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Feb
25
Sat
Pathway to Internship Workshop Series – REST with Node.JS
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pathway to Internship Workshop Series

FREE for UTD folks – just show up with a working laptop! Other adults should pay $10 per workshop @ http://bit.ly/payutd (use 1 as invoice #) & Minors are not allowed to attend on their own.

Saturday Feb 25th 2-5pm @ ECSS 2.415 REST with Node.JS – Node.js is a JavaScript-based platform/Runtime environment which is built on Google Chrome’s JavaScript V8 Engine. It is used to develop I/O intensive web applications like video streaming sites, single-page applications, and other web applications. Node.js is open source, completely free, and used by thousands of developers and Big IT companies like Netflix , Amazon ,Microsoft, etc.. around the world. We will be looking at the Introduction to Node.JS and how to develop RESTful services using Node.JS Express.JS module or package – Sreenivasaraghavan Ramadurai, Software Consultant

Click here for other events by Center for Computer Science Education & Outreach at UT Dallas.

Feb
26
Sun
Meet UT Dallas Alum Chander Dhall, MICROSOFT MVP, TECH ED SPEAKER, ASP.NET INSIDER
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Hello CS students,

GCS and CS Outreach welcomes you to interact with UTD ALUM CHANDER DHALL, MSCS’07 on Sunday, February 26th @ 2pm (ECSS 2.410).

 

 

team-corporate-1MICROSOFT MVP, TECH ED SPEAKER, ASP.NET INSIDER, WEB API ADVISOR, AZURE ADVISOR, DEV CHAIR – DEVCONNECTIONS, MICROSOFT DATA GUIDANCE COUNCIL INSIDER, PROFESSIONAL SOFTWARE ARCHITECT/LEAD DEVELOPER, TRAINER, INETA SPEAKER, OPEN SOURCE CONTRIBUTOR, COMMUNITY LEADER AND ORGANIZER

Event is FREE, but registration is required @ 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-utdallas-mistakes-struggles-success-damn-good-advice-tickets-31978579793

Description

Join UTD alum, Chander Dhall, as he shares his story of struggles and successes from his student years to being CEO.

Agenda:

  1. My UTDallas: mistakes, struggles, & successes
  2. Technologies & Frameworks to focus on NOW
  3. Advice for joining Startups, Mid-Size and Fortune 500 companies
  4. Interviewing Tips
  5. Training on UI, API and Server Side Architecture
  6. Networking Tips

About Chander Dhall (CEO of Cazton, UTD Alumni)

Chander Dhall is an awarded Microsoft MVP and world-renowned technology leader in architecting and implementing solutions. He’s not only rescued software development teams, but also implemented successful projects under tight deadlines and difficult business constraints. His company has a proven track record of not just saving the client millions of dollars, but also providing an expedited delivery time. Chander’s team of experts are internationally-acclaimed speakers in top technical conferences in the world.

As a Microsoft Azure Advisor, ASP.NET Insider, Web API Advisor, DocumentDB Advisor, and an MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies, Chander has insight into new releases on technologies used by millions of developers. His critical advice, impeccable vision, futuristic strategy backed with creating and establishing best practices in the industry are some of the reasons for his unparalleled success.

At the same time, he’s a voracious and highly-respected speaker. Chander is known to elucidate critical and complex concepts while making them easy to understand. He’s one man who can talk to anyone from a junior developer, a senior architect all the way to an executive and knows how to speak their language. He has utilized his amazing business sense having started a company with zero funding and turned it into a multi-million-dollar company in less than two years.

Event is FREE, but registration is required @

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-utdallas-mistakes-struggles-success-damn-good-advice-tickets-31978579793

Feb
27
Mon
Computer Science Department Colloquium Series Presents Professor Wolfgang Gatterbauer
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM SERIES PRESENTS

“Repurposing Relational Databases for Approximate Probabilistic Inference “

 Professor Wolfgang Gatterbauer

Assistant Professor

Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University

Abstract

Performing inference over large uncertain data sets has become a central problem in database management with applications in related fields, such as machine learning, AI and statistics. With recent probabilistic knowledge bases having millions to billions of uncertain tuples, there is a pressing need for general-purpose and scalable solutions. Since general reasoning under uncertainty is highly intractable, many state-of-the-art systems perform approximate inference with sampling today.

In this talk, I show an alternative approach that uses only basic operators of relational database management systems (i.e., no sampling required). The first part develops optimal oblivious bounds for the probability of Boolean functions by treating multiple occurrences of variables as independent and assigning them new probabilities. The second part then uses these bounds to reduce the problem of approximate inference over probabilistic databases to a standard multi-query evaluation problem. I give experimental evidence that this approach can be orders of magnitude faster and also more accurate than sampling-based approaches for ranking top query answers.

Biography

Wolfgang Gatterbauer is an Assistant Professor in the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, and by courtesy in the Computer Science Department of Carnegie Mellon University. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Vienna University of Technology and did a Post-Doc with Dan Suciu at University of Washington. Wolfgang’s work focuses on ways to extend the capabilities of modern data management systems to support new forms of data, in particular uncertain data. He is the recipient of a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation and a “best-of-conference” mention from VLDB 2015.

         Date:       Monday, February 27th, 2017

         Time:       11:00am to 12:00pm

         Location:  ECS South 2.102 TI Auditorium

         Refreshments will be served at 10:45am

Feb
28
Tue
Computer Science Department Colloquium Series Presents Kyle Fox
Feb 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM SERIES PRESENTS

“Algorithms for Geometric Data Analysis “

 Kyle Fox

Duke University

Abstract

Rapid advances in sensing technologies and the increasing ubiquity of computing in peoples’ lives have led to new opportunities and challenges in the management and analysis of data. Many data sets, such as GPS traces of vehicles, are inherently geometric, while many other kinds of data, such as color histograms of images, are best represented in a geometric space. Therefore, geometric algorithms are needed to handle a variety of problems in data analysis, including computing useful representations, computing maps between data sets, answering queries, and parallel processing of data. This talk will discuss a few of these problems, with an emphasis on the problem of computing maps between data sets.

We will discuss two variants of the problem of computing maps between data sets. First, we will describe a near-linear time approximation algorithm for computing dynamic time warping maps between point sequences, a central problem in the analysis of trajectories and other curves. Next, we will describe fast approximation algorithms for computing transportation maps, a widely used method for comparing and relating two distributions. In both cases our goal is to develop simple, fast, hopefully near-linear-time approximation algorithms. We will conclude the talk by briefly discussing recent algorithms for a few other geometric data-analysis problems as well as mentioning some of the directions of future research in this area.

 

Biography

Kyle Fox is currently a postdoctoral associate at Duke University. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013, and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics at Brown University before coming to Duke. His research interests lie primarily in algorithms, including geometric algorithms, computational topology, combinatorial optimization, and their applications to data analysis. He was a recipient of the Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship and a winner of the C. W. Gear Outstanding Graduate Student award while at the University of Illinois.

         Date:       Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

         Time:       1:30pm to 2:30pm

         Location:  ECS South 2.102 TI Auditorium

         Refreshments will be served at 1:15pm

Mar
1
Wed
Public Agency Expo
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Public Agency Expo @ SU 2.602 | Richardson | Texas | United States

Career fair for students/alumni to network with government agencies, municipalities, and non-profits.

Computer Science Department Colloquium Series Presents Shiyi Wei
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM SERIES PRESENTS

“Towards Practical Program Analysis: Introspection and Adaptation “

 Shiyi Wei

University of Maryland, College Park

Abstract

Software is ubiquitous. As its importance grows, the mistakes made by programmers have an increasingly negative effect, leading to critical failures and security exploits. As software complexity and diversity grows, such negative effects become even more likely. Automated program analysis has the potential to help. A program analysis tool approximates possible executions of a program, and thereby can discover otherwise hard-to-find errors. However, significant challenges must still be overcome to make program analysis tools practical for real-world software.

I have gained substantial experience in building novel program analysis tools whose aim is to produce more secure and reliable software. Recently, I have focused on the challenge of building analysis tools that perform well (i.e., can analyze realistic code in a reasonable amount of time) and are precise (i.e., do not produce too many “false alarms”). To this end, I have developed an approach that systematically uncovers sources of imprecision and performance bottlenecks in program analysis. The goal is to significantly reduce the time-consuming manual effort otherwise required during analysis design process. In addition, I have designed an adaptive analysis, in which appropriate techniques are selected based on the coding styles of the target programs. Selection is based on heuristics derived from a machine learning algorithm. The idea is that precise techniques can be deployed only as where and when they are needed, leading to a better balance overall.

Biography

Shiyi Wei is a post-doctoral associate at University of Maryland, College Park. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech in 2015, and B.E. in Software Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2009. His research interests span the areas of Programming Languages, Software Engineering and Security. The goal of his research is to make program analysis practical for improving the security and reliability of real-world software. He has published articles at top venues in his areas of interest, such as FSE, ECOOP, and ISSTA. He has interned at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center.

         Date:       Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

         Time:       1:00pm to 2:00pm

         Location:  ECS South 2.102 TI Auditorium

         Refreshments will be served at 12:45pm

Mar
4
Sat
HackUTD’17 | March 4-5
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm

The largest university hackathon in North Texas

Join us for 24 hours as we build apps, hardware and more at the beautiful UT Dallas campus. Whether you’re a seasoned hackathon goer or just getting started, we’d love to see you there.


Students:

Consider participating in HackUTD 2017. Please see the attached poster for details. Participate in one of the largest hackathon on campus and win substantial prizes. Register at hackutd.co

For any questions, contact Tahir Aziz, ACM President. The hackathon is organized by the UT Dallas ACM student chapter (http://utdacm.com) in collaboration with the CS Dept.HackUTD General

HackUTD is an annual hackathon hosted at The University of Texas at Dallas. Students from UT Dallas and around the country come to HackUTD where they work to develop their own web, mobile, and hardware projects for 24 hours. Here, students can realize the full potential of the skills they’ve curated in class and from their hobbies, while learning what it is like to collaborate and adapt in a high-speed environment.

Mar
9
Thu
7th MVP MIX Tech Conference
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

You are welcome to attend 7th Annual MVP MIX local 2-day conference (March 9 & 10) at the Addison Convention Center. The even it organized UT Dallas alum, Chander Dhall. UTDallas students can pay $10 deposit to register, and get it refunded after attending the conference.

Use ‘UTDallas’ discount code for $10 Sessions Day ticket

(**$10 is refundable once you attend; you must register using UTD email address**)

 Register Here. Please visit www.MVPMix.com for more information.

WHAT IS MVP MIX?

Screen Shot 2017-02-13 at 11.35.00 AMMVP MIX is a two-day training in .Net, HTML5, JavaScript, EcmaScript, AngularJS, Xamarin, TypeScript, React, Aurelia, Design Patterns, Azure, DocumentDB, Web API and REST, iOS, Big Data, Redis, Elasticsearch (and other relevant No-Sql databases), and other awesome technologies.

MVP MIX is a premium international developer conference. With keynote speakers from Microsoft and the community like Scott Hanselman, Rob Eisenberg, Scott Hunter, Phil Haack, Ayende Rahien, Todd Anglin, Stephen Bohlen and many others we bring to you the best in the industry right close to you.

The conference is organized by Chander Dhall who is also the Dev Chair for Dev Connections – the conference with more than a decade of international acclaim.

Join us for the 7th annual MVP Mix Dallas on March 9-10, 2017 at the Addison Convention Center! Use ‘UTDallas’ discount code for $10 Sessions Day ticket

(**$10 is refundable once you attend; you must register using UTD email address**)

 Register Here. Please visit www.MVPMix.com for more information.  (CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SPEAKERS BIOGRAPHIES)

Chander Dhall, CEO, Microsoft MVP, Web API Advisor, ASP.NET Insider, Azure Advisor, Dev Chair – DevConnections

Scott Hunter, Microsoft Lead ASP.NET, .NET, Entity Framework

Brock AllenMVP for ASP.NET/IIS, ASP Insiders member and ASP.NET contributor

Brent Schooley, Microsoft MVP, Twilio

Barry Stahl, American Airlines architect and NDC London speaker

Joe Guadagno, Microsoft .NET MVP, Former INETA Board

Obi Oberoi, Microsoft MVP Visual Studio & Development Technologies

Tim Rayburn, Microsoft MVP and author

Ron Dagdag, 3D Developer at Thyssenkrupp Elevator

Jeremy Wilken, Angularjs (2) Author, Speaker-NgConf, VMware architect and developer

Day 1: Sessions

Beginner Track
Fundamentals of JavaScript
Introduction to Typescript
Design patterns in C#
Introduction to ASP.NET Core
Introduction to Entity Framework Core
DocumentDB 101

Intermediate Track
Building Mobile Apps with Xamarin
Scaling Web Apps to a Billion Hits a Day
Bootstrap 4.0
Bringing 3D & VR into HTML with JavaScript
Grok Caching with Redis
Azure Service Fabric

Advanced Track
UI, API, Server Side: Discover My Secrets of Success
Reactive Extensions in Angular 2
Web Performance Deep Dive
Ecmascript 2016 Advanced Features
Microservices with Docker: Everything You Need to Know
Serverless Architecture: Are you Buzzword Compliant?

 

Day 2: Workshops

Mastering ASP.NET Core with Angular 2 with Chander Dhall  (9a-5p)

A Day of Securing ASP.NET Core Applications and API with Brock Allen (9a-5p)

Mar
10
Fri
7th MVP MIX Tech Conference
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

You are welcome to attend 7th Annual MVP MIX local 2-day conference (March 9 & 10) at the Addison Convention Center. The even it organized UT Dallas alum, Chander Dhall. UTDallas students can pay $10 deposit to register, and get it refunded after attending the conference.

Use ‘UTDallas’ discount code for $10 Sessions Day ticket

(**$10 is refundable once you attend; you must register using UTD email address**)

 Register Here. Please visit www.MVPMix.com for more information.

WHAT IS MVP MIX?

Screen Shot 2017-02-13 at 11.35.00 AMMVP MIX is a two-day training in .Net, HTML5, JavaScript, EcmaScript, AngularJS, Xamarin, TypeScript, React, Aurelia, Design Patterns, Azure, DocumentDB, Web API and REST, iOS, Big Data, Redis, Elasticsearch (and other relevant No-Sql databases), and other awesome technologies.

MVP MIX is a premium international developer conference. With keynote speakers from Microsoft and the community like Scott Hanselman, Rob Eisenberg, Scott Hunter, Phil Haack, Ayende Rahien, Todd Anglin, Stephen Bohlen and many others we bring to you the best in the industry right close to you.

The conference is organized by Chander Dhall who is also the Dev Chair for Dev Connections – the conference with more than a decade of international acclaim.

Join us for the 7th annual MVP Mix Dallas on March 9-10, 2017 at the Addison Convention Center! Use ‘UTDallas’ discount code for $10 Sessions Day ticket

(**$10 is refundable once you attend; you must register using UTD email address**)

 Register Here. Please visit www.MVPMix.com for more information.  (CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SPEAKERS BIOGRAPHIES)

Chander Dhall, CEO, Microsoft MVP, Web API Advisor, ASP.NET Insider, Azure Advisor, Dev Chair – DevConnections

Scott Hunter, Microsoft Lead ASP.NET, .NET, Entity Framework

Brock AllenMVP for ASP.NET/IIS, ASP Insiders member and ASP.NET contributor

Brent Schooley, Microsoft MVP, Twilio

Barry Stahl, American Airlines architect and NDC London speaker

Joe Guadagno, Microsoft .NET MVP, Former INETA Board

Obi Oberoi, Microsoft MVP Visual Studio & Development Technologies

Tim Rayburn, Microsoft MVP and author

Ron Dagdag, 3D Developer at Thyssenkrupp Elevator

Jeremy Wilken, Angularjs (2) Author, Speaker-NgConf, VMware architect and developer

Day 1: Sessions

Beginner Track
Fundamentals of JavaScript
Introduction to Typescript
Design patterns in C#
Introduction to ASP.NET Core
Introduction to Entity Framework Core
DocumentDB 101

Intermediate Track
Building Mobile Apps with Xamarin
Scaling Web Apps to a Billion Hits a Day
Bootstrap 4.0
Bringing 3D & VR into HTML with JavaScript
Grok Caching with Redis
Azure Service Fabric

Advanced Track
UI, API, Server Side: Discover My Secrets of Success
Reactive Extensions in Angular 2
Web Performance Deep Dive
Ecmascript 2016 Advanced Features
Microservices with Docker: Everything You Need to Know
Serverless Architecture: Are you Buzzword Compliant?

 

Day 2: Workshops

Mastering ASP.NET Core with Angular 2 with Chander Dhall  (9a-5p)

A Day of Securing ASP.NET Core Applications and API with Brock Allen (9a-5p)

Mar
13
Mon
Spring Break Workshop: Big Data Club
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Registration @ http://bit.ly/prof-dev-utd – $250 fee for professionals, $25 for current UTD folks (increases to $50 on Jan 14th). Registration will close as soon as the capacity is reached. Check your availability carefully before you register. Registration fee cannot be refunded. Good working knowledge of Java and SQL is required for successful completion of this workshop.

Mon March 13: 2-5 Introduction to Big Data Tools
Tue March 14: 2-5 Introduction to Hadoop Map Reduce
Wed March 15: 2-5 Map Reduce Exercises and Introduction to Hive
Thu March 16: 2-5 Hive Exercises. Introduction to Pig
Fri March 17: 2-5 Pig Exercises & certificate distribution