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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  

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 7 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  

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  

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  

Sharbani Pandit - Fighting Voice Spam with a Virtual Assistant

Telephony has been a trusted channel in the past but technological advances have exposed it to abuse that is perpetrated by fraudsters and criminals. Mass robocalls, call source spoofing and voice…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 24th, 2020 9 plays 0  

Matthew Rowan - Dissection of Neural Circuit Function and Degeneration from a Subcellular Perspective

How do neurons perform the set of signaling functions necessary for proper circuit function? We aim to uncover cellular and molecular mechanisms that shape excitability among different mammalian…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 24th, 2020 2 plays 0  

Ganesh Sundaramoorthi - Solving the Flickering Problem in Modern Convolutional Neural Networks

Deep Learning has revolutionized the AI field. Despite this, there is much progress needed to deploy deep learning in safety critical applications (such as autonomous aircraft). This is because…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 18th, 2020 2 plays 0  

Martin Savelsbergh - Delivery in the Age of the Shared Economy

The success of on-demand platforms to obtain a ride, e.g., Uber and Lyft, which rely on crowd-sourced transportation capacity, has radically changed the view on the potential and benefits of…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 18th, 2020 10 plays 0  

Michael D. Brown - The Impact of Compiler-Based Performance Optimizations on Security

The security impacts of compiler-based software optimizations are typically not considered during their design and implementation. As a result, a number of well-intentioned compiler optimizations…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 17th, 2020 5 plays 0  

Adam Kohn - Corticocortical Communication

Most brain functions involve neuronal population activity that is distributed across multiple areas. The routing of signals through this distributed network is flexible, changing from…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 17th, 2020 3 plays 0  

Michael Dickinson - Straighten Up and Fly Right: Navigation and Motor Control in Fruit Flies

Over 400 million years ago, a group of tiny six-legged creatures evolved the ability to fly—an event that fundamentally transformed our planet. Equipped with the ability to fly, insects…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 12th, 2020 34 plays 0  

Hong Hu - Space Wars: Exploiting Program (in)Variants for Software Security

The ever-increasing code base of modern software inevitably introduces vulnerabilities which enable attackers to construct sophisticated exploits and compromise our computer systems. Control-flow…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 6th, 2020 11 plays 0