Date 
Speaker 
Feb. 7

Organizational Meeting
[internal]

Feb. 14

Mauro Maggioni  [webpage] Duke
University (Multiscale
analysis of diffusion processes on graphs and analysis of
highdimensional data) 
Feb. 21 
Murad Taqqu  [webpage] Boston
University (Dependence
structures of some infinite variance stochastic processes) 
Feb. 28

Kush
Varshney 
SSG, MIT (Discussion
on genomics) and
Venkat Chandrasekaran
SSG, MIT (Discussion
of survey propagation)

Mar. 7

CANCELED 
Mar. 14

Dan Roy  MIT (Learning
annotated hierarchies from relational data) and Vikash
Mansinghka
 MIT (Stochastic
Logic Circuits for Inductive Inference)

Mar. 21

Piotr
Indyk  [webpage]
MIT (Explicit
constructions for compressed sensing problems) 
Mar. 28

Spring Break [No Meeting]

Apr. 4 
Martin Wainwright
 [webpage] UC
Berkeley (Highdimensional
statistical inference: Practical and Informationtheoretic limits on
sparsity recovery) 
Apr. 11

Munther Dahleh 
[webpage] LIDS, MIT (Reduction
of Hidden Markov Models) 
Apr. 18

CANCELED Ben Vigoda 
[webpage] MERL 
Apr. 25

Amir Globerson 
[webpage] MIT,
CSAIL (Approximate
Inference using Conditional Entropy Decompositions) 
May 2

Peter Willett 
[webpage]
University of Connecticut (A
PhysicalSpace Approach for the Probability
Hypothesis Density and Cardinalized PHD Filters) 
May 9

David Blei  [webpage] Princeton
University (Variational
inference for Dirichlet process mixtures) 
May 16

Group Party
[internal].

May 23

Final exam week.
