Author Archives: Stephen Makonin

(Talk) Surprising Judgments about Robot Drivers: Experiments on Rising Expectations and Blaming Humans

Artificial Software Agents – like driverless cars – promise great benefits but also present some new risks. This talk focuses on the unexpected judgments people make about interactions with a software agent. Deploying a new research instrument – the N- … Continue reading

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(Workshop) WiE: Facebook Tech Talk on Mobile Apps, Cashing, and Ads

Are you interested to know about how tech giants attack some of the most exciting problems in software industry, or to network with other local professionals? Then, don’t miss this opportunity! You are invited to a tech talk given by … Continue reading

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(Talk) Making Threat Modelling Fun and Easy

Getting developers to think more defensively about their code is sometimes difficult. And with impending deadlines, its almost impossible to get them to do any sort of threat modelling. In this session, Dana will walk attendees through exploring how to … Continue reading

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(Talk) The Victorian “Moon Program” and the Troubled Birth of Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers are the children of a failure so profoundly embarrassing that we don’t even talk about it. Certainly, most engineering curricula don’t. But history is important. In an act of boldness that could only result from foolish arrogance, the … Continue reading

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(Workshop) SFU Optimization Networking Event

The Joint Computing Chapter is please to be a Technical Co-Sponsor of the SFU Optimization Networking Event. This event is also sponsored by NSERC, SFU Faculty of Applied Science, and MITACS. If you are in the field of optimization and/or operations research, … Continue reading

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