Forthcoming machine learning and AI seminars: May 2021 edition


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This post contains a list of the AI-related seminars that are scheduled to take place between 11 May and 30 June 2021. All events detailed here are free and open for anyone to attend virtually.

11 May 2021

Aligning Superhuman AI with Human Behavior: Chess as a Model System
Speaker: Jon Kleinberg (Cornell University)
Organised by: Carnegie Mellon University
Zoom link is here.

Adaptive Sampling for Best Policy Identification in Markov Decision Processes
Speaker: Aymen Al Marjani (ENS Lyon)
Organised by: RL theory
The seminar will be livestreamed 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.

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

Using Experiments to Correct for Selection in Observational Studies
Speaker: Guido Imbens (Stanford)
Organised by: Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine
Register here.

13 May 2021

Underspecification Presents Challenges for Credibility in Modern Machine Learning
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.

Graceful AI: Backward-Compatibility, Positive-Congruent Training, and the Search for Desirable Behavior of Deep Neural Networks
Speaker: Stephano Soatto (UCLA)
Organised by: C3.ai DTI
Register here.

Disruptive Research on Distributed ML Systems
Speaker: Guanhua Wang
Organised by: Stanford MLSys
Join the email list to find out how to register for each seminar.

Learn blockchain
Speaker: Bina Ramamurthy and Ben Wilson
Organised by: School of AI, The Netherlands
Sign up here.

17 May 2021

Young stars talks
Speakers: 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

An Introduction to PAC-Bayesian Analysis
Speaker: John Shawe-Taylor (University College London)
Organised by: AIDA – Artificial Intelligence Doctoral Academy
Zoom link can be found on this page.

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.

RL for Latent MDPs: Regret Guarantees and a Lower Bound
Speaker: Jeongyeol Kwon (UT Austin)
Organised by: RL theory
The seminar will be livestreamed 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.

Towards Instance-Optimized Data Systems
Speaker: Tim Kraska
Organised by: Stanford MLSys
Join the email list to find out how to register for each seminar.

21 May 2021

Planning and Learning Interaction with Variable Impedance
Speaker: Antonio Bicchi (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
Organised by: Robotics Today
Watch the seminar here.

Coastal Adaptation to Sea Level Rise
Speaker: Frances Moore and Scott Kulp
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
Speakers: 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.

30 golden rules of performance optimisation
Speakers: Bina Ramamurthy and Ben Wilson
Organised by: School of AI, The Netherlands
Sign up here.

28 May 2021

Physics Aware Machine Learning for the Earth Sciences
Speaker: Gustau Camps-Valls (Universitat de València)
Organised by: University of Lisbon
Register here.

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

AI and health
Speaker: Robert Jenssen (University of Tromsø)
Organised by: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Sign up here.

1 June 2021

Minimax Regret for Stochastic Shortest Path
Speaker: Aviv Rosenberg (Tel-Aviv University)
Organised by: RL theory
The seminar will be livestreamed here.

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Bernt Schiele
Organised by: AIDA – Artificial Intelligence Doctoral Academy
You will be able to find out how to join here.

2 June 2021

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Andreas Krause (ETH)
Organised by: Control Meets Learning
Join the Google group to find out how to register.

3 June 2021

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

4 June 2021

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Mathieu Blondel (Google Research)
Organised by: University of Lisbon
Register here.

7 June 2021

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Vijay Kumar
Organised by: EPFL
Zoom link not yet available.

Quo vadis, AI ethics?
Speakers: Markus Anderljung, Charlotte Stix, Matthjis Maas, Mohamed Abdalla and Moa Johansson.
Organised by: Chalmers University of Technology
Register here.

8 June 2021

Hybrid AI for knowledge representation and model-based medical image understanding
Speaker: Isabelle Bloch (Ecole des Mines de Paris)
Organised by: AIDA – Artificial Intelligence Doctoral Academy
You will be able to find out how to join here.

9 June 2021

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

10 June 2021

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

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Katherine Heller (Google / Duke 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.

11 June 2021

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Ulugbek Kamilov (University of Washington)
Organised by: University of Lisbon
Register here.

Toward More Natural Interactions with Conversational Recommender Systems
Speaker: Krisztian Balog (University of Stavanger)
Organised by: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Sign up here.

15 June 2021

Impact of stochastic physics and model resolution on the simulation of Tropical Cyclones in climate GCMs
Speaker: Pier Luigi Vidale (University of Reading)
Organised by: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Watch the seminar here.

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Yoshia Bengio
Organised by: AIDA – Artificial Intelligence Doctoral Academy
You will be able to find out how to join here.

18 June 2021

Partition-based formulations for mixed-integer optimization of trained ReLU neural networks
Speaker: Ruth Misener (Imperial College London)
Organised by: University of Lisbon
Register here.

29 June 2021

Digital Pathology: On the intersect of Computer Vision and Data Science
Speaker: Konstantinos N Plataniotis (University of Toronto)
Organised by: AIDA – Artificial Intelligence Doctoral Academy
You will be able to find out how to join here.


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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