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Spring 2013/2014 Semester
 
A Cyber-Physical Security Salami Sandwich
Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Yossi Oren , Columbia University
 
TBA
Mon, 03 Nov 2014, 14:00
Speaker: David Harel , Weizmann Institute of Science
 
TBA
Mon, 10 Nov 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Gil Kalai , Hebrew University
 
TBA
Mon, 17 Nov 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Lior Wolf , Tel-Aviv University
 
TBA
Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Orna Kupferman , Hebrew University
* indicates a special talk, not on the regular time-slot or place

Past talks


Fall 2013/2014 Semester
 
Decoding altered epigenomic signatures from whole-genome sequencing of cancer patients
Mon, 07 Jul 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Ben Berman , University of Southern California
 
Concurrent Data Representation Synthesis
Mon, 16 Jun 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Mooly Sagiv , Tel-Aviv Univerity
 
The Aha! Moment: From Data to Insight
Wed, 11 Jun 2014, 13:00
Speaker: Dafna Shahaf , Stanford University
 
On Sublinear Algorithms for Approximating Graph parameters
Mon, 09 Jun 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Dana Ron , Tel-Aviv University
 
Human-Robot Collaboration: From Tools to Teammates
Mon, 02 Jun 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Guy Hoffman , IDC Herzliya
 
Accelerating Bitcoin's Transaction Processing
Mon, 26 May 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Aviv Zohar , Hebrew University
 
BioDesign: Medical Innovation - Concept Poster Presentations (Institute of Life Sciences, Silberman Building, 4th floor)
Mon, 26 May 2014, 16:00
Speaker: - ,
 
The Rise of Dynamic Languages
Thu, 15 May 2014, 11:30
Speaker: Jan Vitek , Purdue University
 
Computing tissues from single cell sequencing data: a killer app for computational biology?
Mon, 12 May 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Amos Tanay , Weizmann Institute of Science
 
What A Plant Knows?
Mon, 28 Apr 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Danny Chamovitz , Tel-Aviv University
 
Computational Fair Division: From Cake Cutting to Cloud Computing
Wed, 02 Apr 2014, 13:00
Speaker: Ariel Procaccia , Carnegie Mellon University
Note special time!
 
Going on an Adventure (Almost) Without Leaving the Office
Mon, 24 Mar 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Sivan Toledo , Tel-Aviv University
 
On the Performance of Private Set Intersection
Mon, 03 Mar 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Benny Pinkas , Bar-Ilan University
 
Plug-and-Play IP Security: Anonymity Infrastructure Instead of PKI
Mon, 24 Feb 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Amir Herzberg , Bar-Ilan University
 
Optimal Shrinkage of Singular Values for Matrix Denoising
Wed, 19 Feb 2014, 13:15
Speaker: Matan Gavish , Stanford
Note special time!
 
Algebraic Techniques in Combinatorial and Computational Geometry: As Time Goes By
Mon, 17 Feb 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Micha Sharir , Tel-Aviv University
 
Hybrids: Merging Traditional and Digital Design within HCI Research
Wed, 15 Jan 2014, 11:00
Speaker: Amit Zoran , MIT
Note special time!
 
Data Protection Techniques in Large Storage Systems and Flash Memory Devices
Wed, 08 Jan 2014, 13:00
Speaker: Itzhak Tamo , University of Maryland
Note special time!
 
Individual Genomes Reveal Deep Population Histories and Uncover the Evolutionary Roles of Non Coding DNA
Mon, 06 Jan 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Ilan Gronau , Cornell
 
Learning with Lower Information Costs
Wed, 01 Jan 2014, 13:00
Speaker: Sivan Sabato , Microsoft Research New England
Note special time!
 
Approximation algorithms via matrix covers
Mon, 30 Dec 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Noga Alon , Tel-Aviv University
 
Geometric Discrepancy Via the Entropy Method
Wed, 25 Dec 2013, 13:00
Speaker: Esther Ezra , NYU
Note special time!
 
Shortest Path Queries: Static, Dynamic and Fault-tolerant
Mon, 23 Dec 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Shiri Chechik , Microsoft Research Silicon Valley
 
An Optimal Implementation of Fetch-and-Increment
Sun, 22 Dec 2013, 12:00
Speaker: Faith Ellen , University of Toronto
Note special time!
 
New Approaches to Graph Partitioning
Mon, 09 Dec 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Roy Schwartz , Microsoft Research
 
Data Privacy: Tensions and Opportunities
Mon, 25 Nov 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Katrina Ligett , Caltech
 
Products of Functions, Graphs, Games & Problems
Mon, 18 Nov 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Irit Dinur , Weizmann Institute of Science
 
Succinct Computational Integrity and Privacy Research (SCIPR)
Mon, 11 Nov 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Eli Ben-Sasson , Technion
 
The Axiomatic Approach and the Internet
Mon, 04 Nov 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Moshe Tennenholtz , Technion & Microsoft Research
 
Cryptography and Data Structures: A Match Made in Heaven
Mon, 28 Oct 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Moni Naor , Weizmann Institute of Science
 
Visual Nearest Neighbor Search
Mon, 21 Oct 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Shai Avidan , Tel-Aviv University
 
Sublinear Optimization for Machine Learning
Mon, 14 Oct 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Elad Hazan , Technion

Spring 2012/2013 Semester
 
The Evolving Relationship between Queries And Questions on the Web
Mon, 17 Jun 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Dr. Yoelle Maarek , Yahoo! Research, Israel
 
A Blast from the Past: Vectorization of Pixel Art and Digital Reconstruction of Classic Comic Books
Mon, 10 Jun 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Prof. Dani Lischinski , The Hebrew University
 
Making neurosurgery safer: a computer-based approach
Mon, 03 Jun 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Prof. Leo Joskowicz , The Hebrew University
 
Belief Propagation and Spectral Algorithms
Mon, 27 May 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Prof. Elchanan Mossel , University of California, Berkeley
 
Molecular Selective Surgery with Non-Thermal Irreversible Electroporation: From a new fundamental concept to wide clinical use
Mon, 20 May 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Prof. Boris Rubinsky , University of California, Berkeley
 
TBA
Mon, 13 May 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Dr. Miri Ben-Chen , The Technion
 
Axiomatic Shape Analysis
Mon, 06 May 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Prof. Ron Kimmel , The Technion
 
Learning similarity at large scale
Mon, 29 Apr 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Dr. Gal Chechik , Bar-Ilan University
 
Defying Nyquist in Analog-to-Digital Conversion
Mon, 22 Apr 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Prof. Yonina Eldar , The Technion
 
Distributed Graph Coloring
Mon, 08 Apr 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Prof. Michael Elkin , Ben-Gurion University
 
Quantitative Analysis of the Full Bitcoin Transaction Graph
Mon, 18 Mar 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Prof. Adi Shamir , The Weizmann Institute
 
Learning Mixtures of Arbitrary Distributions over Large Discrete Domains
Mon, 11 Mar 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Prof. Yuval Rabani , The Hebrew University
 
On the role of information in sensing, learning, acting and planning
Mon, 04 Mar 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Prof. Naftali Tishby , The Hebrew University

Fall 2012/2013 Semester
 
New Connections Between Distributed Computing and Communication Complexity
Thu, 07 Feb 2013, 10:30
Speaker: Dr. Rotem Oshman , University of Toronto
Note special time!
 
Coding for Flash and Associative Memories
Mon, 21 Jan 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Dr. Eitan Yaakobi , Caltech, and University of California, San Diego
 
Operating System Support for High-Throughput Processors
Sun, 20 Jan 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Dr. Mark Silberstein , University of Texas, Austin
Note special time!
 
Semi-Supervised structured prediction in Natural Language Processing through Declarative Knowledge Encoding
Mon, 14 Jan 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Dr. Roi Reichart , Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
 
Computational Medical Imaging: from Three-Dimensional Anatomy to Quantitative Physiology
Wed, 09 Jan 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Dr. Moti Freiman , Computational Radiology Laboratory, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Note special time!
 
Perturbation, Optimization and Statistics for Effective Machine Learning and Computer Vision
Mon, 07 Jan 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Dr. Tamir Hazan , Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
 
How Deeply Cells Feel: From Soft Matrices of Controlled Thickness to Nuclear Readout
Sun, 06 Jan 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Dr. Amnon Buxboim , University of Pennsylvania - Biophysical Eng. and Nanobiopolymers Lab
Note special time!
 
Computational Methods for Microbial Genome Recovery from the Environment and the Study of the Dark Matter of Biology
Wed, 02 Jan 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Dr. Itai Sharon , University of California, Berkeley
Note special time!
 
Population Recovery and Partial Identification
Mon, 31 Dec 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Prof. Avi Wigderson , Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
 
Software-Defined Networking: Introduction and Implications
Mon, 17 Dec 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Prof. Scott Shenker , University of California, Berkeley
 
Long intervening noncoding RNAs: Genomics, evolution and functions in vertebrate embryonic development
Sun, 09 Dec 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Dr. Igor Ulitsky , Whitehead Institute, MIT
Note special time!
 
Overlook of the Bioengineering Program; Analysis of Flow Irregularities in Microfluidic Systems
Mon, 26 Nov 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Dr. Yaakov Nahmias , The Hebrew University
 
Impugning Alleged Randomness
Mon, 19 Nov 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Yuri Gurevich , Microsoft Research
 
The Use of Mathematics In Software Development
Thu, 15 Nov 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Dave Parnas , Middle Road Software, McMaster U. and U. of Limerick
Note special time!
 
Harnessing Interference
Mon, 12 Nov 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Bobak Nazer , Boston University
 
Participatory Sensing for Health
Mon, 29 Oct 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Deborah Estrin , Cornell Tech, NYC and UCLA

Spring 2011/2012 Semester
 
Probabilistic Reasoning for Robust Autonomy
Thu, 05 Jul 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Reid Simmons , Carnegie Mellon University
   
What Can We Learn from a Reading Tutor that Listens?
Mon, 25 Jun 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Jack Mostow , Carnegie Mellon University
 
Distributed Average Consensus and Coherence in Dynamic Networks
Mon, 18 Jun 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Stacy Patterson , Technion
 
Serval: An End-Host Network Stack for Service-Centric Networking
Mon, 11 Jun 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Jennifer Rexford , Princeton University
 
Robust Peer Prediction
Mon, 28 May 2012, 14:00
Speaker: David C. Parkes , Harvard University
 
Polynomial Identity Testing
Mon, 14 May 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Amir Shpilka , Technion
 
The reordering buffer management problem
Mon, 07 May 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Yuval Rabani , The Hebrew University
 
Secret, Incoercible and Deniable Bidding Countering Collusions in Auctions
Mon, 23 Apr 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Michael O. Rabin , The Hebrew University
 
Network Resilience to Geographical Disasters and Attacks
Mon, 16 Apr 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Reuven Cohen , Bar Ilan University
 
Blind Null-Space Learning for MIMO Underlay Cognitive Radio Networks
Mon, 26 Mar 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Yair Noam , Stanford University
 
Sentiment Mining from User Generated Content
Mon, 19 Mar 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Ronen Feldman , The Hebrew University, School of Business Administration
 
From Analog Information to Digital Data - Does Sampling Rate Really Matter?
Mon, 12 Mar 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Hagai Kirshner , EPFL
 
Polar codes: construction and improved decoding
Mon, 05 Mar 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Ido Tal , U.C. San Diego

Fall 2011/2012 Semester
 
Synthesizing Concurrent Relational Data Structures
Mon, 06 Feb 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Roman Manevich , University of Texas at Austin
 
Computational characterization of motif-mediated interactions
Wed, 01 Feb 2012, 14:30
Speaker: Chen Yanover , Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Note special time!
 
Inference and Search for Graphical Models
Mon, 30 Jan 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Rina Dechter , U.C. Irvine
 
Efficient and Exact Inter-Sentence Decoding for Natural Language Processing
Mon, 23 Jan 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Roi Reichart , MIT CSAIL
 
Propositional calculus and the nature of reality: what every computer scientist should know about Bell inequalities
Mon, 16 Jan 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Samson Abramsky , University of Oxford
 
Missing Heritability: New algorithmic and statistical approaches
Mon, 09 Jan 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Or Zuk , Broad Institute
 
Technological Solutions to Personal Digital Property: Smartphone Virtualization and The Used Music Market
Wed, 04 Jan 2012, 14:30
Speaker: Larry Rudolph , ReDigi Inc & MIT
Note special time!
 
Fast Distributed Computing Despite Poor Connectivity
Mon, 02 Jan 2012, 14:00
Speaker: Keren Censor-Hillel , MIT CSAIL
 
On the existence of universal learners - can one learn without prior knowledge?
Mon, 26 Dec 2011, 14:00
Speaker: Shai Ben-David , University of Waterloo
 
Machine Learning: Higher, Faster, Stronger
Wed, 21 Dec 2011, 14:00
Speaker: Ohad Shamir , Microsoft Research
Note special time!
 
Semantic Model Differencing for Software Evolution
Mon, 19 Dec 2011, 14:00
Speaker: Shahar Maoz , RWTH Aachen University
 
Challenges in Multi-Agent Systems: Bitcoin, Social Networks, P2P Communities, and Network Protocols
Mon, 12 Dec 2011, 14:00
Speaker: Aviv Zohar , Microsoft Research
 
From Cryptography to Algorithms and Back Again
Mon, 05 Dec 2011, 14:00
Speaker: Gil Segev , Microsoft Research
 
Enter the Matrix: How to Choose Terminals in Multicommodity Flow
Mon, 28 Nov 2011, 14:00
Speaker: Michael Schapira , The Hebrew University
 
Taming Large-Scale Information: Discovering Structure for Human Understanding and Scaling-up Computation with GraphLab
Mon, 21 Nov 2011, 14:00
Speaker: Carlos Guestrin , Carnegie Mellon
 
Multi-Robot Patrol: From Theory to Reality
Tue, 15 Nov 2011, 14:00
Speaker: Noa Agmon , University of Texas at Austin
Note special time!
 
Micro Human Computation for Visual Tasks
Mon, 14 Nov 2011, 14:00
Speaker: Ariel Shamir , The Interdisciplinary Center - Hertzelia
 
Distributed balls-into-bins
Mon, 07 Nov 2011, 14:00
Speaker: Christoph Lenzen , The Hebrew University

Spring 2010/2011 Semester
 
Codes for Write-Once Memories
Mon, 27 Jun 2011, 14:00
Speaker: Eitan Yaakobi , U.C. San Diego
 
From neuromechanics to synthesising robots on-the-fly
Mon, 20 Jun 2011, 14:00
Speaker: Shai Revzen , University of Michigan
 
Prior-independent Profit Maximization in Unit-Demand Combinatorial Auctions
Mon, 06 Jun 2011, 14:00
Speaker: Anna Karlin , University of Washington
 
How to win Friends and Influence People, Truthfully
Mon, 30 May 2011, 14:00
Speaker: Yaron Singer , U.C. Berkeley
 
Finding Incentives to Secure Internet Routing
Mon, 23 May 2011, 14:00
Speaker: Sharon Goldberg , Boston University
 
Optimal Auctions with Positive Network Externalities
Mon, 16 May 2011, 14:00
Speaker: Nicole Immorlica , Northwestern University
* indicates a special talk, not on the regular time-slot or place