Systems Information Learning Optimization (SILO)

Weekly Seminar Series

Seminars are usually Tuesdays 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 (Summer 2015)


There are no more scheduled upcoming talks for this semester.


Aug 27
4:00 PM
Double Bandits
by Aniruddha Bhargava ( )
Aug 20
4:00 PM
A data-dependent weighted LASSO
by Rebecca Willett ( Prof., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UW-Madison )
Aug 13
4:00 PM
Law 101: What to Do When Pulled Over by Police
by Eric R. Hunt ( Attorney, Axley Brynelson, LLP )
Aug 6
4:00 PM
GuBoLi -- The World's Greatest Solver for Box-Constrained Nonconvex Quadratic Programs
by Jeff Linderoth ( Prof., Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Department of Computer Sciences University of Wisconsin-Madison )
Jul 30
4:00 PM
The fundamental question of coding theory
by Nigel Boston ( Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor, Department of Mathematics )
Jul 23
4:00 PM
Modeling the Spread of Human Rhinovirus
by Eric Hall ( Graduate Student )
Jul 16
4:00 PM
Convex relaxations and the planted clique problem
by Jordan Ellenberg ( Prof. at Math Dept. )
Jul 9
4:00 PM
Multi-Resolution Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Atmospheric Contamination
by Justin Jacobs ( PhD UMBC - United States Department of Defense; Statistician / Applied Research )
Jul 2
4:00 PM
Some thoughts on prioritizing cyber-security mitigations for securing information technology supply chains
by Laura Mclay ( Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison )
Jun 25
4:00 PM
Urban Areas LiDar Scanning
by Saleh Abuwarda ( UCD School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering )
Jun 18
4:00 PM
Linear Dueling Bandits
by Sumeet Katariya ( Graduate Student )

Previous Semesters