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Professor Giudice receives Excellence in Writing Award

The Excellence in Writing Award from the American Council for the Blind was given to Nicholas Giudice of the VEMI Lab in recognition of his Medium essay “COVID-19 and Blindness,” which describes the challenges blind people are facing during the pandemic.

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Seeking CS Undergrad for Employment with Maine eDNA

We are seeking an undergraduate student employee to join the Maine-eDNA team, a large NSF EPSCoR funded project (https://umaine.edu/edna/). One goal of the project is to build an integrated data repository of environmental DNA (eDNA), which is DNA obtained from fresh and marine water samples and subjected to high throughput sequencing. As part of the […]

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Seeking CS or New Media Undergrad for Employment with Maine eDNA

We are seeking an undergraduate student employee to join the Maine-eDNA team, a large NSF EPSCoR funded project (https://umaine.edu/edna/). One goal of the project is to build an integrated data repository of environmental DNA (eDNA), which is DNA obtained from fresh and marine water samples and subjected to high throughput sequencing. eDNA samples need to […]

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iLunch Talk (April 23) Lattice-Based Contextual Integrity Analysis of Social Network Privacy Policies

Lattice-Based Contextual Integrity Analysis of Social Network Privacy Policies When: Friday April 23, 12 noon – 1:00 pm Where: Zoom Meeting ID:  863 9169 3528   Password: 393849 Who: Stephen Kaplan, Dylan Bulmer, Avery Gosselin Affiliation: PERC_Lab, SCIS Abstract: Use of online social networks (OSNs) is increasingly prevalent in modern social circles, motivating consumers to further integrate themselves into the ecosystems of social media […]

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 iLunch Talk (Dec 4) Engineering Bio-Inspired Materials

What: Engineering Bio-Inspired Materials When: Friday December 4, 12 noon – 1:00 pm Where: Zoom Meeting ID:  868 1226 1972      Password: 847943 Who: Caitlin Howell Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Maine Abstract: Over millions of year, nature has developed elegant solutions to a wide variety of problems. Thanks in part to recent advances in materials science, we are […]

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iLunch Talk (Nov 20) A Concentration of Measure Approach to Social Network Deanonymization

What: A Concentration of Measure Approach to Social Network Deanonymization  When: Friday November 20, 12 noon – 1:00 pm Where: Zoom Meeting ID:  860 2707 4223      Password: 198846 Who: Farhad Shirani Affiliation: Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Dakota State University Abstract: As web tracking technologies become more sophisticated and pervasive, there is a critical need to understand […]

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Robert Powell MS Thesis Defense in Computer Science

Date:  Monday, November 23rd Time: 12pm noon Zoom Connection Info: https://maine.zoom.us/j/89376362608?pwd=Q0h4NkNhQUhJTjA5VXNDVU5BVVNPdz09 Meeting ID: 893 7636 2608 Password:  059076 Title: Approximating first order logic ontologies in OWL Abstract:  With the amount of data collected everyday ever expanding, techniques which allow computers to semantically understand data are growing in importance. Ontologies are a tool to describe the […]

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 iLunch Talk (Nov 13) Role of Prediction Models in Object Tracking  

What: Role of Prediction Models in Object Tracking When: Friday November 13, 12 noon – 1:00 pm Where: Zoom Meeting ID: 862 4045 8908  Password: 578745 Who: Suren Kumar Affiliation: Senior Applied Scientist at Amazon Abstract: Estimation of a time-varying state such as the position of cars around a self-driving car, measuring a drone’s pose using cameras, the temperature at a location, is […]

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iLunch Talk (Nov 6) Deep Learning with LIDAR and its Vulnerabilities

What: Deep Learning with LIDAR and its Vulnerabilities  When: Friday November 6, 12 noon – 1:00 pm Where: Zoom Meeting ID: 899 1138 2631  Password: 206904 Who: Theodore Nowak Affiliation: Data Scientist within the Data Science and Analytics group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Abstract: As Autonomous Vehicles and other Robotic systems become increasingly ubiquitous, so too do the Light Intensity Detection And […]

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