All Events

May 20

ECE Seminar (EE290) Gradient Flows for Prediction and Control of Densities

Abhishek Halder
Assistant Professor

Abstract:  This talk will outline an emerging systems-theoretic viewpoint that equations for uncertainty propagation and filtering can be seen as gradient flows on the manifold of probability density functions. On one hand, this novel geometric viewpoint reveals the metric structure of these... Read More

May 17

CPSRC Seminar - Software Exploitation: Hardware is the New Black

Cristiano Giuffrida

  Abstract: What would the world be like if software had no bugs? Software systems would be impenetrable and our data shielded from prying eyes? Not quite. In this talk, I will present evidence that reliable attacks targeting even "perfect" software are a realistic threat. Such attacks... Read More

May 17

The Fifth Bay Area Optimization Meeting

Agenda details: 9:10 Welcome 9:20 Michael Friedlander, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Title: Polar duality and atomic alignment Abstract: The aim of structured optimization is to assemble a solution, using a given set of atoms, to fit a model to data. Polarity, which generalizes... Read More