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Colloquium Talk with Dr. Roger Mailler, September 30: NSF Research Funding Resources for Undergrad Students

Dr. Roger Mailler, a Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF), will give a colloquium talk, titled “NSF Research Funding Resources for Undergrad Students” on Friday, September 30 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM on Zoom.

See below for more information about Dr. Mailler and links to the event.

Abstract: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Director Roger Mailler shares knowledge and NSF resources with students at higher education. The NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering at NSF supports investigator-initiated research and education in all areas of computer and information science and engineering, fosters broad interdisciplinary collaboration, helps develop and maintain cutting-edge national cyberinfrastructure for research and education, and contributes to the development of a computer and information technology workforce with skills necessary for success in the increasingly competitive global market. In this talk, Dr. Mailler shares opportunities in STEM Career Pathways for undergraduate students

Speaker Bio: Dr. Roger Mailler is a Program Director in National Science Foundation’s Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) under the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). He leads many NSF-funded research projects in Robust Intelligence (RI) program within the IIS Division that aim to explore foundational computational research needed to understand and develop systems that can sense, learn, reason, communicate, and act in the world using AI, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Technologies, and Computational Neuroscience. Dr. Mailler is also a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Tulsa, published more than 60 articles in leading journals and conference proceedings in the area of multiagent systems, distributed problem solving, constrained optimization, and computational neuroscience. He received his bachelors degree at the State University of New York and Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts, respectively.

Zoom Meeting ID: 922 3579 4660 / Passcode: 076165

https://tcnj.zoom.us/j/96195035078?pwd=OTZ4V3VkZHFPZ1p6aGphTnAwUXZ0QT09

2022 Summer Workshop on Artificial Intelligence: Special Topic on Human, Crowd, Environment, and Robotics

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, TCNJ’s Department of Computer Science (CS) hosted 26 students and 5 teachers from two nearby school districts, Hamilton Township School District (HTSD) and Mercer County Technical Schools (MCTS), to stimulate interest in computing research and careers in the field of artificial intelligence. CS faculty member Dr. Sejong Yoon led the event, titled “Summer Workshop on AI: Special Topic on Humans, Crowd, Environment, and Robotics.” The program offered students opportunities to take part in various activities, including visits to the CS Department research lab, participation in virtual reality-based research experiments, and multiple coding sessions using the Python programming language.  The program also aims to broaden the participation in computing for underrepresented minorities in the field of computing.

Dr. Yoon organized the event in collaboration with the participating school districts, as well as faculty members from Rutgers University’s Department of Computer Science (Professor Vladimir Pavlovic and Professor Mubbasir Kapadia) and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Professor Jorge Ortiz), and TCNJ’s Department of Educational Administration and Secondary Education (Professor Karen Gordon). The workshop was the second offering of a four-year series (2021-2024), supported by National Science Foundation Grant #1955365.

Colloquium Talk with Seonghyeon Moon, April 19: An Integrated Platform For Joint Simulation of Occupant-building Interactions

Seonghyeon Moon, Ph.D. student at Rutgers University in the Department of Computer Science, will give a colloquium talk, titled “An Integrated Platform For Joint Simulation of Occupant-building Interactions” on Tuesday, April 19 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM in Science Complex P101.

See below for more information about Seonghyeon Moon and his research.

Abstract: Several approaches exist for simulating building properties (e.g. temperature, noise) and human occupancy (e.g. movement, actions) in an isolated fashion, providing limited ability to represent how environmental features affect human behaviour and vice versa. To systematically model building-occupant interactions, several requirements must be met, including the modelling of (a) interdependent multi-domain phenomena ranging from temperature and sound changes to human movement, (b) high-level occupant planning and low-level steering behaviours, (c) environmental and occupancy phenomena that unfold at different time scales, and (d) multiple strategies to represent occupancy using established models. In this work, we propose an integrated platform that satisfies the aforementioned requirements thus enabling the joint simulation of building-occupant interactions. To this end, we combine the benefits of a model-independent, discrete-event, general-purpose framework with an established crowd simulator. Our platform provides insights on a building’s performance while accounting for alternative design features and modelling strategies.

Speaker Bio: Seonghyeon Moon is a 4th year Ph.D. student in Computer Science from Rutgers University.  Seonghyeon has a background in simulation and computer vision. His previous works involve enhancing occupant behavior simulation engine and starting a new ensemble of SyDEVS models for buildings. Currently, going further from simulation, he is conducting research on pedestrians movement prediction and he’s working on few-shot object segmentation which is the most basic challenge to computer vision.

Colloquium Talk with Honglu Zhou: April 1: Intelligent Video Understanding through Relational and Compositional Reasoning

Honglu Zhou, Ph.D. student at Rutgers University in the Department of Computer Science, will give a virtual colloquium talk on Friday, April 1, from 12:30 – 1:30 PM.  Honglu will share her research projects in machine learning applications in computer vision and graphics.

See below for more information about Honglu Zhou and the links for the event.

Abstract: Our experience as humans is deeply shaped by our perception of what happens to the objects in the visual world. Rather than building a machine that attempts to attain visual intelligence from the static and low-level pixels of images, we might need to accomplish the non-trivial higher-level visual understanding from object-centric learning of videos. Among a few critical directions for visual perception and machine intelligence, relational reasoning that reasons the saliency of objects and their dynamic interactions, and compositional learning where we compose and decompose symbolic objects in order to form holistic representations can help us develop robust and generalizable systems that can not only visually perceive but also understand and even interact with the world. In this talk, I will introduce our work on relational reasoning and compositional learning of videos.

Speaker Bio: Honglu Zhou is a Ph.D. student at Rutgers University in the Department of Computer Science, under the supervision of Prof. Mubbasir Kapadia. Her research interests mainly lie in Computer Vision and Deep Learning. She is passionate about the next-generation machine intelligence, especially machine learning and machine reasoning that enable a deeper understanding of the semantics of real-world data, which can be in forms of video, graph, human skeleton and many more. Projects that she has been working on include human group activity recognition from videos, video chapter generation, spatiotemporal reasoning and object tracking, predicting crowd dynamics, enabling intelligent and automatic floorplan design, forecasting online information spread, etc. She is currently researching on how to augment deep neural networks with relational and compositional reasoning capabilities to enrich a higher level computational video understanding.

Zoom Meeting (ID: 957 7840 7919 / Password: 464063)

https://tcnj.zoom.us/j/95778407919?pwd=R3dab0Uzd3Jza2Q2SUp3MDY4Y0ZFZz09

Spring 2022 Internship Information Sessions

Spring 2022 Internship

 

REMINDER:  All CS Majors are required to attend one internship information session before they can apply for internship (CSC 399) for credit.

Be sure to check Dr. Papamichail’s website and come prepared with any additional questions you might have.

Wednesday, February 16:  (6:00 – 6:45 PM)
Tuesday, March 8:  (6:30 – 7:15 PM)

Zoom session link: https://tcnj.zoom.us/j/98358115019?pwd=eFFqVzB3Smw3TzlWN3E4V1BtMkI0Zz09

School of Science February Career Events

School of Science February Career Events

Read below for some upcoming events for science majors!

School of Science Career Advising Hours

Have your resume critiqued, get a quick personal statement review, or discuss graduate school plans in Physics 104 on Tuesdays from 1:15 to 3:15 PM starting Tuesday, February 14!

Go to your Handshake account and select appointment type “School of Science Career Advising Hours” to schedule a 1:1 session with Jennifer Broyles from the Office of Career & Leadership Development.
1:1 Sessions are a max of 20 minutes and sign-up is required at least 12 hours in advance.

 

Virtual Spring Career and Internship Fair

Wednesday, February 23
1:00 to 2:00PM

 

Services to Use: Career Advising and Resume Critiques

Make An Appointment. Can’t make Science Advising hours, but still need advice on your job or internship search? Preparing for Graduate School? Want to practice for an interview? We’re here to discuss all of this and more. Visit Handshake and schedule an appointment today.

Resume Reviews. Schedule a 15-minute resume review session that fits your busy schedule!

Celebration of Computing: Fall 2021

The Department of Computer Science’s annual Celebration of Computer event will take place virtually on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. We have 18 presentations that will showcase the internship experience and mentored research outcomes over the summer and this Fall semester. Each presentation will be 10 minutes long (with an exception of #17 that will be 25 min), and there will be a five min buffer between presentations for Q&A and transition.  The whole event will be broadcast via YouTube live streaming.

Livestream Links:
Presentation 1 (YouTube): https://youtu.be/Bw5EA_qBsdI
Presentation 2 (YouTube): https://youtu.be/uVjritc7d64

Students who are taking CSC 099 and CSC 199 were assigned a poster for the review. Please use the Qualtrics Survey link below to submit your response.  Please note that you must identify yourself in the survey (there are fields where you can write your name) to be counted toward your course requirements.

Qualtrics link: https://tcnj.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3OcKsPmRHKDEI74

If you have any questions or need a copy of the schedule of presentations, please contact cs@tcnj.edu.

Fall 2021 Internship Information Session

Fall 2021 Internship

 

REMINDER:  All CS Majors are required to attend one internship information session before they can apply for internship (CSC 399) for credit.

Be sure to check Dr. Papamichail’s website and come prepared with any additional questions you might have.

Wednesday, November 10:  (6:00 – 6:45 PM)

Zoom session link: https://tcnj.zoom.us/j/98358115019?pwd=eFFqVzB3Smw3TzlWN3E4V1BtMkI0Zz09

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