EECS Special Seminar Series 2019


Urmila Mahadev, University of California, Berkeley
EECS Special Seminar: Classical Verification of Quantum Computations
Speaker(s): Urmila Mahadev
Date: Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-D463, Star Conference Room
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

Yuanzhi Li, Stanford University
EECS Special Seminar: Towards Deeper Understandings of Deep Learning
Speaker(s): Yuanzhi Li
Date: Monday, February 11, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449 Patil/Kiva
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

Avishay Tal, Stanford University
EECS Special Seminar: Sparse Polynomial Approximations and their applications to Quantum Advantage, Parallel Computation, and Pseudorandomness
Speaker(s): Avishay Tal
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-D463 Star
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

Daniel Drew, Stanford University
EECS Special Seminar: Microrobots as the Future of Tools: Designing Effective Platforms and Collaborative Swarms
Speaker(s): Daniel Drew
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Mary McDavitt/Chad Collins, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu/chadcoll@mit.edu

Saket Navlakha, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
ROOM CHANGE: EECS Special Seminar Algorithms and data structures in the brain
Speaker(s): Saket Navlakha
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

Gierad Laput, Carnegie Mellon University
EECS Special Seminar: Context-Driven Implicit Interactions
Speaker(s): Gierad Laput
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

This event has been cancelled. Jason D. Lee, University of Southern California
Talk Cancelled will be rescheduled at a later date On the Foundations of Deep Learning: SGD, Overparametrization, and Generalization
Speaker(s): Jason D. Lee
Date: Monday, March 04, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449, Patil/Kiva
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

Noam Brown, Carnegie Mellon University
AI for Imperfect-Information Game Settings
Speaker(s): Noam Brown
Date: Thursday, March 07, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449 Patil/Kiva
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

Chris Maddison, University of Oxford
AlphaGo, Hamiltonian descent, and the computational challenges of machine learning
Speaker(s): Chris Maddison
Date: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 32-D463
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

Timnit Gebru, Google
EECS Special Seminar: Using Computer Vision to Study Society: Methods and Challenges
Speaker(s): Timnit Gebru
Date: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

Sarah Chasins, University of California, Berkeley
EECS Special Seminar: Democratizing Web Automation: Programming for Social Scientists and Other Domain Experts
Speaker(s): Sarah Chasins
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-D463
Contact: Chadwick Collins, 617-452-2309, chadcoll@mit.edu

Henry Corrigan-Gibbs, Stanford University
EECS Special Seminar: Protecting Privacy by Splitting Trust
Speaker(s): Henry Corrigan-Gibbs
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

Jason Lee, University of Southern California
EECS Special Seminar: On the Foundations of Deep Learning: SGD, Overparametrization, and Generalization
Speaker(s): Jason Lee
Date: Monday, March 18, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

Jakob Foerster, University of Oxford
EECS Special Seminar: Agency in the Era of Learning Systems
Speaker(s): Jakob Foerster
Date: Monday, March 18, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 34-401
Contact: Joanne Talbot Hanley, 617-253-6054, joanne@csail.mit.edu

Edward Wang, University of Washington
EECS Special Seminar: The Next Billion Medical Devices
Speaker(s): Edward Wang
Date: Monday, March 18, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

Deepak Pathak, University of California Berkeley
Self-Directed Learning
Speaker(s): Deepak Pathak
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 34-401
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

Xinyu Wang, University of Texas, Austin
A unified program synthesis framework for automating end-user programming tasks
Speaker(s): Xinyu Wang
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

Natacha Crooks,
EECS Special Seminar: Natacha Crooks, "A Client-Centric Approach to Transactional Datastores"
Speaker(s): Natacha Crooks
Date: Monday, April 01, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449 Refreshments at 3:45pm
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

Jun-Yan Zhu, MIT
EECS Special Seminar: Learning to Synthesize Images
Speaker(s): Jun-Yan Zhu
Date: Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

Mangjia Yan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
EECS Special Seminar: Secure Computer Hardware in the Age of Pervasive Security Attacks
Speaker(s): Mangjia Yan
Date: Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

Dorsa Sadigh, Stanford University
EECS Special Seminar: Interactive Autonomy: Learning and Control for Human-Robot Systems
Speaker(s): Dorsa Sadigh
Date: Monday, April 08, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 34-401
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

Jonathan Ragan-Kelley, University of California, Berkeley
EECS Special Seminar: Organizing Computation for High-Performance Graphics and Visual Computing
Speaker(s): Jonathan Ragan-Kelley
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu

Tianqi Chen, Unviersity of Washington
EECS Special Seminar: Learning-based Learning Systems
Speaker(s): Tianqi Chen
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Mary McDavitt, 617-253-9620, mmcdavit@csail.mit.edu