LCI Forum

What and Why? The LCI Forum is our biweekly meeting, at which we discuss LCI matters and group related issues, share AI and other news, and give brief reports from trips and conferences. An integral part of each LCI Forum is a research talk, given by LCI members, associate members, or visitors. Rumor has it, though, that real reason behind their popularity is the food. The LCI Fora provide a great opportunity for meeting other members of the lab, hearing about interesting developments, and finally finding out what the person working at the next desk is really working on ;-) The talks are also great opportunities to practice for conference presentations. Standard LCI Forum talks are 20min with about 10min for questions and discussion.

When and Where? LCI Fora run biweekly throughout the academic year and during most of the summer (with the exception of August, where only one forum per month is scheduled). For winter term 2005, the location is subject to change because of the move to our new building; the default location is the CS boardroom on the 7th floor of the CS2 building.

2004/2005 Season:

Sept. 17 Beginning of year forum: no talk.
Oct. 1 Robert St. Aubin, Probabilistic Constraint Nets
Oct. 15 Hendrik Kueck, Bayesian Formulations of Multiple Instance Learning with Applications to General Object Recognition
Oct. 29 Dinesh Pai, Human Sensori-Motor Computation
Nov. 12 Frank Hutter, Stochastic Local Search for Solving the Most Probable Explanation Problem in Probabilistic Graphical Models,
plus a pitch from John and Guy about the DARPA Grand Challenge.
Nov. 26 Ivar Ekeland, Are People Rational?
Dec. 10 Scott Helmer, Object Recognition with Many Local Features
Jan 17 Fei Xu, Words, Concepts, and Object Individuation in Infancy
Jan 31 Gustavo Carneiro, Image Pattern Recognition Using Phase-based Local Features and Their Flexible Spatial Configuration  12:00 - 1:00 in the LCI lab
Feb 7 Eric Cope, Regret and Convergence Bounds for Continuum-Armed Bandits. 12:00 - 1:00 in the LCI lab
Feb 28 Mike Klaas, Fast Methods in Machine Learning  12:15 - 1:15 in the LCI lab
Mar 14 Oliver Schulte, Learning Conservation Principles in Particle Physics  12:00 - 1:00 in the LCI lab
Mar 28 Holiday: no forum
Apr 11 Firas Hamze, Sequential Monte Carlo for Undirected Models  12:00 - 1:00 in Macmillan 350 (Boardroom), 2357 Main Mall (across from CS)
Apr 25 Jordan Reynolds, Object Detection and the Pascal Challenge  12:00 - 1:00 in CS Boardroom
May 9 Adam Pauls, Integrating Multiple Cues in Unsupervised Grammar Induction  12:00 - 1:00 in CS Boardroom
May 23 Christina Merten, Exploring Eye Tracking to Increase Bandwidth in User Modeling  12:00 - 1:00 in CS Boardroom
June 6 Leif Chang, Generalized Constraint-Based Inference  12:00 - 1:00 in CS Boardroom
June 20 Rita Sharma, Probabilistic Reasoning with Hierarchically Structured Variables  12:00 - 1:00 in CS Boardroom
July 4 Kasia Muldner, Using Similarity to Infer Meta-Cognitive Behaviors During Analogical Problem Solving
July 18 No talk.

See schedules and abstracts from previous LCI Fora:

(LCI Fora were held for years, if not decades, before April 2001 when we started listing them on the web.)

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