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Computer Science Colloquium - February 18, 2016 - John Aycock

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Published on Feb 19, 2016

The Computer Science Colloquium is a series of weekly public guest lectures on cutting-edge topics related to computer science. Talks by distinguished members of the computer science community are on Thursdays at noon in Salazar Hall, Room 2016. Many students attend the series to gain an understanding of what it means to be a computer scientist and many establish valuable connections through the informal meetings with the speakers. The colloquium may be taken for credit (CS 390, 1 unit) and can be applied toward the computer science major (up to 3 units).

FEB.18 John Aycock, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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