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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, 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
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

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