ACM Hi-Lunch

This is an opportunity to find out about interesting cutting/bleeding-edge research,mingle, network, explore ideas, collaborate and treat yourself to a wonderful lunch while you’re at it! Faculty, staff and especially students of the CSEE department are encouraged to participate.

Location : outside ITE 325 (Hi-Lunch)
Date: December 6th 2019, Friday
Time: 1pm to 1:30 pm (Hi-Lunch)

ACM Research Talk

Improving Optimization by Combining Quantum and Conventional Computing

Speaker: Ajinkya Borle
PhD Candidate, Computer Science

Time : 12PM – 1PM, Friday December 6th 2019

Location: ITE 325b, UMBC

[ACM Career Talk-I]

“My Experience as an Intern at Facebook..!!. A personal account on what Facebook looks for in its hires”

Speaker: Itay Tamary Undergraduate Student, Computer Science UMBC

Time : 11:30 PM – 12:30, Friday November 1st 2019

Location : ITE 346, UMBC

Hi-Tea Series – III

On behalf of the UMBC Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Chapter you are invited to Hi-Tea for this Fall 2019 semester.
Date: Friday, November 1st, 2019
Time : 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue: ITE Building, 3rd Floor hallway outside of Suite 325
Refreshments, Meet with students, faculty and staff.

ACM-IEEE Mid Semester Celebrations

The ACM and IEEE student chapters of UMBC are back together for an event to mark and celebrate the mid-point of this fall semester.

Take this opportunity to mingle, network, explore ideas, collaborate and treat yourself to a wonderful feast while you’re at it! Faculty, staff and especially students of the CSEE and IS departments are encouraged to participate.

Location : Engineering Atrium

Date: October 21st 2019, Monday

Time: 12pm to 2pm

Hosted by: ACM and IEEE

Hope to see you all there..!!!!!!

[ACM Tech Talk -1 ]Computer-Aided Assessment of Pulmonary Nodule Malignancy in from Low Dose Computed Tomography Screenings

Presented by :  

Dr. David Chapman Assistant Professor, Computer Science 11:30 PM – 12:30PM , Friday October 11th 2019 , ITE 346, UMBC

Abstract:
We propose to develop a novel quantitative algorithm to estimate the probability of malignancy of pulmonary nodules from a time series of successive LDCT screenings in patients with a high risk of developing lung cancer.  Lung cancer kills approximately 200,000 Americans annually and is responsible for 25% of all cancer-related deaths. Imaging with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) has been proven to reduce Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) mortality by 20% and has become standard guidelines (NLST 2011a,b).  These new clinical guidelines have led to hospitals, including Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, to collect an abundance of LDCT images of high risk individuals since 2014. These LDCT images along with additional CT/biopsy and PET/CT images collected by Mercy hospital in Baltimore have now been organized into an IRB exempt clinical research dataset to use anonymous radiology imagery for the purpose of training and evaluation of improved Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) algorithms.  Imaging biomarkers including cross-sectional diameter, calcification patterns, irregular margins, wall thickness all of which are known to have discriminating power to differentiate benign and malignant pulmonary nodules.  Furthermore, temporal changes in the size and biomarker characteristics of pulmonary nodules over multiple images are also highly informative and yield greater ability to differentiate malignancy.  The proposed CAD algorithm will be capable of detecting and quantifying temporal changes of imaging biomakers in order to estimate malignancy probability.  The algorithm will make use of convolutional neural networks for feature extraction as well as recurrent neural networks to analyze the temporal changes in extracted features.  The Mercy hospital dataset contains approximately 30,000 chest CT images. Training of the algorithm will incorporate semi-supervised learning using chest CT images from Mercy as well as the public portion of the NLST dataset.  A fraction of the Mercy images will be designated for evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of the proposed algorithm for determining nodule malignancy.  Pulmonary nodules remain a challenging area for clinical management decision-making, and improved analysis of malignancy including temporal changes of imaging biomarkers have the potential to reduce patient morbidity and mortality through earlier and more accurate diagnosis.  

Hi -Tea Series -II

On behalf of the UMBC Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Chapter you are invited to Second Hi-Tea for this Fall 2019 semester.
Date: Friday, October 11th, 2019
Time : 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue: ITE Building, 3rd Floor hallway outside of Suite 325
Refreshments, Meet with students, faculty and staff.

Hi – Tea Series -1

On behalf of the UMBC Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Chapter you are invited to first Hi-Tea for this Fall 2019 semester.
Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Time : 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue: ITE Building, 3rd Floor hallway outside of Suite 325
Refreshments, Meet with students, faculty and staff.

Call for abstracts – CSEE research symposium Friday May 4

The UMBC student chapters for ACM and IEEE are jointly organizing a one-day research symposium on Computer and Electrical Systems that will be held at bwtech@UMBC’s South Campus on Friday, May 4, 2018.

The goal of the symposium is to recognize and inspire student research by sharing cutting-edge ideas and achievements through presentations, posters, and demonstrations. It will bring students, faculty and collaborators from the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering department together to present their research ideas and results.

The symposium will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018, at the UMBC Technology Center South Campus from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

We invite proposals from graduate and undergraduate students and faculty in the following categories.
Faculty research talks
Student research talks
Student poster presentations, demonstrations and/or elevator pitch competition
The deadline to submit abstracts or proposals is April 27, 2018.

There will be awards and cash prizes for
Best emerging Women Research student
Best undergraduate research
Best MS research
Best Ph.D. research
Best poster
Best elevator pitch
Location: The symposium will be held at the bwtech@UMBC South Campus (1450 S Rolling Road, Halethorpe, MD 21227) main building. Parking is free and the UMBC Halethorpe shuttle stops there (stop #18).

More information, including information on submitting an abstract, can be found at https://acm.umbc.edu/rsce2018/cfp/. If you have any questions, please contact acmumbc@csee.umbc.edu.

[ACM Tech Talk ]A Practitioner’s Introduction to Deep Learning

Presented by :  Ashwinkumar Ganesan, PhD student

1 pm – 2 pm Friday, November 17 2017 , ITE 325 UMBC

In recent years, Deep Neural Networks have been highly successful at performing a number of tasks in computer vision, natural language processing and artificial intelligence in general. The remarkable performance gains have led to universities and industries investing heavily in this space. This investment creates a thriving open source ecosystem of tools & libraries that aid the design of new architectures, algorithm research as well as data collection.

 

This talk (and hands-on session) introduce people to some of the basics of machine learning, neural networks and discusses some of the popular neural network architectures. We take a dive into one of the popular libraries, Tensorflow, and an associated abstraction library Keras.

Workshop requirements: Laptop

Following are the list of libraries to be installed:
1. numpy, scipy & scikit-learn.
2. tensorflow / tensoflow-gpu. (The first one is the GPU version).
3. matplotlib for visualizations (if necessary).
4. jupyter & ipython. (We will use python2.7 in our experiments).
 
Following are helpful links:
 
All of the above can be installed using pip. In case of windows or (any other OS) consider doing an installation of anaconda that has all the necessary libraries.
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