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TCE Talk Series on "Building Reliable Distributed and Social Systems: Some Selected Anecdotes"
Thursday, April 5, 2012
TCE Talk Series on "Building Reliable Distributed and Social Systems: Some Selected 
Anecdotes"Prof. Anwitaman Datta from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, will give a talk series at the CS Technion on"Building Reliable Distributed and Social Systems: Some Selected Snecdote" as follows:

Monday, May 14, 12:30-14:30 (Room 539, Taub Bld.)
Self-repairing codes for networked distributed storage systems

Global data storage need keeps on increasing, requiring efficient and reliable storage solutions which have to scale several orders of magnitude more than a decade back. In this talk, we will discuss a line of works that addresses the problem by designing new codes tailored made to satisfy the requirements of distributed networked storage systems, focusing on storage overhead and repair bandwidth. We will introduce self-repairing codes, a family of codes that aims at reducing the number of live nodes contacted during repair, and present different simulation results, to assess how theoretically good codes perform in more realistic environments.

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Wednesday, May 16, 12:30-14:30 (Room 401, Taub bld.)
Some ingredients for decentralizing online social networking
Decentralization of online social networking promises to bring autonomy and privacy to the end users by providing control of their data. However, the path to decentralization is strewn with many challenges. This talk will discuss some of the many challenges and corresponding (early) solutions in realizing decentralized online social networks.

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Sunday, May 20, 12:30-14:30 (Room 539, Taub Bld.)
Stereotyping based trust models & Team recommendation systems
This talk will present two (unrelated) pieces of work which both come under the common umbrella of decision support. The first part of the talk will be regarding a new computational trust model (StereoTrust) which imitates the idea of stereotypes in real life. The second part of the talk will be about how we can mine expertise of individuals and the social network of these individuals and combine these information to explore multidisciplinary teams.

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