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  • Feb
    14

    CS Seminar: Modeling Uncertainty for Designing Efficient Algorithms for Machine Learning (Abhishek Shetty)

    Department of Computer Science (CS)

    12:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    Wednesday / CS Seminar
    February 14th / 12:00 PM
    In Person / Mudd 3514

    Speaker
    Abhishek Shetty, University of California at Berkeley

    Talk Title
    Modeling Uncertainty for Designing Efficient Algorithms for Machine Learning

    Abstract

    Though modern machine learning has been highly successful, as we move towards more critical applications, many challenges towards ensuring robustness, privacy, and fairness, arise. Ad hoc and empirical approaches have often led to unintended consequences for these objectives, thus necessitating a principled approach. Traditional solutions often require redesigning entire pipelines or come with a significant loss in quality. In this talk, we will look at principles for modeling data towards can incorporating these important desiderata into existing pipelines without significant computational and statistical overhead.

    We will see two vignettes of this line of research. First, the smoothed adversary model for sequential decision making, leading to statistically and computationally efficient algorithms for decision making under uncertainty. Second, we will see a nearly linear-time algorithm for distribution compression leading to improved computational efficiency in diverse downstream statistical tasks.

    Biography
    Abhishek Shetty is currently a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley advised by Nika Haghtalab. His research focuses on designing mathematical frameworks bringing together the theory and practice of machine learning and using these to developing simple algorithms with provable guarantees on real-world data. His research has been awarded a American Statistical Association SCSG best student paper award and also the Apple AI/ML fellowship.

    Research Interests/Area
    Theory/Machine Learning

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    TIME Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Feb
    22

    Optimisation, dimension reduction, representation theory, reproducibility by Dmitrii Pasechnik (Oxford)

    Department of Computer Science (CS)

    9:00 AM

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    TIME Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  • Feb
    26

    CS Seminar: Accessible Foundation Models: Systems, Algorithms, and Science (Tim Dettmers)

    Department of Computer Science (CS)

    12:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Monday, February 26, 2024 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Feb
    28

    CS Seminar: Paths to AI Accountability (Sarah Cen)

    Department of Computer Science (CS)

    12:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Mar
    4

    CS Seminar: Understanding Language Models through Discovery and by Design (John Hewitt)

    Department of Computer Science (CS)

    12:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Monday, March 4, 2024 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Mar
    8

    PhD Prospective Student Visit Day

    Department of Computer Science (CS)

    8:00 AM Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Friday, March 8, 2024 at 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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  • Mar
    9

    Winter Classes End

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    TIME Saturday, March 9, 2024

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  • Mar
    16

    Spring Break Begins

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    TIME Saturday, March 16, 2024

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  • Mar
    22

    Winter Degrees Conferred

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    TIME Friday, March 22, 2024

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  • Mar
    25

    Spring Break Ends

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    TIME Monday, March 25, 2024

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