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: Self-tuning in nonparametric regression.

Date: Oct 18, 2013

Speaker: Samory Kpotufe

Title: Better Algorithms and Hardness for Broadcast Scheduling via a Discrepancy Approach

Date: Oct 25, 2013

Speaker: Shi Li

Title: Active Learning with Outcome-Dependent Query Costs

Date: Nov 1, 2013

Speaker: Anand Sarwate

Title: Adaptation in Online Learning through Dimension-free Exponentiated Gradient

Date: Nov 8, 2013

Speaker: Francesco Orabona

Title: Region ranking methods for image segmentation

Date: Nov 15, 2013

Speaker: Greg Shakhnarovich

Title: A Characterization of Approximation Resistance

Date: Nov 22, 2013

Speaker: Madhur Tulsiani

Title: Bilu—Linial Stable Instances of Max Cut and Minimum Multiway Cut

Date: Jan 10, 2014

Speaker: Yury Makarychev

Title: Describing Images with Visual Dictionaries of Mini-Epitome Patches

Date: Jan 24, 2014

Speaker: George Papandreou

Title: Syntactic Parsing with Word Embeddings

Date: Feb 7, 2014

Speaker: Mohit Bansal

Title: Rich semantic representations for detailed visual recognition

Date: Feb 14, 2014

Speaker: Subhransu Maji

Title: Multi-view learning of speech representations for improved recognition

Date: Feb 28, 2014

Speaker: Karen Livescu

Title: Computational Methods for Data-Driven Protein Study

Date: Mar 21, 2014

Speaker: Jinbo Xu

Title: Natural Language Processing for Twitter

Date: Mar 28, 2014

Speaker: Kevin Gimpel

Title: Towards better computation-statistics trade-off in tensor decomposition

Date: Apr 4, 2014

Speaker: Ryota Tomioka

Title: On Routing Problems, Grid Minors and Flat Walls

Date: Apr 11, 2014

Speaker: Julia Chuzhoy

Title: A Dynamic Programming Framework for Non-Preemptive Scheduling Problems on Multiple Machines

Date: Apr 18, 2014

Speaker: Shi Li

Title: New Developments and Insights in Resource Allocation

Date: May 2, 2014

Speaker: Ben Moseley

Title: Efficient training of structured output predictors via smooth dual losses

Date: May 9, 2014

Speaker: Ofer Meshi

Title: The Problem of Reference

Date: May 23, 2014

Speaker: David McAllester

Date: May 30, 2014

Speaker: Yang Shen

Title: Enriched Unsupervised Natural Language Processing with Cost-Augmented Contrastive Estimation

Date: June 13, 2014

Speaker: Kevin Gimpel