The computer science colloquium is a public gathering where various computer science topics are presented, including internal research projects, external projects, and student presentations. All computer science majors must be enrolled in colloquium (CSCI 195) during their junior and senior years. Anyone else who is interested in attending is also welcome.

Colloquium is taught jointly with the Pomona College Computer Science Department. Each semester the talks are split between HMC and Pomona and those HMC students registered for Colloquium are expect to make all the talks.

Time and Location

When at HMC, Colloquium is scheduled for Thursday afternoons at 4:15 p.m. in Shanahan 1430, on the HMC campus. A reception is held at 4:00 p.m. with snacks and beverages available for those who are attending the talk.

The Pomona talks are scheduled by Pomona and the location varies. Besides the information on their web page, Pomona sends out a notification a few days prior to each talk.

HMC Colloquium Schedule

Sep  3 Shanahan Auditorium Ran Libeskind-Hadas Welcome, announcements, and CS poster session!
Sep 10 Shanahan Auditorium Ran Libeskind-Hadas (OPTIONAL COLLOQUIUM) Why (and how to) go to graduate school in CS (and related fields)
Sep 17 Shanahan Auditorium Tamar Shinar (UC Riverside) Physics-Based Simulation in Computer Graphics and Biology
Sep 24 Shanahan Auditorium Gerald Quon (MIT) Machine learning approaches to personalized medicine and genomics
Oct  1 Shanahan Auditorium Jens Palsberg (UCLA) How to find Concurrency Bugs
Oct  8 Shanahan Auditorium Rajiv Gandhi (Rutgers, Camden) From Potential to Promise - Developing Scholars, one Eureka moment at a time
Nov 19 Shanahan Auditorium Nancy Amato (Texas A&M) Sampling-Based Motion Planning: From Intelligent CAD to Crowd Simulation to Protein Folding
Dec  3 Shanahan Auditorium Katherine Yelick (UC Berkeley) Antisocial Parallelism: Avoiding, Hiding and Managing Communication
Jan 22 Shanahan Auditorium CS Faculty Summer Research Opportunities
Jan 28 Shanahan Auditorium Prof. Sandy Irani, UC Irvine Quantum Computation and the Local Hamiltonian Problem
Feb 11 Shanahan Auditorium TBA Faculty job candidate research talk
Feb 18 Shanahan Auditorium TBA Faculty job candidate research talk
Feb 25 Shanahan Auditorium TBA Faculty job candidate research talk
Mar 31 Shanahan Auditorium Dr. Oren Etzioni
Apr 15 Shanahan Auditorium Kiley Sobel
Apr 21 Shanahan Auditorium Prof. Juan Gilbert Electronic Voting

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