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Seminar: Semantic Scholar - Advanced NLP to Accelerate Scientific Research

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Semantic Scholar is an open, AI-powered scientific discovery platform with more than 200 million academic papers available via its Web interface, API, and downloadable academic knowledge graph. This talk will survey some of the NLP advances underlying Semantic Scholar, including full-document understanding, automatic paper summarization, fact extraction and claim checking, identification and definition of emerging scientific concepts, paper recommendation, and the Semantic Reader. 
Apr 30, 2022

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Seminar: The Top Five Challenges in Software Development

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Join Steve Tockey as he uses data from real software development organizations together with his nearly 45 years of experience in the software industry to identify the five most difficult challenges faced by almost every software project. Steve will present those challenges and talk about how damaging they are. Steve will end with a high-level discussion of practical ways to overcome those five challenges.
Mar 28, 2022

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Seminar: How to Explain the Decisions of Machine Learning Models?

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As machine learning (ML) models continue to find applications in critical domains, there is an increasing need for their accountability. In this talk, I will motivate the need for explainability further, and go over two major frameworks for explaining the decisions of ML models. I will also present some applications as well as anecdotes where explainability techniques helped generate unique insights.
Oct 29, 2021

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Seattle University Computer Science Team Places 1st at the 2021 IASA Student IT Architecture Competition

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Seattle University computer science students Ana Carolina De Souza Mendes and Carrie Schaden won 1st place for their Nudge Bud app at the 2021 IASA Student IT Architecture Competition (SITAC).
May 26, 2021

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Seminar: A Big Data Story

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A narrative about how Big Data analysis has changed over the last 15 years, with personal anecdotes and lessons learned, including a brief look at how Google views Big Data and how to think about data in the future.
May 3, 2021

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Seminar: The Most Frequent Connected Induced Subgraph

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The frequency of an unlabeled graph H in a graph G is the number of induced subgraphs of G that are isomorphic to H. The graph H is a most frequent connected induced subgraph (MFCIS) of G if the frequency of H in G is maximum among all unlabeled graphs occurring as induced subgraphs of G. We introduce the MFCIS problem and discuss some results on it including its complexity. We also determine MFCIS of some special classes of graphs.
Apr 1, 2021

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Seminar: Exploiting Geospatial Properties for Efficient Visual Data Management and Learning

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Due to the availability of smart mobile cameras, we are experiencing unprecedented growth in the amount of visual content that is being collected. Mobile cameras include a plethora of built-in sensors such as global position system (GPS) receiver and digital compass, recording geospatial properties (e.g., location and viewing direction of camera) during capture time. This facilitates the modeling of mobile visual content through its geo-spatial properties at a fine granular level and provides an essential metadata to manage a large amount of geo-tagged visual data.
Feb 4, 2021

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Amazon to Endow Computer Science Chair at Seattle University, Search Underway

Seattle University announced that Amazon will endow the position of chair of the computer science department. Amazon’s gift will support Seattle University’s efforts to recruit and retain well-prepared computer science students—with a focus on underrepresented minorities —and to connect all students with industry perspectives and elevate the department’s ability to graduate computer scientists and software engineers.
Jan 22, 2021

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Seminar: New Approaches to Delivering Health Coaching Interventions to the Home: Computational Models and Inference of Patient State

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There is an increasing focus on changing healthcare from being reactive and clinic- or hospital-based to being proactive and continuous, with an emphasis on interventions that make use of home monitoring and information/communications technology to facilitate scalable approaches for delivering care to the home. These new types of measures allow us to provide tailored health interventions with just-in-time feedback and support. These new monitoring techniques offer great promise for both reducing the cost of care and improving quality.
Jan 21, 2021

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Seminar: How to Make Things Better in Big Companies

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Jon works in a responsible job in a large company like Clark Kent; James roams freely like Bruce Banner. Even with their different styles, both have their ways of making the world a little better, despite having little official power. In this talk, they will give examples and help you feel powerful and helpful in your work life.
Oct 3, 2020

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Seminar: An Inside Look at the CDC's Covid-19 Forecasting

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Rarely has forecasting been so important. Lives depend on knowing where Covid-19 will strike next, and billions in economic activity also ride on predicting the course of the pandemic. Steve McConnell will overview the different forecasting methods, share data on forecast accuracy, and discuss possibilities and limitations of forecasting the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sep 26, 2020

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CS Student Awards 2020

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Each year the Computer Science department awards exemplary students who embody the values driving technological advancement and innovation in the field of software engineering.
Jun 26, 2020

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Arya Mathew Wins with Nature’s Label

Arya Mathew

“Our mission is to revolutionize the produce industry while enhancing the lifestyle of the world together,” she says. “Nature’s Label is … an easy-to-use compostable alternative. Now, eating healthy will mean living healthy in a less polluted world!”
Jun 18, 2020

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Seminar: Quantum Computing, Qiskit and the IBM Q Experience

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Quantum computing is arriving. With quantum computers we can tackle problems in entirely new ways. Modelling physical processes, AI/ML, and optimization are areas where quantum computing may show earliest impact. Join Brian Eccles, IBM Quantum Ambassador on Friday, May 15 from 3:30 - 5:00pm. Updated 5-21-20 with links to the quantum computing resources Brian provided below.
May 21, 2020

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Dean Quinn Partners with Scott Hoogerwerf of Microsoft to Publish OpEd on Ethics in AI

Dean Michael Quinn

A champion of Ethics in Computer Science Education, Dean Quinn co-authors a timely opinion piece in the Puget Sound Business Journal with Scott Hoogerwerf of Microsoft Ethics & Society who focuses on Cloud and AI.
May 18, 2020

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How to Prepare for Career Fairs

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Meet the SeattleU Career Engagement Experts on Friday, May 8 from 3:30pm-5pm.
Apr 29, 2020

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CS Resumes: The Recruiter Perspective

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Join F5 Networks Recruiter Kim Nguyen on Friday, May 1 from 3:30pm-5pm.
Apr 29, 2020

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Seminar: Immersive Communication in Mixed Reality

Engineers Using Microsoft HoloLens to Visualize a Jet Engine

Austin Lee is a designer and educator based in Seattle, currently designing new hardware experiences at Microsoft’s Mixed Reality team. He has advised and created design for Fortune 500 companies and startups, such as Microsoft, NAVER, NASA JPL, Graviky Labs and Shaper Tools. He taught design courses at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design, Art Institute of Seattle and MIT Media Lab.
Apr 2, 2020

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March 12 CS Info Session will be Virtual

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The CS Info Session for prospective students that is Scheduled for March 12, 2020 at 4:30PM will be virtual instead of in-person.
Mar 6, 2020

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UPDATE: MSCS Graduate Project Final Presentation will be Virtual

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The MSCS Graduate Project Final Presentation for WQ20 scheduled on Wednesday, 03/11/2020, 11:00AM will now be Virtual. This is a combined event for MSCS research projects and MSCS-SE capstone projects. You are cordially invited to join us. Please follow the connection options listed below.
Mar 2, 2020

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Get Involved with The National Society of Black Engineers

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Our goal at the SU chapter is to be able to provide support and build a strong community for minority students in the STEM field.
Feb 20, 2020

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Seminar Series Launches

Mike McKee and Steve Tockey

The new Computer Science Seminar Series launches with a great talk by Steve Tockey from Construx Software on "How to Engineer Software".
Feb 17, 2020

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John Munar (‘21) Represents SeattleU CS in the KPMG Ideation Challenge in San Francisco, CA

Computer Science Student John Munar '21

The goal was to solve a business problem using intelligent automation and AI. John’s team won the first phase of competition and advanced to the Regional Competition in San Francisco.
Feb 16, 2020

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Seminar: Data Science from a Mathematical Viewpoint

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“Data Science” means many different things to different people and is practiced in many different ways at different institutions. Much of the differences come from the background and skills of the individual and the needs of the institution.
Feb 14, 2020

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Seminar: How to Engineer Software

Computer Science Seminar 1. How to Engineer Software

Software can be engineered. Software should be engineered. But true engineering - in the sense of how it is practiced in civil engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, etc. - of software requires more than just claiming “software engineer” as a job title.
Feb 4, 2020

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SeattleU CS Welcomed to the F5 Tower

Students and faculty visit F5 Networks

CS students tour, and hear a dynamic story of F5’s tech evolution.
Jan 29, 2020

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New CS Seminar Series Begins February 2020

Computer Science Seminar 1. How to Engineer Software

Dedicated to hosting talks at the intersection between computer science and other fields of science and engineering, the CS Seminar Series offers a mix of talks by people from academia sharing their latest research as well as professionals from industry brining their expertise. It provides opportunities for open minds to learn from others and exchange of ideas with the outside world.
Jan 24, 2020

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CSE Robotics Lab Open House

Robotics Lab Open House

Want to see what you can do in the new College of Science and Engineering Robotics Lab?
Jan 24, 2020

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CS Student Awards 2019

Isabelle Butterfield

Each year the Computer Science department awards exemplary students who embody the values driving technological advancement and innovation in the field of software engineering.
Aug 15, 2019

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Prof Lin Li Receives Tenure

Dr. Lin Li

Prof Lin Li received tenure and has been promoted to associate professor.
Apr 14, 2019

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Dr. Zhu Promoted to Professor

Dr. Yingwu Zhu

Dr. Yingwu Zhu has been promoted to professor.
Apr 14, 2019

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Congratulations CS Student Award Winners

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Each year the Computer Science department awards exemplary students for their dedication to learning. These students embody values that drive technological advancement and innovation in the field of software engineering.
Jun 4, 2018

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SU Computer Science Sweeps Top 3 Prizes at SITAC 2018

IT Architecture Competition Winners

Seattle University Computer Science Teams place 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the 2018 IASA IT Architecture Competition winning over $10,000
Apr 12, 2018

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MSCS Project Presentations

Students look at a computer together, collaborating on their Industry sponsored capstone project.

Join the Computer Science department on Friday, 03/16/2018 12:00PM @ HUNT 100 for the MSCS Graduate Project Final Presentation for WQ 2018.
Feb 26, 2018

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Students Participate in IT Architecture Competition

Teams from Seattle University at the IASA IT architecture Competition

The 2016-17 competition field consisted of 24 teams registered from 4 states representing 7 University campuses.
Feb 2, 2018

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Movie Screening of "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap"

CODE movie screening poster put on by SU Women in Tech

Join the Seattle U ACM Student Chapter on January 26th in a screening of "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap". The movie runs at 4-6pm in Wyckoff Auditorium.
Jan 26, 2018

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