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2010 – 2011 Distinguished Lecture Series

Learning to Match Decision Making: A Decision-Feedback Learning Paradigm

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Professor at School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Areas: Human-computer interface; multimedia communication; machine learning; multimedia signal processing; speech and audio processing; automatic speech recognition, speaker recognition and speech understanding; dialogue processing; language processing; human information processing; multimodal access; biometric authentication; information retrieval; pattern recognition; statistical signal modeling; adaptive algorithms; intelligent information processing; bioinformatics.

Semantics-based information access to large scale text bases

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Professor Department of Computer Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
Professor, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK

Research Areas: Grammar Formalisms, Multi-Lingual NLP, Information Extraction and Exploitation, Language Acquisition, Text Mining for Biology

Never-Ending Learning

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E. Fredkin University Professor
Chair, Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Research Areas: Computer science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cognitive neuroscience.

Cryptographic Hash Functions and the SHA-3 competition

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Professor, in the research group COSIC of the Electrical Engineering Department of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium

Research Areas: information security and wireless communications

Persistent Homology for Images

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Professor, Institute of Science and Technology, Austria

Research Areas: Algorithms, discrete and computational geometry, computational topology, applications to biology.

Sparse coding and dictionary learning for image understanding

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Professor, Departement d'Informatique, Ecole Normale Superieure

Research Areas: Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Machine Learning, Robotics.

What is Software Assurance?

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Program Director for Formal Methods and Dependable Systems, Computer Science Laboratory, SRI International

Research Areas: design and assurance of "critical systems", including properties such as security and safety, mechanisms such as kernelization and fault tolerance, and formal methods for assurance

And Logic Begat Computer Science: When Giants Roamed the Earth

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Professor in Computational Engineering and Director of the Computer and Information Technology Institute, Rice University

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  • Applications of logic to computer science
  • Database systems
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Specification and verification of hardware and software

Invariant Image Classification by Multiscale Scattering

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Professor, Centre de Mathematiques Appliquees, Ecole Polytechnique

Research Areas: Applied mathematics for signal and information processing, as well as in computer vision

Transfer Learning in Text, Multimedia and Social Networks

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Prof. Qiang Yang

Prof. Qiang Yang

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Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Research Areas:
  • Artificial Intelligence: Automated Planning, Machine Learning and Case Based Reasoning
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning with Applications to Web, Wireless Sensor Networks and Bioinformatics
  • Activity Recognition (Wiki), Web Query Classification (Wiki)

The Multicore Evolution and Operating Systems

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Prof. Frans Kaashoek

Prof. Frans Kaashoek

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Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Electric Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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  • Computer Systems including operating systems, networking, programming languages, and compilers.
  • Computer architecture for distributed, mobile and parallel systems.

The Parallel Revolution in Computational Science and Engineering

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Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Areas:
  • Computer Architecture
  • Compilers