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Andrew N. Cleland - Microelectromechanical Devices in the Quantum Limit

Recent advances in quantum technology and hardware have advanced MEMS systems to where these can now be designed and operated in the quantum regime, albeit using sophisticated quantum methods to…

From  Katie Gentilello on May 5th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Jessica Bolton - How Early-life Experiences Sculpt Brain Circuits to Promote Resilience or Vulnerability: Role of Microglia

Resilience or vulnerability to stress-related emotional disorders is governed in part by early-life experiences. Early-life adversity can profoundly impact an individual’s risk for depression,…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 22nd, 2021 5 plays 0  

Hamidreza Modares - Conflict-Aware Risk-averse and Safe Reinforcement Learning: A Meta-Cognitive Learning Framework

While the success of reinforcement learning (RL) in computer games has shown impressive engineering feat, unlike the computer games, safety-critical settings such as unmanned vehicles must thrash…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 22nd, 2021 6 plays 0  

Jing Xu - Dissecting hand dexterity and recovery processes for effective rehabilitation

Hand dexterity is the hallmark of human skill and intelligence. From Pablo Casals’ sublime cello playing to the mundane task of tying one’s shoelace, the level of dexterity in humans…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 22nd, 2021 18 plays 0  

Qi Wei - Generative models based on point processes for financial time series simulation

In this seminar, I will talk about generative models based on point processes for financial time series simulation. Specifically, we focus on a recently developed state-dependent Hawkes (sdHawkes)…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 22nd, 2021 2 plays 0  

Elie Khoury - Voice Biometrics and Emerging Security Threats in the Voice Channel

Voice Biometrics is the automated recognition of individuals based on their voice characteristics that are both biological and behavioral. Voice Biometrics is currently deployed in many real world…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 9th, 2021 5 plays 0  

Stefanos Nikolaidis - Towards Robust HRI: A Stochastic Optimization Approach

The growth of scale and complexity of interactions between humans and robots highlights the need for new computational methods to automatically evaluate novel algorithms and applications. Exploring…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 9th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Anil Seth - Real Problems and Beast Machines: Predictive Processing and Conscious Experience

Consciousness is, for each of us, the presence of subjective experience. Without consciousness there is no world, no self: there is nothing at all. In this talk, I will illustrate how the framework…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 8th, 2021 39 plays 0  

Tianxin Tang - Provably-Secure Approximate k-NN Search Protocol

This talk examines the problem of privacy-preserving approximate kNN search in an outsourced environment — the client sends the encrypted data to an untrusted server and later can perform…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 1st, 2021 3 plays 0  

Ellie Pavlick - You can lead a horse to water...: Representing vs. Using Features in Neural NLP

A wave of recent work has sought to understand how pretrained language models work. Such analyses have resulted in two seemingly contradictory sets of results. On one hand, work based on…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 1st, 2021 4 plays 0  

Ambrose Kam - Applying Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL) in a Cyber Wargaming Engine

Cybersecurity is inherently complicated due to the dynamic nature of the threats and ever-expanding attack surfaces. Ironically, this challenge is exacerbated by the rapid advancement of many new…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 1st, 2021 8 plays 0  

Gary Fedder - What’s so Hard About Soft Interconnects?

Skin wearables are a compelling concept as an extension of today’s commercial wearables, having broad applications in health monitoring, as sensory and haptic interfaces, and even for…

From  Katie Gentilello on March 30th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Industry Day Panel - Career Options in Robotics

The robotics industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The industry is rapidly changing as robotics have moved from the manufacturing floor into almost every segment of our…

From  Katie Gentilello on March 30th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Hany Farid - Creating, Weaponizing, and Detecting Deep Fakes

The past few years have seen a startling and troubling rise in the fake-news phenomena in which everyone from individuals to nation-sponsored entities can produce and distribute misinformation. The…

From  Katie Gentilello on March 30th, 2021 9 plays 0  

Csaba Szepesvari - Compressed computation of good policies in large MDPs

Markov decision processes (MDPs) is a framework that captures keys aspect of many real-world decision making problems with the few assumptions. Unfortunately, as a result MDPs lack structure and as…

From  Katie Gentilello on March 11th, 2021 13 plays 0