UB Theory Weekly – Week 18

Hi all,

The 18th Theory Weekly Meeting will happen this Friday between 4:00 – 5:00 pm at 203 Davis Hall(Theory Lab). The schedule will be as follows :

4:00 – 4:50 pm – A talk by me:). The abstract of the talk is as follows –

Consider the problem where we have to design two lines for a railway network: one must be a passenger line (where the train stops at all stations) and the other an express one (where the trains stops only at popular stations). This should be done in such a way that one can travel between any pair of stations using a combination of these two lines.

Does this hint a broader problem? Does this remind you of something in NYC (if you have visited there)? Does this convey a beautiful structure? To know the answers, please stop by the talk!

4:50 – 5:00 pm  – Socializing with the Theory community. 

UB Theory Weekly – Week 16

Hi all,

The sixteenth Theory Weekly Meeting will happen this Friday between 4:00 – 5:00 pm at 203 Davis Hall(Theory Lab). The schedule will be as follows :

4:00 – 4:50 pm – The continuation of the talk series by Marco Gaboardi. This will be the final installment and will center around Differential Privacy like his earlier talks.

4:50 – 5:00 pm  – Socializing with the Theory community. 

UB Theory Weekly – Week 15

Hi all,

The fifteenth Theory Weekly Meeting will happen this Friday between 4:00 – 5:00 pm at 203 Davis Hall(Theory Lab). The schedule will be as follows :

4:00 – 4:50 pm – The continuation of the talk series by Marco Gaboardi. This is the second installment and it will be on re-proving Differential Privacy guarantees for two interesting algorithms by using probabilistic coupling.

4:50 – 5:00 pm  – Socializing with the Theory community. 

UB Theory Weekly – Week 14

Hi all,

The 14th Theory Weekly Meeting will happen this Friday between 4:00 – 5:00 pm at 203 Davis Hall(Theory Lab). The schedule will be as follows :

4:00 – 4:50 pm – A talk by Sidharth Jaggi.

4:50 – 5:00 pm  – Socializing with the Theory community. 

Speaker Bio: Dr. Sidharth Jaggi received his Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in 2000, and his Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees from the California institute of Technology in 2001 and 2006 respectively, all in electrical engineering. He was awarded the Caltech Division of Engineering Fellowship 2001-’02, and the Microsoft Research Fellowship for the years 2002-’04. He interned at Microsoft Research, (Redmond, WA, USA) in the summers of 2002-’03 and engaged in research on network coding. He spent 2006 as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Laboratory of Information and Decision Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the Department of Information Engineering, the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007. Sidharth’s research interests are in the realm of network coding and network error-correcting algorithms, coding theory, steganography, group testing and compressive sensing.

 

UB Theory Weekly – Week 13

Hi all,

The thirteenth Theory Weekly Meeting will happen this Friday between 4:00 – 5:00 pm at 203 Davis Hall(Theory Lab). The schedule will be as follows :

4:00 – 4:50 pm – A talk by Marco Gaboardi. The talk will be in two parts. In the first part, he will be giving an overview of Differential Privacy.

4:50 – 5:00 pm  – Socializing with the Theory community. 

UB Theory Weekly – Week 12

Hi all,

The twelfth Theory Weekly Meeting will happen this Friday between 4:00 – 5:00 pm at 203 Davis Hall(Theory Lab). The schedule will be as follows :

4:00 – 4:50 pm – A talk by me🙂. The abstract of the talk is as follows –

Consider the following problem where we are given a tree T, where all the nodes have weights. We need to process the following queries efficiently –

  1. Update the weight of any node.
  2. Find the node of maximum/minimum weight on any path in T.

4:50 – 5:00 pm  – Socializing with the Theory community. 

UB Theory Weekly – Week 11

Hi all,

The eleventh Theory Weekly Meeting will happen this Friday between 4:30 – 5:30 pm at 203 Davis Hall(Theory Lab). The schedule will be as follows :

4:40 – 5:20 pm – A talk by Michael Langberg. The abstract of the talk in his own words –

The talk will be a board talk titled “Between Shannon and Hamming: point-to-point communication models”, in which I will briefly discuss some nice channel models that conceptually lie between the adversarial model of Hamming and the stochastic memoryless one of Shannon.

5:20 – 5:30 pm  – Socializing with the Theory community.