Fellows Jasper Snoek, Or Sheffet, and Raf Frongillo attended the 2014 Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) conference, held in Montreal. Or Sheffet gave a spotlight presentation and presented a poster, both titled "Learning Mixtures of Ranking Models."
CRCS Faculty Ryan Adams is now co-hosting a podcast, Talking Machines. This podcast features conversations on machine learning, with scientists such as Hanna Wallach, Kevin Murphy, Max Welling, Geoff Hinton, Yoshua Bengio, and Yann LeCun.
This workshop brought together approximately 40 outstanding EECS graduate and postdoctoral women for two days of scientific/technical information exchange and career-oriented discussions on topics including the pros/cons of academia, finding a faculty position, life as a young academic, and keys to success as a junior faculty member.
CRCS Fellow Jasper Snoek's paper, "Global Optimization Approaches for Parameter Tuning in Biomedical Signal Processing: A Focus of Multi-scale Entropy," was featured in the 2014 Computing in Cardiology Conference on applying Bayesian Optimization to improve automated analysis of biomedical signals.