CS Special Seminar Series 2014


Dafna Shahaf, Stanford University
The Aha! Moment: From Data to Insight
Speaker(s): Dafna Shahaf
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Francis Doughty, 3-4602, francisd@csail.mit.edu

Anima Anandkumar,
Guaranteed Learning of Latent Variable Models: Overlapping Community Models and Overcomplete Representations
Speaker(s): Anima Anandkumar
Date: Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Francis Doughty, 3-4602, francisd@csail.mit.edu

John Duchi, University of California, Berkeley
Computation, Communication, and Privacy Constraints on Learning
Speaker(s): John Duchi
Date: Monday, March 03, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Francis Doughty, 253-4602, francisd@csail.mit.edu

Raluca Ada Popa,
Building systems that compute on encrypted data
Speaker(s): Raluca Ada Popa
Date: Thursday, March 06, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Francis Doughty, 253-4602, francisd@csail.mit.edu

Tamara Broderick , University of California - Berkeley
Feature allocations, probability functions, and paintboxes
Speaker(s): Tamara Broderick
Date: Monday, March 10, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Francis Doughty, 253-4602, francisd@csail.mit.edu

Finale Doshi-Velez, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard
Prediction and Interpretation with Latent Variable Models
Speaker(s): Finale Doshi-Velez
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Francis Doughty, 253-4602, francisd@csail.mit.edu

Adel Javanmard , Stanford Univ.
Reasoning about uncertainty in high-dimensional data analysis
Speaker(s): Adel Javanmard
Date: Monday, March 17, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Francis Doughty, 253-4602, francisd@csail.mit.edu

Alexander Rush , CSAIL
Lagrangian Relaxation for Natural Language Processing
Speaker(s): Alexander Rush
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Francis Doughty, 253-4602, francisd@csail.mit.edu

Gabe Cohn, University of Washington
Building Embedded Sensor Systems to Bring Ubicomp to Life
Speaker(s): Gabe Cohn
Date: Monday, March 31, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Francis Doughty, 253-4602, francisd@csail.mit.edu

Richard Socher, Stanford University
Recursive Deep Learning for Modeling Compositional Meaning in Language
Speaker(s): Richard Socher
Date: Thursday, April 03, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Francis Doughty, 253-4602, francisd@csail.mit.edu

Michael Carbin, MIT
Reasoning about Approximate Computing
Speaker(s): Michael Carbin
Date: Monday, April 07, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Francis Doughty, 253-4602, francisd@csail.mit.edu

Stefanie Jegelka , University of California - Berkeley
Efficient learning with combinatorial structure
Speaker(s): Stefanie Jegelka
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 34-401A
Contact: Francis Doughty, 253-4602, francisd@csail.mit.edu

Johan Ugander, Cornell University
Computational challenges in large-scale social networks
Speaker(s): Johan Ugander
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Francis Doughty, francisd@csail.mit.edu

Mohammad Alizadeh ,
Packet Transport Mechanisms for Data Center Networks
Speaker(s): Mohammad Alizadeh
Date: Monday, April 14, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Francis Doughty, 253-4602, francisd@csail.mit.edu

Aleksander Madry, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
From Graphs to Matrices, and Back: Bridging the Combinatorial and the Continuous
Speaker(s): Aleksander Madry
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Francis Doughty, francisd@csail.mit.edu

Woody Sherman, PhD , Schrödinger
Solvent Thermodynamics and Conformational Free Energy Landscapes in Drug Discovery
Speaker(s): Woody Sherman, PhD
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G882
Contact: Brian Bonk, 401-932-6722, bmbonk@csail.mit.edu

Gloria Mark, UC Irvine
Precision Tracking of Digital Activity in situ: Patterns in Attention Focus, Mood and Stress
Speaker(s): Gloria Mark
Date: Friday, December 12, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Location: 32-G575
Contact: Rebecca Yadegar, ryadegar@csail.mit.edu