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2013-2014 Scheduled Seminars


Wednesday July 23, 2014
10:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Lab
Title:"How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Exascale and Love MPI"
Host: Xipeng Shen, Computer Science, NC State University
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday June 30, 2014
11:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Antonenko Vitaly, Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Title:"Large-scale network prototyping based on lightweight virtualization techniques"
Host: Rudra Dutta, CSC
Location: 3300, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday June 16, 2014
12:15 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Camille Barot, Computer Science, NCSU, Digital Games Research Center
Title:"Orchestration of virtual environments for training: Balancing control, coherence and adaptability."
Host: Michael Young, Computer Science, Digital Games Research Center
Location: 3211, EB-2, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Wednesday May 28, 2014
12:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Hui-Yin Wu, INRIA Rennes Bretagne Atlantique / University of Rennes 1
Title:"Developing Temporal Structures in 3D Interactive Storytelling"
Host: Michael Young, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Thursday May 22, 2014
09:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Suzanne Balik, NC State University
Title:"Computer Science Education in Practice"
Host: Dennis Bahler, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday May 12, 2014
09:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Jessica Schmidt, North Eastern University
Title:"Supporting Student Success by Pairing Knowledge with Encouragement"
Host: Dennis Bahler, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday May 05, 2014
09:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Charlie Wiseman, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Title:"Keeping Students Engaged"
Host: Dennis Bahler, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EB2, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday April 28, 2014
09:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Craig Douglas, University of Wyoming
Title:"Dynamic Big Data Applications"
Host: Randy Avent, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Thursday April 24, 2014
10:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Ehab Al-Shaer, University of North Carolina - Charlotte
Title:"Data-Driven Analytics and Automation for Next-Generation Secure and Resilient Systems"
Host: Randy Avent, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Tuesday April 15, 2014
01:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Injong Rhee, Computer Science, NCSU
Title:"Sabbatical Report: Mobile Security Evolution of Samsung KNOX"
Host: Mladen Vouk, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday April 14, 2014
04:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Peter J. Ungaro, Cray
Title:"The Fusion of Supercomputing and Big Data"
Host: Stanley Ahalt, Computer Science, UNC-CH
Location: 3211, EB2, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday April 14, 2014
11:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Anant Godbole, Mathematics, ETSU
Title:"A potpourri of generalized De Bruijn sequences"
Host: Blair D. Sullivan, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Friday April 11, 2014
10:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Westley Weimer, University of Virginia
Title:"Automatic Program Repair and Improvement"
Host: Emerson Murphy-Hill, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 2201, EB III (EB3), NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday April 07, 2014
03:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Tao Xie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title:"Transferring an Automated Test Generation Tool to Practice: From Pex to Fakes, Code Digger, and Pex4Fun"
Host: Emerson Murphy-Hill, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Friday April 04, 2014
09:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Abhishek Jain, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title:"Computing on Private Data"
Host: William Enck, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Thursday April 03, 2014
10:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Guoliang Jin, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:"Diagnosing and Fixing Concurrency Bugs"
Host: Frank Mueller, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Tuesday April 01, 2014
12:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Shafi Goldwasser, MIT
Title:" The Cryptographic Lens"
Host: Alex Hartemink, Computer Science, Duke University
Location: 3211, EB2, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday March 31, 2014
09:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: William Harris, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:"Secure programming via game-based synthesis"
Host: William Enck, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Wednesday March 26, 2014
10:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Damon McCoy, George Mason University
Title:"Data-Driven Security: A Socio-Economic Approach to Disrupting Cybercrime"
Host: William Enck, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Tuesday March 25, 2014
06:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Tom Mendoza, Vice Chairman, NetApp
Title:"Lessons Learned on the Road - From a Start-up to the Fortune 500"
Host: ,
Location: Auditorium, Hunt Library,
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Monday March 24, 2014
09:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Gianluca Stringhini, University of California, Santa Barbara
Title:"Stepping Up the Cybersecurity Game"
Host: William Enck, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Thursday March 20, 2014
01:30 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Anita Sarma, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Title:"Coordination in Distributed Software Development "
Host: Emerson Murphy-Hill, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Thursday March 20, 2014
09:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Adam Smith, University of Washington
Title:"Mechanizing Exploratory Game Design with Formal Design Space Models "
Host: Michael Young, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Wednesday March 19, 2014
10:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Heming Cui, Columbia University
Title:"New techniques on improving software reliability and security"
Host: Frank Mueller, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Tuesday March 18, 2014
10:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Mehdi Mirakhorli , DePaul University
Title:"Software Archeology: Recovering and Preserving Knowledge of Architecturally Significant Requirements in Source Code"
Host: Emerson Murphy-Hill, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday March 17, 2014
01:30 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Latifur Khan, University of Texas at Dallas
Title:"Big Data Management and Analytics using Map Reduce and Stream Mining"
Host: Nagiza Samatova, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday March 17, 2014
10:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Yan Huang, University of Maryland
Title:"Efficient Secure Multi-party Computing and Its Applications"
Host: William Enck, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Tuesday March 11, 2014
09:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Bushra Anjum, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciencs, Lahore,, Pakistan
Title:"Education, Experience & Expertise – My Teaching Story"
Host: Dennis Bahler, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Friday March 07, 2014
01:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Chris Parnin, Georgia Tech
Title:"Programmer, Interrupted: Data, Brains, and Tools"
Host: Emerson Murphy-Hill, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Friday March 07, 2014
09:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Flavio Villanustre, LexisNexis
Title:"Solving Big Data Problems with the Open Source HPCC Systems Platform"
Host: Rada Chirkova, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Thursday March 06, 2014
09:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: John Criswell, UIUC
Title:"Secure Virtual Architecture: Strong Security for Commodity Systems"
Host: Frank Mueller, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Wednesday March 05, 2014
09:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Thomas LaToza, University of California, Irvine
Title:"Supporting Information Needs in Software Development"
Host: Emerson Murphy-Hill, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday March 03, 2014
04:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Lovasz Laszlo, Mathematical Institute, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest
Title:"Geometric Representations of Graphs"
Host: Pankaj Agarwal, Duke, Computer Science
Location: 3211, EB2, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday March 03, 2014
09:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Tongping Liu, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Title:"Performance Improvement for Parallel Applications "
Host: Frank Mueller, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EB2, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Tuesday February 25, 2014
06:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Victor Fetter, CIO, LPL Financial
Title:"Recognizing the Power of Technology to Unlock Value and Enable Dreams"
Host: ,
Location: 1231, EB2,
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Tuesday February 25, 2014
09:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Sai Zhang, University of Washington
Title:"Automated Diagnosis of End-User-Fixable Errors"
Host: Emerson Murphy-Hill, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Friday February 21, 2014
11:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Christos Faloutsos, CMU ECE
Title:"Large Graph Mining - Patterns, Explanations, and Cascade Analysis"
Host: Rada Chirkova, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Tuesday February 18, 2014
03:30 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Erik Demaine, MIT
Title:"Replicators, Transformers, and Robot Swarms:
Science Fiction through Geometric Algorithms "

Host: Blair D. Sullivan, Computer Science, NC State University
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday February 17, 2014
04:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Erik Demaine , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title:"Algorithms Meet Art, Puzzles, and Magic"
Host: Blair Sullivan, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday February 10, 2014
04:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Craig Douglas, University of Wyoming
Title:"Big Data and Dynamic Applications"
Host: Mladen Vouk, Computer Science, NC State University
Location: 3211, EB2, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Friday February 07, 2014
09:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Kartikanand Narayan, Informatica
Title:"Informatica Vibe Unleashing the Information Potential"
Host: Rada Chirkova, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Wednesday February 05, 2014
11:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Brian Dean, Computer Science, Clemson University
Title:"Recent Algorithmic Results in Stable Matching and Allocation Problems"
Host: Blair Sullivan, Computer Science, NC State University
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday February 03, 2014
04:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Thomas La Porta, Penn State University
Title:"Quality of Information-Aware Networking"
Host: Munindar Singh, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Thursday January 30, 2014
06:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Scott Ganeles, CEO, Ipreo
Title:"On Being an Entrepreneur: Things No One Will Tell You"
Host: ,
Location: 1231, EB2,
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Thursday January 30, 2014
10:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Tim Menzies, West Virginia University
Title:"Take Goals More Seriously in Goal-Based Software Engineering"
Host: Emerson Murphy-Hill, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday January 27, 2014
04:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Edward A. Lee, University of California, Berkeley
Title:"Cyber-Physical Systems: A Fundamental Intellectual Challenge"
Host: Sanjoy Baruah, Computer Science, UNC-CH
Location: 3211, EB2, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Thursday January 16, 2014
09:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: WenZhan Song, Georgia State University
Title:"Imaging Seismic Tomography in Sensor Networks"
Host: Benjamin Watson, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EB2, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday January 13, 2014
11:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Janez Konc , University of Ljubljana, Laboratory for Molecular Modeling
Title:"On Protein Graphs, Maximum Cliques, and Binding Site Comparisons
for Protein Function Prediction"

Host: Franc Brglez, Computer Science, NC State University
Location: 3211, EB2, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Thursday December 05, 2013
01:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Lowell Vaughen, Epic Games
Title:"How do consumers value video games? What causes them to buy? "
Host: David L. Roberts, CSC, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday November 25, 2013
09:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Francesco Ficarola, University of Rome
Title:"Algorithms and Protocols on Social Graphs: Real vs Virtual Social Networks"
Host: Rudra Dutta, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Thursday November 21, 2013
10:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Paul Bendich, Mathematics Department, Duke University
Title:"Persistent Homology: getting better algorithms by doing some math"
Host: Blair D. Sullivan, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Wednesday November 20, 2013
01:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Gary McGraw, Cigital
Title:"Bug Parades, Zombies, and the BSIMM: A Decade of Software Security"
Host: Laurie Williams, Computer Science, NC State University
Location: 1021, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Tuesday November 19, 2013
06:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Robert Geolas, President & CEO, Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina
Title:"The Research Triangle Park asks 'What great things can we do together?'"
Host: ,
Location: 1231, EB2, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday November 18, 2013
04:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Luiz Barroso, Google
Title:"3 Hard Problems in Large-Scale Computing"
Host: Alvin Lebeck , Duke
Location: 3211, EB2, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday November 11, 2013
09:30 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Ranga Raju Vatsavai, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Title:"Analytics for Big Spatial and Spatiotemporal Data: Algorithms, Applications, and Outlook"
Host: Matt Stallmann, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday November 04, 2013
10:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Peng Ning, NCSU/Samsung
Title:"Samsung Knox Platform Security"
Host: Mladen Vouk, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Monday October 28, 2013
04:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Marc Levoy, Stanford University
Title:"What Google Glass means for the future of photography"
Host: Anselmo Lastra, Computer Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Thursday October 24, 2013
11:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Nathan Lemons, Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Title:"Efficient generation of inhomogenous random graphs"
Host: Blair D. Sullivan, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Tuesday October 22, 2013
06:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Curtis Brown, Chief Technology Officer, AOL
Title:"Get Big, Go Small: The AOL Micro Data Center"
Host: ,
Location: 1231, EB2,
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Tuesday October 01, 2013
10:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Emily Berglund, NCSU Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
Title:"An agent-based modeling approach to simulate sociotechnical dynamics for managing urban water resources systems"
Host: Munindar Singh, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Thursday September 26, 2013
11:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Lowell Vaughen, Epic Games
Title:"How do consumers value video games? What causes them to buy?"
Host: David L. Roberts, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Tuesday September 24, 2013
06:00 PM (talk begins)
Speaker: Michael Lopp, Author & Technologist
Title:"Stables and Volatiles"
Host: ,
Location: Auditorium, Hunt Library,
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Monday September 23, 2013
11:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Mirko Visontai, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Title:"Interlacing Families 1 by Marcus, Spielman, and Srivastava"
Host: Blair Sullivan, Computer Science, NCSU
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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Friday September 13, 2013
10:00 AM (talk begins)
Speaker: Nadia Diakun-Thibault, CSE, Canada
Title:"Intelligence Analytics"
Host: M. Vouk, CSC
Location: 3211, EBII, NCSU Centennial Campus
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