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All seminars are held on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 in the LIDS Seminar Room in the Dreyfoos Tower of the Stata Center, 32-D677, unless otherwise noted. Click here for a map from the Dreyfoos elevators to the seminar room.

Date Speaker
Sept. 6
Organizational Meeting [internal]
Sept. 13
Pat Kreidl  (Bayesian Decentralized Detection in Unreliable Networks of Arbitrary Topology) and
Jason Williams (Performance Guarantees for Sensor Management)
Sept. 20
Ayres Fan (Level-set MCMC Curve Sampling) and
Dmitry Malioutov  (Low-rank Variance Estimation in Large-scale GMRF Models)
Sept. 28
Nikos Paragios - Ecole Centrale de Paris [webpage] (Random Walks, Constrained Multiple Hypothesis Testing and Image Enhancement)
NOTE: SPECIAL TIME Thursday Sep. 28, 11:00-12:00
Oct. 4
Jason Johnson (Learning Graphical Models by Maximum Entropy Relaxation) and
Kush Varshney  (From Different Angles)
Oct. 11
Emily Fox and (Nonparametric Bayesian Methods for Tracking Maneuvering Targets)
Michael Siracusa (Dynamic Dependency Tests for Audio-Visual Speaker Association)
Oct. 18 Jin Choi (A Multipole-motivated Hierarchical Model for Inference in Large-scale GMRFs) and
Venkat Chandrasekaran (Walk-sum analysis and convergence of Embedded Subgraph algorithms)
Oct. 25 Anthony Yezzi - Georgia Institute of Technology [webpage] (Sobolev Active Contours)
Nov. 1
Alfred Hero - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor [webpage] (Geometric entropy minimization (GEM))
Nov. 8
Sujay Sanghavi - (Distributed Link Scheduling with Constant Overhead)
Nov. 15
Michael Collins - MIT [webpage] (Discriminative linear models for natural language processing)
Nov. 22
Thanksgiving Week [No Meeting]
Nov. 29
José M. F. Moura - Carnegie Mellon univesity [webpage] (Tradeoffs among estimation error and communication cost in
wireless sensor networks
Dec. 6
Devavrat Shah - MIT [webpage] (Message-Passing Algorithms for Network Scheduling)
Dec. 13
Group Party [internal]

For questions regarding this seminar series, contact Dmitry Malioutov.

Archives: Spring 2006 seminar series (with links to earlier series)

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