Sep
22
11:45am11:45am

ai seminar: ruitong huang

Fridays at noon, Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

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Sep
22
2:00pm 2:00pm

ai seminar (special lecture): li cheng

Fridays at noon, Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

 

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Sep
29
11:45am11:45am

ai seminar: devon sigurdson

Fridays at noon, Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

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Oct
20
11:45am11:45am

ai seminar

Fridays at noon, Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

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Nov
3
11:45am11:45am

ai seminar: sabine storandt

Fridays at noon, Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

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Nov
14
12:00pm12:00pm

ai seminar (special lecture): jon french

Fridays at noon, Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

 

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Sep
15
11:45am11:45am

ai seminar: robert schapire

Fridays at noon, Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

 

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Sep
14
12:00pm12:00pm

ai seminar (special lecture): robert amelard

Fridays at noon, Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

 

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Sep
13
2:00pm 2:00pm

ai seminar (special lecture): marc g bellemare

Fridays at noon, Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

 

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Jun
21
4:45pm 4:45pm

the tea time talks: martha white

The Tea Time Talks are a series of talks primarily given by the students and faculty studying Artificial Intelligence at the University of Alberta, and provide a comfortable, informal space in which to listen and learn about topics pertaining to machine intelligence and machine learning. 

Talks are held each Monday and Wednesday in CSC 3-33 starting in early June and running until late August. Everyone is welcome to attend!

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Jun
20
10:00am10:00am

talk: william t. laaser

Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, Quickbooks, and Mint, handles some of our customers most sensitive data.  We are continuously looking for ways to use that data on behalf of our users improve their lives.  In particular, machine learning is a valuable tool to understand the data and to produce new value from that data.

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Jun
19
4:45pm 4:45pm

the tea time talks: michael bowling

The Tea Time Talks are a series of talks primarily given by the students and faculty studying Artificial Intelligence at the University of Alberta, and provide a comfortable, informal space in which to listen and learn about topics pertaining to machine intelligence and machine learning. 

Talks are held each Monday and Wednesday in CSC 3-33 starting in early June and running until late August. Everyone is welcome to attend!

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Jun
16
12:00pm12:00pm

ai seminar: ibm

"ibm bluemix"

The power of Watson is at your fingertips:

With Watson on Bluemix, you have access to the widest range of cognitive technologies available today to quickly and securely build smart applications. From analyzing images and video to understanding sentiment, keywords and entities from text, our Watson services enable cognitive within your applications.

Watson is so much more when it comes to cognitive computing. Natural Language Understanding, Visual Recognition, and Discovery reveal insights from unstructured data capable of reinventing operations and transforming industries.

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Jun
7
4:45pm 4:45pm

the tea time talks: csaba szepesvári

The Tea Time Talks are a series of talks primarily given by the students and faculty studying Artificial Intelligence at the University of Alberta, and provide a comfortable, informal space in which to listen and learn about topics pertaining to machine intelligence and machine learning. 

Talks are held each Monday and Wednesday in CSC 3-33 starting in early June and running until late August. Everyone is welcome to attend!

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Jun
5
4:45pm 4:45pm

the tea time talks: huizhen yu

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The Tea Time Talks are a series of talks primarily given by the students and faculty studying Artificial Intelligence at the University of Alberta, and provide a comfortable, informal space in which to listen and learn about topics pertaining to machine intelligence and machine learning. 

Talks are held each Monday and Wednesday in CSC 3-33 starting in early June and running until late August. Everyone is welcome to attend!

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Jun
2
12:00pm12:00pm

ai seminar: gail powley

Technology Alberta (formerly The ICT Council) is an industry-led association for Alberta-based technology companies. Technology Alberta works with our industry, government, academic, and student members and volunteers to strengthen Alberta’s high-tech business sector. 

Technology Alberta’s priorities are to enhance the business success of high-tech companies in Alberta, grow public awareness of Alberta’s high-tech industry, and increase policy advocacy at a local, provincial and national level.

This presentation will discuss how attendees can volunteer, work, and/or support Alberta’s high technology business community.

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May
31
4:45pm 4:45pm

the tea time talks: rich sutton

The Tea Time Talks are a series of talks primarily given by the students and faculty studying Artificial Intelligence at the University of Alberta, and provide a comfortable, informal space in which to listen and learn about topics pertaining to machine intelligence and machine learning. 

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May
26
12:00pm12:00pm

ai seminar - marlos machado

Representation learning and option discovery are two of the biggest challenges in reinforcement learning (RL). Proto-RL is a well known approach for representation learning in MDPs. The representations learned with this framework are called proto-value functions (PVFs). In this paper we address the option discovery problem by showing how PVFs implicitly define options.

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    May
    12
    12:00pm12:00pm

    ai seminar - russ greiner

    Many tasks require building and using a model --- eg, to relate a patient's disease state with the possible symptoms, underlying causes, and effects of various treatments. These relationships are often probabilistic; eg a disease will often, but not always, manifest certain symptoms. Bayesian Belief Nets (BNs), which provide a succinct way to represent such probabilistic models, are in routine use for a wide range of applications, including medicine, bioinformatics, document classification, image processing and decision support systems.

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    May
    5
    12:00pm12:00pm

    ai seminar – marcin mizianty

    Fridays at noon, Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

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    Apr
    7
    12:00pm12:00pm

    ai seminar – craig milne

    all you need to know about creating your spin-off or start-up

    Bio: Craig has a PhD in Stem Cell Biology and an MBA in Finance.  Craig is involved in a number of companies in Edmonton, most recently as President of Stream Technologies, a company producing a new class of hyper spectral imaging camera and software.  Craig can assist with the spin-off process, licensing arrangements with TEC Edmonton, business development, financing, grant and operation strategies.  Craig is supporting the Dean's goal, to create more spin-offs with long-term survivability.which will be followed by discussion, and Q&A on this topic.


    ai seminar series

    Fridays at noon, Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

    Seminars are open to the public, and no registration is required, though seating is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Topics range from foundational theoretical work to innovative applications of artificial intelligence technologies.

    If you would like to present at an upcoming AI Seminar, please contact Colin Bellinger.

    Join the AI Seminar mailing list to stay up-to-date on all the latest presentations

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    ai seminar: robert holte
    Mar
    24
    12:00pm12:00pm

    ai seminar: robert holte

    This talk begins with a review of long-established results in heuristic search and the early history of bidirectional heuristic search as well as describing a recent breakthrough in bidirectional heuristic search (the MM algorithm), which challenges long-held assumptions and exposes exciting new research directions.

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    Mar
    10
    12:00pm12:00pm

    ai seminar – kai on wong

    Ethnicity is an important variable in epidemiological research. Canada is an ethnically diverse country, yet its insufficiency of ethnicity data impedes research progress and policy development in public health domains. This data gap negatively affects Aboriginal Canadians in particular as their health inequality may remain hidden. Automated name- and location-based ethnicity classification has shown potential but its applicability within the Canadian context is largely unknown.

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    Dec
    9
    12:00pm12:00pm

    ai seminar – filipe mesquita

    how to build (or join) a data science team

    Presenter: Filipe Mesquita, Vice President, Data Science, Mitre Media

    Description: This seminar is for students and professionals interested in building or joining a data science team. I will discuss the qualifications and skills required for different roles within a data science team, relevant interview questions, and how the data science team relates to other teams in an organization.
    If you are interested in joining our data science team, apply at https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/232448328

    Bio: Filipe Mesquita is the Vice President of Data Science at Mitre Media, a technology company focused on financial publishing. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Alberta. His interests include data science, information extraction, and data mining.
     


    ai seminar series

    Fridays at noon, Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

    Seminars are open to the public, and no registration is required, though seating is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Topics range from foundational theoretical work to innovative applications of artificial intelligence technologies.

    If you would like to present at an upcoming AI Seminar, please contact Colin Bellinger.

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    Dec
    2
    12:00pm12:00pm

    ai seminar – garrett nicolai

    "lemmatization and reinflection: two sides of the same coin"

    Presenter: Garrett Nicolai, PhD student, Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta

    Abstract: In English, a single word generally only appears in a handful of forms: see, sees, seeing, seen, saw. In other languages, however, words need to be marked for a large number of features such as number, mood, tense, case, etc. My talk will consist of two parts. First, I will present our ACL 2016 paper which describes a machine-learning method for simplifying inflections by leveraging publicly-available inflection tables, such as those found on Wiktionary. In the second part, I will discuss the surprising results of the First Shared Task on Morphological Reinflection in Berlin, which demonstrate the growing importance of deep learning and neural networks in language processing.

    Bio: Garrett Nicolai is a senior PhD student working on problems in Natural Language Processing with Greg Kondrak. He has published 10 papers since starting his PhD program.


    ai seminar series

    Fridays at noon, Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

    Seminars are open to the public, and no registration is required, though seating is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Topics range from foundational theoretical work to innovative applications of artificial intelligence technologies.

    If you would like to present at an upcoming AI Seminar, please contact Colin Bellinger.

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    Nov
    25
    12:00pm12:00pm

    ai seminar – carlo montemagno

    "getting to mind: the foundation development of a biological neuronal ionic computer"

    Presenter: Carlo Montemagno, Director, Ingenuity Lab; Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta; Strategic Chair of Bionanotechnology, Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures; Program Lead, Biomaterials Program, National Institute for Nanotechnology; Canada Research Chair in Intelligent Nanosystems

    Abstract: "Living systems are more than a product of matter manipulation at the molecular scale; the richness of functionality associated with living systems is a direct product of the information generated from both the interactions between molecules and the overall supra-molecular structure of the system. In essence living systems are “living” because of the fusion of nanotechnology and informatics. Living systems result from the precision assembly of matter with prescribed modalities for the transport and transduction of information among supra-molecular clusters.

    The ability to manipulate matter a single molecule at a time renders many things possible that were impossible before. Living systems do this on a regular basis. The core challenge is how to transform a labile molecule that exists in a fragile living organism and to transfer that functionality into a stable system that is economically scalable. The most significant difficulties revolve around environmental stability and the inherent structural limitations of the molecule.

    Presented is a new technology that stabilizes biological molecules maintaining their function for months at application relevant environmental conditions transitioning additive manufacturing from 3D space to a four-dimensional, functional space. This has enabling the synthesis of a new class of printable “inks”. These “ink” have stabilized and active biological molecules as integrated elements of synthesized polymer constructs to create a new class of materials and devices that now includes biologic function, both action and reporting as intrinsic properties.

    We will present efforts to build Excitable vesicles, nanometer scale structures that produce and transmit ionic currents. Their design, modeling and experimental results associated with the fabrication and engineering of Excitable Vesicles, a nano-sized building block with the ability to intrinsically process information will be discussed. Excitable vesicles are designed and engineered to create a complex system that self-organizes on multiple length scales to manifest emergent behaviors. Hopefully providing an experimental tool for studying emergent function."

    Bio: Driven by the principles of excellence, honor and responsibility and an unwavering commitment to education as an engine of economic prosperity, Carlo Montemagno, PhD has become a world-renowned expert in nanotechnology and is responsible for creating groundbreaking innovations which solve complex challenges in the areas of informatics, agriculture, chemical refining, transportation, energy, and healthcare.

    He was Founding Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at University of Cincinnati; received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Bio Engineering from Cornell University; a Master’s Degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State and a PhD in Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences from Notre Dame. He is now in Alberta as the Director of Ingenuity Lab, professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta, AITF Strategic Chair of Bionanotechnology, Program Lead of the Biomaterials Program at the National Institute for Nanotechnology and Canada Research Chair in Intelligent Nanosystems.

    “Research and education are critical to success because the transfer of knowledge creates economic prosperity.” — C. Montemagno

    Carlo Montemagno has been recognized with prestigious awards including the Feynman Prize (for creating single molecule biological motors with nano-scale silicon devices); the Earth Award Grand Prize (for cell-free artificial photosynthesis with over 95% efficiency); the CNBC Business Top 10 Green Innovator award (for Aquaporin Membrane water purification and desalination technology); and named a Bill & Melinda Gates Grand Challenge Winner (for a pH sensing active microcapsule oral vaccine delivery system which increased vaccine stability and demonstrated rapid uptake in the lower GI tract.)


    ai seminar series

    Fridays at noon, Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

    Seminars are open to the public, and no registration is required, though seating is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Topics range from foundational theoretical work to innovative applications of artificial intelligence technologies.

    If you would like to present at an upcoming AI Seminar, please contact Colin Bellinger.

    Join the AI Seminar mailing list to stay up-to-date on all the latest presentations.

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    Oct
    28
    12:00pm12:00pm

    ai seminar – ryan cottrell

    *details coming soon*

    Presenter: Ryan Cottrell, Ph.D Student, Computer Science Department, Johns Hopkins University


    ai seminar series

    Fridays at noon, Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

    Seminars are open to the public, and no registration is required, though seating is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Topics range from foundational theoretical work to innovative applications of artificial intelligence technologies.

    If you would like to present at an upcoming AI Seminar, please contact Colin Bellinger.

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    Oct
    21
    12:00pm12:00pm

    ai seminar – geoff sutcliffe

    "the tptp world – infrastructure for automated reasoning"

    Presenter: Geoff Sutcliffe, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science, University of Miami

    Abstract: "The TPTP World is a well known and established infrastructure that supports research, development, and deployment of Automated Theorem Proving (ATP) systems for classical logics. The data, standards, and services provided by the TPTP World have made it increasingly easy to build, test, and apply ATP technology.

    This talk reviews the core features of the TPTP World, describes key service components of the TPTP World, presents some successful applications, and gives an overview of the most recent developments."

    Bio: Geoff Sutcliffe is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Miami. He received a BSc(Hons) and MSc from the University of Natal in South Africa, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Western Australia. His research is in the area of Automated Reasoning, particularly the development and ongoing maintenance of the TPTP problem library, and organizing the CADE ATP System Competition - the world championship for classical logic automated reasoning systems.


    ai seminar series

    Fridays at noon, Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

    Seminars are open to the public, and no registration is required, though seating is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Topics range from foundational theoretical work to innovative applications of artificial intelligence technologies.

    If you would like to present at an upcoming AI Seminar, please contact Colin Bellinger.

    Join the AI Seminar mailing list to stay up-to-date on all the latest presentations.

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    Oct
    14
    12:00pm12:00pm

    ai seminar – bernardo ávila pires

    "probability maximization"

    Presenter: Bernardo Ávila Pires, Ph.D Candidate, Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta


    Abstract: The theory developed by Vapnik and Chervonenkis provides a solid foundation to study the learnability of binary classification. For example, it is known that the so-called VC dimension of a hypothesis class precisely characterizes the amount of training data needed by optimal learning algorithms to compete against the best hypothesis in that class. It would be interesting to have a concept similar to the VC dimension for other discrete prediction problems. In fact, researchers have been after such notions of dimension for other discrete prediction problems, including multiclass classification, for many years by now, but so far their efforts have failed.

    In order to study learnability in discrete prediction problems, we will look into the problem of "Probability Maximization". This is a discrete prediction problem that we define and which generalizes well-known problems, including binary and multiclass classification, multilabel prediction, relation learning and some flavors of clustering. I will show that in some instances of probability maximization an appropriate notion of dimension does not exist. This previously-unknown phenomenon raises the question of whether the search for appropriate notions of dimension in other discrete prediction problems could also be futile.
     


    ai seminar series

    Fridays at noon, Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

    Seminars are open to the public, and no registration is required, though seating is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Topics range from foundational theoretical work to innovative applications of artificial intelligence technologies.

    If you would like to present at an upcoming AI Seminar, please contact Colin Bellinger.

    Join the AI Seminar mailing list to stay up-to-date on all the latest presentations.

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