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)


There are no more scheduled upcoming talks for this semester.


Dec 10
12:30 PM
An introduction to two-way networks
by Natasha Devroye ( Prof. )
Dec 3
12:30 PM
On cutting planes for Mixed Integer Programming
by Alberto del Pia ( Prof. )
Nov 26
12:30 PM
An Approach to Bridge Topology and Machine Learning
by Jerry Zhu ( Prof. )
Nov 19
12:30 PM
Neuroengineering tools for interfacing with the nervous system across multiple scales
by Justin Williams ( Prof. )
Nov 12
12:30 PM
Average case hardness for statistical problems
by Quentin Berthet ( )
Nov 5
12:30 PM
Subspace Identifiability From Canonical Projections and Convergence Analysis of Canonical Correlation Analysis
by Daniel L. Pimentel-AlarcĂłn and Krishna Kumar ( )
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 ( )

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