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 1pm in the TTIC Conference Room.

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For additional questions, contact Jinbo Xu (j3xu@ttic.edu)

Title: ProbIN: Probabilistic Inertial Navigation

Date: Sept. 20, 2010

Speaker: Joy Zhang, CMU

Host: Jinbo Xu (j3xu@ttic.edu)


Title: Learning with Approximate inference - From LP Relaxations to Pseudo-Max Approaches

Date: Sept. 28, 2010

Speaker: Amir Globerson, Hebrew University

Host: Tamir Hazan (tamir@ttic.edu)


Title: TTIC Colloquium: Azarakhsh Malekian

Date: Oct. 11, 2010

Speaker: Azarakhsh Malekian, Northwestern

Host: Julia Chuzhoy (cjulia@ttic.edu)


Title: Learning Components for Human Sensing

Date: Oct. 18, 2010

Speaker: Fernando De la Torre, CMU

Host: Raquel Urtasun (rurtasun@ttic.edu)


Title: Probabilistic Graphical Models of Protein Sequence and Structure

Date: Oct. 25, 2010

Speaker: Chris Langmead, CMU

Host: Jinbo Xu (j3xu@ttic.edu)


Title: Network based comparison of temporal gene expression patterns

Date: Nov. 1, 2010

Speaker: Sheng Zhong, UIUC

Host: Jinbo Xu (j3xu@ttic.edu)


Title: TTIC Colloquium: Vijay Vazirani

Date: Nov. 10, 2010

Speaker: Vijay Vazirani, Georgia Tech

Host: Sasha Razborov (razborov@cs.uchicago.edu)


Title: TTIC Colloquium: Vijay Vazirani

Date: Nov. 11, 2010

Speaker: Vijay Vazirani, Georgia Tech

Host: Sasha Razborov (razborov@cs.uchicago.edu)


Title: TTIC Colloquium: Andrew Gallagher

Date: Nov. 15, 2010

Speaker: Andrew Gallagher, Eastman Kodak Company

Host: Dhruv Batra and Devi Parikh


Title: TTIC Colloquium: Raj Rao Nadakuditi

Date: Nov. 22, 2010

Speaker: Raj Rao Nadakuditi, University of Michigan

Host: Nati Srebro (nati@ttic.edu)


Title: Physics in Human Motion Estimation and Scene Understanding

Date: Jan. 10, 2011

Speaker: Marcus Brubaker, University of Toronto

Host: Raquel Urtasun (rurtasun@ttic.edu)


Title: Improving the Visible with the Invisible: Applications of visible/near-infrared imaging in Computational Photography and Computer Vision

Date: Feb. 14, 2011

Speaker: Sabine Suesstrunk, EPFL

Host: Mathieu Salzmann (salzmann@ttic.edu)


Title: What else can we do with more data?

Date: Feb. 15, 2011

Speaker: Shai Shalev-Shwartz, The Hebrew University

Host: Tamir Hazan (tamir@ttic.edu)


Title: Modeling Brain Circuitry using Scales Ranging from Micrometer to Nanometer

Date: Feb. 16, 2011

Speaker: Pascal Fua, EPFL

Host: Mathieu Salzmann (salzmann@ttic.edu)


Title: Rank aggregation via Hodge theory

Date: Feb. 21, 2011

Speaker: Lek-Heng Lim, University of Chicago

Host: Jinbo Xu (j3xu@ttic.edu)


Title: Graph approximation, local clustering, and the solution of systems of linear equations.

Date: Mar. 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Speaker: Dan Spielman, Yale

Host: David McAllester (mcallester@ttic.edu)


Title: Text and Other Quantitative Data: Relating What We Say and What We Do

Date: Mar. 9, 2011

Speaker: Noah Smith, CMU

Host: Jinbo Xu (j3xu@ttic.edu)


Title: Detecting High Log-Densities -- an O(n^{1/4}) Approximation for Densest k-Subgraph

Date: Mar. 14, 2011

Speaker: Aravindan Vijayaraghavan, Princeton

Host: Julia Chuzhoy (cjulia@ttic.edu)


Title: Optimal Distributed Online Prediction

Date: Mar. 21, 2011 at 11:00 am

Speaker: Ohad Shamir, Microsoft Research New England

Host: Nati Srebro (nati@ttic.edu)


Title: Learning with Exploration

Date: Mar. 22, 2011

Speaker: John Langford, Yahoo Research

Host: Joseph Keshet (jkeshet@ttic.edu)


Title: Entire Relaxation Path for Maximum Entropy Models

Date: Mar. 30, 2011 at 11:00 am

Speaker: Yoram Singer, Google

Host: Joseph Keshet (jkeshet@ttic.edu)


Title: The Road From DBNs to Image Segmentation is Paved with Submodularity

Date: Apr. 4, 2011 at 11:00 am

Speaker: Jeff Blimes, University of Washington

Host: David McAllester (mcallester@ttic.edu)


Title: Rational Convex Programs

Date: Apr. 6, 2011

Speaker: Vijay Vazirani, Georgia Tech

Host: Jinbo Xu (j3xu@ttic.edu)


Title: Adaptively Learning the Crowd Kernel

Date: Apr. 8, 2011 at 11:45 am

Speaker: Adam Kalai, Microsoft Research

Host: David McAllester (mcallester@ttic.edu)


Title: Semi-supervised and unsupervised graph-based learning for natural language processing

Date: Apr. 11, 2011 at 11:00 am

Speaker: Katrin Kirchhoff, University of Washington

Host: David McAllester (mcallester@ttic.edu)


Title: TTIC Colloquium: Alex & Tamara Berg

Date: Apr. 20, 2011 2:30 pm

Speaker: Alex & Tamara Berg, Stony Brook University

Host: Raquel Urtasun (rurtasun@ttic.edu)


Title: Population scale detection of common and rare genomic rearrangements and transcriptomic aberrations

Date: May 6, 2011 at 11:00 am

Speaker: Cenk Sahinalp, Simon Fraser University

Host: Jinbo Xu (j3xu@ttic.edu)


Title: Integration of Genomic Data for Functional Genomics

Date: May 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Speaker: Sayan Mukherjee, Duke University

Host: Jinbo Xu (j3xu@ttic.edu)


Title: Putting humans into the loop for image based modeling

Date: June 17, 2011

Speaker: Adarsh Kowdle, Cornell

Host: Devi Parikh and Dhruv Batra (dparikh@ttic.edu)


Title: Machine Learning for Discovery in Legal Cases

Date: July 11, 2011 at 11:00 am

Speaker: David Lewis

Host: David McAllester (mcallester@ttic.edu)


Title: Unlabeled Data and Other Marginals

Date: July 13, 2011 at 11:00 am

Speaker: Mark Hasegawa-Johnson

Host: Joseph Keshet (jkeshet@ttic.edu)


Title: Generalized Agreement Statistics over fixed set of labelings

Date: July 18, 2011 at 11:00 am

Speaker: Mohak Shah, Accenture Technology Labs

Host: David McAllester (mcallester@ttic.edu)


Title: Lagrangian relaxation for inference in natural language processing

Date: July 21, 2011 at 11:00 am

Speaker: Michael Collins, Columbia University

Host: David McAllester (mcallester@ttic.edu)


Title: Computational strategies for understanding how biological networks function

Date: Aug. 3, 2011

Speaker: Tamer Kahveci, University of Florida

Host: Jinbo Xu (j3xu@ttic.edu)


Title: FTV (Free-viewpoint TV)

Date: Aug. 12, 2011

Speaker: Masayuki Tanimoto, Nagoya University

Host: David McAllester (mcallester@ttic.edu)


Title: Positive definite matrices and the SB-Divergence

Date: Aug. 16, 2011 at 11:00 am

Speaker: Suvrit Sra, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Host: Nati Srebro (nati@ttic.edu)