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Past Events

The ISP AI Forum is a series of talks by Pitt faculty, students, and visitors on current research in AI.  These are the past talks for the AI Forum.  Return to Upcoming Events.

Past Events

Date Title Speaker Title Organization
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Utilizing Vector Space Models for Identifying Legal Factors from Text Mohammad Falakmasir graduate student ISP
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Detecting and Separating Overlapping Digits Daniel Steinberg graduate student ISP
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Grace Hopper Conference Review Zahra Rahimi and Khushboo Thaker graduate students ISP
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Causal Discovery with Arbitrary Mixtures of Observational and Experimental Data Andrews Bryan graduate student ISP
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Towards Interactive NLP in clinical environments Gaurav Trivedi Graduate student ISP
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Stereotype Modeling for Problem-Solving Performance Predictions in MOOCs and Traditional Courses Roya Hosseini graduate student ISP
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Learning analytics in Higher Education in Japan Dr. Hiroaki Ogata, Dr. Brendan Flanagan Professor Kyoto University
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Computational breast imaging analysis for clinical applications Dr. Shandong Wu Assistant Professor ISP
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Computational Network Intelligence Dr. Tsai-Ching Lu Senior Research Scientist HRL Laboratories, LLC
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm ISP Picnic ISP
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm TBA Dr. Paul Cohen Founding Dean of the School of Computing and Information ISP
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm You’re out! An analysis of re-sampling strategies for risk assessment using the Cox proportional hazards model Giacomo Nebbia ISP
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Detecting and Characterizing Influential Users in Facebook Groups Khushboo Thaker ISP
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Predicting and boosting memory retention Michael Mozer Department of Computer Science ​and Institute of Cognitive Science​ ISP
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm CS Day 2017 ISP
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm A novel representation of vaccine efficacy trial datasets for use in computer simulation of vaccination policy Mohammadamin Tajgardoon ISP
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Sentence Boundary Detection in Decisions of the US Courts Jaromir Savelka ISP
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Online Article Ranking as a Constrained, Dynamic, Multi-Objective Optimization Problem Jeya Balasubramanian ISP
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Discovery of Causal Models that Contain Latent Variables through Bayesian Scoring of Independence Constraints Fattaneh Jabbari ISP
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm ISP Assessment Meeting faculty and students only ISP
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Heart Failure Readmission Risk Assessment Using Electronic Health Records from 15,703 Hospital Visits Diyang Xue ISP
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Designing an Interactive Tool for Natural Language Processing on Clinical Text Gaurav Trivedi ISP
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm ISP Celebration ISP
Friday, January 6, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Generative Method to Discover Genetically Driven Image Biomarkers Kayhan Batmanghelich ISP
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Towards reliable and useful student modeling for real-world adaptive tutoring systems Yun Huang Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Obtaining accurate probabilities using an Ensemble of Linear Trend Estimation Mahdi Pakdaman Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Automatically Extracting Topical Components for a Response-to-Text Writing Assessment Zahra Rahimi Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm An Evaluation of Parser Robustness for Ungrammatical Sentences Huma Hashemi Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm A study of the transferability of influenza case detection systems between two large healthcare systems Ye Ye Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Operator Recognition and Prediction of Emergent Swarm Behaviors Philip Walker Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Modeling Human Communication Dynamics Dr. Louis-Philippe Morency Assistant Professor, LTI, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Entity/Event-level Sentiment Detection and Inference Lingjia Deng Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 3:00pm - 6:30pm ISP Picnic Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Narrowing the gap in AI & Legal Argumentation: Case Outcome Prediction and Semantic Analysis of Court Opinions Matthias Grabmair Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Unsupervised Deep Learning Reveals Prognostically Relevant Subtypes of Glioblastoma Jon Young ISP graduate student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 12:50pm - 1:10pm Unsupervised morphology disambiguation using cross-lingual information Omid Kashefi ISP graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 12:30pm - 12:50pm A Bayesian Scoring of Additive Noise Models for Distinguishing Between Cause and Effect Bryan Andrews ISP graduate student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Extracting Case Law Sentences for Interpretation of Terms from Statutory Law Jaromir Savelka ISP graduate student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Mastery-Oriented Shared Student/System Control Over Problem Selection in a Linear Equation Tutor Yanjin Long Research Associate learning research and development center
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Link Prediction via Multi-Hashing Framework Mengdi Wang ISP graduate student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Towards Human-like Understanding of Visual Content Adriana Kovashka Assistant Professor Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm ISP Assessment Meeting
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Animated Examples as Practice Content in a Java Programming Course Roya Hosseini ISP graduate student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Supporting English Language Learners with an Adaptive Mobile Application Carrie Demmans Epp postdoctoral research associate Learning Research & Development Center (LRDC)
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Toward Machine-assisted Construction of Arguments in Online User Comments Joonsuk Park (Jon Park) PhD candidate Department of Computer Science. Cornell University
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm From Raw Text to Machine-Readable and Human-Interpretable Information Bishan Yang postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science , Carnegie Mellon University
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Designing adaptive user technologies through automating collaborative experimentation: Coordinating practitioners and researchers in HCI, psychology, education, and statistical machine learning Joseph Jay Williams Research Fellow at Harvard VPAL Research Harvard VPAL Research
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Parse Tree Fragmentation of Ungrammatical Sentences Huma Hashemi ISP graduate student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Applying an Interactive Machine Learning Approach to Statutory Analysis Jaromir Savelka ISP graduate student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Unifying Logical and Statistical AI Pedro Domingos Professor Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm ISP Celebration Day
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm AN ANALYTICS BASED ARCHITECTURE AND METHODOLOGY FOR COLLABORATIVE TIMETABLING IN HIGHER EDUCATION Carlos Sanchez Director of Decision Support and Information Technology School of information Science, University of Pittsburgh
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm The Impact of Visual Aesthetics on the Utility, Affordance, and Readability of Network Graphs Patrick Dudas iSchool graduate student School of Information Science, University of Pittsburgh
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Incorporating Coherence of Topics as a Criterion in Automatic Response-to-Text Assessment of the Organization of Writing Zahra Rahimi ISP graduate student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Joint Prediction for Entity/Event-Level Sentiment Analysis using Probabilistic Soft Logic Models Lingjia Deng ISP graduate student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Link Prediction based on Multi-hashing Method Mengdi Wang ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Time Series Analysis for Predicting the Effect of Operator Input on Robot Swarms Philip Walker ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Influenza detection from emergency department reports using natural language processing and Bayesian network classifiers Ye Ye ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Generating Purposive Legal Arguments for Trade Secret Law Cases Matthias Grabmair ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Directed Discussion for ISP Students and Faculty Janyce Wiebe Director Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Spectral Bayesian Knowledge Tracing Mohammad Falakmasir ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Is Emulating the Helpful Co-constructed Dialogue Relations of Human Tutoring Effective? Sandra Katz Research Associate Learning Research and Development Center
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Implicature in Opinion Analysis Janyce Wiebe Professor Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm TBA
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Transfer of Predictive Models for Classification of Statutory Texts in Multi-jurisdictional Settings Jaromir Savelka ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Obtaining Well Calibrated Probabilities Using Bayesian Binning Mahdi Pakdaman ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Grace Hopper Conference Review Grace Hopper Attendees Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Use of big data in personalized education (Joint ISP/iSchool talk) Zachary Pardos Assistant Professor UC Berkeley School of Information
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Modeling the lifespan of discourse entities with application to coreference resolution Marie-Catherine de Marneffe Assistant Professor Department of Linguistics, The Ohio State University
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Recommendation, Evaluation, and Categorization in Yahoo Aviate Mahdi Pakdaman ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Doing More with Less: Student Modeling and Performance Prediction with Reduced Content Models Yun Huang ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Discovery-based Goal Recognition in Interactive Narratives Alok Baikadi Post-Doc Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm +/-EffectWordNet: Sense-level Lexicon Acquisition for Opinion Inference Yoonjung Choi Graduate Student Department of Computer Science
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Diffbot: Building a Database of the Web Daniel Steinberg ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Automatic Scoring of an Analytical Response-To-Text Assessment Zahra Rahimi ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Exploring Problem Solving Paths in a Java Programming Course Roya Hosseini ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 3:00pm - 6:30pm ISP Picnic Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm A Comparison of MT Errors and ESL Errors Homa Baradaran Hashemi ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Predicting Students' Performance in Parametrized Questions Shaghayegh Sahebi ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Twitterhealth: Mining Public Health Information from Social Media Henry Kautz Professor and Chair Department of Computer Science and Institute for Data Science
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Supporting Review of Clinical Records Using Natural Language Processing with Expert Feedback Gaurav Trivedi ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Information Extraction from Public Health Statutes Jaromir Savelka ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm A Survey on English Text Simplification Fattaneh Jabbari ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Selective Model Averaging with Bayesian Rule Learning for Predictive Biomedicine Jeya Balaji Balasubramanian ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Human Data Interaction Saman Amirpour Amraii ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm General Features in Knowledge Tracing to Model Multiple Subskills, Temporal Item Response Theory, and Expert Knowledge Yun Huang ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Latent Variable Models for Viewpoint Discovery in Online Discussions Minghui Qiui Visiting PhD Student Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Directed Discussion for ISP Students and Faculty Diane Litman Director Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Simulated Student as a Methodology to Advance Theories of Learning Noboru Matsuda Systems Scientist Human Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Sentiment Propagation via Implicature Constraints of goodFor/badFor Events Lingjia Deng ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Different Levels of Automation for Human Influence of Robot Swarms Phillip Walker ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm An Optimization-based Framework to Learn Conditional Random Fields for Multi-label Classification Mahdi Pakdaman Naeini ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm The Psychology of Medical Diagnosis from Previous Personal Experiences and Beliefs Benjamin Rottman Assistant Professor Department of Psychology and LRDC
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm The Signal Processing Approach to Biomarkers: Dynamical Biomarkers and Recent Advances in Swallowing, Gait, Handwriting and Preference Detection Research Ervin Sejdic Assistant Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Abstract Representations of Plot Structure Micha Elsner Assistant Professor Ohio State University, Department of Linguistics
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Content-Based Cross-Domain Recommendations Using Segmented Models Shaghayegh (Sherry) Sahebi ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Turn-Taking Behavior in a Human Tutoring Corpus Zahra Rahimi ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Learning to Classify from Multiple Annotators Quang Nguyen CS Graduate Student Department of Computer Science
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Using Event Progression to Enhance Purposive Argumentation in the Value Judgment Formalism Matthias Grabmair ISP Graduate Student Intelligent Systems Program
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm ISP Welcome Picnic 2013 Intelligent Systems Program

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