Events Calendar

20 Feb
Seminar
Computer Science Building, Room 151
Tuesday, 02/20/2018 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract: The vast majority of optimization problems arising in practical applications are NP-hard. Thus, it is difficult to over-state the importance of understanding how to handle NP-hard problems algorithmically. When...

21 Feb
Career Development
Computer Science Building, Main Lobby
Wednesday, 02/21/2018 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Fast Enterprises is looking to hire 100+ entry level candidates this year! Come meet the team in the CS Building!

FAST is an industry leader in the development and installation of software for government agencies...

21 Feb
Seminar
Computer Science Building, Room 151
Wednesday, 02/21/2018 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract: Typical analysis of learning algorithms considers their outcome in isolation from the effects that they may have on the process that generates the data or the entity that is interested in learning. However,...

22 Feb
Career Development
Campus Center (lower level)
Thursday, 02/22/2018 10:00am to 3:00pm

The UMass Amherst Career Blast Fair is a campus-wide event for all majors at all class levels. 

Computer Science students are highly encouraged to attend.

Here are some of the many employers who might be...

22 Feb
Machine Learning and Friends Lunch
Computer Science Building, Room 150/151
Thursday, 02/22/2018 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Abstract: TBA

 

BIO: Michael Wick is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Massachusetts working with Andrew McCallum in the Information Extraction and Synthesis Laboratory. His research in developing new...

22 Feb
Seminar
Computer Science Building, Room 151
Thursday, 02/22/2018 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract:

The public sphere is sick. Tribalism, polarization, echo chambers, and misinformation are some of the more unpleasant symptoms of this sickness. These symptoms are nothing new, but they have never been...

23 Feb
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Defense
Lederle Graduate Research Center, Room A310
Friday, 02/23/2018 9:00am to 11:00am

"Learning with Aggregate Data"

Various real-world applications involve directly dealing with aggregate data. In this work, we study Learning with Aggregate Data from several perspectives and try to address their...

26 Feb
Special Event
Computer Science Building, Room 150/151
Monday, 02/26/2018 11:45am to 1:10pm

 

Faculty Meeting

Lunch beginning at 11:45 a.m.
Research talk: 12 p.m.
Faculty Meeting: 12:20-1:10 p.m.

 

26 Feb
Seminar
Computer Science Building, Room 151
Monday, 02/26/2018 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract: Machine learning is fundamentally changing how software is developed. Rather than program behavior directly, many developers now curate training data and engineer features, but the process is slow, laborious,...

27 Feb
Seminar
Computer Science Building, Room 151
Tuesday, 02/27/2018 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract: As data is being more widely collected and used, privacy and statistical validity are becoming increasingly difficult to protect. Sound solutions are needed, as ad hoc approaches have resulted in several high-...

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