SMAC talks are held each Friday during fall and spring semesters from 10:10 AM to 11:00 AM in 327 Thomas Building. Talks last 40 minutes, with time for clarification questions. The last 10 minutes are for open-ended discussion.
The general guidelines for each talk:
- 40 minutes for each talk + 10 minutes for discussion.
- The talk should be accessible to all grad students who have completed 1 year of the program.
- Informal style. For instance, chalk and blackboard talks are welcome.
- Interruptions during the talk are welcome but they should only be for clarifications; longer questions are to be left to the discussion period.
- Unpublished work may not be shared or discussed outside the group without the permission of the speaker/author.
- While a large proportion of the talks may be related to stochastic modeling and computing, a much broader list of topics have also been discussed in this series.
|January 17||Elizabeth Eisenhauer||A Lattice and Random Intermediate Point Sampling Design for Animal Movement|
|January 24||Likun Zhang||Flexible Modeling of Spatial Extremes on Datasets with Many Locations|
|January 31||Siddharth Vishwanath||Topological Data Analysis (Cancelled)|
|February 7||Alexei Novikov||On Sparse Recovery in High Dimensions|
|February 14||Lixiang Zhang||Deep Variable-Block Chain with Adaptive Variable Selection|
|February 21||Ethan Fang||Inductive Bias of Gradient Descent based Adversarial Training on Separable Data|
|February 28||Medha Uppala||Modeling Wildfire Ignition Origins in Southern California using Linear Network Point Processes|
|March 6||No talk|
|March 13||No talk -- Spring Break|
|March 27||No talk|
|May 8||Finals Week||No talk|
A look back at previous SMAC TALKS.