Approximately every week, SIPB holds a discussion of an interesting or notable computer science paper. The reading group meets over dinner after the general SIPB meeting (7:30pm every Monday).
If you're interested in formally joining the reading group, just add yourself to the sipb-reading-group mailing list. we'd love to have you!
2009-08-03: "What the Assassin's Guild Taught Me About Distributed Computing" by Jake Beal (Paul Baranay)
2009-07-13: "Using Semantic Roles to Improve Question Answering" by Dan Shen and Mirella Lapata (Jessica Hamrick)
2009-06-22: "Early bioinformatics: the birth of a discipline - a personal view" by Christos A. Ouzounis and Alfonso Valencia (Paul Baranay)
2009-06-15: "A Study of Prefix Hijacking and Interception in the Internet" by Hitesh Ballani, Paul Francis, and Xinyang Zhang (Quentin Smith)
2009-06-08: "A Personal View of Average-Case Complexity" by Russell Impagliazzo (Greg Price)
2009-05-25: "A critique of Abelson and Sussman, or, why calculating is better than scheming" by Philip Wadler (Nelson Elhage)
2009-05-18: "The Future of Computing: Logic or Biology" by Leslie Lamport (Edward Z. Yang)
2009-05-11: "Automatic Acquisition of Subcategorization Frames from Untaggd Text" by Michael R. Brent (Jessica Hamrick)
2010-01-11: "The Multi-Principal OS Construction of the Gazelle Web Browser" by Helen J. Wang, Chris Grier, Alexander Moshchuk, Samuel T. King, Piali Choudhury, Herman Venter (Geoffrey Thomas)
2010-01-18: "Identity-Based Zero-Knowledge" by Jonathan Katz, Rafail Ostrovsky, Michael O. Rabin (Greg Brockman)
2010-02-10: "Why Johnny Can't Encrypt: A Usability Evaluation of PGP 5.0" by Alma Whitten, J.D. Tygar (Geoffrey Thomas)
2010-02-15: "Lexical File Names in Plan 9 OR Getting Dot-Dot Right" by Rob Pike (Evan Broder)
2010-02-23: "Studying Spamming Botnets Using Botlab" by John P. John, Alexander Moshchuk, Steven D. Gribble, Arvind Krishnamurthy (Geoffrey Thomas)