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

October 23rd,
24th and 25th, 2015


Presented by
Faculty & Students in Carnegie Mellon's

School of Computer Science

2015 Our Sponsors:




Computational Biology Dept.

Computer Science Dept.

Human-Computer Interaction Institute

Institute for Software Research

Machine Learning Department

Robotics Institute



2015 Schedule in Planning:
FAQs: frequently asked questions

THURSDAY, Oct. 22nd
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. 23rd
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: Chandra Dhandapani, Senior Vice President and Divisional Chief Information Officer, Financial Services Division, Capital One
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 Panel: "Smart machines and smart brains: A great partnership"
Marlene Behrmann
, Director Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Co-Director, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon; Manuela Veloso, Herbert Simon Professor of Computer Science, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon.
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
SATURDAY, Oct. 24th
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:  Lenore Blum, Distinguished Career Professor, CSD, Carnegie Mellon; Rebecca Balebako, Information Scentist, RAND Cororation; Gabriela Marcu, Assistant Professor, College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University; Judith Williams, Global Head of Diversity at Dropbox.
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".
Kristy Gardner, Hanan Hibshi, Tiffany Huang and Sunayana Sitaram

6:00 NSH Atrium

Dinner and Social

SUNDAY, Oct. 25th
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