We used to meet almost every Saturday at 3 pm in N242 (if it is not in use) on the second floor of Kingsbury Hall for
Understanding, Solving, and Constructing Research Ideas and Problems (in computer science) Together, with Energetic Discussion!
The meetings were informal with no slides/notes etc. expected. Our goal was to promote a culture of (serious) research, promote collaboration, and build and improve our research skills so that we can do real research when we grow up.
All were welcome!
Contact: S Bhatia at CS point UNH period edu

Date Discussion topic(s) Present
April 12th, 2009 First undecidability result (Swapnil) Swapnil, Justin, Jeff
April 5th, 2009 Defining visualization (and some quivers) Swapnil, Jeff, (and Justin)
March 14th, 2009 Graph product with stars Swapnil, Justin, Jeff
March 7th, 2009 Graph product encoding a TM and counting edges Swapnil, Justin, Jeff
February 28th, 2009 Graph product Post and Wang Swapnil, Justin, Jeff
February 7th, 2009 Graph product Swapnil, Justin, Jeff
January 31st, 2009 Defining visualizations Jeff, Swapnil
December 13th, 2008 Algebras, coalgebras, and beyond: definition of a K-algebra (Justin) Jeff, Justin, Swapnil
December 6th, 2008 Visualization; integer factoring; introductory discussion of space complexity Jeff, Justin, Swapnil
November 29rd, 2008
(Thanksgiving holidays)
November 22nd, 2008 Reduction from 3SAT to IND-SET; new Hamming Distance problem Jeff, Swapnil
November 15th, 2008
(Did not meet)
November 9th, 2008 (Sunday) Chapter 2 of Arora's book, revisited Jeff, Justin, Swapnil
November 1st, 2008 Tilings: infinite and bounded Jeff, Justin, Swapnil
October 25th, 2008 Definitions of NP and CoNP, SAT, TAUT, and statement of Cook-Levin Jeff, Justin, Swapnil
March 28th, 2008
(Did not meet)
March 21st, 2008 ? Swapnil, Jeff, Andy
March 14th, 2008 Credit-market based bandwidth allocation in access networks Swapnil, Jeff, Andy
March 7th, 2008 Parallelizing image compositing (Thomas); Focused paper reading Jordan, Jeff, Thomas, Swapnil
February 29nd, 2008 Strips planning; heuristic search; improving the local ACM chapter; version control software; VizIt visualization software Jordan, Jeff, Andy
February 22nd, 2008 Practice talk on table-based prefetching for storage caches (Mingju) Swapnil, Jeff, Mingju
February 15th, 2008 Discussion eventually leading to Cantor's brilliant (and valid) diagonalization method (Jeff) Jordan, Swapnil, Jeff, Andy
February 8th, 2008 Quantifying effectiveness of visualizations; when are two vis. maps inequivalent? (Swapnil, Jeff) Jordan, Swapnil, Jeff, Sam
February 1st, 2008 General discussion; suboptimal A* (Jordan) Thomas, Swapnil, Andy, Jordan, Greg, Jeff
January 25th, 2008 General discussion; simplified protein folding problem Thomas, Swapnil, Andy, Seth
December 21st, 2007 An overview of gene graphs; possibility of pruning tree-space by PoE; what can motifs tell us about consistent and inconsistent trees?; running FANMOD Thomas, Swapnil
December 14th, 2007 A case for searching statistically/biologically significant structures (motifs) in gene graphs (Thomas) Jordan, Thomas, Seth, Swapnil, Andy, Ethan
December 7th, 2007 ? ?
November 30th, 2007 Heuristic search: "difficulty" and phase transitions in SAT, landscape ruggedness and autocorrelation (Swapnil), coarsening/sampling, "beams" (Jordan, Thomas, Swapnil); prefetching and caching (Mingju, Prof. Varki) Jordan, Thomas, Swapnil, Mingju, Prof. Varki
November 23rd, 2007 (Thanksgiving holidays)
November 16th, 2007 Performance of new heuristic search algorithms: soln. quality vs. expansions (Jordan); heuristic search with grid coarsening (Thomas/Swapnil); adaptive resolution visualization (Thomas) Swapnil, Jeff, Andy, Thomas, Jordan
November 9th, 2007 The science in Computer Science Swapnil, Jeff, Andy
November 2nd, 2007 Visualizing organism-protein matching data (Seth) Swapnil, Jeff, Andy, Seth, Jordan
October 26th, 2007 Models for wireless sensor networks (Swapnil) Swapnil, Jeff, Andy
October 19th, 2007 Wireless network with eclipse nodes (Swapnil); Visualization with load balancing (Thomas); Macros in heuristic search, effect of weight on A* (Jordan) Swapnil, Jeff, Thomas, Jordan
October 12th, 2007 Another formulation of the glycan enumeration problem Swapnil, Jeff
October 5th, 2007 Jeff's encapsulation "problem" (Jeff); distributed topology formation (Jordan) Swapnil, Jeff, Jordan
September 28th, 2007 Searching for the longest arithmetic progression in a sequence using a small finite memory; longest sequence without an arithmetic progression Swapnil, Jeff, Thomas
September 21st, 2007 General discussion about group goals (Swapnil); heuristic search and weighting factor (Jordan) Swapnil, Jeff, Andy, Seth, Jordan
May 18th, 2007 Hill-climbing for hamming distance problem (Jordan); Flooding/denial-of-service (Jeff); Swapnil, Jeff, Andy, Jordan
May 10th, 2007 Centralization and decentralization and online payment systems (Jeff) Swapnil, Jeff, Mingju, Xiaobo, Myung-Sun, Andy, Jordan, Thomas
May 4th, 2007 Tom's heuristic and a density conjecture (Swapnil); Fair/efficient bandwidth allocation for Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (Dmitri) Swapnil, Jeff, Ravi, Thomas, Jordan, Dmitri
April 27th, 2007 Optimal frame delimiter problem (Swapnil+Tom); Tom's pruning heuristic Swapnil, Jeff, Ravi, Thomas, Jordan, Xiaobo
April 20th, 2007 Identification of the source of a socket connection despite a chain of intermediate proxies (Ravi); Java applet callback and unique identifier solution (Swapnil); discussion of solutions with sniffers Swapnil, Jeff, Ethan, Jordan, Ravi, Andy
April 13th, 2007 Discussion about our group's goals; Multi-agent planning and the firemen/police/ambulance game (Jordan); Identification of the source of a socket connection despite a chain of proxies (excerpt) (Ravi) Swapnil, Jeff, Thomas, Ethan, Jordan, Ravi
April 6th, 2007 Andy's project about scientific visualization; VisIt demo; User-controlled I/O bandwidth management with seed points and priorities (Swapnil); mouse-pointed real-time "resolution" control (Jeff); resolution estimation and time-constrained visualization (Xiaobo);
iWarp, RDMA, and iSCSI (excerpts) (Ethan)
Swapnil, Jeff, Andy, Xiaobo, Thomas, Ethan, Jordan
March 30th, 2007 General discussion about group goals; plans for next meeting and other administrivia Swapnil, Jeff, Andy, Kripa, Ravi, Xiaobo, Thomas