CSC801 -- Systems Seminar -- Fall 2014

This is the course webpage for the Fall 2014 systems seminar. The seminar will be held weekly on Fridays from 11am-12n in 3211 EBII. We need volunteers to give talks on (a) your research, (b) practice conference/workshop talks, (c) papers you found interesting and would like to share. If you want to give a talk, please email Ben Andow (beandow at and CC Prof. Enck (enck at

Date Time Location Speaker Topic/Title
Friday, August 29, 2014 11am-12n 3211 EBII Organizational Meeting
Friday, September 5, 2014 11am-12n 3211 EBII Zhijia Zhao SatScore: Uncovering and Avoiding a Principled Pitfall in Responsiveness Measurements of App Launches
Friday, September 12, 2014 11am-12n 3211 EBII Luke Deshotels Inaudible Sound as a Covert Channel in Mobile Devices
Friday, September 19, 2014 11am-12n 3211 EBII Anwesha Das KeyValueServe: Distributed Key Value Stores as a Service in the Clouds
Monday, September 22, 2014 2:30pm-3:30pm 3211 EBII Dr. Yuguang "Michael" Fang Control Your Privacy: Privacy-preserving Content Sharing over Geosocial Networks
Friday, October 3, 2014 11am-12n 3211 EBII Canceled
Friday, October 10, 2014 11am-12n 3211 EBII Canceled - fall break
Friday, October 17, 2014 11am-12n 3211 EBII Zhijia Zhao
Mingzhou Zhou
Call Sequence Prediction through Probabilistic Calling Automata
Space-Efficient Multi-Versioning for Input-Adaptive Feedback-Driven Program Optimizations
Friday, October 24, 2014 11am-12n 3211 EBII Science of Security Meeting (optional) (food available)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11am-12n 3211 EBII Dr. Lars Nyland - NVIDIA Practical Parallel Programming Issues on NVIDIA GPUs
Friday, October 31, 2014 11am-12n 3211 EBII Daniel Dean PerfScope: Practical Online Server Performance Bug Inference in Production Cloud Computing Infrastructures
Friday, November 7, 2014 10am-11am 3211 EBII Dr. Radhika Kulkarni, VP, Advanced Analytics R&D, SAS Institute Inc Succeeding with Business Analytics -- Key Challenges
Friday, November 14, 2014 11am-12n 3211 EBII Arash Rezaei Affinity-Aware Checkpoint/Restart
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:30am-11:30am 3211 EBII Dr. Hemanta Maji Secure Computations over Leaky Channels
Friday, November 21, 2014 11am-12n 3211 EBII Guoyang Chen PORPLE: An Extensible Optimizer for Portable Data Placement on GPU
Friday, November 28, 2014 11am-12n 3211 EBII Canceled - Thanksgiving break
Friday, December 5, 2014 11am-12n 3211 EBII No Seminar