Past Seminars 2011

Dec 1 2011:  Bjorn W.Schuller, Injecting Memory into Semantic Signal Processing

Nov 24 2011: Jake Abernethy, Prediction Markets and Learning from Crowds

Nov 17 2011: Edwin Bonilla, Gaussian Process Preference Elicitation

Nov 11 2011: Geoff Webb, Not so naive Bayesian classification

Oct 27 2011: Bharath Sriperumdur, Mixture Denisty Estimation and Hilbert Space Embedding of Measures

Oct 13 2011: Scott Sanner, Optimal Sequential Decision-making in Continuous State Processes

Oct 6 2011: Changyou Chen, Sampling Table Configurations for the Hierarchical Poisson Dirichlet Process

Sept 29 2011: Facundo Memoli, The Classification of Clustering Schemes

Sept 22 2011: Nicolas Della Penna, Market Making for Profit with Bandits

Sept 8 2011: Luiz August Pizzato, Finding Friends and Lovers

Aug 25th, 2011, 11am-noon: Avraham Ruderman Representing $f$-divergences as solutions to optimisation problems

Aug 18th, 2011, 11am-noon: Peter Sunehag Axioms for Rational Agents

Aug 11th, 2011, 11am-noon: Bob Williamson Loss functions, and relations between machine learning problems

Aug 4th, 2011, 11am-noon: M. Pelillo (University of Venice, Italy) Contextual pattern recognition and graph transduction

Jul 28th, 2011, 11am-noon: M. Pelillo (University of Venice, Italy) Evolutionary games and data clustering 

Jul 21th, 2011, 11am-noon: M. Pelillo (University of Venice, Italy) Introduction to the basic concepts of (non-cooperative and evolutionary) game theory 

Jul 14th, 2011, 11am-noon: Roslyn Lau Loopy, belief propagation approaches to data association

Jul 7th, 2011, 11am-noon: Christfried Webers, Learning Rotations

Jun 30th, 2011, 11am-noon: Elodie Vernet, Composite Multiclass Losses

Jun 23rd, 2011, 11am-noon: Aaron Defazio, Learning Graphs with Degree Priors.

Jun 23rd, 2011, 11am-noon: Scott Sanner, Inference in Continuous Variable Graphical Models

Jun 9th, 2011, 11am-noon: Various Speakers Short 5 minute presentaions about recent submissions.

May 26th, 2011, 11am-noon: Jakob Verbeek, Modelling spatial layout for image classification

May 19th, 2011, 11am-noon: Dario Garcia, (f,l)-divergences

May 12th, 2011, 11am-noon: Pascal Schweitzer, The Weisfeiler-Lehman Kernel

May 5th, 2011, 11am-noon: Lawrence Murray, Quantifying uncertainty in environmental models using particle Markov chain Monte Carlo methods.

April 14th, 2011, 11am-noon: Afshin Rostamizadeh, Dealing with Missing Features in Learning Problems.

April 7th, 2011, 11am-noon: Dr J.L. Williams, Graphical model approximations to the full Bayes random finite set filter.

March 31st, 2011, 11am-noon: Tiberio Caetano, Optimising the Performance Measure of the ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Competition.

March 24th, 2011, 11am-noon: Thomas Mensink, Learning structured prediction models for interactive image labeling

March 17th, 2011, 11am-noon: Bhekisipho Twala, Dancing with Out-of-Sequence Data Measurements

March 3rd, 2011, 11am-noon: Chris Webers, James Petterson, Edwin Bonilla, NIPS Highlights

February 17th, 2011, 11am-noon: Pascal Poupart, Planning as Inference

February 10th, 2011, 11am-noon: Leif Hanlen,E-health: Why is it exciting? Why is machine learning (amongst others) essential, and what could NICTA be doing?

February 03rd, 2011, 11am-noon: Changyou Chen, Shadow Pitman-Yor Process with Applications in Topic Models

January 27th, 2011, 11am-noon: Mark Norrish and Frank Su, Fast Gaussian Process Preference Elicitation via Expectation Propagation and How to apply query   expansion to capture and relate concepts and trends in social media

January 20th, 2011, 11am-noon: Julian McAuley, CVPR 2010 highlights

January 13th, 2011, 11am-noon: Shaw Xiao, Fast On-line Statistical Learning on a GPGPU