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BACTAC - Stetten, Strohmann and Howe

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Current Graduate Student Research in Machine Learning
Jason Stetten
Graduate Student, Department of Computer Science
Graduate Student, Department of Computer Science
Michael R. Howe
Graduate Student, Department of Computer Science
Jason Stetten

Attention is a ubiquitous part of everyday human visual perception, crucially interacting with object recognition. I'll discuss a simple, heuristic, computational model that attempts to capture some key object-based aspects of human visual attention.

Thomas Strohmann

The talk will be centered around the "Minimax Probability Machine (MPM)" and the work my advisor Greg Grudic and I were doing on MPM Regression. I will also give some general comments about what being a Research Assistant in Machine Learning is like. For instance, I'll talk a little bit about my experience during the NIPS conference in Vancouver last December and about the relation of my research to graduate school course work.

Michael Howe

It has been noted that certain learning tasks can benefit from replacing some study time with equivalent testing time. I will present some of our effects to model this phenomenon using various connectionist frameworks. In addition, I will use these modeling efforts to motivate a discussion of the difficulties and successes of doing computational models of psychological phenomena.

BACTAC, the Beverage And Chips Tuesday Afternoon Colloquium, is a weekly forum run by graduate students. The goal is provide an informal setting in which anyone can (basically) present anything. In the past, we have had practice talks for conferences and job interviews, research reports, juggle lessons (!), student representative reports, internship discussions, an introduction to ergonomics, and "pay attention to this when you are going to look for job" discussions.

BACTAC is meant to be an informal and social event to promote the interaction among graduate students. BACTAC is typically held every Tuesday, at 3:30pm, in room ECOT 831. Free munchies and drinks are provided.

Please email Caleb Phillips for more information or if you want to be a speaker.

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