This is the group schedule page. Below is the calendar of group meetings. We currently meet on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Bloomberg 397.
Meetings begin with a quick scrum: 30 seconds to 1 minute per-person (this is a hard time cap at 1 minute, no more allowed) description of what they did last week and what they’re working on. No interruptions, no tangents, and no questions are allowed during this time.
REMEMBER: you must either get a speaker, or prepare a 20 minute talk with slides on either your work or someone else’s.
See the previous speakers page for previous speaker bios + archives of the previous schedules for prior semesters.
|12/23/2020||NOBODY||Winter Break Holiday|
|12/30/2020||NOBODY||Winter Break Holiday|
|01/13/2021||Ari Juels||Ari spoke about his Ring of Gyges paper.|
|01/20/2021||NOBODY||Canceled for the Inauguration|
|02/10/2021||Sishan Long||Sishan gave a talk on Ansible|
|02/17/2021||Mahimna Kelkar||Mahimna gave a talk on order fairness.|
|02/24/2021||Yan Ji||Yan gave a talk on Blockchain Denial of Service (BDoS) attacks.|
|03/03/2021||Iddo Bentov||Iddo gave a talk about mitigating issues with people uploading illegal data to Bitcoin|
|03/10/2021||Sarah Allen||Sarah will give a quick introduction to behavioral economics and evolutionary psychology.|
|03/17/2021||Tyler Kell||Tyler gave a talk about DeFi.|
|03/24/2021||Jasleen Malvai||Alin Tomescu will be giving a talk on vector commitments|
|03/31/2021||Deepak Maram||Deepak and Jasleen will be giving a joint practice talk on CanDID|
|04/07/2021||Phil Daian||Phil will give a talk called “The Third Door: Is Bribery Amazing or What?”|
|04/14/2021||Ari Juels||Ari will be leading a discussion called NFT Design Fest|
|04/21/2021||Ethan Cecchetti||Ethan discussed the VERY recent paper “On the Feasibility of Stealthily Introducing Vulnerabilities in Open-Source Software via Hypocrite Commits” and the drama around the Linux Kernel patches|
|04/28/2021||Kushal Babel||Kushal talked about proof systems (Coq, K framework) for formal verification.|
|05/05/2021||NOBODY||Cancelled in favor of giving more time for the CCS deadline|
|05/12/2021||Sishan Long||Soubhik Deb gave a talk on PoSAT Proof of Work Availability and Unpredictability without the Work|
|05/19/2021||Andrew Miller||This session is a crossover episode with Andrew Miller’s group at UIUC to lead a discussion and brainstorming session about NFTs.|
|05/26/2021||Tyler Kell||Tyler will be giving a talk about memes.|
|06/02/2021||Jasleen Malvai||Fractal SNARK Tutorial: Bring a pen and paper.|
|06/09/2021||Sarah Allen||Sarah will be talking about her recent Forsage research.|
|06/23/2021||Yan Ji||Yashvanth Kondi will be giving a talk on “Proactive Threshold Wallets with Offline Devices.”|