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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

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Jan
    22

    EECS Seminar Speaker: Antonio Bianchi, Ph.D. Candidate at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), "Identifying and Mitigating Trust Violations in the Smartphone Ecosystem"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    TIME Monday, January 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Jan
    22

    ME 512 & TAM Seminar - Meredith Silberstein - Mechanics and Chemistry in Designing Polymers

    McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

    3:00 PM L211, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, January 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    LOCATION L211, Technological Institute    map it

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    CONTACT Theresa Santos    tami.santos@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

  • Jan
    24

    EECS Distinguished Speaker: Prof. Andrea Goldsmith, The Stephen Harris Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University, "Can Machine Learning Trump Theory in Communication System Design?"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    TIME Wednesday, January 24, 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

  • Jan
    24

    Autonomous Robot Design Competition Kickoff Meeting

    McCormick Autonomous Robot Design Competition

    7:00 PM B251, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    CONTACT Nicholas Marchuk    nwu-ndm736@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick Autonomous Robot Design Competition

  • Jan
    29

    EECS Seminar Speaker: Sanjay Krishnan, PhD Candidate, Berkeley Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley, "The Statistics of Dirty Data"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    TIME Monday, January 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Feb
    1

    Online Information Session

    Master of Science in Robotics

    2:00 PM

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    TIME Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Jarvis Schultz    jschultz@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Master of Science in Robotics

  • Feb
    20

    EECS Special Seminar Speaker: Dr. Brian Bennett, Head of Nanotechnology Section at Naval Research Laboratory, "A Century of Science for the Navy: From the Earliest U.S. Radar to Today's Electromagnetic Materials Program"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM Room L440, Technological Institute

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    TIME Tuesday, February 20, 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

  • Feb
    28

    EECS Distinguished Speaker: Prof. Magdalena Balazinska, Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at University of Washington, "Performance SLAs for Cloud Data Analytics"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    TIME Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Mar
    7

    EECS Distinguished Speaker: Prof. Dennis Sylvester, Professor in Dept. of EE & CS, University of Michigan

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    TIME Wednesday, March 7, 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

  • Mar
    17

    Winter Classes End

    University Academic Calendar

    All Day

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    TIME Saturday, March 17, 2018

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    CONTACT Office of the Registrar    nu-registrar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR University Academic Calendar