Month: November 2015

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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Sanders in Linguistics, Friday 11/13, 2:15 p.m.

Lisa Sanders of UMass Psychology will present on ERP research on phonological learning experiments in the Linguistics Sound Workshop, Friday 11/13 at 2:15. This research includes a recently submitted paper, whose title, abstract and authors are listed below. Event-related potential

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Yu in CSSI seminar, Fri. 11/13 at 12:30

Kristine Yu of UMass Linguistics will present “Linguistic tone and the input to computational models of sentence comprehension” in the Computational Social Science Institute seminar, Friday, November 13, 2015, 12:30-2:00 p.m., in the Integrated Learning Center 231. Lunch will be provided,

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Duvenaud at MLFL Thurs. 11/12 1 p.m.

David Duvenaud (Harvard) will present “Automatically Constructing Models, and Automatically Explaining Them, too” at the Machine Learning and Friends Lunch at 1 p.m. in CS150 (arrive at 12:45 for pizza). An abstract and bio follow. Abstract How could an artificial

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