Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Spring 2018, Fridays
Talks - 12:00-1:00 p.m. in G01
Discussion & Refreshments - 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Gates 122

http://www.cs.cornell.edu/courses/CS7790/2018sp/

 

The AI seminar will meet weekly for lectures by graduate students, faculty, and researchers emphasizing work-in-progress and recent results in AI research. The talks will run between 12:00 and 1:00, with a discussion and lunch in gates 122 following at 1:00 p.m. The new format is designed to allow AI chit-chat after the talks. Also, we're trying to make some of the presentations less formal so that students and faculty will feel comfortable using the seminar to give presentations about work in progress or practice talks for conferences.

If you or others would like to be deleted or added from this announcement, please contact Vanessa Maley at vsm34@cornell.edu.

 

January 26th, 2018

Speaker: Yisong Yue, California Institute of Technology

Host: Thorsten Joachims, Cornell University

Title: New Frontiers in Imitation Learning

Abstract: Imitation learning is a branch of machine learning that pertains to learning to make (a sequence of) decisions given demonstrations and/or feedback. Canonical settings include self-driving cars and playing games. When scaling up to complex state/action spaces, one major challenge is how best to incorporate structure into the learning process.  For instance, the complexity of unstructured imitation learning can scale very poorly w.r.t. the naive size of the state/action space.

In this talk, I will describe recent and ongoing work in developing principled structured imitation learning approaches that can exploit interdependencies in the state/action space, and achieve orders-of-magnitude improvements in learning rate or accuracy, or both.  These approaches are showcased on a wide range of (often commercially deployed) applications, including modeling professional sports, laboratory animals, speech animation, and expensive computational oracles.

Biography: Yisong Yue is an assistant professor in the Computing and Mathematical Sciences Department at the California Institute of Technology.  He was previously a research scientist at Disney Research. Before that, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University. He received a Ph.D. from Cornell University and a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Yisong's research interests lie primarily in the theory and application of statistical machine learning. His research is largely centered around developing learning approaches that can characterize structured and adaptive decision-making settings. In the past, his research has been applied to information retrieval, recommender systems, text classification, learning from rich user interfaces, analyzing implicit human feedback, data-driven animation, behavior analysis, sports analytics, policy learning in robotics, and adaptive planning & allocation problems.

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February 2nd, 2018

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February 9th, 2018

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February 16th, 2018

Speaker: Adam Klivans

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February 23rd, 2018

Speaker: Olga Russakovsky

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March 2nd, 2018

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March 9th, 2018

Speaker: Byron Boots

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March 30th, 2018

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April 6th, 2018

SPRING BREAK- NO SEMINAR

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April 13th, 2018

ACSU Faculty Luncheon - NO SEMINAR

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April 20th, 2018

Speaker: Molly Feldman, Cornell University

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April 27th, 2018

Speaker: Ali Farhadi

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May 4th, 2018

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See also the AI graduate study brochure.

Please contact any of the faculty below if you'd like to give a talk this semester. We especially encourage graduate students to sign up!

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