Reverse EXPO

Reverse EXPO brings together academia and industry to promote recent research from Computing Science and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute at the University of Alberta.

When: February 16, 2018, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Telus Centre, University of Alberta
Parking: Timms/Telus Centre underground lot, via U-PARK or Honk
Registration: Free (Thanks to our sponsors!)


Reverse EXPO is an informal event and mini-conference for computing science graduate students and industry professionals where roles are reversed – MSc and PhD students describe their research with the help of posters, while industry attendees circulate and interact with participants.

Join us at Reverse EXPO 2018 to:

  • Network with faculty members, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students
  • Explore opportunities for research collaboration
  • Meet your next potential employees / interns!
  • Support and learn about student research being done in Computing Science 


12:00 - 12:30 PM Check in (no on-site registration)
12:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch and opening remarks
Presentation: Research collaborations - Funding opportunities and procedures
1:30 - 3:30 PM Demos and Posters
3:30 - 4:00 PM Coffee and networking
4:00 - 5:00 PM Diversity in Tech Reverse Panel: Culture Fit Real Talk

Demos and Posters

Poster / Presenter(s) Lab / Area
Low-cost Virtual Reality Bike for Remote Cardiac Rehabilitation
Amir Pournajib
Advanced Man-Machine Interfaces

Complementary M&S Heuristics for Optimal Planning
Gaojian Fan

AI Planning, Heuristic Search
Generative Adversarial Network for Abstractive Text Summarization
Yao Lu
Amii, Natural Language Processing
Towards Novel Behavior in Evolving AI Agents
Morgan Cselinacz, Kacy Doucet, Robert MacGillivray, Everton Schumacker Soares
Artificial General Intelligence Lab
Using Accelerometric and Gyroscopic Data to Improve Continuous Blood Pressure Prediction from Pulse Transit Time Using Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Photoplethysmogram (PPG) Signals
Shrimanti Ghosh
BioMedical Signal Processing
Do-It-Yourself 3D Pointing (DEMO)
Bernard Llanos
Computer Graphics
Efficient Computation of Multiple Density-Based Clustering Hierarchies
Antonio Cavalcante Araujo Neto
Towards Spatially- and Category-wise k-Diverse Nearest Neighbors Queries
Camila Ferreira Costa
Web Table Expansion
Saeed Sarabchi
Response generation for an open-ended conversational agent
Nouha Dziri
Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing
Automated Image Quality Analyzer (DEMO)
Navaneeth Kamballur Kottayil
Multimedia Research Centre
Improving Inlining Strategies in Just in Time Compilers
Erick Ochoa
Bootstrapping Unsupervised Bilingual Lexicon Induction
Bradley Hauer
Natural Language Processing
Improving Relational Models Through Textual Entailment
Erin Macdonald
Natural Language Processing, AI
If you can't beat them, join them: the University of Alberta system description for morphology reinfection
Saeed Najafi
Natural Language Processing
Preliminary Results on Exploration-Driven Satisfiability Solving
Md Solimul Chowdhury
Reinforcement Learning Artificial Intelligence, Search
Technologies to Support Research Data Management
Kalvin Eng
Service Systems
Variability Aware Analysis in C++
Samer ALMasri
Software Engineering
Generating Summaries of Software Libraries from Crowdsourcing Websites
Benyamin Noori
Software Engineering
Syntax errors! Fixing coding mistakes with natural language models
Eddie Santos
Software Engineering
Automated Composition of REST APIs with Linked Metadata
Diego Serrano
Software Engineering
Synthesis: Improving Polyphonic Instrument Recognition with Unlimited Training Data
Rameel Sethi
Software Engineering, Music Information Retrieval
Library Shopping: Using Metrics to compare Software Libraries
Fernando Lopez de la Mora
Software Engineering, Software Maintenance and Reuse
The Android Update Problem: An Empirical Study
Mehran Mahmoudi
Software Engineering, Software Maintenance and Reuse
Merge Conflicts
Moein Owhadi Kareshk
Software Engineering, Software Maintenance and Reuse

Diversity Panel

Culture Fit Real Talk