ACM at Case Western Reserve University is proud to present our sixth annual Link-State conference. Every fall, we invite a group of awesome speakers to talk about all sorts of tech-related topics, ranging from programming to robotics to entrepreneurship. We welcome students and professionals to join us on October 7 for a day full of great tech talks, free food, and networking with awesome local tech companies.
If you are driving to Link-State, you can park for free on campus! Please use lot S-53, also known as the Veale Parking Garage. Take a ticket when you enter the garage, and be sure to ask for a parking voucher when you check into the conference. As you leave the garage, present the voucher to the parking attendant and you will not need to pay.
Tickets are free, but you must register in order to attend.
|time||Havorka Atrium||Millis-Schmitt Auditorium||Clapp Lecutre Hall|
|9:00am||Check-In and Breakfast|
|12:00pm||Lunch + Networking|
|1:00pm||Ryan May||Jesse Throwe|
|2:00pm||John Dulin||Calvin Robinson|
|3:00pm||John Herraghty||Brendan Higgins|
Autonomy is required for manned spacecraft missions distant enough that light-time communication delays make ground-based mission control infeasible. Presently, ground controllers develop a complete schedule of power modes for all spacecraft components based on a large number of factors and then remotely execute those commands on the vehicle. Contrast this with a mission to Demos and/or Phobos or a mission to the planet Mars that involves a total travel time of 6 to 9 months, and communication delays that can vary anywhere from 6 to 44 minutes roundtrip. Because the communication delays are so long, the mission control center on Earth will no longer have the ability to assist the astronauts in real-time to diagnose and correct problems with the spacecraft. In addition, it is expected that the astronauts that will undertake such missions will not be domain experts in the respective subsystems required to operate the spacecraft. Consequently, each of the subsystems will have to have built into it a substantial amount of intelligence to permit its routine operation as well as fault diagnosis and corrective actions. This talk will discuss the use of a Multi-Agent System for the control of a spacecraft's electric power system to enable modular and responsive autonomy. Parallels between the space-based power system and the terrestrial power grid will be discussed and some in-progress examples of this type of control will be shown.
Ryan May the Chief Engineer of Intwine Connect, an IoT service provider in Cleveland, Ohio.He has previously worked in automotive controls for Bendix as well as aeronautics and spacecraft controls while at NASA Glenn Research Center. His areas of research include mega-scale decentralized control systems, control of electric power systems, autonomous systems, and nonlinear optimization. Ryan is currently pursuing his PhD at Case Western Reserve University.
Word embeddings aim to capture the semantic representation of words in vector space, and have been successfully used to enrich existing language models and improve accuracy in some fundamental tasks in natural language processing. Popular tools for creating word embeddings examine a word’s surrounding context of neighboring words to create a vector representation for that word. This approach however, does not account for possibly relevant context information for a target word that exists far outside of the immediate window of neighboring words. In this talk we will explore using a more syntactically motivated context window to build word vectors with an aim to increase the accuracy of downstream syntactic NLP tasks.
Ethan Hill is a software engineer at IBM Watson Health (formerly Explorys) in Cleveland working on a health care analytics engine. After graduating from Ohio State University in 2015 with dual bachelors degrees in computer science and German, he joined the IBM Watson group in Columbus Ohio and came to Cleveland in 2016. Aside from language and computers, Ethan enjoys cycling and cooking in his free time.
This talk will explore my involvement in Bash: its history, how I got involved, highlights of its development, and lessons I've learned from the experience.
Chet Ramey is a long-time employee of Case Western Reserve University. He has been involved in GNU Bash and Readline development since 1989, and the primary maintainer of both since 1994.
Over the last several years I’ve been a part of an initiative to implement a strong multi-factor enabled authentication scheme for access to our network and its resources across a diverse set of software and operating systems. This talk will dive into a high level overview on what was implemented, why we did some of the things we did, and some of the things that I would do differently today. Most of the custom software talked about in this talk is also available on github at https://github.com/covermymeds/mfa
Jesse Throwe is a jack of all trades who's spent the last two decades exploring various aspects of technology. In the past being a security, a systems and software engineer, Jesse has gotten to experience Information Security from multiple perspectives. These days he's been diving into analytics from a systems and security perspective in order to gain insight into potential threats to the enviroment
Emerging technologies are contributing ground breaking advancements to visualization, which has always been key to unlocking and sharing new insights. We invite you to please join us at our presentation where, through examples of augmented reality, virtual reality and natural user interfaces, we’ll explore the importance of historic and modern visualization. Our presentation will highlight recent achievements in visualization at NASA.
The Graphics and Visualization (GVIS) Lab at NASA Glenn Research Center provides services, expertise, and facilities for the visualization of scientific data, engineering analyses, and mission scenarios. GVIS specializes in developing custom data visualization solutions and houses the latest computer graphics and advanced interactive display technologies. Our mission is to apply the latest visualization and human interaction technologies to advance NASA missions.
Freenome is a liquid biopsy cancer diagnostics platform based on classifying cell-free DNA drawn from blood with machine learning. So, when you are hired as a software engineer and asked to build the services, storage, and UIs to track and study thousands of vials of blood thru a complex wet lab process... What do you do? You ask lots of questions and learn very quickly. This talk describes the intimidating design problem when building software for experts in a different field. How do you know you're building the right thing? How do you learn what biology to learn and not learn? How do you build tools for a clinical lab and and learn what biology to learn and not learn? How do you build tools for a clinical lab and an your data and services to the lab and machine learning scientists? And how do you learn what in the world you are building without being a laboratory scientist? By the end, the audience will also have learned a lot about the software needed to run a wet lab and a lot about modern gene-sequencing.
This talk will cover daily duties of an in-house infoSec guy. Topics to be discussed include compliance, Probing/monitoring, Automatic Alerting, Chasing Abnormalities and role management. The talk will also discuss what to look for when looking into a security job and qualificaitons.
John has 30 years of Systems/Network administration and architecture experience some of it in Information Security. He's currently a Senior Security Engineer wit IBM.
I will explain how DRAM is structured, what memory refreshing is and why it needs to be done how memory caching and flushing work, what memory paging is and how it works, and how x86's flush instruction can be abused to force repeated reads and/or writes to DRAM and how that can be used to create electromagnetic interference to manipulate adjacent memory rows and how that can be used to gain access to physical memory.