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

Feb. 6 Organizational Meeting
Feb. 13 Prof. Eric Kolaczyk (Boston University): Multiscale Probability Models -- Blending Wavelets, Recursive Partitioning, and Graphical Models
Feb. 20 Dr. Nikos Paragios (Siemens Corporate Research): Shape Priors for Level Set Representations (Alignment, Modeling, Shape priors)
Feb. 27 Stark Draper (DSP group, MIT): Sequential CEO Problems
March 6 No meeting due to SIAM Imaging Sciences Conference
March 13 Dr. Jonathan Yedidia (MERL): The Region Graph Method
March 21
ROOM 35-225
Prof. Michael Jordan (Berkeley): Kernel Independent Component Analysis
March 28 Spring Break
April 3 Prof. Pramod Varshney (Syracuse): Distributed Detection and Classification
April 10 Dr. Bill Irving (Fidelity): Characterizing Prepayment Behavior to Value Mortgage-Backed Securities
April 17 Dr. Terran Lane (AI Lab, MIT): Very Nearly Deterministic Planning
April 24 Dr. Martin Wainwright (SSG): The Max-Product Algorithm for Approximate MAP Estimation for Graphs with Cycles
May 1 Dr. Alan Yuille (Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute): Statistical Edge Detection: Learning and Evaluating Edge Cues
May 8 Prof. Randy Moses (Ohio State): Self-Localization of Sensor Networks
May 15 Group Party

For questions regarding this seminar series, contact Ron Dror (

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

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