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Industry Affiliate Workshops

2014 IA Workshop

2013 IA Workshop

2012 IA Workshop

2011 IA Workshop


Semester Seminars

Fall 2014 Seminars

Date Speaker Presentation/Discussion Topic
8/29 Dr. Rangan Sukumar (ORNL - Research Scientist - Computational Data Analytics Research Group) Machine Learning in the Big Data Era-Are We There Yet? – Experiences with Data-Parallel Computing Frameworks
9/12 Dr. Arvind Ramanathan (ORNL- Computer Science Research Staff - Computational Data Analytics Research Group) Finding Needle in a Haystack: Event Detection, Feature Extraction and Sub-state Discovery by Multivariate Heavy-Tailed Modeling of Big Data
9/26 Dr. Audris Mockus (UTK- EECS - new Harlan Mills Professor) Engineering Big Data Solutions
10/10 Dr. Shaun Gleason (ORNL - Director - Computational Sciences and Engineering Division)  
10/24 Dr. Regis Kopper (Duke University - Director of the Duke Immersive Virtual Environment (DIVE) )  
11/7 Dr. Chad Steed - (Computer Science Research Staff - Computational Data Analytics Research Group)  
11/21 Ted Tanner (PokitDok - CTO/Co-Founder ~ CISML Industry Affilate ) Special Colloquium ~ 4th Floor Ayres Hall

Spring 2014 Seminars

Date Speaker Presentation/Discussion Topic
1/17 Dr. Eric Wade (UTK - MABE) Assistive Technology as a Novel Approach to Rehabilitation
1/31 Dr. Kenneth Tobin, Jr. (ORNL - Electrical and Electronics Systems Research Division) Electrical and Electronics Systems Research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Presentation Slides
2/14 Dr. Asad Khattak - (UT - Civil & Environmental Engineering ) Intelligent Transportation Systems: Presentation Slides
2/28 Dr. Bruce MacLennan (UT - EECS) Cruelty to Robots? The Hard Problem of Robot Suffering: Presentation Slides
   
3/14 Dr. Erik Ferragut (ORNL - Cyber and Information Security Research Group) Probabilistic Schema Matching
3/28 Dr. Robert Bridges (ORNL - Cyber and Information Security Research Group) New Techniques for Entity Extraction of Cyber Security Concepts:
Deploying Natural Language Processing to Specialized Applications
4/4 CISML 2014 Industry Affiliate Workshop 8:30am - 3pm: Workshop Agenda

Fall 2013 Seminars

Date Speaker Presentation/Discussion Topic
9/13 Dr. Subhadeep Chakraborty (UT - MABE) Behavioral Dynamics in Biased Networks - Min Kao Room 434 (lunch) /435 (Seminar)
9/27 Dr. John Goodall (ORNL - Cyberspace Sciences & Information Intelligence Research Group) Cyber Security Data - 11:45AM - 1PM - Min Kao Room 434 (lunch) /435 (Seminar)
10/11 Dr. Marco Santello (Arizona State University - Health Engineering) Special Colloquium on Health Engineering - Neural control of the hand: Interactions between feedback and feedforward mechanisms - View Colloquium Video Min Kao Room 404 ~ 8:30AM ~Coffee/Danish | 9:00AM ~Colloquium
10/25 Dr. Eric Ragan (ORNL - Cyberspace Sciences & Information Intelligence Research Group) Human-Centered Approach to Studying the Spatial Visualization of Non-Spatial Information - 11:30AM - 1PM - Min Kao Room 434 (lunch) /435 (Seminar)
11/8 Dr. Mark Buckner (ORNL - RF, Communications, and Intelligent Systems Group A Bio-Inspired Approach to Innovation - View Presentation Min Kao Room 434 (lunch) /435 (Seminar)
11/22 Dr. Fernando Schwartz (UT - Mathematics) Topological Data Analysis - New Location this seminar: 11:30AM - 1PM ~ Ayres Hall 401 - Lunch ~ Ayres Hall 405 - Seminar

Spring 2013 Seminars

Date Speaker Presentation/Discussion Topic
1/30 PhD student Sudarshan Srinivasan (EECS) NICS User Analysis
2/13 Dr. Lisa Lindley (UT College of Nursing) An Exploratory Analysis of Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Dialogue on Social Media
2/27 Doctoral candidate Edmon Begoli (EECS/ORNL) Towards an Integrative Computational Foundation for Applied Behavior Analysis in Early Autism Interventions
3/13 Dr. Chris Boehnen (ORNL) Biometrics and Forensics in ORNL's Imaging, Signals, and Machine Learning Group
4/3 Dr. Xiaopeng Zhao (Mechanlcal, Aerospace, and Biomedical Eng.) Machine Learning for Intelligent Patient Monitoring
4/17 No Seminar  

Fall 2012 Brown bags

For Fall 2012, we moved to a brown bag format in which we only occasionally had invited speakers. Designed to be more informal, brown bag meetings often produce a more relaxed atmosphere in which to generate discussion.

Date Speaker Presentation/Discussion Topic
9/12 Dr. Wenjun Zhou (UT Statistics, Operations and Management Science) Industry Affiliate (Catalyst) Validation Process
9/26 None Open discussion
9/12 Dr. Jeremy Holleman (UT EECS) Circuits and Algorithms for Extremely Low Power Machine Learning Systems
10/17 No Brown Bag - EECS Department Head Candidate Presentation  
10/31 None Open discussion
11/14 Dr. Erik Ferragut (ORNL - Cyberspace Sciences and Information Intelligence Research Group) A Principled Approach to Anomaly Detection
11/28 No Brown Bag  

Spring 2012 Seminars

Date Speaker Presentation
2/15 Dr. Wenjun Zhou (UT Statistics, Operations and Management Science) Correlation Analysis: From Computational Hardness to Practical Success
2/29 Dr. Jindong Tan (UT Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering) Robotics, Sensor Networks and Augmented Reality for Wireless Health
3/14 No Seminar - Min Kao building dedication  
3/28 Dr. Qing Cao (UT EECS) Friendbook: A Semantic- based Friend Matching System for Social Networks
4/3 Dr. Tom Potok (ORNL) - presentation for EECS Adjunct consideration Big Data to Decision
4/11 Dr. Chad Steed (ORNL) Visual Analytics for Climate and Text Analysis
4/25 Dr. Hyun Kim (UT Geography) Geographic Data, Spatial Analysis, and Complexity

Spring 2011 Seminars

Date Speaker Presentation
1/24 Dr. Songhua Xu (ORNL) Facilitating Information Access Through Visual and Intelligent Assistance
2/7 Dr. Jamie Coble (UT Nuclear Engineering) Prognostics and Health Monitoring in Complex Engineering Systems: Methods and Applications
2/21 Dr. Jacob Barhen (ORNL) High-Performance Computational Framework for Maritime Sensing Applications
3/7 Dr. Thomas Potok (ORNL) Large Scale Data Mining
3/21 Dr. David Martin (M-CAM, Inc.) Unstructured Frontiers
4/4 Dr. Hamparsum Bozdogan (UT Statistics, Operations and Management Science) Information Complexity and Model Selection in High Dimensional Data Mining Using the Genetic Algorithm
4/11 Grad Student Stephanie Rickett (EECS) Using Infant Perception Data in an Apprenticeship Learning Framework to Model Visual Search
Grad Student Yu Guan (Psychology) What Grasps and Holds 8-month old Looking Attention -The Effects of Object Size, Depth Cues, and Crawling Experience
4/18 Dr. Shih-Lung Shaw (UT Geography) A Space-Time GIS for Analyzing Human Activities and Interactions in Physical and Virtual Spaces

Fall 2010 Seminars

Date Speaker Presentation
8/30 Dr. Itamar Arel (UT EECS) Deep Reinforcement Learning
Dr. Bruce MacLennan (EECS) Recent Research in Bio-Inspired Computation
Dr. Lynne Parker (EECS) Distributed Intelligence Laboratory: Overview of Research
9/13 Dr. Daniela Corbetta (UT Psychology) Infant Perceptual-Motor Development: Implications for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning
Dr. Jens Gregor (EECS) Structural Pattern Recognition
Dr. Hairong Qi (EECS) Collaborative Processing in Resource-Constrainted Distributed Environments
9/13 Dr. Daniela Corbetta (UT Psychology) Infant Perceptual-Motor Development: Implications for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning
9/27 Dr. Mike Berry (EECS) Nonnegative Tensor Factorization for Knowledge Discovery
10/11 YuanYuan Li (PhD student - Parker) Detecting Time-Related Changes in Wireless Sensor Networks Using Symbol Compression and Probabilistic Suffix Tree
John Hoare (PhD student - Parker) Using On-Line Conditional Random Fields to Determine Human Intent for Peer-To-Peer Human Robot Teaming
Tony Zhang (PhD student - Parker) IQ-ASyMTRe: Synthesizing Coalition Formation and Execution for Tightly-Coupled Multirobot Tasks
10/25 Dr. Itamar Arel (EECS) Presentation on NSF Proposal - Robot Acquisition of Shared Object Manipulation Skills Grounded in Infant Perceptual Motor Learning (submitted by I. Arel, D. Corbetta, D. Lee, B. MacLennan, L. Parker)
11/8 Dr. Brian Worley (ORNL) Knowledge Discovery Overview at ORNL
12/6 Dr. John Goodall (ORNL) Information Visualization for Cyber Security