Midwest Statistical Machine Learning Colloquium

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Date/Time:Wednesday, 09 May 2018 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location:Alliant Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall
Contact:Steve Vardeman,
Channel:General Events
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The purpose of the meeting is to bring together a diverse set of researchers and practitioners to discuss current motivating problems and methodological advances in theory-based machine learning. Three morning talks on applicable theory will be followed by the poster session (with ample time for interaction with all presenters built around lunch) and three afternoon talks on a variety of important applications.

Registration costs
$55 ISU faculty/staff
$35-$55 ISU students
$75-$125 non-ISU personnel
$35-$75 non-ISU students
Register online

Wednesday, May 9
All sessions will be held in the Alliant Lee Liu Auditorium

7-7:55am, Continental Breakfast and Registration

7-7:55am, Poster Set-up

8-8:10am, Welcome and Announcements

8:10-9:50am, Technical Session 1
Session Chair: Kris De Brabanter, Iowa State University
Interpreting the Uninterpretable: Kernel Methods, Shtarkov Solutions, and Random Forests
Bertrand Clarke, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
A Magic CV Formula for Large Margin Classifiers
Hui Zou, University of Minnesota

9:50-10:10am, Morning Break

10:10-11am, Technical Session 2
Session Chair: Dan Nordman, Iowa State University
Influence Maximization in Stochastic and Adversarial Settings
Po-Ling Loh, University of Wisconsin-Madison

11am-1pm, Posters and Lunch

1-2:40pm, Technical Session 3
Session Chair: Qing Li, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison & Iowa State University
Data Science, Informatics, and Artificial Intelligence - Opportunities and Challenges in Healthcare
Hongfang Liu, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Probabilistic Models for Brain Data Analysis
Sanmi Koyejo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2:40-3pm, Afternoon Break

3-3:50pm, Technical Session 4
Session Chair: Joe Byrum, Principal Financial Group
Predictive Phenomics - Modeling Plant Yield as a Function of Genetics and Environment
Siggi Olafsson, Iowa State University

3:50-4pm, Wrap-Up