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Machine Learning Reading Group

Spring 2011

Welcome to the Machine Learning Reading Group at Brown University. We meet in CIT 345 on most Thursdays at 12:00pm and are open to all students and faculty. (If you can't make this time, please email the group leader.)

MLRG meetings and other news are announced via posts to the ML-READING-GROUP list. You can subscribe here. The MLRG leader this semester is Jason Pacheco.

If you have an ongoing or just-completed project involving machine learning, please offer to lead a session!


Date Topic Discussion leaders
Mar 4 Organizational Meeting: Review NIPS Abstracts NIPS Publications
Mar 16 PTG Talk: Solving Inference, Optimization, and Constraint Satisfaction Problems with the Divide & Concur and Belief Propagation Message-Passing Algorithms
J. Yedidia
Apr 14 Construction of Dependent Dirichlet Processes based on Poisson Processes
D. Lin, E. Grimson, J. Fisher
Jason Pacheco
Apr 21 Learning concept graphs from text with stick-breaking priors
A. Chambers, P. Smyth, M. Steyvers
Dae Il Kim
May 5 Copula Processes
A. G. Wilson, Z. Ghahramani
Ari Pakman