2020-2021 Invited Talks and Lectures

Practical Solutions to Internet Experimentation with High-Dimensional Action Spaces Using Bayesian Optimization

Eytan Bakshy
Principal Scientist, Facebook
Friday, November 6, 2020, 1-2 p.m.


Annotation-efficient Deep Learning for Computer-aided Diagnosis in Medical Imaging

Associate Professor Jianming Liang
ASU, and adjunct associate professor of radiology, Mayo Clinic
Zongwei Zhou, Ph.D. candidate in biomedical informatics, ASU
Friday, November 6, 2020, 2 p.m.


Compositional representations for visual recognition

Assistant Professor Vicente Ordonez-Roman
Department of Computer Science, University of Virginia
Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 4:30 p.m.


The measurement and mismeasurement of trustworthy ML

Assistant Professor Sanmi (Oluwasanmi) Koyejo
Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Friday, February 12, 2021, 1-2 p.m.


Building Agents that can See, Talk, and Act

Abhishek Das
Research Scientist at Facebook AI Research (FAIR)
Monday, February 15, 4:30 p.m.


Learning with topological information – Image analysis and label noise

Assistant Professor Chao Chen
Stony Brook University
Friday, February 19, 2021, 2:30-4 p.m.


Tackling Data Scarcity in Vision and Language

Xin (Eric) Wang
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
Monday, February 22, 2021, 4:30 p.m.


Operations Research Models for Local Coronavirus Outbreaks

Edward Kaplan
William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Operations Research, Public Health, and Engineering, Yale University
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 10 a.m.


Characterizing Pareto optima: Sequential Utilitarian Welfare Maximization

Teacher Chris T. Ryan
Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
Friday, February 26, 2021, 12-1 p.m.


Visual Question Answering and Deep Learning: Are we building a ladder to the moon?

Damien Teney
Senior Research at the Australian Institute for Machine Learning, University of Adelaide
Monday, March 1, 2021, 4:30 p.m.


Learning in structured MDPs with convex cost functions: Improved regret bounds for inventory management

Assistant Professor Shipra Agrawal
Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University
Friday, March 5, 2021, 12-1 p.m.


Understanding Event Processes in Natural Language

Muhao Chen
Researcher USC ISI
Monday, March 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m.


Novel Supply Chain Network Models Inspired by the COVID-19 Pandemic – From Optimization to Game Theory

John F. Smith Memorial Professor Anna Nagurney
Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Thursday, March 11, 2021, 10 a.m.


Sparsifying To Optimize Over Multiple Information Sources: An Augmented Gaussian Process Based Algorithm

Assistant Professor Antonio Candelieri
Department of Economics, Management and Statistics, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Friday, March 19, 2021, 12-1 p.m.


Human Factors and Cognitive Decision Support for Aircraft Pilots

Kendra Befort
Associate Technical Fellow in Human System Integration
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 10:30 a.m.


Friends Don’t Let Friends Deploy Black-Box Models: The Importance of Intelligibility in Machine Learning

Rich Caruana
Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 1:30 p.m.


Design of COVID-19 Staged Alert Systems to Ensure Healthcare Capacity with Minimal Closures

Sachs Professor and Department Chair Dave Morton
Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences, Northwestern University
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 10 a.m.


On the Tightness and Scalability of the Lagrangian Dual of Structured Nonconvex Optimization”

Kibaek Kim
computational mathematician, Argonne National Laboratory
Friday, March 26, 2021, 12 p.m.


Learning Visual Knowledge from Image-Text Pairs

Yin Li
assistant professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Monday, March 29, 2021, 4:30 p.m.


Building Load Control using Distributionally Robust Binary Chance-Constrained Programs with Right-Hand Side Uncertainty and the Adjustable Variants”

Yiling Zhang
Assistant Professor
Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Minnesota
Friday, April 9, 2021, 12 p.m.


Connectome Imaging for Mapping Fiber Pathways in Aging

Yonggang Shi
Associate Professor
Neurology, Electrical & Computer Engineering & Biomedical Engineering
University of Southern California
Friday, April 16, 2021, 10:30 a.m.


Fusing Machine Learning and Optimization for Engineering Applications”

Pascal Van Hentenryck
Chair and Professor
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Friday, April 16, 2021, 12 p.m.


Contextual Optimization: Bridging Machine Learning and Operations

Adam Elmachtoub
Associate Professor
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Data Science Institute Columbia University
Friday, April 23, 2021, 12 p.m.