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SEMINAR SCHEDULE FALL 2008

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
September 3 Organizational Meeting [internal]
September 10 Emily B. Fox, SSG. Nonparametric Bayesian Learning of Switching Dynamical Systems and
Michael R. Siracusa, CSAIL. Switching Autoregressive Trees
September 17 Myung Jin Choi, SSG. Gaussian Multiscale Modeling with Sparse In-scale Conditional Covariance and
Vincent Y. F. Tan, SSG. A Graphical Model of the Immune System
September 24 Biswajit Bose, CSAIL, MIT. Estimating Open Surfaces in 3D Images and
Dahua Lin, CSAIL, MIT. Lie Algebraic Representation of Geometric Transforms
October 1 Michael (Misha) Chertkov, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Statistical Physics of Algorithms (or Belief Propagation and Beyond)
NOTE: Special Lecture Series (Starting on Sep. 29). Held in Room 32-141.
October 8 Andrew Mastin, CSAIL, MIT. Registration and Fusion of Optical and Ladar Imagery and
Kush R. Varshney, SSG. Classification and Linear Dimensionality Reduction via Level Set Segmentation
October 15 Venkat Chandrasekaran, SSG. Matrix Decompositions for Model and System Identification and
Jason Chang, CSAIL, MIT. Texture Based Image Segmentation
October 22 Marina Meila, University of Washington. Consensus Finding, Exponential Models, and Infinite Rankings
October 29 Michael (Misha) Chertkov, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Statistical Physics of Algorithms (or Belief Propagation and Beyond)
NOTE: Special Lecture Series (Starting on Sep. 29). Held in Room 32-141.
November 5 Michael I. Jordan, UC Berkeley. On Surrogate Loss Functions, f-divergences and Decentralized Detection
NOTE: Held in Room 32-141.
November 12 No Meeting [LIDS Colloquium]
November 19 Venugopal V. Veeravalli, UIUC. Tracking With Sleepy Sensors
NOTE: Held in Room 32-G449 (Patil/Kiva).
November 26 No Meeting [Thanksgiving Week]
December 3 Animashree Anandkumar, Cornell University. Energy Scaling Laws for Distributed Inference in Random Fusion Networks
December 10 Group Party [internal]

For questions regarding this seminar series, contact Myung Jin Choi.

Archives: Spring 2008 seminar series (with links to earlier series)



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