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Daniel Russo - Global Optimality Guarantees for Policy Gradient Methods

Policy gradients methods are perhaps the most widely used class of reinforcement learning algorithms. These methods apply to complex, poorly understood, control problems by performing stochastic…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 13th, 2020 0 plays 0  

Jeffrey Skolnick - The Possible Origin of the Biochemical Function of Proteins and its Implications for the Origin of Life

Computational Systems Biology & Bioinformatics including the development of algorithms and their application to proteomes for the prediction of protein structure and function, the prediction of…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 13th, 2020 2 plays 0  

Nicoleta Serban - Health Analytics: From Data to Decision Making

Nicoleta Serban's research interests on Health Analytics span various dimensions including large-scale data representation with a focus on processing patient-level health information into data…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 13th, 2020 1 plays 0  

Yang Dan - A Motor Theory of Sleep Control

Sleep is a fundamental biological process, and its disruption has profound impacts on human health. Using a variety of techniques including optogenetics, electrophysiology, imaging, and gene…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 12th, 2020 3 plays 0  

Wanrong Zhang - Differentially Private Change-point Detection

The change-point detection problem seeks to identify distributional changes in streams of data. Increasingly, tools for change-point detection are applied in settings where data may be highly…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 12th, 2020 6 plays 0  

GVU/IPaT Research and Engagement Grants

The GVU Center and the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT), with additional support from GTRI support two separate types of grant proposals. Research Grants provide seed funding for new…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 12th, 2020 0 plays 0  

Marcel Wilson - Bionic@X

Bionic is a landscape architecture and urban design practice in founded on the mandate to “enable life” in an increasingly complicated and changing world. After a decade of acting on…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 9th, 2020 1 plays 0  

David Coury - The Return of the Ethnostate? The Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the Populist Tide

Over the past decade, Europe has seen a rise in the popularity of right-wing populist parties and Germany has been no exception. While the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) began as an anti-EU…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 9th, 2020 1 plays 0  

Maryam Aliakbarpour - Distribution testing: Classical and new paradigms

One of the most fundamental problems in learning theory is to view input data as random samples from an unknown distribution and then to make statistical inferences about the underlying distribution.…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 9th, 2020 3 plays 0  

Elizabeth Loftus - The Fiction of Memory

For several decades, Elizabeth Loftus has been manufacturing memories in unsuspecting minds. Sometimes these techniques change details of events that someone actually experienced. Other times, the…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 9th, 2020 9 plays 0  

Equity in Architecture Forum: Show, Tell, and Do

Equity in Architecture at Georgia Tech is hosting their second annual Forum. This year's theme is Show, Tell, and Do. Julia Gamolina, our keynote speaker, will speak on gender and minority…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 6th, 2020 2 plays 0  

Emma Brunskill - Human-Focused Reinforcement Learning

There is increasing excitement about reinforcement learning--a subarea of machine learning for enabling an agent to learn to make good decisions. Yet numerous questions and challenges remain for…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 6th, 2020 9 plays 0  

Joyce Ho - Automation of Evidence Matching and Systemic Reviews Using Web-Based Medical Literature

Mining biomedical text can be useful for validating new disease subgroups or summarizing information to guide policies and decision making. Yet, existing work predominately focuses on efficient…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 5th, 2020 4 plays 0  

Sarah Myers West - Discriminating Systems: Gender, Race and Power in Artificial Intelligence

The artificial intelligence industry is in the midst of a crisis in diversity and inclusion: while the representation of women in computer science recently fell below levels in the 1960s, inclusion…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 3rd, 2020 8 plays 0  

Lisa Yaszek - A Brief History of Nanotechnology in Science Fiction

Physicist Richard Feynman is generally credited with formulating the concepts that seeded nanotechnology in his 1959 talk, “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom.” In this talk,…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 3rd, 2020 3 plays 0