Month: April 2016

Linguists at Data Science Tea 4 pm Tues. 4/26

What: tea, refreshments, presentations and conversations about topics in data science Where: Computer Science Building Rooms 150, 151 When: 4-5:30pm Tuesday April 26 Who: You! Especially PhD & MS students, and faculty interested in data science. Professor Kristine Yu – The

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New grant proposal travel grants available

Meeting with a funding agency program officer can be a useful part of the grant preparation process. To facilitate these meetings, the Initiative in Cognitive Science offers grants of up to $400 to faculty wishing to travel to meet with a

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Pesetsky in Linguistics Friday April 15th at 3:30

David Pesetsky (MIT) will give the Linguistics department colloquium on Friday, April 15, at 3:30 in ILC N400. The title of his talk is “Exfoliation: towards a derivational theory of clause size.” An abstract follows. We too easily become used to

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Simon Kirby events next Friday April 22

We will meet with  Simon Kirby of the University of Edinburgh on April 22 10-11 am in Integrative Learning Center N400 to discuss his 2015 Cognition paper “Compression and communication in the cultural evolution of linguistic structure“. There will also be a

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Zinkow in MLFL noon Thursday 4/7

what: Composing Inference Methods For Probabilistic Models who: Rob Zinkov, Indiana University when: 12:00pm Thursday, 4/7 where: cs151 pizza: Antonio’s generous sponsor: Yahoo! Abstract: Probabilistic inference procedures are usually coded painstakingly from scratch, for each target model and each inference algorithm.

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CSSI/ISSR “Examining the Replication Crisis” 12:30 Friday 4/8

From the ISSR website Friday, April 8, 2016 – 12:30pm to 2:00pm 107 Bartlett Hall The ability to replicate research findings is an essential component of the scientific process.  However, the scientific process itself has come under considerable scrutiny due to recent evidence

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Davidson in Linguistics 3:30 Friday 4/8

Kathryn Davidson (Harvard) will give a Linguistics colloquium on Friday, April 8 at 3:30 in ILC N400. A title and abstract of her talk follow. Title: Combining imagistic and discrete components in a single proposition: The case of sign language classifier predicates

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Mai in Cognitive Brown Bag Weds. 4/6

Qui Mai will be presenting in the Cognitive Brown Bag series today Weds. April 6th from 12-1:20, in Tobin 521B. Next week’s speaker is Ben Zobel, who will present “Spatial release from informational masking by the precedence effect”. All are

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Data science research symposium April 22

This e-mail comes from Marla Michel (marla@umass.edu), the director of strategic programs at the newly formed UMass Center for Data Science, which we expect to create considerable synergy with our own nascent Institute. Note the registration deadline of April 13th. The event

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Simon Kirby CogSci talk Friday April 22nd, 3:30

Simon Kirby of the University of Edinburgh will be giving a talk “The Evolution of Linguistic Structure: where learning, culture and biology meet” jointly sponsored by the Initiative in Cognitive Science  and the 5 Colleges Cognitive Science Seminar on Friday April 22nd

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