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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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Linderman in Machine Learning noon Thurs. 5/4

who: Scott W. Linderman, Columbia University when: noon, Thursday, May 4 where: Computer Science Building Rm 150 food: Antonio’s pizza “Bayesian Learning and Inference in Recurrent Switching Linear Dynamical Systems” Abstract:  Many natural systems, such as neurons firing in the brain or basketball teams traversing

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New course in Computational Cognitive Modeling of Language

Gaja Jarosz of Linguistics is offering a new course in Computational Cognitive Modeling (Ling 692C Fall 2017, MW 4-5:15). She very much welcomes participants from other departments, including advanced undergraduates with the requisite background (see prerequisites below). Anyone interested should contact

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Durbin and Stergiedis in Cognitive Brown Bag Weds. 5/3 at noon

There will be two First Year Project Reports, by Jeffery Durbin and Dimitris Stergiedis, in the Cognitive Bag Lunch on Wednesday May 3 at 12pm in Tobin 521B. Titles and abstracts below. All are welcome! Presenter: Jeffery Durbin Tile: Characterizing the Visuospatial

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Weigel talk on Political Correctness Fri. 4/28 at 3:30

Friday April 28th at 3:30 in ILC S33, Moira Weigel of Yale University will be presenting a talk entitled “What is Political Correctness?” Weigel published a related article in the Guardian last November (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/30/political-correctness-how-the-right-invented-phantom-enemy-donald-trump), and she’ll have more to say next Friday. The

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