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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
February 11 Rami Hagege, LIDS, MIT. Explicit Estimation of Deformations of Functions
February 18 Marco F. Duarte, Rice University. Signal Recovery from Randomized Measurements Using Structured Sparsity Models
February 25 David Gamarnik, Operations Research, MIT. Correlation decay property and inference in Markov Random Fields
March 4 No Meeting
March 11 Matt Johnson and Ying Liu, SSG. Discussion on Gene Regulatory Networks
March 18 John Hogden, Los Alamos National Lab. A Blind Algorithm for Recovering Articulator Positions from Acoustics
March 25 No Meeting [Spring Break]
April 1 Tryphon T. Georgiou, Unversity of Minnesota. On the Theory of Moments: a Brief Overview and Recent Insights
NOTE: SPECIAL TIME 2:30-3:30pm
April 8 Venkatesh Saligrama, Boston University. Video Analytics over Camera Networks
April 15 Anuj Srivastava, Florida State University. Towards A Statistical Theory Of Shapes of Curves
April 22 Antonio Torralba, CSAIL, MIT. Object Recognition by Scene Alignment
April 29 Lizhong Zheng, RLE, MIT. Euclidean Approximation to Information Geometry and Its Applications
NOTE: SPECIAL TIME 1:45-2:45pm & LOCATION 32-D507
May 6 No Meeting
May 13 Andrew McCallum, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Inference and Learning in Large-scale Relational Conditional Random Fields
NOTE: SPECIAL TIME 4:30-5:30pm & LOCATION 32-G449 (Patil/Kiva)

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

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

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