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Events During the Week of September 10th through September 17th, 2017

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar
Nonthermal particle acceleration in magnetic reconnection and turbulence in collisionless relativistic plasmas
Time: 12:00 pm
Place: Chamberlin 2241
Speaker: Prof. Dmitri Uzdensky, Center for Integrated Plasma Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder
Host: Stanislav Boldyrev
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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar
The Fairsquare project: Countering programs that discriminate
Time: 12:05 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Speaker: Aws Albarghouthi, UW Department of Computer Science
Abstract: Software has become a powerful arbitrator of a range of significant decisions with far-reaching societal impact---hiring, welfare allocation, prison sentencing, policing and, among many others. With the range and sensitivity of algorithmic decisions expanding by the day, the problem of understanding the nature of program discrimination and fairness is a pressing one. In this talk, I will describe our work on the FairSquare project, in which we are developing program verification and synthesis tools aimed at rigorously characterizing and reasoning about fairness of decision-making programs.
Host: Clint Sprott
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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

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Thursday, September 14th, 2017

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Friday, September 15th, 2017

Physics Department Colloquium
Fall Welcome Reception
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Sridhara Dasu
Presentation: flyer-2017b.pdf
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