Data Management and Mining Lab, Computer Science Dept., UBC

What is SNRG?

SNRG is a reading group that holds weekly meetings to discuss interesting papers and problems, generally related to social networks. Feel free to attend meetings and participate in discussions. All ideas about problems, papers, talks, etc. are welcome. Meetings usually start with stating an interesting problem without getting into possible solutions, and then following up possible approaches to previously stated problems. An informal talk by a volunteer follows, and attendants discuss about the paper(s) as the speaker proceeds. Finally, possible applications of and extensions to the approach are discussed.

When, where, and how?

Currently, in the first Winter term of 2017/2018, meetings are held on Friday 11:00-12:30 pm in ICICS X530 .
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SNRG talks

List of previous and upcoming talks:

Date Speaker Title or Paper Name
Oct 6 Glenn Basic Concentration Inequalities
Oct 13 Prithu Applications of Concentration Bounds
Oct 20 Prithu Youze Tang, Xiaokui Xiao, Yanchen Shi. Influence Maximization: Near-Optimal Time Complexity Meets Practical Efficiency. In SIGMOD 2014.
Oct 27 - -
Nov 3 Ezequiel Martingales
Nov 10 Glenn Martingale Stopping Time
Nov 17 Alex The PAC Learning Framework
Nov 24 Sharan VC dimension, Rademacher complexity, and a few examples.