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Past Events

The ISP AI Forum is a series of talks by Pitt faculty, students, and visitors on current research in AI.  These are the past talks for the AI Forum.  Return to Upcoming Events.

Past Events

Date Title Speaker Title Organization
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Modeling the lifespan of discourse entities with application to coreference resolution Marie-Catherine de Marneffe Assistant Professor Department of Linguistics, The Ohio State University
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Recommendation, Evaluation, and Categorization in Yahoo Aviate Mahdi Pakdaman ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Doing More with Less: Student Modeling and Performance Prediction with Reduced Content Models Yun Huang ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Discovery-based Goal Recognition in Interactive Narratives Alok Baikadi Post-Doc Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm +/-EffectWordNet: Sense-level Lexicon Acquisition for Opinion Inference Yoonjung Choi Graduate Student Department of Computer Science
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Diffbot: Building a Database of the Web Daniel Steinberg ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Automatic Scoring of an Analytical Response-To-Text Assessment Zahra Rahimi ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Exploring Problem Solving Paths in a Java Programming Course Roya Hosseini ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 3:00pm - 6:30pm ISP Picnic Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm A Comparison of MT Errors and ESL Errors Homa Baradaran Hashemi ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Predicting Students' Performance in Parametrized Questions Shaghayegh Sahebi ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Twitterhealth: Mining Public Health Information from Social Media Henry Kautz Professor and Chair Department of Computer Science and Institute for Data Science
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Supporting Review of Clinical Records Using Natural Language Processing with Expert Feedback Gaurav Trivedi ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Information Extraction from Public Health Statutes Jaromir Savelka ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm A Survey on English Text Simplification Fattaneh Jabbari ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Selective Model Averaging with Bayesian Rule Learning for Predictive Biomedicine Jeya Balaji Balasubramanian ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Human Data Interaction Saman Amirpour Amraii ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm General Features in Knowledge Tracing to Model Multiple Subskills, Temporal Item Response Theory, and Expert Knowledge Yun Huang ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Latent Variable Models for Viewpoint Discovery in Online Discussions Minghui Qiui Visiting PhD Student Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Directed Discussion for ISP Students and Faculty Diane Litman Director Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Simulated Student as a Methodology to Advance Theories of Learning Noboru Matsuda Systems Scientist Human Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Sentiment Propagation via Implicature Constraints of goodFor/badFor Events Lingjia Deng ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Different Levels of Automation for Human Influence of Robot Swarms Phillip Walker ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm An Optimization-based Framework to Learn Conditional Random Fields for Multi-label Classification Mahdi Pakdaman Naeini ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm The Psychology of Medical Diagnosis from Previous Personal Experiences and Beliefs Benjamin Rottman Assistant Professor Department of Psychology and LRDC
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm The Signal Processing Approach to Biomarkers: Dynamical Biomarkers and Recent Advances in Swallowing, Gait, Handwriting and Preference Detection Research Ervin Sejdic Assistant Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Abstract Representations of Plot Structure Micha Elsner Assistant Professor Ohio State University, Department of Linguistics
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Content-Based Cross-Domain Recommendations Using Segmented Models Shaghayegh (Sherry) Sahebi ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Turn-Taking Behavior in a Human Tutoring Corpus Zahra Rahimi ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Learning to Classify from Multiple Annotators Quang Nguyen CS Graduate Student Department of Computer Science
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Using Event Progression to Enhance Purposive Argumentation in the Value Judgment Formalism Matthias Grabmair ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm ISP Welcome Picnic 2013 Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Bigbirds Never Die: Understanding Social Dynamics of Emergent Hashtags Yu-Ru Lin Assistant Professor School of Information Sciences
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm KnowledgeZoom for Java: A Concept-Based Exam Study Tool with a Zoomable Open Student Model Roya Hosseini ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm A Spectral Learning Approach to Knowledge Tracing Mohammad Falakmasir ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Non-parametric Graph-based Methods For Large Scale Problems Saeed Amizadeh ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Who are my users and how I can help them? The quest of user-adaptive interaction, applied to Information Visualization Cristina Conati Associate Professor University of British Columbia
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 1:00pm Exploring Automatic Essay Assessment for Analytic Response to Text Essays Zahra Rahimi ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:30pm JavaParser: A Fine-grained Java Problem Indexing Tool and its Application Roya Hosseini ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 12:30pm Behavioral Signal Processing: Possibilities and Opportunities for Informatics Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan Professor of Computer Science, Linguistics & Psychology, and Electrical Engineering University of Southern California
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 1:00pm Unsupervised Question Difficulty Modeling based on IRT, AFM and KT Models Yun Huang ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 12:30pm Real-Time, Non-Invasive Heart Rate Monitoring via Camera Based Mobile Games Teng Han ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 1:00pm Mining the Human Protein-Protein Interaction Network to Identify Impactful Interactions: An Algorithmic and Crowdsourcing Approach Naoki Orii CMU Graduate Student Carnegie Mellon University, Language Technologies Institute
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 12:30pm Wikipedia Classroom Experience: Bidirectional Benefits of Students' Engagement in Online Production Communities Rosta Farzan Assistant Professor School of Information Science
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 1:00pm Explaining Differences Across a Pair of Datasets Yuriy Sverchkov ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 12:30pm Modeling Clinical Time-Series Using Gaussian Process Sequences Zitao Liu CS Graduate student Department of Computer Science
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 12:30pm Directed Discussion for ISP Students and Faculty Janyce Wiebe Director Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, January 25, 2013 - 12:30pm Modeling ESL Word Choice Similarities By Representing Word Intensions and Extensions Huichao Xue CS Graduate student Department of Computer Science
Friday, January 11, 2013 - 12:30pm Automatic annotation for medical reports. A use case of Colonoscopy reports Phuong Pham CS Graduate student Department of Computer Science
Friday, November 30, 2012 - 12:30pm Some Puzzles About Brain-Computer Interface Mazviita Chirimuuta Assistant Professor Department of History & Philosophy of Science
Friday, November 16, 2012 - 12:30pm Network Label Propagation Yields Reproducible Biomarker SNPs in Alzheimer's GWAS Data Matthew Stokes ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 1:00pm Evaluating Word-Based Text Analytics for Understanding Student Peer Review Performance Wenting Xiong CS Graduate student Department of Computer Science
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 12:30pm Towards Effective Feedback for All: Learner Differences in Hint Processing Ilya Goldin Postdoctoral Fellow Carnegie Mellon University, Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Friday, October 26, 2012 - 12:30pm Feature-Rich Latent Variable Models for Statistical Machine Translation Chris Dyer Assistant Professor Carnegie Mellon University
Friday, October 12, 2012 - 12:30pm Cancer Genomics: A New Frontier of Scientific Computing Xinghua Lu Associate Professor Department of Biomedical Informatics
Friday, September 28, 2012 - 1:00pm Utilizing Semantic Composition in Distributional Semantic Models for Word Sense Discrimination and Word Sense Disambiguation Cem Akkaya ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 28, 2012 - 12:30pm Neglect Benevolence in Human Control of Swarms in the Presence of Latency Phillip Walker ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 4:00pm ISP Picnic Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 12:30pm Variational Dual-Tree Framework for Large-Scale Transition Matrix Approximation Saeed Amizadeh ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 13, 2012 - 12:00pm Expressive Generation for Interactive Stories Marilyn Walker Professor Department of Computer Science, University of California Santa Cruz
Friday, March 23, 2012 - 12:50pm Survey on Event Factuality Lingjia Deng ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 23, 2012 - 12:25pm Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Electronic Discovery Daniel Steinberg ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 23, 2012 - 12:00pm An Evaluation of Bayesian Case Detection System Ye Ye ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 16, 2012 - 12:50pm An Investigation of Non-Parametric Methods for Calibrating the Output Binary Classifiers Mahdi Pakdaman Naeini ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 16, 2012 - 12:25pm Finding New Domain Terms using Dynamic Term Association Network Homa Baradaran Hashemi ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 16, 2012 - 12:00pm Exploring Design Pattern Language in Mobile Social Sharing applications and User Study Lanfei Shi ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 2, 2012 - 12:40pm Large-scale Social Simulations for Public Health: Challenges and Opportunities John Grefenstette Director of Public Health Dynamics Laboratory AND Professor Graduate School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics
Friday, March 2, 2012 - 12:25pm Genetic Variations Associated With Age of Onset of Alzheimer's Disease An-Kwok (Ian) Wong ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 2, 2012 - 12:00pm The Impact of Social Performance Visualization on Students Mohammad Hassan Falakmasir ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, February 17, 2012 - 12:00pm Directed Discussion for ISP Students and Faculty Janyce Wiebe Director Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, February 3, 2012 - 12:30pm Toward Extracting Information from Public Health Statutes using Text Classification and Machine Learning Matthias Grabmair ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, February 3, 2012 - 12:00pm Factorized Diffusion Map Approximation Saeed Amizadeh ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, January 20, 2012 - 12:20pm Flickr Distance Lei Wu Post Doctoral Research Associate Department of Computer Science
Friday, January 6, 2012 - 12:30pm Bandwidth Maintenance in Multi-Robot Systems Saman Amirpour Amraii ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, January 6, 2012 - 12:00pm A Multivariate Probabilistic Method for Comparing Datasets Yuriy Sverchkov ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 12:30pm Improving the Impact of Subjectivity Word Sense Disambiguation on Contextual Opinion Analysis Cem Akkaya ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 12:00pm A Study of Cross-Domain Recommendations as a Solution to the Cold-Start Problem Shaghayegh (Sherry) Sahebi ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, November 18, 2011 - 12:30pm Can We Eliminate Knowledge Engineering for Bayesian Networks Altogether? Marek Druzdzel AND Parot Ratnapinda Associate Professor AND SIS Graduate Student (respectively) School of Information Sciences
Friday, November 18, 2011 - 12:00pm Walk the Talk: Analyzing the Relation Between Implicit and Explicit Feedback for Preference Elicitation Denis Parra SIS Graduate Student School of Information Sciences
Friday, November 4, 2011 - 12:00pm An Efficient Framework for Constructing Generalized Locally-Induced Text Metrics Milos Hauskrecht Associate Professor Department of Computer Science
Friday, October 21, 2011 - 12:00pm Data Analysis for an ITS for Teaching Beginning C++ Reva Freedman Visiting Scholar Learning Research and Development Center
Friday, October 7, 2011 - 12:00pm Online Multi-Class Classification with Bandit Feedback Hamed Valizadegan Post Doctoral Research Associate Department of Computer Science
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 12:30pm Patient-Specific Modeling Shyam Visweswaran Assistant Professor Department of Biomedical Informatics
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 12:00pm Learning Classification With Auxiliary Probabilistic Information Quang Nguyen CS Graduate Student Department of Computer Science
Friday, September 16, 2011 - 4:00pm ISP Picnic Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 9, 2011 - 12:30pm Some Experiments in Neural Tractography Saman Amirpour Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 9, 2011 - 12:00pm Using Environmental Features to Improve Autonomous Exploration in Time-Sensitive Scenarios Phillip Walker Intelligent Systems Program
Monday, August 29, 2011 - 1:00pm Using Natural Language as Knowledge Representation in an Intelligent Tutoring System Sung-Young Jung ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 22, 2011 - 12:00pm Pathways to Deeper Human-Computer Symbioses Eric Horvitz Distinguished Scientist Microsoft Research
Friday, April 1, 2011 - 12:00pm Eye-tracking in Problem Solving: Interaction, User Modeling and Strategy Inference Roman Bednarik Visiting Scholar School of Information Science, University of Pittsburgh
Friday, March 25, 2011 - 12:00pm Rimac: A Natural-language Tutoring System that Engages Students in Deep Reasoning Dialogues about Physics Sandra Katz Research Associate Learning Research and Development Center
Friday, March 4, 2011 - 12:00pm SimStudent: An Intelligent Pedagogical Agent That Helps Student Learn By Teaching Noboru Matsuda Systems Scientist Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Friday, February 18, 2011 - 12:30pm The Diagnosticity of Argument Diagrams Collin Lynch ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, February 18, 2011 - 12:00pm Automatically Predicting Peer-Review Helpfulness Wenting Xiong CS Graduate Student Department of Computer Science
Friday, February 4, 2011 - 12:00pm Directed Discussion for ISP Students and Faculty Diane Litman Director Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, January 28, 2011 - 12:00pm Argumentation with Value Judgments - An Example in Hypothetical Reasoning Matthias Grabmair ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 12:30pm Metacognition and Learning in Spoken Dialogue Computer Tutoring Diane Litman Professor and Director Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 12:00pm Spatial Cluster Detection Using Dynamic Programming Yuriy Sverchkov ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, December 3, 2010 - 12:00pm Automatic Generation of Intelligent Tutoring Capabilities using Student Data John Stamper Systems Scientist Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Friday, November 19, 2010 - 12:30pm Mass Assessment of Protein Structure Models Eric Williams ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program

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