CS Distinguished Lecture

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Dr. Ben Livshits will present his talk, “Towards Better Performance and Security for AJAX Web Application”. Anyone is welcome to attend.

When: 

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 15:30 to 16:50

Where: 

DMP 110

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The Funnest Job in the World: A Presentation of Techniques and Technologies Used to Create Pixar’s Animated Films

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Abstract:
Pixar, recently receiving an Oscar for the movie ‘WALL-E’, has developed some of the world’s most advanced techniques for generating computer animated feature films. In this talk I will discuss the research and development that occurs at Pixar and the technologies behind the film production process. My talk will also demonstrate the wide range of computer science disciplines required to create animated feature films, including software engineering, databases, networks, algorithms, compilers, operating systems, and computer graphics. Sequences from many of our feature films will be used as a case study for presenting how the various pieces of technology come together to create the final product.

Speaker biography:
Wayne Wooten works in the RenderMan Tools group at Pixar Animation Studios in Seattle, developing new rendering software for use on animated feature films. His film credits include a ‘A Bug’s Life’, ‘Toy Story 2’, ‘Monsters Inc., ‘Finding Nemo’, ‘The Incredibles’, ‘Cars’, ‘Ratatouille’, and ‘WALL-E’. Wayne is currently busy developing new rendering software for Pixar’s next movie, ‘Up’. Before joining Pixar, Wayne received his PhD in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998.

When: 

Friday, March 27, 2009 - 16:00 to 17:30

Where: 

DMP 110

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Perspective from the Industry: What you can do with your CS degree

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What can you do with your bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D degree in Computer Science?

Come to the UBC CS 2008 Industry Panel and you’ll hear engineers and Industry recruiters talk about career opportunities you can explore with your knowledge and passion in CS.

RSVP now to [email protected] with “Industry Panel RSVP” in the subject for joining the raffle and sufficient refreshment.

Hey, the Career Fair is happening in exactly 1 week right after this!

When: 

Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 17:30 to 19:30

Where: 

UBC DMP 110

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Talk - Analysis and Design of Nucleic Acid Devices

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SPEAKER: Niles A. Pierce, Applied & Computational Mathematics and Bioengineering California Institute of Technology

ABSTRACT:
DNA and RNA are versatile construction materials. By appropriately designing the sequence of bases in each strand, synthetic nucleic acid systems can be programmed to self-assemble into complex structures that implement dynamic mechanical tasks. Motivated by the challenge of encoding arbitrary mechanical function into nucleic acid sequences, we are developing a suite of computational algorithms for analyzing the underlying free energy landscapes that control the behavior of a system. This talk will focus on new algorithms for predicting the equilibrium properties of an entire test tube of interacting nucleic acid strands. The utility of the approach will be demonstrated by elucidating the empirical behavior of a new class of instrument-free biosensors that are under development in the lab.

For more information about the speaker, please see http://www.acm.caltech.edu/~niles/. Wine and Cheese reception to follow the talk

When: 

Monday, September 11, 2006 - 16:00 to 17:00

Where: 

Peter Wall Institute, 6331 Crescent Road, Room 309

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