The following is the schedule of upcoming department seminars. Seminars will be added to the schedule throughout the year. All seminars are free of charge and are open to all members, affiliates, and colleagues of the university community. Seminars are typically held on Tuesday or Thursday at 1:00 pm. If you would like additional information or if you might be interested in presenting a seminar, please contact Jim Young or the Department of Computer Science.
Undergraduate Honours Project PresentationsWhen: December 03, 2015 @ 1:00pm
Where: EITC E2-461
Undergraduate Honours Project Presentations
1:00 Brittany Postnikoff: The persuasive effects of interpersonal distancing in human-robot interaction. (Supervisor: Dr. James Young)
1:20 Junhyeok Kim: Placing large shared display dynamically in collaborative environment.(Supervisor: Dr. Pourang Irani)
COMP 4520 (Undergraduate Honours Project) is a term-long project course that provides senior students with the opportunity to work on research projects under the guidance of a faculty member. In this seminar, the students will describe their projects and overview their work to date.
Dr. Lisa LixWhen: December 08, 2015 @ 1:00pm
Speaker: Lisa Lix, PhD P.Stat., Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Community Health Sciences and Director, Data Science Platform, George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation
Title: The Power of Electronic Health Databases, the Challenges of Data Quality: Applications to Chronic Disease Research and Surveillance
Electronic health databases, including administrative data, electronic medical record data, and clinical registries, are used extensively in Canada to conduct policy-relevant chronic disease research and surveillance. The popularity of these databases has arisen because they are available in a timely manner, contain information about large numbers of individuals, and are relatively inexpensive to access and analyze. However, the quality of these databases for research and surveillance has been questioned, and resulted in multiple studies on this topic. In this talk, I will present a comprehensive data quality framework and provide examples of innovative studies to evaluate the quality of electronic health databases.
Barrett EnsWhen: December 10, 2015 @ 1:00pm
Where: EITC E2-150
Speaker: Barrett Ens, Department of Computer Science, University of Manitoba
Title: Blending Information Interfaces into our Physical and Social Environments
Mark Weiser's early vision for Ubiquitous Computing, to provide seamless, instant and distributed access to computing resources, has been realized to a large extent. We now have cheap and abundant information displays, reliable and nearly universal network access, and software for distributed access. However, despite these advances, computing activities are still widely confined to the "electronic shells" of flat-panel displays, which have the unintended consequences of drawing our attention and disconnecting us from those around us.
In this talk, I will discuss how upcoming wearable technologies will allow us to design computing interfaces that blend invisibly into our physical surroundings with a reduction of social barriers. First I will present Spatial Analytic Interfaces, a design concept for productive information management tools in everyday, mobile contexts. This work ties together several diverse projects that explore how to situate information in our physical space as well as new techniques for efficient interaction. Then, I will present a paradigm called Candid Interaction, which fosters social acceptability of computing by sharing information about how people are using their devices.