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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Fridays 12:00 - 1:30pm at TTIC

Title: Machine Learning, Optimization, and In Between

Date: Oct. 7, 2011

Speaker: Nati Srebro

Date: Oct. 14, 2011

Speaker: David McAllester

Title: Learning Similarity Sensitive Embeddings

Date: Oct. 21, 2011

Speaker: Gregory Shakhnarovich

Title: Decomposition Theorems in Combinatorics and Complexity

Date: Oct. 28, 2011

Speaker: Madhur Tulsiani

Title: The Grothendieck Constant is Strictly Smaller than Krivine's Bound

Date: Nov. 4, 2011

Speaker: Yury Makarychev

Title: Approximating the homotopic FreĢchet distance between curves on a topological disk

Date: Nov. 11, 2011

Speaker: Anastasios Sidriopoulos

Title: Statistical inference and parameter estimation using efficient maximum a-posteriori solvers

Date: Dec. 2, 2011

Speaker: Tamir Hazan

Title: Making Computers Good Listeners

Date: Jan. 6, 2012

Speaker: Joseph Keshet

Title: Routing in Undirected Graphs with Constant CongestioRouting in Undirected Graphs with Constant Congestionn

Date: Jan. 13, 2012

Speaker: Julia Chuzhoy

Title: Constraining Shape Prediction for Monocular Non-rigid Reconstruction

Date: Jan. 27, 2012

Speaker: Mathieu Salzmann

Title: Inference and Learning in Structured-Output Models for Computer Vision

Date: Feb. 3, 2012

Speaker: Dhruv Batra

Title: Advancing Computer Vision via Human-Machine Collaboration

Date: Feb. 9, 2012

Speaker: Devi Parikh

Title: Statistical Estimation of High-Dimensional Sparse Precision Matrices

Date: Mar. 2, 2012

Speaker: Xiaohui Chen

Title: Recognizing Attributes of People using Poselets

Date: Mar. 9, 2012

Speaker: Subhransu Maji

Title: Differentially private machine learning

Date: Apr. 20, 2012

Speaker: Anand Sarwate

Title: Prediction and Disruption of Protein Interactions on the Playground of Optimization

Date: April 27, 2012

Speaker: Yang Shen

Title: Online selective sampling with adversarial instances

Date: May 11, 2012

Speaker: Francesco Orabona