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

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 (Summer 2016)


There are no more scheduled upcoming talks for this semester.


Jul 14
4:00 PM
National Library of Medicine
by Patti Brennan ( Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison )
Jul 7
4:00 PM
Regularizer design for structured learning
by Amin Jalali ( Graduate Student University of Washington )
Jun 2
4:00 PM
The XyloTron: A machine vision-based wood identification device
by John Hermanson ( )
May 26
4:00 PM
A big conjecture in combinatorics that unexpectedly got proved last week and what this has to do with matrix multiplication
by Jordan Ellenberg ( Professor, Department of Mathematics, UW-Madison )

Previous Semesters