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  • Oct
    9

    CS Colloquium: Prof. Dan Roth, Eduardo D. Glandt Distinguished Professor, University of Pennsylvania, "Natural Language Understanding with Incidental Supervision"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    Prof. Dan Roth

    The EECS Department welcomes Prof. Dan Roth, Eduardo D. Glandt Distinguished Professor, University of Pennsylvania.

    Roth will present a talk entitled "Natural Language Understanding with Incidental Supervision", on Monday, October 9 at 2:00 PM in the Ford ITW Room.

    Abstract: The fundamental issue underlying natural language understanding is that of semantics – there is a need to move toward understanding natural language at an appropriate level of abstraction, beyond the word level, in order to support access, knowledge extraction and communication.
    Machine Learning and Inference methods have become ubiquitous in our attempt to induce semantic representations of natural language and support decisions that depend on it. However, learning models for these tasks is difficult, partly since generating supervision signals for it is costly and does not scale. Consequently, making natural language understanding decisions, which typically depend on multiple, interdependent, models, becomes even more challenging.

    I will describe some of our research on developing machine learning and inference methods in pursue of understanding natural language text, point to some of the key challenges, and focus on identifying and using incidental supervision signals.

    Bio: Prof. Dan Roth is the Eduardo D. Glandt Distinguished Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania. Until May 2017, he was a Founder Professor of Engineering at the Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    Roth is a Fellow of the AAAS, the ACM, AAAI, and the ACL, for his contributions to Machine Learning and to Natural Language Processing.

    Roth is the winner of the 2017 John McCarthy Award by the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence Organization (IJCAI). The IJCAI John McCarthy Award is the highest award the AI community gives to mid-career AI researchers who are 15 to 25 years past their PhD. Roth was recognized “for major conceptual and theoretical advances in the modeling of natural language understanding, machine learning, and reasoning.”

    He has published broadly in machine learning, natural language processing, knowledge representation and reasoning, and learning theory, and has developed advanced machine learning based tools for natural language applications that are being used widely by the research community. Prof. Roth has given keynote talks in major conferences, including AAAI, EMNLP, ECML & PKDD, and EACL. Until February 2017 Roth was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR).

    Prof. Roth received his B.A Summa cum laude in Mathematics from the Technion, Israel, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University in 1995.

    Hosted by: Prof. Doug Downey

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    TIME Monday, October 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@ece.northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Apr
    25

    EECS & NAISE Seminar Speaker: Dr. Bogdan Nicolae, Computer Scientist in Mathematics & CS Division of Argonne National Laboratory (Chicago), "Towards Scalable Data-Intensive Access Patterns"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Auditorium, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@eecs.northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Apr
    25

    McCormick Robotics Speaker Series: Joshua Mehling (NASA)

    Master of Science in Robotics

    4:00 PM ITW Classroom (1-350), Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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    CONTACT Allison Asher    allison.asher@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Master of Science in Robotics

  • Apr
    26

    Dario Robleto & Patrick Feaster: Unlocking Sounds of the Past

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    10:00 AM TBA

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    TIME Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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    CONTACT Holly Lee Warren    holly.warren@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Apr
    26

    TAM Seminar Series - Glaucio Paulino - Origami engineering: from deployable structures to configurational metamaterials

    McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

    3:00 PM B211, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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    CONTACT Theresa Santos    tami.santos@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

  • Apr
    27

    EECS Seminar Speaker: Prof. Jonathan Fan, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of EE at Stanford University, "High Performance Meta-optical Systems for Extreme Waveform Control"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM Room L440, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, April 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@eecs.northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Apr
    27

    ETOPiA: Copenhagen

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    7:30 PM The STAGE Lab, Reynolds Club, 1131 E. 57th St.

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    TIME Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    LOCATION The STAGE Lab, Reynolds Club, 1131 E. 57th St.   

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  • Apr
    28

    ETOPiA: Copenhagen

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    7:30 PM The STAGE Lab, Reynolds Club, 1131 E. 57th St.

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    TIME Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    LOCATION The STAGE Lab, Reynolds Club, 1131 E. 57th St.   

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  • Apr
    29

    ETOPiA: Copenhagen

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    2:00 PM The STAGE Lab, Reynolds Club, 1131 E. 57th St.

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    TIME Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Apr
    30

    ME 512 Seminar - A.M. "Raj" Rajendran - Issues and Challenges in Chemistry Driven Engineering Constitutive Models for Heterogeneous Materials: A Multiscale Approach

    McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

    3:00 PM L211, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, April 30, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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    CONTACT Theresa Santos    tami.santos@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    2

    Meet the Faculty Talk: Prof. Josiah Hester, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Northwestern University

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@ece.northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • May
    3

    McCormick Robotics Speaker Series: Alberto Rodriguez

    Master of Science in Robotics

    3:30 PM M228, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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    CONTACT Allison Asher    allison.asher@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    4

    EECS Seminar Speaker: Dr. Dafiné Ravelosona, Deputy Director at Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, "Controlling Domain Wall Dynamics by Interface Engineering in Ultra-Thin Films with Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM Room L440, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, May 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@eecs.northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    8

    Northwestern Engineering's Dean's Seminar Series presents: Robophobia and the Future of Work

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    4:00 PM ITW classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • May
    9

    EECS Distinguished Speaker: Prof. Naresh Shanbhag, Jack S. Kilby Professor of ECE at University of Illinois-Champaign, "Bringing Artificial Intelligence to the Edge – A Shannon-inspired Approach"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@eecs.northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    14

    Northwestern Engineering and the Institute for Sustainability and Energy (ISEN) present: Decision Science for Conservation

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    10:30 AM ITW classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Monday, May 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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  • May
    14

    Meet the Faculty Talk: Prof. Brent Hecht, Associate Professor, Dept. of Communication Studies (and by courtesy, EECS), "TBA"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Monday, May 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@ece.northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    16

    Meet the Faculty Talk: Prof. Haoqi Zhang, Allen K. & Johnnie Cordell Breed Junior Chair of Design & Assistant Professor in CS at Northwestern University, "Computational Ecosystems: Tech-enabled Communities to Advance Human Values at Scale"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@ece.northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    23

    Meet the Faculty Talk: Prof. Pedram Khalili, Associate Professor of EECS Dept. at Northwestern University, "TBA"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@ece.northwestern.edu EMAIL

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