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WPCCS'23 Winter Schedule Draft

The Warwick Postgraduate Colloquium in Computer Science (WPCCS) 2023 Winter will be held on Monday 11th December 2023, in the Mathematical Sciences Building, University of Warwick.

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8:30-9:30 Registration

Guest Talk: Dr Ayşe Sunar (MSB 0.07)




Computational Biology I

MSB 0.08

Artificial Intelligence I

MSB 0.07

Integrating Social Network Analysis and Deep Learning for Improved Prediction of Molecular Pathways in Colorectal Cancer
Neda Zamanitajeddin

Causal Optimal Transport of Abstractions
Yorgos Felekis

Decoding Lung Adenocarcinoma: A Generalizable Growth Patterns Classification Model Using H&E Whole Slide Histology Images
Arwa Alrubaian

Stepping into the boardroom: A novel AI-enabled method for identifying collective leadership
Daniela Valdes
10:45-11:00 Spatio-Temporal application of Heterogeneous Graph Neural Networks on cell surface data
Edward Offord
Betting on what is neither verifiable nor falsifiable.
Abhimanyu Pallavi Sudhir
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

Theory and Foundations

MSB 0.08

Machine Learning 

MSB 0.07
11:15-11:30 Constant-depth circuits vs. monotone circuits
Bruno Pasqualotto Cavalar
Source Code Plagiairsm Detection with Transformers
Fahad Ebrahim
11:30-11:45 Simple Programs with NP-hard Termination
Henry Sinclair-Banks
Learning stable allocation in convex cooperative game under uncertainty
Nam Tran
11:45-12:00 Fault-Tolerant Kernel Oracles
Peter Strulo
Enhancing Personalization with Graph Neural Networks in Federated Learning
Yan Qian
12:00-12:15 Zero Knowledge Proofs For All Of DP
Ari Biswas
Distributionally Robust Routing Problems
Patrick O’Hara
12:15-12:30 Distance-based robustness for Signal Temporal Logic
Neha Rino
Efficient low-bit quantization for Graph Neural Networks
Rustam Guliyev
12:30-13:30 Lunch (MSB Atrium)
  PGCert Transferable Skills in Science (MSB Atrium)
  Poster Sessions at Lunch (MSB Atrium)

Machine Learning

MSB Atrium

Artificial Intelligence

MSB Atrium
  NLP Approaches to Detect Threatening and Abusive Language Used in Communications With Victims
Sahrish Khan
Leveraging ChatGPT in Pharmacovigilance Event Extraction: An Empirical Study
Zhaoyue Sun
  Reconstructing Training Data from Trained Neural Networks
Andrei Codreanu
Towards Real-Time Sign Language Recognition and Translation on Edge Devices
Shiwei Gan
    Accurate segmentation of nuclear instances using a double-stage neural network
Kesi Xu

Computational Biology

MSB Atrium

Computer Security

MSB Atrium

  Multi-objective optimization for high-definition transcranial electrical stimulation of the human brain
Mo Wang
Revealing Ongoing Sensor Attacks in Industrial Control System via Setpoint Modification
Zhihao Dai
13:30-14:00 Guest Talk: Dr Amir Shirian (MSB 0.07)
14:00-14:15 Break

Computational Biology II

MSB 0.08

Artificial Intelligence II

MSB 0.07

Associations of Dietary Patterns with Brain Health from Behavioral, Neuroimaging, Biochemical, and Genetic Analyses
Ruohan Zhang

Clairvoyance Via Network Statistics
Rosco Hunter

Robust and Efficient Detection of Mitotic Figures​
Mostafa Jahanifar

Explaining Diffusion Models
Bhushan Atote
14:45-15:00   Enlightenment Improves Performance
Minghao Xu
15:00-15:15   First-view pedestrian trajectory prediction based on diffusion modeling
Boyang Fu
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break

High Performance Computing

MSB 0.08

Artificial Intelligence III

MSB 0.07
15:30-15:45 OP-PIC – An Unstructured Mesh Particle in Cell Domain Specific Language
Zaman Lantra
Developing a Benchmark for Evaluation Hallucination in Multimodal Large Language Models
Kaiwen Zuo
15:45-16:00 Automatic Synthesis of Structured-mesh Solvers on FPGAs using High-Level Abstractions
Beniel Thileepan
A Closer Look at Data Overlap in the Difficulty of Unlearning
Kairan Zhao
16:00-16:15 GNN Embedding for taskflow allocation in MEC environment
Xuanyu Liu
FLAIM: AIM-based Synthetic Data Generation in the Federated setting
Samuel Maddock
16:15-16:30   NLP-based Social Media Cyberthreat Intelligence Framework for early prediction of Zero-day Attacks
Majed Albarrak
16:30-16:45 Closing including Prize Announcement (MSB 0.07)