Systems Information Learning Optimization (SILO)

Weekly Seminar Series

Seminars are usually Wednesdays at 12:30PM in the 3rd floor teaching lab at the WID and lunch is provided unless otherwise noted. Take the elevators behind Aldo's Cafe.

Seminars feature graduate students and post-docs presenting in half hour blocks. When we are fortunate to host external visitors, we slot the entire hour for a presentation. We also occasionally have presentations by UW professors who want to share new and exciting research ideas and open problems.

Current Semester (Fall 2014)


Nov 5
12:30 PM
Daniel Pimentel-Alarcon and Krishna Kumar
Nov 12
12:30 PM
Quentin Berthet
Nov 19
12:30 PM
Justin Williams
Dec 3
12:30 PM
Alberto del Pia
Dec 10
12:30 PM
Natasha Devroye


Oct 29
12:30 PM
Botany and Big Data
by Richard Barker, Bil Alverson, Ricardo Kriebel ( )
Oct 22
12:30 PM
Connecting the Dots in Protein Interaction Networks
by Anthony Gitter ( Prof. )
Oct 15
12:30 PM
Fitting high-dimensional linear models by M-estimation: some surprising asymptotic phenomena
by Derek Bean ( Prof. )
Oct 8
12:30 PM
Estimation with Norm Regularization, with Applications to Climate Science
by Arindam Banerjee ( )
Oct 1
12:30 PM
To $e$ or not to $e$ in Poisson Image Reconstruction and Minimax Rates for Poisson Inverse Problems with Physical Constraints
by Xin Jiang and Albert Oh ( )
Sep 24
12:30 PM
by Sam Gross ( TBD )
Sep 17
12:30 PM
Integrated Staffing and Scheduling for Service Systems via Stochastic Integer Programming
by Jim Luedtke ( Prof. )
Sep 10
12:30 PM
An Active Learning System with applications to Psychology Research
by Chris Cox and Kevin Jamieson ( )

Previous Semesters