2015 Thesis Defense

Thesis Defense, Alan Guo: New Error Correcting Codes from Lifting
Speaker(s): Alan Guo, CSAIL, RLE, LIDS, LEES
Date: Friday, May 01, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Star D463
Contact: Deborah Lehto, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Neha Narula, MIT CSAIL
Thesis Defense: Parallel Execution for Conflicting Transactions
Speaker(s): Neha Narula
Date: Monday, May 11, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 32-G882
Contact: Neha Narula, narula@csail.mit.edu

Sergey Gorbunov,
Thesis Defense, Sergey Gorbunov: Cryptographic Tools for the Cloud
Speaker(s): Sergey Gorbunov
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: G449 Patil/Kiva
Contact: Deborah Lehto, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Aaron D Sidford, CSAIL, MIT
Thesis Defense: Iterative Methods, Combinatorial Optimization, and Linear Programming Beyond the Universal Barrier
Speaker(s): Aaron D Sidford
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: G449 Patil/Kiva
Contact: Aaron D Sidford, 5162424703, sidford@csail.mit.edu

Georgios Papachristoudis,
Theoretical Guarantees and Complexity Reduction in Information Planning
Speaker(s): Georgios Papachristoudis
Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Seminar Room D463 (Star)
Contact: Giorgos Papachristoudis, geopapa@csail.mit.edu

Zeyuan Allen-Zhu, Micali Lab, CSAIL
Zeyuan Allen-Zhu, Title: Novel Frameworks for Auctions and Optimization.
Speaker(s): Zeyuan Allen-Zhu
Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: G882 Hewlett (refreshments will follow in G630)
Contact: Linda Lynch, lindalynch@csail.mit.edu

Robert Altshuler, Kellis Lab, MIT, CSAIL
Thesis Defense: Robert Altshuler, Title: "Computational Personal Genomics"
Speaker(s): Robert Altshuler
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 32-G449 Kiva/Patil
Contact: Robert C Altshuler, rca@csail.mit.edu

Lawson L.S. Wong, MIT CSAIL
Thesis Defense: Learning the State of the World: Object-based World Modeling for Mobile-Manipulation Robots
Speaker(s): Lawson L.S. Wong
Date: Monday, November 09, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449 (Patil/Kiva Seminar Room)
Contact: Lawson Wong, lsw@csail.mit.edu

Andrew Barry, MIT CSAIL
Thesis Defense: High-Speed Autonomous Obstacle Avoidance with Pushbroom Stereo
Speaker(s): Andrew Barry
Date: Monday, December 07, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Seminar Room G449 (Patil/Kiva)
Contact: Mieke Moran, (617) 253-5817, mieke@csail.mit.edu

William Li, MIT CSAIL
Language Technologies for Understanding Law, Politics, and Public Policy
Speaker(s): William Li
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: 32-G882
Contact: William P. Li, wli@csail.mit.edu