The TTIC Colloquium is a forum for talks by invited speakers on work of current relevance and broad interest to the computer science community.

The colloquium is held Mondays at 2pm in the TTIC Conference Room.

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Title: RTComposer: A Framework for Real-Time Components with Scheduling Interface

Date: Sept. 29, 2008

Speaker: Gera Weiss, University of Pennsylvania

Host: Ronen Basri (

Title: Axiomatic view of clustering - overcoming Kleinberg's impossibility result

Date: Oct. 6, 2008

Speaker: Shai Ben-David, University of Waterloo

Host: Nati Srebro (

Title: A Geometric Perspective on Learning Theory and Algorithms

Date: Oct. 13, 2008

Speaker: Partha Niyogi, University of Chicago

Host: Karen Livescu (

Title: Homology Flows

Date: Oct. 20, 2008

Speaker: Jeff Erickson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Host: Benoit Hudson (

Title: There Aren't Any Real Belief-Desire Intention Theories Out There ... But Mine!! (And really, I'm not too sure about mine.

Date: Oct. 27, 2008

Speaker: David Israel, SRI International

Host: David McAllester (

Title: Looking at People

Date: Nov. 3, 2008

Speaker: David Forsyth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Host: Greg Shakhnarovich (

Title: Random Features: Replacing Optimization with Randomization in Learning

Date: Nov. 10, 2008

Speaker: Ali Rahimi, Intel

Host: Nati Srebro (

Title: Community Structure in Large Social and Information Networks

Date: Nov. 24, 2008

Speaker: Michael Mahoney, Stanford University

Host: Nati Srebro (

Title: Complexity, Learnability, and Constraint-Based Grammars

Date: Dec. 15, 2008

Speaker: Jason Riggle, University of Chicago

Host: Karen Livescu (

Title: Computational Awareness

Date: Jan. 12, 2009

Speaker: Lance Fortnow, Northwestern U.

Host: Ronen Basri (

Title: Large-scale Bayesian regression: A novel prior distribution, with applications to genome wide association studies.

Date: Feb. 2, 2009

Speaker: Matthew Stephens, U. Chicago

Host: David McAllester (

Title: Tensors: Theory and Applications

Date: Mar. 2, 2009

Speaker: Shmuel Friedland, UIC

Host: Shai Shalev-Shwartz (

Title: Vox Populi: On Learning from Crowds

Date: Mar. 9, 2009

Speaker: Ohad Shamir

Host: Shai Shalev-Shwartz (

Title: Perception as Bayesian inference about causes

Date: July 20, 2009

Speaker: Konrad Koerding, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University

Host: Greg Shakhnarovich (

Title: An effective belief-propagation algorithm for constrained linear least-squares problems.

Date: Aug 3, 2009

Speaker: Jacob Goldberger, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Host: Nati Srebro (

Title: The Dynamics of Equilibria

Date: Aug 24, 2009 at 4:00pm (Note: This talk is later than most.)

Speaker: Maria Florina (Nina) Balcan, MSR New England and Georgia Tech

Host: Nati Srebro (

Title: Constrained Conditional Models: Learning and Inference in Natural Language Understanding

Date: Sept 21, 2009

Speaker: Dan Roth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Host: Nati Srebro (