CSL to host 2015 Student Conference Feb. 26-27
The 2015 CSL Student Conference returns for its 10th year Feb. 26 and 27. The conference, organized by students and hosted at the Coordinated Science Laboratory, features both invited talks by well-known researchers and student presentations.
This year, the conference will focus on five themes: machine learning; big data; networks; privacy and security; and robotics and control. Four keynote speakers will present on the following topics:
- "Getting From Here to There," Prof. Balaji Prabhakar, Stanford University;
- "Tradeoffs in Large Scale Learning: Statistical Accuracy vs. Numerical Precision," Sham Kakade, Microsoft Research;
- "Information Theoretic Perspectives in Statistical Estimation," John Lafferty, University of Chicago;
- "Dancing with the Adversary: A Tale of Wimps and Giants," Virgil Gligor, Carnegie Mellon University.
There will be a poster session on Feb. 26 and a panel session on Feb. 27. Panelists include Kakade, Lafferty, Gligor, Minh Do (ECE Illinois) and Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler (MechSe Illinois). In addition, students from Illinois, Stanford, UC Berkeley and Caltech will present talks, including:
- "Human Inspired Modeling for Autonomous Vehicles: Utilizing Sensors, Machine Learning, and Control," by Katherine Driggs-Campbell, UC Berkeley;
- "Comparison Lemmas and Convexity: Towards a Precise Performance Analysis of Non-smooth Optimization," by Christos Thrampoulidis, Caltech;
- "AdFisher: Information Flow Experiments on Ad Privacy Settings," by Michael Tschantz, International Computer Science Institute (UC Berkeley);
- "Side-Channel Attacks on Mobile Devices," by Yan Michalevsky, Stanford.
For more information, or to register, please visit studentconference.csl.illinois.edu.