Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Colloquium Series

Spring 2023 Schedule

3:00 pm Central Time, EIT Building Room 217
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 Date Dept Name of the Speaker Title of the Talk Host
1/20 CSTEM John Talburt For our opening session, Dr. John Talburt will be reviewing seminar requirements and answering students’ questions about the CIS Doctoral Program key milestones for completion. You can catch the recorded session at Talburt
1/27 IFSC Mihail Tudoreanu Dr. Edi Tudoreanu will be talking about his current research projects including DART and flight user interface to help pilots. You can catch the recorded session at Pierce
2/3 INFQ Tom Redman Dr. Tom Redman will be talking to students about emerging areas of research in the field of data quality. Talburt
2/10 BINF Balasubramaniam and Williams Dr. Balasubramaniam (UAMS) will first present the need for Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulation, and use of MD simulation in biomedical research, including different types of MD simulation algorithms available. Dr. Phil Williams (UALR) will continue the second part of the presentation by giving all the technical details about the WebGRO tool which was developed at UAMS for this purpose. Pierce
2/17 BINF Mary Yang Dr. Mary Yang, Professor of Information Science (Bioinformatics) will be talking to students about grant proposal writing. This presentation will focus on NIH-format proposal writing, but similar contents/sections could be adopted for other agencies like NSF as well as for dissertation proposal writing. Pierce
2/24 IFSC Rhonda Brady Rhonda Brady is the Director, Enterprise Applications and Business Intelligence at Horizon Credit Union in the Pacific Northwest. Rhonda will be sharing her professional experiences in setting up data governance at HZCU and creating a culture of data awareness and curiousity. Pierce
3/3 IFSC Charles Romney Dr. Romney, Professor of History at UA Little Rock, will discuss Digital History. Digital history is the use of digital media to further historical analysis, presentation, and research. It is a branch of the digital humanities and an extension of quantitative history, cliometrics, and computing. Pierce
3/10 IFSC Serhan Dagtas Dr. Serhan Dagtas, Professor in Information Science, will present his talk on Multimedia Analytics. Multimedia analytics is a new and exciting research area that combines techniques from multimedia analysis, visual analytics, and data management, with a focus on creating systems for analyzing large-scale multimedia collections. Talburt
3/17 IFSC Raffaela Lesch Dr. Lesch is a new faculty member in the UALR Biology Department. She works with audio (sound) data in her research. She is currently studying how domestication changed the voice producing structures between dogs and wolves. She will be sharing the results of her research as well as the techniques she used to compare and contrast patterns in audio data. Pierce
3/24 No Seminar Spring Break
3/31 IFSC Jason Duke Dr. Duke completed his dissertation this past Fall in the CIS Doctoral Program. His research involved an in depth investigation of how the US Department of Interior is implementing FAIR data principles into their data stores. Pierce
4/7 All Lawrence Whitman Dr. Whitman, Dean of the Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will be talking to students about how to successfully pursue an academic career. Talburt
4/14 IFSC Yegeniy Vorobeychik Dr. Yevgeniy Vorobeychik is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis’ McKelvey School of Engineering. His work focuses on game theoretic modeling of security and privacy, adversarial machine learning, algorithmic and behavioral game theory and incentive design, optimization, agent-based modeling, complex systems, network science and epidemic control. Pierce
4/21 IFSC Ahmed Abu Halimeh Dr. Halimeh will talk to students about research and career opportunities in health informatics. Pierce
4/28 IFSC Ningning Wu Dr. Wu, Professor of Information Science, will be discussing her research on developing a personal privacy risk assessment framework. Talburt