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All MIDAS Seminars

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

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017
(How) should we use domain knowledge in the era of deep learning? (A perspective from speech processing)
Speaker: Karen Livescu
Speaker Title: Associate Professor
Event Type: AI Seminar, MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Prof. Rada Mihalcea
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 3725 BBB

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

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017
Artificial Intelligence Goes All-In: Computers Playing Poker
Speaker: Michael Bowling
Speaker Title: Professor
Event Type: AI Seminar, MIDAS Seminar
Faculty Sponsor: Satinder Baveja
3:30pm - 5:00pm in 1690 BBB

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