2018 Open AIR: Industry Open House
Friday, October 12, 2018, 9:00AM – 5:30PM
Boston University Photonics Center, Colloquium Room
8 St. Mary’s Street, 9th floor
Boston, MA 02215
Open AIR is an industry open house hosted by the Boston University AI Research Initiative and the Hariri Institute for Computing that aims to bring together AI researchers at BU with industry groups interested in AI research. The day will include research presentations, posters and demos by AIR faculty, affiliates, and their lab members, as well as invited talks by industry research labs and networking plus breakfast and lunch. The main goals of Open AIR are to showcase AI research at Boston University, increase interaction between the AIR community and industry labs, and potentially lead to future collaborations and/or internship opportunities.
Kate Saenko (Associate Professor of Computer Science, Director of the Computer Vision and Learning Group), Stan Sclaroff (Professor of Computer Science, Interim Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences).
Registration closed on October 11th at 9:00am. If you have not yet registered for the event, you are still welcome to attend, however, seating is limited.
Dietary restrictions may not be accommodated after Friday, October 5th. If you have been asked to present a poster at OpenAir Day, you should bring printed posters that do not exceed the size of the foam posters at the event. Posters should be 30 inches (width) by 40 inches (height).
Friday, October 12
|9:00 am – 9:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:30 am – 9:40 am||Welcome|
|9:40 am – 10:00 am||“Adaptable and Explainable AI”
Kate Saenko, Associate Professor, Boston University
|10:00 am – 10:20 am||“Bilingual lexicon induction using related languages and images”
Derry Wijaya, Assistant Professor, Boston University
|10:20 am – 10:40 am||
“Learning to Embed while Learning to Rank”
Stan Sclaroff, Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences & Professor, Boston University
|10:40 am – 11:00 am||Break|
|11:00 am – 11:20 am||“Overview of Recent Research on Machine Learning”
Brian Kulis, Assistant Professor, Boston University
|11:30 am – 12:00 pm||Panel Discussion: Kate Saenko, Derry Wijaya, Stan Sclaroff, Brian Kulis, Francesco Orabona|
|12:00 pm – 1:00 pm||Lunch|
|1:00 pm – 1:20 pm||“Performance isn’t Enough: Privacy and Fairness in Machine Learning”
Adam Smith, Professor, Boston University
|1:20 pm – 1:40 pm||“Building Alexa”
Shiv Vitaladevuni, Senior Machine Learning Manager in Alexa Speech, Amazon
|1:40 pm – 2:40 pm||Short Talks
|2:40 pm – 3:40 pm||Refreshments & Poster Presentations
|3:40 pm – 4:00 pm||“Comprehensive Human State Modeling for Human Computer Interaction and Social Media Analytics”
Ajay Divakaran, Technical Director, SRI International
|4:00 pm – 4:20 pm||“Parameter-free Machine Learning”
Francesco Orabona, Assistant Professor, Boston University
|4:20 pm – 4:40 pm||“Question Answering R&D at Microsoft”
T.J. Hazen, Principal Research Manager, Microsoft
|4:40 pm – 5:00 pm||“Large Margin Deep Networks for Classification”
Dilip Krishnan, Senior Research Scientist, Google
|5:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Panel: Ajay Divakaran, Shiv Vitaladevuni, T.J. Hazen, Dilip Krishnan|
Complimentary parking is available for those who will be driving. Please contact Katherine D’Angelo at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include your first and last name and what days you will be needing parking. The deadline to request a parking pass is Wednesday, October 10 at 3:00pm.
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For more information about the AI Research initiative, visit the AIR website.