Siddhartha Jayanti: Concurrent Disjoint Set Union Friday, October 27, 2017  1:00pm to 2:30pm A famous result in sequential data structures that the UnionFind object can be implemented in amortized inverseAckermann work per operation. 

Slobodan Mitrovic: MapReduce and approximate Maximal Matchings Friday, October 6, 2017  1:00pm to 2:30pm The last decade has witnessed the success of a number of massive parallel computation (MPC) frameworks, such as MapReduce, Hadoop, Dryad, or Spark. 

Dominik Pajak: Speedup in Graph Exploration with Multiple Walkers Friday, September 22, 2017  1:30pm to 2:30pm Multiple walks in graph move in parallel across the edges of an initially unknown graph without central control with the goal of visiting all the vertices. 

Kishori Konwar and Prakash Nayarana Moorthy: A Layered Architecture for ErasureCoded Consistent Distributed Storage Friday, April 7, 2017  1:00pm to 2:30pm Motivated by emerging applications to the \emph{edge computing} paradigm, we introduce a twolayer erasurecoded faulttolerant distributed storage system offering atomic access for read and write operations. 

Johannes Bill: Unsupervised learning in spiking neural networks with memristor synapses Friday, March 24, 2017  1:00pm to 2:00pm Abstract: In an increasingly datarich world, braininspired computing concepts operating neuromorphic hardware have shown great promise for processing large datasets within tight volume and power budgets. 

Nicholas Schiefer: Computation and Construction in the Chemical Reaction NetworkControlled Tile Assembly Model Friday, December 9, 2016  1:00pm to 2:30pm Tilebased selfassembly and chemical reaction networks provide two wellstudied models of scalable molecular computation. 

HsinHao Su: Distributed Degree Splitting, Edge Coloring, and Orientations Friday, December 2, 2016  1:00pm to 2:30pm We consider a family of closelyrelated distributed graph problems, which we call degree splitting, where roughly speaking the objective is to partition (or orient) the edges such that each node's degree is split almost unifo 

Fernando Benavides: Introduction to Discrete Morse Theory for Distributed Computing Wednesday, November 16, 2016  11:00am to 12:30pm Explain what is discrete Morse theory and how to use it to analyse distributed read/write waitfree algorithms. 

Nisha Panwar: On the Fly Authentication in Vehicular Networks Tuesday, November 1, 2016  1:00pm to 2:30pm Autonomous vehicles will establish a spontaneous connection over a wireless radio channel while coordinating actions and information. 

Merav Parter and Cameron Musco: Computational Tradeoffs in Biological Neural Networks: SelfStabilizing WinnerTakeAll Networks Friday, October 21, 2016  1:00pm to 2:30pm We initiate a line of investigation into biological neural networks from an algorithmic perspective. 