The weekly SILO Seminar Series is made possible through the generous support of the 3M Company and its Advanced Technology Group


with additional support from the Analytics Group of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company

Northwestern Mutual

Seminars are usually Wednesdays at 12:30PM in the Orchard room (3280) at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Building 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 2018)


Nov 21
12:30 PM
Statistical Filtering for Optimization over Expectation Operators
by Vivak Patel (UW)
Nov 28
12:30 PM
Slow and Stale Gradients Can Win the Race: Error-Runtime Trade-offs in Distributed SGD
by Gauri Joshi (CMU)
Dec 5
12:30 PM
by Mohit Gupta (UW)
Dec 12
12:30 PM
by Line Roald (UW)


Nov 14
12:30 PM
Fit without Fear: an Interpolation Perspective on Optimization and Generalization in Modern Machine Learning
by Misha Belkin (Ohio State) ( )
Nov 7
12:30 PM
Generalization and optimization of deep networks
by Matus Telgarsky (University of Illinois) ( )
Oct 31
12:30 PM
Visual Navigation in 3D Scenes
by Saurabh Gupta (University of Illinois) ( )
Oct 24
12:30 PM
A Conditional Gaussian Framework for Uncertainty Quantification, Data Assimilation and Prediction of Complex Nonlinear Turbulent Dynamical Systems
by Nan Chen (UW) ( )
Oct 17
12:30 PM
Learning from Binary Multiway Data: Probabilistic Tensor Decomposition and its Statistical Optimality
by Miaoyan Wang (UW) ( )
Oct 10
12:30 PM
Towards an autonomous network of biological sensors
by Bhuvana Krishnaswamy (UW) ( )
Oct 3
12:30 PM
Tight regret bounds for a latent variable model of recommendation systems
by Mina Karzand - UW Madison ( )
Sep 26
12:30 PM
Adversarial Networks with Structured Inputs and Outputs
by Dr. Lee Seversk & Dr. Eric Heim ( )
Sep 19
12:30 PM
Mixed-integer bilevel representability
by Christopher Ryan ( )
Sep 12
12:30 PM
Big Data Analytics for Real-time Complex System Monitoring and Prognostics
by Kaibo Lui (UW) ( )
Sep 5
12:30 PM
How to Poison Linear Regression
by Jerry Zhu ( )

Previous Semesters