Dept. of CS Seminar Blurring Boundaries 2/15

February 10, 2010 at 11:15 am (lecture)

D E P A R T M E N T   O F   C O M P U T E R   S C I E N C E
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Topic: Blurring Boundaries: Mixing Input Modes to Enhance Interactions in Digital Environments

Presented By: P. Irani, Associate Professor
From: Department of Computer Science, University of Manitoba
Biography: Pourang Irani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manitoba, where he conducts research in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). He works on a variety of fields in HCI, including Information Visualization, Interaction Techniques, Animated Displays, Document Navigation, Interfaces for Ubiquitous Devices, Input Devices, Gaming Applications, Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW).

Sponsored By: M. Tory, Assistant Professor
From: Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria

Date: Monday, February 15, 2010
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Engineering and Computer Science Building (ECS),Room # 660

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Dept. of CS Chasing the Negawatt 2/5

February 4, 2010 at 11:41 am (lecture)

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Topic: Chasing the Negawatt: Human-Centred Systems for Sustainable Living

Presented By: L.Bartram, Assistant Professor  and R. Woodbury, Professor
From: School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University, B.C.
Biography: Lyn Bartram is an Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University (SFU), where she is a co-founder and Director of the HVILab. Her theoretical research interests span perception, computational aesthetics and design principles – all applied to information visualization and human-computer interaction. In particular she is interested in how the rich visual modality of motion and animation can be used in information visualization and affective interfaces.

Rob Woodbury is a Professor also in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. His research interests include design space exploration, parametric modeling, design grammars, design patterns, design collaboration, visual analytics, knowledge visualization, and research methods for design.

Sponsored By: M. Tory, Assistant Professor

From: Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria

Date: Friday, February 05, 2010
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Engineering and Computer Science Building, (ECS) Room # 660

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Dept. of CS Seminar Classifying Web Pages by Genre 2/15

February 4, 2010 at 11:35 am (lecture)

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Topic: Classifying Web Pages by Genre

Presented By: J. Mason,  PhD
From: Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Biography: Jane Mason recently completed her PhD with the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her PhD research investigated the classification of Web pages by genre, using n-gram representations of the Web pages and Web page genres. She has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and research awards, including first place(graduate division)in the grand finals of the
2005 ACM international student research competition. Her research interests include machine learning, natural language processing, information retrieval, and numerical linear algebra.

Sponsored By: M. Storey, Professor and CRC Chair
From: Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria

Date: Monday, February 15, 2010
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Engineering and Computer Science Building (ECS), Room 660

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