Year: 2015

Wong in CS MLFL 12/3 at 1 pm

Lawson L.S. Wong of MIT will present “Learning The State Of The World Object-based World Modeling For Mobile-Manipulation Robots” Thursday Dec. 3rd from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (Arrive at 12:45 to get pizza) in CS150. An abstract and bio follow. Abstract: Mobile-manipulation robots

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Sprouse in Linguistics 12/4 at 3:30

Jon Sprouse (UConn) will give the Linguistics department colloquium at 3:30 on Friday, December 4, in ILC 400. His research focuses on questions about syntactic representations and operations, with a particular focus on experimental approaches to investigating these questions.

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Antony in Cognitive Brown Bag Weds. 12/2 at noon

Louise Antony of UMass Philosophy will present “In Praise of Loose Talk: on the notion of ‘rule-following’ in cognitive science” in the Cognitive Brown Bag series Wednesday Dec. 12th in Tobin 521B. The abstract follows. Abstract: Philosophers often challenge cognitive scientists to

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Blei in CS and CSSI Thurs. and Fri. 11/19-20

David Blei of Columbia University will be giving a talk in Computer Science 150/151 on Thursday 11/19 from 5 to 6 pm on “Scaling and Generalizing Variational Inference”. He will also give a talk to the Computational Social Science Initiative

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Maia and Franca in Linguistics Friday 11/20 at noon

Marcus Maia and Aniela Franca of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro will present in the Language Acquisition Research Center this Friday 11/20 at noon in ILC N451. All are welcome! Two talks will be presented: A Computational Efficiency Principle

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Turkish workshop in Linguistics Sat. and Sun. 11/21-22.

A workshop on Turkish linguistics is being held in the Department of Linguistics Saturday and Sunday November 21st – 22nd. All are welcome, and a full program is here.

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McPherson in Linguistics Fri. 11/20 at 3:30

Laura McPherson (Dartmouth College) will give a Linguistics colloquium this Friday at 3:30 in ILC N400. The title of her talk is “Constraint Interaction and the role of spell-out in Dogon tonosyntax,” and an abstract follows. The Dogon languages of Mali share

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Reading group meeting Thurs. 11/19 at 12:45

As announced last week, a group of us will meet this Thursday to discuss Boekel et al.’s (2015) Cortex paper that attempts to replicate a set of structural brain-behavior correlations. All are welcome to join us. The meeting will take place

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CogSci Reading Group, Thurs. 11/19 at 12:45

In a little over a week on Thursday Nov. 19th at 12:45, we will have a discussion of the paper below, linked here, over lunch. We’ll meet in Linguistics, outside of ILC N400, and head over to the Worcester Dining

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Lasnik in Linguistics, Fri. 11/13 3:30

Howard Lasnik (University of Maryland) will give a colloquium on Friday at 3:30 in ILC N400. The title of his talk is “Clause-mates, Phases and Two Families of Questions.” An abstract is here.

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