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Galyna Livshyts - A Tight Net with Respect to a Random Matrix Norm and Applications to Estimating Singular Values

In this talk we construct a net around the unit sphere with good properties. We show that with exponentially high probability, the value of |Ax| on the sphere can be approximated well using this net,…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 4 Days ago 2 views 0  

Tuo Zhao - Towards Understanding First Order Algorithms for Nonconvex Optimization in Machine Learning

Stochastic Gradient Descent-type (SGD) algorithms have been widely applied to many non-convex optimization problems in machine learning, e.g., training deep neural networks, variational Bayesian…

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Éva Tardos - Learning and Efficiency of Outcomes in Games

Selfish behavior can often lead to suboptimal outcome for all participants, a phenomenon illustrated by many classical examples in game theory. Over the last decade we have studied Nash equilibria…

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Dana Buntrock - What Could Go Wrong?

Her lecture, titled, "What Could Go Wrong?" asks, "What’s architecture?" Who we are and what we do gets reinvented in response to economic or legal change. In the 1960s and…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 3 Weeks ago 8 views 0  

Martin Bechthold - Multi-Scalar Design: Material Matters

Advances in material science, computation, and robotics are empowering the role materials can take in shaping buildings towards novel aesthetics and performative outcomes. Work at Harvard’s…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A month ago 3 views 0  

Hibba Abugideiri - Midwives, Housewives and Nationalism: Egypt in the Making of Colonial Medicine

Speaker Hibba Abugideri is an historian of postcolonial and Islamic feminism and women in the Middle East. Currently an assistant professor at Villanova University, she has published articles in…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 2 Months ago 3 views 0  

Hibba Abugideiri - Islamic Feminism: Speaking from Behind the Veil

Speaker Hibba Abugideri is an historian of postcolonial and Islamic feminism and women in the Middle East. Currently an assistant professor at Villanova University, she has published articles in…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 2 Months ago 3 views 0  

Computer Science in Six-Tenths of a Second: What Happens After Hitting ENTER in a Google Search - Lance Fortnow

What is computer science? Ask Google or Alexa, and you'll get an answer like "the study of the principles and use of computers." That doesn't really capture the breadth of the…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 9 Months ago 13 views 0  

In Conversation with Ernő Rubik - Ernő Rubik

In a rare public appearance, Ernő Rubik will give a public lecture, discussing a wide range of topics including design and architecture, the role of curiosity in the human condition, and his…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 10 Months ago 30 views 0  

Legion — Programming Heterogeneous, Distributed Parallel Machines - Alex Aiken

Programmers tend to think of parallel programming as a problem of dividing up computation, but often the most difficult part is the placement and movement of data. As machines become more complex and…

From  Kathryn Gentilello A year ago 21 views 0