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 (Spring 2015)


Feb 4
12:30 PM
Have you heard the good news about L^p graphons?
by Jordan Ellenberg ( Prof., Dept. of Mathematics )
Held at Researcher's Link (Room 2328)
Feb 11
12:30 PM
Some tools for studying big state spaces
by Ryan Budney ( Prof., University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada )
Feb 18
12:30 PM
Tom Ristenpart
Feb 25
12:30 PM
Oertel Timm
Mar 4
12:30 PM
Nigel Boston and Ting-Ting Nan
Mar 11
12:30 PM
Ulas Ayaz
Mar 18
12:30 PM
Santanu Dey
Apr 8
12:30 PM
Amitabh Basu
Apr 15
12:30 PM
Karl Rohe
Apr 22
12:30 PM
Gérard P. Cornuéjols
Apr 29
12:30 PM
Laura Sanita
May 6
12:30 PM
Garvesh Raskutti


Jan 28
12:30 PM
Polyhedral results on the stable set problem and on half-integral polytopes
by Carla Michini ( )
Jan 21
12:30 PM
Simultaneous Model Selection and Learning through Parameter-free Stochastic Gradient Descent
by Francesco Orabona ( Senior Research Scientist, Yahoo! Labs NY )
Jan 14
12:30 PM
From trees to seeds: on the inference of the seed from large random trees
by Miklos Z. Racz ( Dept. of Statistics, UC-Berkerly )

Previous Semesters