CGL Meeting Agenda

Date: February 19, 2020
Location: DC 3317
Time: 10:30
Chair: Reza Adhitya Saputra
Reza Adhitya Saputra

1. Acceptance of the Agenda - additions or deletions

2. Coffee Hour

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3. Forthcoming

Date: February 26, 2020 March 4, 2020 March 11, 2020
Location: DC 3317 10:30 DC 3317 10:30 DC 3317 10:30 DC 3317 10:30
Chair: Andrew Tinits
Andrew Tinits
Christopher Batty
Christopher Batty
JC Chang
JC Chang
Bill Cowan
Bill Cowan
Technical Presentation: Reza Adhitya Saputra
Reza Adhitya Saputra
Andrew Tinits
Andrew Tinits
Christopher Batty
Christopher Batty
JC Chang
JC Chang

4. Technical Presentation

Greg Philbrick

Greg Philbrick
Title : Extending Manual Drawing Practices with Artist-Centric Programming Tools
Procedural art, or art made with programming, suggests opportunities to extend traditional arts like painting and drawing; however, this potential is limited by tools that conflict with manual practices. Programming languages present learning barriers and manual drawing input is not a first class primitive in common programming models. We hypothesize that by developing programming languages and environments that align with how manual artists work, we can build procedural systems that enhance, rather than displace, manual art. To explore this, we developed Dynamic Brushes, a programming and drawing environment motivated by interviews with artists. Dynamic Brushes enables the creation of ad-hoc drawing tools that transform stylus inputs to procedural patterns. Applications range from transforming individual strokes to behaviors that draw multiple strokes simultaneously, respond to temporal events, and leverage external data. Results from an extended evaluation with artists provide guidelines for learnable, expressive systems that blend manual and procedural creation.

5. Discussion Items

6. Conferences and Special Journal Issues

7. Seminars and Events

Presentations and events this week

Monday, February 17, 2020

Family Day
A provincial holiday observed on the third Monday in February in most provinces, including Ontario
All day • wherever you are

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Seminar • Computational Health Informatics
For the Love of Robots
Janneke Ritchie, Founder and CEO
Orange Gate
10:00 a.m. • DC 2584

PhD Seminar • Algorithms and Complexity
Network Design for s-t Effective Resistance
Hong Zhou, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
1:30 p.m. • DC 1304

Thursday, February 20, 2020

PhD Seminar • Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP)
The Relationship Between Unconditionally Secure All-or-nothing Transforms and Similar Structures
Navid Nasr Esfahani, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
11:00 a.m. • DC 2314

Friday, February 21, 2020

PhD Seminar • Human-Computer Interaction
TabletInVR: Exploring the Design Space for Using a Multi-Touch Tablet in Virtual Reality
Hemant Surale, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
1:00 p.m. • DC 1304

NEW • Seminar • Algorithms and Complexity
Motion Planning with Local Interaction: A Framework for Proving Hardness
Jayson Lynch, PhD candidate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2:00 p.m. • DC 1304

Upcoming presentations and events

Tuesday, February 25 and Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Dash by Plotly Workshop: Data Visualization & Interactive Analytics Toolkit
The Ubiquitous Health Technology Lab at Waterloo is hosting the first information visualization workshop in partnership with Plotly, the scientific computing company that maintains the world’s fastest growing, open-source data visualization libraries for R, Python, and JavaScript.
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. both days • AHS 1686
Free workshop, but registration required

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Seminar • Waterloo AI Institute
Noise Flow: Noise with Conditional Normalizing Flows
Marcus Brubaker, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
York University

Research Director, Borealis AI
1:30 p.m. • DC 1302

Friday, February 28, 2020

Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute
Privacy, Infrastructures, Policy
Media, government and industry commonly frame security and privacy as diametrically opposed: protecting one requires sacrificing the other. 
Hosted by CPI, this one-day event brings together researchers with international speakers from journalism, national security, academia and the corporate world to challenge these misconceptions.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Federation Hall
A free, catered event, but registration is required

Monday, March 2, 2020

Seminar • Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP)
Securing Modern Systems
Aravind Machiry, Department of Computer Science
University of California, Santa Barbara
10:30 a.m. • DC 1304

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Seminar • Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP)
Policy Compliance in Online Services
Aastha Mehta, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
Saarbrücken, Germany
10:30 a.m. • DC 1304

Friday, March 13, 2020

PhD Seminar • Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP)
A Scalable Post-quantum Hash-based Group Signature
Masoumeh Shafieinejad, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
11:00 a.m. • DC 1304

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Distinguished Lecture Series
An Ethical Crisis in Computing?
Moshe Y. Vardi, University Professor
Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering
Rice University
3:30 p.m. • DC 1302

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

PhD Seminar • Data Systems | Information Extraction
Extracted View Maintenance
Besat Kassaie, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
10:30 a.m. • DC 2310

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Distinguished Lecture Series
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity
Oren Etzioni, Chief Executive Officer
Allen Institute for AI
Professor of Computer Science
University of Washington
3:30 p.m. • DC 1302


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