DePaul University

College of Computing and Digital Media

 

 

 

 

School of Computing

Research Colloquium

The research colloquium consists of weekly talks by a variety of speakers including faculty, students, and guests from the academic and business communities. The lectures feature new creative and scholarly work that encompasses the disciplines and areas of interest of the school of computing.

Talks are held on Friday 1 to 2pm in CDM 212 and are open to the public. Snacks and drinks are sponsored by the office of the DePaul University Vice Provost for Research.

Fall 2017

Date Speaker Institution Title Abstract/Biography
09/09 Jonathan Gemmell, PhD
and Greg Zanotti
DePaul University Course Rquirements &
Infusing Collaborative Recommendations with Distributed Representations
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09/16 Libby Hemphill, PhD Illinois Institute of Technology Politicians and the Policy Agenda: Does U.S. Congress Twitter Use Direct New York Times Content? Abs/Bio
09/23 Robin Burke, PhD DePaul University Recommendation for Multiple Stakeholders Abs/Bio
09/30 Lian Wang, PhD BlueFocus Communication Group The Marketing Power of First Party Data In the Big Data Era Abs/Bio
10/07 Craig Miller DePaul University TBA -
10/14 TBA TBA TBA -
10/21 TBA TBA TBA -
10/28 Amanda Lazar, PhD Northwestern University TBA -
11/04 TBA TBA TBA -
11/11 Sorin Matei, PhD Purdue University TBA -

Previous Quarters

Spring 2017

Date Speaker Institution Title Abstract/Biography
04/01 Shan Lu University of Chicago Fighting Software Inefficiency Through Automated Bug Detection Abs/Bio
04/07, 1:30pm Öykü Işık Vlerick Business School Big Data Capabilities: An Organizational Information Processing Perspective Abs/Bio
04/08 Anton Oleinik Memorial
University of Newfoundland (St. John’s, Canada)
Approaches towards mixing quantitative and qualitative
content analysis
Abs/Bio
04/15 Samuel G. Armato III Department of Radiology, University of Chicago Public Databases and Grand Challenges in Thoracic Imaging Abs/Bio
04/15, 2:10pm Hamed Qahri Saremi University of Illinois at Springfield Ambivalence and Its Responses in Information System Use: An Integrative Framework and Empirical Examination Abs/Bio
04/22 Dorothy Kozlowski Department of Biological Sciences, DePaul University Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury Abs/Bio
04/29 Noah Rosenblatt Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Predicting community behaviors from biomechanical measures: applications to prosthetics and falls Abs/Bio
05/06 Duru Turkoglu School of Computing, CDM Degree Four Plane Spanners: Simpler and Better Abs/Bio
05/13 Massimo Di Pierro School of Computing, CDM A quick tour of numerical algorithms in python Abs/Bio
05/20 William N. Frost Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Imaging brain networks during behavior and learning Abs/Bio
05/27 Peter M. Hastings School of Computing, CDM Identifying causal structure in student essays Abs/Bio
06/03 Denise C. Nacu School of Design, CDM Beyond the Like Button: Encouraging Productive Contributions in an Online Social Learning Network Abs/Bio

Winter 2016

Date Speaker Institution Title Abstract/Biography
01/08 Alexander Rasin School of Computing, CDM A Universal Carving Approach for Database Forensic Analysis Abs/Bio
01/15 Jane Cleland-Huang School of Computing, CDM
Towards Actionable Software Analytics
Abs/Bio
01/22 Cynthia Putnam School of Computing, CDM ‘Choose a Game’: Creation and Evaluation of a Prototype Tool to Support Therapists in Brain Injury Rehabilitation Abs/Bio
01/29 Barbara Di Eugenio Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
PatientNarr: Towards generating patient-centric summaries of hospital stays
Abs/Bio
02/05 - - CANCELLED Abs/Bio
02/12 at 1pm Boris Glavic Department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology Answering Why- and Why-not Provenance Questions Efficiently and Comprehensibly Abs/Bio
02/12 at 2:10 Zhengrui Qin Department of Computer Science, The College of William and Mary MobiPlay: A Remote Execution Based Record-and-Replay Tool for Mobile App Testing Abs/Bio
02/18 at 1:10, Room 216 Kiho Lim Department of Computer Science at University of Kentucky Secure and authenticated message dissemination in Vehicular Networks and an incentive-based architecture for Vehicular Cloud
Abstract
Abs/Bio
02/19 Sonja Petrovic Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology Random graphs and networks: estimation and modeling challenges Abs/Bio
02/19 at 2:10 Sam Jacobs ABB Research Analytics of Things: Machine Learning and Graph Analytics for Industrial Systems Abs/Bio
02/26, at 2:10 Jahangir Majumder MSCS at Marquette University Development of a Wireless Mobile Computing Platform for Fall Risk Prediction Abs/Bio
03/01, at 2:10pm, CDM 220 Xiang Lian University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Efficient Management Over Large-Scale Probabilistic Graphs Abs/Bio
03/04 Filipo Sharevski Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Purdue University Agile Research for Cybersecurity Abs/Bio
03/04, at 2:10pm Tanu Malik Computation Institute, a joint initiative between University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory Big Data Management in Sciences Abs/Bio
03/11 Florin Rusu University of California Merced GLADE: A Scalable Big Data Analytics System Abs/Bio
03/11, at 2:10pm Maggie Cheng Missouri University of Science and Technology Network Anomaly Detection: Algorithms and Applications Abs/Bio

 

Autumn 2015

Date Speaker Institution Title Abstract/Biography
09/11 Lulu Kang Department of Applied Mathematics, IIT Bayesian D-Optimal Design of Experiments with Quantitative and Qualitative Responses Abs/Bio
09/18 Duru Turkoglu School of Computing, CDM Kinetic Mesh Refinement in 2D Abs/Bio
09/25 Ljubomir Perkovic School of Computing, CDM Bounded degree plane spanners Abs/Bio
10/02 Owen Schaffer School of Computing, CDM Fun and Flow in the Design of Interactive Systems: Theories of Intrinsic Motivation and Experiments with Computer Games Abs/Bio
10/09 G. Elisabeta (Liz) Marai Electronic Visualization Lab, University of Illinois at Chicago Geometric Modeling and Visualization for Science Abs/Bio
10/16 Maj. Jessica Libertini Virginia Military Institute How collaborations can improve interdisciplinary research Abs/Bio
10/23 Robert Schumacher GfK Unintended Consquences: How ignoring the user interface can sabotage even the best IT projects Abs/Bio
10/30 Lin Cai Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, IIT Resource Management in Sustainable Green HetNets with Renewable Energy Sources Abs/Bio
11/06 Shaokun Fan College of Business at West Texas A&M University Collaboration Process Pattern: A Data-Mining-Based Approach to Improving Teamwork Performance Abs/Bio
11/13 David Weintrop Northwestern University Computer Science Education at a Crossroads: Understanding Introductory Programming Environments Abs/Bio
11/13, 2:15pm Maryam Ghasemaghaei DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University Online Product Recommendation Agents Design: The Role of Cognitive Age and Agent Comprehensiveness Abs/Bio

Spring 2015

Date Speaker Institution Title Abstract/Biography
04/03 No class: Good Friday      
04/10 Brian Schrank School of Design, CDM An Introduction to Avant-garde Videogames Abs/Bio
04/17 Jennie Duggan Northwestern EECS Bridging the Gap: Multi-Database Systems for Data Science Abs/Bio
04/24 Massimo DiPierro School of Computing, CDM Web2py security Abs/Bio
05/01 Kunpeng Zhang University of Illinois at Chicago Measuring Brand Reputation in Large-Scale Social Networks Abs/Bio
05/08 Ariel Feldman University of Chicago Verifying Computations with (Private) State Abs/Bio
05/15 Kenji Suzuki Electric and Computer Engineering and Medical Imaging Research Center, IIT Patch/Pixel-based Machine Learning in Medical Image Processing, Analysis and Diagnosis Abs/Bio
05/22 Wai Gen Yee Orbitz Big Data and Machine Learning at Orbitz - An Introduction and Case Study Abs/Bio
05/29 Yanif Ahmad Johns Hopkins University K3: Specializing Distributed Main-Memory Data Systems Abs/Bio
06/05 James Riely School of Computing, CDM Between Linearizability and Quiescent Consistency Abs/Bio

Winter 2015

Date Speaker Institution Title Abstract/Biography
01/09 Michael Horrell University of Chicago Screening Effect Motivated Modeling of Wind Power Data using Gaussian Random Fields Abs/Bio
01/16 Daniel Brake Notre Dame Numerical Challenges to Decomposition of Real Algebraic Surfaces Abs/Bio
01/23 Collin McMillan Notre Dame  Towards Automated Source Code Summarization  Abs/Bio
01/30 Michael Hansen Air Force Research Lab

What Makes Code Hard to Understand?
Abs/Bio
02/06 Greg Brewster DePaul University, CDM ACRE: A Scalable Social Media Text Classification Platform Abs/Bio
02/13 Sarah Ebling University of Zurich Automatic Translation of German Train Announcements into Swiss German Sign Language Abs/Bio
02/20 Iris Gomez-Lopez Oklahoma State University Studying the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases and Healthcare Mitigation Strategies in Heterogeneous Populations Abs/Bio
02/27 Enid Montague Northwestern University Designing Informatics Systems to Support Patients in the Emergency Department Abs/Bio
03/06 Jingquan Li Texas A&M University Privacy-enhancing Data Mining: Techniques and Measures Abs/Bio
03/13
12-1pm
Sucheta Soundarajan Rutgers University Communities in Social Networks Abs/Bio
03/13
1:15-2:15pm
Yasser Rahrovani McGill University Innovating with Information Technology: A Slack Resource Perspective Abs/Bio

Autumn 2014

Date Speaker Institution Title Abstract/Biography
09/12 Aron Culotta IIT Understanding Public Health using Twitter Abs/Bio
09/19 Doris Rusch DePaul University, CDM "Play for Change" - Designing Games for Social and Personal Impact Abs/Bio
09/26 Chris Kanich University of Illinois at Chicago  Cloudsweeper: Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges of Lifelong Cloud Storage  Abs/Bio
10/3 Bogdan Carbunar Florida International University Turning the Tide: Curbing Deceptive Yelp Behaviors

Abs/Bio
10/10 John Shanahan DePaul University, English Digital Humanities in Theory and Practice: The Promises and Problems of Studying Literature with Big Data Abs/Bio
10/17 Julia Neidhardt Vienna University of Technology A Picture-based Approach for Travel Recommendations Abs/Bio
10/24 Robert Grossman University of Chicago
Biomedical Data Science and Clouds, Commons and Canyons 
Abs/Bio
10/31 Mona Rahimi
Jin Guo
Natawut Monaikul
DePaul University, CDM (1) Requirements Specifications
(2) Traceability
Abs/Bio
11/07 Boris Glavic IIT Vagabond: Automatic Generation and Ranking of Explanations for Data Exchange Errors Abs/Bio
11/14 Enid Montague Northwestern University Trust in Sociotechnical Health Systems Abs/Bio

Spring 2014

Date Speaker Institution Title Abstract/Biography
04/4 Valerie Simonis CDM Identification of Gene Function Using Image Analytics Abs/Bio
04/11 Bamshad Mobasher CDM Context-Awareness in Recommender Systems Abs/Bio
04/18 No talk (University closed)      
04/25 Alex Rasin CDM Assessing diagnostic complexity: an image feature-based strategy to reduce annotation costs Abs/Bio
05/02 Maryellen Giger University of Chicago

Decoding Breast Cancer with Imaging & Big Data

Abs/Bio
05/09 Ed Keenan CDM Programming a simple networked Video Game: A case study in data flow programming Abs/Bio
05/16 James Lester North Carolina State University Narrative-Centered Learning Environments Abs/Bio
05/23 Janine Spears CDM

Examining the ‘Nothing to Hide’ Consumer View of Online Behavioral Tracking

Abs/Bio
05/30 Paola Sebastiani Boston University

Bayesian modeling of human genetic data

Abs/Bio
06/06 Sheena Erete CDM

Empowerment Through Community Crime Prevention Technologies

Abs/Bio

 

Winter 2014

Date Speaker Institution Title Abstract/Biography
01/10Iyad Kanj CDM General information about the research colloquium course (syllabus, etc.) followed by a talk introducing Kanj's research area entitled
An Introduction to Fixed-Parameter Tractability
Abs/Bio
01/17 Mehdi Mirakhorli CDM Identifying and Protecting Architecturally Significant Code Abs/Bio
01/24Boris Glavic IIT Computing Provenance for Database Updates and Transactions Abs/Bio
01/31Tanya
Berger-Wolf
University of Illinois at Chicago Analysis of Dynamic Interaction Networks of Humans and Other Animals Abs/Bio
02/07Julie Hwang DePaul
 (Department of Geography)

Detecting geographic events from GPS data: geospatial health, physical activity monitoring, and spatial data mining

Abs/Bio
02/14Miaoqi Zhu CDM Understanding Play Experience Characteristics from Analyzing Online Game Reviews Abs/Bio
02/21Judy Goldsmith University of Kentucky Roles and Teams Hedonic Games Abs/Bio
02/28Nitin Vaidya University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign
Resilient Distributed Consensus Abs/Bio
03/07 Irene Posch Eyebeam Art & Technology Center (NY)

Computer Aided Craft

Abs/Bio
03/14Ugochi AcholonuCDM Equity in Education: What Role Does Technology Play in Advancing All Students? Abs/Bio

 

Fall 2013

Date Speaker Institution Title Abstract Bio
9/13Irv BadrIBM RationalArchitecting and Designing for Performance in Gaming Platforms
Video of the talk
abstractbio
9/20David GarlanCarnegie Mellon UniversityEnd-user Architecting
Video of the talk
abstractbio
9/27Jin Guo and Yong ZhengDePaul CDM'The Domain-Specific Expert Traceability System' and 'Context-aware Splitting Approaches: Split Users or Split Items?'abstractbio
10/04Olawale HassanDePaul CDMOn the Ordered List Subgraph Embedding Problemsbio
10/11Gregg VanderheidenUniversity of WisconsinAccessible Collaboration Toolsabstractbio
10/18Scot OsterweilMITGames and Beyond
Video of the talk
abstractbio
10/25Bridget TennerDePaul University Math(Mesh) Patterns
Video of the talk
abstractbio
11/01Krista-Lee MaloneUniversity of Wisconsin MilwaukeeBalancing Act: The Challenges of Creating an Educational Game
Video of the talk
abstractbio
11/08Martina RauUniversity of WisconsinSearching for mediation models in intelligent tutoring systems data: representational understanding enhances representational fluency - but not vice versa
Video of the talk
abstractbio
11/15Paul KelterNorthern Illinois UniversityHow Do We Define 'Success' in Teaching and Learning, and Why Do So Many Cool Recent Initiatives Miss The Mark?
Video of the talk
abstractbio

 

Spring 2013

DateSpeakerInstitutionTitleAbstractBio
4/05Paraskevas LekeasTalk3A Game Theoretic Approach for Resource Usageabstractbio
4/12Cristina Nita-RotaruPurdue UniversityTowards Intrusion-Tolerant Cloudsabstractbio
4/19Xiao YuUniversity of IllinoisMining Heterogeneous Information Networks: the Meta-Path-Based Approaches
Video of the talk
abstractbio
4/26Mustafa BilgicIITActive Learning: the Past, the Present, and the Futureabstractbio
5/03Zhi Zai and Geoffrey SiwoPurdue UniversityTechnology-Supported Crowdsourcing Systems and Fit2Cure: The Future of Health in the Palm of your Handsabstractbio
5/10Ashley PodhradskyDakota State UniversityInvestigating Crime in Virtual Worlds
Video of the talk
abstractbio
5/17Anne Marie PiperNorthwestern UniversityDesigning Hybrid Media for Language Learning and Communication
Video of the talk
abstractbio
5/24Hongkyun KimRosalind Franklin University of Medicine and ScienceUsefulness of computer science in biology of the nematode C. elegans
Video of the talk
abstractbio
5/31SOCRSDePaul University Bachelors, Masters, and PhD students The Schedule. Sessions 1, 2 and 3 were recorded.
Session 1 video
Session 2 video
Session 3 video
6/07José ZagalDePaul UniversityCultural Differences in Game Appreciation: A Study of Player Game Reviews AND Dark Patterns in the Design of Games
Video of the talk
abstractbio

Winter 2013

DateSpeakerInstitutionTitleAbstractBio
1/11NoneNo talk this week
1/18Jerry SchneppBowling Green UniversityGenerating Co-occurring Facial Nonmanual Signals in Synthesized American Sign Language
Video of the talk
abstractbio
1/25Iyad KanjDePaul UniversityWhat makes weighted satisfiability tractable
Video of the talk
abstractbio
2/01Marina GirjuDePaul University Driehaus College of BusinessCheetos for breakfast, Lays for lunch and Hershey's before bed: Modeling, Forecasting and Managing the Impact of Major Trends in US Snack Consumption
Video of the talk
abstractbio
2/08Patrick JagodaUniversity of ChicagoTransmedia Games in Theory, Design, and Play: The Case of Speculation
Video of the talk
abstractbio
2/15Gregory MadeyNotre Dame UniversityVECNet-CI: A Multi-disciplinary University-based Cyberinfrastructure Development Projectabstractbio
2/22job candidate?TBA
3/01Clayton LewisUniversity of ColoradoCloud Computing and People with Disabilities
Video of the talk
abstractbio
3/08Jeremiah StillMissouri Western State UniversityCognitive Design: Predicting and Describing Implicit Interactions
Video of the talk
abstractbio
3/15Brock CraftGoldsmiths, University of LondonDesign Prototyping: Co-creating Representations and Interactions
Video of the talk
abstractbio

Fall 2012

DateSpeakerInstitutionTitleAbstractBio
9/07Avraham StolerDePaul UniversityThe Introduction of Precise Experiments to Online Interactions: Identifying Mixed Strategies in Virtual Penalty Kicks
Video of the talk
abstractbio
9/14Craig MillerDePaul UniversityMetonymy and Student Programming Errors
Video of the talk
abstract
9/21Patrick HeymansUniversity of NamurFoundations, languages and tools for verifying variability-intensive systemsabstractbio
9/28Jacob FurstDePaul UniversityGraph-Theory Network Analysis of Proteins and Survey data in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Video of the talk
10/05Ali Alkhafaji and Yong ZhengDePaul UniversityAlkhafaji: Establishing a New Framework to Measure Challenge, Control and Goals in Different Game Genres. Zheng: Assist your decision-making in various situations: Differential Context Relaxation for Context-aware Recommendations
Video of the talk
abstractbio
10/12Brianno CollerNorthern Illinois UniversityTeaching and Learning Fundamental Engineering Courses with a Video Game
Video of the talk
abstractbio
10/19Jane Cleland-Huang, Ed Keenan, Adam Czauderna, and Sugandha LoharDePaul UniversityTraceLab: A Visual Modeling and Execution Environment for Empirical Software Engineering Researchabstractbio
10/26Andrew LambVerticaThe Vertica Analytic Database
Video of the talk
abstractbio
11/02Julie JackoUniversity of MinnesotaAssisting Ovarian Cancer Patients and Caregivers in Making End-of-Life Decisions: A Prototype Systemabstractbio
11/09Simon Hughes and Mehdi MirakhorliDePaul UniversityHughes: Automatically Detecting Synthesis of Ideas in Student Writings; Mirakhorli: Variability Points and Design Pattern Usage in Architectural Tactics
Video of the talk
abstractbio

Spring 2012

DateSpeakerInstitutionTitleAbstractBio
3/30Christine Pellegrini and Miriam DavidsonNorthwestern UniversityThe use of smartphones for multiple behavior change
Video of the talk
abstractbio
4/06No class: Good Friday
4/13Sidney D'MelloNotre Dame UniversityEmotive Computing and Mindreadingabstractbio
4/20Rob LancasterOrbitzSurvival Analysis for Cache Time-to-Live Optimization
Video of the talk
abstractbio
4/27Jordan LiuDePaul UniversityA Template-Based Model Transformation Approach Using a Simplified Hierarchical Meta-Modelabstractbio
5/04Nichole PinkardDePaul CDMData Visualizations to Understand Learning and Development in Online Social Learning Networks
Video of the talk
abstract
5/11George K. ThiruvathukalLoyola UniversityAn Object-Oriented Framework for Userland Filesystem Development
Video of the talk
abstractbio
5/17Daniel AndrewsUniversity of Birmingham, UKCreating and using interactive narratives: reading and writing branching comics (Part of colloquium double-header on THURSDAY 5/17, from 10:30 - 11:30AM.)
Video of the talk
abstractbio
5/17H. Chad LaneUSC Institute for Creative TechnologiesCan we build passionate and inspiring intelligent tutors? Using virtual humans and intelligent tutoring systems in the Boston Museum of Science (PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE TO THURSDAY 5/17)
Video of the talk
abstractbio
5/25Raul SantelicesNotre Dame UniversityChange-effects Analysis for Effective Testing and Validation of Evolving Softwareabstractbio
5/29Bill WatsonPurdue UniversityTheoretical foundations and real-world examples of the application of video games to promote learning (PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE TO TUESDAY 5/29, and room to CDM 230)abstractbio

Winter 2012

Date Speaker Institution Title Abstract Bio
1/06 Janet Burge Miami University Welcome, Using Rationale to Guide and Document Design abstract bio
1/13 David Crandall Indiana University Reconstructing the world from social photo-sharing websites abstract bio
1/20 Yonghee Shin DePaul University Two Stories: Software Metrics for Security and Requirements Traceability abstract bio
1/27 Piotr Gmytrasiewicz University of Illinois at Chicago Interactive Intelligent Agents abstract bio
2/03 John Rogers DePaul University (Almost) Content-free Phylogenetics through Compression (an excellent example of CS theory yielding interesting CS practice) abstract bio
2/10 Jane Cleland-Huang DePaul University Preserving Architectural Qualities in High Performance, Safety-Critical Software Systems abstract bio
2/17 David McAllester Toyota Technological Institute Machine Learning and Visual Object Detection abstract bio
2/24 Barbara Di Eugenio University of Illinois at Chicago Review summarization for recommender systems abstract bio
3/02 Michael Horn Northwestern University Blocks and Stickers: Rethinking the where and how of Learning to Program abstract bio
3/09 Robert Briggs San Diego State University Computer Assisted Collaboration Engineering: Rapid Development of High-value Collaboration Systems abstract bio

Fall 2011

(schedule with abstracts and speaker bios)

Date

Presenter

Title

Sep 9 John Scheidemantel
NYSE Euronext
The Financial Industry Race to Zero
Sep 16 Marcus Schaefer
DePaul University
The crossing number: From Puzzles to Computer Science
Sep 23 Jacob Furst, DePaul University Amateurs vs Experts
Sep 30 Andy Johnson
University of Illinois Chicago
Teaching in the Cyber-Commons
Oct 7 Cancelled  
Oct 14 Matthew Easterday
Northwestern University
Designing educational technology to teach engaged citizens: Video games and the new civics
Oct 21 Beth Kolko
University of Washington
When Innovation and Expertise Don't Mix
Oct 28 Eelke Folmer
University of Nevada Reno
Game Interfaces for Users with Visual Impairments
Nov 4 Cynthia Putnam
DePaul University
Technology in Non-Western Context: Technology use, Adoption and Diffusion in Central Asia
Nov 11 Samuel Armato
University of Chicago
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Lung Image Database Consortium

Spring 2011

(schedule with abstracts and speaker bios)

Date

Presenter

Title

Apr 1 Adam Czauderna and Marek Gibiec
DePaul University
A machine learning approach for tracing regulatory codes to product specific requirements
Apr 8 Fabian Bustamante
Northwestern University
Crowdsourcing Broadband Service Characterization to the Network Edge
Apr 15 Massimo Di Pierro
DePaul University
Looking Inside Protons
Apr 22 University Closed  
Apr 29 Leilah Lyons
University of Illinois at Chicago
Facilitating Shared Learning with Shared Interfaces
May 6 Amon Millner
Olin College of Engineering
Creating Toolkits that Enable Youth to Design with Physical and Digital Media
May 13 Iyad Kanj
DePaul University
On the independence number of graphs with maximum degree 3
May 20 CP Jois
Higher Education Company
Testing the limits of cluster computing in the development of low-cost flight simulation environments
May 27 Brian Dorn
University of Hartford
Supporting Informal Computing Education for End-User Programmers
Jun 3 Jose Zagal
DePaul University
Computing for Games (Research)

Winter 2011

(schedule with abstracts and speaker bios)

Date

Presenter

Title

Jan 7 Elizabeth J. Durango-Cohen
Illinois Institute of Technology
Modeling Member Contribution Behavior in Public-Broadcasting Fundraising
Jan 14 Francisco Iacobelli
Northwestern University
Presenting Purposeful and Distinct Information. The Case of Online News
Jan 21 Mehdi Mirakhorli
DePaul University
Preserving Architectural Quality through Tracing Critical Design Decisions
Jan 28 Tom Moher
University of Illinois Chicago
Embedded Phenomena: Messing around with time and space in elementary school classrooms
Feb 4 Zahra Ferdowsi
DePaul University
Analysis of Active Learning for Interactive Classification
Feb 11 Ian Horswill
Northwestern University
Steps Toward a Prototyping Environment for AI-Based Entertainment Systems
Feb 18 Alexander Rasin
Brown University
Design Tool for a Clustered Column Store
Feb 25 Alan Wagner
Georgia Institute of Technology
Creating Social Robots
Mar 4 Yonghee Shin
DePaul University
Investigating Complexity Metrics as Indicators of Software Vulnerability
Mar 11 Amy Voida
University of California Irvine
Group Console Gaming: Diversity, Dynamics and Domestication

Fall 2010

(schedule with abstracts and speaker bios)

Date

Presenter

Title

Sep 10 James Riely
DePaul University
Understanding Relaxed Memory Models
Sept 17 Runa Bhaumik
DePaul University

Tom Schimoler
DePaul University
A Clustering Approach to Unsupervised Attack Detection in Collaborative Recommender Systems


Resource Recommendation for Social Tagging: A Multi-Channel Hybrid Approach
Sept 24 Daniela Raicu
DePaul University
Medical Informatics: A Bridge Between Computer Science and Medicine
Oct 1 Peter Hastings
DePaul University
Research directions for Serious Games
Oct 8 Robin Burke
DePaul University
Data Mining and Machine Learning in Open Adversarial Environments
Oct 15 Jonathan Gemmel
DePaul University

John Murphy
DePaul University
Tag Recommendation for Social Annotation Systems: A Hybrid Approach


Videogames and the Ethics of Care
Oct 29 Brian Keegan
Northwestern University
Dark Gold: Statistical Properties of Clandestine Networks in Massively Multiplayer Online Games
Nov 5 Staffan Bjork
Chalmers University of Technology | Goteborg University
Gameplay Design Patterns - An Approach to the Wicked Problem of Game Design
Nov 12 Jim Whitehead
University of California Santa Cruz
Analyzing Level Design: A Genre-Specific Approach