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CS 497 - Frontiers in Computer Science

University of Waterloo : Faculty of Mathematics : School of Computer Science

Current Term (Fall 2007)


General Information

Weekly Presenters

There will be a different presenter each week. Assignments are due in the pink drop box (3rd floor MC, by DC link) by 4:30 pm on the due date. Normally, the due date will be two weeks after the material is covered, on Thursdays.

Date Presenter Slides Assignment Notes
Sep 10, 12 Course Overview N/A N/A  
Sep 17, 24 Srinivasan Keshav  

Assignment given in class.

Due date: October 11, 2007

As mentioned in class, Professor Keshav's lecture on September 17th is scheduled for 4:10-5:30.

Sep 19 Ming Li Slides

Consider an iid English text of length 100. At each position, each letter from a to z appears independently with probability 1/26. Compute the probability of aaa and abc occuring in this text, respectively.

Due date: October 11, 2007

Professor Li's lecture on September 19th is a double lecture scheduled for 3:30-6:00. As a result, there is no lecture on September 26.

Oct 1, 3 Richard Cleve

Lecture 1: [ppt, pdf]

Lecture 2: [ppt, pdf]


Due Date: October 18, 2007

Oct 8 Thanksgiving Day N/A N/A  
Oct 10, 15 Gordon V. Cormack Slides


Due Date: November 1, 2007

Oct 17, 22 Peter A. Forsyth Slides


Due Date: November 8, 2007

Oct 24, 29 Michael Terry Slides

See last page of slides.

Due Date: November 15, 2007

Oct. 31, Nov 5 Urs Hengartner


Three Protocols for Location Privacy


Due date: Nov. 22, 2007

Nov 7, 12 Shai Ben-David

Statistical Machine Learning



Due date: Nov. 29, 2007

Nov 14, 19 Kate Larson

Lecture 1

Lecture 2


Due date: Dec. 6, 2007

Nov 21, 26 Ondrej Lhotak Slides


Due date: Dec. 13, 2007