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Graduate Student Workshop on Computing 2008

Workshop Schedule

8:45-9:00   Opening Remarks   Amr El Abbadi, Chair of UCSB Computer Science Department
Morning Session
9:00-10:00   Industry Panel: Emerging Technologies and Challenges for the Web   Arnab Bhattacharjee, Director of Engineering for Yahoo! Search Technology
Herb Wildfeuer, Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems
Thorsten von Eicken, CTO and Founder of RightScale
Simon Towers, Director of Adobe's Advanced Technology Labs
10:00-11:15   Paper Session 1  
10:00-10:15   Catching Elephants with Mice: Sparse Sampling for Monitoring Networks   Sorabh Gandhi
10:15-10:30   Data Stream Operators Under the Scanner: Challenges and Insights towards Efficient Parallelization   Sudipto Das
10:30-10:45   Symbolic Encoding of String Lengths   Fang Yu
10:45-11:00   Fast Annotation and Semi-Automatic Model Construction with a Single-Point Laser Range Finder   Jason Wither
11:00-11:15   Mergeable-Cache: Exploiting Data-Similar Executions in Multicore Processors   Susmit Biswas
11:15-12:00   Keynote 1: Statistical Learning as the Ultimate Agile Development Tool   Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google
12:00-1:00   Lunch/Poster Session  
Afternoon Session
1:00-1:45   Keynote 2: Semantics and the Future of Search   Dr. Barney Pell, Partner, Search Strategist and Evangelist, Microsoft Live Search Powerset
1:45-03:15   Paper Session 2  
1:45-02:00   Whiteboard Computation: Towards A Sketch-Centric Operating Environment   Ryan Dixon
2:00-02:15   MyDepressedSpace: Classification and Search on MySpace Pages   Kathy Macropol
2:15-02:30   Are Your Votes Really Counted? Testing the Security of Real-world Electronic Voting Systems   Marco Cova
2:30-02:45   Quantum Online Memory Checking   Qingqing Yuan
2:45-03:00   Small Cache of Large Ranges: Hardware Methods for Efficiently Searching, Storing, and Updating Big Dataflow Tags   Mohit Tiwari
3:00-03:15   Closing Remarks Cha Lee
3:30-4:00   Walk to Beach  
Beach BBQ Adobe Best Paper & Best Poster Award Presentation Petko Bogdanov
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