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SEMINAR SCHEDULE SPRING 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
February 6 Organizational Meeting [internal]
February 13 Justin Dauwels, SSG. Machine Learning Techniques for Quantifying Neural Synchrony: Application to the Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease from EEG.
February 20 Nir Ailon, Google Research. Dimension Reduction Using Rademacher Series on Dual Error Correcting Codes.
February 27 Polina Golland, CSAIL, MIT. Functional Hierarchy: Representation and Modeling of Spatial Patterns of Activation in fMRI.
March 5 Shashibhushan P. Borade, LIDS, MIT. When All Information is Not Created Equal.
March 12 Lang Tong, Cornell University. Distributed Flow Detection via Timing Analysis.
March 19 Edward Farhi, Department of Physics, MIT. A Quantum Computer Can Determine Who Wins a Game Faster Than a Classical Computer.
March 26 No Meeting [Spring Break]
April 2 No Meeting [ICASSP]
April 9 Jonathan Yedidia, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory. Factor Graph and Optimization Method for a New Phase-Unwrapping Algorithm.
April 16
(32-G449)
Geoffrey Hinton, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and University of Toronto. An Efficient Way to Learn Deep Generative Models.
NOTE: Held in Room 32-G449 (Patil/Kiva).
April 23 John Tsitsiklis, LIDS, MIT. Vignettes in Distributed Data Fusion.
April 30 Zhexu (Michael) Chen, SSG. Efficient Multi-Target Tracking Using Graphical Models and
David Sontag, CSAIL, MIT. Tightening Convex Relaxations for Probabilistic Inference.
May 7 Michael B. Wakin, University of Michigan. The Geometry of Compressive Sensing.
May 14 Group Party [internal]

For questions regarding this seminar series, contact Kush Varshney.

Archives: Fall 2007 seminar series (with links to earlier series)



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