Seminar Series

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:00pm
The introduction of smart phones in the mid-2000s forever changed the way users interact with data and computation--and through it prompted a renaissance of digital innovation. Yet, at the same time, the architectures, applications and services that fostered this new landscape fundamentally altered... Read More »
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:45am
Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall, Room 330
Lunch: 11:45Seminar: Noon
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 4:00pm
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
Reinforcement learning is a branch of machine learning, in which in algorithm learns a good policy for acting in an environment of interest, based on experience. When interacting with the environment, an agent (algorithm) experiences rewards or costs, based upon actions taken in particular... Read More »
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 4:30pm
Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall, Room 330
Neural network based approaches have achieved state-of-the-art results on many benchmark natural language processing tasks. These approaches rely on the representation of words as vectors, also called word embeddings. In this talk, different approaches for the creation of word embeddings will be... Read More »
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:45am
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
11:45 am LUNCHNoon: SeminarSamit would like to discuss his journey to working as a Data Scientist. He will talk about important lessons he learned on the job and list pointers on how to prepare for a career in data science.
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 12:00pm
Teer 203
A single design defect can wreak havoc across thousands of deployed instances of autonomous systems or cyber-physical systems (CPS) such as self-driving cars, drones, and medical devices. Can rigorous approaches based on formal methods and control theory improve safety in autonomous systems by... Read More »
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 11:30am
French Family Science Center 4233
Neeraj (Neil) Surana, Duke University
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 4:40pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side B, room 1466
The design and analysis, as well as the operations and maintenance (O&M), of nuclear power plants involves the accumulation and evaluation of large heterogeneous data sets which have implications to both plant safety and financial performance. This heterogeneity is manifested in the... Read More »
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 3:00pm
Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall, Room 330
Logged user interactions are one of the most ubiquitous forms of data available, as they can be recorded from a variety of systems (e.g., search engines, recommender systems, ad placement) at little cost. While it is clear that interactions (e.g. clicks) reveal some information about the user's... Read More »
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 11:45am
Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall, Room 330
Some medical domains use the term "triage" to identify priorities during urgent treatment. In this session I will talk about the urgency to understand data science in terms of: Learning Data Science Foundations (DFS), Writing your own Software for Data Science (SDS)Engineering Data Science (EDS)... Read More »