Events Archive: Spring 2015

Algorithms for Shortest Paths

| 7:00 PM EDT | MC 4064

Come to this exciting talk about path-finding algorithms which is being presented by Professor Anna Lubiw.

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Finding shortest paths is a problem that comes up in many applications: Google maps, network routing, motion planning, connectivity in social networks, and etc. The domain may be a graph, either explicitly or implicitly represented, or a geometric space.

Professor Lubiw will survey the field, from Dijkstra's foundational algorithm to current results and open problems. There will be lots of pictures and lots of ideas.

Click here to see the slides from the talk.

Click here for the recorded talk.

Infrasound is all around us

| 7:00 PM EDT | MC 4060

Ambient infra sound surrounds us. Richard Mann presents his current research and equipment on measuring infra sound, and samples of recorded infra sound.

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Infra sound refers to sound waves below the range of human hearing. Infra sound comes from a number of natural phenomena including weather changes, thunder, and ocean waves. Common man made sources include heating and ventilation systems, industrial machinery, moving vehicle cabins (air, trains, cars), and energy generation (wind turbines, gas plants).

In this talk Richard Mann will present equipment he has built to measure infra sound, and analyse some of the infra sound he has recorded.

Note: In Winter 2016 Richard Mann will be offering a new course, in Computer Sound. The course will appear as CS489/CS689 ("Topics in Computer Science"). This is a project-based course (60% assignments, 40% project, no final). Details at his web page, ~mannr.

WiCS and CSC Go Outside

| 8:00 PM EDT | Laurel Creek Firepit

Come hang out with the Women in Computer Science and the Computer Science Club! There will be s'mores and frozen yogurt. Also fire. And a creek. Let's enjoy the outdoors!

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Come hang out with the Women in Computer Science and the Computer Science Club! There will be s'mores and frozen yogurt. Also fire. And a creek. Let's enjoy the outdoors!

UNIX 102

| 7:00 PM EDT | MC 3003

n things SCS hasn't told you about the shell

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This is a continuation of the Unix10X series of seminars that cover the use of *nix environments, largely through interacting with a command line shell. In this instalment we will be covering some of what the School of Computer Science has left out of their introduction to the Command Line / Bash (from cs246), as well as a brief introduction to having a useful prompt.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Lost Bash: fancy expansion, arrays, and shopt
  • The File System is scary: your file names contain white space and newlines
  • Where Am I: A brief introduction to prompt customization

By-Elections

| 5:00 PM EDT | MC 3001 (Coomfy)

As there are vacancies in the executive council, there will be by-election on May 22nd. The following positions are open for election:- Treasurer- Secretary<!-- -->The executive are also looking for people who may be interested in the following positions:- Systems Administrator- Office Manager- Librarian<!-- -->

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As there are vacancies in the executive council, there will be by-election on May 22nd. The following positions are open for election:

  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

The executive are also looking for people who may be interested in the following positions:

  • Systems Administrator
  • Office Manager
  • Librarian