Month: November 2017

PhD position in speech processing at UMass

We encourage potential PhD students who are interested in speech processing to apply to the Cognitive and Cognitive Neuroscience graduate program to work with Lisa Sanders (Psychological and Brain Sciences) and Joe Pater (Linguistics) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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White in Cognitive Bag Lunch noon Weds. 11/29

Chris White will present in the Cognitive Bag Lunch series, Wednesday at noon in Tobin 521B. All are welcome!

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Ranganath in MLFL Thurs. 11/30 at 11:45

Rajesh Ranganath (NYU) will present “Black Box Variational Inference: Scalable, Generic Bayesian Computation and its Applications” in the Machine Learning and Friends Lunch Thursday Nov. 13 at 11:45 am in CS 150. Abstract and bio follow. Abstract: Probabilistic generative models

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Screening of AlphaGo 11/30 in S131 Integrated Learning Center

Screening of AlphaGo November 30 S131 Integrated Learning Center Showing at 5pm. Note this event is not in the Computer Science Building and seating is limited. With more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe, the ancient Chinese

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Gilbers on AAE and hip-hop Friday, 12/1 at 10 in ILC N451

Steven Gilbers of the University of Groningen will be giving a special talk on: “Regional variation in African American English and hip-hop. Why 2Pac’s accent changed over time and why Snoop Dogg and Jay Z have different rap flows”. It

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Dubin in Cognitive Bag Lunch noon Weds. 11/15

Jeff Dubin (ethics) will present in the Cognitive Bag Lunch series, Wednesday at noon in Tobin 521B. All are welcome!

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Wu in MLFL Thurs. 11/16 at 11:45

Steven Wu (MSR) will present “A Smoothed Analysis of the Greedy Algorithm for the Linear Contextual Bandit Problem” in the Machine Learning and Friends Lunch Thursday Nov. 16 at 11:45 am in CS 150. Abstract and bio follow. Abstract: Bandit

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Farbood in Research in Music Series Friday, Nov. 17 at 2:30

Mary Farbood (NYU) will present “The Temporal Dynamics of Music Versus Speech Processing” in the Old Chapel Conference Room on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at 2:30pm. All are welcome! An abstract is below. Two studies comparing the temporal dynamics of music

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Wang in MLFL Thurs. 11/9 at 11:45

Lu Wang (Northeastern) will present “What Makes a Good Argument: Understanding and Predicting High Quality Arguments Using NLP Methods” in the Machine Learning and Friends Lunch Thursday Nov. 2 at 11:45 am in CS 150. Abstract and bio follow. Abstract:

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