|May 23, 2007||Stephen Odaibo|| Computational Simulation of Oxygen Delivery
in Tumors: A Tale of 2 Cities
|May 30, 2007||Albert Meixner|| Why processors err and how to determine when they do - Fault-tolerance
and error detection in modern micro-processors
Abstract: One of the most fundamental (and useful) theoretical properties of computers is that they are deterministic machines - given the same inputs, they will always produce the same output. In reality, computers are built out of physical devices and can break or temporarily malfunction due to uncontrollable external influences. The increasing complexity and continued shrinking of modern processors are expected to increase the likelihood of such hardware failures. Our research focuses on addressing this problem by giving processors the capability of detecting faults at runtime without compromising performance or incurring unacceptable costs.
|June 6, 2007||Vincent Conitzer|| Computational game theory
Game theory studies how to act rationally in environments that include other self-interested parties. I will give a brief introduction to some basic concepts in game theory, including Nash equilibrium, and discuss them from a computational angle.
|June 13, 2007||No Topic|
|June 20, 2007||Linda Deng, Raluca Gordon, and Leelavati Narlikar||About Graduate School|
|June 27, 2007||Beth Trushkowsky||CoBib: An architecture for a collaborative bibliographic database
I am developing a database architecture for CoBib that provides users within research communities the means to collaboratively index and annotate citations. The project raises two main research questions: (1) how to determine whether two citations refer to the same paper and (2) how to design a collaborative filtering system that makes effective citation recommendations.
|July 5, 2007 (THUR)||No meeting?|
|July 11, 2007||No meeting|
|July 18, 2007||Urmi Majumder||Towards Robust DNA Self-Assembly: Modeling, Simulation and Experiments|
|July 25, 2007|
|August 1, 2007|
|Aug. 8, 2007 - maybe?|