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Gideon Marcus - What Science Fiction Got Wrong...and Right! (and how you make the future)

In the 1950s and '60s, scientists and engineers were hailed as saints of progress. People believed that technology would solve all of the world's problems. But the science fiction and…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 20th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Victor M. Zavala - Thinking About Data: Representations, Transformations, and Applications

A dataset can be represented in different mathematical forms; for example, a micrograph can be represented as an image, as a matrix, as a graph (network), or as an intensity function. These…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 20th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Arthur Gretton – Generalized Energy-Based Models

Arthur Gretton will describe Generalized Energy Based Models (GEBM) for generative modeling. These models combine two trained components: a base distribution (generally an implicit model, as in a…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 20th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Carlos Silva - Exciton Polarons in Two-Dimensional Hybrid Metal-Halide Perovskites

While polarons --- charges bound to a lattice deformation induced by electron-phonon coupling --- are primary photoexcitations at room temperature in bulk metal-halide hybrid organic-inorganic…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 20th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Joseph Jaeger - Bridging the Theory and Practice of Cryptography

Cryptography is deployed at scale to protect data, both in transit and at rest. However, protocols are often designed or even deployed aiming for security that extends beyond what is formally…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 12th, 2021 10 plays 0  

Judy Hoffman - Understanding and Mitigating Bias in Vision Systems

As visual recognition models are developed across diverse applications; we need the ability to reliably deploy our systems in a variety of environments. At the same time, visual models tend to be…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 12th, 2021 6 plays 0  

Pamela Bhatti - Novel Devices for Enhanced Auditory Stimulation

As estimated by the World Health Organization, over 5% of the world's population (360 million individuals: 32 million children) experience disabling hearing loss. Unattended hearing loss results…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 9th, 2021 0 plays 0  

William Robertson - How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bug

Software bugs underlie many security vulnerabilities, and have proven impossible to eradicate in practical settings. Indeed, new bugs and classes of bugs are found all the time, and one can safely…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 9th, 2021 12 plays 0  

Francis Bach - Structured Prediction - Beyond Support Vector Machine and Cross Entropy

Many classification tasks in machine learning lie beyond the classical binary and multi-class classification settings. In those tasks, the output elements are structured objects made of…

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

Aaron Sidford - Recent Advances on the Maximum Flow Problem

The maximum flow problem is an incredibly well-studied problem in combinatorial optimization. The problem encompasses a range of cut, matching, and scheduling problems and is a key a proving ground…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 9th, 2021 6 plays 0  

Vernelle A. A. Noel - Computers, Craft, and Culture: Creative and Critical Inquiry into Computation Design

Craft and cultural design practices are vehicles for people’s histories and knowledges, and are dependent on their social, cultural, and political contexts. On the other hand, software…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 2nd, 2021 2 plays 0  

Jasmine Nirody - A tale of two motilities: adaptive biomechanical systems in complex, changing environments

Natural environments are heterogeneous and can fluctuate with time. As such, biomechanical systems from proteins to whole organisms have developed strategies to deal with considerable spatial and…

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

Ryan Roark - Mechanicsville 2030: The Past, Present, and Possible Future of One of Atlanta's Oldest Neighborhoods

This lecture is an introduction to her upcoming exhibition of the same name at the Atlanta Preservation Center, opening September 24. The exhibition will feature a series of proposals—some by…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 1st, 2021 1 plays 0  

Economic Mobility as a Tool for a Sustainable Future with Raphael Bostic, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Raphael Bostic, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, discusses "Economic Mobility as a Tool for a Sustainable Future." Bostic will be in conversation with Dean Kaye Husbands…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 1st, 2021 7 plays 0