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בניין רוס, קריית אדמונד י. ספרא. תמונה: דרור בר-נתן, סתיו 2001
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Future talks

Spring 2014/2015 Semester
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
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)
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)
Situated Learning and Understanding of Natural Language
Mon, 02 Feb 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Yoav Artzi , University of Washington
Rothberg B220
Mon, 02 Mar 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Tomer Michaeli , Weizmann Institute of Science
Rothberg A300
Events, Aspects, and Modular Correctness Reasoning
Mon, 13 Apr 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Shmuel Katz , Technion
Rothberg A300
Mon, 04 May 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Dan Marom , Hebrew University
Rothberg A300
Mon, 11 May 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Amit Zoran , Hebrew University
Rothberg A300
Mon, 15 Jun 2015, 14:00
Speaker: Oron Shagrir , Hebrew University
Rothberg A300
* indicates a special talk, not on the regular time-slot or place

Past talks

Fall 2013/2014 Semester
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
BioDesign: Medical Innovation - Concept Poster Presentations (Institute of Life Sciences, Silberman Building, 4th floor)
Mon, 26 May 2014, 16:00
Speaker: - ,
Accelerating Bitcoin's Transaction Processing
Mon, 26 May 2014, 14:00
Speaker: Aviv Zohar , Hebrew University
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
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!
* indicates a special talk, not on the regular time-slot or place