday, 3.3.2019, 13:30
Place:
Taub 337
• ## GAIA: An OS Page Cache for Heterogeneous Systems

We propose a principled approach to integrating GPU memory with an OS page cache. We design GAIA, a weakly-consistent page cache that spans CPU ...

Speaker:
Tanya Brokhman
Date:
Wednesday, 27.2.2019, 11:30
Place:
Electrical Eng. Building 861
• ## Lazy Evaluation Methods for Complex Event Processing

Rapid advances in data-driven applications over recent years have intensified the need for efficient mechanisms capable of real-time monitoring and detecting arbitrarily complex patterns ...

Speaker:
Ilya Kolchinsky
Date:
Tuesday, 26.2.2019, 12:30
Place:
Taub 601
• ## Pixel Club: Image Restoration by Iterative Denoising and Backward Projections

Inverse problems appear in many applications, such as image deblurring, inpainting and super-resolution. The common approach to address them is to design a specific ...

Speaker:
Tom Tirer (Tel-Aviv University)
Date:
Tuesday, 26.2.2019, 11:30
Place:
Room 337 Taub Bld.
• ## Understanding the Context of micro-actions on the Web

The wide usage of smartphones encourages users to ubiquitously and constantly interact with web applications like microblogs and search engines. Examples of atomic interactions, ...

Speaker:
Date:
Thursday, 21.2.2019, 10:00
Place:
Taub 601
• ## Approximation Algorithms for the Maximum Carpool Matching and Submodular Maximization

In the Maximum Carpool Matching problem we seek for the best way a group of people can share their ride based on their personal ...

Speaker:
Date:
Wednesday, 20.2.2019, 15:00
Place:
Taub 601
• ## Pixel Club: Improving Patch Similarity Measure Using Order Preserving Criterion and Learned Context Features

Patch matching and local treatment of images has proven to be a successful strategy for problems such as image denoising, inpainting, super-resolution, image editing ...

Speaker:
Stav Shapiro (CS & EE, Technion)
Date:
Tuesday, 19.2.2019, 11:30
Place:
Room 337 Taub Bld.
• ## Pixel Club: The Contextual Loss

Feed-forward CNNs trained for image transformation problems rely on loss functions that measure the similarity between the generated image and a target image. Most ...

Speaker:
Roey Mechrez (EE, Technion)
Date:
Tuesday, 12.2.2019, 11:30
Place:
Electrical Eng. Building 1061
• ## Distribution-free models of social and information networks

The mathematical study of social and information networks has historically centered around generative models for such networks (preferential attachment, the Chung-Lu random graph model, ...

Speaker:
Prof. Tim Roughgraden - SPECIAL DISTINGUISHED LECTURE - note unusual date
Date:
Thursday, 7.2.2019, 14:30
Place:
Room 337 Taub Bld.
• ## Understanding Reader Backtracking Behavior in Online News Articles

Rich engagement data can shed light on how people interact with online content and how such interactions may be determined by the content of ...

Speaker:
Date:
Tuesday, 29.1.2019, 12:30
Place:
Taub 401
• ## ceClub: Practical Reliability of Systems

Recent years have seen the emergence of new kinds of software including deep learning, programmable computer networks, and blockchains. Unfortunately, these systems have been ...

Speaker:
Dana Drachsler-Cohen (ETH, Zurich)
Date:
Tuesday, 29.1.2019, 11:30
Place:
Electrical Eng. Building 861
• ## Pixel Club: Embrace The Noise-Mining Clinical Reports to Gain a Broad Understanding of Chest X-rays

The chest X-ray scan is by far the most commonly performed radiological examination for screening and diagnosis of many cardiac and pulmonary diseases. It ...

Speaker:
Jonathan Laserson (Zebra Medical Vision)
Date:
Tuesday, 29.1.2019, 11:30
Place:
Room 337 Taub Bld.
• ## Applying Machine Learning for Identifying Attacks at Run-time

With the increase in malicious activity over the Internet, it has become extremely important to build tools for automatic detection of such activity. There ...

Speaker:
Nurit Devir
Date:
Monday, 28.1.2019, 10:00
Place:
Taub 601
• ## Learning Word Relatedness over Time

Search systems are often focused on providing relevant results for the "now", assuming both corpora and user needs that focus on the present. However, ...

Speaker:
Guy Rosin
Date:
Sunday, 27.1.2019, 15:00
Place:
Taub 601
• ## Theory Seminar: Weak Zero-Knowledge Beyond the Black-Box Barrier

The round complexity of zero-knowledge protocols is a long-standing open question, yet to be settled under standard assumptions. So far, the question has appeared ...

Speaker:
Omer Paneth (MIT)
Date:
Wednesday, 23.1.2019, 12:30
Place:
Taub 201
• ## TONIGHT! Exposure Evening to Communication Networks

The CS Computer Communication Lab (LCCN) invites you to an exposure evening to communication networks - to get to know the laboratory activity, ...

Date:
Tuesday, 22.1.2019, 18:30
Place:
Room 337 Taub Bld.
• ## TODAY! Project Fair in IoT, Android, Ransomware and Networks

CS Labs: Systems and Software Development Laboratory (SSDL), Cyber and Computer Security Laboratory (CYBER), The Laboratory for Computer Communication and Networking (LCCN) invite ...

Date:
Tuesday, 22.1.2019, 12:30
Place:
Transparent Hall, Beit Hastudent
• ## Pixel Club: On The Resistance of Neural Networks to Label Noise

Neural Networks have been shown to be remarkably resistant to label noise. This means that you can train a network using a data set ...

Speaker:
Amnon Drory (Tel-Aviv University)
Date:
Tuesday, 22.1.2019, 11:30
Place:
Room 337 Taub Bld.
• ## Pixel Club: Isospectralization, Or How To Hear Shape, Style, and Correspondence

The question whether one can recover the shape of a geometric object from its Laplacian spectrum (‘hear the shape of the drum’) is a ...

Speaker:
Arianna Rampini (Sapienza, University of Rome)
Date:
Monday, 21.1.2019, 11:30
Place:
Room 337 Taub Bld.
• ## Decentralized Monetary Policy for Crypocurrencies

The rapid increase in the popularity of cryptocurrencies brought with it not only questions regarding the quality of the technology itself, but also the ...

Speaker:
Alon Shtaierman
Date:
Monday, 21.1.2019, 11:00
Place:
Taub 601
• ## Theory Seminar: On Complexity of Closest Pair Problem

Given a set of points in a metric space, the Closest Pair problem asks to find a pair of distinct points in the set ...

Speaker:
Karthik C.S.(Weizmann Institute of Science)
Date:
Wednesday, 16.1.2019, 12:30
Place:
Taub 201
• ## Stream Frequency Over Interval Queries

Stream frequency measurements are fundamental in many data stream applications such as financial data trackers, intrusion-detection systems, and network monitoring. Typically, recent data items ...

Speaker:
Rana Shahout
Date:
Wednesday, 16.1.2019, 11:30
Place:
Taub 601
• ## COLLOQUIUM LECTURE - Consolidating and Exploring Open Textual Knowledge

How can we capture effectively the information expressed in multiple texts? How can we allow people, as well as computer applications, to easily explore ...

Speaker:
Ido Dagan
Date:
Tuesday, 15.1.2019, 14:30
Place:
Room 337 Taub Bld.
• ## Pixel Club: On the Expressive Power of ConvNets and RNNs as a Function of their Architecture

The driving force behind convolutional and recurrent networks — two of the most successful deep learning architectures to date — is their expressive power. ...

Speaker:
Or Sharir (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Date:
Tuesday, 15.1.2019, 11:30
Place:
Room 337 Taub Bld.
• ## Coding Theory: Iterative Programming of Noisy Memory Cells

A model which mimics the programming operation of memory cells was first presented by Bunte and Lapidoth. Under this paradigm we assume that cells ...

Speaker:
Michal Horovitz (Migal - Research Institute)
Date:
Sunday, 13.1.2019, 14:30
Place:
Taub 601
• ## Theory Seminar: Prophet Inequalities for Independent Random Variables from an Unknown Distribution

A central object in optimal stopping theory is the single-choice prophet inequality for independent, identically distributed random variables: Given a sequence of random variables ...

Speaker:
Paul Duetting (London School of Economics)
Date:
Wednesday, 9.1.2019, 12:30
Place:
Taub 201
• ## ceClub: Bitcoin-like Blockchain Architectures, Validation without per-Transaction Private Key Signatures

Widely recognized as the inventor of digital cash, David is also known for other fundamental innovations in cryptography, including privacy and secure election technology. ...

Speaker:
David Chaum (The inventor of digital cash)
Date:
Wednesday, 9.1.2019, 11:30
Place:
Electrical Eng. Building 861
• ## Acquisition and Prediction of Gestures' Surface EMG Data Using Sequential Deep Learning Methods

As technology becomes highly integrated into nearly every aspect of life, and in many cases is indispensable, maintaining relative hand functionality is crucial. A ...

Speaker:
Idan Hasson
Date:
Tuesday, 8.1.2019, 11:30
Place:
Taub 601
• ## Pixel Club: Variational Plane-Sweeping for Robust Multi-Image Alignment

We tackle the problem of multiple image alignment and 3D reconstruction under extreme noise. Photographs acquired in scenes with large intensity variations or in ...

Speaker:
Yuval Goldfracht (Marine Imaging Lab, University of Haifa)
Date:
Tuesday, 8.1.2019, 11:30
Place:
Electrical Eng. Building 1061
• ## Natural Language Programming: Turning Texts into Executable Code

Can we program computers in our native tongue? This idea, termed natural language programming (NLPRO), has attracted attention almost since the inception of computers ...

Speaker:
Reut Tsarfaty - GUEST LECTURE
Date:
Tuesday, 8.1.2019, 10:30
Place:
Room 201 Taub Bld.
• ## Deep Anomaly Detection Using Geometric Transformations

We consider the problem of anomaly detection in images, and present a new detection technique. Given a sample of images, all known to belong ...

Speaker:
Izhak Golan
Date:
Monday, 7.1.2019, 11:30
Place:
Taub 601
• ## ceClub: Neural Code Comprehension: A Learnable Representation of Code Semantics

In the era of “Big Code”, research is being conducted into automating the understanding of computer programs. Most of the current works borrow techniques ...

Speaker:
Tal Ben-Nun (ETH Zurich)
Date:
Monday, 7.1.2019, 11:30
Place:
Electrical Eng. Building 1061
• ## Coding Theory: Private Information Retrieval: From Replicated to Arbitrary Linear Coded Data

Private information retrieval (PIR) is a technique of retrieving data from servers in a distributed storage system (DSS), without revealing the identity of the ...

Speaker:
Siddhartha Kumar (Simula UiB)
Date:
Sunday, 6.1.2019, 14:30
Place:
Taub 601
• ## When Existing Techniques Preserve Differential Privacy

It is no secret that online companies, hospitals, credit-card companies and governments hold massive datasets composed of our sensitive personal details. Information from such ...

Speaker:
Or Sheffet - CS-Lecture
Date:
Sunday, 6.1.2019, 10:30
Place:
Room 601 Taub Bld.
• ## On Optimization and Expressiveness in Deep Learning

Understanding deep learning calls for addressing three fundamental questions: expressiveness, optimization and generalization. Expressiveness refers to the ability of compactly sized deep neural networks ...

Speaker:
Date:
Thursday, 3.1.2019, 10:30
Place:
Room 337 Taub Bld.
• ## Theory Seminar: Function-Inversion Problem: Barriers and Opportunities

n the function-inversion problem, an algorithm gets black-box access to a function $f:[N] \to [N]$ and takes as input a point $y \in [N]$, ...

Speaker:
Dima Kogan (Stanford University)
Date:
Wednesday, 2.1.2019, 12:30
Place:
Room 201 Taub Bld.
• ## ceClub: Learning-Assisted Hardware Security

Hardware security of integrated circuits (ICs) is a significant concern in many emerging market segments, such as intelligent transportation, innovative health care, sophisticated security ...

Speaker:
Inna P.-Vaisband (University of Illinois)
Date:
Wednesday, 2.1.2019, 11:30
Place:
EE Meyer Building 861
• ## COLLOQUIUM LECTURE - Toward Human-centered Programming Language Design

Programming languages are a tool for human thought, expression, and work yet they are principally designed using mathematical and engineering techniques. In this talk, ...

Speaker:
Joshua Sunshine
Date:
Tuesday, 1.1.2019, 14:30
Place:
Room 337 Taub Bld.