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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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  • Apr
    19

    CS Seminar: Hardware-Aware Efficient Primitives for Machine Learning (Dan Fu)

    Department of Computer Science (CS)

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

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    TIME Friday, April 19, 2024 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Apr
    24

    CS Seminar: AI Powered Movement Analysis, Big Rehabilitation Data and a Path to Precision Rehabilitation (R. James Cotton)

    Department of Computer Science (CS)

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

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    TIME Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Apr
    25

    TGI Bagel Thursday

    Department of Computer Science (CS)

    9:00 AM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  • Apr
    29

    CS Seminar: Kaize Ding

    Department of Computer Science (CS)

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

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    TIME Monday, April 29, 2024 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • May
    1

    CS Seminar: Tong Zhang

    Department of Computer Science (CS)

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

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    TIME Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • May
    3

    CS Seminar: Shafi Goldwasser

    Department of Computer Science (CS)

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

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    TIME Friday, May 3, 2024 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • May
    8

    Extending Care: A Conversation about Conservation and Futurity

    Block Museum of Art

    6:00 PM Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh

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    TIME Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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  • May
    30

    TGI Bagel Thursday

    Department of Computer Science (CS)

    9:00 AM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  • Jun
    10

    Northwestern Engineering PhD Hooding and Master's Degree Recognition Ceremony

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    9:00 AM Welsh-Ryan Arena

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    TIME Monday, June 10, 2024 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  • Jun
    10

    Northwestern Engineering Undergraduate Convocation

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    2:00 PM Welsh-Ryan Arena

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    TIME Monday, June 10, 2024 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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