Department of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon Univeristy
February 6, 2019
10:00 – 10:50 am
209 Computer Science Building
Computer Science Seminar
With the evolution of hardware and growth in the volume of data, parallelism has become imperative and the key to improving performance. As such, it is of great interest to have simple and efficient parallel algorithms and data structures for programmers to easily organize and process data. My research designs such simple and efficient parallel algorithms and data structures, with provable guarantees in theory, good performance in practice, as well as simplicity in programming. In particular, this talk will introduce my work on parallel tree structures, that are highly-parallelized, safe for concurrency, theoretically work-efficient, supporting a wide range of functions and augmentations and multi-versioned. The tree structure is also implemented in a C++ library called PAM, and applied to various areas such as computational geometry and databases.
Bio: Yihan Sun is currently a Ph.D. student in Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Prof. Guy Blelloch. Prior to that, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University, working on data mining and social network analysis. Her research interests broadly lie in the theory and practice of parallel algorithms, data structures, as well as their implementations and applications.
Dr. Irina V. Ivliyeva, Department of Arts Languages and Philosophy
Wednesday, February 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Public House Brewing Company’s Rolla Brewpub Loft
Title: “The Formula for Happiness in Russian Fairy Tales”
Abstract: Everybody has a special place in their heart for fairy tales from their childhood, no matter what culture they are from. Focusing on discovering the secret of happiness, rather than on the recipe for success, Russian fairy tales show how an average (undereducated, weak, or disadvantaged) person overcomes all obstacles to “live happily ever after to a ripe old age”. After a brief review of the history of Russian oral tradition, which was influenced by a unique blend of Christian and Pagan beliefs, Ivliyeva will present the most famous Russian fairy tale collections, discuss their educational nature, and examine the social and psychological values they reflect. Examples include the use of magic numbers and patterns, symbolic colors, fixed epithets, transformation, and the role of animals.
Whether you’re writing an English paper, a lab report, an application essay, or even the next great American novel, feedback is important. The Writing Center’s undergraduate peer writing consultants are trained to give you a reader’s perspective on your work. Through one-on-one consultations, they can help you decide what works, what to revise, and where […]Read More »
Applications for the Miner Alumni Association Leadership Award Endowed Scholarship are now being accepted. Scholarship requirements are as follows: Scholarship requirements: 1. Must be a full-time undergraduate student at Missouri University of Science & Technology 2. Hold a minimum of 60 credit hours 3. Cum GPA of 2.5 or better 4. Show leadership in university […]Read More »
Psychology Colloquium: Neural and behavioral correlates of self-related thought in psychiatric conditions
Speaker: Dr. Carissa Philippi, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Missouri–St. Louis Title: Neural and Behavioral Correlates of Self-Related Thought in Psychiatric Conditions Date/Time: Tuesday, Nov 6, 1:00-1:50pm Location: Butler-Carlton 318 Abstract: A core feature of several psychiatric conditions is heightened self-related thought, often consisting of repetitive thoughts focused on overly negative aspects about oneself, […]Read More »
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Missouri S&T students with entrepreneurial visions can advance their ideas and win prize money by participating in the Entrepreneur Quest (EQ) Student Accelerator, a new University of Missouri System program. Dr. Jeff Hornsby will present “Essentials of a Business Plan” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in Room G-2 of the Interdisciplinary Engineering Building (IDE).Read More »
Writing consultations will be available beginning Monday, Jan. 23. Consultants can provide feedback and guidance on any document for any class — and it is free. The Writing Center offers:
- Scheduled consultations, available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays in the Writing Center, located in Room 113 of the Campus Support Facility
- Walk-in assistance, 4-7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, in the Residential Commons
- Walk-in assistance, 1-5 p.m. Sundays in the Writing Center, Room 113 of the Campus Support Facility
University Police is hosting response training for approximately 40 law enforcement officers Wednesday, Jan. 11, on Missouri S&T’s campus. Participants will take classes in Bertelsmeyer Hall during the morning and undergo scenario training with replica weapons in Harris Hall in the afternoon.Read More »