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All MIDAS Seminars

Friday, Sep 28, 2018
Statistical models for analyzing dynamic social network data
Speaker: Kevin S. Xu
Speaker Title: Assistant Professor
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in West Hall, Room 340
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Friday, Sep 21, 2018
The Enigmatic Kime: Time Complexity in Data Science
Speaker: Ivo D. Dinov
Speaker Title: Professor of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, School of Nursing Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Medical School Associate Director of Education and Training, Michigan Institute for Data Science
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in West Hall, Room 340
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence
Speaker: Avi Goldfarb, PhD
Speaker Title: Ellison Professor of Marketing
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Weiser Hall, 10th Floor

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018
The power of bias and what to do about it
Speaker: John P.A. Ioannidis, MD, DSC
Speaker Title: Professor of Medicine, of Health Research and Policy, of Biomedical Data Science, and of Statistics
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:30pm - 5:30pm in Kahn Auditorium, Biomedical Science Research Building

Friday, Apr 13, 2018
Parameter Bounds Under Misspecified Models and Some Perspectives for Data Science and Learning
Speaker: Christ D. Richmond, PhD
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Weiser Hall, Low Rise, Room 182

Friday, Apr 6, 2018
Sparsity and Decomposition in Semidefinite Optimization
Speaker: Lieven Vandenberghe, PhD
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Weiser Hall, Low Rise, Room 182

Friday, Mar 30, 2018
Protecting Security and Privacy of Connected & Automated Cars
Speaker: Frank Kargl, PhD
Speaker Title: Director, Institute for Distributed Systems
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
11:00am - 12:00pm in 1200 EECS

Friday, Mar 23, 2018
Increasing the Utility of Machine Learning in Clinical Care
Speaker: Jenna Wiens, PhD
Speaker Title: Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Weiser Hall, 10th Floor

Friday, Mar 16, 2018
Technology, The Science of Learning, and Transformation in Higher Education
Speaker: Candace Thille, PhD
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Weiser Hall, Low Rise, Room 182

Friday, Mar 9, 2018
Data and Decision Science for Mobility Services
Speaker: Pascal Van Hentenryck, PhD
Speaker Title: Seth Bonder Collegiate Professor
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Rackham Amphitheatre

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018
Asymptotic Methods in the Age of Big Data: Exploiting the Blessings of Dimensionality
Speaker: Yue M. Lu
Speaker Title: Associate Professor
Event Type: ECE Seminar or Event, MIDAS Seminar
9:00am - 10:00am in 1005 EECS EECS

Friday, Feb 16, 2018
Building Scalable Machine Learning Solutions for Data Curation
Speaker: Ihab F. Ilyas
Speaker Title: Professor, Cheriton School of Computer Science
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Weiser Hall, 10th Floor

Friday, Feb 2, 2018
Data Science at Columbia University
Speaker: Jeannette Wing, PhD
Speaker Title: Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute, Professor of Computer Science
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Weiser Hall, 10th Floor

Friday, Jan 26, 2018
Geometries of Word Embeddings
Speaker: Pramod Viswanath
Speaker Title: Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Weiser Hall, 10th Floor

Friday, Jan 19, 2018
Baseball Umpire Calls as a Naturally Occurring Data Source for Revealing Principles of Bias and Learning in Perceptual Judgments
Speaker: Robert Goldstone, PhD
Speaker Title: Chancellor’s Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Weiser Hall, Low Rise, Room 182

Friday, Jan 12, 2018
“Larger, Faster, Random(ized): Computing in the Era of Big Data”
Speaker: Ioana Dumitriu
Speaker Title: PhD
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Weiser Hall, 10th Floor

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018
Information-Theoretic Approaches to Neural Network Compression, Clustering and Concept Learning
Speaker: Lav Varshney
Speaker Title: Assistant Professor
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Forum Hall, Palmer Commons

Friday, Dec 8, 2017
“Bits through Sensors: Bounds on Classification and Learning Performance via Information Content”
Speaker: Matthew Nokleby, PhD
Speaker Title: Assistant Professor
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Palmer Commons, Forum Hall

Friday, Dec 1, 2017
Closing the Loop Between Mind and Machine: Building Algorithms to Interface With Brains at Multiple Scales
Speaker: Christopher J. Rozell, PhD
Speaker Title: Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
5:00pm - 6:00pm in Michigan League, Ballroom
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Friday, Nov 17, 2017
Why Data Science Needs Curation and Why Curation Needs Data Science
Speaker: Margaret Hedstrom, PhD
Speaker Title: Robert M. Warner Collegiate Professor of Information
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Palmer Commons, Forum Hall

Friday, Nov 10, 2017
Probabilistic Graphical Models and Online Learning
Speaker: Tony Jebara, PhD
Speaker Title: Associate Professor of Computer Science
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Weiser Hall, 10th Floor

Friday, Oct 20, 2017
Statistical Models for Analyzing Dynamic Social Network Data
Speaker: Kevin Xu, PhD
Speaker Title: Assistant Professor
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Weiser Hall, 10th Floor
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Friday, Sep 22, 2017
Sparse Signal Recovery in Bilinear Inverse Problems
Speaker: Yoram Bresler, PhD
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Rackham Amphitheatre

Friday, Sep 22, 2017
A MIND AT PLAY: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age
Speaker: Jimmy Soni & Rob Goodman
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
5:00pm - 6:00pm in Rackham Amphitheatre

Friday, Apr 21, 2017
Inferring, Summarizing and Mining Large-scale Graph Data
Speaker: Danai Koutra, PhD
Speaker Title: Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Rackham Amphitheatre

Friday, Apr 7, 2017
Data and Analytics: Emerging trends and opportunities at Ford Motor Company
Speaker: Michael Cavaretta, Ph.D.
Speaker Title: Director, Analytics Infrastructure
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Forum Hall, Palmer Commons

Friday, Mar 17, 2017
Findig Low-Rank Structure in Messy Data
Speaker: Laura Balzano
Speaker Title: Assistant Professor
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Forum Hall, Palmer Commons

Friday, Mar 10, 2017
Learning Human Preferences and Perceptions From Data
Speaker: Robert Nowak
Speaker Title: McFarland-Bascom Professor in Engineering
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
Probablistic Topic Models and User Behavior
Speaker: David Blei
Speaker Title: Professor of Statistics and Computer Science
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Forum Hall, 4th Floor, Palmer Commons

Friday, Feb 24, 2017
The Shape of Data
Speaker: Jose Perea
Speaker Title: Assistant Professor
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

Friday, Feb 17, 2017
From Model T to Waymo: Cars have gotten better - has transportation data science?
Speaker: Carol A. Flannagan, PhD
Speaker Title: Research Associate Professor
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Forum Hall, Palmer Commons

Friday, Feb 3, 2017
Sequential change-point detection over dynamic networks
Speaker: Yao Xie
Speaker Title: PhD
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Rackham Amphitheatre

Friday, Jan 27, 2017
Human-Centered Computing: Using Speech to Understand Behavior
Speaker: Emily Mower Provost, PhD
Speaker Title: Assistant Professor
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Forum Hall, 4th Floor, Palmer Commons

Friday, Jan 13, 2017
The Potential of On-Demand Mobility: Lessons from System Analysis and Data Visualization
Speaker: Dimitris Papanikolaou, DDes
Speaker Title: Postdoc Researcher
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Forum Hall, Palmer Commons

Friday, Jan 6, 2017
On Data-Driven Creativity
Speaker: Lav Varschney
Speaker Title: PhD
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 6:00pm in Rackham Amphitheatre

Friday, Dec 16, 2016
Lifelong Machine Learning
Speaker: Bing Liu
Speaker Title: Professor
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Rackham Amphitheatre

Friday, Apr 8, 2016
Natural Language Processing for Collective Discourse
Speaker: Dragomir Radev
Speaker Title: Professor of Information, Computer Science and Engineering
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar, Natural Language Processing
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Forum Hall, Palmer Commons

Friday, Apr 1, 2016
Structure and Function in Complex Networks
Speaker: Mark Newman
Speaker Title: Anatol Rapoport Distinguished University Professor of Physics, Professor in the Center for the Stud
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Forum Hall, Palmer Commons

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016
Michael Jordan - MIDAS Seminar
Speaker: Michael Jordan
Speaker Title: Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor in EECS, Professor of Statistics
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Forum Hall, Palmer Commons

Friday, Feb 19, 2016
Personalizing Education at Scale
Speaker: Tim McKay, Ph.D.
Speaker Title: Arthur F Thurnau Professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Education
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Alfred Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Forum Hall, Palmer Commons

Friday, Feb 5, 2016
Data in Motion Phenotyping: From the Intensive Care Unit to the Home
Speaker: Kevin Ward, MD
Speaker Title: Professor and Executive Director: MCIRCC
Event Type: MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Al Hero
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Forum Hall, Palmer Commons