Events: Data- och informationsteknik events at Chalmers University of TechnologyFri, 12 Oct 2018 16:09:43 +0200 Sustainability Day 2018<p>Campus Johanneberg, mostly at Chalmers conference centre, Student Union Building</p><p>​Chalmers Sustainability Day is back - Tuesday 23 October 2018. This year’s theme is Good Health and Well-being.</p>​ <br /><div><h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">The programme is launched!</h5> <div>Chalmers Sustainability day will offer an exciting and vast programme, open to all Chalmers employees and students. </div> <div> </div></div> <div>Programme and registration: <a href="/en/about-chalmers/Chalmers-for-a-sustainable-future/sustainability-day2018/Pages/default.aspx">Chalmers Sustainability Day 2018</a></div> <br /><br /> - Coding for humanity<p>Lindholmen, Gothenburg</p><p></p>​For the second year in a row, during 48 intense hours on November 2nd - 4th one of Sweden’s largest hackathons, OpenHack (, will be taking place at Alten’s office at Lindholmen in Gothenburg. OpenHack is an organization under Engineers Without Borders Sweden that organizes hackathons all over Sweden based on the idea that software and ICT has an important role in making the world a better place. <br /><br />The problems that will be solved are provided by other organizations and agencies, such as the Red Cross, the Swedish Migration Agency, UNICEF, among others. The solutions are completely open source and our hope is that the best ones are taken from idea to implementation.<br /><br />OpenHack is free for all hackers that attend with food, drinks, and snacks provided through the help of our partner and sponsors. If you are interested in OpenHack and want to know more, feel free to contact us at OpenHack Gothenburg is an annual event, so if you want to take part but cannot make it this time, you can always join next year.<br /><br /><div>Together we show that tech-Sweden cares and works for a better world!</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Registration is open &gt;</a><br /><br /></div> Every Great Deep Learning Framework Is An Even Greater Programming Languages Concept<p>Palmstedtsalen, university building,</p><p>​Welcome to this seminar with Erik Meijer,  computer scientist, entrepreneur and professor at Delft University of Technology.</p><div>​ <br /></div> <div>There will be time for coffee and mingle after the presentation. Please register so that we can estimate the number of participants.</div> <div><h4 class="chalmersElement-H4"><a href="">REGISTRATION &gt;</a> </h4></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Abstract</strong><br /></div> <div>In many areas, such as image recognition, natural language processing, search, recommendation, autonomous cars, systems software and infrastructure, and even Software Engineering tools themselves, Software 2.0 (= programming using learned models) is quickly swallowing Software 1.0 (= programming using handcrafted algorithms).<br /><br />One way to try to prepare for this ML-induced disruption is to focus on what is not changing.  Neural nets are pure functions from tensors to tensors that are differentiable, which allows them to be trained using back propagation. Software 2.0 Engineers construct complex neural nets like CNNs, RNNs, LSTMs, … using high-order combinators like map, fold, zip, scan, recursion, .... The programming language community has discovered a deep connection between back-propagation and continuations. This has led to the idea considering Differentiable Programming as the natural next step of Deep Learning. <br /><br />This talk will illustrate the deep programming language principles behind Differentiable Programming, which will hopefully inspire the working Software 1.0 engineer to pay serious attention to the threats and opportunities of Software 2.0.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Biography</strong></div> <div>Erik Meijer received his Ph.D. from Nijmegen University in 1992. He was an associate professor at Utrecht University. He then became a software architect for Microsoft where he headed the Cloud Programmability Team from 2000 to 2013. He then founded Applied Duality Inc. In 2011 Erik Meijer was appointed part-time professor of Cloud Programming within the Software Engineering Research Group at Delft University of Technology. He is also member of the ACM Queue Editorial Board. In October 2015 Erik Meijer joined the Developer Infra Structure organization at Facebook where he works on leveraging ML to make developers more productive.<br /><br />Meijer’s research has included the areas of functional programming, particularly Haskell, parsing, programming language design, XML, and foreign function interfaces. His work at Microsoft included C#, Visual Basic, LINQ, Volta, and the reactive programming framework (Reactive Extensions) for .NET. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Microsoft Outstanding Technical Leadership Award and in 2007 the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award as a member of the C# team.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> Technology and the Swedish Quantum Computer<p>Scaniasalen, lecture room,</p><p>​​Welcome to a lunch seminar organised by the Information and Communication Technology Area of Advance.</p><div>​ <br /></div> <div><div>The program is scheduled for appr one hour (12.00-13.00), with an additional hour for further discussion and exchange of experiences. During the seminar we offer a light lunch. Please register <strong>by the latest on Thursday 22nd November.</strong></div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4"><a href="" target="_blank">REGISTER HERE &gt;</a></h4> <div> </div> <div><strong>Programme:</strong> </div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Hardware of the Swedish quantum computer</strong></div> <div>Philip Krantz, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Modeling and Software for the Swedish Quantum Computer</strong></div> <div>Göran Johansson, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Joint work in the intersection of quantum computing and cryptography </strong></div> <div>Katerina Mitrokotsa, Department of Computer Science and Engineering</div> <div>Giulia Ferrini, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div></div>