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Fall 2015/2016 Semester
 
Improving Parallel Programs with Architectural Insights
Mon, 11 Jan 2016, 14:00
Speaker: Adam Morrison , Technion
Rothberg B220
 
Program obfuscation: the power of unreadable code
Mon, 04 Jan 2016, 14:00
Speaker: Nir Bitansky , MIT
Rothberg B220
 
Interactive Information Theory
Mon, 28 Dec 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Gillat Kol , Princeton
Rothberg B220
 
Georgia Tech's Online MOOC-based Master Program
Tue, 22 Dec 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Zvi Galil , Georgia Tech
Rothberg A300 (main auditorium)
 
Nothing but net? content and network factors in information diffusion
Mon, 21 Dec 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Oren Tsur , Harvard/Northeastern
Rothberg B220
 
Integer-Forcing: From Simple Scalar Communication Problems to Complicated Networks
Mon, 14 Dec 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Or Ordentlich , MIT
Rothberg B220
 
The Role of Interaction in Economics and Parallel Computation
Mon, 07 Dec 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Omri Weinstein , NYU
Rothberg B220
 
Reasoning about Infinite-State Systems
Mon, 30 Nov 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Sharon Shoham , Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo
Rothberg B220
 
Low-error PCP's via distributional soundness
Mon, 23 Nov 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Guy Kindler , Hebrew University
Rothberg B220
 
Seeing through the fog: Looking into opaque samples and around corners with scattered light
Mon, 16 Nov 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Ori Katz , Hebrew University
Rothberg B220
 
Big Data in the Output
Mon, 09 Nov 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Sara Cohen , Hebrew University
Rothberg B220
 
Video Without Photographers
Mon, 02 Nov 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Shmuel Peleg , Hebrew University
Rothberg B220
 
Calibrated Forecasts, Leaks, and Game Equilibria
Mon, 26 Oct 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Segiu Hart , Hebrew University
Rothberg B220

Spring 2013/2014 Semester
 
Learning Cooperative Games
Mon, 22 Jun 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Yair Zick , Carnegie Mellon University
Rothberg B220
 
The Church-Turing Theses
Mon, 15 Jun 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Oron Shagrir , Hebrew University
Rothberg B220
 
New and Old Graph Dimension Parameters
Mon, 08 Jun 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Martin Charles Golumbic , University of Haifa
Rothberg B220
 
IBM Debating Technologies
Mon, 01 Jun 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Noam Slonim , IBM Research
Rothberg B220
 
Moore’s Law: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Mon, 25 May 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Mark Bohr , Intel
Rothberg A300
 
Deep Neural Networks and Deep Learning - An Information Theoretic Perspective
Mon, 11 May 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Naftali Tishby , Hebrew University
Rothberg B220
 
How is your tumor doing today? Computer-based tumors analysis and follow-up in radiological oncology
Mon, 04 May 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Leo Joskowicz , Hebrew University
Rothberg B220
 
Switching technologies for spatially and spectrally flexible optical networks
Mon, 27 Apr 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Dan Marom , Hebrew University
Rothberg B220
 
Robust Inference and Local Algorithms
Mon, 20 Apr 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Yishay Mansour , Tel-Aviv University
Rothberg B220
 
Events, Aspects, and Modular Correctness Reasoning
Mon, 13 Apr 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Shmuel Katz , Technion
Rothberg B220
 
Graphical Models Over String-Valued Random Variables
Sun, 12 Apr 2015, 13:00
Speaker: Jason Eisner , Johns Hopkins University
Rothberg B221 (Note: Sunday 13:00)
 
Quantitative MRI for Human Brain Mapping
Mon, 16 Mar 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Aviv Mezer , Hebrew University
Rothberg B220
 
Blind Deblurring and Blind Super-Resolution Using Internal Patch Recurrence
Mon, 02 Mar 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Tomer Michaeli , Weizmann Institute of Science
Rothberg B220
 
Situated Learning and Understanding of Natural Language
Mon, 02 Feb 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Yoav Artzi , University of Washington
Rothberg B220
 
Active Learning for Dynamic Search Problems in Large-Scale Systems
Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 11:00
Speaker: Kobi Cohen , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rothberg B221 (Note: Thursday 11:00)
 
Inventing the Future: Microsoft Research in its Third Decade
Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 14:00
Speaker: P. Anandan , Microsoft Research Outreach
Rothberg B220 (Note: Thursday 14:00)
 
Rock and Roll – How flies control their flight
Tue, 27 Jan 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Tsevi Beatus , Cornell University
Rothberg B220 (Note: Tuesday 14:00)
 
Designing Extremely Efficient Computers
Mon, 26 Jan 2015, 13:00
Speaker: Shahar Kvatinsky , Stanford University
Rothberg B220
 
Shortest Paths and Highway Dimension: From Practice to Theory and Back
Mon, 26 Jan 2015, 14:10
Speaker: Ittai Abraham , VMware Research
Rothberg B220
 
Clinical Decision Support Systems for Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy
Mon, 19 Jan 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Ruby Shamir , Case Western Reserve University
Rothberg B220
 
Exponential Separation of Information and Communication
Mon, 19 Jan 2015, 13:00
Speaker: Gillat Kol , Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Rothberg B220
 
Uncertainty, Strategy, and Bounded Rationality
Mon, 12 Jan 2015, 14:10
Speaker: Reshef Meir , Harvard University
Rothberg B220
 
Hard Problems in Hardness of Approximation: Sharp Thresholds, Parallel Repetition and Unique Games
Mon, 12 Jan 2015, 13:00
Speaker: Dana Moshkovitz , MIT
Rothberg B220
 
Machine-Learning the Universal Semantics of Natural Languages
Mon, 05 Jan 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Omri Abend , University of Edinburgh
Rothberg A300
 
Thinking Out of the Encryption Box
Wed, 31 Dec 2014, 12:00
Speaker: Itai Dinur , Ecole Normale Superieure
Rothberg B220 (Note: Wednesday 12:00)
 
Learning theory -- A survey and new results
Mon, 29 Dec 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Amit Daniely , Hebrew University
Rothberg B221
 
Fast matrix multiplication and other topics
Wed, 24 Dec 2014, 10:30
Speaker: Yuval Filmus , Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Rothberg B220 (Note: Wednesday 10:30)
 
Scalable algorithms for translating natural language to logical form
Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Jonathan Berant , Stanford University
Rothberg B221
 
An Algorithmic Approach for Analyzing Social Phenomena
Mon, 15 Dec 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Sigal Oren , Hebrew University and Microsoft Research
Rothberg B221
 
Computational Methods for Integrative Structural Biology
Wed, 10 Dec 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Dina Schneidman , UC San Francisco
Rothberg B220 (Note: Wednesday 14:00)
 
Advances in Traffic Engineering and Discrepancy
Mon, 08 Dec 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Roy Schwartz , Princeton University
Rothberg B221
 
From Reachability to Temporal Specifications in Game Theory
Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Orna Kupferman , Hebrew University
Rothberg B221
 
Web-Scale Training for Face Recognition
Mon, 17 Nov 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Lior Wolf , Tel-Aviv University
Rothberg B221
 
Complexity and Sensitivity of Noisy BosonSampling
Mon, 10 Nov 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Gil Kalai , Hebrew University
Rothberg B221
 
Excellence or Professionalism?
Mon, 03 Nov 2014, 14:00
Speaker: David Harel , Weizmann Institute of Science
Rothberg A300
 
A Cyber-Physical Security Salami Sandwich
Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Yossi Oren , Columbia University
Rothberg B221
 
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

Fall 2013/2014 Semester
 
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!
* indicates a special talk, not on the regular time-slot or place