Fall 2014 DSS Schedule Up!

DSS Schedule can be found here: http://cse.wustl.edu/graduateprograms/currentstudents/Pages/DoctoralStudentSeminars.aspx

 

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GSA Elections Feb 14, 2014

We would like to announce that GSA elections will be held February 14th, after DSS.
Being a GSA officer is a wonderful opportunity to become more involved with the department. We primarily organize a lot of the social events in the department, but we also organize DSS, and serve as student representatives to the department. This is not a huge time commitment, and you get to know just about everyone in the department.
There are no prerequisites for any of the positions. This is a great opportunity, particularly for first  and second years, to really got involved. If you have any questions about any of the positions, please feel free to ask any of the current or previous GSA officers.
The following positions are open:
President – responsible for coordinating everyone and running meetings.
Vice-president - takes over for President in the event of the President’s absence.
Secretary – handles taking meeting minutes and official GSA-related communication.
Treasurer – handles all money related issues for the GSA.
Webmaster – handles the internet presence of the GSA.
DSS Chairs (2) – the chairs are responsible for everything DSS related.
Happy Hour Chair – responsible for our weekly Happy Hours.
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DSS Schedule for Spring 2014 is out

You can view the schedule here.

Or alternatively it is on the WashU CSE Calendar.

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DSS Schedule for Fall 2013

The DSS schedule for Fall 2013 has been added to the WashU CSE Google Calendar.

You can also view it here: http://dss.cse.wustl.edu/schedule?semester=2013.9

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Making Your Internet More Reliable

Regardless of if you use the Internet on campus or off, you can prevent your Internet from going out by using an alternative DNS server.

Set your DNS settings to use 8.8.8.8 (Google) or 208.67.222.222 (OpenDNS)

This method works particularly well for Charter Internet.

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Keeping Up With GSA Events

So there are several ways to make sure you are aware of all upcoming GSA events.

  1. Read your email! We send out lots of emails before big events, especially those that require RSVPs.
  2. This website has posts about upcoming events, and it links to the GSA calendar on the side… Complete with an RSS feed!
  3. Follow the WashU Computer Science Google Calendar, which can be found here.
  4. Be aware of the typical weekly schedule:
    • Tuesday 2pm: Tuesday Tea in Jolley Atrium, 5th floor
    • Friday 11am: Colloquium in Lopata 101
    • Friday 12:30pm: DSS in Lopata 101
    • Friday 4pm: Happy Hour in Jolley Atrium, 5th floor
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Summer BBQ Pictures

This gallery contains 6 photos.

We have pictures from the 2013 CSE Summer BBQ… Enjoy!

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New Faculty and Department Chair

This semester we have the honor of welcoming a new department chair and two new faculty members! I hope all of you are as excited as we are that they are joining the WUSTL family. Here’s some information on who they are, and what their interests are.

Department Chair: Roch Guérin
Coming From: University of Pennsylvania
Research Area: Professor Guérin is an international leader in the field of computer networking, both for his major research contributions and his dedication to serving the community. He is widely recognized for his contributions to understanding the fundamentals of data network design and how networks can be designed to provide desired quality of service guarantees. His work was among the earliest in this area and is credited with laying the foundation for later work. He also made early contributions in wireless and cellular networks.
Website: http://www.cse.wustl.edu/~guerin/

Faculty: Sanmay Das
Coming From: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Virginia Tech
Research Area: Professor Das’s research lies in designing effective algorithms for agents in complex, uncertain environments and in understanding the social or collective outcomes of individual behavior. He has broad interests across computational social science (market microstructure, matching markets, social networks) and machine learning (reinforcement learning, sequential decision-making, supervised learning, data mining).
Website: http://www.cse.wustl.edu/~sanmay/

Faculty: Yasutaka Furukawa
Coming From: Google
Research Area: Professor Furukawa’s work centers on computer vision and computer graphics. His work includes designing and implementing a city-scale dense 3D reconstruction pipeline from aerial images, running in an unprecedented scale for hundreds of cities all over the world.
Website: http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~furukawa/

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CSE Orientation Events

So August 30, 2013 is our orientation day, and we’re hosting several exciting events!

Welcome Back BBQ
When: 12:30 pm
Where: Lopata Courtyard (between Jolley and Cupples 2)
Who: All CSE grad students, staff, and faculty

Doctoral Program Orientation
When: 2pm
Where: Bryan 509C
Who: New PhD students

Graduate Life in CSE
When: 3pm
Where: Bryan 509C
Who: New PhD students

Ice Cream Float Happy Hour
When: 4pm
Where: 5th floor Jolley Atrium
Who: All CSE grad students, staff, and faculty

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Favorite Restaurants and Farmer’s Markets

Favorite local restaurants/bars:

Bridge – A nice wine bar
Bobo Noodle House – A short walk across from campus at Skinker
Rooster – Great crepes
Bailey’s Chocolate Bar - No explanation really needed. Give it a try.
Ted Drewe’s – St. Louis’s traditional frozen custard.
Pappy’s BBQ – Award-winning BBQ
Fitz’s Root Beer – Great food and good root beer. (Homemade sodas!)
Fozzies Sandwich Emporium – Probably some of the best sandwiches in St. Louis….and they deliver!!
Modesto – Awesome tapas bar.
Boogaloo – Great Cuban food in Maplewood, MO. They have a huge bar with swings!!
Aya Sofia – Fantastic Turkish and Mediterranean food

Farmer’s Markets

Soulard Farmers’ Market – W-Sa all year round
Clayton Farmers’ Market – Saturdays May-Nov
Maplewood/Schlafly Farmers’ Market – Wednesdays
Market in the Loop – Th-Sa all year round (behind Market Pub House)
Tower Grove Farmers’ Market - Saturdays May-Oct
Kirkwood Farmer’s Market - Every day year round

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