Month: September 2017

Legewie in CSSI seminar Fri. Sep. 29 12:30-2

The UMass Computational Social Science Institute is pleased to offer an exciting lineup of 10 seminar speakers this fall, many linking to an overarching theme of interdisciplinary approaches to causality. Joscha Legewie Assistant Professor of Sociology, Yale University Friday, September

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Haghtalab in MLFL Thurs. 9/28 at 11:45

Nika Haghtalab (Carnegie Mellon University) will present “Oracle-efficient Online Learning and Applications to Auction Design” in the Machine Learning and Friends Lunch Thursday Sept. 28 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in CS 150. Abstract and bio follow. Abstract: We consider the fundamental problem

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Cohen in Cognitive Bag Lunch noon Weds. 9/27

Michael A. Cohen (Amherst College) will present “The functional organization of the visual system: How does it constrain behavior and how does it develop?” in the Cognitive Bag Lunch series, Wednesday at noon in Tobin 521B. Abstract below. All are welcome! Cognitive neuroscientists

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Ken Kurtz visiting UMass Friday Oct. 27th

Ken Kurtz of Binghamton University will be visiting UMass Fri. Oct. 27th. He will give a talk on a generative connectionist model of category learning. If you are interested, please go to this Doodle page this week to indicate what

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Vyas in MLFL Thurs. 9/21 at 11:45

who:  Yogarshi Vyas, University of Maryland, College Park when: 11:45 A.M., Thursday, September 21st where: Computer Science Building Rm 150 food: Antonio’s pizza “Detecting Asymmetric Semantic Relations in Context : A Case-Study on Hypernymy Detection” Abstract: Comparing the meaning of words and understanding how

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Munoz Tord in Cognitive Bag Lunch noon Weds. 9/20

David Munoz Tord (Smith College) will present “Electrophysiological insights of rapid spatial attention deployment toward aggressive voices” in the Cognitive Bag Lunch series, Wednesday at noon in Tobin 521B. All are welcome! Future bag lunches: 9/27 – Michael Cohen – Amherst College

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Save the date: Susan Carey Feb. 2

Susan Carey, the Henry A. Morss, Jr. and Elisabeh W. Morss Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, will be visiting UMass to give a talk Friday Feb. 2 at 3:30 pm. The title of the talk is “Do Non-Linguistic Creatures have

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NSF BCS Seeking Division Director

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Cowell in cognitive bag lunch noon Weds. Sept. 13

Rosie Cowell of UMass will present “Two surprising results predicted by a representational account of memory: normal aging shields us from semantic interference, and we can do cued recall without engaging the hippocampus” at noon Wednesday Sept. 13 in Tobin 521B.

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Flaherty in MLFL Thurs. Sept. 14 at noon

Pat Flaherty (UMass Math) will present “A Nonparametric Bayesian Model For Single-cell Variant Calling” in the Machine Learning and Friends Lunch Thursday Sept.. 14 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in CS 150. Abstract and bio follows. Abstract: Advances in DNA sequencing technology have

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