**2019**

**IISc AI Day, 2019**

March 13, 2019

Venue: Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science

**2018**

**IBM Research-IISc Workshop on Knowledge and Learning**

Partha Talukdar, Sreyash Kenkre

March 7, 2018

Venue: CDS 102**Workshop on Brain, Computation, and Learning**

January 8 – 12, 2018

Venue: Faculty Hall, IISc**Generating Syntactic Adversaries with Controlled Paraphrasing**

Mohit Iyyer (AI2 => UMass: https://www.cs.umd.edu/~miyyer/)

Friday, January 5, 2018

Time: 1 PM

CDS 102

**Explaining and Interpreting Word Representations**

Danish Pruthi, CMU

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Time: 1 PM

CDS 102

**2017**

**Morphology of a Word**[**Slides**]

Manaal Faruqui (Google Research)

Friday, Dec 22, 2017

Time: 10 AM

CDS 102**The Extremes of Machine Learning: From ML with 83 million labels to ML in 2 KB RAM**

Manik Varma (MSR India)

Thursday, Oct 24, 2017

Time: 10 AM

CDS 102**Knowledge Representation And Reasoning With Deep Neural Networks**

Arvind Neelakantan (UMass Amherst/Google Brain) [slides]

Friday, Oct 13, 2017

Time: 3 PM

CDS 102**Entropy-regularized Attention Models in Text Analysis**

Prof. Soumen Chakrabarti (IIT Bombay)

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

Time: 5PM

CDS 102**Surveillance Model Development: A Case Study**

Mayur Thakur and Sreenath Maikkara (Goldman Sachs)

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 1PM – 2PM

CDS / SERC 102**Leveraging Propagation for Data Mining: Models, Algorithms and Applications**

Prof. B. Aditya Prakash (Virginia Tech)

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017

Time: 1PM – 2PM

CDS / SERC 102

**2016**

**Linearized and Single-Pass Belief Propagation**

Wolfgang Gatterbauer (CMU, USA)

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016

Time: 1PM – 2PM

CDS / SERC 102**Learning with Complex Performance Metrics [****Slides]**

Nagarajan Natarajan (Microsoft Research, India)

Monday, Aug 1, 2016

Time: 1PM – 2PM

CDS / SERC 102**Point Processes For Social Networks**

P.K. Srijith (CSA, IISc)

Wednseday, July 27, 2016

Time: 1PM – 2PM

CDS / SERC 102**Opinion: Mining Wikipedia Revisions for Automatic Grammatical Error Correction and Feedback**

Nitin Madnani (ETS)

Monday, May 2, 2016

Time: 1PM – 2PM

SERC 102**Opinion: Learning in Markov Decision Problems**

Prof. Peter Bartlett (UC Berkeley)

Monday, March 21, 2016

Time: 11AM – 12PM

CSA 254**Opinion: What are Subjectivity, Sentiment, and Affect?**

Prof. Eduard Hovy (Carnegie Mellon University)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SERC 102**Deep Learning with GPUs**

Pradeep Gupta (Lead Solutions Architect, NVIDIA)

Monday, March 7, 2016

SERC 102- Introductory Sessions on Deep Learning Title:
**Introduction to Deep Learning for Vision**

Date: Monday, Feb 1 2016

Speaker: Srinivas Kruthiventi, MSc(Engg), CDS

Time: 1PM – 2PM

Venue: SERC 102 Seminar HallTitle:**Introduction to Deep Learning for Audio / Introduction to Restricted Boltzmann Machines**

Date: Monday, Feb 8 2016

Speaker: Srikanth Raj, PhD, ECE / Vidyadhar Upadhyaya, PhD, EE

Time: 1PM – 2PM

Venue: SERC 102 Seminar Hall **Special Seminar : AI for Automated Educational Assessments and Labor Market Insight**

Varun Aggarwal (CTO, Aspiring Minds)

Friday, February 5, 2016. 1:00 – 2:00 PM

SERC 102**An Intelligent Conversational System for TV Program Discovery**

Deepak Ramachandran (Nuance Communications)

Tuesday, January 5, 2016. 1:00 – 2:00 PM

SERC 102

**2015**

**Large-scale Optimization with Non-decomposable Objectives**

Purushottam Kar, (IIT Kanpur)

Monday, September 7, 2015. 1:00 – 2:00 PM

SERC 102**MLSIG Seminar: Statistical Learning Theory for Ranking Problems**[Slides]

Ambuj Tewari, (University of Michigan)

Thursday, Septrmber 3, 2015, 1:00 PM

SERC 102**MLSIG Seminar: NEIL: Learning Visual and Common Sense Knowledge**

Abhinav Gupta, CMU

Friday, August 7, 2015, 11:00 AM

SERC 102**MLSIG Lunch: A Bayesian Framework for Estimating Properties of Network Diffusions**[Slides]

Indrajit Bhattacharya, IBM Research

Monday, April 13, 2015, 1:00 PM

SERC 102**MLSIG Lunch: Dependence modeling using copulas**[Slides]

Vaibhav Rajan, Xerox Research

Monday, April 06, 2015, 1:00 PM

SERC 102**MLSIG Lunch: Online Learning in complex environments**[Slides]

Aditya Gopalan, IISc

Monday, March 30, 2015, 1:00 PM

SERC 102**MLSIG Lunch: Learning Sparse Signals from Probabilistic Graphical Models**

Chandra Murthy, IISc

Monday, March 23, 2015, 1:00 PM

SERC 102**MLSIG Lunch: Theory versus practice in data science**

Charles Elkan, Amazon

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 1:00 PM

SERC Auditorium (4th floor)**MLSIG Lunch: Locally Non-linear Embeddings for Extreme Multi-label Learning**

Prateek Jain, Microsoft Research

Monday, March 09, 2015, 1:00 PM

SERC 102**CSA Seminar: Next Disruption in Computing and AI**

Sumit Sanyal, Nomizo Inc.

Monday, February 09, 2015, 4:00 PM

CSA Seminar Hall (Room No. 254, First Floor)**CSA Seminar: On pipelines, networks and solutions: analysis methods to understand imaging data from the human brain**

Dr. Nitin Williams, MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge

Monday, January 12, 2015, 4:00 PM

CSA Seminar Hall (Room No. 254, First Floor)**Symposium on Learning, Algorithms and Complexity**at IISc from Jan 5-9, 2015, includes joint sessions with**ICTS Turing Lectures**and**Microsoft Research India Theory Day**.**I. G. Sarma – Infosys Foundation Lecture: The Quest for Resilient Mechanism Design**

Silvio Micali, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 4:00 PM

Faculty Hall**CSA Seminar: Learning on networks**

Elchanan Mossel, UC Berkeley and U. Pennsylvania

Friday, January 02, 2015, 4:00 PM

CSA Seminar Hall (Room No. 254, First Floor)

**2014**

**CSA Seminar: Actor-Critic Algorithms for Risk-Sensitive Reinforcement Learning**

Prashanth L.A., IISc

Wednesday, December 03, 2014, 3:30 PM

CSA Seminar Hall (Room No. 254, First Floor)**CSA Seminar: On TD(0) with function approximation: Concentration bounds and a centered variant with exponential convergence**

Prashanth L.A., IISc

Monday, December 01, 2014, 3:30 PM

CSA Seminar Hall (Room No. 254, First Floor)**CSA Seminar: Fast gradient descent for drifting least squares regression, with application to bandits**

Prashanth L.A., IISc

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 3:30 PM

CSA Seminar Hall (Room No. 254, First Floor)**CSA Seminar: Efficient Algorithms for Structured Output Learning**

Balamurugan P, IISc

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 12:00 PM

CSA Seminar Hall (Room No. 254, First Floor)**CSA Seminar: Stochastic approximation for speeding up LSTD/LSPI (and least squares regression/LinUCB)**

Prashanth L.A., IISc

Monday, November 24, 2014,3:30 PM

CSA Seminar Hall (Room No. 254, First Floor)**CSA Seminar: Flexible Bayesian Models for Heterogeneous Multi-modal and Multi-way Data**

Piyush Rai, Duke University,

Friday, November 21, 2014, 4:00 PM

CSA Seminar Hall (Room No. 254, First Floor)**CSA Seminar: Parallel Bayesian Network Structure Learning for Genome-Scale Gene Networks**

Dr. Sanchit Mishra. Intel

Monday, November 03, 2014, 4:00 PM

CSA Multimedia Class (Room No. 252, First Floor)**CSA Seminar: An Introduction to Reinforcement Learning**

Dr. Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan, IISc

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 4:00 PM

CSA Multimedia Class (Room No. 252, First Floor)**CSA Seminar: RoboCup: A Grand Challenge for AI**

Dr. Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan, IISc

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 5:15 PM

CSA Multimedia Class (Room No. 252, First Floor)**CSA Seminar: PAC Subset Selection in Stochastic Multi-armed Bandits**

Dr. Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan, IISc)

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 5:00 PM

CSA Multimedia Class (Room No. 252, First Floor)**CSA Seminar: An Introduction to Stochastic Multi-armed Bandits**

Dr. Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan, IISc

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 5:00 PM

CSA Multimedia Class (Room No. 252, First Floor)**Big Data Lecture: Mechanism Design for Strategic Networks, Crowds, and Markets**

Y. Narahari, IISc

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science**Big Data Lecture: Role of Sparse Signal Recovery in Big Data Analytics**

Chandra Murthy, IISc

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science**Big Data Lecture: Big Data, Small Testing?**

Jayant Haritsa, IISc

Friday, May 23, 2014, 4:00 PM

Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science**Big Data Lecture: Learning from Big Data: Using Statistics to tame the Complexity**

Chiranjib Bhattacharyya, IISc

Friday, May 23, 2014, 4:00 PM

Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science**Big Data Lecture: Belief Propagation for Large-Scale Optimization on Graphs**

Rajesh Sundaresan, IISc

Friday April 18, 2014

Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science**Big Data Lecture: Using Data to Understand Biological Systems**

Ramesh Hariharan, Strand Life Sciences

Thursday March 27, 2014

Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science**Big Data Lecture: Foundations of Data Science**

Ravindran Kannan, Microsoft Research

Tuesday February 25, 2014

Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science**CSA Seminar: Statistical Guarantees for Alternating Minimization**

Praneeth Netrapalli, U Texas, Austin

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 12 -1pm

CSA Multimedia Class (Room No. 252, First Floor)**Big Data Initiative launched @ CSA**.**CSA Seminar: Submodular combinatorial problems in Machine Learning**

Rishabh Iyer, U Washington

Wed Jan 22, 2014, 2 -3pm

CSA Seminar Hall (Room No. 254, First Floor)**SERC Seminar: Lecture on Collaborative Filtering Methods**

Yiming Yang, CMU

Wed Jan 8, 2014, 11am -12 noon

SERC IV floor**Indo-US Lectures Week on Machine Learning, Game Theory and Optimization**at IISc from Jan 7-10, 2014.

**2013**

**CSA Seminar: Machine Learning in Dialog Management**

Deepak Ramachandran, Nuance Communications

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 4-5pm

CSA 254**CSA Seminar: Predictive Analytics at Enlightiks**

Vamsi Chandra Kasivajjala, Enlightiks

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 4-5pm

CSA 254**CSA Seminar: Online Learning with Pairwise Loss Functions**

Purushottam Kar, Microsoft Research India

Thu Sep 12, 2013, 4-5pm

CSA 252**CSA Seminar: Sparse Inverse Covariance Matrix Estimation Using Quadratic Approximation**

Inderjit Dhillon, University of Texas at Austin

Tue May 07, 2013, 4-5pm

CSA 254**CSA Distinguished Seminar : Data, Learning and Automation**

Hugh Durrant-Whyte, National ICT Australia

Wed, March 27, 2013, 4-5pm

CSA 254**SERC Seminar: Graph-based Large-scale Knowledge Harvesting from Text**

Partha Pratim Talukdar, CMU

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 4-5pm

SERC Auditorium, 4th floor.

**2012**

**MLSIG Seminar: The Lovasz Theta function, SVMs and finding large dense subgraphs**

Chiranjib Bhattacharya, CSA, IISc

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 4-5pm

CSA 254**MLSIG Seminar: Stochastic optimization and sparse statistical recovery: An optimal algorithm for high dimensions**

Alekh Agarwal, Microsoft Research, NYC

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 3-4pm

CSA 254**MLSIG Seminar: PAC Subset Selection in Stochastic Multi-armed Bandits**

Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan, Yahoo! Labs Bangalore

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 4-5pm

CSA 252**MLSIG Seminar: Nearest neighbor based greedy coordinate descent**

Pradeep Ravikumar, University of Texas at Austin

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 4-5pm

CSA 252**MLSIG Seminar: Control of Sample Complexity and Regret in Bandits using Fractional Moments**

Ravindran Balaraman, IIT Madras

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 4-5pm

CSA 252/254**MLSIG Seminar: Decision Making in Intensive Care: Melding the Art of Medicine and Statistical/Machine Learning Techniques in Critical Care**

Sampath Sriram, St. John’s Medical College Bangalore

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 4-5pm

CSA 252**MLSIG Seminar: Hard Thresholding Methods for Sparse Parameter Estimation**

Prateek Jain, Microsoft Research

Tue March 20, 2012, 4-5pm

CSA 252**Bell Labs/IISc Workshop on Machine Learning, Security and Privacy**

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

February 25, 2012Organized in association with**Bell Labs India****Network Science School and Workshop**[**ICTS**/**IMI**]

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

January 2-13, 2012

**2011**

**CSA Open Day**

Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

March 4-5, 2011Organized by the**CSA Department**, this is an annual event in which the department showcases computer science research to the wider community. Machine learning members put up an active show!

**2010**

**Indo-US Symposium on New Directions in Machine Learning, Game Theory, and Optimization**

Indian Institute of Science and Lalit Ashok Hotel, Bangalore

November 12-13, 2010Organized with support from the**Indo-US Science and Technology Forum****Machine Learning Summer School**

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

June 14-19, 2010Organized in association with**Yahoo! Labs Bangalore**