Distinguished Lecturer Webinar Series
Solving Global Grand Challenges with High Performance Data Analytics
9 September 2021–11:00 am ET
Professor in the Department of Computer Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology
Data science aims to solve grand global challenges such as: detecting and preventing disease in human populations; revealing community structure in large social networks; protecting our elections from cyber-threats, and improving the resilience of the electric power grid. Unlike traditional applications in computational science and engineering, solving these social problems at scale often raises new challenges because of the sparsity and lack of locality in the data, the need for research on scalable algorithms and architectures, and development of frameworks for solving these real-world problems on high performance computers, and for improved models that capture the noise and bias inherent in the torrential data streams. In this talk, Bader will discuss the opportunities and challenges in massive data science for applications in social sciences, physical sciences, and engineering.
Eight Key Ideas in Computer Architecture from Eight Decades of Innovation
30 September 2021–11:00 am ET
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and former Associate Dean for Academic Personnel, College of Engineering, at University of California, Santa Barbaray
Computer architecture became an established discipline when the stored-program concept was incorporated into bare-bones computers of the 1940s. Since then, the field has seen multiple minor and major innovations in each decade. I will present my pick of the most important innovation in each of the eight decades, from the 1940s to the 2010s, and show how these ideas, when connected to each other and allowed to interact and cross-fertilize, produced the phenomenal growth of computer performance, now approaching exa-op/s (billion billion operations per second) level, as well as to ultra-low-energy and single-chip systems. I will also offer predictions for what to expect in the 2020s and beyond.
Secure Sourcing of COTS Products: A Critical Missing Element in Software Engineering Education
11 October 2021 (11 am ET)
Nancy Mead and Dan Shoemaker
Applying AI/ML to cybersecurity
14 October 2021 (11 am ET)
Moore’s Law 1965 – 2016
2 November 2021 (1 pm ET)
Big Stream Data Analytics and Applications
4 November 2021 (11 am ET)
Mesh Shaders and the History of Computer Graphics
11 November 2021 (11 am ET)
Transparent, Trustworthy and Privacy-Preserving Supply Chain
12 November 2021 (12 am ET)
Machine Learning Techniques for Radar Target Detection
9 December 2021 (11 am ET)
Enrique V. Carrera
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