Author: Joe Pater

Sadil in Cognitive Brown Bag 3/27 at noon

The next cognitive brown bag speaker (3/27, 12:00, Tobin 521B) is Patrick Sadil (https://www.umass.edu/pbs/people/patrick-sadil).  Title and abstract are below.  All are welcome. A (largely) hierarchical Bayesian model for inferring neural tuning functions from voxel tuning functions Inferring neural properties from

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Misra in Machine Learning and Friends Thurs. 3/28 at 11:45

who: Ishan Misra (Facebook AI Research, NY) when: 03/28 (Thursday) 11:45a – 1:15p where: Computer Science Building Rm 150 food: Athena’s Pizza  “Scaling Self-supervised Visual Representation Learning“ Abstract: Self-supervised learning aims to learn representations from the data itself without explicit manual supervision. Existing

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Iyer in Cognitive Brown Bag Weds. March 20th at noon

The cognitive brown bag speaker on Wednesday, March 20 will be Mohit Iyyer of UMass Computer Science (https://people.cs.umass.edu/~miyyer/).  Title and abstract are below.  As always, the talk is in Tobin 521B at 12:00.  All are welcome. Title: Towards Understanding Narratives

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Morley in Linguistics on Fri. March 6th at 3:30

Rebecca Morley (OSU will present a colloquium in Linguistics on Friday March 8th at 3:30 in ILC N400. All are welcome! Title: Phonological contrast as an evolving function of local predictability Abstract: In this talk I conceptualize phoneme identification as

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Burnsky in Cognitive bag lunch at noon on Wednesday

The next cognitive brown bag is Weds. 3/5 at 12:00 in Tobin 521B.  The speaker is Jon Burnsky (UMass PBS); title and abstract are below. What does it mean to predict a word and what can predictions tell us? I will

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Foley Psycholinguistics talk *today*, Fri. March 1, 2019

Steven Foley (UCSC) will present “Why are ergatives hard to process? Reading-time evidence from Georgian” in ILC N400 at 3:30. All are welcome! ABSTRACT: How easily a filler–gap dependency is processed can depend on the syntactic position of its gap: in

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Zobel in Cognitive bag lunch Weds. Feb. 20 at noon

The next cognitive brown bag is on 2/20 (12:00, Tobin 521B). The speaker is Ben Zobel (UMass PBS); title and abstract are below. Please note that there is no cognitive brown bag on 2/27. Effects of Age on Spatial Release

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Syrett in Linguistics Fri. Feb. 22 at 3:30

Kristen Syrett of Rutgers University (https://sites.rutgers.edu/kristen-syrett/) will present “Playing with semantic building blocks: Acquiring the lexical representations of verbs and adjectives” in ILC N400 Friday Feb. 22 at 3:30. All are welcome! ABSTRACT: Early lexicons and initial child productions reflect a preponderance

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Verga in Machine Learning and Friends Thurs. Feb. 14 at 11:45

who: Patrick Verga when: Feb 14 11:45am where: Computer Science Building Rm 150 food: Athena’s Pizza “Neural Knowledge Representation And Reasoning” Abstract: Making complex decisions in science, government policy, finance, and clinical treatments all require integrating and reasoning over disparate sources of

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Zhang in Computer Science Weds. Feb. 13 at 4 pm

Systems to Improve Online DiscussionAmy X. ZhangComputer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)MIT Wednesday, February 13, 20194:00 – 5:00 p.m.Computer Science 151Abstract — Discussions online are integral to everyday life, affecting how we learn, work, socialize, and participate in public society. Yet the systems that we

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