APPM Department Colloquium - Matthew Peters

April 30, 2021

Matthew Peters, Senior Research Scientist, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence A guided tour of contextual word representations for language understanding The last 3-4 years have seen a tremendous increase in the abilities of natural language understanding systems to perform tasks such as text generation, question answering, and information extraction. These...

APPM Department Colloquium - Abdelrahman Mohamed

April 26, 2021

Abdelrahman Mohamed, Research Scientist, Facebook AI Research Recent advances in speech representation learning Self-supervised representation learning methods recently achieved great successes in NLP and computer vision domains, reaching new performance levels while reducing required labels for many downstream scenarios. Speech representation learning is experiencing similar progress, with work primarily focused...

APPM Department Colloquium - Pieter Abbeel

April 23, 2021

Pieter Abbeel; Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; University of California, Berkeley Unsupervised Reinforcement Learning Deep reinforcement learning (Deep RL) has seen many successes, including learning to play Atari games, the classical game of Go, robotic locomotion and manipulation. However, past successes are ultimately in fairly narrow problem domains...

APPM Department Colloquium - Mihaela van der Schaar

April 16, 2021

Mihaela van der Schaar, John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine, University of Cambridge; Turing Fellow, The Alan Turing Institute in London; Chancellor’s Professor, UCLA Why medicine is creating exciting new frontiers for machine learning Medicine stands apart from other areas where machine learning can be...

APPM Department Colloquium - Abdelrahman Mohamed

April 16, 2021

Abdelrahman Mohamed, Research Scientist, Facebook AI Research Recent advances in speech representation learning Self-supervised representation learning methods recently achieved great successes in NLP and computer vision domains, reaching new performance levels while reducing required labels for many downstream scenarios. Speech representation learning is experiencing similar progress, with work primarily focused...

APPM Department Colloquium - Oriol Vinyals

April 14, 2021

Oriol Vinyals, Research Scientist, Google DeepMind AlphaStar: Grandmaster level in StarCraft II using multi-agent reinforcement learning Games have been used for decades as an important way to test and evaluate the performance of artificial intelligence systems. As capabilities have increased, the research community has sought games with increasing complexity that...

APPM Department Colloquium - Yanping Huang

April 9, 2021

Yanping Huang, Staff Software Engineer, Google Brain GShard: Scaling Giant Models with Conditional Computation and Automatic Sharding Neural network scaling has been critical for improving the model quality in many real-world machine learning applications with vast amounts of training data and computation. Although this trend of scaling is affirmed to...

APPM Department Colloquium - Fausto Milletari

April 7, 2021

Fausto Milletari, Lead of Applied AI, Johnson and Johnson Volumetric medical image processing with deep learning One of the fundamental capabilities of deep learning is its ability of accomplishing a multitude of tasks by learning features directly from raw data instead of relying on a fixed set of features purposefully...

APPM Department Colloquium - Andrey Zhmoginov

April 2, 2021

Andrey Zhmoginov, Research Software Engineer, Google AI Image understanding and image-to-image translation through the lens of information loss The computation performed by a deep neural network is typically composed of multiple processing stages during which the information contained in the model input gradually “dissipates” as different areas of the input...

APPM Department Colloquium - Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell

April 2, 2021

Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University Ultrasound Image Formation in the Deep Learning Age The success of diagnostic and interventional medical procedures is deeply rooted in the ability of modern imaging systems to deliver clear and interpretable...

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