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Department of Computer Science

Colloquia

Colloquia is a weekly seminar series with guest speakers discussing research challenges and recent advances in Computer Science. They are held weekly on Thursdays, from 3:00-4:00pm unless otherwise noted. Please join us in Halligan 102 or via Zoom for these events. Because the seminars will begin promptly at 3:00, please plan to join a few minutes early.

To receive Zoom information, please subscribe to CS colloquium announcements at colloquia@cs.tufts.edu.

September 16, 2021
3:00 PM ET

"The MLE Principle in Autoregressive Graph Generation"
Speaker: Liping Liu, Schwartz Family Professor, Tufts University

September 23, 2021
3:00 PM ET

"Overcoming Limited Data Challenges to Diagnose Heart Disease and Forecast COVID-19 Hospital Trajectories"
Speaker: Michael Hughes, Ann W. Lambertus and Peter Lambertus Assistant Professor, ​Tufts University
Host: Schwartz Family Professor Liping Liu

September 29, 2021
12:00 - 1:30 PM ET; 702 Cabot

"Cybersecurity and Public Policy Seminar: Reimagining Social Media"
Speaker: Ethan Zuckerman, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Information and Communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Director, Initiative for Digital Public Infrastructure

September 30, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 PM ET; Halligan 102 or Zoom

"Proof Engineering Tools for a New Era"
Speaker: Talia Ringer, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois
Host: Lin Family Assistant Professor Dan Votipka

October 7, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 PM ET; Halligan 102 or Zoom

"Banning the Usage of Facial Recognition Technology in Somerville"
Speaker: Kade Crockford and Ben Ewen-Campen, City of Somerville, MA
Host: Assistant Professor Bert Huang

October 14, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 PM ET; Halligan 102 or Zoom

"The Doctor (or Chatbot?) is in: Towards Automated Support for Healthcare Tasks Using Natural Language Processing"
Speaker: Natalie Parde, UIC
Host: James Schmolze Assistant Professor Jivko Sinapov

October 20, 2021
9:30 - 10:30 AM ET; Zoom

"Embeddings of a Different Sort: Robots, Disinformation, and the News"
Speaker: Nicholas Rabb, Tufts University

October 20, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 PM ET; Zoom

"A Conversation with Dr. Ruman Chowdhury on Solutions for Responsible AI"
Speaker: Ruman Chowdhury, Director of META at Twitter

October 21, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 PM ET; Halligan 102 or Zoom

Speaker: Gloria Washington, Howard University
Host: Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor Elaine Short

October 28, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 PM ET; Halligan 102 or Zoom

"Informing an AI Ethics of Accessibility"
Speaker: Cynthia Bennett, Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Host: Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor Elaine Short

October 29, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 PM ET; Zoom

"Fair Decision Making Using Privacy-Protected Data
Speaker: Gerome Miklau, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Host: T-TRIPODS Seminar Series

November 5, 2021
10:30 AM ET; Zoom

"Word and Graph Embeddings for Machine Learning"
Speaker: Steve Skiena, Stony Brook University
Host: ECE Graduate Seminar Series

November 9, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 PM ET; Halligan 102 or Zoom

Speaker: Neeraja Yadwadkar, UT Austin
Host: Ankur and Mari Sahu Assistant Professor Raja Sambasivan

November 17, 2021
12:00 - 1:30 PM ET; 702 Cabot

"Cybersecurity and Public Policy Seminar: The Role of Internet Standards in Public Policy: Emerging from the Shadows?"
Speaker: Alissa Cooper, Vice President of Technology Standards and Fellow at Cisco Systems

November 18, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 PM ET; Halligan 102 or Zoom

Speaker: Julia Stoyanovich, NYU Tandon Engineering
Host: Assistant Professor Bert Huang

December 2, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 PM ET; Halligan 102 or Zoom

Speaker: Frank Li, Georgia Tech ECE
Host: Lin Family Assistant Professor Daniel Votipka

December 9, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 PM ET; Halligan 102 or Zoom

Speaker: Michael Coblenz, University of Maryland
Host: Professor and Chair Jeffrey Foster