OurCS Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in Computer Science Schedule in the Works

October 18th,
19th and 20th, 2013



Presented by
Faculty & Students in Carnegie Mellon's

School of Computer Science

Our Sponsors:


Lockheed Martin


Human-Computer Interaction Institute

Institute for Software Research

Language Technologies Institute

Machine Learning Department

MSR-CMU Center for Computational Thinking

Robotics Institute



FAQs: frequently asked questions

From 4:00pm Hotel Hotel Check–in

From 6:00pm onwards


Meet other OurCS attendees and CMU graduate students in hotel hospitality room

FRIDAY, Oct. 18
8:00-8:45 NSH Atrium Registration and Breakfast
9:00-9:30 GHC 6115

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Carol Frieze and Mary Widom

9:30-10:30 GHC 6115 Keynote Speaker: Mary Ann Davidson, Chief Security Officer, Oracle Corporation: "Embracing Your Inner Geek". Introduced by Jing Xiang
10:30-10:45 GHC 6121 Break
10:45-12:30 All Meet in GHC 6115 Research Workshop Part 1: Meet-up of Research Leaders and Teams
12:30-1:30 GHC 6121 Lunch
1:30-2:30 GHC 6115 Keynote Speaker: Manuela Veloso, Herbert Simon Professor of Computer Science, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon: "Autonomous Robots Interacting with Humans and the Web". Introduced by Sarah Loos (CSD)
2:30-3:00 GHC 6121 Break
3:00-5:00 Various Research Workshop Part 2: Research Leaders and Teams
5:00-7:00 NSH Atrium

Dinner and Social

7:00-8:00 Various Research Workshop Part 3 (optional): Research Leaders and Teams
8:00-9:00 NSH Atrium Breakfast
9:00-11:00 Various Research Workshop Part 4: Research Leaders and Teams
11:00-12:30 GHC 6115

Faculty and Industry Panel: An Overview of Research in Academia and Industry. 
Panelists include Lenore Blum (Distinguished Career Professor, CSD, Carnegie Mellon), Caroline Hayes(Department chair of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University), Ari Font Llitjós (User Experience Lead, IBM Vivisimo), Angela Kennedy (President, Carnegie Speech International). Introduced by Gabi Marcu (HCII)

12:30-2:00 GHC 6121 Lunch
Poster Presentations in GHC 6115, 1:00
2:00-4:00 Various Research Workshop Part 5: Research Leaders and Teams
4:00-4:30 GHC 6121 Break
4:30-6:00 GHC 6115 Graduate Panel: Current Graduate Students from a Range of CS Related Programs Discuss "The Graduate School Experience". Samantha Allen (INI), Jenn Cross (RI), Sarah Loos (CSD), Gabi Marcu (HCII), Jing Xiang (ML). Introduced by Ima Udofa (Human Engineering, Pitt)
6:00 NSH Atrium

Dinner and Social

SUNDAY, Oct. 20
8:00-9:00 NSH Atrium Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Various

Research Workshop Part 6: Prepare Research Presentations

10:00-10:15 GHC 6121 Break
10:15-12:00 Various Research Workshop Part 7: Prepare Presentations
12:00-1:00 GHC 6121 Lunch
1:00-3:00 GHC 6115 Research Workshop Part 8: Team Presentations
3:00-4:00 GHC 6115 Finding a Research Opportunity -- Wrap-up and Farewell