COSI High Tech Alumni Leadership Conference on Nov. 2

The Brandeis Alumni Association is hosting the first-ever Computer Science (COSI) High Tech Alumni Leadership Conference. An exciting day has been planned with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technical directors, lead engineers, and academics who will discuss the latest advances, trends and innovations. Adam Cheyer ’88, co-founder of Siri Inc. and director of engineering at Apple, will open the program and receive the inaugural Brandeis Computer Science Entrepreneur of the Year award. For a full list of speakers, see http://alumni.brandeis.edu/web/special_programs/cosi_brandeis/cosi_speaker.html

COSI High Tech Alumni Leadership Conference
Friday, November 2, 2012
Sachar International Center, Wasserman Cinematheque
8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Waltz Symposium on Sept 23

Artificial Intelligence luminaries from across the nation gathered at Brandeis on Sunday Sept 23 to honor David Waltz, who was a professor at Brandeis from 1984-1993 and who passed away in March from cancer. Organized by Prof. Jordan Pollack with sponsorship from Brandeis, AAAI, and Ab Initio Software, the day long event featured keynotes and panels from 6 different phases of Waltz’s career reflecting on his work and his leadership. A complete schedule follows the break and video, when available, is on the Computer Science website.

Studifi

With the advent of web applications and mobile devices, students in Computer Science are becoming more and more entrepreneurial during their stay at university. A stream or new and intriguing applications built by students has been emerging from Brandeis.

Studifi ® is a collaboration platform for students, developed by Thomas Lextrait, graduate student at Brandeis. It is hosted in the cloud and offers free service. Students can use Studifi to find, manage and collaborate(*) on projects, while instructors can use it to manage student teams within their classes. The platform allows students to find teammates within their classes as well as look for projects at other universities across the globe.

Studifi generates revenue by allowing landlords to post local apartments and companies to post jobs. These are matched with students to create targeted yet relevant advertisement, adding value to the platform.

(*) Brandeis students should consult course instructors before collaborating on projects, and should be cognizant of the rules laid out in section 4 of the Rights and Responsibilities handbook.

JBS Computer Science Product Showcase 2012

The JBS Computer Science Product Showcase will take place on Thursday 8/2/2012 in the main Auditorium of the Mandel Center from 2:00-4:00

Tim Hickey and Pito Salas will present a short overview of this year’s Justice Brandeis Semester in Web Applications and Social Networks, and then each of four student groups will present the product they created this summer. There are four products that involve a database-backed web application and possibly a mobile component as well. The products are listed below, with a little suggestion of their purpose:

  • Spy Game: a new genre of Augmented Reality phone games
  • WikiWitness: an archive for first person reports of historical events
  • Volunteerhours.org: LinkedIn for volunteers
  • Where’s My Lane: civic hacking for Boston bike commuters

The JBS program covered not only the technical aspects of how to create a database backed website that could efficiently handle hundreds of millions of records, but also covered the practice of computer science and software entrepreneurship. The students will give 10-15 minute presentations with 5-10 minutes of discussion.

Followup: story at BrandeisNOW

Natural Language Annotation for Machine Learning

From the Computer Science Department blog:

James Pustejovsky and his student Amber Stubbs have a new book “Natural Language Annotation for Machine Learning” out from O’Reilly Books and Media: “Systems exist for analyzing existing corpora, but making a new corpus can be extremely complex. To help you build a foundation for your own machine learning goals, this easy-to-use guide includes case studies that demonstrate four different annotation tasks in detail. You’ll also learn how to use a lightweight software package for annotating texts and adjudicating the annotations.”

Grad student teaching awards 2012

Nineteen graduate students from across the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences were recognized for their superb efforts as teaching assistants at a reception on May 1. Awards were made by department based on overall teaching quality, student and course instructor evaluations, and letters from faculty. Graduate students from the Division of Science so recognized were:

  • Margeaux Auslander (Psychology – Verna Regan Award)
  • Keri Avery (Chemistry–general chemistry laboratory sections)
  • Michael Drzyzga (Chemistry–organic chemistry laboratory sections)
  • Qian Liu (Chemistry–upper level laboratory sections)
  • Lishibanya Mohapatra (Physics)
  • Matthew Moynihan (Mathematics)
  • Andrew Russell (Molecular and Cell Biology – Pulin Sampat Memorial Award)
  • Ross Shaull (Computer Science)

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