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  • Feb
    16

    CS Seminar: Theoretical understanding of learning through the computational lens (Binghui Peng)

    Department of Computer Science (CS)

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

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    Friday / CS Seminar
    February 16th / 12:00 PM
    In Person / Mudd 3514

    Speaker
    Binghui Peng

    Talk Title
    Theoretical understanding of learning through the computational lens

    Abstract
    One of the major mysteries in science is the towering success of machine learning. In this talk, I will present my work on advancing our theoretical understanding of learning and intelligence through the computational perspective. First, I will talk about the fundamental role of memory in learning, highlighting its importance in continual learning as well as decision making and optimization. Second, I will present an exponential improvement in swap-regret minimization algorithms, which achieves near-optimal computation/communication/iteration complexity for computing a correlated equilibrium, and implies the first polynomial-time algorithm for games with an exponentially large action space (e.g. Bayesian and extensive-form games). Finally, I will talk about learning over evolving data, and conclude the talk with future research directions and my vision for a computational understanding of learning.

    Biography
    Binghui Peng is a fifth year Ph.D. student at Columbia University, advised by Christos Papadimitriou and Xi Chen. Previously, he studied Computer Science with the Yao Class in Tsinghua. He studies the theory of computation and develops algorithms and complexity theory for machine learning, artificial intelligence and game theory. His research works have addressed long-standing questions in learning theory and game theory, and his research papers were published in theory conferences (STOC/FOCS/SODA; in the latter he has best student paper award) and ML conferences (NeurIPS/ICLR/ACL).

    Research Interests/Area
    Theory

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    TIME Friday, February 16, 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

    LOCATION Welsh-Ryan Arena   

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