Past Seminars 2009

Dec 17, 2009, 11am-noon: Lachlan Henderson (External) Topic Classification in the DMOZ Hierarchy

Dec 3, 2009, 11am-noon: Julian McAuley, Shengbo Guo, and James Petterson NIPS Practice Talks

Nov 26, 2009, 11am-noon: Leif Hanlen NICTA Internal Only: Machine Learning in Human Performance Improvement

Nov 19, 2009, 11am-noon: Nitin Indurkhya (UNSW, Sydney) Sentiment Analysis

Nov 12, 2009, 11am-noon: Scott Sanner Topics, Trends, and Advances at CIKM-09

Nov 5, 2009, 11am-noon: James Petterson Context and Multilingual Synchronization for Topic Models

Oct 29, 2009, 11am-noon: Tim Van Erven (CWI, Netherlands) The Catch-up Phenomenon in Bayesian and MDL model selection

Oct 22, 2009, 12:30pm-1:30pm: Mitchell Whitelaw (Univ. of Canberra) The Visible Archive (blog link)

Oct 15, 2009, 11am-noon: Marcus Hutter MDL vs. Bayes, Part II (MDL Strikes Back)

Oct 8, 2009, 11am-noon: Wray Buntine Report on ECML-PKDD and CLASS Review

Oct 1, 2009, 11am-noon: Alistair Rendell (ANU) The Potential and Problems with Modern Multicore Hardware Systems

Sept 24, 2009, 11am-noon: Junbin Gao Beta Process and Its Application in Sparse Regression

Sept 17, 2009, 11am-noon: Marcus Hutter Predictive MDL and Bayes

Sept 10, 2009, 11am-noon: Scott Sanner Bayesian real-time dynamic programming

Sept 3, 2009, 11am-noon: Alex Davies Topic modelling photos with meta-data

Aug 27, 2009, 11am-noon: Andrew Over (Google) Google Wave followed by a discussion

Aug 20, 2009, 11am-noon: Ian Wood A Review of Model Selection and Assessment II

Aug 17, 2009, 11am-noon: Frank Wood (Gatsby, UCL) A Stochastic Memoizer for Sequence Data

Aug 13, 2009, 11am-noon: Ian Wood A Review of Model Selection and Assessment I

Aug 4, 2009, 11am-noon: Stephen Gould (Stanford) A Region-based Approach to Scene Understanding

July 30, 2009, 11am-noon: Mark Reid Discussing three papers: (1) A Stochastic View of Optimal Regret through Minimax Duality, (2) Stochastic Convex Optimization, and (3) Learnability and Stability in the General Learning Setting. (Slides)

July 23, 2009, 11am-noon: Julian McAuleyGet more from your cores: shared memory multiprocessing made easy with OpenMP

July 21, 2009, 11am-noon: Shane Legg (UCL) Is there an Elegant Universal Theory of Prediction?

July 16, 2009, 11am-noon: Guo Shengbo TrueSkill: A Bayesian Skill Rating System

July 2, 2009, 11am-noon: Novi Quadrianto Discussing: Linli Xu and Martha White and Dale Schuurmans, "Optimal Reverse Prediction"

June 25, 2009, 11am-noon: Wray Buntine A Bayesian's View of MDL

June 18, 2009, 11am-noon: Matt Robards Semi-Markov K-Means Clustering

June 11, 2009, 11am-noon: Jin Yu The Entire Quantile Path of a Risk-Agnostic SVM Classifier

June 4, 2009, 12:30pm-1:30pm: Hanna Suominen (Univ. of Turku, Finland) Critical Points in Assessing Learning Performance: Cross-validation with sparse RLS

May 27, 2009, 11am-noon: Karina Valdivia Delgado (Univ. of Sao Paulo, Brazil) Real-time Dynamic Programming for Factored MDPs

May 22, 2009, 11am-noon: Ingo Steinwart (Los Alamos National Laboratory) Statistical learning: from theory to applications

May 14, 2009, 11am-noon: Marconi Barbosa Non-commutative harmonic analysis tools for inference on permutations

May 7, 2009, 11am-noon: Hassan Mahmud Universal Transfer Learning

Apr 30, 2009, 11am-noon: Tiberio Caetano Compressed Sensing

Apr 23, 2009, 11am-noon: Hanna Suominen (Univ. of Turku, Finland) Current Research Topics in Text Mining

Apr 16, 2009, 11am-noon: Novi Quadrianto My Great Time at HIIT

Apr 9, 2009, 11am-noon: Marcus Hutter General Discounting versus Average Reward

Apr 2, 2009, 11am-noon: Hayato Takahashi Consistency theorems for algorithmically random sequences

Mar 26, 2009, 11am-noon: Tomi Silander Locally Minimax Optimal Predictive Modeling with Bayesian Networks

Mar 19, 2009, 11am-noon: Karina Valdivia Delgado Solving Factored MDPs with Imprecise Transition Probabilities

Mar 12, 2009, 11am-noon: Choon Hui Teo Training Robust Spam Filters

Mar 2, 2009, 11am-noon: David NewmanSpeeding up Latent Dirichlet Allocation

Feb 24, 2009, 11am-noon: Adam Kowalczyk Selection of significant peaks for next generation sequencing

Feb 19, 2009, 11am-noon: Dale Schuurmans Monte Carlo inference via greedy importance sampling

Feb 13, 2009, 11:30am-12:30pm Marcello Pelillo From cliques to equilibria: the dominant-set framework for pairwise data clustering

Feb 5, 2009, 9am-12:30pm: Dale Schuurmans Recent results in unsupervised learning

January 29, 2009, 11am-noon: Scott Sanner Review of selected NIPS-2008 papers

January 15, 2009, 11am-noon: Tiberio Caetano Review of selected NIPS-2008 papers

January 8, 2009, 11am-noon: Xinhua Zhang Bayesian Online Multi-label Classification for Text Categorization