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  • Nov
    9

    CS Distinguished Lecture Series - Adam Klivans, University of Texas at Austin

    Department of Computer Science

    12:30 PM

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    Title:
    Computational/Statistical Gaps for Learning Neural Networks

    Abstract
    It has been known for decades that a polynomial-size training sample suffices for learning neural networks. Most theoretical results, however, indicate that these learning tasks are computationally intractable. Where does the truth lie? In this talk we consider one of the simplest and most well-studied settings for learning-- when the marginal distribution on inputs is Gaussian-- and show unconditionally that gradient descent cannot learn even one-layer neural networks. We then point to a potential way forward and sketch the first fixed-parameter tractable algorithm for learning deep ReLU networks: its running time is polynomial in the ambient dimension and exponential in only the network's parameters.

    Biography
    Adam Klivans is a professor of computer science at UT-Austin. He is the director of the new Machine Learning Laboratory (MLL). His research interests are in provably efficient algorithms for core tasks in machine learning.

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    TIME Monday, November 9, 2020 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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    CONTACT Pam Villalovoz    pmv@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Dec
    2

    Fall examinations begin (all remote)

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    TIME Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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

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  • Dec
    2

    Supercharging Nature To Make Products: Towards a Global, Secure, and Equitable Bio-Based Economy

    Corporate Engagement - Industry Events

    11:00 AM

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    TIME Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    CONTACT Corporate Engagement    corporate@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Dec
    2

    CS Colloquium - Netta Gurari, Northwestern University

    Department of Computer Science

    12:30 PM

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    TIME Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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    CONTACT Pam Villalovoz    pmv@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Dec
    4

    HCI + Design Thought Leaders Lecture: Pluriversal Design

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    1:00 PM

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    TIME Friday, December 4, 2020 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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  • Dec
    8

    Fall examinations end

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    TIME Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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  • Dec
    11

    Computer Science-Online Virtual Graduation Ceremony

    Department of Computer Science

    1:00 PM

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    TIME Friday, December 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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    CONTACT Judith Hernandez    judith.hernandez@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Dec
    18

    Fall Degrees Conferred

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    TIME Friday, December 18, 2020

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  • Dec
    28

    Winter Recess - University Closed

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    TIME Monday, December 28, 2020

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  • Dec
    29

    Winter Recess - University Closed

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    TIME Tuesday, December 29, 2020

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  • Dec
    30

    Winter Recess - University Closed

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    TIME Wednesday, December 30, 2020

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  • Jan
    1

    New Year's Day

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    TIME Friday, January 1, 2021

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  • Jan
    26

    Dean's Seminar Series: Benjamin Jones

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM

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    TIME Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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