Category: Archived Events

Pruned Neural Networks Are Surprisingly Modular

BU Security Group Speaker: Shlomi Hod, PhD Student, Computer Science, Boston University When: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Time: 11:00am-12:00pm ZOOM Info: Abstract: The learned weights of a neural network are often considered devoid of scrutable internal structure. To discern structure in these weights, we introduce a measurable notion of modularity for multi-layer perceptrons (MLPs), and investigate the […]

Blurring Structure and Learning for Adaptive Local Recognition

AIR Distinguished Speaker Series Speaker: Evan Shelhamer, Research Scientist at Adobe, Visiting Researcher at MIT When: Monday, April 6, 2020 Time: 11:00am-12:30pm ZOOM Info: Meeting ID: 815 792 639  Password: 457178 Abstract: The visual world is vast and varied, but there is nevertheless ubiquitous structure. In this talk, I will focus on incorporating locality and scale structure into […]

Honda Research Initiative Research Incubation Info Session

Come meet the Honda Research Initiative leaders to learn about their special track and discuss your research proposal ideas. This event is for BU Faculty only. When: Thursday, March 12th 9am – 10:30am Where: Hariri Institute’s Seminar Room 111 Cummington Mall, MCS 157, Boston, MA 02215 ABOUT HRI​ The Honda Research Institute is an advanced […]

Eric Kolaczyk Only the Third BU Faculty to be Awarded the “Mosteller Statistician of the Year”

On Moving ‘Practice’ to the Center of Statistics (Mosteller Award Talk) Speaker: Eric Kolaczyk, Director, Hariri Institute for Computing When: Monday, February 10, 2020 at 6:00pm (Social: 6:00pm, Dinner: 6:30pm, Presentation: 7:15pm)  Where: The Hillel House Castle Room (top floor), 213 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215 EVENT REGISTRATION Please join us in congratulating Eric Kolaczyk, Director […]

Emotional Accommodation: Women and the Give-and-Take of Emotions in the Workplace

Wed@Hariri: Meet Our Fellows Series Speaker: Sanaz Mobasseri, Assistant Professor, Management and Organizations, QST When: Wednesday, January 29, 2019 2:45pm – 4:00pm (Networking and refreshments 2:45pm – 3:00pm, talk 3:00pm – 4:00pm, reception to follow)  Where: Questrom Building, 595 Commonwealth Ave, HAR 410 Boston, MA EVENT REGISTRATION Abstract: Conflict between gendered social expectations and conceptions of […]

New Data from Old Sources: A Machine Learning Approach to Census Record Linking

Wed@Hariri: Meet Our Fellows Series Speaker: James Feigenbaum, Assistant Professor, Economics, College of Arts & Sciences When: Wednesday, January 21, 2019 3:15pm – 5:00pm (Networking and refreshments 3:15pm – 3:40pm in Room 416, talk 3:45pm – 4:30pm in Room 315, reception to follow)  Where: Economics Building, 270 Bay State Road, Boston, MA EVENT REGISTRATION   […]

Computational Methods to Measure and Mitigate Weaponized Online Information

Wed@Hariri: Meet Our Fellows Series Gianluca Stringhini, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, ENG When: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Networking and refreshments 3:30pm-3:45pm, talk 3:45pm-5:00pm Where: Photonics Building, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room PHO 339 Abstract: The Web has redefined the way in which malicious activities such as online harassment, disinformation, and radicalization are carried out. To […]

Leveraging High-Resource Languages to Improve Low-Resource Language Processing

2019 BU Linguistics Colloquium Series Gina-Anne Levow, Associate Professor, Linguistics, University of Washington. When: Monday, November 25, 2019 4:00pm-5:00pm Where: Hariri Institute for Computing, Seminar Room MCS 157, 111 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA Abstract: Recent years have seen dramatic strides in automatic speech and language processing, ranging from automatic speech recognition to machine translation. While these advances […]

“Machine Learning: New Challenges and Connections”

AIR Distinguished Speaker Series Maria-Florina Balcan, Assoc. Prof., Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon Univ. When: Monday, December 2, 2019 10:30am-11:00am networking and reception, 11:00am-12:00pm talk Where: Kilachand Center, 610 Commonwealth Ave, Colloquium Room 101 ABSTRACT: Over the past decades, machine learning has evolved into a highly successful discipline that has significantly influenced several fields, including vision, information […]