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  • CAIS Seminar: Dr. Sriram Rajamani (Microsoft Research, India) - Overview of Microsoft Research India

    Fri, Jun 09, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Sriram Rajamani, Microsoft Research, India

    Talk Title: Overview of Microsoft Research India

    Series: Center for AI in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series

    Abstract: Founded in 2005, Microsoft Research India just turned 12 years old. Their work spans 4 areas: (1) Algorithms, data science and theory, (2) machine learning and AI, (3) systems including programming languages, security, privacy and networking, and (4) technology for socio-economic development. Dr. Rajamani will give an overview of Microsoft Research India's people and research, and explain a couple of systems projects (in the area of security and privacy) in some detail.

    Career opportunities at MSR India will also be presented; students are encouraged to apply!

    Host: Milind Tambe

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 217

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

  • AI Seminar

    Fri, Jun 09, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dmitri Williams, USC Annenberg School for Communication


    Abstract: Organizations are hungry to leverage their data but often confused about where to begin. Most dont have theoretical frameworks or an understanding of how to apply the results in their workflow and systems. At the same time, the potential and demand for harnessing these data especially on networks and relationships have never been greater. In this talk, I will share a new technique and metric for using these data to measure the impact of people on each other for a range of applications. Validation and tests of the measure come from field work covering nearly a billion consumers, viewers, and players.

    Biography: Dmitri Williams is an associate professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. His research focuses on the social and economic impacts of new media, with a focus on online games. Williams was the first researcher to use online games for experiments and to undertake longitudinal research on them. He continues to study the psychology of online populations, with projects involving community, identity, sexuality, economics and machine learning. He is also the President of Ninja Metrics, a university startup focusing on big data. His work has been featured on NPR, CNN, Fox, NBC and CBS, as well as in the Economist, the New York Times, and other outlets.

    Host: Mayank Kejriwal

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 11th floor large conference room

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Kary Lau

  • NL Seminar-Introduction to Graph Signal Processing:Tools for Harmonic Analysis on Irregular Structures

    Fri, Jun 09, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Benjamin Girault , USC

    Talk Title: Introduction to Graph Signal Processing: Tools for Harmonic Analysis on Irregular Structures

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: Abstract: During the past few years, graph signal processing has been extending the field of signal processing on Euclidean spaces to irregular spaces represented by graphs. We have seen successes ranging from the Fourier transform, to wavelets, vertex-frequency time frequency decomposition, sampling theory, uncertainty principle, or convolutive filtering. This presentation introduces the field, the type of signals involved, and how harmonic analysis is performed.

    Biography: Benjamin Girault received his License B.Sc. and his Master M.Sc. in France from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France, in 2009 and 2012 respectively in the field of theoretical computer science. He then received his PhD in computer science from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France, in December 2015. His dissertation entitled Signal Processing on Graphs Contributions to an Emerging Field" focuses on extending the classical definition of stationary temporal signals to stationary graph signal. Currently, he is a postdoctoral scholar with Professors Antonio Ortega and Shri Narayanan at the University of Southern California continuing his work on graph signal processing with a focus on applying these tools to understanding human behavior.

    Host: Marjan Ghazvininejad and Kevin Knight

    More Info: http://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 6th Flr Conf Rm -# 689

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Peter Zamar