Archive for Max Hailperin
The post-commencement reception provided a happy meeting for Brad Duhaime, a 1985 MCS major, and his old advisor, Professor Terry Morrison. Duhaime was there to celebrate graduation of his son, Chris. Left to right: Chris Duhaime ’12, Brad Duhaime ’85, and Prof. Morrison.
When: Monday, May 14, 2012, 1:30-2:20pm Where: Olin Hall 320 This documentary describes the life of Ada, Countess Lovelace (1815-1852), providing context for her seminal contributions to computer science: describing how a general-purpose digital computer could be programmed and providing the insight that algorithmic manipulation of symbols could be used for non-numerical purposes. This video [...]
When: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 11:30am-12:20 pm Where: Olin Hall 320 Presenter: Alexander M. Zupan, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Iowa Knot theory is the study of closed loops in 3-dimensional space, and two knots are considered to be equivalent if one can be deformed to match the other without passing it through itself. In [...]
Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 1:30-2:20pm Olin Hall 320 In this keynote lecture from the 2010 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Barbara Liskov reflects on her career, including in particular the work that lead to her receiving the 2008 A.M. Turing Award, the most prestigious recognition for contributions to computer science. Barbara Liskov [...]
Wed, April 11, 11:30am – 12:20pm Olin Hall 321 The MCS Department’s own superstar, Max Beyer (pictured here at Pi Day), won the GAC Idol contest held in conjunction with the Building Bridges conference on March 9th. Now he is bringing his act home to his adoring fans in Olin Hall. Pizza will be served.
When: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 11:30am-12:20 pm Where: Olin Hall 321 Presenter: Thomas LoFaro In this talk on work done with my thesis advisor Nancy Kopell, I will discuss a neurophysiological model of a pair of coupled neurons that exhibits a period-adding phenomenon in response to the variation of a parameter in the model equations. [...]
Gustavus MCS alumnus Milo M.K. Martin ’96 is featured in an article in New Scientist describing a novel computer design intended for mobile devices that need brief bursts of intense computational performance. The paper describing this approach will be presented next week in the best-paper session of the High Performance Computer Architecture conference; the lead author, Arun [...]
When: Thursday, February 9, 2012, 11:30am-12:20 pm Where: Olin Hall 320 Presenter: Matt Klaber Topics will include: ways in which technology is applied to political organizing specific example projects how a liberal-arts computer science major contributes to software development. Matt Klaber is Director of Research and Development at NGP VAN, the leading technology provider to [...]
When: Monday, November 20, 2011, 2:30-3:20 pm Where: Olin Hall 321 Presenter: Mark Gritter Designing a new file system isn’t a task to be undertaken lightly, but new technologies and new opportunities continue to drive innovation in file systems. Examples like Sun’s ZFS, Data Domain’s SISL, and the Tintri VMstore are all examples of modern [...]
Modeling Actual Evapotranspiration: Using Airborne Remote Sensing to Analyze Agricultural Water Stress
When: November 16, 11:30-12:20pm Where: Olin Hall, Room 320 Presenter: Brandon Furey The objective of the land research group in the NASA Student Airborne Research Program was to develop tools to better monitor crop water status. This is useful to farmers to avoid over-watering so that irrigation can be more efficient. Water is becoming an [...]