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 Wednesdays at 11:00 am in the TTIC Conference Room.

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Title: Extracting hidden structure from multiple higher order arrays

Date: June 18

Speaker: Koh Takeuchi, NTT Japan

Host: Ryota Tomioka (

Title: Multiresolution Matrix Factorization

Date: July 14

Speaker: Risi Kondor, Univ of Chicago

Host: Greg Shakhnarovich (

Title: Palindrome Recognition In The Streaming Model

Date: July 31

Speaker: Funda Ergun, Indiana University Bloomington and Simon Fraser University

Host: Jinbo Xu (

Title: Towards Improving the Robustness of Gesture Recognition Systems: Addressing Large Vocabularies and Cluttered Scenes

Date: August 25

Speaker: Vassilis Athitsos, Univ of Texas at Arlington

Host: Greg Shakhnarovich (

Title: Asynchronous Stochastic Optimization for Sequence Training of Deep Neural Networks: Towards Big Data


Speaker: Erik McDermott, Google

Host: Karen Livescu (

Title: Semantic Parsing, Latent Variables, and Inference

Date: Sept 15

Speaker: Percy Liang, Stanford

Host: Mohit Bansal (

Title: Human-Centered Language Processing: Event Detection and Impaired Speech Recognition

Date: Sept 22

Speaker: Bonnie J. Dorr-Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC)

Host: David McAllester (

Title: Graph Grammars and Automata for NLP

Date: Sept 29

Speaker: David Chiang, University of Notre Dame

Host: Kevin Gimpel (

Title: Reverse engineering the neural mechanisms involved in robust speech processinga

Date: Oct 6

Speaker: Nima Mesgarani, Electrical Engineering Department at Columbia University

Host: Karen Livescu (

Title: Leontief Exchange Markets Can Solve Multivariate Polynomial Equations, Yielding FIXP and ETR Hardness

Date: Oct 16

Speaker: Ruta Mehta, Georgia Institute of Technology

Host: Julia Chuzhoy (

Title: Video-Based Analysis of Human Actions, Interactions and Social Behaviors

Date: Oct 20

Speaker: Stan Sclaroff, Boston University

Host: Greg Shakhnarovich (

Title: Algorithmic progress on the Lovasz Local Lemma

Date: Oct 27

Speaker: Aravind Srinivasan, University of Maryland

Host: Julia Chuzhoy (

Title: Incentives for Collective Behavior: Badges, Procrastination, and Long-Range Goals

Date: Nov 5

Speaker: Jon Kleinberg, Cornell

Host: Madhur Tulsiani (

Title: A Framework for Analysis of Computational Imaging Systems

Date: Nov 17

Speaker: Oliver Cossairt, Northwestern

Host: Ayan Chakrabarti (

Title: Novel directions for biological network comparison: implications for aging

Date: Dec 1

Speaker: Tijana Milenkovic, University of Notre Dame

Host: Jinbo Xu (

Title: What's wrong with convolutional nets?

Date: Jan 23

Speaker: Geoff Hinton, University of Toronto & Google

Host: David McAllester (

Title: How Good Is Structured Prediction?

Date: Feb 23

Speaker: David Sontag, NYU

Host: Greg Shakhnarovich (

Title: Spectral Language Modeling

Date: Mar 2

Speaker: Lyle Ungar, University of Pennsylvania

Host: David McAllester (

Title: Do Deep Nets Really Need To Be Deep?

Date: Apr 30

Speaker: Rich Caruana, Microsoft

Host: David McAllester (

Title: Robust Camera Location Estimation by Convex Programming

Date: June 4

Speaker: Amit Singer, Princeton

Host: Nathan Srebro and Qixing Huang (

Title: Zodiac — A comprehensive depiction of genetic interactions in cancer by integrating TCGA data

Date: June 22

Speaker: Yuan Ji, University of Chicago, Northshore Hospital

Host: Jinbo Xu (