CS Department Events and Talks

  • Degree-Bounded Polymatroids, with Applications to the Many-Visits TSP

    In the Bounded Degree Matroid Basis Problem, we are given a matroid and a hypergraph on the same ground set, together with costs for ...

    Speaker:
    Matthias Mnich - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE
    Date:
    Tuesday, 3.12.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Is there Logic in Software Engineering?

    When this logician moved to theoretical computer science, this did not seem such a big deal to him. The transition was seamless. The transition ...

    Speaker:
    Yuri Gurevich - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE
    Date:
    Tuesday, 12.11.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Training Neural Networks: The Bigger the Better?

    Artificial neural networks are nowadays routinely trained to solve challenging learning tasks, but our theoretical understanding of this phenomenon remains quite limited. One increasingly ...

    Speaker:
    Ohad Shamir - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE
    Date:
    Tuesday, 5.11.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • A Calculus for Brain Computation

    How does the brain beget the mind? How do molecules, cells and synapses effect reasoning, intelligence, language, science? Despite dazzling progress in experimental neuroscience ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Christos Papadimitriou, Special Guest Talk, Harvey Prize Winner
    Date:
    Monday, 4.11.2019, 11:00
    Place:
    Room Auditorium 2 Taub Bld.

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  • CS Jubilee Event

    CS Jubilee EventTechnion CS celebrates jubilee and invites you to CS City - a festival of science and technology for the whole family which will be ...

    Date:
    Tuesday, 29.10.2019, 16:30
    Place:
    CS Taub Building, Technion

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  • Query Evaluation in Election Databases

    Election databases are the main elements of a recently introduced framework that aims to create bridges between the computational social choice and the data ...

    Speaker:
    Muhammad Tibi
    Date:
    Wednesday, 23.10.2019, 15:00
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • The Complexity of Database Inconsistency Measures

    Managing data inconsistency has been one of the major challenges in the research and practice of database management. Database inconsistency arises for different reasons ...

    Speaker:
    Ester Livshits
    Date:
    Wednesday, 23.10.2019, 13:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Theory Seminar: Explicit Binary Tree Codes with Polylogarithmic Size Alphabet

    A tree code is a combinatorial object introduced by Schulman in the early 90s as a key ingredient in interactive coding. Schulman proved the ...

    Speaker:
    Gil Cohen
    Date:
    Wednesday, 23.10.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201 Taub Bld.

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  • DeepRED: Deep Image Prior Powered by RED

    Inverse problems in imaging are extensively studied, with a variety of strategies, tools, and theory that have been accumulated over the years. Recently, this ...

    Speaker:
    Gary Mataev
    Date:
    Monday, 16.9.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 401 Taub Bld.

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  • Cross-Cultural Transfer Learning for Text Classification

    Large training datasets are required to achieve competitive performance in most natural language tasks. The acquisition process for these datasets is labor intensive, expensive, ...

    Speaker:
    Dor Ringel
    Date:
    Sunday, 15.9.2019, 10:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Generating Personalized Product Descriptions from User Reviews

    Product descriptions play an important role in the e-commerce ecosystem, conveying information to buyers about merchandise they may purchase. Yet, on leading e-commerce websites, ...

    Speaker:
    Guy Elad
    Date:
    Thursday, 12.9.2019, 16:00
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Online Linear Models for Edge Computing

    Maintaining an accurate trained model on an infinite data stream is challenging due to concept drifts that render a learned model inaccurate. Updating the ...

    Speaker:
    Hadar Sivan
    Date:
    Wednesday, 11.9.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • The 9th Annual International TCE Conference on Autonomous Systems

    The 9th Annual International TCE Conference on Autonomous SystemsOn Wednesday, September 11, TCE center will host this year the 9th annual Henry Taub International Conference on Autonomous Systems and will focus on ...

    Date:
    Wednesday, 11.9.2019, 09:00
    Place:
    CS Taub Build. Auditorium 1

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  • Efficient Lock-Free Durable Sets

    Non-volatile memory is expected to co-exist or replace DRAM in upcoming architectures. Durable concurrent data structures for non-volatile memories are essential building blocks for ...

    Speaker:
    Yoav Zuriel
    Date:
    Sunday, 8.9.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 701 Taub Bld.

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  • Theory Seminar: Transparent Polynomial Commitments and SNARKs

    We construct a new interactive polynomial commitment scheme using groups of unknown order. The interactive evaluation argument is public-coin and has logarithmic communication in ...

    Speaker:
    Ben Fisch (Stanford University)
    Date:
    Sunday, 8.9.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201 Taub Bld.

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  • Tree-Test: an association test for observations on a directed tree

    In the field of population genetics, it is known that collected observations are not independent, as they all share a common ancestor. Current state-of-the-art ...

    Speaker:
    Gal Novich
    Date:
    Thursday, 5.9.2019, 10:00
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Thapl - A Theaterical Programming Language

    The purpose of this research is to explore an innovative approach to the declarative and imperative paradigms of programming languages. To demonstrate this approach, ...

    Speaker:
    Matan Peled
    Date:
    Tuesday, 3.9.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Performance Prediction of Programs on Heterogeneous and Massively Parallel Architectures

    Massively parallel, throughput-oriented processors are becoming increasingly common. Maximizing the benefit of these processors requires algorithms to be implemented differently than the sequential algorithms ...

    Speaker:
    Uri Shomroni
    Date:
    Thursday, 29.8.2019, 16:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Distributed Clique Detection in Dynamic Networks

    Real-world networks are dynamic in nature -- nodes may join or leave the network at any time, and communication links may appear or disappear ...

    Speaker:
    Matthias Bonne
    Date:
    Wednesday, 21.8.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • BQ: A Lock-Free Queue with Batching

    Concurrent data structures provide fundamental building blocks for concurrent programming. Standard concurrent data structures may be extended by allowing a sequence of operations to ...

    Speaker:
    Gal Milman
    Date:
    Thursday, 15.8.2019, 11:00
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Learning for Numerical Geometry

    Numerical geometry comprises of principled computational methods that utilize theoretical insights from geometry along with the engineering concepts from numerical methods, for tackling various ...

    Speaker:
    Gautam Pai
    Date:
    Wednesday, 14.8.2019, 11:00
    Place:
    Taub 401 Taub Bld.

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  • Solving Jigsaw Puzzles with Eroded Boundaries Using GAN Inpainting

    Jigsaw puzzle solving is an intriguing problem, having a wide variety of applications in archaeology, biology, document restoration and others. This paper focuses on ...

    Speaker:
    Dov Bridger
    Date:
    Tuesday, 13.8.2019, 14:00
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Market Driven Multi-Resource Allocation

    Suboptimal resource utilization among public and private cloud providers prevents them from maximizing their economic potential. Long-term allocated resources are often idle when they ...

    Speaker:
    Liran Funaro
    Date:
    Monday, 12.8.2019, 16:00
    Place:
    Room 301 Taub Bld.

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  • Pixel Club: The Information in the Weights of a Deep Network

    The information in the weights of deep networks plays a key role in understanding their behavior. When used as a regularizer during training (either ...

    Speaker:
    Stefano Soatto (UCLA)
    Date:
    Monday, 12.8.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 815

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  • Program Synthesis for Programmers

    Recent years have seen great progress in automated synthesis techniques that can automatically generate code based on some intent expressed by the user, but ...

    Speaker:
    Hila Peleg
    Date:
    Tuesday, 6.8.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • On the Generalization of Gaussian Dropout using PAC-Bayesian bounds and Log-Sobolev Inequalities

    The omnipresence of increasingly large deep networks derives primarily from their empirical successes. Indeed, empirical evidence places a strong emphasis on operating at scale, ...

    Speaker:
    Yaniv Nemcovsky
    Date:
    Monday, 29.7.2019, 10:00
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • A Learning Approach to Geometric Matrix Completion

    Different methods where presented through the years to find good solutions for the Matrix Completion Problem. This problem appears in many tasks in life ...

    Speaker:
    Maria Schmidt
    Date:
    Monday, 22.7.2019, 10:00
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Enumeration for MSO Queries on Trees via Circuits

    This talk will present our approach for enumerating the results of queries in monadic second-order (MSO) on trees. Our goal is to first preprocess ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Antoine Amarilli - SPECIAL GUEST LECTURE
    Date:
    Sunday, 14.7.2019, 11:00
    Place:
    Room 301 Taub Bld.

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  • ceClub: Preserving Locality across Virtual and Physical Address Spaces to Accelerate Address Translation

    Applications' memory consumption is growing rapidly, which increases their dependence on the memory system. Since each virtual-to-physical memory translation in modern systems requires cache ...

    Speaker:
    Lilia Daniel (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 10.7.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 861

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  • Probably Strongly Believed

    Whereas deterministic protocols are typically guaranteed to obtain particular goals of interest, probabilistic protocols typically provide only probabilistic guarantees. In this talk we initiate ...

    Speaker:
    Nitzan Zamir
    Date:
    Sunday, 7.7.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • On the Number of Factorizations of Polynomials with Application to List-Decoding of Rank-Metric Codes

    Rank-metric codes (RMCs) over finite fields were introduced some 40 years ago by Delsarte, Gabidulin and Roth. Interest in RMCs was revived in recent ...

    Speaker:
    Rachel Nirit Berman
    Date:
    Thursday, 4.7.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • CGGC Seminar: Linearly Converging Quasi Branch and Bound Algorithms for Global Rigid Registration

    Rigid registration is the problem of finding the optimal rigid motion and correspondence between two shapes, so that they are as similar as possible ...

    Speaker:
    Nadav Dym (Duke University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 3.7.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 401 Taub Bld.

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  • Coding Theory: Syndrome Decoding of Reed-Muller Codes and Tensor Decomposition over Finite Fields

    In this talk, we will look at decoding Reed-Muller codes beyond their minimum distance when the errors are random (i.e., in the binary symmetric ...

    Speaker:
    Aditya Potukuchi (Rutgers University)
    Date:
    Sunday, 30.6.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • CGGC Seminar: Automatic Non-Isometric Shape Correspondence using a Genetic Algorithm

    Shape correspondence is a fundamental task in shape analysis. Given two shapes, the goal is to compute a semantic correspondence between points on them. ...

    Speaker:
    Michal Edelstein (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 30.6.2019, 10:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • ceClub: Accelerating Software Defined Networking in Microsoft Azure

    Modern cloud architectures rely on each server running a software-defined networking stack to implement policy and virtualization. However, these networking stacks are becoming increasingly ...

    Speaker:
    Daniel Firestone (Azure Host Networking)
    Date:
    Thursday, 27.6.2019, 13:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 861

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  • Theory Seminar: On the Role of Randomness in Local Distributed Graph Algorithm

    It is widely known that in the well-studied \LOCAL model of distributed computing, introduced by Linial [FOCS '87], many of the classic distributed graph ...

    Speaker:
    Yannic Maus, (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 26.6.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201 Taub Bld.

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  • Pixel Club: Momen(e)t : Flavor the Moments in Learning to Classify Shapes

    A fundamental question in learning to classify 3D shapes is how to treat the data in a way that would allow us to construct ...

    Speaker:
    Mor Joseph-Rivlin (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 26.6.2019, 11:00
    Place:
    Taub 401 Taub Bld.

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  • Today! Project Fair in IoT, Software, Android Apps, AI, Cyber, Computer Security, and Networks

    Today! Project Fair in IoT, Software, Android Apps, AI, Cyber, Computer Security, 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, 25.6.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    CS Taub Lobby

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  • TODAY! CS RESEARCH DAY 2019

    TODAY! CS RESEARCH DAY 2019The 9th CS Research Day for graduate studies will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019 between 15:00-17:00, at the lobby of the CS ...

    Date:
    Monday, 24.6.2019, 15:00
    Place:
    CS Taub Lobby

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  • ceClub: Networks that Never Drop Packets

    Datacenter congestion control remains to be a hard problem. The root of the problem is that the ability of end-hosts to react to congestion ...

    Speaker:
    Rachit Agarwal (Cornell University)
    Date:
    Monday, 24.6.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 861

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  • Coding Theory: Clustering-Correcting Codes

    In this talk, a new family of codes called clustering-correcting codes is presented. This family of codes is motivated by the special structure of ...

    Speaker:
    Tal Shinkar (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 23.6.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • CGGC Seminar: Viscous Thin Films in Real Time

    I'll discuss our novel discrete scheme for simulating viscous thin films in 2D at real-time frame rates. Our scheme is based on a new ...

    Speaker:
    Saar Raz (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 23.6.2019, 13:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Pixel Club: Geometric Feature Descriptors based on Partial Differential Equations

    Abstract: One of the main tasks in three-dimensional shape analysis is to retrieve similarities between two or more non-rigid objects in terms of point-to-point ...

    Speaker:
    Robert Dachsel (Brandenburg University of Technology)
    Date:
    Thursday, 20.6.2019, 13:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Theory Seminar: Planar Diameter via Metric Compression

    We develop a new approach for distributed distance computation in planar graphs that is based on a variant of the metric compression problem recently ...

    Speaker:
    Merav Parter (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 19.6.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201 Taub Bld.

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  • Multiscale Models for Image Classification and Physics with Deep Networks

    Approximating high-dimensional functionals with low-dimensional models is a central issue of machine learning, image processing, physics and mathematics. Deep convolutional networks are able to ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Stéphane Mallat - SPECIAL GUEST LECTURE
    Date:
    Tuesday, 18.6.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • AI as an Accelerator to Great Scientific Research

    AI as an Accelerator to Great Scientific ResearchThe new and highly effective techniques frequently associated with Artificial Intelligence, including machine learning, pattern recognition, natural language processing, robotics, image analysis, and nonlinear ...

    Speaker:
    Stuart Feldman- SPECIAL GUEST LECTURE
    Date:
    Sunday, 16.6.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Coding Theory: Zero-error Communication over a Two-Way Channel

    In this talk, we consider the problem of communicating over a discrete memoryless two-way channel using non-adaptive schemes, under a zero probability of error ...

    Speaker:
    Yujie Gu (Tel-Aviv University)
    Date:
    Sunday, 16.6.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Special Distinguished Lecture: Putting Ethical AI to the Vote

    I will present the 'virtual democracy' framework for the design of ethical AI. In a nutshell, the framework consists of three steps: first, collect ...

    Speaker:
    Ariel Procaccia (CMU)
    Date:
    Sunday, 16.6.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Bloomfield 527

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  • Mitigating One-Sided Biases in Natural Language Understanding Datasets

    Many natural language understanding (NLU) tasks consist of identifying the relationship between two objects, such as a paragraph and a question (reading comprehension), an ...

    Speaker:
    Yonatan Belinkov - CS-Lecture
    Date:
    Sunday, 16.6.2019, 10:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Preventing Collusion in Cloud Computing Auctions

    In recent years, cloud providers have been moving towards offering their clients separate cloud resources for short periods of time instead of offering bundles ...

    Speaker:
    Shunit Agmon
    Date:
    Thursday, 13.6.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • CGGC Seminar: Generative Design & Engineering

    Recent advances in manufacturing techniques have greatly expanded the types and complexity of shapes that can be produced. At the same time, advances in ...

    Speaker:
    Suraj Musuvathy (Siemens Corporation Corporate Technology)
    Date:
    Thursday, 13.6.2019, 11:00
    Place:
    Taub 401

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  • Workshop: SeeByondReality

    Workshop: SeeByondRealityYou are invited to a workshop on Image Processing, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality which will be held on Thursday, June 13, ...

    Date:
    Thursday, 13.6.2019, 09:00
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Theory Seminar: On Symmetry and Initialization for Neural Network

    This work provides an additional step in the theoretical understanding of neural networks. We consider neural networks with one hidden layer and show that ...

    Speaker:
    Ido Nahum (Mathematics, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 12.6.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201 Taub Bld.

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  • ceClub: Full-System Computer Architecture Using Open-Source Hardware and FPGA-Accelerated Simulation

    In this talk, I will describe several research projects developed in the Berkeley Architecture Research group which utilize FPGA-accelerated simulation and open-source hardware, demonstrating ...

    Speaker:
    Alon Amid (University of Berkeley)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 12.6.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 861

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  • CSpecial Talk: Circumventing Lower Bounds in Machine Learning using An Oracle Model: Applications to Boosting, Online And Private Learning

    The last decade saw a tremendous empirical success of machine learning algorithms, which often can not be explained theoretically using a worst-case analysis. Therefore, ...

    Speaker:
    Alon Gonen (Princeton University )
    Date:
    Tuesday, 11.6.2019, 15:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • SYNTECH: Synthesis Technologies for Reactive Systems Software Engineers

    Reactive synthesis is an automated procedure to obtain a correct-by-construction reactive system from a given declarative, temporal specification. Examples of these systems include the ...

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

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  • Pixel Club: A Monte Carlo Framework for Rendering Speckle Statistics in Scattering Media

    We present a Monte Carlo rendering framework for the physically-accurate simulation of speckle patterns arising from volumetric scattering of coherent waves. These noise-like patterns ...

    Speaker:
    Chen Bar & Marina Alterman (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Monday, 10.6.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 1061

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  • CGGC Seminar: Volumetric Untrimming: Precise Decomposition of Trimmed Trivariates into Tensor Products

    3D objects, modeled using Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD) tools, are traditionally represented using a boundary representation (B-rep), and typically use spline functions to ...

    Speaker:
    Fady Massarwi (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Monday, 10.6.2019, 14:00
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • TOY: A Total ordering Optimistic sYstem for Permissioned Blockchains

    Blockchains are distributed secure ledgers to which transactions are issued continuously and each block of transactions is tightly coupled to its predecessors. Permissioned blockchains ...

    Speaker:
    Yehonatan Buchnik
    Date:
    Thursday, 6.6.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • CSpecial Talk: Exploring New Frontiers in Container Technology

    CSpecial Talk: Exploring New Frontiers in Container TechnologyContainers (or Operating System based Virtualization) are an old technology; however, the current excitement (and consequent investment) around containers provides interesting avenues for research ...

    Speaker:
    James Bottomley (IBM Research)
    Date:
    Thursday, 6.6.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Theory Seminar: Network Coding Gaps for Completion Time of Multiple Unicasts

    Arguably the most common network communication problem is multiple-unicasts: Distinct packets at different nodes in a network need to be delivered to a destination ...

    Speaker:
    David Wajc (CMU)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 5.6.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

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  • CSpecial Tutorial: Understanding the Bitcoin Protocol. Seriously. (two-hour tutorial)

    CSpecial Tutorial: Understanding the Bitcoin Protocol. Seriously. (two-hour tutorial)In the last six years, Bitcoin has obtained a good deal of attention, reaching in May 2019 a market capitalization of more than one ...

    Speaker:
    Martín Ugarte (University of Chile)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 4.6.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

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  • Bayesian Algorithms for Vision Acuity Tests

    Visual acuity (VA) tests are widely used in ophthalmology to measure vision quality, but even modern tests still rely on an algorithm created in ...

    Speaker:
    David Nissan Cohen
    Date:
    Tuesday, 4.6.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Computational Integrity: from theory to practice

    Computation integrity (CI) protocols allow a strong prover to convince a skeptic verifier it has knowledge of an input satisfying a program. Although theoretical ...

    Speaker:
    Michael Riabzev
    Date:
    Monday, 3.6.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • Uncertainty and its Applications in Deep Neural Networks

    Deep neural networks (DNNs) have recently shown great success in many machine learning domains and problems. However, applying these models for mission critical tasks ...

    Speaker:
    Yonatan Geifman
    Date:
    Sunday, 2.6.2019, 15:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Coding Theory: Reconstruction of Sequences in DNA Storage

    The sequence reconstruction problem corresponds to a model in which a sequence from some code is transmitted over several noisy channels. The channels are ...

    Speaker:
    Maria Abu Sini (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 2.6.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

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  • CGGC Seminar: Accessibility for Line-Cutting in Freeform Surfaces

    Manufacturing techniques such as hot-wire cutting, wire-EDM, wire-saw cutting, and flank CNC machining all belong to a class of processes called line-cutting where the ...

    Speaker:
    Boris van Sosin (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 2.6.2019, 13:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Theory Seminar: Fast Approximate Shortest Paths in the Congested Clique

    I will discuss our recent shortest paths algorithms in the distributed congested clique model. Our first contribution is a (2+epsilon)-approximation algorithm for all-pairs shortest ...

    Speaker:
    Michal Dory (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 29.5.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

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  • ceClub: Memory Channels Are Needed for High Performance Data Analytics

    Graph processing is typically considered to be a memory-bound rather than compute-bound problem. One common line of thought is that more available memory bandwidth ...

    Speaker:
    Oded Green (Nvidia USA)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 29.5.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 861

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  • Deep Learning: Optimization, Generalization and Architectures

    Artificial neural networks have recently revolutionized the field of machine learning, demonstrating striking empirical success on tasks such as image understanding, speech recognition and ...

    Speaker:
    Amir Globerson - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE - RESCHEDULED
    Date:
    Tuesday, 28.5.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Multi-Scale Weighted Nuclear Norm Image Restoration

    A prominent property of natural images is that groups of similar patches within them tend to lie on low-dimensional subspaces. This property has been ...

    Speaker:
    Noam Yair (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 28.5.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Photometric Stereo by Non-convex Minimisation

    The aim of photometric stereo is to estimate shape and appearance of a three-dimensional object from multiple input images taken from the same point ...

    Speaker:
    Georg Radow (Brandenburg University of Technology)
    Date:
    Sunday, 26.5.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Coding Theory: Nearly Optimal Robust Positioning Sequences

    A robust positioning pattern is a large array that allows a mobile device to locate its position by reading a possibly corrupted small window ...

    Speaker:
    Wei Hengjia (Ben-Gurion University)
    Date:
    Sunday, 26.5.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: How to Detect Extreme Bias: An Overview of Quantified Derandomization

    In the classical derandomization problem, we are given a description of a Boolean circuit, and want to deterministically approximate its acceptance probability, up to ...

    Speaker:
    Roei Tell (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 22.5.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • Estimating Application Runtimes Using TLB Performance Metrics

    Instead of using full cycle-accurate simulations, recent virtual memory studies frequently utilize linear models to predict application runtimes from TLB misses. The benefit of ...

    Speaker:
    Mohammad Agbarya
    Date:
    Wednesday, 22.5.2019, 09:00
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • A Study of Synchronization Optimizations for Parallel Dynamic Languages and Transactional Processing

    Dynamically-typed programming languages such as Python, Ruby and JavaScript are widely used, and much effort is spent on making them efficient. One substantial research ...

    Speaker:
    Arie Tal
    Date:
    Tuesday, 21.5.2019, 13:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Color and Multi-Spectral Sensing Using a Coded Aperture Camera

    Hyperspectral imaging allows measuring the spectrum of each pixel in the image of a scene. This modality has diverse applications, ranging from agriculture and ...

    Speaker:
    Nirit Nussbaum (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 21.5.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Coding Theory: On Optimal Locally Repairable Codes with Super-Linear Length

    In this talk, we consider locally repairable codes which are optimal with respect to the Singleton-type bound presented by Prakash \emph{et al.} New upper ...

    Speaker:
    Han Cai (Southwest Jiaotong University)
    Date:
    Sunday, 19.5.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Barycentric Rational Interpolation of a Function and Its Derivatives

    Floater–Hormann interpolants constitute a family of barycentric rational interpolants based on the blend of local polynomial interpolants of degree d that have recently proved ...

    Speaker:
    Emiliano Cirillo (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 19.5.2019, 13:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • CGGC Seminar: Non Isometric Shape Correspondence

    Shape correspondence is a fundamental task in shape analysis, with a variety of applications in computer graphics and computer vision. Example applications include statistical ...

    Speaker:
    Danielle Ezuz (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Thursday, 16.5.2019, 10:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [Full version]

  • Non Isometric Shape Correspondence

    Shape correspondence is a fundamental task in shape analysis, with a variety of applications in computer graphics and computer vision. Example applications include statistical ...

    Speaker:
    Danielle Ezuz
    Date:
    Thursday, 16.5.2019, 10:30
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [Full version]

  • Theory Seminar: Improved List Decoding of Algebraic Codes

    We show that Folded Reed-Solomon codes achieve list decoding capacity with constant list sizes, independent of the block length. Prior work yielded list sizes ...

    Speaker:
    Noga Ron-Zewi (Haifa University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 15.5.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld. (Note unusual room)

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: The Technion Computer Engineering Club

    With their introduction in 2009, cryptocurrencies brought the promise of a global decentralized payment system. However, protocol limitations prevent them from managing the required ...

    Speaker:
    Alex Manuskin (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 15.5.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 861

    [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]

  • Machine Learning on AWS Cloud Workshop

    Machine Learning on AWS Cloud WorkshopFaculty and Graduate students are invited to a workshop on “Machine Learning on the AWS Cloud” on Monday, May 13, 2019, 15:00-18:30, in room ...

    Date:
    Monday, 13.5.2019, 15:00
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: Leveraging Hidden Structure in Unstructured Illumination

    Artificial illumination plays a vital role in human civilization. In computer vision, artificial light is extensively used to recover 3D shape, reflectance, and further ...

    Speaker:
    Mark Sheinin (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 7.5.2019, 11:00
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 1061

    [Full version]

  • Pixel Club: On Mobile Sensing of Spatial Fields

    Mobile sensing is an emerging research area with many applications, including environmental monitoring and medical imaging. For example, tomography, which is used extensively in ...

    Speaker:
    Ariel Shallom (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Monday, 6.5.2019, 13:00
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 861

    [Full version]

  • Coding Theory: The Hat Guessing Number of Graphs

    Consider the following hat guessing game: nn players are placed on nn vertices of a graph, each wearing a hat whose color is arbitrarily ...

    Speaker:
    Chong Shangguan (Tel-Aviv University)
    Date:
    Sunday, 5.5.2019, 14:30
    Place:
    Taub 601

    [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]

  • Theory Seminar: Complement-Free Couples Must Communicate: A Hardness Result for Two-Player Combinatorial Auctions

    We study the communication complexity of welfare maximization in combinatorial auctions with m items and two subadditive bidders. A 12-approximation can be guaranteed by ...

    Speaker:
    Tomer Ezra (Tel-Aviv University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 1.5.2019, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201

    [Full version]

  • ceClub: Teechain: A Secure Asynchronous Blockchain Payment Network

    In recent years, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain as their underlying technology have emerged. They act as a decentralized ledger, i.e., an append-only log, where payments ...

    Speaker:
    Oded Naor (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 1.5.2019, 11:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 861

    [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]

  • 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, 14:00
    Place:
    Taub 401

    [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]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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

    [Full version]

  • 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]

  • Project Fair in IoT, Android, Ransomware and Networks

    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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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