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  • AI Seminar-Topics in Constraint Satisfaction and Weighted Constraint Satisfaction

    Fri, Oct 17, 2014 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

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    Speaker: Satish Kumar Thittamaranahalli , USC

    Talk Title: Topics in Constraint Satisfaction and Weighted Constraint Satisfaction

    Series: Artificial Intelligence Seminar

    Abstract: In this talk, I will present two ideas: (a) the idea of "Smoothness" in constraint satisfaction; and (b) the idea of "Constraint Composite Graphs" in weighted constraint satisfaction. Smoothness helps us identify tractable classes of constraint satisfaction problems with important implications in such diverse areas as temporal reasoning, logical filtering, and distributed problem solving. In weighted constraint satisfaction, Constraint Composite Graphs yield a long-pursued unified mathematical framework for exploiting the graphical structure of the constraint network as well as the numerical structure of the weighted constraints.

    Biography: Dr. Satish Kumar Thittamaranahalli (T. K. Satish Kumar) is a Research Scientist at the University of Southern California. He has published extensively on numerous topics in Artificial Intelligence spanning such diverse areas as Constraint Reasoning, Planning and Scheduling, Probabilistic Reasoning, Combinatorial Optimization, Approximation and Randomization, Heuristic Search, Model-Based Reasoning, Knowledge Representation and Spatio-Temporal Reasoning. He has served on the Program Committees of many international conferences in Artificial Intelligence and is a co-winner of the Best Student Paper Award from the 2005 International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling. Dr. Kumar received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University in March 2005. In the past, he has also been a Visiting Student at the NASA Ames Research Center, a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, a Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of West Florida and a Senior Research and Development Scientist at Mission Critical Technologies

    Host: Greg Ver Steeg

    More Info: http://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/
    Webcast: http://webcasterms1.isi.edu/mediasite/SilverlightPlayer/Default.aspx?peid=bdc8f29218904371a2eb9a6c68d175c31

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 11th Flr Conf Rm # 1135, Marina Del Rey

    WebCast Link: http://webcasterms1.isi.edu/mediasite/SilverlightPlayer/Default.aspx?peid=bdc8f29218904371a2eb9a6c68d175c31d

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Peter Zamar