Oct 22 1:54 PM
1:54 AM
Thai Food In Fujistu @ Fujistu

Oct 22 2:53 PM
2:53 AM
Ai Pantry - Food From Thai Cafe- Byop @ Gates

Oct 22 3:30 PM
4:30 PM
PhD Career Strategy Workshop @ Gates Building, room 104

Dear PhDStudents, The Computer Forum would like to invite you to the first PhD Career Strategy Workshop on Changing Gears: When Career Plans Change held next Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 3:30pm in the Gates Building, room 104. *PhD Career Strategy Workshop** **Title: Changing Gears: When Career Plans Change** **Speaker: Andrew Poon, Google & Stanford Alum '08** **Date: Oct. 22, 2014** **Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm** **Location: Gates Building, room 104* Refreshment will be provided! *Abstract:* Not sure what you want to work on after graduation? Worried about how your research skills apply to real-world careers? Come hear about how to look for jobs outside your research area with valuable tips on preparing for your job search, fixing your resume, and navigating your career. *Bio:* Andrew received his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in 2008. After graduating, he joined Intel where he worked on high-speed clocking for enterprise microprocessors. After many years as a hardware engineer, Andrew decided software was more interesting and joined Amazon where he worked on the web browser for Kindle tablets. Currently, he is at Google working on platforms to manage computing resources in data centers. Hope to see you there! -Connie -- ****************************** Connie Chan Stanford Computer Forum Executive Director O: 650.723.9689 F: 650.725.7411 http://forum.stanford.edu
Oct 22 4:15 PM
5:15 PM
Special Isl Colloquium: Prof. Edmund Yeh (Northeastern) @ Packard 202

Title: VIP: A Framework for Joint Dynamic Forwarding and Caching in Named Data Networks Speaker: Prof. Edmund Yeh Electrical and Computer Engineering Northeastern University Venue: Packard 202 Time: 4:15 - 5:15pm Date: Wednesday, October 22nd (Refreshments served after the talk) Abstract: Emerging information-centric networking architectures, such as Named Data Networking (NDN), are currently changing the landscape of networking research. Information-centric networking replaces the traditional client server model of communications with one based on the identity of data or content. This abstraction more accurately reflects how the Internet is primarily used today: instead of being concerned about communicating with specific nodes, end users are mainly interested in obtaining the data they want. A primary goal of information-centric networking is the optimal utilization of both bandwidth and storage for efficient content distribution. This highlights the need for joint design of traffic engineering and caching strategies, in order to optimize network performance in view of both current traffic loads and future traffic demands. We present a systematic framework for joint dynamic interest request forwarding and dynamic cache placement and eviction, within the context of the NDN architecture. The framework employs a virtual control plane which operates on the user demand rate for data objects in the network, and an actual plane which handles Interest Packets and Data Packets. We develop distributed algorithms within the virtual plane to achieve network load balancing through dynamic forwarding and caching, thereby maximizing the user demand rate that the NDN network can satisfy. Numerical experiments within a number of network settings demonstrate the superior performance of the resulting algorithms for the actual plane in terms of low user delay and high rate of cache hits. Joint work with Tracey Ho, Ying Cui, Michael Burd, Ran Liu, and Derek Leong Speaker Bio: Edmund Yeh received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with Distinction from Stanford University in 1994, his M.Phil in Engineering from Churchill College, University of Cambridge, in 1995, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT under Professor Robert Gallager in 2001. Since July 2011, he has been Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University. Previously, he was Assistant and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Statistics at Yale University. He has held visiting positions at MIT, Princeton, University of California at Berkeley, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), and Technical University of Munich. Professor Yeh is the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award, the Winston Churchill Scholarship, the National Science Foundation and Office of Naval Research Graduate Fellowships, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Scholastic Award, and the President's Award for Academic Excellence (Stanford University). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. Professor Yeh serves as the Secretary of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society.
Oct 22 5:00 PM
6:00 PM
EMC Info Session @ Gates Building, room 104

The Computer Forum presents: EMC Info Session Speaker: Shuang Liang, Consultant Software Engineer Xuan Wang, Principal Software Engineer Date: October 22, 2014 Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Location: Gates Building, room 104 Treehouse Enchiladas will be served! Abstract: Overview of De-duplication in Backup and Recovery Bio: Shuang Liang is a Consultant Software Engineer at EMC/Datadomain. She works on core components of Datadomain Deduplication Filesystem. Her experience covers the area of deduplication file systems, log structured file system, block storage system, Solid State Drives (SSD), RAID and high performance computing systems. She holds a Master Degree in Computer Science from The Ohio State University. Xuan Wang is a Principal Software Engineer at EMC/Datadomain. He is part of the core File Systems development team and his experience covers design, development and performance analysis to meet ever increasing performance and scalability requirements for the replication subsystem on the DataDomain product and supporting features like synthetic replication for different modes of replication supported in the product. He has strong academic and research background with his MS in Computer Science from State University of New York (SUNY) in Stony Brook, New York. Add event to your calendar: EMC <https://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MHE2bXFqNDc0OXFkdmxram40NWsxODNiazggbmFxZjlyZTF2ZmtvNmFibjc5Nmo3MGRrbzBAZw&tmsrc=naqf9re1vfko6abn796j70dko0%40group.calendar.google.com>
Oct 22 6:30 PM
7:30 PM
Teradata Info Session @ Gates Building, room 104

The Computer Forum presents: Teradata Info Session Speaker: Nitin Deo, Product and Program Management leader Date: October 22, 2014 Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Location: Gates Building, room 104 Food will be served! Abstract: Big Data Analytics Bio: Nitin Deo is a Product and Program Management leader at Teradata specializing in Big Data Analytics. Previously he was Senior Director of Program and Product Management at Cadence, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Clear Shape and Ponte Solutions. Prior to joining Ponte, Nitin spent six years at Magma Design Automation, where he served as Vice President of sales for Japan. Prior to Magma, he served in executive roles at Moscape (acquired by Magma), Mayasoft, and Synopsys. He began his career in IC design and applications at Fujitsu and Mitsubishi. Nitin holds a BSEE (Mysore, India); an MSEE (Virginia Tech) and an MBA (San Jose). Add event to your calendar: Teradata <https://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=M2I1aDhjMGg5czVxbmRwY3NvdHM4YjUwZTAgbmFxZjlyZTF2ZmtvNmFibjc5Nmo3MGRrbzBAZw&tmsrc=naqf9re1vfko6abn796j70dko0%40group.calendar.google.com>
Oct 22 8:00 PM
9:00 PM
SUSHI & Skill Trade! @ EAST House Dining Room (554 Governor’s Ave.)

Sushi will be served | RSVP: http://goo.gl/YV14Za EAST House Presents... Skill Trade Have you ever been impressed by what your peers know? Have you ever wanted to learn something from them? Do you enjoy sharing your skills? Are you interested in teaching and learning? Join us to get matched with someone to trade skills! Date: Wednesday, October 22nd Time: 8:00 - 9:00 pm Place: EAST House Dining Room (554 Governor’s Ave.) RSVP: http://goo.gl/YV14Za Contact: eaortiz@stanford.edu
Oct 23 12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Managing your Money in College @ A3C Couchroom (Old Union Clubhouse, 2nd floor)

The Asian American Activities Center (A3C) Speaker Series presents Managing your Money in College WHEN: Thursday, October 23 from 12-1pm WHERE: A3C Couchroom (Old Union Clubhouse, 2nd floor) ~ LUNCH IS PROVIDED ~ First quarter of freshman year is an exciting time. Many are exercising their freedom and independence for their first time, but might not necessarily have experience managing their money. If you have questions about saving money, creating a budget, or tracking expenses, come hear Mary Morrison, Student Services Administrator in the Financial Aid Office, discuss how to manage money as a first-year college student. Speakers: Mary Morrison (Student Services Administrator in the Financial Aid Office)
Oct 23 12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Amazon Info Session @ Gates Building, room 219

The Computer Forum presents: Amazon Info Session Speaker: Robert Williams- VP, Software, Digital Apps Date: October 23, 2014 Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: Gates Building, room 219 Lunch will be served! Abstract: Rob will be talking about the new Fire phone which was released just recently. Come build with us! Bio: Rob Williams is currently the VP of Software, Digital Apps at Amazon Lab126. He was also the CEO at Sidecar.me prior to joining Amazon Lab126, and was the Chief Product Officer at Keas, Inc., and Sr. Vice-President, Music Products at RealNetworks. Rob hails from University of Waterloo. Add event to your calendar:Amazon <https://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=bHRlNGtndTF2dWRtNG9ka3FuMXM5ZHRxNTggbmFxZjlyZTF2ZmtvNmFibjc5Nmo3MGRrbzBAZw&tmsrc=naqf9re1vfko6abn796j70dko0%40group.calendar.google.com>
Oct 23 12:45 PM
1:45 PM
Info Session: Team-teaching a class at San Quentin @ Room 185 Crown (law school building)

Join law school students and other graduate students in team-teaching a class at San Quentin this year with the Prison University Project (the only in-person college program in California's prison system). San Quentin is the oldest state prison in California located approximately 75-90 minutes away from Stanford. The course will meet approximately 10 Sunday afternoons during the winter and spring quarters. Teachers will be expected to attend at least 9 of the 10 sessions. The theme of this year's class will revolve around the concept of inequality, and will be structured with the goal that class participants produce several well-researched policy materials to present to Governor Jerry Brown. The exact content and format of the class will be a collaboratively designed effort on the part of all program participants! Please come to an informational meeting at 12:45pm on Thursday, October 23, 2014 in Room 185 Crown (law school building). Lunch will be provided. At the meeting, we will provide more details about the program, answer questions, and provide helpful suggestions for completing the course application. Please note that only graduate students are invited to participate in this program; as such, this information session is only open to graduate (including law) students. Preference will be given to applicants with prior teaching experience. Please RSVP to ximenez@stanford.edu so I know how much food to order. In the meantime, here's what a few previous participants said about teaching at San Quentin: "For someone interested in teaching, PUP [Prison University Project] was an extraordinary experience. The students were enthusiastic, insightful, and consistently engaged with the material and with each other's opinions. They say the best way to learn something is to teach it; the best way to learn to teach is to teach at PUP." ~Govind Persad (JD/PhD in philosophy) "Teaching in PUP's Prison Forum was the most valuable and transformative experience I had in law school. I'd recommend it to any law student, for three reasons. First, PUP gives you the chance to share your knowledge and passion in other disciplines--philosophy, history, the arts--in a multidisciplinary seminar. Second, the inmates you teach at PUP are some of the most engaged and committed students you'll ever meet; that makes PUP an ideal environment to build your own skills as a teacher and speaker. Finally, and most importantly, PUP offers you a chance to make a human connection with people in dire circumstances, and to see how far the life of the mind can transcend personal differences and prison walls." ~Brian Kelly (SLS Class of 2012) For more information about the Prison University Project, check out this recent NPR story, profiling many of our incredible former students :http://www.npr.org/2011/06/20/137176620/inside-san-quentin-inmates-go-to-college . Note: The Crown Building houses the Law Library and can be found here http://library.stanford.edu/libraries/law/about Jeremy Jimenez Doctoral Candidate in International Comparative Education Stanford Graduate School of Education --++**==--++**==--++**==--++**==--++**==--++**==--++**== This list is for announcing public service events of interest to the Stanford community. All members of the community may subscribe and post. Members submitting content that is not public service related (broadly defined) may be removed from the list. For questions, contact service4all-owner@lists.stanford.edu. If you would like to learn how to filter mail, receive mailings in digest form (once per day) or receive only announcements about Haas Center programs, please visit http://haas.stanford.edu/emailinstructions --++**==--++**==--++**==--++**==--++**==--++**==--++**== Unless so specified, the programs and activities posted to this list are not officially endorsed by any department or program at Stanford University .
Oct 23 6:00 PM
7:00 PM
Informs 101 Series: 10/23, Organizations, Technology And Entrepreneurship @ Huang 305

As a kind reminder, we will have the second talk of INFORMS 101 series on 10/23 next Thursday. The talk is at introductory level, and no previous knowledge is required. Dinner will be served! Date/time: 10/23 6 - 7 pm Location: Huang 305 Speaker: Professor Melissa Valentine (MS&E) Area: Organizations, Technology and Entrepreneurship [image: Inline image 2]
Oct 24 12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Product Management Talk By Yelp @ Gates Building, room 104

COMPUTER FORUM Presents...... *Product Manager Workshop** **Title: The Invisible Hand of Yelp: How we motivate people to contribute great content** **Speaker: Vivek Patel - Vice President, Business Products** **Date: Friday, October 24, 2014** **Time: 12pm - 1pm** **Location: Gates Building, room 104** * Lunch will be provided *Abstract:* Great content is what has always set Yelp apart. Come learn about how we approach building new mobile products that inspire quality content contribution. We'll also talk about what it means to be a product manager at Yelp and what we look for in our APM program. *Bio:* Vivek joined Yelp's product management team in 2009 and led international product expansion. As VP of Business Products, he is now responsible for building Yelp's revenue generating products. Prior to joining Yelp, Vivek was Director of Product Management at SugarSync, an online backup and synchronization service. Vivek began his career as an entrepreneur and co-founded a company that developed Blazer, one of the first mobile web browsers for PalmOS. The company was acquired by Handspring and Blazer shipped as the default web browser on Treo smartphones. Vivek received a B.S. in computer science and a M.A. in learning, design, and technology from Stanford University.
Oct 27 12:00 PM
1:00 PM
C3 Energy Info Session @ Gates Building, room 104

The Computer Forum presents: C3 Energy Info Session Speaker: Louis Poirier, Sr. Data Scientist, Stanford MS Alumni '12 Date: October 27, 2014 Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: Gates Building, room 104 Lunch will be served! Abstract: C3 Energy employees are tackling some of the most challenging problems in computer science and communication technology. C3 Energy is hiring extraordinary professionals who want to contribute to one of the fastest growing software companies in the world. As team members, we believe deeply in C3 Energy's potential to change the world for the better, and we're looking for a select group of individuals to join us as we take on the challenges to accomplish our vision. Bio: Louis Poirier is a Sr. Data Scientist at C3 Energy. He joined the company in 2012 after completing his Master of Science (MS) in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford. His passion is Machine learning looking at solving meaningful problems in Energy. He believes in solving these problems by enhancing traditional engineering approaches using available data and appropriate learning algorithms. Add event to your calenar: C3 Energy <https://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=dWVtaThzYXAwMWw4NzVjNmNwaHFscThxNWsgbmFxZjlyZTF2ZmtvNmFibjc5Nmo3MGRrbzBAZw&tmsrc=naqf9re1vfko6abn796j70dko0%40group.calendar.google.com>
Oct 27 5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Lightspeed Presents Nutanix And Delphix @ Gates Building, room 104

Lightspeed Info Session Speaker: Abhinay Nagpal, Nutanix & Ankur Sarin, Delphix Date: October 27, 2014 Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Location: Gates Building, room 104 Food will be served! Abstract: <b><i>Nutanix</b></i> Nutanix is bringing the highly scalable, economic datacenter infrastructure of the largest internet companies (such as Amazon's EC2) to the enterprise. Based on distributed systems concepts employed in core infrastructure at Google, our converged virtualization offering can scale to manage petabytes of data while running thousands of virtual machines. We disrupted the multi-billion dollar storage industry -- eliminating the need for network and SAN storage. Now we are building an uncompromisingly simple virtual computing platform that brings the public and private cloud together in a hypervisor and hardware agnostic fashion. Ever wonder how Google, Facebook, and Amazon's datacenters operate? Join Nutanix in discussing the evolution of the datacenter and the disruption brought on by webscale technologies. The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform integrates high-performance server resources with enterprise-class storage in a cost-effective 2U appliance. It eliminates the need for network-based storage architecture, such as a storage area network (SAN) or network-attached storage (NAS). Google, Amazon, and Facebook have embraced converged architectures that collapse disparate compute and storage tiers into a unified system. The scalability, performance, and efficiency that these large datacenters enjoy are now available to all enterprise and government agencies. <b><i> Delphix</b></i> At Delphix, engineers have the freedom to identify customer problems, articulate solutions, and drive end-to-end execution of projects and strategy. Whether it's developing new abstractions in the file system, designing an architecture to interoperate with a new database, or developing a new cloud paradigm for virtualizing data, there is no lack of hard problems and opportunities at Delphix. Delphix Engineering is a team of world-class Computer Science problem-solvers with areas of excellence in data structures, algorithms, design patterns, object models, and coding. Our engineers don't just code: they drive end-to-end product strategy and delivery. The team includes the inventors and architects of the VMware platform, ZFS, DTrace, Oracle RAC, DataGuard, and Flashback. We're looking for the next great innovators to join us. Come find out more about the challenging technical problems we are solving at Delphix! Bios: <b><i>Abhinay Nagpal, Nutanix</b></I> Before joining Nutanix, Abhinay was a Software Engineer on the infrastructure team at LinkedIn. He obtained a Master's degree in Computer Science in 2012 from Stanford University and previously, a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology. <b><i>Ankur Sarin, Delphix</b></I> Ankur Sarin completed his undergrad in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University before his two-year tenure on the Virtual OS team at Oracle, as a member of the database team. He then attended Stanford to complete an MS in Computer Science, with a focus in Systems and Artificial Intelligence. While completing his Masters program at Stanford, Sarin interned at Delphix, working on the initial SQL Server product. Ankur has been with Delphix full time since July 2013, working on various data platforms: SQL Server, Sybase (release in the most recent product release) and MySQL (coming up in the next product release). Add event to your calendar: Lightspeed <https://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MnAybDJxYjVianR2N3NjaThhOHBqbDYxZG8gbmFxZjlyZTF2ZmtvNmFibjc5Nmo3MGRrbzBAZw&tmsrc=naqf9re1vfko6abn796j70dko0%40group.calendar.google.com>
Oct 27 6:30 PM
7:30 PM
Doordash Info Session @ Gates Building, room 104

The Computer Forum presents DoorDash Info Session Speaker: Matt Frisbie, Software Engineer Andy Fang, Cofounder Stanley Tang, Cofounder Date: October 27, 2014 Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Location: Gates Building, room 104 Oren's Hummus will be served! Exchange resume for DoorDash credits! Abstract: DoorDash is a on-demand delivery startup based in Palo Alto. We're trying to solve the problem of "last mile" delivery by enabling any merchant to deliver to their customers in under 45 minutes. We onboard drivers who use our own logistics software and take the headache of delivery away from the merchant. We aim to create the world's most reliable on-demand delivery platform. In this talk, we'll be talking about how we quote our delivery ETAs from the data we collect from the various parties within our logistics system. We will also provide a glimpse into the challenges DoorDash faces as it scales to a national level. Bio: Matt Frisbie came on as the first engineer at DoorDash, where he is currently working on frontend, backend, and data challenges. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 in computer engineering. He is also heavily involved with the AngularJS community, authoring several popular tutorials, a video series, and an upcoming book. Andy Fang leads engineering at DoorDash. He cofounded DoorDash at Stanford in 2013 before graduating with a CS degree (Information concentration) in June 2014. He likes to do the code. Stanley leads product and growth at DoorDash, having graduated from Stanford in 2014. He cofounded the company because he wanted to become the world's fastest delivery driver. He exclusively eats sushi and owns a pet chillbear. Add event to your calendar: DoorDash <https://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=dGlsdmJvZHFkN2E1ZGRvbTQ0cGdwNDFxMzAgbmFxZjlyZTF2ZmtvNmFibjc5Nmo3MGRrbzBAZw&tmsrc=naqf9re1vfko6abn796j70dko0%40group.calendar.google.com>
Oct 28 3:30 PM
4:30 PM
Linkedin Tech Talk @ Gates Building, room 104

COMPUTER FORUM Presents...... *LinkedIn Tech Talk** **Title: Economic Insights from LinkedIn's Professional Network** **Speaker: Dr. June Andrews, Sr. Data Scientist (LinkedIn)** **Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014** **Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm** **Location: Gates Building, room 104* Food will be provided! *Abstract:* With LinkedIn's wealth of data we can answer questions previously limited by human resources. We can ask which industries have the most ties with health care? How do you meet Richard Branson? More seriously, what types of connections are used to find jobs? To answer these questions, we weave the algorithmic complexities and data harvesting into stories that enrich our understanding of the answers. *Bio:* Prior to LinkedIn, June has worked on the Search Team at Yelp, predicted voting patterns in Wikipedia, and studied the structure of several large networks. Currently, June works towards understanding the impact of LinkedIn's Professional Network both on the global scale and for the individual member. She holds degrees in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley and Cornell.