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Computer Science Department
Colgate University
McGregory Hall, 3rd Floor
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
(tel) 315.228.7719
Charlotte Jablonski, Administrative Assistant

Event Detail

Department Tea: Complex Networks and Information

Start: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 11:20 a.m.
End: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, noon
Location: McGregory Hall Rm 320

Please join us for our next department tea, with guest speaker Dr. Lee Seversky. Food will be served afterward.

Title: Complex Networks and Information
Speaker: Dr. Lee Seversky, Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, Rome NY

Complex networks and information seeks to understand mathematically how fundamental approaches to information exchange influence overall network and system performance and behavior. From this understanding we wish to develop strategies to assess and influence the predictability and performance of heterogeneous types of networks and information systems that must provide reliable transfer of data in dynamic and high interference environments. The goal is to develop approaches to describe information content, protocol, policy, structure, and dynamic behavior by mathematically characterizing network and information systems so that we may understand fundamental limits in system behavior, inference in the presence of measured data, and design of secure and fault-tolerant information systems.

Dr. Seversky is a research scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate in Rome, NY. He is a principal researcher in the Complex Networks and Information research group at the Information Directorate, leading the development of new techniques in the areas of low-rank modeling, active learning, geometry processing, and computational topology. This talk will highlight his recent work in the areas of geometry processing with uncertainty, active learning methods for human-in-the-loop tasking, and robust online subspace tracking under changing observation dimensionality.