TTIC is having a weekly seminar series presenting the research currently underway at the Institute. Every week a different TTIC faculty member will present their research.

The lectures are intended both for students seeking research topics and advisers, and for the general TTIC and University of Chicago communities interested in hearing what their colleagues are up to.

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For additional questions, contact Nati Srebro (

Fall Quarter Lectures

Fridays 12:15 - 1:30pm at TTIC

Title: Nonparametric methods for object detection

Date: Oct. 8, 2010

Speaker: Greg Shakhnarovich

Date: Oct. 15, 2010

Speaker: David McAllester

Date: Oct. 22, 2010

Speaker: Tamir Hazan

Date: Oct. 29, 2010

Speaker: Mathieu Salzmann

Date: Nov. 5, 2010

Speaker: Mohammad Salavatipour

Date: Nov. 12, 2010

Speaker: Dhruv Batra

Date: Nov. 19, 2010

Speaker: Yury Makarychev

Date: Dec. 3, 2010

Speaker: Raquel Urtasun

Winter Quarter Lectures

Fridays Lunch: 12:00 Talk: 12:15 at TTIC

Title: New and Renewed Results on Matrix Completion

Date: Jan. 7, 2011

Speaker: Nathan Srebro

Title: Advancing Computer Vision via Humans in the Loop

Date: Jan. 14, 2011

Speaker: Devi Parikh

Title: Probabilistic Approaches for Template-Based Protein Structure Prediction

Date: Jan. 21, 2011

Speaker: Jian Peng

Title: An Algorithm for the Graph Crossing Number Problem

Date: Feb. 4, 2011

Speaker: Julia Chuzhoy

Title: Direct Loss Minimization for Structural Labeling with Applications to Speech Recognition

Date: Feb. 11, 2011

Speaker: Joseph Keshet

Title: Playing Games with Limited Randomness and a Prior-Free No-Trade Theorem

Date: Feb. 25, 2011

Speaker: Lance Fortnow

Title: Structured Sparsity, Proximal Optimization and Multi-Task Learning

Date: Mar. 4, 2011

Speaker: Andreas Argyriou

Title: Near-optimal distortion bounds for embedding doubling spaces into L_1

Date: Mar. 11, 2011

Speaker: Anastasios Sidriopoulos

Spring Quarter Lectures

Fridays Lunch: 12:00 Talk: 12:15 at TTIC

Title: Tradeoffs in Photography and Advances in Image Editing

Date: Apr. 22, 2011

Speaker: Samuel Hasinoff

Title: On the Optimality of Online Methods for Convex Statistical Learning Problems

Date: Apr. 29, 2011

Speaker: Karthik Sridharan

Title: A Conditional Random Fields Method for RNA Sequence-Structure Relationship Modeling and Conformation Sampling

Date: May 13, 2011

Speaker: Zhiyong Wang

Title: Multi-view Learning of Speech Features

Date: May 20, 2011

Speaker: Karen Livescu

Title: A combinatorial approach to the Hirsch Conjecture

Date: May 27, 2011

Speaker: Alexander Razborov