May 26, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Kevin Murphy (Google)
Biography: Kevin Patrick Murphy was born in Ireland, grew up in England (BA from Cambridge), and went to graduate school in the USA (MEng from U. Penn, PhD from UC Berkeley, Postdoc at MIT). In 2004, he became a professor of computer science and statistics at the University of British Columbia in...
May 5, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Erik Brynjolfsson (MIT)
Speaker bio: Erik Brynjolfsson is Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Professor at MIT Sloan School, and Research Associate at NBER. His research examines the effects of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and performance, digital commerce, and intangible...
April 21, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Jacob Feldman (Rutgers)
Title: Perceptual Organization From a Bayesian Point of View
Abstract: Perceptual organization is the process by which the visual system groups the visual image into distinct clusters or units. In this talk I'll sketch a Bayesian approach to grouping, formulating it as an inverse inference problem...
David Vogel
April 12, 2017 - 2:00 pm
David Vogel, Trustee (Voloridge Investment Management, LLC)
Abstract: The introductory portion of this talk will review some state-of-the-art machine learning techniques. We will discuss concepts of ensembles and popular methodologies within this category. We’ll touch upon collaborative filtering techniques used for recommendation systems, and we’ll present...
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March 24, 2017 - 4:30 pm
Amnon Shashua - Hebrew University, Co-founder, CTO and Chairman of Mobileye
Abstract: The field of transportation is undergoing a seismic change with the coming introduction of autonomous driving. The technologies required to enable computer driven cars involves the latest cutting edge artificial intelligence algorithms along three major thrusts: Sensing, Planning and...
Ilya Nemenman
February 21, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Ilya Nemenman (Emory College)
Abstract: Last two-three decades have convinced the computational neuroscience community that sensory neurons encode information about the world not just in their firing rate, but also in the precise timing of their action potentials. However, whether this information is used by animals to actually...
February 10, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Dr. Brian Subirana  , Dr. Bror Saxberg
In this talk, Brian Subirana will first review research conducted over the last 120 years since Ebbinghaus's seminal work in 1885 on the forgetting curve. This review (joint work in progress with Aikaterini Bagiati and Sanjay Sarma) aims to understand whether, and to what extent, what is learned in...
Seth Lloyd
April 26, 2016 - 4:00 pm
Seth Lloyd, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Abstract: The order in which one asks people questions affects the probability of their answers. Similarly, in quantum mechanics, the order in which measurements are performed affects the probability of their outcomes. The quantum order effect has a specific mathematical pattern, which --...
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November 13, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Mark J. Schnitzer
Prof. Mark J. Schnitzer, Departments of Biology and Applied Physics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University
Abstract: A longstanding challenge in neuroscience is to understand how the dynamics of large populations of individual neurons contribute to animal behavior and brain disease....
Jaan Tallinn
September 9, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Jaan Tallinn
CBMM will host a brief talk by Jann Tallinn (followed by extensive QAs): Solving Global Coordination
Jaan Tallinn is an Estonian computer scientist who participated in the development of Skype in 2002 and FastTrack/Kazaa, a file-sharing application, in 2000.
He graduated from the University of...
Building newborn minds in virtual worlds
April 28, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Prof. Justin Wood, USC
Abstract: What are the origins of high-level vision: Is this ability hardwired by genes or learned during development? Although researchers have been wrestling with this question for over a century, progress has been hampered by two major limitations: (1) most newborn animals cannot be raised in...
Prof. Thomas Serre
April 14, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Prof. Thomas Serre, Brown University
Abstract: Perception involves a complex interaction between feedforward (bottom-up) sensory-driven inputs and feedback (top-down) attention and memory-driven processes. A mechanistic understanding of feedforward processing, and its limitations, is a necessary first step towards elucidating key...
Prof. Amnon Shashua, Hebrew University, Co-founder, Chairman & CTO, Mobileye (NYSE:MBLY), OrCam.
March 23, 2015 - 4:00 pm
MIT: McGovern Institute Singleton Auditorium, 46-3002
Prof. Amnon Shashua, Hebrew University, Co-founder, Chairman & CTO, Mobileye (NYSE:MBLY), OrCam.
Brief Biography:
Amnon Shashua holds the Sachs chair in computer science at the Hebrew University. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1993 from the AI lab at MIT working on computational vision where he pioneered work on multiple view geometry and the recognition of objects under variable lighting....
Prof. Jun Zhang
December 2, 2014 - 9:00 pm
Prof. Jun Zhang, Department of Psychology and Department of Mathematics University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Theory-of-mind (ToM) is the modeling of mental states (such as belief, desire, knowledge, perception) through recursive (“I think you think I think …”) type reasoning in order to plan one’s action or anticipate others’ action. Such reasoning forms the core of strategic analysis in the game-...