CURIOUS Lunch Meetings - Summer 2007

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?

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