CS Department Events and Talks

  • SYNTECH: Synthesis Technologies for Reactive Systems Software Engineers

    T B A Shahar Maoz research interests are in Software Engineering, specifically software and systems modeling, modeling languages, and formal methods. He has recently ...

    Speaker:
    Shahar Maoz - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE
    Date:
    Tuesday, 11.6.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • On Optimization and Generalization in Deep Learning

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    Speaker:
    Amir Globerson - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE
    Date:
    Tuesday, 4.6.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • 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 - RESCHEDULED
    Date:
    Tuesday, 14.5.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • CSpecial Talk: Crush Your Coding Interview

    CSpecial Talk: Crush Your Coding InterviewWe are happy to invite your to the fourth of series of meetings on career and job seeking which will be held at CS, ...

    Speaker:
    Dor Gross (Facebook Israel)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 1.5.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 7

    [Full version]

  • 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.

    [Full version]

  • Deep Eikonal Solvers

    A deep learning approach to numerically approximate the solution to the Eikonal equation is introduced. The proposed method is built on the fast marching ...

    Speaker:
    Moshe Lichtenstein
    Date:
    Monday, 29.4.2019, 11:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Generalized Volumetric Foliation from Inverted Viscous Flow

    We propose a controllable geometric flow that decomposes the interior volume of a triangular mesh into a collection of encapsulating layers, which we denote ...

    Speaker:
    David Cohen
    Date:
    Sunday, 28.4.2019, 14:00
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Generalized Volumetric Foliation from Inverted Viscous Flow

    We propose a controllable geometric flow that decomposes the interior volume of a triangular mesh into a collection of encapsulating layers, which we denote ...

    Speaker:
    David Cohen (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 28.4.2019, 11:00
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [Full version]

  • Effective Enumeration of Tree Decompositions for Solver Optimization

    Many intractable computational problems on graphs admit tractable algorithms when applied to trees or forests. In such cases, a tree decomposition of the input ...

    Speaker:
    Dvir Dukhan
    Date:
    Sunday, 28.4.2019, 11:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • CS Open Day For Graduate Studies

    CS Open Day For Graduate StudiesThe 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.

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: What Are Machine Learning Models Hiding?

    Modern machine learning models exhibit super-human accuracy on tasks from image classification to natural-language processing, but accuracy does not tell the entire story of ...

    Speaker:
    Vitaly Shmatikov (Cornell Tech)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 17.4.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Multi-Hop Paragraph Retrieval for Open-Domain Question Answering

    Question Answering (QA) is one of the core tasks in natural language understanding. This task requires the ability to process and understand natural language ...

    Speaker:
    Yair Feldman
    Date:
    Sunday, 14.4.2019, 16:30
    Place:
    Taub 301

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Geometrical Challenges in Treating Irregular Heart Beat

    This talk presents some of the geometrical aspects involved in treating irregular heart beat rhythm (Arrythmia) using Carto 3 System. Carto 3 is a ...

    Speaker:
    Fady Massarwi (Biosense Webster)
    Date:
    Sunday, 14.4.2019, 13:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Gentle Measurement of Quantum States and Differential Privacy

    We prove a new connection between gentle measurement (where one wants to measure n quantum states, in a way that damages the states only ...

    Speaker:
    Guy Rothblum (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 10.4.2019, 12:45
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Using Cryptography to Utilize an Untrusted Quantum Computer

    The talk will survey new developments that use cryptographic tools in order to use a quantum computer even if it is operated by an ...

    Speaker:
    Zvika Brakerski (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 10.4.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • The Complexity of Relational Queries over Extractions from Text

    Information Extraction (IE) is the task of extracting structured information from textual data. We explore a programming paradigm that is supported by several IE ...

    Speaker:
    Liat Peterfreund
    Date:
    Monday, 8.4.2019, 13:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Deep Neural Networks Motivated by Partial Differential Equations

    Partial differential equations (PDEs) are indispensable for modeling many physical phenomena and also commonly used for solving image processing tasks. In the latter area, ...

    Speaker:
    Eldad Haber (University of British Columbia)
    Date:
    Monday, 8.4.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Knowledge-Based Learning through Feature Generation

    Machine learning algorithms have difficulties to generalize over a small set of examples. Humans can perform such a task by exploiting vast amount of ...

    Speaker:
    Michal Badian
    Date:
    Sunday, 7.4.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • e-lections 2019 Event

    e-lections 2019 Evente-lections 2019 event, organized by Prof. Eli Biham, Orr Dunkelman, Yossi Oren and the Technion Hiroshi Fujiwara Cyber Security Research Center, will be ...

    Date:
    Sunday, 7.4.2019, 09:00
    Place:
    CS Taub Build. Auditorium 2

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Upgrading Security of Encryption Schemes

    There are two well studied security notions for public key encryption schemes: security against passive adversaries and security against active adversaries. In this talk, ...

    Speaker:
    Venkata Koppula (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 3.4.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • On-the-fly Model Checking with Guided Abstraction

    Model checking is an automatic verification method that accepts a system model and a specification, and checks whether the model satisfies the specification. CTL ...

    Speaker:
    Gal Sade
    Date:
    Tuesday, 2.4.2019, 15:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • 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.

    [Full version]

  • Graph Balancing with Orientation Costs

    We consider the Graph Balancing problem, where we are given an undirected multigraph with edge weights and orientation costs. The goal is to find ...

    Speaker:
    Ran Yeheskel
    Date:
    Monday, 1.4.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Volumetric Frame Fields for Hexahedral Meshing

    The hexahedral meshing problem is the volumetric analog of the quad meshing problem, with analogous applications in finite element modeling. One might expect that ...

    Speaker:
    David Palmer (MIT)
    Date:
    Thursday, 28.3.2019, 11:00
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Improved Bounds for Excluded Grid Theorem

    We study the Excluded Grid Theorem, a fundamental structural result in graph theory, that was proved by Robertson and Seymour in their seminal work ...

    Speaker:
    Zihan Tan (University of Chicago)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 27.3.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Spectral Analysis of a Non-Equilibrium Stochastic System on a General Network

    Unravelling underlying complex structures from limited resolution measurements is a known problem arising in many scientific disciplines. We study a stochastic dynamical model with ...

    Speaker:
    Inbar Seroussi (Tel-Aviv University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 26.3.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • A Generic Sharding Scheme for Blockchain Protocols

    Blockchain protocols are notoriously bad at scaling. Most protocols do work reasonably well when used in a small scale. Yet, as the network size ...

    Speaker:
    Zuphit Fidelman
    Date:
    Monday, 25.3.2019, 13:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Geometry Treatment in Fictitious domain Methods

    Fictitious domain methods are an elegant way to circumvent a tedious discretization process, mostly meshing. The core idea is to embedded the geometrically complex ...

    Speaker:
    Benjamin Wassermann (Technical University of Munich)
    Date:
    Sunday, 24.3.2019, 13:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

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  • Theory Seminar: Optimal Short-Circuit Resilient Formulas

    We consider fault-tolerant boolean formulas in which the output of a faulty gate is short-circuited to one of the gate’s inputs. A recent result ...

    Speaker:
    Ran Gelles (Bar-Ilan University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 20.3.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • TODAY! The Finals - 2019 Best Project Contest by Amdocs

    TODAY! The Finals - 2019 Best Project Contest by AmdocsYou are invited to the final stage of the 2019 Best Project Contest. The finalist teams will present and talk about their projects. ...

    Date:
    Wednesday, 20.3.2019, 12:00
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Correspondences between Subdivision Surfaces

    We present a novel method for computing correspondences between subdivision surfaces, represented as functional maps. We leverage two main advantages of the hierarchical structure: ...

    Speaker:
    Meged Shoham (Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 17.3.2019, 13:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Solving Archaeological Puzzles

    Puzzle solving is a difficult problem in its own right, even when the pieces are all square and build up a natural image. But ...

    Speaker:
    Niv Derech
    Date:
    Sunday, 17.3.2019, 10:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • Statistical Approaches to Reverse Engineering

    Today we are literally surrounded by software. Almost all products and services we use on a daily basis involve some piece of software. The ...

    Speaker:
    Omer Katz
    Date:
    Thursday, 14.3.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Find A Cure: Learning to Rank Articles for Molecular Queries

    Billions of dollars a year are spent to develop a new drug. The first step in the drug development process is drug discovery, where ...

    Speaker:
    Aviram Magen
    Date:
    Thursday, 14.3.2019, 12:00
    Place:
    Taub 401

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  • Differentiable Neural Architecture Search with Arithmetic Complexity Constraint

    Neural Architecture Search (NAS) aims to facilitate the design of deep networks for a given task. This is part of a larger trend – ...

    Speaker:
    Yochai Zur
    Date:
    Thursday, 14.3.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Theory Seminar:A Crash Course in Quantum Computing - Lecture 2

    In this lecture we will introduce a few quantum complexity classes (BQP, QMA, QIP, and QPIP), the Deutsch-Jozsa algorithm, and Simon's algorithm; we will ...

    Speaker:
    Tal Mor (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 13.3.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Network Vulnerabilities against Disasters

    We have witnessed worldwide network outages after large-scale natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricane, and terrorist attacks. In the talk, I will discuss how ...

    Speaker:
    János Tapolcai (Budapest University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 13.3.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 861

    [Full version]

  • CYBERDAY 2019

    CYBERDAY 2019CYBERDAY 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

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Connecting Existing Pieces of Evidence in Time and Space for Understanding Real-World Events

    In this talk, we will discuss problems associated with synchronizing specific events in space and time (X-coherence), fact-checking, and mining persons, objects and contents ...

    Speaker:
    Anderson Rocha (University of Campinas, SP - Brazil)
    Date:
    Sunday, 10.3.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar:A Crash Course in Quantum Computing - Lecture 1

    In this lecture we will introduce the quantum bit (qubit), the basic rules of quantum information/computing, the no-cloning principle, quantum gates for universal quantum ...

    Speaker:
    Tal Mor (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 6.3.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Disaggregated Programmable Switching and Distributed Load Balancing

    Nowadays, as computer networks continuously increase in size and speed, making efficient use of compute and network resources becomes exceptionally challenging. At the heart ...

    Speaker:
    Shay Vargaftik (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 6.3.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Advanced Geometric Methods in Machining and Additive Manufacturing

    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

    [Full version]

  • Latent Entities Extraction: How to Extract Entities that Do Not Appear in the Text?

    Named-entity Recognition (NER) is an important task in the NLP field, and is widely used to solve many challenges. However, in many scenarios, not ...

    Speaker:
    Eylon Shoshan
    Date:
    Sunday, 3.3.2019, 12:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Recent Achievements in Bidirectional Heuristic Search

    In bidirectional heuristic search the search proceeds from both the start and the goal simultaneously.The state of the art in bidirectional search has changed ...

    Speaker:
    Ariel Felner (Ben-Gurion University)
    Date:
    Thursday, 28.2.2019, 14:00
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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.

    [Full version]

  • 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:
    Elad Kravi
    Date:
    Thursday, 21.2.2019, 10:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • 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:
    Gilad Kutiel
    Date:
    Wednesday, 20.2.2019, 15:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • 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.

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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.

    [Full version]

  • 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:
    Uzi Smadja
    Date:
    Tuesday, 29.1.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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.

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • TONIGHT! Exposure Evening to Communication Networks

    TONIGHT! Exposure Evening to Communication NetworksThe 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.

    [Full version]

  • TODAY! Project Fair in IoT, Android, Ransomware and Networks

    TODAY! Project Fair in IoT, Android, Ransomware and NetworksCS 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

    [Full version]

  • 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.

    [Full version]

  • 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.

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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.

    [Full version]

  • 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.

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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.

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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.

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  • 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:
    Nadav Cohen - CS-Lecture
    Date:
    Thursday, 3.1.2019, 10:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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