May 1, 2023
We generally give away our personal for free on the web. While technologies like differential privacy can protect our aggregated data, the holders of our data can still use it to make individual inferences about us that might be alarming. This talk will demonstrate some of these inferences for location data (GPS tracks) and for more general personal data as a first step to understanding and reducing the privacy risks. This leads to a study to see if people become more concerned about the privacy of their personal data if they know what could be inferred from it. Finally, this talk will discuss how we can compute a specific price for individual location points so people could sell their location data rather than give it away.
Mar 27, 2023
Three speakers with software engineering backgrounds (Ruchi Shewaramani from Washington Health Benefit Exchange, Jenny Stuart from Construx Software, and Beatriz Diaz Acosta from Seattle University) will come together for a panel talk and discussion on the growing diversity and inclusivity in software engineering communities. The talk will highlight each speaker's professional experience and expertise, and the discussion will focus on professional challenges, important skills, and opportunities that come with a computer science degree.
Nov 22, 2022
Rise of spatial big data (e.g., trajectories, remote-sensing) is fueling growth of Geo-AI (e.g., geo-imagery analysis automation) for making previously unimaginable maps, answering trail-blazing geo-content based queries, and understanding spatiotemporal patterns of our lives, etc. Applications span from apps for navigation, ride-sharing, and delivery to monitoring global crops, climate change, diseases, and smart cities to understanding cellular or urban patterns of life.
Oct 26, 2022
Empirical software engineering is an emerging discipline that involves the scientific use of quantitative and qualitative data to understand and improve the software product, software development process, and software management. Over the last decade, it has become clear that empirical studies are a fundamental component of software engineering research and practice: Software development practices and technologies must be investigated by empirical means to be understood, evaluated, and deployed in proper contexts.
Oct 9, 2022
Semantic Scholar is an open, AI-powered scientific discovery platform with more than 200 million academic papers available via its Web interface, API, and downloadable academic knowledge graph. This talk will survey some of the NLP advances underlying Semantic Scholar, including full-document understanding, automatic paper summarization, fact extraction and claim checking, identification and definition of emerging scientific concepts, paper recommendation, and the Semantic Reader.
Apr 30, 2022
Join Steve Tockey as he uses data from real software development organizations together with his nearly 45 years of experience in the software industry to identify the five most difficult challenges faced by almost every software project. Steve will present those challenges and talk about how damaging they are. Steve will end with a high-level discussion of practical ways to overcome those five challenges.
Mar 28, 2022
As machine learning (ML) models continue to find applications in critical domains, there is an increasing need for their accountability. In this talk, I will motivate the need for explainability further, and go over two major frameworks for explaining the decisions of ML models. I will also present some applications as well as anecdotes where explainability techniques helped generate unique insights.
Oct 29, 2021
Seattle University computer science students Ana Carolina De Souza Mendes and Carrie Schaden won 1st place for their Nudge Bud app at the 2021 IASA Student IT Architecture Competition (SITAC).
May 26, 2021
The frequency of an unlabeled graph H in a graph G is the number of induced subgraphs of G that are isomorphic to H. The graph H is a most frequent connected induced subgraph (MFCIS) of G if the frequency of H in G is maximum among all unlabeled graphs occurring as induced subgraphs of G. We introduce the MFCIS problem and discuss some results on it including its complexity. We also determine MFCIS of some special classes of graphs.
Apr 1, 2021
Due to the availability of smart mobile cameras, we are experiencing unprecedented growth in the amount of visual content that is being collected. Mobile cameras include a plethora of built-in sensors such as global position system (GPS) receiver and digital compass, recording geospatial properties (e.g., location and viewing direction of camera) during capture time. This facilitates the modeling of mobile visual content through its geo-spatial properties at a fine granular level and provides an essential metadata to manage a large amount of geo-tagged visual data.
Feb 4, 2021
Seattle University announced that Amazon will endow the position of chair of the computer science department. Amazon’s gift will support Seattle University’s efforts to recruit and retain well-prepared computer science students—with a focus on underrepresented minorities —and to connect all students with industry perspectives and elevate the department’s ability to graduate computer scientists and software engineers.
Jan 22, 2021
There is an increasing focus on changing healthcare from being reactive and clinic- or hospital-based to being proactive and continuous, with an emphasis on interventions that make use of home monitoring and information/communications technology to facilitate scalable approaches for delivering care to the home. These new types of measures allow us to provide tailored health interventions with just-in-time feedback and support. These new monitoring techniques offer great promise for both reducing the cost of care and improving quality.
Jan 21, 2021
Jon works in a responsible job in a large company like Clark Kent; James roams freely like Bruce Banner. Even with their different styles, both have their ways of making the world a little better, despite having little official power. In this talk, they will give examples and help you feel powerful and helpful in your work life.
Oct 3, 2020
Rarely has forecasting been so important. Lives depend on knowing where Covid-19 will strike next, and billions in economic activity also ride on predicting the course of the pandemic. Steve McConnell will overview the different forecasting methods, share data on forecast accuracy, and discuss possibilities and limitations of forecasting the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sep 26, 2020
“Our mission is to revolutionize the produce industry while enhancing the lifestyle of the world together,” she says. “Nature’s Label is … an easy-to-use compostable alternative. Now, eating healthy will mean living healthy in a less polluted world!”
Jun 18, 2020
Quantum computing is arriving. With quantum computers we can tackle problems in entirely new ways. Modelling physical processes, AI/ML, and optimization are areas where quantum computing may show earliest impact.
Join Brian Eccles, IBM Quantum Ambassador on Friday, May 15 from 3:30 - 5:00pm.
Updated 5-21-20 with links to the quantum computing resources Brian provided below.
May 21, 2020
A champion of Ethics in Computer Science Education, Dean Quinn co-authors a timely opinion piece in the Puget Sound Business Journal with Scott Hoogerwerf of Microsoft Ethics & Society who focuses on Cloud and AI.
May 18, 2020
Join F5 Networks Recruiter Kim Nguyen on Friday, May 1 from 3:30pm-5pm.
Apr 29, 2020
Austin Lee is a designer and educator based in Seattle, currently designing new hardware experiences at Microsoft’s Mixed Reality team. He has advised and created design for Fortune 500 companies and startups, such as Microsoft, NAVER, NASA JPL, Graviky Labs and Shaper Tools. He taught design courses at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design, Art Institute of Seattle and MIT Media Lab.
Apr 2, 2020
The CS Info Session for prospective students that is Scheduled for March 12, 2020 at 4:30PM will be virtual instead of in-person.
Mar 6, 2020
The MSCS Graduate Project Final Presentation for WQ20 scheduled on Wednesday, 03/11/2020, 11:00AM will now be Virtual. This is a combined event for MSCS research projects and MSCS-SE capstone projects. You are cordially invited to join us. Please follow the connection options listed below.
Mar 2, 2020
Our goal at the SU chapter is to be able to provide support and build a strong community for minority students in the STEM field.
Feb 20, 2020
The goal was to solve a business problem using intelligent automation and AI. John’s team won the first phase of competition and advanced to the Regional Competition in San Francisco.
Feb 16, 2020
As AI permeates everyday life, what about the ethics and morality of the systems?
Feb 15, 2020
“Data Science” means many different things to different people and is practiced in many different ways at different institutions. Much of the differences come from the background and skills of the individual and the needs of the institution.
Feb 14, 2020
Software can be engineered. Software should be engineered. But true engineering - in the sense of how it is practiced in civil engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, etc. - of software requires more than just claiming “software engineer” as a job title.
Feb 4, 2020
CS students tour, and hear a dynamic story of F5’s tech evolution.
Jan 29, 2020
Dedicated to hosting talks at the intersection between computer science and other fields of science and engineering, the CS Seminar Series offers a mix of talks by people from academia sharing their latest research as well as professionals from industry brining their expertise. It provides opportunities for open minds to learn from others and exchange of ideas with the outside world.
Jan 24, 2020
Friday, January 31, 3:30 to 4:30PM
Jan 24, 2020
Prof. Sheila Oh wins 2019 Outstanding Teacher Award
Jun 2, 2019
Each year the Computer Science department awards exemplary students for their dedication to learning. These students embody values that drive technological advancement and innovation in the field of software engineering.
Jun 4, 2018
Seattle University Computer Science Teams place 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the 2018 IASA IT Architecture Competition winning over $10,000
Apr 12, 2018
The 2016-17 competition field consisted of 24 teams registered from 4 states representing 7 University campuses.
Feb 2, 2018
Join the Seattle U ACM Student Chapter on January 26th in a screening of "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap". The movie runs at 4-6pm in Wyckoff Auditorium.
Jan 26, 2018