Spring 2024 Reading List

The written exam of the DAIS Qual Exam in Spring 2024 will be held on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, at 1pm-5pm in room 0220 Siebel Center, which is in the basement of Siebel Center (floor map: https://facilityaccessmaps.fs.illinois.edu/archibus/schema/ab-products/essential/workplace/?blId=0563&flId=00).  This reading list consists of  multiple topic sections, each containing 2-3 papers.  The questions in the written exam […]

Towards Theoretical Understanding of Overparametrization in Deep Learning

Guest Speaker: Jason Lee, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California Date/Time: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 2:00 pm Location:  3403 Siebel Sponsored by the Department of Computer Science and DAIS   Abstract:  We provide new theoretical insights on why over-parametrization is effective in learning neural networks. For a k hidden node shallow network with quadratic activation […]

Xiang Ren, PhD Candidate, “Minimal-Effort StructMine: Turning Massive Corpora into Structures”

Time: 11am-12pm Location:  3401 Siebel Center Abstract: While “Big Data” technologies are gaining great successes in unlocking knowledge from structured data, real-world data are largely unstructured and in the form of natural-language text. One of the grand challenges is to turn such massive text data into machine-actionable structures. Yet, most existing systems have heavy reliance […]