Intelligent and Adaptive Systems Seminar: Archives
This is the archive page for the Intelligent and Adaptive Systems seminar
at Portland State University. This seminar is an informal weekly
meeting of students, faculty, and others on topics related to
artificial intelligence, machine learning, cognitive science, and
complex adaptive systems. The seminar is coordinated by Professor
Melanie Mitchell. If you would like to attend meetings or subscribe
to the the mailing list for this seminar, e-mail Melanie.
Winter term, 2010
Friday January 8, 2010. TED videos.
Friday January 15, 2010. Jeff Hawking video.
Friday January 22, 2010. We will discuss D. George and J. Hawkins, Towards a mathematical theory of cortical micro-circuits
Friday January 29, 2010. Josh Hughes will present his recent work on contextual reinforcement learning.
Friday February 5, 2010. We will discuss the George and Hawkins
paper on Hierarchical Temporal Memory.
Friday February 12, 2010. We will continue to discuss the paper on Hierarchical Temporal Memory.
Friday February 19, 2010. Will and Mick will give a practice
talk on their paper for the upcoming CoSyNE conference.
Friday February 26, 2010. No meeting.
Friday March 5, 2010. No meeting.
Friday March 12, 2009. TBA
Fall term, 2009
Friday October 9, 2009. Matt Wesson, Sketch Recognition.
Friday October 16, 2009. Will Landecker, Mick Thomure, Karan
Sharma and Melanie Mitchell, Update on our work on the Poggio Model of
Friday October 23, 2009. Special seminar at 1:00pm: Liz Bradley, University of Colorado, Chaos in Computer Performance (FAB, Room 86-01)
Friday October 30, 2009. Melanie Mitchell will present
Li et al., Towards Total Scene Understanding, and Murphy et al., Using the Forest to see the Trees
Friday November 6, 2009. Mick Thomure will present
Unsupervised Learning of Visual Features through Spike Timing
Friday November 13, 2009. No seminar
Friday November 20, 2009. Karan Sharma will present
Textonboost for Image Understanding: Multi-Class Object Recognition and Segmentation by Jointly Modeling Appearance, Shape and Context
Friday November 27, 2009. No seminar; Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday December 4, 2009. No seminar
Friday December 11, 2009. Randy Myers, Music Cognition.
Spring term, 2009
Friday May 8, 2009. Dan Coates will present
M. I. Chelaru and V. Dragoi, Efficient coding in heterogeneous neuronal populations
Friday May 15, 2009. No meeting; CS Department Research Proficiency Exams
Friday May 22, 2009. Christof Teuscher will present
Q. Lu and C. Teuscher,
Damage Spreading in Spatial and Small-world Random Boolean Networks
Friday May 29, 2009. Meeting will be at 12:30pm. Manuel Marques-Pita will present his recent research: "Conceptual structure and collective computation in cellular automata:
An approach to filter coherent space-time structure in automata
Friday June 5, 2009.
Will Landecker will present
C. Fox, ThomCat: A Bayesian Blackboard Model of Hierarchical Temporal Perception
Friday June 12, 2009. No meeting; finals week
Winter term, 2009
Friday January 16, 2009. Mick Thomure will tell us about his recent adventures at
the NIPS workshop called "Beyond Search: Computational Intelligence
for the Web".
Friday January 23, 2009. Melanie will present Rabinovich et
al., Objects in
Friday January 30, 2009. Continued discussion of models of
context in object recognition, and S. M. Bileschi,
StreetScenes: Towards Scene Understanding in Still Images
Friday February 6, 2009. Ralf will present his recent work on
"reconstructing functions with discontinuities from noisy data".
Friday February 13, 2009. Mark Bedau (Reed College Philosophy
Dept.) and his students will present some of their recent artificial
Friday February 20, 2009. No meeting.
Friday February 27, 2009. Payel will talk about wavelet-based texture segmentation.
Friday March 6, 2009. Karan will present his recent work
on intelligence and creativity.
Friday March 13, 2009. Ralf will talk about his work.
Fall term, 2008
Friday October 10, 2008, 2pm. Will will present
T. Serre, G. Kreiman, M. Kouh, C. Cadieu, U. Knoblich and T. Poggio.
A quantitative theory of immediate visual recognition. In: Progress in
Brain Research, Computational Neuroscience: Theoretical Insights into
Brain Function, 165, pp. 33-56, 2007
Friday October 17, 2008, 2pm. Melanie and Martin will present
various filtering methods for identifying "computational structures"
in space-time patterns. The readings to be covered (in this and some
future meetings) are:
Friday October 24, 2008, 2pm, Mick will present D. Sanchez and
A. Moreno, Pattern-based automatic taxonomy learning from the Web.
- J. T. Lizier, M Prokopenko, AY Zomaya
Detecting Non-trivial Computation in Complex Dynamics
- C. R. Shalizi et al.,
Automatic filters for the detection of coherent structure in
- J. Hanson,
Computational Mechanics of Cellular Automata
(Ph.D. Thesis), Chapters 6, 7, section 9.5, Chapter 10.
C. R. Shalizi, Causal Architecture, Complexity, and Self-Organization
in Time Series and Cellular Automata (Ph.D. Thesis), Chapter 9.
Friday October 31, 2008. No meeting.
Friday November 7, 2008. Manuel will present his work on
conceptual structure in cellular automata.
Marques-Pita, M., Mitchell, M., and Rocha, L. (2008). The role of conceptual structure in designing
cellular automata to perform collective computation. In
Proceedings of the Conference on Unconventional Computation, UC
2008, Springer (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
Friday November 14, 2008. No meeting.
Friday November 21, 2008. Karan will give us a brief tutorial
on support vector machines, and will present a paper on using SVMs in
computer vision: B. Heisele et al.,
Recognition: Component-based Versus Global Approaches.
Friday December 5, 2008. Dan Coates will give us a preview of
his upcoming NIPS workshop talk on "Petavision" (the vision project he
worked on at Los Alamos last summer).