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 11:00 am in the TTIC Conference Room.

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Title: Mathematical Modeling and Machine Learning in Brain Diffusion MRI

Date: October 23

Speaker: Thomas Shultz, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Host: Samory Kpotufe (

Title: Global and Local Approach of Part-of-Speech Tagging for Large Copora

Date: Nov 13

Speaker: Shi Yu, University of Chicago

Host: Kevin Gimpel (

Title: Automatically Learning the Structure of Spoken Language Without Supervision

Date: Nov 27

Speaker: Aren Jansen, Johns Hopkins

Host: Karen Livescu (

Title: Analysis and Modeling of Opinions and Sentiments

Date: Dec 4

Speaker: Bing Liu, UIC

Host: Jinbo Xu (

Title: Natural image statistics and image restoration

Date: Feb 18

Speaker: Yair Weiss, Hebrew University

Host: Tamir Hazan (

Title: Convergence of latent population structures in finite admixture models

Date: Mar 5 At 3pm

Speaker: Long Nguyen, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan

Host: Anand Sarwate (

Title: Distributed Hessian-free Optimization for Deep Neural Network Acoustic Models

Date: Mar 11

Speaker: Brian Kingsbury, IBM

Host: Karen Livescu (

Title: From Contextual Search to Automatic Content Generation: Scaling Human Editorial Judgment

Date: Apr 10

Speaker: Larry Birnbaum, Northwestern University

Host: David McAllester (

Title: Predictions of Structures of Protein Interactions

Date: May 20 - 10:30 am at Computational Institute, 5735 S. Ellis Ave. Room 240A

Speaker: Daisuke Kihara, Purdue University

Host: Jinbo Xu (

Title: Integrating Learning in Structured Prediction and Latent Variable Models

Date: June 4 at 3:00pm

Speaker: Rich Zemel, University of Toronto

Host: Tamir Hazan (

Title: Non-invasive Human-Machine Interfaces for the disabled: rehabilitation, phantom pain and more

Date: June 28

Speaker: Claudio Castellini, German Aerospace Center

Host: Francesco Orabona (

Title: TTIC Colloquium: Flavio Villanustre

Date: July 16

Speaker: Flavio Villanustre, Vice President of Technology Architecture and Product for LexisNexis and leads HPCC Systems

Host: Jinbo Xu (

Title: Component Analysis for Human Sensing

Date: July 30

Speaker: Fernando de la Torre

Host: Raquel Urtasun (

Title: Dense 3D scene flow estimation for locally rigid scenes

Date: July 30 at 2:00pm

Speaker: Konrad Schindler, ETH Zurich

Host: Raquel Urtasun (

Title: Large-Scale Sparse Learning for Biomedical Data

Date: Aug 14

Speaker: Jieping Ye, Arizona State University

Host: Jinbo Xu (