All seminars are held on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 in the Osborne Room, 35-338, unless otherwise noted.

Sep. 5 Organizational Meeting
Sep. 12 Dewey Tucker (SSG): Realizing Multiscale Models from Data

Jason Johnson (SSG): Estimation of GMRFs by Recursive Cavity Modeling
Sep. 19 Prof. Robert Nowak (Rice): Internet Control and Inference Tools and the Edge
Sep. 26 Sekhar Tatikonda (Berkeley): Asymptotic Agreement and Message Passing Schemes
Oct. 3 Alex Ihler (SSG): Sensor Arrays and Information Theoretic Fusion

Steve Haker (Surgical Planning Lab, BWH): Optimal Mass Transport and Image Registration
Oct. 10 Erik Sudderth (SSG): Projection Algebra Analysis of Error Correcting Codes

Martin Wainwright (SSG): A new class of variational upper bounds for graphical models
Oct. 17 Ayres Fan (SSG): Shape-based Segmentation of the Prostate

Ron Dror (SSG): Surface Reflectance Estimation and Natural Illumination Statistics
Oct. 24 Mujdat Cetin (SSG): A Variational Technique for Source Localization Based on a Sparse Signal Reconstruction Perspective

Junmo Kim (SSG): An Information Theoretic Approach to Image Segmentation
Oct. 31 Dr. Polina Golland (AI Lab): Statistical Shape Analysis of Anatomical Structures
Nov. 7 Prof. Leslie Kaebling (AI Lab): Learning in Worlds with Objects
Nov. 14 Prof. Brendan Frey (Toronto): Very Loopy Probability Propagation for Unwrapping Phase Images
Nov. 28 Michael Zatman (Lincoln Laboratory): Performance of the Parametric Vector AR Adaptive Beamforming Technique
Dec. 5 Prof. Wing Wong (Harvard): Statistical Analysis of Microarray Data
Dec. 12 Group Party

For questions regarding this seminar series, contact Ron Dror (

Archives: Spring 2001 seminar series (with links to earlier series)