• Computational Challenges in High-throughput DNA Sequencing
    Please join us for the sixth of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2018 bi-monthly evening program series. Agenda 6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking 7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation 8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned Event Details High-throughput DNA sequencing has created a revolution in biology and has caused a exponential growth in the amount of biological data currently being generated. This field presents challenges in many fields ranging from biochemistry to computer science to mathematics and statistics. This talk will review how sequence data is generated, some of the standard methods for storing DNA sequence data, one of the earliest challenges of how to align random short segments of DNA to a template genome, and where this technology is likely going in the future. Speaker Bio Michael Weinstein is a bioinformatics scientist at Zymo Research in Irvine and instructor at UCLA. He holds a Ph.D. in human genetics from UCLA and has worked for over 15 years in the laboratory as a scientist. Along with laboratory science, he develops software for the analysis of biological data and his past and current projects include programs designed to discover new inherited mutations, identify potential off-target sites for targeted gene editing in collaboration with Microsoft, identify and rank potential immune therapy targets in cancers, and analyze microbiome data. In addition to biomedical research, he also studies information security and has spoken on web application penetration testing. Co-sponsors This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society. Venue & Parking This meeting will instead be held at the Knobbe Martens Irvine offices. Parking validation will be provided to attendees. We will be utilizing iNK Digital Networking alongside our check-in for the event! This app will help you network easier, faster and more efficiently within the ACM Event. This is optional, but a few simple steps before coming will allow you to exchange your business cards digitally, find better connections, consolidate the info you get, and build upon those relationships all under one roof! Please take a few minutes to set up your profile BEFORE coming into the event. iNK Sign-up- do this before the event • Download the app “iNK Digital Networking” via Google Play or iTunes • Create an account and set-up your business card • When setting up your business card, don’t forget to include your own keyword affiliations ie: IEEE-ComputerSociety, OC-ACM, SoftwareEngineer, DataScientist etc. • Once completed, you’re all set to start sharing your contacts, hosting events, and connecting with other iNK-ers • RSVP by going to ACM in the “event” tab of your iNK app and clicking “RSVP” iNK Check-in- do this when you ARRIVE at ACM Event (Must have set up your card on iNK to RSVP/Check-in) • To check-in via iNK, please click “scan” from your iNK homepage screen and wave your phone camera over the QR at the check-in table upon arrival • See attendees and companies, request digital business cards, build meaningful relationships • Event search bar allows you to keyword filter attendees and keywords, helping you find those missed connections • Connect with other attendees by requesting them from the attendee list or scanning their QR from the homepage

    Knobbe Martens

    2040 Main Street, 2nd Floor · Irvine, CA

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  • Docker + Kubernetes: Holy Grail for Software Distribution and Deployment
    Please join us for the fifth of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2018 bi-monthly evening program series. Agenda 6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking 7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation 8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned Event Details Docker is a valuable tool for software teams of all sizes; it's been gaining momentum with everyone from open source developers to publicly traded corporations. Docker adds a layer of abstraction between software and the operating system, making it easy for people to build and deploy software on nearly any operating system. Because of this ease-of-use, Docker orchestrators, such as Kubernetes, have been built allowing for horizontal scaling of internet-scale applications using Docker Containers. This talk will go over the value of Docker and why you want to use it in the software industry. Speaker Bio Ryan Smith, UCI graduating class 2014, is currently a Senior DevOps Engineer at Veritone Inc in Costa Mesa. He loves cheeseburgers and developing in the open source community. His preferred programming language is Golang, works extensively with Docker, and deploys everything to AWS. In his spare time, he's developing a Serverless framework using Terraform. Co-sponsors This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society. Venue & Parking This meeting will instead be held at the Knobbe Martens Irvine offices. Parking validation will be provided to attendees.

    Knobbe Martens

    2040 Main Street, 2nd Floor · Irvine, CA

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  • Bringing Blockchain to Global Enterprise
    Please join us for the fourth of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2018 bi-monthly evening program series. Agenda 6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking 7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation 8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned Event Details One of the great illusions of the digital age is that financial transactions and supply chains are able to take place and be tracked in real-time. In reality, while a million wire transfers shoot back and forth between two banks in the course of a day, the money itself moves only in single massive net transfers. Invoices take weeks to process. Shipment and supply chain tracking is notoriously unreliable. We live and work in an ocean of old data. That's about to change with blockchain, which makes possible transactions that are truly real-time, personalized, and cryptographically secure. In this talk, LedgerDomain CEO Ben Taylor walks you through some of the exciting use cases for enterprise blockchain – from banks to pharmaceuticals to electronics – and gives you a look at a running enterprise-level blockchain console. Speaker Bio Ben Taylor is the founder and CEO of blockchain company LedgerDomain. A double MIT graduate (where he got his start on a PDP-10), Ben spent a quarter of a century in the trenches on Wall Street before striking out to change how global enterprise does business. LedgerDomain’s blockchain solutions help today’s leaders bring real-time, personalized, and secure transactions to their communities and industries. Co-sponsors This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society. Venue Change Please be aware that this meeting will not be held at UCI Applied Innovations where our past meetings have been held, but will instead be at the Knobbe Martens Irvine offices. Parking validation will be provided to attendees.

    Knobbe Martens

    2040 Main Street, 2nd Floor · Irvine, CA

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  • Quantum Computing : State of Play
    Please join us for the third of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2018 bi-monthly evening program series. Agenda 6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking 7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation 8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned Event Details Quantum computing research is reaching an inflection point. Multiple industry partners are releasing commercial chips. Academic partners are demonstrating key milestones towards fault tolerance. Where do things go from here? In this broad audience talk, Prof. Dressel will review what quantum computing is, where we are now, and exactly how far away we are from applications where quantum computers will be game changing. Speaker Bio Dr. Justin Dressel is an Assistant Professor of Physics in the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University and a member of the Institute for Quantum Studies. He earned his PhD in Physics from the University of Rochester. Dr. Dressel researches the foundations of quantum physics, which is a natural intersection point between physics, mathematics, and computer science. His recent research has focused on algebraic approaches to generalized quantum measurements, quantum computation with superconducting transmon quantum bits using circuit quantum electrodynamics, and Clifford algebraic approaches to relativistic field theory. Though the bulk of his work is theoretical in nature, he works closely with experimental teams at U Rochester, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Barbara. Co-sponsors This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society. Venue Change Please be aware that this meeting will not be held at UCI Applied Innovations where our past meetings have been held, but will instead be at the Knobbe Martens Irvine offices. Parking validation will be provided to attendees.

    Knobbe Martens

    2040 Main Street, 2nd Floor · Irvine, CA

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  • The Use of AI Diagnostics in Healthcare
    Please join us for the second of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2018 bi-monthly evening program series. Agenda 6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking 7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation 8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned Event Details New implementations of Artificial Intelligence have already changed many industries and are quickly becoming ubiquitous in consumer products. Healthcare is just taking notice, and use of AI to assist physicians in diagnosis is emerging as the first use case. In this talk, Dr. Taraman will survey the current landscape of AI in healthcare with focus on diagnostic implementations and will also discuss the opportunities and challenges in this space. Speaker Bio Sharief Taraman, MD is the Assistant Division Chief of Neurology at CHOC Children’s Hospital and VP of Medical at Cognoa, a startup using machine learning to diagnose and treat neurobehavioral conditions. He is an assistant clinical professor at the University of California-Irvine and is the site director at CHOC Children’s for the clinical informatics fellowship. Dr. Taraman is dual board certified in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology and clinical informatics. He is actively involved in the the CHOC Children’s Medical Intelligence and Innovation Institute and the community serving as a board member for the American Academy of Pediatrics Orange County Chapter, the medical advisory board for the Irvine Unified School District, and volunteers with the Girl Scouts of Orange County. Co-sponsors This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society. Venue Change Please be aware that this meeting will not be held at UCI Applied Innovations where our past meetings have been held, but will instead be at the Knobbe Martens Irvine offices. Parking validation will be provided to attendees.

    Knobbe Martens

    2040 Main Street, 2nd Floor · Irvine, CA

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  • One World, One Internet, Many Futures
    Sigmund Fidyke, Sr. Director, Enterprise Architecture, ICANN Please join us for the first of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2018 bi-monthly evening program series. Agenda 6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking 7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation 8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned Event Details There are many misconceptions about how the Internet operates and who controls it. With a view from the inside, Sigmund will give you the real story – plus a look at where the Internet is headed. One thing we know is that the Internet is always changing, and that our world changes with it. This talk with cover five aspects of the changing internet that will alter our future. Speaker Bio Sigmund Fidyke currently serves as Sr. Director, Enterprise Architecture at ICANN, the global non-profit that is responsible for Internet addressing and domain management. With a passion for innovation and technology, Sigmund has previously been CTO at a number of software companies, the Technology Partner at Chicklabs incubator, and is currently a member of Chapman University’s Computer Science Industry Advisory Board. Co-sponsors This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society.

    The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation

    5141 California Ave., Ste 200 · Irvine, CA

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  • Experiences Implementing DevOps
    Please join us for the sixth of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2017 bi-monthly evening program series. Agenda 6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking 7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation 8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned Event Details Our panel of speakers will discuss their personal experiences implementing DevOps practices within their organizations. You'll learn about how Google's Site Reliability Engineering team's influenced corporate-wide DevOps behavior and how leadership skills, experience and executive sponsorship impacted IBM's DevOps transformation. You'll also learn how DevOps practices have been implemented in by a corporate IT department to greatly improve delivery times and in a manner that is ITIL compliant. You'll gain a better understanding of how DevOps practices can help your organization and an appreciation of the organizational and cultural impact that you need in order to implement such practices. Speaker Bios Sanjay Maru currently leads the Enterprise Architecture group at St. Joseph Health, responsible for technology transformation and strategy. He has spoken on St. Joseph Health's DevOps journey at the HIMSS 2017 and PuppetConf 2016 conferences. Sanjay is an IT Leader with 20+ years of experience in successfully delivering solutions aligned to business strategy and goals. Prior to St. Joseph Health, he worked at Nationwide, filling various roles from leading development teams and enterprise architects to establishing and implementing enterprise technology strategy. Steve Mason is currently a Program Director at IBM where his responsibilities include DevOps for IBM’s Enterprise Content Management SaaS and Box Relay product offerings. He has spoken on DevOps at IBM’s World of Watson 2016 conference. Steve has nearly 30 years of experience managing and developing Enterprise Content Management and Business Process Management software at IBM and FileNet Corporation. Steve earned his B.S. in Computer Science from California State Polytechnic University Pomona. Marc Tamsky is currently VP, Systems Reliability Engineering at Veritone, Inc. where his responsibilities include implementing DevOps practices. Marc has been building and operating global-scale systems for over 15 years. He worked five years at Google as a Site Reliability Engineer. As part of the SRE team, Marc was responsible for the care and feeding of several Ads-related systems, including malware prevention. Marc attended the College of Creative Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. Co-sponsors This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society.

    The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation

    5141 California Ave., Ste 200 · Irvine, CA

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  • Proof or Consequences
    Gerard Holzmann, Ph.D. Founder, Nimble Research (http://nimbleresearch.com/) Please join us for the fifth of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2017 bi-monthly evening program series. Agenda 6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking 7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation 8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned Event Details All software of any practical significance is likely to have residual defects. How can we reduce those number to a minimum when we're developing really critical code? I'll first summarize what steps we took in JPL's flight software team to prevent as many defects as possible from finding their way into the roughly 3 million lines of mission critical code that was developed for the Mars Science Lab Curiosity Rover that has been exploring the surface of Mars for almost five years now. I'll then talk briefly also about an experimental new methodology that can allow us to analyze multi-threaded C source code more thoroughly for compliance with logical correctness properties that are expressed in linear temporal logic. Speaker Bio Dr. Holzmann is the founder and a researcher at Nimble Research and a Visiting Associate in Computing & Mathematical Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. He recently retired from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he was the founder and leader of JPL's Laboratory for Reliable Software (http://lars-lab.jpl.nasa.gov/). Prior to joining JPL, he was a researcher at Bell Labs. He has designed and built software for image editing (Pico 1983), logic model checking (Spin 1998), static code analysis (Uno 2002, Cobra 2016), and for peer code review (Scrub 2009). He was a member of the flight software team for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Mission[masked], He is a Fellow of the ACM and member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He is the recipient of the ACM System Software Award (2001), the ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award (2002), the Edison Patent Award (2003), co-recipient of the ACM Kannellakis Award (2006), recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Twente University (2006), the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal (2012) and the IEEE Harlan D. Mills Award (2015). He earned his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. Co-sponsors This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society.

    The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation

    5141 California Ave., Ste 200 · Irvine, CA

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  • Explaining Black-Box Machine Learning Predictions
    Sameer Singh, Ph.D. Asst. Prof. of Computer Science, UCI Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) Please join us for the fourth of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2017 bi-monthly evening program series. Agenda 6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking 7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation 8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned Event Details Machine learning is at the forefront of many recent advances in science and technology, enabled in part by the sophisticated models and algorithms that have been recently introduced. However, as a consequence of this complexity, machine learning essentially acts as a black-box as far as users are concerned, making it incredibly difficult to understand, predict, or "trust" their behavior. In this talk, Prof. Singh will describe approaches to explain the predictions of ANY classifier in an interpretable and faithful manner. He will present examples of explanations for a variety of data types, such as images, text, and tabular data, and complex classifiers, such as random forests and deep neural networks. He will also present quantitative evaluation with human subjects on scenarios that require trust: deciding if one should trust a prediction, choosing between two algorithms, improving an untrustworthy algorithm, and predicting the behavior of the classifier. Speaker Bio Dr. Sameer Singh is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. He is working on large-scale and interpretable machine learning applied to information extraction and natural language processing. Sameer was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Washington. He received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2014, during which he also worked at Microsoft Research, Google Research, and Yahoo! Labs on massive-scale machine learning. He was awarded the Adobe Research Data Science Faculty Award, was selected as a DARPA Riser, won the grand prize in the Yelp dataset challenge, and received the Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges fellowship. Sameer has published at top-tier machine learning and natural language processing conferences and workshops. (http://sameersingh.org (http://sameersingh.org/)) Co-sponsors This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society.

    The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation

    5141 California Ave., Ste 200 · Irvine, CA

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  • ACM OC Chapter Organizing Committee Meeting
    We will be meeting in the Pirates Cove Conference Room. Feel free to bring your lunch to the meeting. Agenda: 1) Review and approve prior meeting minutes 2) Treasurer's report 3) Review learnings from the prior program meeting 4) Operational planning for the next program meeting 5) Identify and discuss potential future program speakers 6) Other business

    The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation

    5141 California Ave., Ste 200 · Irvine, CA