Machine Learning Ph.D. Seminar

Fall 2015 Schedule

September 21 - Elad Hazan, Princeton University
Title: Projection-Free Optimization and Online Learning

September 28 - Giulia DeSalvo, Courant Institute, NYU
Title: Learning from Deep Cascades

October 5 - Satyen Kale, Yahoo! Labs
Title: Online Boosting Algorithms

October 12 - Fall Recess. No seminar.

October 19 - No Seminar. Noga Alon is speaking at Math Colloquium.

October 26 - Adam Kalai, Microsoft Research
Title: Machine Learning and Crowdsourcing

November 2 - Anna Choromanska, Courant Institute, NYU
Title: Logarithmic Time Online Multiclass prediction

November 9 - Alexander Rakhlin, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Online Methods for Prediction in Evolving (Social) Networks

November 16 - Daniel Hsu, Columbia University
Title: Brown clusters, linguistic context, and spectral algorithms

November 23 - Alekh Agarwal, Microsoft Research - Cancelled.
Title: Efficient and Parsimonious Agnostic Active Learning

November 30 - Andrés Muñoz Medina, Google Research
Title: Adaptation Algorithm and Theory Based on Generalized Discrepancy

Spring 2015 Schedule

February 3 - Sham M. Kakade, Microsoft Research
Title: Tradeoffs in Large Scale Learning: Statistical Accuracy vs. Numerical Precision

February 10 - Slav Petrov, Google Research
Title: Towards Universal Syntactic Processing of Natural Language

February 17 - Ben London, University of Maryland
Title: PAC-Bayes Bounds for Structured Prediction via Collective Stability

February 24 - Jennifer Wortman Vaughan, Microsoft Research
Title: Incentivizing High Quality Crowdwork

March 3 - Dmitry Storcheus, Google Research
Title: Generalization Bounds for Supervised Dimensionality Reduction

March 17 - Spring Recess. No seminar

March 31 - Amy Greenwald, Brown University
Title: Computational Studies of Complex Markets

April 7 - Robert Almgren, Courant Institute, NYU and Quantitative Brokers
Title: Execution Algorithms in Interest Rate Products

April 21 - Robert Schapire, Princeton University and Microsoft Research
Title: Contextual Dueling Bandits

April 28 - Sébastien Bubeck, Princeton University and Microsoft Research
Title: The Entropic Barrier: A Simple and Optimal Universal Self-Concordant Barrier

May 5 - Vitaly Kuznetsov, Courant Institute, NYU
Title: Structural Maxent Models