Forthcoming machine learning and AI seminars: April 2021 edition


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13 April 2021

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This post contains a list of the AI-related seminars that are scheduled to take place between 14 April and 31 May 2021. All events detailed here are free and open for anyone to attend virtually.

14 April 2021

Machine learning for medical image analysis and why clinicians are not using it
Speaker: Christian Baumgartner (Tuebingen University)
Organised by: Tuebingen University
Zoom link is here.

Real-time Distributed Decision Making in Networked Systems
Speaker: Na Li (Harvard)
Organised by: Control Meets Learning
Join the Google group to find out how to register.

Scaling Optimal Transport for High dimensional Learning
Speaker: Gabriel Peyré (École Normale Supérieure)
Organised by: University of Lisbon
Register here.

Ethics of AI in Context: Emerging Scholars
Speaker: Noam Kolt (University of Toronto)
Organised by: Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
YouTube livestream here.

15 April 2021

The limits of Shapley values as a method for explaining the predictions of an ML system
Speaker: Suresh Venkatasubramanian (University of Utah)
Organised by: Trustworthy ML
Join the mailing list for instructions on how to sign up, or check the website a few days beforehand for the Zoom link.

AI Enabled Deep Mutational Scanning of Interaction between SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein S and Human ACE2 Receptor
Speaker: Diwakar Shukla (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Organised by: C3.ai DTI
Register here.

Building Decentralized Neural Search Systems in Production
Speaker: Rutuja Surve
Organised by: Stanford MLSys
Join the email list to find out how to register for each seminar.

16 April 2021

The Courtois NeuroMod project: augmenting learning in artificial networks using human behaviour and brain functional activity
Speaker: Pierre Bellec (University of Montréal)
Organised by: Cornell Machine Learning in Medicine
Find out how to sign up here.

19 April 2021

Preconditioning helps: faster convergence in statistical and reinforcement learning
Speaker: Yuejie Chi (Carnegie Mellon University)
Organised by: Princeton University
Register with this Zoom link.

Partition-based formulations for mixed-integer optimization of trained ReLU neural networks
Speaker: Ruth Misener (Imperial College London)
Organised by: Machine Learning NeEDS Mathematical Optimization
Attend here.

Atlas of AI
Speaker: Kate Crawford (Microsoft)
Organised by: University of California, Irvine
Watch the livestream here.

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Yanhao Wang (University of Helsinki)
Organised by: Finnish Centre for AI
The seminar will be available on YouTube here.

20 April 2021

Factorized Layers Revisited: Compressing Deep Neural Networks Without Playing the Lottery
Speaker: Misha Khodak (Carnegie Mellon University)
Organised by: Carnegie Mellon University
Zoom link is here.

Machine Learning Techniques for High-Dimensional Optimal Transport
Speaker: Lars Ruthotto (Emory University)
Organised by: University of Minnesota
Register here.

AI Ethics online: what did we learn in assessing Trustworthy AI in practice?
Speaker: Roberto Zicari (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Organised by: Chalmers University of Technology
Register here.

21 April 2021

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Necmiye Ozay (University of Michigan)
Organised by: Control Meets Learning
Join the Google group to find out how to register.

22 April 2021

Is Local Information Enough to Predict an Epidemic?
Speaker: Christian Borgs (University of California, Berkeley)
Organised by: C3.ai DTI
Register here.

Reshaping the ML software bedrock with compilers
Speaker: Jason Knight
Organised by: Stanford MLSys
Join the email list to find out how to register for each seminar.

23 April 2021

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Koushil Sreenath (UC Berkeley)
Organised by: Robotics Today
Watch the seminar here.

Robot Learning – Quo Vadis?
Speaker: Jan Peters, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
Organised by: University of Lisbon
Register here.

26 April 2021

Strong optimal classification trees
Speaker: Phebe Vayanos (University of Southern California)
Organised by: Machine Learning NeEDS Mathematical Optimization
Attend here.

One robot for every task
Speaker: Daniela Rus (MIT)
Sign up via the Zoom link here.

Exploring the limits of lossy data compression with deep learning
Speaker: Yibo Yang (University of California, Irvine)
Organised by: University of California, Irvine
Watch the livestream here.

27 April 2021

Secure Learning in Adversarial Environments
Speaker: Bo Li (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Organised by: Carnegie Mellon University
Zoom link is here.

Polynomial Time Guarantees for the Burer-Monteiro Method
Speaker: Diego Cifuentes (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Organised by: University of Minnesota
Register here.

28 April 2021

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Patricio Antonio Vela (Georgia Tech)
Organised by: Control Meets Learning
Join the Google group to find out how to register.

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Mikhail Belkin (Halicioğlu Data Science Institute, University of California San Diego)
Organised by: University of Lisbon
Register here.

Disembeddedness in Data Annotation for Machine Learning
Speaker: Julian Posada (University of Toronto)
Organised by: Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
YouTube livestream here.

29 April 2021

Rising star spotlights
Speaker: TBC
Organised by: Trustworthy ML
Join the mailing list for instructions on how to sign up, or check the website a few days beforehand for the Zoom link.

Understanding Deep Learning through Optimization Bias
Speaker: Nathan Srebro (Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago)
Organised by: C3.ai DTI
Register here.

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Erin LeDell
Organised by: Stanford MLSys
Join the email list to find out how to register for each seminar.

Symmetry meets AI
Speaker: Veronica Sanz (University of Sussex)
Organised by: University of Oxford
Zoom link is here.

2 May 2021

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Franz Baumdicker (Tuebingen University)
Organised by: Tuebingen University
Zoom link is here.

3 May 2021

Policy and Heuristic-Guided Tree Search Algorithms
Speaker: Levi Lelis (University of Alberta)
Organised by: University of California, Irvine
Watch the livestream here.

4 May 2021

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Raquel Urtasun (University of Toronto)
Organised by: Carnegie Mellon University
Zoom link is here.

Order in Disorder: Modeling the Crumpling Dynamics of Thin Sheets
Speaker: Jovana Andrejevic (Harvard University)
Organised by: University of Minnesota
Register here.

5 May 2021

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Steve Brunton (University of Washington)
Organised by: Control Meets Learning
Join the Google group to find out how to register.

6 May 2021

Bringing Social Distancing to Light: Architectural Interventions for COVID-19 Containment
Speaker: Stefana Parascho and Corina Tarnita (Princeton University)
Organised by: C3.ai DTI
Register here.

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Carole-Jean Wu
Organised by: Stanford MLSys
Join the email list to find out how to register for each seminar.

7 May 2021

Machine Learning and Inverse Problems: Deeper and More Robust
Speaker: Rebecca Willett (University of Chicago)
Organised by: University of Lisbon
Register here.

Revolutionizing Healthcare: Understanding and guiding clinical decision making using machine learning
Speaker: Mihaela van der Schaar (University of Cambridge)
Organised by: Cornell Machine Learning in Medicine
Find out how to sign up here.

Adversarial Learning for Probabilistic Modeling
Speaker: Adji Bousso Dieng (Princeton University)
Organised by: University College London
Zoom link not yet available.

10 May 2021

Optimize to learn to optimize: the Algorithm Configuration Problem
Speaker: Antonio Frangioni (University of Pisa)
Organised by: Machine Learning NeEDS Mathematical Optimization
Attend here.

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Michaël Bronstein
Organised by: EPFL
Zoom link not yet available.

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: David Alvarez-Melis (Microsoft Research)
Organised by: University of California, Irvine
Watch the livestream here.

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Jarno Vanhatalo (University of Helsinki)
Organised by: Finnish Centre for AI
The seminar will be available on YouTube here.

11 May 2021

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Jon Kleinberg (Cornell University)
Organised by: Carnegie Mellon University
Zoom link is here.

12 May 2021

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Jonathan How (MIT)
Organised by: Control Meets Learning
Join the Google group to find out how to register.

13 May 2021

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Alexander D’Amour (Google Brain)
Organised by: Trustworthy ML
Join the mailing list for instructions on how to sign up, or check the website a few days beforehand for the Zoom link.

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Stephano Soatto (UCLA)
Organised by: C3.ai DTI
Register here.

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Guanhua Wang
Organised by: Stanford MLSys
Join the email list to find out how to register for each seminar.

17 May 2021

Young stars talks
Speaker: Miren Jasone Ramírez Ayerbe (University of Sevilla), Gabriele Iommazzo (Institut Polytechnique de Paris) and Victor Bucarey López (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Organised by: Machine Learning NeEDS Mathematical Optimization
Attend here.

Federated Multitask Learning in Big Data over Networks
Speaker: Alex Jung (Aalto University)
Organised by: Finnish Centre for AI
The seminar will be available on YouTube here.

18 May 2021

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Vladlen Koltun (Intel Labs)
Organised by: Carnegie Mellon University
Zoom link is here.

Measuring the Happiness, Health, & Stories of Society through the Sociotechnical Dynamics of Social Media and Fiction
Speaker: Chris Danforth (University of Vermont)
Organised by: University of Minnesota
Register here.

19 May 2021

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Miroslav Krstic (UCSD)
Organised by: Control Meets Learning
Join the Google group to find out how to register.

20 May 2021

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Stephano Soatto (UCLA)
Organised by: C3.ai DTI
Register here.

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Tim Kraska
Organised by: Stanford MLSys
Join the email list to find out how to register for each seminar.

21 May 2021

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Antonio Bicchi (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
Organised by: Robotics Today
Watch the seminar here.

Coastal Adaptation to Sea Level Rise
Speaker: To be confirmed
Organised by: Climate Change AI
Registration via eventbrite.

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Kyriakos Vamvoudakis (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Organised by: University of Lisbon
Register here.

24 May 2021

The Max-Cut Decision Tree: Improving on the Accuracy and Running Time of Decision Trees and Random Forests
Speaker: Dorit S. Hochbaum and Jon Bodine (UC Berkeley)
Organised by: Machine Learning NeEDS Mathematical Optimization
Attend here.

Effective representation learning to dissect the gene regulatory grammar
Speaker: Jing Zhang (University of California, Irvine)
Organised by: University of California, Irvine
Watch the livestream here.

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Hiroshi Mamitsuka (Kyoto University)
Organised by: Finnish Centre for AI
The seminar will be available on YouTube here.

27 May 2021

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Hoda Heidari (Carnegie Mellon University)
Organised by: Trustworthy ML
Join the mailing list for instructions on how to sign up, or check the website a few days beforehand for the Zoom link.

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Even Oldridge
Organised by: Stanford MLSys
Join the email list to find out how to register for each seminar.


For a more complete list, including past events back to June 2020, please see our dedicated seminar page.

If you’d like to visit the webpages of the universities and other organisations that are running regular programmes of seminars, then click here to see our list.

If you are aware of any seminars (both standalone and series) that we’ve missed then please just send us an email and we’ll add them to the list.




Lucy Smith , Managing Editor for AIhub.




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