Month: February 2016

Matsoukas in Data Science tea, 2:30 Tues. March 1

Who: Spyros Matsoukas What: tea, refreshments, presentations and conversations about topics in data science Where: Computer Science Building Rooms 150 When: 2:30 Tuesday March 1 Abstract: We will introduce Amazon Echo and Alexa, the virtual personal assistant that powers Echo, and focus

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Woodbury in Linguistics, 3:30 Friday Feb. 26th

Tony Woodbury of the Linguistics Department at the University of Texas, Austin will give a talk at 3:30 PM Friday 26 February 2016 in ILC N400. The title of his talk is: The ‘genius’ of the language: discovering pervasive plan and

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West in Data Science 1 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 18

Robert West Stanford University Computer Science Thursday, February 18, 2016 1:00 – 2:00p.m. Computer Science Building, Room 151 Faculty Host:  Brendan O’Connor “Human Behavior in Networks“ Abstract:  Humans as well as information are organized in networks. Interacting with these networks

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Veloso in MLFL 10:30 Friday Feb. 19

Robot Autonomy: Data Collection and Interaction with Humans who: Manuela Veloso, CMU when: 10:30pm Friday, 2/19 where: cs151 breakfast: Atkins Farm generous sponsor: Yahoo! ***In general, MLFL will be Thursday 12pm this semester. However, this week it is Friday 10:30am with breakfast*** Abstract:

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McCaffrey in Cognitive Brown Bag, noon Weds. Feb. 17

Tony McCaffrey of UMass Amherst will be presenting in the Cognitive Brown Bag Wednesday at noon in Tobin 521B. All are welcome. Combining cognitive psychology and machine intelligence, Tony’s research carefully articulates human cognitive obstacles to innovation and devises counter

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Bowman in CS Thursday 2/11 at 4 pm

Sam Bowman of Stanford University, a candidate for a position in Computer Science, will present Thursday Feb 11 at 4pm in CS Rm 151 – the title and abstract follow. MODELING NATURAL LANGUAGE SEMANTICS WITH LEARNED REPRESENTATIONS Abstract:  The last few

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Cataldo in Cognitive Brown Bag Weds. 2/10 at noon

Andrea Cataldo will be presenting “The Influence of Discrete Emotional States on Preferential Choice” in the Cognitive Brown Bag Wednesday at noon in Tobin 521B. All are welcome.

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Karloff in CS Data Science, Mon. Jan. 9 at 1 pm

Variable Selection is Hard Who: Howard Karloff When: Feb 9, 1-2pm Where: Computer Science Building, room 150/151 Website: https://www.cics.umass.edu/event/theory-speaker-variable-selection-hard   Abstract: Consider the task of a machine-learning system faced with voluminous data on m individuals.  There may be p=10^6 features describing each

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Keung in CogPsych Bag Lunch Weds. Feb. 3, 12 pm

Lap Keung of UMass presented “Closest conjunct agreement in English: A comparison with number attraction” in the CogPsych bag lunch earlier today. Apologies if you are just finding out about this now.

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Liberty in CS MLFL, Thurs. Jan. 4 at noon

Online Data Mining PCA And K-Means who: Edo Liberty, Yahoo! Labs when: 12:00pm Thursday, 2/4 where: cs151 pizza: Antonio’s generous sponsor: Yahoo! Abstract Algorithms for data mining, unsupervised machine learning and scientific computing were traditionally designed to minimize running time in

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