Entries by Scott Robertson

Kim Binsted invited to speak WLSTE+10

ICS professor, Kim Binsted, has been invited to speak at the 10th annual meeting of the International Conference on Women Leaders in Science, Technology and Engineering (WLSTE+10). The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS), […]

Seminar: Lee Altenberg, “Genetic Information Storage and the Lore of the Error Catastrophe,” 10/12, 4:30-5:30pm, POST 126

Grad Seminar October 12 4:30-5:30pm in POST 126 Genetic Information Storage and the Lore of the Error Catastrophe Professor Lee Altenberg ICS Department Genomes of living things contain sequences of up to billions of nucleotides. These sequences must be replicated with high fidelity in order for offspring to survive and reproduce. The origin of this […]

Pioneers of Virtual Reality: Margaret Dolinsky and Gregory Dawe, Oct. 10, 11am, LAVA

October 10, 11am, in the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & Applications (Keller 102) Margaret Dolinsky and Greg Dawe Two Decades of Experience in Virtual Reality Margaret Dolinsky is an Associate Professor in the School of Art, Architecture and Design at Indiana University where she teaches virtual reality, 3D computer graphics and digital arts. Her work […]

ICS Colloquium, Pieter Abbeel, Oct. 19, 12 noon, POST 318B

October 19 12 noon ICS-Space (POST 318B) Mānoa Seminar Series on Machine Learning and Computational Neuroscience presents: Learning to Learn to Act Pieter Abbeel, EECS, University of California, Berkeley Reinforcement learning and imitation learning have seen success in many domains, including autonomous helicopter flight, Atari, simulated locomotion, Go, robotic manipulation.  However, sample complexity of these […]

ICS Teams Win Big at Hawaii Annual Code Challenge

The culmination of the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) was demo day on September 23rd. Teams presented their solutions to several challenges for improving state government to a large audience and a group of impressive judges: Governor David Ige State Senator Glenn Wakai Todd Nacapuy, Hawaii Chief Innovation Officer Miller Abel, Principal Technologist, Bill and Melinda […]

CIS Research Talk, Blockchain Applications beyond Cryptocurrency, Lipyeow Lim, 9/25 4:30pm, Hamilton 3F

Communication and Information Sciences (CIS) Research Talk September 25, 4:30pm, Hamilton 3F Blockchain Applications beyond Cryptocurrency Dr. Lipyeow Lim Information and Computer Sciences Dept. Blockchain technology has graduated from supporting cryptocurrency to many other fields. There is an explosion of blockchain proof-of-concepts in the financial sector and beyond. In this talk, we will NOT dive […]

Ph.D. Proposal Defense: Ben Karsin, Oct. 2, 11am, POST 302

A Performance Model for Designing Provably Efficient GPU Algorithms Ben Karsin October 2, 2017, 11AM POST 302 Abstract: Over the past two decades, advances in Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) have made them increasingly effective at solving general computationally intensive tasks. However, many existing algorithms are not well-suited to the unique architectural features of the GPU. […]

Hawaii Annual Code Challenge Demo Day (9/23)

The month-long Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) kicked off on Aug. 26 at the East-West Center with hundreds of computer programmers, software developers, and tech-minded innovators accepting the State of Hawaii’s challenge to lend their collective creativity toward improving state government. Community teams will return to the East-West Center, Imin Conference Center, for the HACC Judging […]