Speaker Series

April 2024
Harry Mairson, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Brandeis University and Harvard Radcliffe Institute (2023-2024)
Title: "Digital Amati: Digitally Curating and Studying the Italian Violinmaking Tradition"
March 2024

Hongfu Liu, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Brandeis
Title: "Goal-Oriented Data-Centric Learning"

Julia Mendelsohn, PhD Candidate, School of Information at the University of Michigan
Title: "Computational Approaches for Uncovering Implicit Strategies in Political Discourse"
Hongyang Zhang, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University
Title: "Towards a Foundation for Multitask Learning"
Yuan Gong, Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Spoken Language Systems Group 
Title: "From Audio Perception to Understanding: A Path Towards Audio AGI"
Jialu Li, PhD Candidate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Title: "Breaking Down Barriers - Advancing Interdisciplinary Speech Applications in Early Children's Development"
February 2024
Pengyu Hong, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Brandeis
Title: "Towards Principle-Informed Data-Driven Decision Making"

Tevfik Kosar, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB)
Title: "Realizing the Potential of Computer Science at Brandeis by Leading in Innovation, Engagement, and Impact"

January 2024
Dr. Jason Xiaotian Dou, Postdoctoral Research Fellow,  Harvard University
Title:"Towards AI-enabled Healthcare Through Learning Effective
Representations Efficiently"
December 2023
Ju Hyoung Mun, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Computer Science, Boston University
Title: "A Brief Introduction to Computer Networking"
Meng Jiang, Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame
Title: "Data Augmentation for Graph Regression"
Singhal Mohit, Instructor,  Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington
Title: "User Authentication: The Angel and Devil"
November 2023
Dylan Cashman, Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Brandeis
Title: "Improving the Impact of AI with Visual Affordances"

Romila Pradhan, Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University
Title: "Toward Trustworthy and Responsible Data Science"

Hamed Zamani, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Title: "Retrieval-Enhanced Machine Learning: Lessons Learned and Opportunities Ahead"

Dr. Neil Shah, Principal Research Scientist and Senior Manager, Snap Research 
Title: "Improving the Scalability of Graph Neural Networks"

October 2023

Liping Liu, Assistant Professor, Tufts University
Title: "Generative Models for Graph Data: Probability Calculations and Efficiency"

Shomir Wilson, Director, Human Language Technologies Lab, and Assistant Professor, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University
Title: "Natural Language Processing for Privacy and Social Good"

A. Erdem Sariyuce, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo
Title: "Using Motif Transitions for Temporal Graph Generation"

September 2023

Tyler Derr, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and the Data Science Institute, Vanderbilt University
Title: "Data Quality-Aware Learning on Graphs"

April 2023

Sucheta Soundarajan, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department, Syracuse University
Title: "Fairness in Social Networks"

Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, Washington University in Saint Louis
Title: "Towards Trustworthy AI-Driven Autonomous Systems"

Weijun Xie, Coca-Cola Foundation Early Career Professor. and Assistant Professor at H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering , Georgia Tech
Title: "Best Principal Submatrix Selection for the Maximum Entropy Sampling Problem: Scalable Algorithms and Performance Guarantees"

Zheng Wen, Research Scientist at DeepMind
Title: "A Mini-Tutorial on Thompson Sampling"

March 2023

João Luís G. Rosa, Visiting Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, UMass Lowell and Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of São Paulo (USP), in São Carlos, Brazil
Title: "Brain-Computer Interfaces"

Manling Li. Ph.D. candidate at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Title: "Toward Factuality in Information Access: Event-Centric Multimodal Knowledge Acquisition"

Nan Liu, Associate Professor and William S. McKiernan '78 Family Faculty Fellow, Boston College
Title: "Helping the Captive Audience: Advance Notice of Diagnostic Service for Hospital Inpatients"