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Colloquium - Martin, Wolf and Zorn

ECCR 265

Faculty Research Talks
Department of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Professor Martin -- Research in Computational Linguistics at CU

In this talk, I will give a brief overview of our past and current research on getting computers to do interesting and useful things involving human language. Some of the topics that will be covered include machine translation, speech recognition, computational modeling of human language abilities, and information retrieval (including tidbits about what really happens inside various Web search engines). I will also describe some related activities going on in other departments at CU.

James Martin photo
Professor Wolf -- SERL: The Software Engineering Research Laboratory

Software has become the driving force behind most new technologies. But the engineering of software is becoming increasingly complicated. A software engineer must balance a variety of competing factors, including functionality, performance, safety, usability, time to market, and cost. Moreover, the size of software systems that are being built is rapidly growing.

The Software Engineering Research Laboratory (SERL) is pursuing the discovery of principles and the development of technologies to support the engineering of large, complex software systems. The challenging target for this work are organizations and software systems operating in the wide-area, heterogeneous, distributed, and decentralized context of the Internet. Broadly speaking, there are four themes that underlie the research: software architecture, configuration management, distributed object technology, and software process. This talk reviews ongoing projects in these areas, highlighting several recently developed prototypes.

Alexander Wolf photo
Professor Zorn -- Empirical Research Program at the University of Colorado

In this talk, I will discuss my diverse research program which is based around an experimental approach to understanding and improving the behavior of computer systems. Many of my projects share a common theme of collecting empirical measurements about the behavior of complex software systems, and developing algorithms to exploit that behavior. I will briefly describe several of my current projects, which include storage management and garbage collection, program behavior prediction for optimization, and storage management in persistent object systems.

Benjamin Zorn photo

Refreshments will be served immediately before the talk at 3:30pm.
Hosted by BACTAC.

The Department holds colloquia throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. These colloquia, open to the public, are typically held on Thursday afternoons, but sometimes occur at other times as well. If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming colloquia, subscribe to our Colloquia Mailing List. If you would like to schedule a colloquium, see Colloquium Scheduling.

Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Please contact Stephanie Morris at least five days prior to the colloquium.

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Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Colorado Boulder
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