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 typically held Mondays at 11:00 am in TTIC Room 526.

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Title: Machine learning for Public Policy and Social Good: Case Studies, Challenges, and Opportunities

Date: June 13, 2016

Speaker: Rayid Ghani, University of Chicago

Host: Greg Shakhnarovich (

Title: Supervised Machine Learning as an Adversarial Game

Date: June 6, 2016

Speaker: Brian Ziebart, UIC

Host: Karen Livescu (

Title: High-dimensional Permutations and Discrepancy

Date: May 25, 2016

Speaker: Nati Linial, Hebrew University

Host: Julia Chuzhoy (

Title: Privacy Preserving Optics for Miniature Vision Sensors

Date: May 16, 2016

Speaker: Sanjeev J. Koppal, University of Florida

Host: Ayan Chakrabarti (

Title: Learning Image Representations from Unlabeled Video

Date: Apr 18, 2016

Speaker: Kristen Grauman, University of Texas at Austin

Host: Greg Shakhnarovich (

Title: Words, Pictures, and Common Sense

Date: Apr 1, 2016

Speaker: Devi Parikh, Virginia Tech

Host: Gregory Shakhnarovich (

Title: Towards Transparent Intelligent Systems: Diverse Predictions from Perception Modules

Date: Mar 31, 2016

Speaker: Dhruv Batra, Virginia Tech

Host: Gregory Shakhnarovich (

Title: Advances in Solving Structured Optimization Problems

Date: Mar 14, 2016

Speaker: Mark Schmidt, University of British Columbia

Host: Ofer Meshi (

Title: Topological Sampling Problems

Date: Feb 29, 2016

Speaker: Shmuel Weinberger, University of Chicago

Host: Sasha Razborov

Title: Mining Gummi Bears in One and Two Jars

Date: Jan 11, 2016

Speaker: Gunnar Klau, CWI Amsterdam

Host: Stefan Canzar (

Title: Analysis of Dynamic Interaction Networks

Date: Dec 14, 2015

Speaker: Tanya Berger-Wolf, University of Illinois at Chicago

Host: Hammad Naveed (

Title: Approximate Nearest Neighbor methods in computer vision, beyond L2

Date: Nov 23, 2015

Speaker: Lihi Zelnik-Manor, Technion

Host: Greg Shakhnarovich (

Title: False Discovery Rates - a new deal

Date: Nov 16, 2015

Speaker: Matthew Stephens, University of Chicago

Host: Aly Khan (

Title: Single and Multichannel Raw Waveform Neural Network Acoustic Models

Date: Nov 9, 2015

Speaker: Tara Sainath; Google Research

Host: Karen Livescu (

Title: Diderot: a Domain-Specific Language for Portable Parallel Scientific Visualization and Image Analysis

Date: Nov 2, 2015

Speaker: Gordon Kindlmann, University of Chicago

Host: Greg Shakhnarovich (

Title: Fast, Approximate and Scalable Geometric Optimization

Date: Oct 5, 2015

Speaker: Chandrajit Bajaj, University of Texas at Austin

Host: Jinbo Xu and Qixing Huang (

Title: Machine Learning Approaches to Speech Enhancement

Date: Sept 28, 2015

Speaker: Paris Smaragdis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Host: Karen Livescu (

Title: Towards Universal Syntactic Processing of Natural Language

Date: Sept 4, 2015

Speaker: Slav Petrov, Google

Host: Mohit Bansal (

Title: Vertex Sparsification of Cuts, Flows, and Distances

Date: Aug 31, 2015

Speaker: Robert Krauthgamer, Weizmann Institute

Host: Julia Chuzhoy (

Title: Sampling Strategies for Feature-Efficient and Active Learning

Date: Aug 17, 2015

Speaker: Lev Reyzin, UIC

Host: Greg Shakhnarovich (

Title: Approximate Matchings in Dynamic Graph Streams

Date: Aug 10, 2015

Speaker: Sanjeev Khanna, University of Pennsylvania

Host: Julia Chuzhoy (

Title: Blind deblurring and blind super-resolution using internal patch recurrence

Date: Aug 3, 2015

Speaker: Tomer Michaeli, Technion

Host: Karen Livescu (

Title: What can vectorial representations do? Distributed structure processing in neural networks

Date: July 20, 2015

Speaker: Paul Smolensky, John Hopkins

Host: Kevin Gimpel (

Title: Unsupervised Word Segmentation and Lexicon Discovery from Speech using Acoustic Word Embeddings

Date: July 17, 2015

Speaker: Sharon Goldwater, University of Edinburgh

Host: Karen Livescu (

Title: Sparse Recovery via Dynamics

Date: July 15, 2015

Speaker: Yuan Yao, Peking University

Host: Jinbo Xu (