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University-wide New Graduate Student Orientation

President Farnam Jahanian and members of the university community kicked-off the University-wide New Graduate Orientation with words of welcome, bits of advice and a highlight of things to come in your graduate experience starting on Monday, August 16, 2021. Partners around the university have contributed to your orientation experience. We are truly excited to have…

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Crypto Seminar

This work concerns secure protocols in the massively parallel computation (MPC) model, which is one of the most widely-accepted models for capturing the challenges of writing protocols for the types of parallel computing clusters which have become commonplace today (MapReduce, Hadoop, Spark, etc.). Recently, the work of Chan et al. (ITCS ’20) initiated this study,…

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Quantum computer is smallest ever, claim physicists

The smallest quantum computer to date has been claimed by a team of researchers in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. Using strings of trapped ions that are addressed using laser pulses, Ivan Pogorelov at the University of Innsbruck and colleagues created a system that contains 24 fully-entangled quantum bits (qubits)  and is housed in two industry-standard…

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Parallel Data Laboratory Talk

Thursday, July 8, 2021 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm Location: Virtual Presentation – ET Remote Access – Zoom Speaker: QING ZHENG, Scientist http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~qingzhen/ From NASD to DeltaFS: CMU and Los Alamos’ Effort in Building Large-Scale Distributed Filesystem Metadata It has been a tradition that, every once in a while, we stop and reassess whether we need…

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Computer Science Thesis Oral

Thursday, July 15, 2021 – 10:00am to 12:00pm Location: Virtual Presentation – ET Remote Access – Zoom Speaker: NICHOLAS MARK WORTH SHARP, Ph.D. Student https://nmwsharp.com/ Intrinsic Triangulations in Geometry Processing This thesis treats the theory and practice of intrinsic triangulations, and their use in 3D mesh processing algorithms.  As geometric data becomes more ubiquitous in…