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Description to be confirmed If you have a question about this list, please contact: dw304. If you have a question about a specific talk, click on that talk to find its organiser. 1 upcoming talk and 539 talks in the archive. Cooperative Inverse Reinforcement LearningDylan Hadfield-Menell, UC Berkeley. CBL Room BE-438, Department of Engineering. Thursday 23 February 2017, 15:00-16:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubLaurence Aitchison (CBL). Tuesday 21 February 2017, 16:00-17:00 Dynamic reorganization of neuronal activity patterns in parietal cortexLaura Driscoll (Harvard University). Monday 20 February 2017, 10:00-10:30 Bayesian optimisation in many dimensions with bespoke probabilistic programsValentin Dalibart. CBL Room BE-438, Department of Engineering. Friday 10 February 2017, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubAlberto Bernacchia (CBL). Tuesday 07 February 2017, 16:00-17:00 Variational Bayes In Private SettingsMijung Park, University of Amsterdam. CBL Room BE-438, Department of Engineering. Wednesday 25 January 2017, 15:00-16:00 Julia: Introduction and new developmentsDr Simon Byrne (Julia Computing). CBL Room BE-438, Department of Engineering. Tuesday 24 January 2017, 11:00-12:00 Bayesian optimality and frequentist extended admissibility are equivalent in saturated modelsDaniel Roy (University of Toronto). CBL Room BE-438, Department of Engineering. Thursday 15 December 2016, 11:00-12:00 Hierarchical Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning through Communicative Actions for Human-Robot CollaborationElena Corina Grigore (Yale University). CBL Room BE-438, Department of Engineering. Wednesday 14 December 2016, 15:00-16:00 Variational autoencoders with latent graphical modelsProf David Duvenaud (University of Toronto). CBL Room BE-438, Department of Engineering. Tuesday 13 December 2016, 11:00-12:00 A tale of P-matrices and TripleSpinners - the unreasonable effectiveness of structured models in nonlinear embeddingsKrzysztof Choromanski, Google NY. Thursday 24 November 2016, 11:00-12:00 Rejection Sampling Variational InferenceFrancisco J. R. Ruiz (Columbia University & University of Cambridge). Tuesday 22 November 2016, 11:30-12:30 Neural representations of uncertainty: the right tool for the right jobCristina Savin (IST Austria). Thursday 17 November 2016, 12:15-13:15 Probabilistic Numerical Computation: A New Concept?Prof. Mark Girolami (University of Warwick). CBL Room BE-438, Department of Engineering. Thursday 17 November 2016, 11:00-12:00 Grid cells get back to the memory gameAlessandro Treves (SISSA). Monday 14 November 2016, 09:00-10:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubGreg Sotiropoulos (CBL). Tuesday 08 November 2016, 16:00-17:00 A talk in two parts: (1) AI Neuroscience: How much do deep neural networks understand about the images they classify? (2) Robots that can adapt like animals.Note venue: James Dyson Building Prof. Jeff Clune (U Wyoming). Dyson Meeting Room on the Ground Floor. Monday 07 November 2016, 11:00-12:00 Multi-view Anomaly Detection via Robust Probabilistic Latent Variable ModelsTomoharu Iwata - Learning and Intelligent Systems Research Group of NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan. Thursday 03 November 2016, 11:00-12:00 Robots learning on the move: deep learning from lots of demonstrationDushyant Rao, Oxford Robotics Institute. Wednesday 02 November 2016, 11:00-12:00 Probabilistic modeling for position and orientation estimation using inertial sensorsManon Kok, Department of Electrical Engineering, Linköping University. Thursday 20 October 2016, 10:00-11:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubRodrigo Echeveste (CBL). Tuesday 18 October 2016, 16:00-17:00 Moment matching for latent variable models: from ICA to LDA and CCAProfessor Francis Bach (INRIA, ENS). Thursday 06 October 2016, 11:00-12:00 Multiresolution Matrix FactorizationProf Risi Kondor (U Chicago). Tuesday 13 September 2016, 11:00-12:00 Dynamic Models for Health DataProfessor Katherine A Heller (Duke University). Monday 12 September 2016, 11:00-12:00 Learning with Memory EmbeddingsProfessor Volker Tresp (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 08 September 2016, 11:00-12:00 Data Driven Discrete Time Modeling of Continuous Time Nonlinear Systems: Problems, Challenges, Success StoriesJohan Schoukens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Friday 02 September 2016, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubLaurence Aitchison (CBL). Tuesday 23 August 2016, 16:00-17:00 Computational and Biological Learning Seminar Series Internal models and the neural control of prey interceptionAnthony Leonardo, Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus / HHMI. Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 19 August 2016, 11:00-12:00 Inference as LearningGeorge Papamakarios (University of Edinburgh). Monday 08 August 2016, 11:00-12:00 Discriminative Embeddings of Latent Variable Models for Structured DataProf Le Song (Georgia Tech). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 25 July 2016, 11:00-12:00 Structured Dynamic Graphical Models & Scaling Multivariate Time Series MethodologyProfessor Mike West (Statistical Science, Duke University). James Dyson Building Meeting Room on the Ground Floor. Thursday 21 July 2016, 11:00-12:00 Scaling and Generalizing Approximate Bayesian InferenceProf. David Blei (Columbia University). James Dyson Building Meeting Room on the Ground Floor. Tuesday 12 July 2016, 11:00-12:00 A decision-theoretic framework for active cognitionAngela J. Yu, UCSD Cognitive Science. Friday 17 June 2016, 10:30-11:30 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubJózsef Fiser (Central European University). Tuesday 14 June 2016, 16:00-17:00 A modular architecture for Unicode text compressionAdam Gleave (University of Cambridge). Cambridge University Engineering Department, CBL Seminar room BE4-38. Tuesday 14 June 2016, 15:00-15:15 Learning Task Relations in Multi-Task LearningVia Skype Yu Zhang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 14 June 2016, 11:00-12:00 Distributed stochastic optimization for deep learningVia Skype Sixin Zhang (NYU). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 14 June 2016, 10:00-11:00 Modeling the Dynamics of Online Learning ActivityIsabel Valera . Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 09 June 2016, 11:00-12:00 Developments in Exact Inference in Graphical ModelsStephen Pasteris (UCL). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 07 June 2016, 10:30-11:30 Approximation strategies for structure learning in Bayesian networksNote: via Skype! Teppo Niinimäki (Helsinki). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 07 June 2016, 09:30-10:30 Automated Reasoning and AI for Large Formal MathematicsJosef Urban. William Gates Building - FW26. Friday 03 June 2016, 14:00-15:00 Variational inference for scalable Gaussian process approximationsAlexander Matthews (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 02 June 2016, 11:30-12:30 Novel MCMC and SMC schemes for Poisson-Kingman Bayesian Nonparametric mixture modelsMaria Lomeli (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 02 June 2016, 10:30-11:30 Turing: Rejuvenating Probabilistic Programming in JuliaHong Ge (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 02 June 2016, 09:30-10:30 Perceptual decision-making: models of the decision-making process and formulation of uncertaintyDavid Zoltowski, University of Cambridge. Tuesday 31 May 2016, 16:00-17:00 Towards a theory of layered neural circuit architecturesAlireza Alemi (École Normale Supérieure). Tuesday 31 May 2016, 11:30-12:30 Towards Weaker Supervision and Simpler Pipelines in Speech RecognitionGabriel Synnaeve. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 27 May 2016, 11:00-12:00 Sum-Product Networks for Probabilistic ModelingRobert Peharz (TU Graz). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 24 May 2016, 14:00-15:00 Perception as a closed-loop convergence processThe host for this talk is Máté Lengyel. Note the unusual time and the unusual location Ehud Ahissar (Weizmann Institute). Friday 20 May 2016, 12:00-13:00 MLE-Struct: Bethe Learning of Graphical ModelsKui Tang, Columbia University. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 13 May 2016, 11:00-12:00 Computational and Biological Learning Seminar Series A role for circadian rhythms in maintaining neuronal propertiesTimothy O'Leary. Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 10 May 2016, 11:00-12:00 Computational and Biological Learning Seminar Series From Sensation to Conception: Theoretical Perspectives on Multisensory Perception and Cross-Modal TransferProf Robert Jacobs (University of Rochester) . Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 03 May 2016, 11:00-12:00 Synaptic origins of working memory capacityMisha Tsodyks, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel . Wednesday 20 April 2016, 10:00-11:00 Computational and Biological Learning Seminar Series Perspectives on Designing Optimal User InterfacesDr Per Ola Kristensson (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 12 April 2016, 11:00-12:00 Inference and Learning in the Anglican Probabilistic Programming SystemJan-Willem van de Meent (Oxford). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 05 April 2016, 11:00-12:00 Computational and Biological Learning Seminar Series Approximate Message Passing AlgorithmsDr Ramji Venkataramanan (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 22 March 2016, 11:00-12:00 Brain State Control by Closed-Loop Environmental FeedbackTaro Toyoizumi, RIKEN Brain Science Institute. Monday 21 March 2016, 11:00-12:00 Unsupervised Risk Estimation with only Structural AssumptionsJacob Steinhardt (Stanford University). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 16 March 2016, 14:00-15:00 The stabilized supralinear network: A simple "balanced network" mechanism explaining nonlinear cortical integrationKen Miller, Columbia University. Wednesday 16 March 2016, 11:00-12:00 It's the Network Dummy: Exhuming the reticular theory while shoveling a little dirt on the neuron doctrineTom Dean, Google Research. Wednesday 16 March 2016, 10:00-11:00 The geometry of uncertaintyFabio Cuzzolin, Head of AI and vision, Oxford Brookes University. Engineering Department, Boardroom on the 2nd floor (past canteen on the left). Wednesday 09 March 2016, 14:00-15:00 A more Automated StatisticianDavid Janz, Oxford University. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 19 February 2016, 11:30-12:00 General Reinforcement LearningJan Leike (Australian National University). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 16 December 2015, 11:00-12:00 The contribution of millisecond spike timing of cortical neurons to sensory coding and perceptual decisionsStefano Panzeri, Italian Institute of Technology. Friday 11 December 2015, 10:00-11:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr. David Barrett (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 24 November 2015, 16:00-17:00 Inference of a partially observed kinetic Ising modelDr Yasser Roudi (Kavli Inst, Trondheim & Inst for Advanced Study, Princeton). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 11 November 2015, 12:00-13:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDavid Zoltowski (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 10 November 2015, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDylan Festa (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 27 October 2015, 16:00-17:00 Meta-Bayesian AnalysisProf. Daniel Roy (University of Toronto). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 15 October 2015, 11:00-12:00 Approximate nonlinear filtering with a neural networkJean-Pascal Pfister, ETH Zurich. Wednesday 14 October 2015, 12:00-13:00 Efficient Inference and Learning with Intractable Posteriors? Yes, Please.Diederik P. Kingma (University of Amsterdam). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 14 October 2015, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubYan Wu (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 13 October 2015, 16:00-17:00 Dale’s principle and the neural processing of latent factorsAlberto Bernacchia, Jacobs University, Bremen. Monday 12 October 2015, 11:30-12:30 Decoding of complex stimuli from large retinal populationsVicente Botella-Soler. Wednesday 07 October 2015, 10:15-11:00 Complementary approaches to Synaptic Plasticity: Objective Functions and BiophysicsRodrigo Echeveste, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Goethe University Frankfurt. Wednesday 07 October 2015, 09:30-10:15 Efficient multi-task Gaussian process models for genome-wide association studiesFrancesco Paolo Casale, European Bioinformatics Institute. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 25 September 2015, 11:00-12:00 Harmonic Exponential Families and Group-Equivariant Convolution NetworksTaco Cohen (University of Amsterdam). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 16 September 2015, 11:00-12:00 Higher Order Fused Regularization for Supervised Learning with Grouped ParametersKoh Takeuchi (NTT Communication Science Laboratories). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 15 September 2015, 10:30-11:30 A-Star Sampling ReviewChris Maddison (U Toronto). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 14 September 2015, 12:00-13:00 Convex Factorization MachinesMathieu Blondel (NTT Communication Science Laboratorie). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 14 September 2015, 11:00-12:00 Belief and Truth in Hypothesised BehavioursStefano V. Albrecht - School of Informatics at The University of Edinburgh. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 10 September 2015, 11:00-12:00 Training and Understanding Deep Neural Networks for Robotics, Design, and PerceptionJason Yosinski (Cornell). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 09 September 2015, 11:00-12:00 Information-Theoretic Bounded RationalityPedro A. Ortega (University of Pennsylvania). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 07 September 2015, 11:00-12:00 The limits of MAP inference by MWSS on perfect graphsDr Adrian Weller (MLG, University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 27 August 2015, 15:00-15:30 A normative account of episodic memory in online learning over open model spacesGergo Orban, MTA Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest. Monday 24 August 2015, 16:00-17:00 Scalable Gaussian Processes for Scientific DiscoveryDr Andrew Wilson, Carnegie Mellon University. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 29 July 2015, 11:00-12:00 MCMC for non-linear state space models using ensembles of latent sequences(via Skype!) Alex Shestopaloff (University of Toronto). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 27 July 2015, 15:00-16:00 Gradient-based hyperparameter optimization through reversible learningDr David Duvenaud (Harvard). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 20 July 2015, 11:00-12:00 Rich Component AnalysisJames Zou (Microsoft Research New England). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 17 July 2015, 11:00-12:00 A new MCMC hybrid scheme for Poisson-Kingman Bayesian Nonparametric mixture modelsMaria Lomeli-Garcia, UCL. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 16 July 2015, 11:00-12:00 Contextual modulation of gamma rhythms in inhibition stabilized cortical networksYashar Ahmadian, Columbia University. Wednesday 08 July 2015, 16:00-17:00 Modeling Confounding by Half-Sibling RegressionSHORT TALK (20 minutes) Prof Bernhard Schölkopf (MPI Tuebingen). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 03 July 2015, 12:30-13:00 Extreme Classification: A New Paradigm for Ranking & RecommendationManik Varma (Microsoft Research India). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 02 July 2015, 11:00-12:00 Convex and non-convex worlds in machine learningAnna Choromanska (New York University). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 01 July 2015, 11:00-12:00 Random Function Classes for Machine LearningProf Alexander Smola, Carnegie Mellon University. Cambridge University Engineering Department, LT1. Tuesday 30 June 2015, 11:00-12:00 Explaining Non-Linear Classifier Decisions with application to Deep LearningProf Klaus-Robert Müller (TU Berlin). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 29 June 2015, 15:00-16:00 Deep Gaussian processes and variational propagation of uncertaintyAndreas Damianou - Sheffield University. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 29 June 2015, 11:00-12:00 Deep LearningProfessor Geoffrey Hinton FRS (U. Toronto and Google). Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Theatre 0. Thursday 25 June 2015, 11:00-12:00 A three-threshold learning rule approaches the maximal capacity of recurrent neural networksAlireza Alemi, Politecnico di Torino (Italy). Wednesday 24 June 2015, 11:30-12:00 The statistical structure of noise in large neural populationsNeil Rabinowitz. Wednesday 24 June 2015, 11:00-11:30 Random Function Classes for Machine LearningProf. Alex Smola (CMU). Cambridge University Engineering Department, LT1. Wednesday 24 June 2015, 11:00-12:00 Unsupervised Learning with Latent Variable ModelsZhenwen Dai. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 18 June 2015, 11:00-12:00 Unsupervised Learning with Latent Variable ModelsZhenwen Dai. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 16 June 2015, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr. David Barrett (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 09 June 2015, 16:00-17:00 Structural Markov laws / Geometry and HMCDr Simon Byrne. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 09 June 2015, 11:00-12:00 Mean Field Approaches to Two Sequential Decision Making Problems.This talk will be given via Skype Ramki Gummadi. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438 - Skype. Monday 08 June 2015, 17:00-18:00 Do Deep Nets Really Need to be Deep?Dr Rich Caruana (Microsoft). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 02 June 2015, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDylan Festa (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 26 May 2015, 16:00-17:00 Rogue states: altered dimensionality of neural circuit activity in Fragile-X miceCian O'Donnell, Computational Neurobiology Lab, Salk Institute, La Jolla. Tuesday 26 May 2015, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubYan Wu (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 12 May 2015, 16:00-17:00 Probabilistic numerics: treating numerical computation as learning, or; it's Bayes all the way downMichael Osborne (Oxford University). Engineering Department, LR5 (Baker Building, Trumpington Street). Tuesday 12 May 2015, 11:00-12:00 Heuristics of control: Habitization, fragmentation, memoization and pruningPeter Dayan (Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL) . Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road. Thursday 07 May 2015, 15:30-16:30 Direction-Only Optimisation for Neural NetworksShort talk Mark Rowland (Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 06 May 2015, 11:00-11:30 Machine Learning for Quantitative Finance: A collaboration between the Cambridge Machine Learning Group and Cambridge Capital ManagementCreighton Heaukulani, Matt Hoffman, Zoubin Ghahramani, and Andrew Baxter, . Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Room 5. Thursday 30 April 2015, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubGuillaume Hennequin (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 28 April 2015, 16:00-17:00 Title to be confirmedTuan Anh Le (Oxford). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 23 April 2015, 11:00-12:00 Inference for infinite mixture models and Gaussian Process mixtures of experts using simple approximate MAP InferenceAlexis Boukouvalas (Aston University). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 15 April 2015, 11:00-12:00 Evolutionary dynamics in a continuous public goods gameMatthias Bauer . Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 19 March 2015, 11:00-12:00 An introduction to the Mondrian ProcessMatej Balog (Oxford). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 12 March 2015, 11:00-12:00 Dopamine - beyond reward?Thomas Fitzgerald, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL. Wednesday 04 March 2015, 12:00-12:30 Population Inference for Functional Brain ConnectivityGenevera I. Allen (Rice University). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 04 March 2015, 11:00-12:00 Probabilistic approaches to understanding bird conversationsDan Stowell (Queen Mary University of London). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 02 March 2015, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubAlec Greaves-Tunnell (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 24 February 2015, 16:00-17:00 A* SamplingChris Maddison (U Toronto). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.. Tuesday 24 February 2015, 11:00-12:00 Orthologous networks in biological systemsDr Christopher Penfold (Warwick). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.. Wednesday 11 February 2015, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubRyutaro Tanno (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 10 February 2015, 16:00-17:00 Latent Branching TreesDr Theodore Kypraios (University of Nottingham). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.. Thursday 29 January 2015, 12:00-13:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubSina Tootoonian ( CBL, Engineering, U. Cambridge). Tuesday 27 January 2015, 16:00-17:00 Experiments with Non-parametric Topic ModelsProf. Wray Buntine (Monash University). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.. Friday 23 January 2015, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Course (4G3)4G3 course -- repeats every Wed at 12noon, and Fri at 11am during Lent Mate Lengyel (Computational and Biological Learning Lab, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge). Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Room 6 (Trumpington Street). Friday 16 January 2015, 11:00-12:00 The Blended Paradigm: A Bayesian Approach to Handling Outliers and Misspecified ModelsProf. Steven MacEachern (Ohio State University). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.. Monday 15 December 2014, 10:00-11:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubJohannes Friedrich ( CBL, Cambridge University, Engineering Dept.). Engineering Department, Baker Building (5th floor), MIL meeting room. Tuesday 02 December 2014, 16:00-17:00 Machine Translation with LSTMsRoom changed to LR3B in Inglis building and time changed to 10:30 Ilya Sutskever (Google). Friday 28 November 2014, 10:30-11:30 Oracle Variational InferenceJames McInerney (Columbia University). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.. Wednesday 26 November 2014, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDylan Festa (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, Baker Building (5th floor), MIL meeting room. Tuesday 18 November 2014, 16:00-17:00 Bayesian modeling for high-level real nursing activity recognition using accelerometersshort talk Prof. Naonori Ueda (Director Machine Learning and Data Science, NTT Labs). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.. Friday 14 November 2014, 11:00-11:30 Chaos and entropy production in spiking networksRainer Engelken. Engineering Department, Baker Building (5th floor), MIL meeting room. Monday 10 November 2014, 10:30-11:30 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr. David Barrett (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 04 November 2014, 16:00-17:00 A Tutorial on Probabilistic ProgrammingProf. Frank Wood (Oxford). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 23 October 2014, 14:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubYan Wu (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 21 October 2014, 16:00-17:00 Optimal control and optimal sampling: A statistical physics perspective.Bert Kappen, Radboud University Nijmegen, and UCL London. Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR12. Tuesday 21 October 2014, 14:30-15:30 Sensory processing in neocortical networks: randomness, specificity and learningSadra Sadeh, Imperial College, London, UK. Tuesday 14 October 2014, 09:30-10:30 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubGuillaume Hennequin (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 07 October 2014, 16:00-17:00 New Methods in Bayesian Optimization for Machine LearningJasper Snoek (Harvard University). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 25 September 2014, 11:00-12:00 A marginal sampler for σ-Stable Poisson-Kingman mixture modelsMaria Lomeli-Garcia (Gatsby Unit, UCL). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.. Wednesday 24 September 2014, 11:00-12:00 Local Deep Kernel Learning for Efficient Non-linear SVM PredictionManik Varma (Microsoft Research India). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 17 September 2014, 11:00-12:00 A Study of Certain Models of Synaptic Plasticity in the Cerebellum and NeocortexDavid Higgins (Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris). Tuesday 16 September 2014, 10:00-11:00 Unsupervised Many-to-many Object MatchingDr Tomoharu Iwata (NTT). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 12 September 2014, 11:00-12:00 Probabilistic Numerics - a snapshot of an emerging communityPhilipp Hennig (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 11 September 2014, 11:00-12:00 On the Bethe approximationAdrian Weller (Columbia University). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.. Monday 11 August 2014, 11:00-12:00 Gaussian process regression on graphsPeter Sollich (King's College London). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.. Wednesday 16 July 2014, 11:00-12:00 Implicit Representation NetworksDavid Barber (University College London). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.. Wednesday 02 July 2014, 11:00-12:00 Nervous system variability and robustness from cellular feedback controlTim O'Leary, Brandeis University. Tuesday 01 July 2014, 16:00-17:00 Scalable Deep Gaussian ProcessesJames Hensman (University of Sheffield). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.. Tuesday 01 July 2014, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubJohannes Friedrich ( CBL, Cambridge University, Engineering Dept.). Tuesday 17 June 2014, 16:00-17:00 Active Learning of Linear Embeddings for Gaussian ProcessesRoman Garnett, University of Bonn. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.. Tuesday 10 June 2014, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr. David Barrett (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 03 June 2014, 16:00-17:00 Bayesian monitoring for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban TreatyProfessor Stuart Russell (UC Berkeley). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.. Tuesday 03 June 2014, 11:00-12:00 Unifying logic and probability: A "New Dawn" for Artificial Intelligence?NOTE THE SPECIAL VENUE (Microsoft Research) Professor Stuart Russell (UC Berkeley). Auditorium, Microsoft Research Ltd, 21 Station Road, Cambridge, CB1 2FB. Monday 02 June 2014, 11:00-12:00 Adaptation, coding and Bayesian computations in single neurons and neural populationsAlessandro Ticchi, Imperial College London. Thursday 22 May 2014, 10:30-11:30 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDylan Festa (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 20 May 2014, 16:00-17:00 Practical Machine Learning at Facebook. Examples and Lessons Learnt.Room changed to LR4 Joaquin Quinonero Candela (Facebook). Engineering Department - ***LR4***. Tuesday 20 May 2014, 11:00-12:00 Bayesian inference for integer-valued Lévy processes with Non-Gaussian Ornstein-Uhlenbeck volatility modellingshort talk (30 mins) - NOTE TIME CHANGE Andrea Cremaschi (Kent). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 16 May 2014, 10:30-11:30 Machine Learning Seminar Series @ CUED Density Estimation in Infinite Dimensional Exponential FamiliesThis talk has been canceled/deleted Bharath Sriperumbudur (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.. Wednesday 14 May 2014, 11:00-12:00 Density Estimation in Infinite Dimensional Exponential FamiliesBharath Sriperumbudur (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 14 May 2014, 11:00-12:30 Stable Poisson-Kingman species sampling priors generated by general ordered size biased generalized gamma mixing distributionsProf. Lancelot James (HKUST). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 08 May 2014, 11:00-12:30 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubYan Wu (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 06 May 2014, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubSina Tootoonian ( CBL, Engineering, U. Cambridge). Tuesday 08 April 2014, 16:00-17:00 Probabilistic computing applications: BayesDB and stochastic digital circuitsVikash K. Mansinghka (MIT). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 04 April 2014, 11:00-12:00 Probabilistic computing for Bayesian inferenceVikash K. Mansinghka (MIT). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 02 April 2014, 13:30-14:30 Machine Learning and Order Book DynamicsTristan Fletcher . Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 02 April 2014, 11:00-12:00 Policy Evaluation with Temporal DifferencesChristoph Dann (Technische Universität Darmstadt). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 28 March 2014, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubGuillaume Hennequin (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 25 March 2014, 16:00-17:00 Matrix Means, Distances, Kernels, and Geometric OptimizationSuvrit Sra (Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and CMU). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 17 March 2014, 11:30-12:30 Alpha-Stable Poisson-Kingman Processes: Some Applications and MethodologiesYee Whye Teh, University of Oxford. MR12, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge. Friday 14 March 2014, 16:00-17:00 Learning to Learn for Structured SparsityNino Shervashidze (INRIA). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 11 March 2014, 11:00-12:00 Bayesian nonparametric dynamic-clustering and genetic imputationLloyd Elliott (Gatsby Unit, UCL / Oxford). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 04 March 2014, 11:00-12:00 Parameter estimation in deep learning architectures: Two new insights.Note: time is 12 noon (*not* 11am) Prof. Nando de Freitas (Oxford). Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR6. Friday 28 February 2014, 12:00-13:00 Bayesian canonical correlation analysisSeppo Virtanen (Aalto University). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 28 February 2014, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubRonald van den Berg, University of Cambridge. Tuesday 25 February 2014, 16:00-17:00 Cambridge - Tuebingen PhD Applicant Talks (via Skype)Interview talks via Skype Speaker to be confirmed. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 25 February 2014, 09:00-16:00 Generative probabilistic programming: applications and new ideasYura Perov (Oxford). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 24 February 2014, 11:00-12:00 Particle filters and curse of dimensionalityNote: TALK via Skype! Patrick Rebeschini (Princeton). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 21 February 2014, 14:00-15:00 Bayesian nonparametrics: Dependency and Constraint ModelingNote: TALK via Skype! Changyou Chen (ANU). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 20 February 2014, 10:00-11:00 Bayesian Nonparametric Model for Power DisaggregationIsabel Valera (University Carlos III in Madrid). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 17 February 2014, 11:00-12:00 Probabilistic machine learning for knowledge extraction from videos and textNote venue: LR6 Kevin Murphy (Google). Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR6. Wednesday 12 February 2014, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubJohannes Friedrich ( CBL, Cambridge University, Engineering Dept.). Tuesday 11 February 2014, 16:00-17:00 Frequentist coverage of adaptive nonparametric Bayesian credible setsBotond Szabo (Eindhoven University of Technology). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 03 February 2014, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDylan Festa (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 28 January 2014, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Course (4G3)4G3 course -- repeats every Wed at 12am, and Fri at 11am during Lent Mate Lengyel (Computational and Biological Learning Lab, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge). Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Room 12 (Trumpington Street). Friday 17 January 2014, 11:00-12:00 Anglican; Particle MCMC inference for Probabilistic ProgramsJan-Willem van de Meent (Columbia University). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 15 January 2014, 11:00-12:00 Sparse discriminative latent characteristics for predicting cancer drug sensitivityDavid Knowles (Stanford University). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 10 January 2014, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubBalazs B Ujfalussy (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 03 December 2013, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubRonald van den Berg, University of Cambridge. Tuesday 19 November 2013, 16:00-17:00 Learning sensory and spatial representations from interacting excitatory and inhibitory synaptic plasticityHenning Sprekeler (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 12 November 2013, 16:00-17:00 Neuronal processing of continuous sensory streamsRobert Gütig, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Göttingen, Germany. Friday 08 November 2013, 11:15-12:15 Contrastive Learning Using Spectral MethodsJames Zou (Harvard). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 06 November 2013, 13:30-14:30 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubYan Wu (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 05 November 2013, 16:00-17:00 Computational and Biological Learning Seminar Series Assembly and function of motor circuits for automatic and goal oriented movementsDr. Marco Tripodi (MRC-LMB). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 29 October 2013, 14:00-15:00 Computational and Biological Learning Seminar Series A talk of two distinct parts: 1) a parametric empirical Bayesian approach to integration of fMRI, EEG and MEG data, 2) prediction error in episodic memory encodingRik Henson ( MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 28 October 2013, 11:00-12:00 What the Rat's Whiskers Tell the Rat's BrainDr Rasmus Petersen, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester. Tuesday 22 October 2013, 16:00-17:00 Nonparametric Bayesian statistics with exchangeable random structuresDaniel Roy. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 11 October 2013, 12:00-15:00 Dissecting genotype to phenotype relationshipsOliver Stegle (EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 10 October 2013, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubGuillaume Hennequin (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 08 October 2013, 16:00-17:00 CANCELLED: Local Deep Kernel Learning for Efficient Non-linear SVM PredictionCANCELLED Manik Varma (Microsoft Research India). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 27 September 2013, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubSina Tootoonian (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 17 September 2013, 16:00-17:00 Clustering Based on Predictive Variances in Gaussian Process Regression ModelsDr Hyun-Chul Kim . Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 13 September 2013, 11:00-12:00 Non-Parametric Conditional Random Fields in Computer Vision and Image ProcessingJeremy Jancsary (Microsoft Research Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 08 August 2013, 11:00-12:00 Higher Order Learning for Classification in Emergency SituationsHannah Pauline Keiler (Columbia University and DIMACS). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 06 August 2013, 11:00-12:00 Annealing Between Distributions by Averaging MomentsChris Maddison (U Toronto). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 02 August 2013, 11:00-12:00 Recursive Deep Learning for Modeling Semantic CompositionalityRichard Socher - Stanford University. Wednesday 31 July 2013, 14:00-15:00 Applied statistical genetics and next-generation association studiesDr. Eleftheria Zeggini and Dr Ioanna Tachmazidou (Sanger Institute). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 01 July 2013, 11:00-12:00 Applied statistical genetics and next-generation association studiesDr. Eleftheria Zeggini and Dr Ioanna Tachmazidou (Sanger Institute). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 01 July 2013, 11:00-12:00 The combinatorial structure of conditionally i.i.d. negative binomial processes directed by a beta processCreighton Heaukulani (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 06 June 2013, 13:00-13:30 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubJohannes Friedrich, CBL, Cambridge University, Engineering Dept.. Tuesday 28 May 2013, 16:00-17:00 Google's Approach to Building Relationships with Universities: Presentation and Talk by Dr David J HarperDr David J Harper . LR12, Baker Building, Department of Engineering (Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ). Wednesday 22 May 2013, 10:20-11:20 Dendritic computation in pyramidal neurons.Tiago Branco (MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology). Thursday 16 May 2013, 10:00-11:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDylan Festa (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 14 May 2013, 16:00-17:00 Matrix Concentration Inequalities via the Method of Exchangeable PairsProfessor Michael I Jordan (UC Berkeley). Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Room 1. Thursday 09 May 2013, 16:00-17:00 Deep Gaussian ProcessesProf. Neil Lawrence (Sheffield). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 01 May 2013, 15:00-16:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubEmil Hewage (CBL, University of Cambridge). Tuesday 30 April 2013, 16:00-17:00 Approaches to statistical modeling of network dataMaxim Nazarov (Bocconi University). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 30 April 2013, 11:00-12:00 Demixing scents: Sampling-based inference in olfaction.Agnieszka Grabska Barwinska, The Gatsby Unit, UCL. Wednesday 24 April 2013, 12:00-13:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubBalazs B Ujfalussy (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 16 April 2013, 16:00-17:00 Bayesian nonparametric methods for non-exchangeable dataNick Foti (Dartmouth College). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 15 April 2013, 11:00-12:00 Non-parametric Bayesian Chromatin State SegmentationWill Allen (University of Cambridge and MRC-LMB). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 08 April 2013, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr. Cristina Savin (Computational & Biological Learning Lab, Dept Engineering, U Cambridge). Tuesday 02 April 2013, 16:00-17:00 Fast Variational Inference in the Conjugate Exponential FamilyJames Hensman, The Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 25 March 2013, 11:00-12:00 University Lectureship in Computational Neuroscience candidate talksClaudia Clopath (Columbia), Yan Karklin (NYU), Jakob Macke (MPI Tuebingen), Kanaka Rajan (Princeton), Henning Sprekeler (Humboldt). Monday 18 March 2013, 14:30-17:15 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubGuillaume Hennequin (University of Cambridge). Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Room 10. Tuesday 12 March 2013, 16:00-17:00 An application of HDP And IBP for stream-based action recognition and high dimensional dataAva Bargi : University of Technology, Sydney. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 11 March 2013, 11:30-12:00 Using Context and Insight for the Analysis of LittleData?Philipp Moritz (U Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 08 March 2013, 11:00-11:30 Feature allocations, probability functions, and paintboxesTamara Broderick (UC Berkeley). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 27 February 2013, 11:30-12:30 Modelling Reciprocating Relationships with Hawkes ProcessesCharles Blundell (Gatsby Unit, UCL). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 22 February 2013, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubJonathan O'Keeffe . Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Room 10. Tuesday 19 February 2013, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubSina Tootoonian, CBL, Engineering, U. Cambridge. Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Room 10. Tuesday 05 February 2013, 16:00-17:00 Structural Expectation Propagation (SEP): Bayesian structure learning for networks with latent variablesNevena Lazic (Microsoft Research Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 30 January 2013, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubYan Wu (University of Cambridge). Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Room 10. Tuesday 22 January 2013, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Course (4G3)4G3 course -- repeats Wednesdays at 12noon, Thursday at 2pm during Lent 2013 Mate Lengyel (Computational and Biological Learning Lab, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge). Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Room 10. Thursday 17 January 2013, 14:00-15:00 The combinatorial structure underlying a beta processes is that of a continuum of Blackwell-MacQueen urn schemesDr Daniel Roy (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 20 November 2012, 13:00-14:30 Learning of Milky Way Model Parameters Using Matrix-variate Data in a New Gaussian Process-based MethodDr Dalia Chakrabarty (University of Warwick). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 15 November 2012, 11:30-12:30 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr. Gergo Orban (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 13 November 2012, 16:00-17:00 Coding with DendritesPanayiota Poirazi. CBL Meeting Room (BE4-38, Dept. of Engineering). Tuesday 06 November 2012, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDylan Festa (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 30 October 2012, 16:00-17:00 Space, sleep, brain rhythms and memoryDr Mayank Mehta. UCLA.. Hodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Physiology Building, Downing Site. Thursday 25 October 2012, 16:00-17:00 Identification of causal effectsNevena Lazic. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 25 October 2012, 14:30-16:00 Probabilistic methods for biomolecular structure simulationsJes Frellsen (University of Copenhagen). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 22 October 2012, 11:00-12:00 Computer Laboratory Systems Research Group Seminar Distributed, Real-Time Bayesian Learning in Online ServicesRalf Herbrich (Facebook). LT1, Computer Laboratory, William Gates Builiding. Tuesday 16 October 2012, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubEmil Hewage (CBL, University of Cambridge). Tuesday 16 October 2012, 16:00-17:00 Compressed Sensing Applications in Functional Magnetic Resonance ImagingChristine Law (Oxford University). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 26 September 2012, 11:00-12:00 Microsoft Research Cambridge, public talks Convergent and Scalable Algorithms for Expectation Propagation Approximate Bayesian InferenceThis event may be recorded and made available internally or externally via http://research.microsoft.com. Microsoft will own the copyright of any recordings made. If you do not wish to have your image/voice recorded please consider this before attending Matthias Seeger, EPFL. Small lecture theatre, Microsoft Research Ltd, 7 J J Thomson Avenue (Off Madingley Road), Cambridge. Tuesday 25 September 2012, 15:00-16:00 Multi-Label Learning with Millions of CategoriesManik Varma (Microsoft Research India). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Monday 24 September 2012, 11:00-12:00 Efficient Sampling with Kernel HerdingYutian Chen (University of California at Irvine) - talk given by videolink. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 12 September 2012, 16:00-17:00 Perceiving is Believing: Bayesian inference in unexpected places.Maneesh Sahani, Gatsby, UCL. Wednesday 05 September 2012, 10:30-11:30 Frank-Wolfe optimization insights in machine learningSimon Lacoste-Julien (INRIA, ENS, Paris). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 24 August 2012, 11:00-12:00 Deep learning for vision: a case study for visual textures, and some thoughts on a general frameworkProf. Chris Williams ( School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 08 August 2012, 14:00-15:00 Thermodynamics as a Theory of Decision-Making with Information Processing CostsPedro Ortega (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 03 August 2012, 14:00-15:00 Human Behavior Classification with Infinite Hidden Conditional Random FieldsKonstantinos Bousmalis and Stefanos Zafeiriou (Imperial College). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 27 July 2012, 11:00-12:00 Fast Gaussian process learning for regression, semi-supervised classification, and multiway analysisProf Alan Qi (Purdue U). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 04 July 2012, 14:00-15:00 Non-parametric Bayesian Learning of User Preferences: Elicitation, Sparsification and BeyondEdwin Bonilla (NICTA/ANU). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 04 July 2012, 11:00-12:00 Structured Prediction using Linear Programming RelaxationsDavid Sontag (NYU). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 03 July 2012, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubBalazs B Ujfalussy (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 26 June 2012, 16:00-17:00 Computational and Biological Learning Seminar Series Optimal integration of top-down and bottom-up uncertainty in humans, monkeys, and neural networksAhmad Qamar (University of Chicago). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 20 June 2012, 15:00-16:00 Discovery of Complex Behaviors through Contact-Invariant OptimizationIgor Mordatch (University of Washington). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 19 June 2012, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDylan Festa (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 12 June 2012, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr. Cristina Savin (Computational & Biological Learning Lab, Dept Engineering, U Cambridge). Tuesday 22 May 2012, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDJ Strouse (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 08 May 2012, 16:00-17:00 Learning with nonparametric dependence and divergence estimationBarnabas Poczos (Carnegie Mellon University). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Tuesday 08 May 2012, 11:00-12:00 Past work and future interests: respectively, the scattering of Anyons and Monte Carlo methodsAlexander Matthews. Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Friday 04 May 2012, 11:15-12:00 Visuomotor behavior in naturalistic tasks: from receptive fields to value functionsConstantin Rothkopf, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. Thursday 03 May 2012, 11:30-12:30 Non-parametric Bayesian Method and Maximum-A-Posteriori Inference in Statistical Machine TranslationTsuyoshi Okita (Dublin City University). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Wednesday 02 May 2012, 11:15-12:15 Computational and Biological Learning Seminar Series Optimal encoding and decoding in sensory populationsEero Simoncelli (New York University, HHMI). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 02 May 2012, 10:00-11:00 "Probing sensory representations with metameric stimuli"The host for this talk is Máté Lengyel, Engineering Department. Note that the title and topic of the talk have been revised. Eero Simoncelli, New York University. Kenneth Craik Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site. Tuesday 01 May 2012, 13:00-14:00 Adrian Seminars in Neuroscience Near-optimal integration of evidence for decision-making in the rat.Prof. Carlos Brody. Neuroscience Institute & Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University. Hodgkin-Huxley Lecture Theatre, Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience. Monday 30 April 2012, 16:30-17:30 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubEmil Hewage (CBL, University of Cambridge). Tuesday 17 April 2012, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubJohannes Hjorth, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Tuesday 20 March 2012, 16:00-17:00 Infinite Structured Explicit Duration Hidden Markov ModelsJonathan Huggins (Columbia University). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 15 March 2012, 11:00-11:45 Probabilistic computing: computation as universal stochastic inference, not deterministic calculationVikash K. Mansinghka (MIT). Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438. Thursday 23 February 2012, 12:30-13:30 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubBalazs B Ujfalussy (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 21 February 2012, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr. Cristina Savin (Computational and Biological Learning Lab, Department of Engineering, Unive). Tuesday 07 February 2012, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr. Gergo Orban (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 24 January 2012, 16:00-17:00 Scaling Machine Learning for the InternetProf. Alexander Smola (Yahoo!). Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Room 4. Wednesday 07 December 2011, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDJ Strouse (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 29 November 2011, 16:00-17:00 Bayesian Quadrature for Prediction and OptimisationMichael Osborne ( Oxford University). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 28 November 2011, 11:00-12:00 Modeling a non-linear EPSPs integration site in dendrites and its impact on computational capacitiesRomain Cazé, Group for Neural Theory, Ecole Normal Superieure, Paris. Thursday 24 November 2011, 16:00-17:00 Efficient MCMC for Continuous Time Discrete State SystemsVinayak Rao (UCL). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 23 November 2011, 11:00-12:00 A Maximum Entropy Perspective on Spectral Dimensionality ReductionProf Neil Lawrence (Sheffield). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 16 November 2011, 15:00-16:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubBalazs B Ujfalussy (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 15 November 2011, 16:00-17:00 Variational Inference for Non-Conjugate ModelsDr Guillaume Bouchard (Xerox). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 26 October 2011, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr. Cristina Savin (Computational & Biological Learning Lab, Dept Engineering, U Cambridge). Tuesday 25 October 2011, 16:00-17:00 Not so naive Bayesian classificationProf. Geoff Webb (Monash Univ). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 12 October 2011, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr. Gergo Orban (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 11 October 2011, 16:00-17:00 Bayesian Nonparametrics: Latent Feature and Prediction Models, and Efficient InferencePiyush Rai (University of Utah). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 11 October 2011, 11:30-12:30 Machine Learning MarketsDr Amos Storkey (Edinburgh). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 07 October 2011, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDJ Strouse (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 27 September 2011, 16:00-17:00 Factored Shapes and Appearances for Parts-based Object Understanding AND Transformation Equivariant Boltzmann MachinesChris Williams, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh. Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 27 September 2011, 11:00-12:00 Reconciling intuitive and Newtonian physicsAdam Sanborn (University of Warwick). Monday 26 September 2011, 16:00-17:00 Optimal Reinforcement Learning for Gaussian SystemsPhilipp Hennig, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Department of Empirical Inference, Tübingen, Germany. Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 19 September 2011, 15:00-16:00 Exclusive Pólya Urns and their applicationsChristian Steinruecken (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 16 September 2011, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubBalázs Ujfalussy, CBL. Tuesday 13 September 2011, 16:00-17:00 Approximate Bayesian Inference for Large Scale Inverse Problems: A Computational ViewpointProf. Matthias Seeger (EPFL). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Thursday 28 July 2011, 11:30-12:30 Some Practical Reflections on Graphical ModelsDr Charles Sutton (University of Edinburgh). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 13 July 2011, 11:00-12:00 Beyond Keyword Search: Discovering Relevant Scientific LiteratureKhalid El-Arini (Carnegie Mellon University). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 11 July 2011, 11:00-12:00 Graphical Models for Bandit ProblemsKareem Amin (University of Pennsylvania). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 04 July 2011, 11:00-12:00 Bayesian regression and classification with multivariate sparsifying priorsProf. Tom Heskes (Radboud University Nijmegen). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 21 June 2011, 14:30-15:30 Organization of neuronal population activity in auditory cortex.Kenneth D Harris, Imperial College London. Tuesday 21 June 2011, 11:30-12:30 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr. Cristina Savin (Computational & Biological Learning Lab, Dept Engineering, U Cambridge). Tuesday 07 June 2011, 16:00-17:00 An FX trading system using adaptive reinforcement learning(rescheduled from May 24th) Professor Michael Dempster (Statistical Laboratory). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 07 June 2011, 11:00-12:00 Censored Exploration in Dark PoolsProf. Michael Kearns (University of Pennsylvania). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 03 June 2011, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr.Gergo Orban (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 24 May 2011, 16:00-17:00 An FX trading system using adaptive reinforcement learningRESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 7th Professor Michael Dempster (Statistical Laboratory). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 24 May 2011, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubMate Lengyel (Engineering Department). Tuesday 10 May 2011, 16:00-17:00 Navigational guidance systems in the human brainThe host for this talk is Dr. Máté Lengyel, Engineering Dept. Hugo Spiers, UCL Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience. Kenneth Craik Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site. Wednesday 04 May 2011, 13:00-14:00 Characterization of the Ewens-Pitman family of random partitions by a deletion property and a de Finetti-type theorem for exchangeable hierarchiesChris Haulk (UC Berkeley). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 11 April 2011, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubArmin Lak (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 05 April 2011, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr. Cristina Savin (Computational & Biological Learning Lab, Dept Engineering, U Cambridge). Tuesday 22 March 2011, 16:00-17:00 Nonlinear Dynamics of LearningProf. Max Welling (UC Irvine). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 21 March 2011, 11:00-12:00 Exponential Conditional Volatility ModelsProf Andrew Harvey (Economics, Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 15 March 2011, 11:00-12:00 Challenges in implementing the Bayesian paradigmProf. Steve MacEachern (Ohio State). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Thursday 10 March 2011, 12:00-13:00 Expectation Propagation in Sparse Linear Models with Spike and Slab PriorsDr José Miguel Hernández Lobato (Univ. Aut. Madrid). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 04 March 2011, 11:30-12:30 Probabilistic matrix factorization for reconstruction of missing dataDr Alexander Ilin (Aalto University). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 04 March 2011, 10:30-11:30 Title to be confirmedYee Whye Teh (Gatsby Unit, UCL). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 25 February 2011, 11:00-12:00 Conserved principles of movement generationThe host for this talk is Dr. Máté Lengyel, Engineering Dept., m.lengyel@eng.cam.ac.uk Mark Churchland, Stanford University. Kenneth Craik Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site. Friday 11 February 2011, 13:00-14:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubJohn Patrick Cunningham (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 01 February 2011, 16:00-17:00 Differential Geometric MCMC MethodsProf. Mark Girolami (UCL). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 01 February 2011, 11:00-12:00 Mining viral datasetsDr Simon Frost (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 25 January 2011, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubEdward Turnham (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 18 January 2011, 16:00-17:00 Universal Bayesian Agents: Theory and ApplicationsProf. Marcus Hutter (ANU). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 18 January 2011, 11:00-12:00 Machine learning in cancer research (a.k.a CRI meets CUED)(note new date) Dr Florian Markowetz (CRUK) - lab visit. Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 17 January 2011, 11:00-12:00 Novi QuadriantoNovi Quadrianto, Australian National University. Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Thursday 13 January 2011, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubLaurence Aitchison (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 14 December 2010, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr. Cristina Savin (Computational & Biological Learning Lab, Dept Engineering, U Cambridge). Tuesday 30 November 2010, 16:00-17:00 Learning item trees for collaborative filtering with implicit feedbackDr Andriy Mnih (Gatsby Unit, UCL). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 30 November 2010, 11:00-12:00 Non-Smooth-Norm Image Reconstruction from Noisy DataDr Paolo Emilio Barbano (DAMTP, University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 26 November 2010, 11:00-12:00 Crowdsourcing data modellingAnthony Goldbloom (Kaggle). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Thursday 18 November 2010, 11:00-12:00 CANCELLEDCANCELLED Dr Paolo Emilio Barbano (DAMTP). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Thursday 11 November 2010, 11:00-12:00 Short talks: Mixed Cumulative Distribution Networks; Nonparametric Bayesian community discovery in social networks; Expectation Propagation for Dirichlet Process Mixture ModelsCharles Blundell, Lloyd Elliot and Vinayak Rao, Gatsby Unit, UCL. Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 05 November 2010, 13:30-15:00 Parallel dendritic processing and hippocampal spatial representationsBalazs Ujfalussy, Dept. Biophysics, KFKI RIPNP, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Tuesday 19 October 2010, 16:00-17:00 How the brain makes decisionsTea and Cakes available in 2nd Floor Seminar Room from 4pm Professor Edmund Rolls, Oxford Centre for Computational Neuroscience (www.oxcns.org). Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Experimental Psychology. Friday 15 October 2010, 16:30-18:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubCristina Savin (Computational and Biological Learning Lab, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge). Tuesday 05 October 2010, 16:00-17:00 Searching for Knowledge Instead of Web PagesGjergji Kasneci (Microsoft Research, Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Thursday 30 September 2010, 11:00-12:00 Optimality among optimals: decision making from neurobiological ‘noisy’ signals within the cortico-basal-ganglia systemJavier A. Caballero, Adaptive Behaviour Research Group, Department of Psychology, The University of Sheffield. Tuesday 21 September 2010, 16:00-17:00 Bayesian Inference with KernelsDr Arthur Gretton (UCL). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 20 September 2010, 11:00-12:00 Computational and Biological Learning Seminar Series Continuous control of brain computer interfaces based on a covert spatial attention paradigmAli Bahramisharif (Radboud University Nijmegen). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 14 September 2010, 11:00-12:00 Translational biomedical informatics research in a clinical neurosurgery environmentXiao Hu, University of California, Los Angeles. University Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosciences Seminar Room, Level 2, B Spur. Thursday 09 September 2010, 13:15-14:00 On the Equivalence of Graph Cuts and Max-product Belief PropagationDanny Tarlow (University of Toronto). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 25 August 2010, 14:00-15:00 Culture wars, voting and polarization: divisions and unities in modern American politicsgeneral audience talk (non-technical) -- NOTE change of room to LR4! Prof Andrew Gelman (Columbia University). Thursday 29 July 2010, 16:30-17:30 Creating structured and ﬂexible models: some open problemsProf Andrew Gelman (Columbia University). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 28 July 2010, 14:00-15:00 Efficient Bayesian analysis of multiple changepoint modelsProf Paul Fearnhead (Lancaster). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 26 July 2010, 15:00-16:00 Learning Common Grammar from Multilingual Corpus / Online Multiscale Dynamic Topic ModelsDr. Tomoharu Iwata (NTT). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 21 July 2010, 11:00-12:00 Scalable Parallel Computing with CUDAJames Balfour (NVIDIA). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 20 July 2010, 14:00-15:00 Using transformed domains to sparsify Gaussian ProcessesDr Miguel Lázaro-Gredilla (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 12 July 2010, 11:30-12:30 Gaussian Process Optimization in the Bandit Setting: No Regret and Experimental DesignAndreas Krause (Caltech). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 07 July 2010, 11:00-12:00 Natural Conjugate Gradient Learning for Fixed-Form Variational BayesDr Antti Honkela (Aalto University School of Science and Technology, Finland). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 16 June 2010, 11:00-12:00 Sparse Factor Analysis Applied to Three Biological ProblemsBarbara Engelhardt (University of Chicago). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 15 June 2010, 11:00-12:00 Using topic models to help cure cancerProf Quaid Morris (Toronto). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 11 June 2010, 14:00-15:00 Message Passing In Centralized Databaseshort talk Konstantina Palla (Edinburgh). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 11 June 2010, 11:00-11:30 Structured Prediction CascadesDr. Ben Taskar (University of Pennsylvania). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Thursday 10 June 2010, 11:30-12:30 Parametric Bandits, Query Learning, and the Haystack DimensionProf. Michael Kearns (University of Pennsylvania). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 09 June 2010, 14:00-15:00 Learning predictive models for visual motion extrapolationPaul Schrater (Depts Psychology & Computer Science, University of Minnesota). Monday 24 May 2010, 12:30-13:30 From tuning curves to behaviourMandana Ahmadi (Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL). Monday 24 May 2010, 10:30-11:30 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr. Gergo Orban (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 18 May 2010, 16:00-17:00 Mapping affective decisions in depression using reinforcement learning toolsQuentin Huys (Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL). Wednesday 05 May 2010, 16:30-17:30 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubProfessor Daniel Wolpert ( Department of Engineering). Tuesday 04 May 2010, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr Jean-Pascal Pfister (Cambridge University, UK). Tuesday 20 April 2010, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr Máté Lengyel (Computational & Biological Learning Lab, Dept Engineering, U Cambridge). Tuesday 06 April 2010, 16:00-17:00 Slice sampling with latent Gaussian modelsDr Iain Murray (Toronto / Edinburgh). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 16 March 2010, 11:00-12:00 Dynamic Network Tomography: Model, Algorithm, Theory, and ApplicationProf. Eric Xing (CMU). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Thursday 11 March 2010, 14:00-15:00 Making Sense of Data - A Research AgendaProf Bob Williamson (ANU and Scientific Director of NICTA). Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Room 6. Thursday 11 March 2010, 11:00-12:00 Recursive CRFs for Scalable Visionshort talk David Duvenaud (UBC). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 10 March 2010, 12:30-13:00 Computational and Biological Learning Seminar Series Title to be confirmedshort talk Owen Lewis (U Colorado @ Boulder). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 10 March 2010, 12:00-12:30 Subspace Codes for Adversarial Error-Correction in Network Codingshort talk Azadeh Khaleghi (University of Toronto). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 10 March 2010, 11:30-12:00 Computational and Biological Learning Seminar Series Title to be confirmedShort talk Alex Davies (ANU). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 10 March 2010, 11:00-11:30 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubNeil Housby (Cambridge University). Tuesday 09 March 2010, 16:00-17:00 Bayesian Inference in Networks of QueuesDr Charles Sutton (Edinburgh). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 09 March 2010, 11:00-12:00 Stochastic Outlier SelectionJeroen Janssens (Tilburg University / University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 08 March 2010, 16:00-16:30 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubRichard Turner (University of Cambridge). Cambridge University Engineering Department, Oatley Seminar Room 2. Tuesday 23 February 2010, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubEdward Turnham (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 09 February 2010, 16:00-17:00 Mind Reading by Machine Learning: Optimal Experimental DesignShort talk Neil Houlsby (CUED). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 02 February 2010, 11:00-11:30 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDaniel Braun (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 26 January 2010, 16:00-17:00 Machine Learning Course (4F13)4F13 course - repeats Wed, Thurs at 10am during Lent Zoubin Ghahramani and Carl Rasmussen (Cambridge). Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Room 12 (Trumpington Street). Wednesday 20 January 2010, 10:00-11:00 CANCELLED: Learning Components for Human SensingCANCELLED Dr Fernando de la Torre (CMU). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 19 January 2010, 11:00-12:00 Visuospatial ReasoningShort Talk Stephanie Chan (MIT). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 18 January 2010, 10:00-10:30 Machine Learning Course (4F13)4F13 course - repeats Wed, Thurs at 10am during Lent Zoubin Ghahramani and Carl Rasmussen (Cambridge). Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Room 12 (Trumpington Street). Thursday 14 January 2010, 10:00-11:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubHugo Vincent (University of Cambridge). Monday 11 January 2010, 16:00-17:00 Optimal Tag Sets for Automatic Image Annotationshort talk Sean Moran (Edinburgh). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 04 December 2009, 11:00-12:00 Joint imputation and estimation of haplotype transition probabilitiesWolfgang Lehrach, Microsoft Research Cambridge. Wednesday 02 December 2009, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubIan Howard (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 01 December 2009, 16:00-17:00 Indian Buffet Processes with Power-law BehaviourYee Whye Teh (Gatsby Unit, UCL). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 20 November 2009, 14:00-15:00 Gaussian Processes for Active Data Selection, Faults, Changepoints and Sensor SelectionProf. Stephen Roberts (Oxford). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Thursday 19 November 2009, 14:00-15:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDavid Franklin (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 17 November 2009, 16:00-17:00 KL control theory and decision making under uncertaintyBert Kappen ( Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 10 November 2009, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubPhilip Sterne (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 03 November 2009, 16:00-17:00 Adrian Seminars in Neuroscience “Modeling synaptic plasticity across multiple time scales”.Wulfram Gerstner EPFL.. Hodgkin-Huxley Lecture Theatre, Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience. Monday 02 November 2009, 16:30-17:30 Information theoretic model selection in clusteringJoachim M Buhmann, Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich. Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 28 October 2009, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr Jean-Pascal Pfister (Cambridge University, UK). Tuesday 20 October 2009, 16:00-17:00 Motor Skills Learning for RoboticsJan Peters, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen. Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 09 October 2009, 13:00-14:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubJames Ingram (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 06 October 2009, 16:00-17:00 Reduced cortical neuron models: Experiment and theoryMagnus Richardson, Warwick University. Tuesday 29 September 2009, 16:00-17:00 Coconut: Optimizing computations for machine learningAndrew Fitzgibbon (Microsoft Research Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 29 September 2009, 14:00-15:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr Jean-Pascal Pfister (Cambridge University, UK). Tuesday 22 September 2009, 16:00-17:00 Capacity of Spiking Neural NetworksPhilip Sterne (University of Cambridge). TCM Seminar Room, Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics. Monday 21 September 2009, 11:00-12:00 CANCELLEDCancelled Prof. Eric Xing (CMU). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 18 September 2009, 10:00-11:00 Convex Variational Bayesian Inference for Large Scale Generalized Linear ModelsHannes Nickisch. Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Thursday 27 August 2009, 11:00-12:00 Computable Probability TheoryDaniel Roy (MIT). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 28 July 2009, 14:00-15:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubGergo Orban (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 16 June 2009, 17:00-18:00 Is the homunculus `aware' of sensory adaptation?Peggy Seriès (The University of Edinburgh). Tuesday 09 June 2009, 16:00-17:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubArne Nagengast (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 02 June 2009, 17:00-18:00 Using gradient descent for optimization and learningNicolas Le Roux (Microsoft Research). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 26 May 2009, 13:00-15:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubEdward Turnham (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 19 May 2009, 17:00-18:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDaniel Braun (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 05 May 2009, 17:00-18:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubRainer Engelken (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 21 April 2009, 17:00-18:00 Computational and Biological Learning Seminar Series Algorithms for Understanding Motor Cortical Processing and Neural Prosthetic SystemsJohn Cunningham (Stanford University). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 31 March 2009, 10:00-11:00 Coding with envelopes, receptive fields and plasticityAndré Longtin, University of Ottawa. Wednesday 25 March 2009, 17:00-18:00 Learning from Measurements in Exponential FamiliesPercy Liang (University of California, Berkeley). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 25 March 2009, 11:00-12:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubPetra Vertes (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 24 March 2009, 17:00-18:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubPeter Latham, Gatsby, UCL. Tuesday 17 March 2009, 17:00-18:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubProfessor Daniel Wolpert ( Department of Engineering). Tuesday 10 March 2009, 17:00-18:00 Shrinkage regression for multivariate inference with missing data, with an application to portfolio balancingRobert B. Gramacy (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 10 March 2009, 15:00-16:00 Quasi-linear Sensor ManagementMarco Huber (University of Karlsruhe). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 06 March 2009, 15:00-16:00 An Introduction to TranscriptomicsMachine Learning Tutorial Lecture Prof Brendan Frey (University of Toronto). Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR4. Thursday 26 February 2009, 16:00-18:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubJurgen Van Gael (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 24 February 2009, 17:00-18:00 Computational and Biological Learning Seminar Series Mind reading by machine learning: an ideal observer based analysis of cognitive scientific experimentsFerenc Huszar (Budapest University of Technology and Economics & Collegium Budapest). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 24 February 2009, 10:00-11:00 Generalization in LearningYevgeny Seldin (Hebrew University). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 20 February 2009, 11:00-12:00 Stochastic control as an inference problemProf. Bert Kappen (University of Nijmegen). Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR5. Tuesday 17 February 2009, 14:00-15:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubPhilip Sterne (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 10 February 2009, 17:00-18:00 Extending the Affinity Propagation ModelInmar Givoni (University of Toronto). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 30 January 2009, 13:00-14:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubArjun Bharioke, Cambridge University. Tuesday 27 January 2009, 17:00-18:00 The Block Diagonal Infinite Hidden Markov ModelTom Stepleton (CMU). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 21 January 2009, 13:00-14:00 Probabilistic Graph Models for Debugging SoftwareLaura Dietz (Max Planck Institute for Computer Science, Saarbrücken). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 19 January 2009, 14:00-15:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubNikon Rasumov (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 13 January 2009, 17:00-18:00 HMMs for Protein Sequencing from Mass Spectrometry DataDr Bernd Fischer (EBI). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 13 January 2009, 14:00-15:00 Deep Networks for VisionMachine Learning Tutorial Lecture Prof Brendan Frey (University of Toronto). Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR4. Thursday 27 November 2008, 16:00-18:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubIan Howard (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 25 November 2008, 17:00-18:00 Consensus finding, exponential models and infinite rankingsDr Marina Meila (University of Washington). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 12 November 2008, 13:00-14:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubJulijana Gjorgjieva (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 11 November 2008, 17:00-18:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr Aldo Faisal (University of Cambridge). Tuesday 28 October 2008, 17:00-18:00 Foundations of Nonparametric Bayesian Methods (Part III)Peter Orbanz (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 28 October 2008, 11:00-13:00 Efficient Sequential Monte Carlo Inference for Kingman's CoalescentNote unusual time Dr Dilan Gorur (Gatsby Unit, UCL). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 22 October 2008, 13:00-14:00 Context in human robot interactionThomas Kollar (MIT). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 21 October 2008, 15:00-16:00 Foundations of Nonparametric Bayesian Methods (Part II)Peter Orbanz (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Thursday 16 October 2008, 16:00-18:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr Mate Lengyel (Cambridge University, UK). Tuesday 14 October 2008, 17:00-18:00 Foundations of Nonparametric Bayesian Methods (Part I)Peter Orbanz (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Thursday 09 October 2008, 16:00-18:00 Shared Segmentation of Natural Scenes using Dependent Pitman-Yor ProcessesDr Erik Sudderth (UC Berkeley). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 08 October 2008, 13:30-14:30 Signal Processing and Communications Lab Seminars From calcium imaging to spikes, using sequential Monte Carlo methodsJoshua Vogelstein, Johns Hopkins University. LR12, Engineering, Department of. Wednesday 01 October 2008, 11:15-12:15 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubDr Máté Lengyel (Computational & Biological Learning Lab, Dept Engineering, U Cambridge). Tuesday 30 September 2008, 17:00-18:00 Spoken Dialogue ManagementSebastien Bratieres. Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 29 September 2008, 11:00-12:00 A Bayesian approach to language learningDr Sharon Goldwater (Edinburgh). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 26 September 2008, 15:00-16:00 Learning Bigrams from UnigramsAndrew B. Goldberg (University of Wisconsin, Madison). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 23 September 2008, 14:00-15:00 Nonparametric Bayesian Natural Language Model Domain Adaptation: A Hierarchical, Hierarchical Pitman-Yor Process Language ModelDr Frank Wood (UCL). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 17 September 2008, 14:00-15:00 Computational Neuroscience Journal ClubComputational and Biological Learning Lab, Department of Engineering. Tuesday 16 September 2008, 14:00-15:00 Bayesian approaches to autonomous Bayesian real-time learningJo-Anne Ting (University of Southern California). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 15 September 2008, 14:00-15:00 Non-negative matrix factorization with Gaussian process priorsDr Mikkel N. Schmidt (Technical University of Denmark / Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 10 September 2008, 14:00-15:00 Matrix Factorization and Relational LearningAjit Paul Singh (CMU). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 09 September 2008, 14:00-15:00 Assessing the effects of statistical dependencies on neural population coding in the visual pathwayJonathan Pillow (Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL). Wednesday 03 September 2008, 16:00-17:00 Double Feature: Optimal Precoding for MIMO and Divergence Estimation for Continuous DistributionsDr Fernando Perez-Cruz (Princeton). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 16 July 2008, 14:00-15:00 Nonparametric Bayesian Learning of Switching Dynamical SystemsEmily Fox (MIT). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 15 July 2008, 14:00-15:00 Message-passing inference on graphical modelsSimon Byrne (Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 15 July 2008, 11:30-12:30 Bayesian analysis of complex biological systemsDr Edo Airoldi (Princeton). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 25 June 2008, 15:00-16:00 Variational inference for partially observed diffusion processesDr. Cedric Archambeau (University College London). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 16 June 2008, 14:00-15:00 Computational and Biological Learning Seminar Series Seeing Patterns in Randomness: Irrational Superstition or Adaptive Behavior?Dr Angela Yu (Princeton). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Thursday 12 June 2008, 16:00-17:00 Assessing high-dimensional latent variable modelsDr Iain Murray (Toronto). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Thursday 12 June 2008, 14:00-15:00 Identification of dynamical subpopulations, optimal experiment design and moreAlberto Giovanni Busetto, ETH Zurich. Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Friday 30 May 2008, 11:00-12:00 H-Infinity ClusteringProf. Sam Roweis (Toronto). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 28 May 2008, 14:00-15:00 Sustainable Energy - without the hot airDavid MacKay (Cavendish Laboratory). Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Room 4. Tuesday 27 May 2008, 14:00-16:00 Modeling Behaviour in Economic Games using Game-Theoretic POMDPsDebajyoti Ray (Gatsby Unit, UCL). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 14 May 2008, 14:00-15:00 Talking with Robots: A Case Study in Architectures for Cognitive RoboticsDr Jeremy Wyatt (University of Birmingham). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 13 May 2008, 11:30-12:30 An Introduction to Statistical Learning TheoryMachine Learning Tutorial Lecture Prof. John Shawe-Taylor (UCL). Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Room 4. Thursday 08 May 2008, 16:00-18:00 Beam Sampling for Infinite Hidden Markov ModelsJurgen Van Gael. Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 02 April 2008, 14:00-15:00 Learning quantum physicsDr Gabor Csanyi (Dept of Engineering). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 17 March 2008, 14:00-15:00 Convergence analysis of the EM algorithm and joint minimization of free energyDr Shin-ichi Maeda (NARA Institute of Science and Technology). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 12 March 2008, 13:00-14:00 Discriminative Methods with StructureSimon Lacoste-Julien (Univ of California at Berkeley). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 11 March 2008, 11:30-12:30 A Bayesian approach to network modularity: inferring the structure and scale of modular networksJake Hofman (Columbia University). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Thursday 06 March 2008, 11:00-12:00 Inductive Logic ProgrammingMachine Learning Tutorial Lecture Stephen Muggleton (Imperial College London). LT2 (Inglis Building) Engineering, Department of. Thursday 28 February 2008, 16:00-18:00 Statistical Machine TranslationMachine Learning Tutorial Lecture Bill Byrne, Machine Intelligence Laboratory. LT2 (Inglis Building) Engineering, Department of. Thursday 21 February 2008, 16:00-18:00 Model selection and model order adaptation for clusteringPeter Orbanz (ETH Zurich). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Thursday 21 February 2008, 14:00-15:00 Expectation Propagation, Experimental Design for the Sparse Linear ModelMatthias Seeger (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 20 February 2008, 14:00-15:00 Biomedical Image SearchAlex Ksikes (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 18 February 2008, 11:30-12:30 Information RetrievalMachine Learning Tutorial Lecture Stephen Robertson, Microsoft Research Cambridge. LT2 (Inglis Building) Engineering, Department of. Thursday 14 February 2008, 16:00-18:00 Stable distribution and data sketchingIoana Cosma, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford. Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 06 February 2008, 14:00-15:00 Reinforcement LearningMachine Learning Tutorial Lecture (Note unusual day) Peter Dayan, Gatsby Unit, UCL. LT2 (Inglis Building) Engineering, Department of. Tuesday 29 January 2008, 16:00-18:00 Modeling Science: Topic models of Scientific Journals and Other Large Document CollectionsDavid Blei, Computer Science, Princeton University. Wednesday 23 January 2008, 14:00-15:00 Sparse Gaussian Process in Disease MappingJarno Vanhatalo, Helsinki University of Technology. Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Tuesday 22 January 2008, 11:00-12:00 Graphical ModelsMachine Learning Tutorial Lecture Christopher M. Bishop, Microsoft Research, Cambridge. LT2 (Inglis Building) Engineering, Department of. Thursday 17 January 2008, 16:00-18:00 Gene Regulatory Network Inference: A Kernel-Based Learning ApproachSandy Klemm, University of Cambridge. Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Monday 26 November 2007, 15:00-16:00 Error Correcting CodesMachine Learning Tutorial Lecture David J.C. MacKay, Department of Physics. LR4, Engineering, Department of. Thursday 22 November 2007, 16:00-18:00 Clinical data based optimal STI strategies for HIV: a reinforcement learning approachDr Guy-Bart Stan (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 21 November 2007, 14:00-15:00 Machine Learning Applications / Challenges in Natural Language ParsingMachine Learning Tutorial Lecture Ted Briscoe, Computer Laboratory. LR4, Engineering, Department of. Thursday 15 November 2007, 16:00-18:00 An overview of covariance operators in Hilbert space, and their applicationsArthur Gretton. Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 07 November 2007, 14:00-15:00 Optimal Control and Reinforcement Learning with Gaussian Process ModelsMarc Deisenroth (University of Cambridge). Engineering Department, CBL Room 438. Wednesday 07 November 2007, 11:30-12:30 Prequential StatisticsMachine Learning Tutorial Lecture Philip Dawid, Statistical Laboratory, Cambridge. LR4, Engineering, Department of. Thursday 01 November 2007, 16:00-18:00 Spectral ClusteringMachine Learning Tutorial Lecture Arik Azran, Machine Learning Group. LR4, Engineering, Department of. Thursday 25 October 2007, 16:00-18:00 Group Theory and Machine LearningMachine Learning Tutorial Lecture Imre Risi Kondor, Gatsby Unit, UCL. LR4, Engineering, Department of. Thursday 18 October 2007, 16:00-18:00 Hidden Common Cause Relations in Relational LearningRicardo Silva (Statistical Laboratory). LR6, Engineering, Department of. Wednesday 17 October 2007, 14:00-15:00 Optimal Spreading Sequences for Chaos-Based Communication Systems; Using CSK as a Case StudyTheodore Papamarkou, University of Warwick. LR5, Engineering, Department of.. Wednesday 03 October 2007, 14:00-15:00 Graph Kernels for Data MiningKarsten Borgwardt, Machine Learning Group @ CUED. LR5, Engineering, Department of. Wednesday 19 September 2007, 14:00-15:00 Geometric Algorithms for Linear Independent Component AnalysisHao Shen, National ICT Australia and Australian National University, Canberra. LR5, Engineering, Department of. Friday 14 September 2007, 14:00-15:00 Covariate Shift Adaptation: Supervised Learning When Training and Test Inputs Have Different DistributionsMasashi Sugiyama (Tokyo Institute of Technlogy). LR5, Engineering, Department of. Thursday 13 September 2007, 13:00-14:30 Computational and Biological Learning Seminar Series A new mathematical framework for optimal choice of actionsEmo Todorov, UCSD. LR5, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street. Wednesday 12 September 2007, 16:00-17:00 Bayesian RankingAdvanced Machine Learning Tutorial Lecture Ralf Herbrich, Microsoft Research Cambridge. LR4, Engineering, Department of. Thursday 15 March 2007, 16:00-18:00 Logistic Regression with a Laplacian prior on the Eigenvalues: Convex duality and application to EEG classificationNote different room and time Ryota Tomioka (University of Tokyo / Fraunhofer FIRST). LT1 (Inglis Building) Engineering, Department of. Thursday 15 March 2007, 13:00-14:00 Dirichlet Processes and Hierarchical Dirichlet ProcessesAdvanced Machine Learning Tutorial Lecture Dr Yee Whye Teh, Gatsby Unit, UCL. LR4, Engineering, Department of. Thursday 01 March 2007, 16:00-18:00 An Introduction to Non-parametric Bayesian MethodsRoom changed this week! Professor Zoubin Ghahramani, University of Cambridge. LR5, Engineering, Department of. Thursday 22 February 2007, 16:00-18:00 Robot Localisation and MappingAdvanced Machine Learning Tutorial Lecture Dr Paul M Newman, Oxford University. LR4, Engineering, Department of. Thursday 01 February 2007, 16:00-18:00 Advanced MCMC MethodsAdvanced Machine Learning Tutorial Lecture Iain Murray, Gatsby Unit, UCL. LR4, Engineering, Department of. Thursday 23 November 2006, 16:00-18:00 Expectation PropagationAdvanced Machine Learning Tutorial Lecture Dr Tom Minka, Microsoft Research Cambridge. LR4, Engineering, Department of. Thursday 16 November 2006, 16:00-18:00 CausalityAdvanced Tutorial Lecture Series on Machine Learning Dr Ricardo Silva, Gatsby Unit, UCL. LR4, Engineering, Department of. Thursday 09 November 2006, 16:00-18:00 Gaussian Processes for Machine LearningAdvanced Machine Learning Tutorial Lecture Ed Snelson, Gatsby Unit, UCL. LR4, Engineering, Department of. Thursday 26 October 2006, 16:00-18:00 Mixture Models and the EM AlgorithmAdvanced Machine Learning Tutorial Lecture Professor Chris Bishop, Microsoft Research Cambridge. LR4, Engineering, Department of. Thursday 05 October 2006, 16:00-18:00 Probabilistic Dimensional Reduction with the Gaussian Process Latent Variable ModelDr Neil Lawrence, Computer Science, University of Sheffield. LR10, Engineering, Department of. Tuesday 07 March 2006, 12:30-13:30 Please see above for contact details for this list. |
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