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Nov 1: Stefano Soatto: Perception, Action and the Information Knot that Ties Them

Speaker: Stefano Soatto Date & Time:  Tuesday, November. 1, 2011 at 10:45 am Location:  Hackerman Hall B-17 Title: Perception, Action and the Information Knot that Ties Them Abstract: I will describe a notion of Information for the purpose of decision and control tasks, as opposed to data transmission and storage tasks implicit in Communication Theory. […]

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Oct 25: Daniel Robinson: Matrix splitting methods for bound-constrained quadratic programming and linear complementarity problems

CIS Seminar Series Tuesday, October 25, 2011 1:00 pm Clark Hall 314   Daniel Robinson, PhD Assistant Professor Applied Mathematics and Statistics JHU Matrix splitting methods for bound-constrained quadratic programming and linear complementarity problems I present two-phase matrix splitting methods for solving bound-constrained quadratic programs (BQPs) and linear complementarity problems (LCPs).The method for solving BQPs […]

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Oct 25: Jacob Eisenstein: Sparse Models of Lexical Variation

CENTER FOR LANGUAGE AND SPEECH PROCESSING Fall 2011 Seminar Series Jacob Eisenstein, “Sparse Models of Lexical Variation” Carnegie Mellon University Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 4:30 p.m. Hackerman B17 Text analysis involves building predictive models and discovering latent structures in noisy and high-dimensional data. Document classes, latent topics, and author communities are often distinguished by a small […]

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Oct 20: Mathukumalli Vidyasagar: A Metric between Probability Distributions of Different Sizes

Thursday, October 20, 2011 3:00pm Gilman 132 Abstract: There are many ways to compare two probability distributions defined on a common set, for instance the total variation metric.   However, in problems of reduced‐order modeling, one has to compare probability distributions on sets of different cardinality.    In this talk a “Variation of Information” metric is […]

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Oct 14: Ping Li: Probabilistic hashing for similarity searching and machine learning on large datasets in high dimensions

CENTER FOR LANGUAGE AND SPEECH PROCESSING Fall 2011 Seminar Series Ping Li, “Probabilistic hashing for similarity searching and machine learning on large datasets in high dimensions” Cornell University Friday, October 14, 2011, 12:00 p.m. Hackerman B17 Many applications such as information retrieval make use of efficient (approximate) estimates of set similarity. A number of such […]

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Oct 18: Kristen Grauman: Capturing Human Insight for Large-Scale Visual Learning

CIS Seminar Series Tuesday October 18, 2011, 1:00 pm Clark 314 Kristen Grauman, PhD Assistant Professor Computer Science University of Texas at Austin Hosted by: Dr. Rene Vidal Capturing Human Insight for Large-Scale Visual Learning How should visual recognition algorithms solicit and exploit human knowledge?  Existing approaches often manage human supervision in haphazard ways, and […]

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Oct 11: Michael Nielsen: Open Science: The Promise and the Challenge

Oct 11th at 10:30AM in “The Great Hall” (in Levering Hall) Open Science: The Promise and the Challenge Abstract: The net is transforming many aspects of our society, from finance to friendship. And yet scientists, who helped create the net, are extremely conservative in how they use it. Although the net has great potential to […]

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Sep 16: Hilary Mason: Short URLs, Big Data: Machine Learning at Bitly

CENTER FOR LANGUAGE AND SPEECH PROCESSING Fall 2011 Seminar Series Hilary Mason, “Short URLs, Big Data: Machine Learning at Bitly” Bit.ly **Friday, September 16, 2011, 12:00 p.m.** Hackerman B17 Bitly is a URL shortening service, gathering hundreds of millions of data points about the links people share every day. I’ll discuss the data analysis techniques […]

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Sep 7: Brad Nelson: Micro and Nano Robotics and Applications in Health Care

ERC/LCSR Seminar Date:  Wed, Sept 7, 2011 Time:  12:00pm (lunch will be served at 11:45am) Place: B17 Hackerman Hall Speaker: Brad Nelson, ETH Zurich Title: Micro and Nano Robotics and Applications in Health Care Abstract: Microrobotics has entered the phase in which sub-mm autonomous robots are being realized. While the potential impact of these devices on society is […]

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9/6: Julia Hockenmaier: Learning to Describe Images

CENTER FOR LANGUAGE AND SPEECH PROCESSING Julia Hockenmaeir, “Learning to Describe Images” University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 4:30 p.m. Hackerman B17 How can we create an algorithm that learns to associate images with sentences in natural language that describe the situations depicted in them? This talk will describe ongoing research towards this […]

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