2015 Immigration Course
Computer Science Department | Carnegie Mellon University
WELCOME

The Immigration Course (IC) is an introduction to the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University organized for the incoming Ph.D. students. Held during the beginning of the Fall Semester, the IC includes research area overviews, a series of short research presentations by CSD faculty, introductions to computing facilities and other department resources, and several parties and activities that allow students, staff and faculty to get to know each other socially. It is an intense and fun introduction to the science, culture, values, and people that make Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon unique.

This year's IC is organized by:

In addition to the CSD IC events, incoming students are also invited to:

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2015 Immigration Course SCHEDULE

Schedule Subject to Change
All talks (faculty & informational) are held in GHC 4303, unless otherwise indicated!

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WEEK 1
Mon Aug 24th
9:00 - 9:30Breakfast, GHC 4405
9:30 - 9:45IC Welcome Ariel Procaccia
9:45 - 10:15CSD OverviewFrank Pfenning
10:15 - 10:45CSD PhD Program Overview, Part ITodd Mowry
10:45 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 12:00CSD PhD Program Overview, Part IITodd Mowry
12:00 - 1:30Area Lunch - Programming Languages (GHC 4405)
1:30 - 2:00SCS OverviewAndrew Moore
2:00 - 2:20Randy Bryant
2:20 - 2:40Bernhard Haeupler
2:40 - 3:00Break
3:00 - 3:20Greg Ganger
3:20 - 3:40Phil Gibbons
3:40 - 4:00Dave Touretzky
4:00 Kona Ice - outside the Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC)
Tue Aug 25th
9:30-10:00Language Technologies Overview (LTI)Jaime Carbonell
10:00 - 10:20Peter Steenkiste
10:20 - 10:40Karl Crary
10:40 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 11:20Mahadev Satyanarayanan (Satya)
11:20 - 11:40Zico Kolter
11:40 - 12:00Bob Harper
12:00 - 1:30Area Lunch - Systems (GHC 6115)
1:30 - 1:50Ariel Procaccia
1:50 - 2:10André Platzer
2:10 - 2:30Dan Siewiorek
2:30 - 2:50Break
2:50 - 3:20Machine Learning Overview (ML)Tom Mitchell
3:20 - 3:40Yuvraj Argawal
3:40 - 4:00Mor Harchol-Balter
6:00 - 9:00
Grad Student Picnic
Location: 5563 Pocusset St. (map)
Wed Aug 26th
9:30-10:00Robotics Overview (RI)Martial Hebert
10:00 - 10:20Kayvon Fatahalian
10:20 - 10:40Guy Blelloch
10:40 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 11:20Tai Sing Lee
11:20 - 11:40Venkatesan Guruswami
11:40 - 12:00Umut Acar
12:00 - 1:30Area Lunch - Theory (GHC 6115)
1:15 - 2:00New Student Photos - 3202 Newell Simon Hall (NSH)
2:00 - 5:00Open Time (self-scheduled faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
Thu Aug 27th
9:40 - 10:10Institute for Software Research Overview (ISR)David Garlan
10:10 - 10:30Maxim Likhachev
10:30 - 10:50Break
10:50 - 11:10Seth Goldstein
11:10 - 11:30 Brad Myers
11:30 - 12:00Computational Biology Overview (CBD)Bob Murphy
12:00 - 1:30Lunch: Grad Student Panel (NO FACULTY - GHC 6115)
1:30 - 1:50Tuomas Sandholm
1:50 - 2:10Srinivasan Seshan (Srini)
2:10 - 2:30Keenan Crane
2:30 - 2:50Break
2:50 - 3:10Matt Fredrikson
3:10 - 3:30Jan Hoffmann
3:30 - 3:50Emma Brunskill
6:00 - 9:00
Picnic at Mor's House, 5801 Northumberland St., 15217, (map)
(at Northumberland and Murray Ave, reachable by all 61 buses)
Fri Aug 28th
9:30 - 10:00Human-Computer Interaction Institute Overview (HCI)Anind Dey
10:00 - 10:20Roni Rosenfeld
10:20 - 10:40R. Ravi
10:40 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 11:20Jonathan Aldrich
11:20 - 11:40Ryan O'Donnell
11:40 - 12:00Stelian Coros
12:00 - 1:30Area Lunch - Artificial Intelligence (GHC 6115)
1:30 - 1:50Frank Pfenning
1:50 - 2:10Todd Mowry
2:10 - 2:30Eric Xing
6:00
Board/Video Games & Ping Pong in the grad lounge (GHC 7114)
Sat Aug 29th
9:00 - Midday
Kayaking at the point
Meet up at 9:10am at the Forbes and Morewood bus stop.
For those arriving on their own, the Kayaking Pittsburgh North Shore center is located under the 6th Street Bridge, in front of PNC Park.
Sun Aug 30th
6:30 - 10:00
Trip up the Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines and dinner at Kavsar in the South Side. Please RSVP by Saturday.
(Meet at the Forbes and Morewood bus stop at 6:30pm)
WEEK 2
Mon Aug 31st
9:40 - 10:00David Brumley
10:00 - 10:20Jason Hong
10:20 - 10:40Michael Kaminsky
10:40 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 11:20Seyoung Kim
11:20 - 11:40Matt Mason
11:40 - 12:00Christian Kästner
12:00 - 1:30Lunch - "Case Study: Kayvon's Up and Down Graduate Career" - Kayvon Fatahalian (GHC 6115)
1:30 - 1:50Anupam Datta
1:50 - 2:10Jeff Bigham
2:10 - 2:30Carl Kingsford
2:30 - 2:50Break
2:50 - 3:10Manuela Veloso
3:10 - 3:30Nina Balcan
6:00 - 9:00
GSA Happy Hour & Welcome Back - Mario's East Side Saloon & Steel Cactus (ID required - see GSA event info)
Tue Sep 1st
9:40 - 10:00SCS Computing Facilities Overview (Help)Brie Carranza
10:00 - 10:20SCS Teaching Assistant (TA) OverviewCharlie Garrod
10:20 - 10:40Public Communication for Researchers (PCR)Jesse Dunietz
10:40 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 11:20Graduate Student Assembly (GSA)Daniel Gingerich
11:20 - 11:40Global Communication Center (GCC)Nisha Shanmugaraj
11:40 - 12:00Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC)Kevin Collins
12:00 - 1:30Lunch (New Students - GHC 6115)
1:30 - 1:50Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational InnovationEmily Daniels Weiss
1:50 - 2:10SCS Building Facilities OverviewJim Skees
7:00 - 9:00
FreeCSD Grad Night at Sharp Edge Emporium
WedSep 2nd
9:00 - 12:00Open Time (self-scheduled faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
12:00 - 1:00Lunch (New PhD Students and Student Volunteers - GHC 4405)
1:30 - 3:00
Tour of the Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms
Meet at 1:00 outside of GHC 6115
6:00 - 8:00Women@SCS Potluck (by invitation only)
Thu Sep 3rd
9:00 - 12:00Open Time (self-scheduled faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
12:00Lunch on your own
12:00 - 5:00Open Time (self-scheduled faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
5:00 - 7:00Dinner Party - GHC 6115
Fri Sep 4th
9:00 - 12:00Open Time (faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
12:00Lunch on your own
12:00 - 4:00Open Time (self-scheduled faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
4:30 - 5:00
Pretty Good Race
The race starts on the trail in Schenley Park, underneath Panther Hollow Bridge
For any questions contact Dirk Kalp - kalp@cs.cmu.edu
5:15 - 7:00
Pretty Good Race TG, NSH Atrium
(Organized by Dec5)
Sat Sep 5th
9:00 pmIC Closing Party
Sun Sep 6th
1:00 - 3:00Bike Tour of Pittsburgh - Meet at Morewood bus stop to go to downtown bike rental