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The CWDS seminar series is centered around intellectual exchange and interaction, and the audience is encouraged to ask questions during presentations. The goal is a seminar that looks less like a lecture and more like a spirited discussion of issues raised in a relatively brief presentation of a paper or a research project.

All seminars will be held at 12:30 on Wednesdays in TLB 307B on the third floor of the Tioga Library Building. We will aim to conclude by 1:30.

If you are interested in learning more about our seminar series please contact Mohamed Ali.

Title Date of Presentation Research Focus
No Seminar: Spring Break 03/25/2015
No Seminar Finals Week 03/18/2015
SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership and Health Benefit Trust: Data Project Overview 03/11/2015

ABSTRACT: SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership and Health Benefit Trust are two trusts established to train and develop professional long-term care workers to deliver high quality care and to champion innovative health care programs and coverage that improve the health of long-term care workers so they can deliver high quality care. In this talk, we will feature multiple engineering and  data mining projects that are undergoing in the organization to support our care providers.

Martin Roetteler (Microsoft Research) - Quantum Computing -- Power and Limitations 03/04/2015

Title: Quantum Computing -- Power and Limitations
 
Abstract: Many research groups around the world are working on the
challenge of building a quantum computer. The information processing
and communication capabilities of such a device would be dramatically
different from any classical computer. The differences range from speedups
for algorithmic problems to the prospect of unconditionally-secure
cryptography. Concepts of quantum information and computing have even
changed the way researchers think about physics and computers.
 

Hasan Asfoor (UW CDS) Fuzzy Rough Set Approximations in Large Information Systems with Spark 02/25/2015

Abstract:

Dr. George Wu (Edifecs): Innovation in Health IT 02/18/2015

ABSTRACT: In order to truly impact health care delivery, innovators in health information technology need to understand what are some of the fundamental concepts that are driving outcomes, utilization, and cost. Besides analysis, engagement and future prediction, other things that we need to focus on are culture, experience, and emotional considerations. Think about a typical doctor's visit when you were a child: you see a doctor, the doctor has a piece of paper and pencil, he/she tells you what's wrong, what the treatment is, and what to do to stay healthy.

Student Updates (Lightning Talks) 02/11/2015
Next Generation Sequencing: An introduction to the technology and it’s applications 02/04/2015

Speaker: Roger E. Bumgarner, Associate Professor Department of Microbiology, University of  Washington Seattle.

Innovation in Health IT 01/28/2015

ABSTRACT: In order to truly impact health care delivery, innovators in health information technology need to understand what are some of the fundamental concepts that are driving outcomes, utilization, and cost. Besides analysis, engagement and future prediction, other things that we need to focus on are culture, experience, and emotional considerations. Think about a typical doctor's visit when you were a child: you see a doctor, the doctor has a piece of paper and pencil, he/she tells you what's wrong, what the treatment is, and what to do to stay healthy.

Securing Cyberspace Starting at the Local Level 01/21/2015

There are over 39,000 State, local, territorial, and tribal government agencies across the United States. These are the local police, fire departments, public utilities, public transportation and traffic management, and 9-1-1 call centers that each of us as citizens rely on every day for our well being. These are the “first responders” in any emergency. Whether it is a physical event or a logical event does not matter: if these services suffer a compromise of their availability, integrity, or confidentiality, life can be disrupted.

 

Modeling and Simulation of Gene Regulatory Network Dynamics in Evolutionary Studies 01/14/2015

Gene regulatory networks (GRNs) are an essential part of the biological process that determines the biological characteristics of every living organism. In the context of evolutionary biology, one of the important goals of studying GRNs is to understand how rewiring of the network (due to genetic mutations) affects the biological properties of the individuals. In this talk, we will discuss how computational modeling and simulation of GRNs can be used to gain insights to answer these biological questions.