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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

    LOCATION ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center    map it

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@ece.northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Oct
    24

    Abraham Cruzvillegas: Self-Construction

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

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

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    TIME Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    LOCATION 1-350, ITW classroom, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center    map it

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    CONTACT Northwestern Engineering Events    northwestern-engineering-events@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • Oct
    25

    EECS Distinguished Speaker: Prof. Jignesh Patel, Professor in Dept. of CS at University of Wisconsin, "Quickstep: Towards Hardware-software Co-design for Data Processing"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    TIME Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    LOCATION ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center    map it

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@eecs.northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Oct
    30

    CS Colloquium: Prof. Andy Ko, Associate Professor, University of Washington, "Learning to Code: Why we Fail, how we Flourish"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    TIME Monday, October 30, 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

  • Oct
    30

    ME 512 Seminar - Jyoti Mazumder - Quality Assured Direct Writing of Nickel Super alloy Single Crystal

    McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

    3:00 PM LR3/L151, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, October 30, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    LOCATION LR3/L151, Technological Institute    map it

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    CONTACT Tami Santos    tami.santos@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

  • Nov
    1

    CS Colloquium: Dr. David Ferrucci, Research Staff Member & Leader of the Semantic Analysis & Integration Department at IBM's T.J. Watson's Research Center, "TBA"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    TIME Wednesday, November 1, 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

  • Nov
    6

    CANCELLED - - EVENT CANCELLED - CS Colloquium: Prof. Larry Zitnick, Research Manager at Facebook AI Research in Menlo Park, "TBA"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    TIME Monday, November 6, 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

  • Nov
    8

    EECS Distinguished Speaker: Prof. Georgios B. Giannakis, Professor, University of Minnesota

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    TIME Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@eecs.northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Nov
    9

    McCormick Global Initiatives Fair

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    11:00 AM Main Lobby, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    LOCATION Main Lobby, Technological Institute    map it

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    CONTACT Ana Maria Andras    ana.andras@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • Nov
    13

    CS + X Colloquium: Prof. Eden Medina, Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, "TBA" [copy]

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    TIME Monday, November 13, 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

  • Nov
    14

    EECS Seminar Speaker: Prof. Kimani Toussaint, Associate Professor in ECE & MSE at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Exploring Quantitative Second-Harmonic Generation Microscopy & Multifunctional Plasmonic Nanoantennas"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    3:00 PM Room L440, Technological Institute

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    TIME Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    LOCATION Room L440, Technological Institute    map it

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@eecs.northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science