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Upcoming Events

Stefan Savage

11/28/18 11am: Colloquium @ Cornell Tech: Stefan Savage

"Lawful Device Access without Mass Surveillance Risk" Among the more controversial topics at the intersection of public policy and technology concerns government access to the contents of encrypted devices (e.g., cell phones). It is a conflict that inherently pits individual rights (i.e., securing our data against unauthorized access) against collective rights (i.e., the court system’s need to support lawful investigations).
Mirella Lapata

11/30/18 12pm: LMSS @ Cornell Tech: Mirella Lapata

BIO: Mirella Lapata is a professor in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. She is affiliated with the Institute for Communicating and Collaborative Systems and the Edinburgh Natural Language Processing Group. Her research focuses on probabilistic learning techniques for natural language understanding and generation. She is interested in the general problem of extracting semantic information from large volumes of text.
William T. Freeman

2/1/19 12pm: LMSS @ Cornell Tech: William T. Freeman

William T. Freeman is the Thomas and Gerd Perkins Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) there. He was the Associate Department Head from 2011 - 2014. His current research interests include machine learning applied to computer vision, Bayesian models of visual perception, and computational photography.
Percy Liang

2/8/19 12pm: LMSS @ Cornell Tech: Percy Liang

Additional talk details TBA. BIO: Percy Liang's research is to develop trustworthy agents that can communicate effectively with people and improve over time through interaction. He broadly identifies with the machine learning (ICML, NIPS) and natural language processing (ACL, NAACL, EMNLP) communities.
Richard Socher

2/22/19 12pm: LMSS @ Cornell Tech: Richard Socher

Additional talk details TBA. BIO: Richard is the chief scientist at Salesforce. Previously, he was an adjunct professor at Stanford's computer science department and the founder and CEO/CTO of MetaMind which was acquired by Salesforce in 2016.
Kristen Grauman

3/8/19 12pm: LMSS @ Cornell Tech: Kristen Grauman

Additional talk details TBA. BIO: Kristen Grauman is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research in computer vision and machine learning focuses on visual recognition and search.