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May 8, 2017

  

Monday, May 08, 2017

Event Image Fall 2017 Petitions Accepted for Colorado Residency (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

See Tuition Classification.
Event Image Summer 2017 Petitions Accepted for Colorado Residency (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

See Tuition Classification.
Event Image Fall 2017 Registration for New & Readmitted Graduate & Law Students (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

 
Event Image Fall 2017 Registration for Readmitted Undergraduates (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The schedule adjustment period is Aug. 14–18.
Event Image Spring 2017 Final Exams (Begin on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

See Final Exam Schedule.
Event Image Spring 2017 Honors Medals Available in Dean's & Honors Offices, Diploma Covers Available, Hold Lists
All Day

The following events occur on this day:
  • Dean's Offices: Honors medals are available all week in dean's and honors offices.
  • Departments: Diploma covers are available for pickup in the Office of the Registrar from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Office of the Registrar: Sends a copy of the Bursar's hold lists to the Graduate School.
For a full list of commencement calendar dates, see the Spring 2017 Graduation Coordinators Calendar.
Arabic 3120
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

ARAB 3120
(Cancelled) ALTEC Non-Credit Courses - Laura D'Anna
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Anderson Language & Technology Center Non-Credit Courses
Event Image Puppies and Pizza
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Take a break and pet some puppies.

Location: Field between Rec Center and Carlson Gym
CompSci Colloquium: Jenn Wortman Vaughan (Microsoft Research)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Crowd Behavior and Implications on Research

ABSTRACT: Over the last decade, crowdsourcing has been used to harness the power of human computation to solve tasks that are notoriously difficult to solve with computers alone, such as determining whether or not an image contains a tree, rating the relevance of a website or verifying the phone number of a business. The machine learning community was early to embrace crowdsourcing as a tool for quickly and inexpensively obtaining the vast quantities of labeled data needed to train systems. However, crowdsourcing platforms are often treated as a black box, with little attention paid to the crowd itself. 

Vaughan will describe two recent projects aimed at understanding who crowdworkers are, how they behave and what this should teach us about best practices for interacting with the crowd. The first examines the causal effects of financial incentives on the quality of crowdwork, focusing on performance-based payments, bonus payments awarded to workers for producing high quality work. The second opens up the black box of crowdsourcing to uncover that crowdworkers should not be viewed as independent contractors, but rather a network with a rich communication structure. Together, these research studies can teach us how to most effectively interact with the crowd. This talk is based on joint work with Mary Gray, Chien-Ju Ho, Alex Slivkins, Sid Suri and Ming Yin.

BIO: Jenn Wortman Vaughan is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research, New York City, where she studies algorithmic economics, machine learning and social computing, often in the context of prediction markets, crowdsourcing and other human-in-the-loop systems. Vaughan came to MSR in 2012 from UCLA, where she was an assistant professor in the computer science department. She completed her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009, and subsequently spent a year as a Computing Innovation Fellow at Harvard. She is the recipient of Penn's 2009 Rubinoff dissertation award for innovative applications of computer technology, a National Science Foundation CAREER award, a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), and a handful of best paper or best student paper awards. In her “spare” time, Vaughan is involved in a variety of efforts to provide support for women in computer science; most notably, she co-founded the Annual Workshop for Women in Machine Learning, which has been held each year since 2006.
 
Stats, Optimization, and Machine Learning Seminar - Jennifer Vaughan
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Jennifer Wortman Vaughan, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research New York City

Crowd Behavior and Implications on Research

Over the last decade, crowdsourcing has been used to harness the power of human computation to solve tasks that are notoriously difficult to solve with computers alone, such as determining whether or not an image contains a tree, rating the relevance of a website, or verifying the phone number of a business. The machine learning community was early to embrace crowdsourcing as a tool for quickly and inexpensively obtaining the vast quantities of labeled data needed to train systems. However, crowdsourcing platforms are often treated as a black box, with little attention paid to the crowd itself. I will describe two recent projects aimed at understanding who crowdworkers are, how they behave, and what this should teach us about best practices for interacting with the crowd.  The first examines the causal effects of financial incentives on the quality of crowdwork, focusing on performance-based payments, bonus payments awarded to workers for producing high quality work. The second opens up the black box of crowdsourcing to uncover that crowdworkers should not be viewed as independent contractors, but rather a network with a rich communication structure. Together, these research studies can teach us how to most effectively interact with the crowd. This talk is based on joint work with Mary Gray, Chien-Ju Ho, Alex Slivkins, Sid Suri, and Ming Yin.

BIO: Jenn Wortman Vaughan is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, New York City, where she studies algorithmic economics, machine learning, and social computing, often in the context of prediction markets, crowdsourcing, and other human-in-the-loop systems. Jenn came to MSR in 2012 from UCLA, where she was an assistant professor in the computer science department. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009, and subsequently spent a year as a Computing Innovation Fellow at Harvard. She is the recipient of Penn's 2009 Rubinoff dissertation award for innovative applications of computer technology, a National Science Foundation CAREER award, a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), and a handful of best paper or best student paper awards. In her “spare” time, Jenn is involved in a variety of efforts to provide support for women in computer science; most notably, she co-founded the Annual Workshop for Women in Machine Learning, which has been held each year since 2006.
Tuition Classification 101: Emancipation
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Regent Administrative Center, room 1B60 (lower level)

Anyone interested in petitioning for Colorado residency may attend an on-campus Tuition Classification 101 session; attendance is required for students needing to prove emancipation.

Sessions are scheduled monthly on the second and fourth Monday and the first and third Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. (excluding holidays) during the semester. Seating is limited, so please reserve your seat by clicking the Register icon. An email with specific directions to the session will be sent out prior to the event.

Attending one of these sessions is the only way to obtain a residency petition for emancipation.
Event Image Tuition Classification 501: Adult
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Regent Administrative Center, room 1B60 (lower level)

This sessions will provide information for the following qualified petitioners only:
  • Adult Students who are at least 23 years of age prior to the first day of classes in the semester for which they are petitioning.

  • Students Married for at least one year prior to the first day of classes in the semester for which they are petitioning.

  • Second-Year Graduate students.

This session is not intended for students needing to prove emancipation.

Sessions are scheduled monthly on the second and fourth Monday and the first and third Thursday from 3 to 3:30 p.m. during the semester. Seating is limited, so please reserve your seat by clicking the Register icon. An email with specific directions to the session will be sent out prior to the event. 

ALTEC Community Courses non-credit languages
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Various language courses
Alumni Assessment Series: Realize Your Next Career Move
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Alumni Assessment Series: Realize Your Next Career Move

Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 
6-9 p.m. MST

Cost: $85

Are you struggling about a possible career transition? Gain more clarity about your personality, interests, and strengths to help you better understand your career preferences. This series of 4 workshops covers the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, StrengthsFinder, and the Strong Interest Inventory with other exercises to help you identify your values and what’s important to you in your career.  

More Information

Event Image Late Night Breakfast
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Center for Student Involvement Presents: Late Night Breakfast!

Hungry Buffs, pack up your gear and head to the UMC on Monday, May 8th from 8-11PM for FREE, fun activities and a FREE meal! Relax, take a break, or reenergize yourself from the hectic finals week: come early and check out our vast array of activities or study in the UMC’s quiet study spaces—from the 5th floor & beyond.

Breakfast Menu: 
10pm-11pm, Alfred Packer Grill, 1st floor UMC

  • Make Your Own Breakfast Burrito
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Country Style Potatoes
  • Bacon
  • Oatmeal & much more!
Event Image Late Night Breakfast
8:00 PM

Hungry Buffs, pack up your study gear and head to the UMC on Monday, May 8th from 8-11PM for FREE, fun activities and a FREE meal!

Relax, take a break, or reenergize yourself from the hectic finals week: come early and check out our vast array of activities or study in the UMC’s quiet study spaces!

Breakfast Menu:
10pm-11pm, Alfred Packer Grill, 1st floor UMC

Make Your Own Breakfast Burrito
Scrambled Eggs
Country Style Potatoes
Bacon
Oatmeal & much more!

FREE Activities
8pm - Supplies Last, 1st & 2nd floor UMC

Of course, these are just some of the activities we have up our sleeves.

After Late Night Breakfast festivities, the UMC 1st floor remains open for study. So join the Center for Student Involvement in celebrating this CU tradition, see you there!

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