Sep 17
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

How Can We Trust a Black-box? A Quest for Scalable and Powerful Neural Network Verifiers

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Presented by Huan Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University

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Sep 10
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Distributed ML System for Large-scale Models: Dynamic Distributed Training and Scalable Federated Learning

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Presented by Chaoyang He (USC)

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Aug 27
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Rethinking Modern Programming Tools with Human-Centered Intelligence

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Presented by Tianyi Zhang (Purdue University)

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Aug 26
ISI Natural Language Seminar

From Constrained Event Sequences Generation to Text Generation

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Presented by Shanxiu He (ISI Intern)

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Aug 19
ISI Natural Language Seminar

NL Seminar 1.Leveraging Abstract Meaning Representations to Amplify the Semantic Information Captured in Transformer Models 2.Improving multilingual encoder with contrastive objective and Luna

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Presented by 1. Shira Wein and 2.Leo Zeyu Liu (ISI Interns)

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Aug 13
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Addressing the Data Challenge: Model Comparison with Few Samples

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Presented by Prof. Zhou Wang, University of Waterloo

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Aug 12
ISI Natural Language Seminar

NL Seminar-Fair Comparisons and Fundamental Ideas for Open-Vocabulary Generative Language and Translation Models

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Presented by Sabrina Mielke (Johns Hopkins Univ)

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Aug 6
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Federated Learning in Heterogeneous Environments

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Presented by Jose Luis Ambite and/or Dimitri Stripleis, USC/ISI

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Jul 30
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Creating Virtual Spaces with Computational Interior Design and Deep Learning

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Presented by Tomer Weiss, New Jersey Institute of Technology

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Jul 29
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Fantastic Continuous-valued Sentence Representations and How to Find Them

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Presented by Nishant Subramani (Allen NLP)

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Jul 28

Should PTLMs go to school?

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Presented by Manuel Ciosici (ISI Boston Waltham)

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Jul 23
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Emerging Frontiers of Conversational AI

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Presented by Yu Su, Asst. Professor, Ohio State University

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Jul 22
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Predictor-Guided Controlled Generation

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Presented by Kevin Yang (UC Berkeley)

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Jul 16
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Probabilistic Reasoning about Plants, Animals, Objects, and People: a Story of Romance and Disappointment.

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Presented by David Poole, Professor, UBC Vancouver, B.C.

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Jul 9
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Spatial AI and Its Applications

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Presented by Yao-Yi Chiang, USC

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Jul 1
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Advances in Text Generation and the Perils of its Automatic Evaluation

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Presented by Kalpesh Krishna (U Mass, Amherst)

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Jun 25
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Interactive Data Visualization: A Petri Dish for Intelligence Augmentation

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Presented by Arvind Satyanarayan (MIT)

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Jun 18
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Network Heterogeneity on Graph Neural Networks

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Presented by Philip S. Yu (University of Illinois-Chicago)

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Jun 17
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Prefix-Tuning: Optimizing Continuous Prompts for Generation

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Presented by Xiang Lisa Li (Stanford University)

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Jun 11
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Supporting Cultural AI with Knowledge Graphs

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Presented by Albert Merono Penuela, King's College London

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Jun 4
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

1.) “Humans are not Robots: Rules of Thumb, AI, and the Pervasiveness of Polarization” by Keith Burghardt (USC/ISI) / 2.) “The Benefits of Hybridization: From Forecasting to Cultural Modeling” Fred Morstatter (USC/ISI)

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Presented by Keith Burghardt and Fred Morstatter (USC/ISI)

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May 21
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Weaving Together Machine Learning, Theoretical Physics, and Neuroscience

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Presented by Surya Ganguli (Stanford University)

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May 14
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Physics-Guided AI for Learning Spatiotemporal Dynamics

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Presented by Rose Yu, UC San Diego

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May 7
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

FastMap and Its Applications

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Presented by Satish Kumar Thittamaranahalli (USC/ISI)

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May 6
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Interactively Teaching Machines with Natural Languages

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Presented by Zhou Yu (Columbia University)

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Apr 30
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Learning to Reason with Text and Tables

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Presented by William Wang, UC Santa Barbara

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Apr 23
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

AI Seminar – Building Trustworthy AI: Measure and Mitigate Algorithmic Biases

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Presented by Yunfeng Zhang, PhD - Research Staff Member in IBM Research AI

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Apr 16
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Do Blind AI Navigation Agents Build Maps?

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Presented by Dhruv Batra, Georgia Tech

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Apr 15
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Universal Linguistic Inductive Biases Via Meta-Learning

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Presented by R. Thomas Mc Coy

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Apr 9
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

The Hierarchy of Knowledge in Machine Learning and Related Fields and Its Consequences

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Presented by Timnit Gebru

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Apr 2
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Inducing Complex Event Patterns from Natural Language

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Presented by Maria Chang (IBM)

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Mar 26
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

State Of The Art And Challenges Of Automated Rumour Verification In Social Media Conversations

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Presented by Elena Kochkina (Queen Mary University of London/Alan Turing Institute)

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Mar 19
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Fair Learning with Private Demographic Data

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Presented by Mesrob Ohannessian, University of Illinois Chicago

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Mar 18
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Leave No Question Behind!: Broadening the Scope of Machine Comprehension

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Presented by Daniel Khashabi (AI2)

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Mar 18
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Networks and Behavior: Modeling Human and Machine Dynamics in the Hyperconnected World

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Presented by Goran Muric (USC/ISI) Computer Scientist Candidate

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Mar 12
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Technological Disruption and the Backfire Objection to Predictive Policing

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Presented by Ryan Jenkins (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo)

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Mar 5
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

MAchine-Driven MANipulation (MADMAN)

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Presented by Dr. Rand Waltzman

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Mar 4
ISI Natural Language Seminar

LIGHT: Training Agents That Can Act and Speak With Other Models and Humans In A Rich Text Adventure Game World

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Presented by Jason Weston (FAIR/NYU)

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Mar 4
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Who Needs Training Data: Towards Generalizable, Zero-shot Commonsense Services with Consolidated Knowledge

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Presented by Filip Ilievski, PhD USC / ISI

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Feb 26
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Hashtag Heroes vs. Disinfo Dystopia: The left, the right, and the truth about social media activism

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Presented by Deen Freelon (UNC)

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Feb 25
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Insights from Re-evaluating NLP Systems

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Presented by Robin Jia (USC CS/FAIR)

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Feb 19
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Fake News, Fake Accounts, Real Consequences – detecting malicious social media fraud

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Presented by Jen Golbeck, Professor, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

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Feb 12
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Hardware for Artificial Intelligence

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Presented by Ajey Jacob (USC/ISI-Arlington)

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Feb 5
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Structure & Dynamics of Faculty Hiring Networks

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Presented by Daniel Larremore (Univ of Colorado)

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Feb 4
ISI Natural Language Seminar

From Human Language to Agent Action

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Presented by Jesse Thomason (USC CS/Amazon Alexa)

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Jan 29
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Learning to Continually Learn

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Presented by Jeff Clune, Assoc. Professor Univ of British Columbia & Research Manager at OpenAI

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Jan 28
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Computational Models of Language Change from Diachronic Text

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Presented by Sandeep Soni (Georgia Tech)

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Jan 22
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Explainable Machine Learning: Past, Present, and Future

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Presented by Dr. Michael Pazzani, University of California, San Diego

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Jan 21
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Historical Applications of NLP

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Presented by Christopher Chu (DiDi)

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Jan 15
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Are People Still Smarter than Machines?

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Presented by Jay McClelland, Stanford University

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Jan 14
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Visual Recognition beyond Appearances, and its Robotic Applications

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Presented by Yezhou Yang (ASU)

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Jan 8
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Improving Negotiation Training Systems Through Automated Personalized Feedback

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Presented by Emmanuel Johnson, USC/ICT

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