Grace Hopper Celebration Initiative
Software Technology Research Group With the TaskNav project, we are exploring the use of natural language processing to re-index programming tutorials so that they map to questions programmers have.
Software Engineering Lab TouchRAM is aimed at developing scalable and reusable software design models, giving the designer access to a vast library of reusable design models encoding essential recurring design concerns and featuring a multi-touch enabled user interface.
Scientific Computing Lab A modern mobile device must position itself and support remote position tracking. Research involves building low-power location-based services that can run for hours on mobile phones depending on how different phone features and different types of LBSs consume power.
Sable Lab Provides four intermediate representations for analyzing and transforming Java bytecode, and can be used as a standalone tool to optimize or inspect class files, as well as a framework to develop optimizations or transformations on Java bytecode.
Reasoning and Learning Lab: Computational Linguistics What happens at a play? The audience enters the theatre, the lights go off, then the performance begins! We are developing computational models to extract typical sequences of events and their participants from text.
Reasoning and Learning Lab Algorithms for learning good representations of time series data and how to control a stochastic, complex environment to maximize a long-term objective. Applications in medical decision making, energy management, e-commerce, music, etc.
Pervasive Security and Privacy Location-based services (LBS) is a computer program-level services used to include controls for location and time data as control features. LBS has many uses in social networking today, through the mobile devices' network accessing its geographical position.
Network Dynamics Lab Despite the complex biochemical processes at work in cells, you can mess with a cell's DNA, douse it in toxins, and expose it to extreme temperatures and it will survive. We're working to uncover aspects of cellular design that evolution has used to make living systems so resilient.
Modelling, Simulation & Design Lab Designing secure e-ID card apps to protect citizens’ privacy with research in digital credentials, secure integration of biometry and cryptology, reliable dispute handling, trusted modules for securing applications, and services and legal aspects of trust in an open network.
Mobile Robotics Lab We are developing an interface for controlling mobile robots that combines aspects of graphical trajectory specification and state space programming. Our objective is to facilitate the programming and debugging of robot execution plans, containing both scheduled trajectories and activities, as well as contingency plans and failsafe behaviors.
Distributed Simulation Lab Integrating continuous and discrete event paradigms to provide a new and powerful approach to the simulation problems of continuous simulations such as those for astrophysics and weather, using reverse computation as a key component.
Distributed Information System Lab CumuloNimbo is a novel platform as a service (PaaS) that will provide high scalability (100+ nodes), high availability, and adaptability for traditional transactional workloads without sacrificing data consistency and ease of programming as is the norm in today's PaaS.
Cyber-Physical Systems Lab Designing digital systems to make socially produced information available to their users, either directly, after having been filtered and aggregated, or indirectly - in all cases, info that is produced by a group of people is used to provide or enhance the functioning of a system.
Cryptography Lab Describing and relating several zero-knowledge languages from the fields of coding theory, lattices, and multivariate polynomials. As far as we know these problems are intractable, even equipped with a quantum computer.
Computer Graphics Lab Efficient locomotion should exploit the natural passive response of the character's dynamical system, specifically focusing on the natural vibration modes, which are affected by parameters such as shape, size, mass, and joint stiffness.
Computer Games Lab Using a World of Warcraft client-side plugin created to record data about players' progress through a cooperative scenario and analyzing the data, the level of difficulty can be quantified in order to design scalable and adaptable scenarios to challenge players.
Computational Vision Lab Boolean functions are central to complexity theory and combinatorics as objects of interest in these areas can often be represented as such. Fourier analysis provides some of the strongest tools, with applications to graph theory, circuit complexity, communication complexity, etc.
Computational Structural Biology Ribonucleic Acids (RNAs) could be at the origin of life on earth. We develop algorithms to design synthetic biological systems and simulate molecular evolution based on RNAs.
Computational Complexity Lab Boolean functions are central to complexity theory and combinatorics as objects of interest in these areas can often be represented as such. Fourier analysis provides some of the strongest tools, with applications to graph theory, circuit complexity, communication complexity, etc.
Computation and Logic Group The goal of this international collaboration with INRIA, CMU and UMn is to develop a unified framework for specifying and certifying safety properties of computational systems, in particular distributed computation.
Comparative and Regulatory Genomics Two metres of DNA fit into the nucleus of each cell. The precise way DNA is packaged is highly organized, dynamic, and has major implications on how genes are expressed. In collaboration with the Dostie Lab, we investigate experimental and computational approaches.
Advanced Networking Research Lab Include social factors in confidentiality control and integrity management decisions to create flexible schemes where policies can be expressed in terms of social linkages and risks of sharing or upfdating can be related to the interactions observed in the social network.
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La Collecte Blood Drive
Spatial & Temporal Mapping of the Human Microbiome
The Evolving Internet
Diverse Particle Selection for Inference in Continuous Graphical Models
From the Linux Kernel to Cryptography APIs: Supporting and Leveraging Software Product Lines
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