CS Colloquium 2008-2009 - Fall Semester:

Date Speaker Title

November 9 11:15-12:15

Yehuda Koren
Yahoo! Research

The Netflix Prize: Quest for $1,000,000

November 13 17:00-18:00

Leslie Valiant
Harvard University

When Biology is Computation

November 23 11:15-12:15

Yuri Gurevich
Microsoft Research

Security: Access Control for Distributed Systems

November 30 11:15-12:15

Dan Tsafrir
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Portably preventing file race attacks with user-mode path resolution

December 7 11:15-12:15

Anna Zamensky
Tel Aviv University

Non-deterministic Matrices and their Applications

December 14 11:15-12:15

Dana Ron
Tel Aviv University

Some Techniques in Property Testing

December 21, 11:15-12:15

Tali Kaufman

Building on Conflicts: Computational Studies of Codes

December 28, 11:15-12:15

Nir Ailon
Google Research

New Algorithms for Ranking and Dimension Reduction

December 28, 13:30-14:30

Christos Papadimitiou
UC, Berkeley


The Algorithmic Lens: How the Computational Perspective is Transforming the Sciences

Jan 1 14:00-15:00

Regina Barzilay


Climbing the Tower of Babel: Advances in Unsupervised Multilingual learning

January 4, 11:15-12:15

Oded Goldreich
Weizmann Institute


On Proximity Oblivious Testing

January 11, 11:15-12:15

Guy Rothblum


Delegating Computation Reliably: When, How and Why

January 18 11:15-12:15

Michal Irani
Weizmann Institute


Predicting the invisible; Detecting the unexpected

January 22 13:15-15:00

Leo Corry
Tel-Aviv University


אֶמה להמר, דריק להמר, ו-SWAC:
כניסתה האיטית של תורת המספרים לדן עיהדיגטלי

January 25 11:15-12:15

Benny Applebaum
Princeton University


Cryptography in Constant Parallel Time and its Applications

February 8 11:15-12:15

Orr Dunkelman
Ecole Normale Superieure


Treatment of the Initial Value in Time-Memory-Data Tradeoff Attacks on Stream Ciphers

CS Colloquium 2008-2009 - Spring Semester:

Date Guest Title
March 1 11:15-12:15 Gil David
Tel aviv University
video Anomaly detection and classification via diffusion processes in hyper-networks
March 8 11:15-12:15 Amir Ban
The Hebrew University
video Machine Learning of Evaluation (with Applications to Computer Chess)
March 15 11:15-12:15 Nati Linial
Hebrew University
video The wonders of graph spectra
March 22 11:15-12:15 Yuval Rabani
video Monotonicity in bargaining networks
March 29 11:15-12:15 Adi Shamir
Weizmann Institute
How to Solve it: New Techniques in Algebraic Cryptanalysis
April 26 11:15-12:15 Nachum Dershowitz
Tel aviv University
video Axiomatization and Proof of the Church-Turing Thesis
May 3 11:15-12:15 Dieter van Melkebeek
U. of Wisconsin
video Bounds for Satisfiability and Related Problems

May 10 11:15-12:15

Maurice Herlihy
Brown University


title: TBA

May 17 11:15-12:15

Avi Rubin
Johns Hopkins University


Security Issues in Electronic Voting

May 24 11:15-12:15

Irit Dinur
The Weizmann Institute


Composition of PCPs

May 31 11:15-12:15

Oliviero Stock
FBK-irst, Trento, Italy


Cafe table and humour as computational persuasive systems

June 7 11:15-12:15 Solomon Golomb
University of South California
video The Search for Costas Arrays
June 14 11:15-12:15 Julia Kempe
Tel Aviv University
video The Computational Complexity of Quantum Systems
June 18 14:30-15:30 Daphne Koller
Standford University
  Individual Genetic Variation: From Networks to Mechanisms
June 21 11:15-12:15 Igor Ulitzky
Tel aviv University
video Identification of biologically and clinically relevant functional modules through integration of network and expression data
July 5 11:15-12:15 Tal Lev-Ami
Tel Aviv University
video Automatic Maintenance of Transitive Properties with Applications for Shape Analysis
July 12 11:15-12:15 Michal Ozery-Flato
Tel Aviv University
video Algorithmic problems in genome rearrangements: from evolution to cancer



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