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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, December 7, 2018 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Automated Machine-learning Based Differential Diagnosis of Heart Diseases from Emergency Department Visits Diyang Xue PhD student ISP
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Semantic Pleonasm Detection Omid Kashefi PhD student ISP
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Transfer learning for Bayesian case detection systems Ye Ye PhD student TBA
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Identifying Incidental Findings from Radiology Reports of Trauma Patients: An Evaluation of Automated Feature Representation Methods Gaurav Trivedi PhD student ISP
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Combining Attention-Based Approach and Textual Contexts for Event Sequence Prediction Mengdi Wang PhD student ISP
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Using neural networks to inform causal structure when inputs cause outputs Jonathan Young PhD student ISP
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 8:00am - 10:00am Dissertation Defense: Transfer learning for Bayesian case detection systems Ye Ye graduate student ISP
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm AI Meets Cytology Dr. Keith Callenberg and Adit Sanghvi Director of Machine Learning at UPMC Enterprises. UPMC Enterprises
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Deep Learning for Computational Drug Discovery David Koes Assistant Professor School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Instance-Specific Bayesian Network Structure Learning Fattaneh Jabbari PhD student ISP
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Dialogue State Tracking for Conversational Image Editing. Zahra Rahimi PhD student ISP
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Chat and chunk phases in conversation, and what they tell us about how to talk. Emer Gilmartin Trinity College Dublin
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm ISP Picnic
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Accounting for noise in the microfoundations of information aggregation Dr. Sera Linardi Associate Professor Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm ISP PhD Defence - Program Construction Examples in Computer Science Education: From Static Text to Adaptive and Engaging Learning Technology Roya Hosseini PhD student ISP
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm MultiVariate Phenotype Association Test on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease using Image features Javad Rahimikollu graduate student ISP
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Evaluating the impacts of gamification in using recommender system Saba Dadsetan graduate student ISP
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Detecting Agent Mentions in U.S. Court Decisions Jaromir Savelka graduate student ISP
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Patient-Specific Explanations for Predictions of Clinical Outcomes Mohammadamin Tajgardoon graduate student ISP
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Transparency and Explanation in Deep Reinforcement Learning Neural Networks Prof. Michael Lewis Professor of Information Sciences and Intelligent Systems, University of Pittsburgh ISP
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Enabling translational medicine using Bayesian Rule Learning with informative structure priors Jeya Balasubramanian graduate student ISP
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:00am - Friday, March 16, 2018 - 6:00pm ISP 30 years celebration ISP
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Automated Face Analysis and Synthesis for Affective Computing Prof. Jeffrey Cohn Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Leveraging Human Knowledge for Better Statistical Generalization Yulia Tsvetkov Assistant Professor CMU
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Pathway-Level Information ExtractoR (PLIER): a generative model for gene expression data Maria Chikina Assistant Professor Department of Computational and Systems Biology, University of Pittsburgh
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Annual ISP assessment ISP
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm ISP Celebration ISP
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Concept-Enhanced Representation Learning for Linking Heterogeneous Educational Resources Khushboo Thaker graduate student ISP
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm ISP Phd Defense - Human-Data Interaction in Large and High-Dimensional Data Saman Amirpour Amraii Graduate student ISP
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Utilizing Vector Space Models for Identifying Legal Factors from Text Mohammad Falakmasir graduate student ISP
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Detecting and Separating Overlapping Digits Daniel Steinberg graduate student ISP
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Grace Hopper Conference Review Zahra Rahimi and Khushboo Thaker graduate students ISP
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Causal Discovery with Arbitrary Mixtures of Observational and Experimental Data Andrews Bryan graduate student ISP
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Towards Interactive NLP in clinical environments Gaurav Trivedi Graduate student ISP
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Stereotype Modeling for Problem-Solving Performance Predictions in MOOCs and Traditional Courses Roya Hosseini graduate student ISP
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Learning analytics in Higher Education in Japan Dr. Hiroaki Ogata, Dr. Brendan Flanagan Professor Kyoto University
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Computational breast imaging analysis for clinical applications Dr. Shandong Wu Assistant Professor ISP
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Computational Network Intelligence Dr. Tsai-Ching Lu Senior Research Scientist HRL Laboratories, LLC
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm ISP Picnic ISP
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm TBA Dr. Paul Cohen Founding Dean of the School of Computing and Information ISP
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm You’re out! An analysis of re-sampling strategies for risk assessment using the Cox proportional hazards model Giacomo Nebbia ISP
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Detecting and Characterizing Influential Users in Facebook Groups Khushboo Thaker ISP
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Predicting and boosting memory retention Michael Mozer Department of Computer Science ​and Institute of Cognitive Science​ ISP
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm CS Day 2017 ISP
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm A novel representation of vaccine efficacy trial datasets for use in computer simulation of vaccination policy Mohammadamin Tajgardoon ISP
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Sentence Boundary Detection in Decisions of the US Courts Jaromir Savelka ISP
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Online Article Ranking as a Constrained, Dynamic, Multi-Objective Optimization Problem Jeya Balasubramanian ISP
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Discovery of Causal Models that Contain Latent Variables through Bayesian Scoring of Independence Constraints Fattaneh Jabbari ISP
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm ISP Assessment Meeting faculty and students only ISP
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Heart Failure Readmission Risk Assessment Using Electronic Health Records from 15,703 Hospital Visits Diyang Xue ISP
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Designing an Interactive Tool for Natural Language Processing on Clinical Text Gaurav Trivedi ISP
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm ISP Celebration ISP
Friday, January 6, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Generative Method to Discover Genetically Driven Image Biomarkers Kayhan Batmanghelich ISP
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Towards reliable and useful student modeling for real-world adaptive tutoring systems Yun Huang Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Obtaining accurate probabilities using an Ensemble of Linear Trend Estimation Mahdi Pakdaman Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Automatically Extracting Topical Components for a Response-to-Text Writing Assessment Zahra Rahimi Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm An Evaluation of Parser Robustness for Ungrammatical Sentences Huma Hashemi Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm A study of the transferability of influenza case detection systems between two large healthcare systems Ye Ye Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Operator Recognition and Prediction of Emergent Swarm Behaviors Philip Walker Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Modeling Human Communication Dynamics Dr. Louis-Philippe Morency Assistant Professor, LTI, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Entity/Event-level Sentiment Detection and Inference Lingjia Deng Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 3:00pm - 6:30pm ISP Picnic Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Narrowing the gap in AI & Legal Argumentation: Case Outcome Prediction and Semantic Analysis of Court Opinions Matthias Grabmair Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Unsupervised Deep Learning Reveals Prognostically Relevant Subtypes of Glioblastoma Jon Young ISP graduate student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 12:50pm - 1:10pm Unsupervised morphology disambiguation using cross-lingual information Omid Kashefi ISP graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 12:30pm - 12:50pm A Bayesian Scoring of Additive Noise Models for Distinguishing Between Cause and Effect Bryan Andrews ISP graduate student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Extracting Case Law Sentences for Interpretation of Terms from Statutory Law Jaromir Savelka ISP graduate student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Mastery-Oriented Shared Student/System Control Over Problem Selection in a Linear Equation Tutor Yanjin Long Research Associate learning research and development center
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Link Prediction via Multi-Hashing Framework Mengdi Wang ISP graduate student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Towards Human-like Understanding of Visual Content Adriana Kovashka Assistant Professor Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm ISP Assessment Meeting
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Animated Examples as Practice Content in a Java Programming Course Roya Hosseini ISP graduate student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Supporting English Language Learners with an Adaptive Mobile Application Carrie Demmans Epp postdoctoral research associate Learning Research & Development Center (LRDC)
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Toward Machine-assisted Construction of Arguments in Online User Comments Joonsuk Park (Jon Park) PhD candidate Department of Computer Science. Cornell University
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm From Raw Text to Machine-Readable and Human-Interpretable Information Bishan Yang postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science , Carnegie Mellon University
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Designing adaptive user technologies through automating collaborative experimentation: Coordinating practitioners and researchers in HCI, psychology, education, and statistical machine learning Joseph Jay Williams Research Fellow at Harvard VPAL Research Harvard VPAL Research
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Parse Tree Fragmentation of Ungrammatical Sentences Huma Hashemi ISP graduate student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Applying an Interactive Machine Learning Approach to Statutory Analysis Jaromir Savelka ISP graduate student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Unifying Logical and Statistical AI Pedro Domingos Professor Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm ISP Celebration Day
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm AN ANALYTICS BASED ARCHITECTURE AND METHODOLOGY FOR COLLABORATIVE TIMETABLING IN HIGHER EDUCATION Carlos Sanchez Director of Decision Support and Information Technology School of information Science, University of Pittsburgh
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm The Impact of Visual Aesthetics on the Utility, Affordance, and Readability of Network Graphs Patrick Dudas iSchool graduate student School of Information Science, University of Pittsburgh
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Incorporating Coherence of Topics as a Criterion in Automatic Response-to-Text Assessment of the Organization of Writing Zahra Rahimi ISP graduate student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Joint Prediction for Entity/Event-Level Sentiment Analysis using Probabilistic Soft Logic Models Lingjia Deng ISP graduate student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Link Prediction based on Multi-hashing Method Mengdi Wang ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Time Series Analysis for Predicting the Effect of Operator Input on Robot Swarms Philip Walker ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Influenza detection from emergency department reports using natural language processing and Bayesian network classifiers Ye Ye ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Generating Purposive Legal Arguments for Trade Secret Law Cases Matthias Grabmair ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Directed Discussion for ISP Students and Faculty Janyce Wiebe Director Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Spectral Bayesian Knowledge Tracing Mohammad Falakmasir ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Is Emulating the Helpful Co-constructed Dialogue Relations of Human Tutoring Effective? Sandra Katz Research Associate Learning Research and Development Center
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Implicature in Opinion Analysis Janyce Wiebe Professor Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm TBA
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Transfer of Predictive Models for Classification of Statutory Texts in Multi-jurisdictional Settings Jaromir Savelka ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Obtaining Well Calibrated Probabilities Using Bayesian Binning Mahdi Pakdaman ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Grace Hopper Conference Review Grace Hopper Attendees Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Use of big data in personalized education (Joint ISP/iSchool talk) Zachary Pardos Assistant Professor UC Berkeley School of Information
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

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