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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
Feb. 2
Albert Benveniste - INRIA (Probabilistic models for distributed and concurrent systems: Markov nets)
NOTE: Held in conjunction with the LIDS Student Conference in 32-155.
Feb. 8
Organizational Meeting [internal]
Feb. 15
William Freeman - CSAIL, MIT (Removing photographic blur caused by camera motion)
Feb. 22 Dror Baron - Rice University (Distributed Compressed Sensing)
Mar. 1
Yong Sheng - Dartmouth University (Trackability and Process Query Systems)
Mar. 8
Robert Nowak - University of Wisconsin, Madison (Wireless Sensing, Active Learning, and Compressive Sampling)
NOTE: SPECIAL TIME 2:00pm-3:00pm
Mar. 15
Doron Blatt - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Adaptive Sensing in Uncertain Environments: Maximum Likelihood, Sensor Networks, and Reinforcement Learning)
Mar. 22
Qi Cheng - Syracuse University (Distributed Fault Detection in Dynamic Systems)
NOTE: SPECIAL TIME 3:00pm-4:00pm
Mar. 29
Spring Break [No Meeting]
Apr. 5 Kush Varshney - SSG, MIT (Wide-Angle SAR Imaging)
Jason Williams - SSG, MIT (Sensor management for multiple target tracking with heterogeneous sensor models)
Apr. 12
David Castanon - Boston University (Distributed Estimation with Unreliable Communications)
Apr. 19
Simon Warfield - Brigham and Women's, Harvard Medical School (Validation of Image Segmentation with Simultaneous Truth and Performance Level Estimation (STAPLE))
Apr. 26
Luis Ortiz - CSAIL, MIT (Game Theory, Biology and the DNA Binding Game)
May 3
Sanjeev Kulkarni - Princeton University (Distributed Learning in Sensor Networks)
May 10
Mukund Desai- Draper Laboratory (Low SNR, Adaptive, Robust Non Gaussian Detection and Learning with application to fMRI data)
May 17
Kilian Pohl - CSAIL, MIT (Capturing the Shape of Objects and Their Variations via the Logarithm of Odds)
May 24
Michael Gastpar - Univ. of California - Berkeley
NOTE: Hosted by Vivek Goyal. To be held in 32-141.
May 24
Group Party [internal]. 32D-507
May 30
Jonathan Kane - Shell E&P (A maximum likelihood method for the simultaneous deconvolution and interpolation of geophysical data)
June 1
Naveen Singla - Washington University (Graphical Models and Decoding for Two-Dimensional Intersymbol Interference Channels)

For questions regarding this seminar series, contact Ayres Fan.

Archives: Fall 2005 seminar series (with links to earlier series)

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