TTIC Student Workshop

November 7, 2016
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

Update: Awards

Congratulations to the award winners!

Best Talk Award: Herman Kamper, "Unsupervised speech recognition using acoustic word embeddings"

Best Poster Award: It's a tie!
   David Kim, "Improved Approximation for Node-Disjoint Paths in Planar Graphs"
   Blake Woodworth, "Tight Complexity Bounds for Optimizing Composite Objectives"

The workshop will take place on the 5th floor at TTIC. Talks will be in room 526. Posters will be throughout the 5th floor lecture hall and commons area. Talk slots will be 20 minutes long: 15 min talk, 4 min questions, 1 min turnover.


08:30-09:00Breakfast refreshments
09:00-10:40Talk session 1 (Chair: Weiran Wang)
09:00-09:20 Behnam NeyshaburEnsemble of Bandit Algorithms
09:20-09:40 Jialei WangEfficient Globally Convergent Stochastic Optimization for Canonical Correlation Analysis
09:40-10:00 Haris AngelidakisAlgorithmic and Hardness Results for the Hub Labeling Problem
10:00-10:20 Rachit NimavatApproximating Node-Disjoint Paths in a Special Case of Grids
10:20-11:20Poster session 1:
Jon CaiUnderstanding Natural Language Stories via Neural Networks
Andrea DanieleNatural Language Generation in the Context of Providing Indoor Route Instructions
David KimImproved Approximation for Node-Disjoint Paths in Planar Graphs
Chip SchaffBayesian Optimization for Automated Model Selection
Shane SettleDiscriminative Acoustic Word Embeddings: Recurrent Neural Network-Based Approaches
Samira SheikhiPractical Newton_type Distributed Learning using Gradient Based Approximations
Hao TangEnd-to-End Training Approaches for Discriminative Segmental Models
Wei TianTowards High Resolution Structure Prediction of Beta Barrel Membrane Proteins
Shubham ToshniwalJointly Learning to Align and Convert Graphemes to Phonemes with Neural Attention Models
Shubhendu TrivediHigh Dimensional Robust Optimization using Metric Learning
Hai WangAn empirical study of several cloze-style question answering datasets
Blake WoodworthTight Complexity Bounds for Optimizing Composite Objectives
Xiaoming ZhaoLess pain? Deep Learning Aids Mammography Diagnosis
11:20-12:40Talk session 2 (Chair: Hammad Naveed)
11:20-11:40 Gustav LarssonLearning Representations for Automatic Colorization
11:40-12:00 Nick KolkinAn Objectively Spatial Loss Function for Segmentation
12:00-12:20 Somaye HashemifarModuleAlign: module-based global alignment of protein-protein interaction networks
12:20-12:40 Herman KamperUnsupervised speech recognition using acoustic word embeddings
12:40-14:00Lunch + poster session 2 (same posters)
14:00-16:00Alumni + faculty panel: Julia Chuzhoy, Andy Cotter, Mark Hallen, Kevin Gimpel, Mesrob Ohannessian, Karthik Sridharan, Zhiyong Wang; Madhur Tulsiani, moderator
16:00-16:45Grad student resources (Chrissy Novak), refreshments, best talk + poster awards
16:45-17:30Informal session of students with alumni (no faculty)

Organizing Committee: Chrissy Novak, Karen Livescu, Madhur Tulsiani
Talk Award committee: Srinadh Bhojanapalli, Ayan Chakrabarti (chair), Suriya Gunasekar, Mesrob Ohannessian, Zhiyong Wang
Poster Award committee: Mark Hallen, Liang Lu, Michael Maire (chair), Mesrob Ohannessian, Karthik Sridharan