Fish Bowl Seminar Series


Within a totally glass encased transparent room, the CESG Fish Bowl features a wall-to-wall whiteboard, screen and projector, Smartboard, surround sound and camera to facilitate local and remote collaboration. The Fish Bowl anticipates and makes possible an era of tele-seminars where researchers from other universities, domestic or international, can deliver seminars from their home institutions featuring video of the speakers as well as slides.

Please contact Prof. Hou if you would like to participate. We usually use Cisco’s Webex system for conducting tele-seminars. This is a reliable and secure system that only requires a web browser with Java enabled. The following documents contain a step-by-step procedure for connecting:

  • If you are the speaker, please look at this 
  • If you are attending remotely, please look at this . Please keep your microphone muted unless you want to ask a question.  This will keep down background noise.
  • In case you are asked for a password, please enter “conf“.
  • All time specifications are given according to US Central Time Zone.

Spring 2017

  • January 19, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: “Achieving optimality with adaptive schemes in crowdsourcing.” Sewoong Oh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • January 26, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: “Energy-Efficient Mobile Web Computing.” Yuhao Zhu, University of Texas at Austin.
  • February  16: “Efficient Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing.” Martin Suchara, AT&T Labs Research.
  • February 23: “Securing Distributed Systems Against Adversarial Attacks.” Lili Su, UIUC.
  • February 24: “Data-Driven Control and Optimization for Urban Infrastructures.” Shuo Han, University of Pennsylvania.
  • March 2: “Mixed Centralized/Decentralized Decision Protocols for Multi-Agent Systems.” Matthew Hale, Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • March 30: “Collaborative Road Freight Transport,” Karl H. Johansson, KTH.
  • April 6: “Finite Blocklength Converses in Point-To-Point and Network Information Theory: A Convex Analytic Perspective,” Ankur Kulkarni, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
  • April 13: “Ultra-low-power Computing in the IoT Era,” Henry Duwe, UIUC.

Fall 2016

  • September 15, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: “Smart Temperature Control of Multi-occupant Spaces using the Internet-of-Things.” Koushik Kar, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: “Node-based Scheduling for Maximizing Throughput and Minimizing Evacuation Time.” Bo Ji, Temple University.
  • October 6, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: “Achieving Low-Delay and Fast-Convergence in Network Systems Optimization: A Momentum-Based Approach.” Jia (Kevin) Liu, Ohio State University.

Spring 2016

Fall 2015

  • October 1, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: “Modeling Driver Behavior in a Connected Environment: Integration of Microscopic Traffic Simulation and Telecommunication Systems.” Alireza Talebpour, Texas A&M University.
  • November 19, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Distributed Fault-Tolerant Optimization. Nitin Vaidya, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Spring 2015

Past Recorded Seminars