The Taub Faculty of Computer Science Events and Talks

  • Theory Seminar: Analysis of Two-variable Recurrence Relations with Application to Parameterized Approximations

    In this paper we introduce randomized branching as a tool for parameterized approximation and develop the mathematical machinery for its analysis. Our algorithms improve ...

    Speaker:
    Ariel Kulik (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 11.11.2020, 12:30
    Place:
    Zoom, Meeting ID: 954 7347 4134, Password: 5-digit Technion Zip Code

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  • BebopNet: Deep Neural Models for Personalized Jazz Improvisations

    A major bottleneck in the evaluation of music generation is that music appreciation is a highly subjective matter. When considering an average appreciation as ...

    Speaker:
    Shunit Haviv
    Date:
    Wednesday, 11.11.2020, 12:00
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/99327852951

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  • Theory Seminar: Polynomial Protocols for Range Proofs

    In a polynomial protocol a prover sends messages that are polynomials, and the verifier is allowed to check polynomial identities between these polynomials. The ...

    Speaker:
    Ariel Gabizon (Aztec)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 4.11.2020, 12:30
    Place:
    Zoom, Meeting ID: 954 7347 4134, Password: 5-digit Technion Zip Code

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  • From the Diary of a Serial Interviewer: Preparing (Correctly) for Technical Interviews

    From the Diary of a Serial Interviewer: Preparing (Correctly) for Technical InterviewsYou are invited to a lecture and conversation with Itai Rosenblatt, scaleIO technical Team Leader and co-founder and VP of R&D at a new ...

    Date:
    Tuesday, 3.11.2020, 19:00
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: Registration

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  • Theory Seminar: On Computing Multilinear Polynomials Using Depth Four Circuits of Bounded Individual Degree

    The complexity of Iterated Matrix Multiplication is a central theme in Computational Complexity theory, as the problem is closely related to the problem of ...

    Speaker:
    Suryajith Chillara (University of Haifa)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 28.10.2020, 12:30
    Place:
    Zoom, Meeting ID: 954 7347 4134, Password: 5-digit Technion Zip Code

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  • CS Orientation Day 2020-21

    CS Orientation Day 2020-21CS 2020-21 orientation day for new students will be held online by zoom broadcast on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 10:30, and will include ...

    Date:
    Tuesday, 20.10.2020, 10:30
    Place:
    LIVE by Z00M

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  • TODAY! CS 2019-20 Graduation Ceremony

    TODAY! CS 2019-20 Graduation CeremonyYou are all invited to the 2019 CS graduation ceremony of , which will be broadcast live on YouTube today, Thursday, October ...

    Date:
    Thursday, 15.10.2020, 18:30
    Place:
    LIVE by YouTube: https://youtu.be/zg1WRzEz6TY

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  • Learning by Sampling: A Deep Learning Approach To The Planted Clique Problem With Unlimited Sampling

    The planted clique problem plays an important role in the field of average-case complexity. The problem consists of detecting graphs that contain a hidden ...

    Speaker:
    Najeeb Nabwani
    Date:
    Thursday, 15.10.2020, 16:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/93620048284

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  • ceClub: Reliable and Time-efficient Virtualized Function Placement

    Reliability and time-efficiency are two key elements to consider in network design. Commonly, each is measured per service - availability probability of a specific ...

    Speaker:
    Roi Ben-Haim (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 14.10.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/91078173462

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  • Batch Verification for Statistical Zero-Knowledge Proofs

    A statistical zero-knowledge proof for a problem Pi enables a computationally unbounded prover to convince a polynomial-time verifier that x belongs to Pi without ...

    Speaker:
    Inbar Kaslasi
    Date:
    Tuesday, 13.10.2020, 17:00
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/96366651773

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  • Age-aware Fairness in Blockchain Transaction Ordering

    In blockchain applications, transaction latency is a key factor in the quality of service (QoS). Each application that uses the blockchain network has the ...

    Speaker:
    Yaakov Sokolik
    Date:
    Tuesday, 13.10.2020, 15:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/99311227766

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  • Learned Greedy Method (LGM): A Novel Neural Architecture for Sparse Coding

    The fields of signal and image processing have been deeply influenced by the introduction of deep neural networks. These are successfully deployed in a ...

    Speaker:
    Rajaei Khatib
    Date:
    Tuesday, 13.10.2020, 14:00
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/94623716017

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  • Array Codes for Functional PIR and Batch Codes

    A functional PIR array code is a coding scheme which encodes some s information bits into a tXm array such that every linear combination ...

    Speaker:
    Mohammad Nassar
    Date:
    Monday, 12.10.2020, 16:00
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/95909579454

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  • A Two-Stage Masked LM Method for Term Set Expansion

    We tackle the task of Term Set Expansion (TSE): given a small seed set of example terms from a semantic class, finding more members ...

    Speaker:
    Guy Kushilevitz
    Date:
    Thursday, 1.10.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/98063183973

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  • Theory Seminar: On the Expressiveness of Comparisons

    Shay Moran, Technion CS graduate, will give a lecture on his work in the theory of learning.

    Speaker:
    Shay Moran (Mathematics, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 23.9.2020, 18:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/96040114661

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  • Clustering-Correcting Codes

    A new family of codes, called clustering-correcting codes, is presented in this paper. This family of codes is motivated by the special structure of ...

    Speaker:
    Tal Shinkar
    Date:
    Tuesday, 22.9.2020, 18:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/96882521222

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  • Distributed Computing Seminar: Distributed and Concurrent Optimization for Machine Learning

    Machine learning has made considerable progress over the past decade, matching and even surpassing human performance on a varied set of narrow computational tasks. ...

    Speaker:
    Dan Alistarh (IST Austria)
    Date:
    Thursday, 17.9.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/96000595000

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  • TODAY! - CS Ph.D. Graduation Ceremony, 2020

    TODAY! - CS Ph.D. Graduation Ceremony, 2020The Technion Ph.D. Students Graduation Ceremony 2020, will be held online TODAY, Wednesday evening, September 16, 2020, and will be broadcast on Facebook. ...

    Date:
    Wednesday, 16.9.2020, 18:30
    Place:
    FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1646805155478444/

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  • The 8th Summer School on Cyber and Computer Security

    The 8th Summer School on Cyber and Computer Security The Hiroshi Fujiwara Cyber Security Research Center will hold the 8th Summer School on Cyber and Computer Security: "Privacy in Challenging Times". The event ...

    Date:
    Monday, 7.9.2020, 10:00
    Place:
    LIVE by Z00M (Details upon Registration)

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  • Efficient MDP Analysis for Selfish-Mining in Blockchains

    A proof of work (PoW) blockchain protocol distributes rewards to its participants, called miners, according to their share of the total computational power. Sufficiently ...

    Speaker:
    Roi Bar Zur
    Date:
    Wednesday, 2.9.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/95908254875

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  • How Do You Turn a Degree into a Career?

    How Do You Turn a Degree into a Career?You are invited to a lecture and conversation with Dr. Yonatan Yaniv, CS graduate and head of the research group at YOTPO, which will ...

    Date:
    Tuesday, 1.9.2020, 17:00
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: Registration

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  • Computing the Shapley Value of Tuples in Conjunctive Queries with Negation

    The Shapley value is a conventional and well-studied function for determining the contribution of a player to the coalition in a cooperative game. Among ...

    Speaker:
    Alon Reshef
    Date:
    Sunday, 30.8.2020, 11:00
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/96838343281

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  • Virtual Workshop on Machine Learning & Hardware Security

    Virtual Workshop on Machine Learning & Hardware SecurityYou are invited to participate in the Virtual Workshop on Machine Learning & Hardware Security that will be held August on Wednesday-Thursday, 26-27, 2020 ...

    Date:
    Wednesday, 26.8.2020, 09:00
    Place:
    LIVE by Z00M (Details upon Registration)

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  • Pixel Club: SCATTER: Selective Context Attentional Scene Text Recognizer

    Scene Text Recognition (STR), the task of recognizing text against complex image backgrounds, is an active area of research. Current state-of-the-art (SOTA) methods still ...

    Speaker:
    Ron Litman (Amazon)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 25.8.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/92004594093

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  • Managing Capacity in Deduplicated Storage Systems

    Deduplication decreases the physical occupancy of files in a storage volume by removing duplicate copies of data chunks,but creates data-sharing dependencies that complicate standard ...

    Speaker:
    Aviv Nachman
    Date:
    Monday, 24.8.2020, 10:00
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/9494079607

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  • The Power of Implicit Acyclicity in the Enumeration Complexity of Database Queries

    We inspect the fine-grained complexity of answering queries over relational databases. With the ideal guarantees, linear time is required before the first answer to ...

    Speaker:
    Nofar Carmeli
    Date:
    Sunday, 16.8.2020, 11:00
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/99974085218

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  • Pixel Club: Semi-Supervised Varying Length Handwritten Text Generation

    Optical character recognition (OCR) systems performance have improved significantly in the deep learning era. This is especially true for handwritten text recognition (HTR ), ...

    Speaker:
    Sharon Fogel (Amazon)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 11.8.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/99647504267

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  • Not a COINcidence: Sub-Quadratic Asynchronous Byzantine Agreement WHP

    King and Saia were the first to break the quadratic word complexity bound for Byzantine Agreement in synchronous systems against an adaptive adversary, and ...

    Speaker:
    Shir Cohen
    Date:
    Monday, 10.8.2020, 11:00
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/9479665459

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  • Pixel Club: Sparsity-based Methods for Solving Inverse Problems in Medical Imaging

    Although Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a superb medical imaging modality, its clinical use is limited by its long acquisition time. The acquisition time ...

    Speaker:
    Efrat Shimron (UC Berkeley)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 4.8.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/95491544306

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  • Pixel Club: Let's Agree to Agree: Neural Networks Share Classification Order on Real Datasets

    We report a series of robust empirical observations, whereby deep Neural Networks learn the examples in both the training and test sets in a ...

    Speaker:
    Guy Hacohen (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 28.7.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/93489482905

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  • Distance Computation in Distributed Networks

    In this talk, I will describe a couple of results from my PhD thesis, that studies distributed algorithms for connectivity and distance related graph ...

    Speaker:
    Michal Dory
    Date:
    Wednesday, 24.6.2020, 14:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/99489358773

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  • Pixel Club: Faithful Autoencoder Interpolation by Shaping the Latent Space

    One of the fascinating properties of deep learning is the ability of the network to reveal the underlying factors characterizing elements in datasets of ...

    Speaker:
    Alon Oring (IDC Herzliya)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 23.6.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/97576927101

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  • New Advances in Distributed Optimization and Distance Computation

    Finding exact solutions to many fundamental optimization and distance computation problems is known to be a hard task in the distributed CONGEST model of ...

    Speaker:
    Yuval Efron
    Date:
    Wednesday, 17.6.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/96006478037

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  • ceClub: The Security of Machine Learning in the Real World and Machine Learning for Personalized Security

    In the first part of this two-part talk, I will describe my work in adversarial machine learning (ML). Prior work has demonstrated that ML ...

    Speaker:
    Mahmood Sharif (Carnegie Mellon University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 17.6.2020, 10:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/93035147116

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  • Distributed Computing Seminar: A Distributed Algorithm for Directed Minimum-Weight Spanning Tree

    In the directed minimum spanning tree problem (DMST, also called minimum weight arborescence), the network is given a root node r, and needs to ...

    Speaker:
    Orr Fischer (Tel Aviv University )
    Date:
    Sunday, 14.6.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/95598274575 (link will be active from 11:15)

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  • Flutter - Google Application Development

    Flutter - Google Application DevelopmentCS invites you to meet Flutter - a new Google application technology - via ZOOM, Wednesday, June 10, 19:00, with: Barak Menachem, Director of ...

    Date:
    Wednesday, 10.6.2020, 19:00
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: Registration

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  • CYBERDAY 2020

    CYBERDAY 2020 CYBERDAY 2020 event, organized by Eli Biham, Sara Bitan, and the Technion Hiroshi Fujiwara Cyber Security Research Center, will be held in ...

    Date:
    Wednesday, 10.6.2020, 09:00
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture

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  • Symbolic algorithms for synthesis of freeform spline-based geometry

    Automated tools and algorithms for synthesizing geometry have been ubiquitous in computer-aided design systems, since their very inception. Beyond the simple example of sketching ...

    Speaker:
    Boris van Sosin
    Date:
    Sunday, 7.6.2020, 13:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/98410090397

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  • Research Career in the Hi-tech Industry - Graduates Studies Designated Meeting

    Research Career in the Hi-tech Industry - Graduates Studies Designated MeetingCS invites graduate students to a meeting on the research career in the hi-tech industry: Is there research in the Israeli industry and what ...

    Date:
    Wednesday, 3.6.2020, 18:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: Registration

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  • ceClub: Accelerator-level Parallelism

    Computer system performance has improved due to creatively using more transistors (Moore’s Law) in parallel via bit-, instruction-, thread-, and data-level parallelism. With the ...

    Speaker:
    Mark D. Hill (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 3.6.2020, 16:00
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/92224131182

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  • Pixel Club: Computational Studio: A Computational Machinery to Enhance Social Communication

    Licklider and Taylor (1968) envisioned computational machinery that could enable better communication between humans than face-to-face. In the last fifty years, we have used ...

    Speaker:
    Aayush Bansal (Carnegie Mellon University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 19.5.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/92570206785

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  • Second-order Optimization for Machine Learning, Made Practical

    Optimization in machine learning, both theoretical and applied, is presently dominated by first-order gradient methods such as stochastic gradient descent. Second-order optimization methods---that involve ...

    Speaker:
    Tomer Koren - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE - CANCELLED
    Date:
    Tuesday, 5.5.2020, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Pixel Club: Light Field Analysis for Non-Lambertian Scenes

    The idea of light field technology is relatively old, however, apart from various attempts of construction of imaging devices which can densely capture scene ...

    Speaker:
    Antonin Sulc (Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 5.5.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/98806794904

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  • Node Embedding over Temporal Graphs

    In this work, we present a method for node embedding in temporal graphs. We propose an algorithm that learns the evolution of a temporal ...

    Speaker:
    Uriel Singer - CANCELLED
    Date:
    Sunday, 19.4.2020, 15:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Algorithms for Two-Player Turn-Based Stochastic Games

    Two-player turn-based zero-sum stochastic games is an interesting family of infinite duration games played on a finite set of states. These games may be ...

    Speaker:
    Uri Zwick - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE- CANCELLED
    Date:
    Tuesday, 7.4.2020, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Hypernetworks and a New Feedback Model

    Hypernetworks, also known as dynamic networks, are neural networks in which the weights of at least some of the layers vary dynamically based on ...

    Speaker:
    Lior Wolf - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE - CANCELLED
    Date:
    Tuesday, 31.3.2020, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • TODAY - LIVE! - CS Open Day For Graduate Studies

    TODAY - LIVE! - CS Open Day For Graduate StudiesThe event will be held in live broadcast by ZOOM -  ID MEETING NO. 518018934 The 2020 open day invites outstanding undergraduates from ...

    Date:
    Wednesday, 25.3.2020, 12:30
    Place:
    LIVE by Z00M: Meeting ID: 518 018 934

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  • When You Have to Lock, Lock. Don't Talk: Breaking Lock Screens with Voice Assistants

    Voice assistants are designed to make our lives easier. By responding to spoken commands and questions, they provide a natural way of interaction with ...

    Speaker:
    Yuval Ron
    Date:
    Tuesday, 24.3.2020, 13:00
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • CANCELLED! - Pixel Club: Deep Internal Learning

    Deep Learning has always been divided into two phases: Training and Inference. Deep networks are mostly used with large data-sets, both under supervised (Classification, ...

    Speaker:
    Assaf Shocher (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 17.3.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 1061

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  • Arithmetization for Probabilistically Checkable and Interactive Oracle Proofs Supervisor

    Recently, there is an increase in delegating computations to powerful remote servers. This appearance raises questions of computational integrity and efficient verification. For instance, ...

    Speaker:
    Yinon Horesh - CANCELLED!
    Date:
    Sunday, 15.3.2020, 15:00
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • CGGC Seminar: Multidimensional Multimodal Content-Oriented Presentations

    Contemporary presentation software provides sufficient tools for simple presentation scenarios. However, such tools have not changed for about two decades and are unsuitable for ...

    Speaker:
    Daniil Rodin (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Sunday, 8.3.2020, 13:30
    Place:
    Taub 301 Taub Bld.

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  • Multidimensional Multimodal Content-Oriented Presentations

    Contemporary presentation software provides sufficient tools for simple presentation scenarios. However, such tools have not changed for about two decades and are unsuitable for ...

    Speaker:
    Daniil Rodin
    Date:
    Sunday, 8.3.2020, 13:30
    Place:
    Taub 301 Taub Bld.

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  • Leveraging Machine Learning Algorithms in Online Portfolio Selection

    Online Portfolio Selection, aiming to optimize the allocation of wealth across a set of assets, is a fundamental research problem in computational finance and ...

    Speaker:
    Guy Uziel
    Date:
    Wednesday, 4.3.2020, 13:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • ceClub: Service Rates in Distributed Systems with Redundancy

    Applications such as distributed learning and edge computing strive to maximize the number of service requests (e.g., for data access) that can be concurrently ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Emina Soljanin (Rutgers University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 4.3.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Taub 201 Taub Bld.

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  • Breaking the Bluetooth Pairing the Fixed Coordinate Invalid Curve Attack

    Bluetooth is a widely deployed standard for wireless communications between mobile devices. It uses authenticated Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman for its key exchange. In this ...

    Speaker:
    Lior Neumann
    Date:
    Wednesday, 4.3.2020, 11:00
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Pixel Club: Multitask Regression and Flood Forecasting

    In this talk, we will discuss recent advances in multitask regression and their application to flood forecasting. We will begin with a brief overview ...

    Speaker:
    Ami Wiesel (Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Date:
    Tuesday, 3.3.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 1061

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  • Learning feasible and efficient MR imaging

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has long been considered to be among "the gold standards" of diagnostic medical imaging. The long acquisition times, however, render ...

    Speaker:
    Tomer Weiss
    Date:
    Wednesday, 26.2.2020, 11:45
    Place:
    Room 012 Taub Bld (Learning Center)

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  • Formal Program Repair

    The manual detection, examination and repair of computer bugs are all notoriously difficult tasks that programmers face daily. Automated program repair receives a program ...

    Speaker:
    Bat-Chen Rothenberg
    Date:
    Wednesday, 26.2.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Learning-based design of ultrasound imaging systems

    Medical ultrasound is a widespread imaging modality owing its popularity to cost efficiency, portability, speed, and lack of harmful ionizing radiation. In this work, ...

    Speaker:
    Sanketh Vedula
    Date:
    Wednesday, 26.2.2020, 11:00
    Place:
    Room 012 Taub Bld (Learning Center)

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  • Pixel Club: Joint Design of Optics and Post-Processing Algorithms Based on Deep Learning for Generating Advanced Imaging Features

    The recent and on-going Deep-Learning (DL) revolution, introduces a paradigm shift in almost all disciplines of signal processing. Traditionally, Computer Vision (CV) and Image ...

    Speaker:
    Shay Elmalem (Tel-Aviv University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 25.2.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 1061

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  • Pixel Club: Learning-Based Strong Solutions to Forward and Inverse Problems in Partial Differential Equations

    We introduce a novel neural network-based partial differential equations solver for forward and inverse problems. The solver is grid free, mesh free and shape ...

    Speaker:
    Lea Bar (Tel Aviv University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 18.2.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 1061

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  • Answering (Unions of) Join Queries using Random Access and Random-Order Enumeration

    As data analytics becomes more crucial to digital systems, so grows the importance of characterizing the database queries that admit a more efficient evaluation. ...

    Speaker:
    Shai Zeevi
    Date:
    Sunday, 16.2.2020, 11:00
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Personal Assistant Programming in Esperanto

    We are interested in the following question: How could one create a digital personal assistant, capable of acquiring and applying new skills through spoken ...

    Speaker:
    Lior Samuel
    Date:
    Tuesday, 4.2.2020, 13:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Pixel Club: Towards high spatial and/or temporal resolution fMRI at ultra-high field 7T human MRI

    The recent push towards ultra-high (magnetic) fields in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is expected to change the face of biomedical imaging. Recent studies employing ...

    Speaker:
    Rita Schmidt (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 4.2.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 1061

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  • Theory Seminar: Strong Average-Case Circuit Lower Bounds from Non-trivial Derandomization

    We prove that for all constants a, NQP = NTIME[n^polylog(n)] cannot be (1/2 + 2^(-log^a n) )-approximated by 2^(log^a n)-size ACC^0 circuits. Previously, it ...

    Speaker:
    Lijie Chen (MIT)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 29.1.2020, 12:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Pixel Club: From Voxels to Pixels and Back: Self-Supervision in Natural-Image Reconstruction from fMRI

    Reconstructing observed images from fMRI brain recordings is challenging. Unfortunately, acquiring sufficient "labeled" pairs of {Image, fMRI} (i.e., images with their corresponding fMRI responses) ...

    Speaker:
    Guy Gaziv (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 28.1.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 1061

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  • Search for Smart Evaders with UAV Swarms

    Suppose that in a given planar circular region, there are some smart mobile evaders and we would like to find them using swarms of ...

    Speaker:
    Roee Francos
    Date:
    Sunday, 26.1.2020, 11:00
    Place:
    Taub 401 Taub Bld.

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  • Theory Seminar: Foundations of Distributed Computing in the 2020s

    In this talk I will review some major advances in the theory of distributed computing in the past decade and discuss key research challenges ...

    Speaker:
    Jukka Suomela (Aalto University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 22.1.2020, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201 Taub Bld.

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  • Project Fair in IoT, Software, Android Apps, AI, Cyber, Computer Security, Networks, Computer Vision and Virtual Reality

    Project Fair in IoT, Software, Android Apps, AI, Cyber, Computer Security, Networks, Computer Vision and Virtual RealityCS Labs: Systems and Software Development Laboratory (ICST), Cyber and Computer Security Laboratory (CYBER), The Laboratory for Computer Communication and Networking (LCCN), Geometric ...

    Date:
    Tuesday, 21.1.2020, 12:30
    Place:
    Transparent Hall, Beit Hastudent

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  • Pixel Club: Fast and Accurate Least-Mean-Squares Solvers

    Least-mean squares (LMS) solvers such as Linear / Ridge / Lasso-Regression, SVD and Elastic-Net not only solve fundamental machine learning problems, but are also ...

    Speaker:
    Alaa Maalouf and Ibrahim Jubran (Haifa University)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 21.1.2020, 10:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • CGGC Seminar: Robust Shape Collection Matching and Correspondence from Shape Differences

    We propose a method to automatically match two shape collections with a similar shape space structure, e.g. two characters in similar poses, and compute ...

    Speaker:
    Aharon Cohen (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Monday, 20.1.2020, 16:00
    Place:
    Taub 401 Taub Bld.

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  • Data Science & Deep Learning: Synthetic Data Generation

    The task of synthetic data generation can be, roughly, stated as follows: A learner gets to observe examples, sampled from some unknown distributions, and ...

    Speaker:
    Roi Livni (Tel Aviv University)
    Date:
    Monday, 20.1.2020, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 301 Taub Bld.

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  • Similarity in Binary Executable

    We address the problem of binary code search in stripped executables (with no debug information). The main challenge is establishing binary code similarity even ...

    Speaker:
    Yaniv David
    Date:
    Sunday, 19.1.2020, 16:00
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Coding Theory: The Capacity of Multidimensional Permutations With Restricted Movement

    The study of permutations is motivated by their application in coding for flash memories, and their relevance in different applications of networking technologies and ...

    Speaker:
    Dor Elimelech (Ben-Gurion University)
    Date:
    Sunday, 19.1.2020, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Reliability, Equity, and Reproducibility in Modern Machine Learning

    Modern machine learning algorithms have achieved remarkable performance in a myriad of applications, and are increasingly used to make impactful decisions in the hiring ...

    Speaker:
    Yaniv Romano - CS-Lecture
    Date:
    Thursday, 16.1.2020, 10:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Theory Seminar: Average Sensitivity of Graph Algorithms

    Inmodern applications of graph algorithms, where the graphs of interest arelarge and dynamic, it is unrealistic to assume that an input representationcontains the full ...

    Speaker:
    Nithin Varma (Haifa University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 15.1.2020, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201 Taub Bld.

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  • Coding for Emerging Technologies

    We are living in the era of massive data. Some estimate that more than 90% of the worlds data was generated in recent years. ...

    Speaker:
    Ohad Elishco - CS-Lecture
    Date:
    Wednesday, 15.1.2020, 10:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Data Science & Deep Learning: Linear Quadratic Control and Online Learning

    We study the online problems related to controlling a linear time-invariant systems with noisy dynamics where either: (1) onlinevadversarially chosen quadratic losses and known ...

    Speaker:
    Yishay Mansour (Tel Aviv University)
    Date:
    Monday, 13.1.2020, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 301 Taub Bld.

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  • Verification of distributed protocols using decidable logics

    Formal verification of infinite-state systems, and distributed systems in particular, is a long standing research goal. I will describe a series of works that ...

    Speaker:
    Oded Padon - CS-Lecture
    Date:
    Monday, 13.1.2020, 10:30
    Place:
    Room 601 Taub Bld.

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  • Fundamental limits of modern machine learning and how to get around them

    This talk presents new computational and statistical barriers in machine learning, along with the algorithmic developments that they inspire. The computational barriers arise in ...

    Speaker:
    Yair Carmon - CS-Lecture
    Date:
    Sunday, 12.1.2020, 10:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • CGGC Seminar: Functional Tracing of Discrete Vector Fields

    We propose a method for tracing the flowlines of a discrete tangent vector field on a triangle mesh. Our method makes use of functional ...

    Speaker:
    Yair Reani (CS, Technion)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 8.1.2020, 16:00
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Functional Tracing of Discrete Vector Fields

    We propose a method for tracing the flowlines of a discrete tangent vector field on a triangle mesh. Our method makes use of functional ...

    Speaker:
    Yair Reani
    Date:
    Wednesday, 8.1.2020, 16:00
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • ceClub: Deep Reinforcement Learning in Compiler

    Compilers are designed today to use fixedAbstract -cost models that are based on heuristics to make different code optimizations. However, these models are unable ...

    Speaker:
    Ameer Haj Ali (UC Berkeley)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 8.1.2020, 15:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 815

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  • Theory Seminar: Nearly Instance-Optimal Mechanisms in Differential Privacy

    We develop differentially private mechanisms that achieve nearly instance-optimal losses, achieving lower loss than all appropriately unbiased mechanisms for any possible instance. We show ...

    Speaker:
    Hilal Asi (Stanford University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 8.1.2020, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 201 Taub Bld.

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  • ceClub: Quantum Money and Some of its Extensions

    One of the unique aspects of quantum mechanics is the no-cloning theorem. This theorem has direct applications in quantum crpytography: quantum money is very ...

    Speaker:
    Or Sattath (Ben-Gurion University)
    Date:
    Wednesday, 8.1.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 861

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  • Pixel Club: Recovering Dynamics in Geometry Processing, Fluid Mechanics, Image Processing and Social Sciences via Koopman Theory

    Dynamical systems are everywhere, from the flow of particles in the air to the evolution of people's personalities. Recently, the big data revolution has ...

    Speaker:
    Omri Azencot (University of California, LA)
    Date:
    Tuesday, 7.1.2020, 11:30
    Place:
    Electrical Eng. Building 1061

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  • SequenceR: Sequence-to-Sequence Learning for End-to-End Program Repair

    This talk presents a novel end-to-end approach to program repair based on sequence-to-sequence learning. We devise, implement, and evaluate a system, called SequenceR, for ...

    Speaker:
    Prof. Martin Monperrus - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE -
    Date:
    Monday, 6.1.2020, 14:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Data Science & Deep Learning: An Online Learning Approach to Generative Adversarial Networks

    We consider the problem of training and evaluating generative models with a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN). Although GANs can accurately model complex distributions, they ...

    Speaker:
    Kfir Levy (EE, Technion)
    Date:
    Monday, 6.1.2020, 12:30
    Place:
    Taub 301 Taub Bld.

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  • Meaning Representation in Natural Language Tasks

    Recent developments in Natural Language Processing (NLP) allow models to leverage large, unprecedented amounts of raw text, culminating in impressive performance gains in many ...

    Speaker:
    Gabriel Stanovsky - CS-Lecture
    Date:
    Sunday, 5.1.2020, 10:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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  • Leveraging Programmable Switches for In-network Computing

    The network line rate is constantly on the rise to support the exploding amounts of data. This means that we have less time to ...

    Speaker:
    Ran Ben Basat - CS-Lecture
    Date:
    Thursday, 2.1.2020, 10:30
    Place:
    Room 337 Taub Bld.

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