Upcoming and recent talks for the UMBC CSEE Department

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  • Location: Most talks are in the Information Technology and Engineering (ITE) building, often in our Department's conference room (ITE 325b) or one of the classrooms on the second floor (e.g., ITE 227)
  • Directions and parking:See the visiting page
  • For more information: Call the Department office at 410-455-3500 or email talks at

talk: Topic Modeling with Structured Priors for Text-Driven Science

Michael Paul from JHU will talk about his research on Topic Modeling with Structured Priors for Text-Driven Science at Noon on Monday, 2 March 2015 in room ITE 325 at UMBC.

Two technical talks by Amazon senior staff, 4-6:30pm Tue 3/3

Two senior Amazon technical staff will talk on practical topics, including web performance optimization and cloud computing with AWS from 4:00pm to 6:30pm on Tue. March 3 in the UC Ballroom at UMBC.

PhD proposal: User Identification in Wireless Networks

Christopher Swartz will present his Ph.D. dissertation proposal, User Identification in Wireless Networks, at 9am on Friday, February 27 in ITE325b.

talk: Visual understanding of human actions, 12-1 Fri 2/27, ITE325b

Dr. Hamed Pirsiavash from M.I.T. will talk about his research on ‘visual understanding of human actions’ from 12:00-1:00pm, Friday, 27 February, 2015 in ITE 325b at UMBC.

PhD proposal: Scalable Storage System for Big Scientific Data

Navid Golpayegani will present his dissertation proposal, MLVFS: A Scalable Storage System For Managing Big Scientific Data, at 3:00pm on Tuesday, 24 February 2015, in ITE346 at UMBC

talk: Understanding Social Spammers, Noon Tue 2/24, ITE325

Xia Hu of Arizona State University will talk on ‘Understanding Social Spammers: A Data Mining Perspective’ at Noon on Tue 2/24 in room ITE325 at UMBC

talk: Labrou on Studying Internet Latency via TCP Queries to DNS, 1:30pm Fri 2/27

Verisign principal data architect Dr. Yannis Labrou on using big data analytics to dynamically estimate Internet latency, 1:30pm Fri. Feb. 27 in ITE 456 at UMBC

talk: Chaum’s Protocol for Detecting Man-in-the-Middle, 12pm Fri 1/30

Chaum’s Protocol for Detecting Man-in-the-Middle: Explanation, Demonstration, and Timing Studies for a Text-Messaging Scenario Prof. Alan T. Sherman UMBC Cyber Defense Lab 12-1pm Friday, 30 January 2015, ITE 228, UMBC We explain, demonstrate, and evaluate Chaum’s 2006 protocol for detecting a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) of text-messaging network communications. MitM attacks pose serious risks to many network […]

Phd proposal: Zhang on Brain Network Visualization Techniques

PhD Dissertation Proposal Design and Validation of Brain Network Visualization Techniques: A Unified Approach Guohao Zhang Time and Place: 8:00-10:00am, 22 Jan 22 2015, ITE325 We propose a unified approach to understand why and how visualization works, motivated by scientists’ difficulties in obtaining insights from increasingly complex data that involves multi-modality brain networks from structural […]

talk: Measuring Visual Perceptions of Security, 10am Fri 1/16, UMBC

Professor Adam J. Aviv of the United States Naval Academy will give a talk on ‘Measuring Visual Perceptions of Security’ at 10am on Fri. Jan 16 in the UMBC Information Systems Dept., room 459 in the ITE building.