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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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 iLunch Talk (Oct 23):  Fundamental Limits of Graph Convolutional Networks of Moderate Depth 

What: Fundamental Limits of Graph Convolutional Networks of Moderate Depth  When: Friday October 23, 12 noon – 1:00 pm Where: Zoom Meeting ID: 894 9387 1010  Password: 119468 Who: Abram Manger Affiliation: Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. Abstract: Graph convolutional networks (GCNs) are a widely used method for graph representation learning. To elucidate the capabilities and […]

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 iLunch Talk (Oct 16): Modelling Connectivity: An Alternative Approach to Neural Network Compression  

What: Modelling Connectivity: An Alternative Approach to Neural Network Compression  When: Friday October 16, 12 noon – 1:00 pm Where: Zoom Meeting ID: 854 8826 5959  Password: 986329 Who: Madan R. Ganesh Affiliation: PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan and Sekeh Lab (UMaine). Abstract: We all know that larger and deeper neural network models are the modus operandi in tackling real-world problems. However, the focus on […]

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Semantic Inference from Natural Language Privacy Policies (Sept 25, 5 pm)

Title: Semantic Inference from Natural Language Privacy Policies Abstract:  Several state laws, along with app markets, such as Apple’s App Store and Google Play, require app developers to provide users with legal privacy notices (privacy policy) containing critical requirements that inform users about what kinds of personal information is collected, how the data is used, and […]

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 iLunch Talk (Sept 25, noon): Toward Safe Robots that Learn

What: Toward Safe Robots that Learn When: Friday September 25, 12 noon – 1:00 pm Where: Zoom link: https://maine.zoom.us/j/96744107270?pwd=eVNtL0tYcERZY2VNTjRwTGNsRi92dz09, Password: 155012  Meeting ID: 967 4410 7270 Who: Dr. Vikas Dhiman Affiliation: Postdoctoral Researcher at University of California in San Diego Abstract: As Machine Learning and Robotics move to the real world, how do we make sure that unexpected situations do […]

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CS Connected Invitation

Welcome to the start of your Fall semester at UMaine! The School of Computing and Information Science and the Educate Maine program, Project>Login, would like to invite you to join our virtual workshop series, CS Connected. CS Connected will be an opportunity for students this semester to attend virtual get-togethers in order to meet and […]

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Announcing UMaine Graduate Certificate in Computing for Educators

The Graduate Certificate in Computing for Educators is now available for those desiring to teach computational thinking, computer coding, and computer science skills problem-solving courses primarily in grades 9-12. The program is completely online and most courses are taught simultaneously on campus and at a distance. The program is designed to educate teachers with little […]

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New VEMI Research on Guidelines for Nonvisual Graphical Access

VEMI researchers have recently published a new paper providing guidelines and best practices for nonvisual access to graphical material using touchscreen-based haptic interfaces. The article, published in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction (IJHCI), synthesizes the results of a series of six studies with both blind and sighted participants evaluating the efficacy of the vibro-audio […]

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New SCIS Graduate Courses Offered in Fall 2020

The following new courses are scheduled to be offered in Fall 2020. Please check the prerequisites listed below and check with your graduate advisor to ensure they will be accepted on your graduate program of study. All of these 598 courses are proposed as permanent courses and are undergoing campus review at the current time […]

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