TTIC Student Workshop

November 10, 2017
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

Update: Awards

Congratulations to the award winners!

Best Talk Award: Chip Schaff, "Jointly Learning Design and Control with Deep Reinforcement Learning"
Best Talk Runner-up: Blake Woodworth, "Learning Non-Discriminatory Predictors"

Best Poster Award: Andrea Daniele, "A Multiview Approach to Learning Articulated Motion Models"

The workshop will take place on the 5th floor at TTIC. Talks and panel will be in room 526. Posters, refreshments, and awards will be in the 5th floor common area. Short talk slots will be 20 minutes long: 15 min talk, 4 min questions, 1 min turnover. Long talk slots will be 30 minutes long: 25 min talk, 4 min questions, 1 min turnover. There will be awards for the best poster and best talk.

Organizing Committee: Chrissy Novak, Karen Livescu, Madhur Tulsiani
Talk Award Committee: Julia Chuzhoy, Kevin Gimpel, Michael Maire
Poster Award Committee: Srinadh Bhojanapalli, Mesrob Ohannessian, Jian Peng


09:00-09:30Breakfast refreshments
09:30-10:30Keynote talk: Jian Peng, UIUC (TTIC PhD 2013)Towards sample-efficient (deep) policy optimization
10:30-11:30Poster session:
Bowen ShiMultitask training with unlabeled data for end-to-end sign language fingerspelling recognition
Ruotian LuoComprehension-guided referring expressions
Rachit NimavatAlmost Polynomial Hardness of Node-Disjoint Paths in Grids
Andrea F. DanieleA Multiview Approach to Learning Articulated Motion Models
Takeshi OnishiA proposal for weakly supervised learning to represent text with open domain relational graphs
Qingming TangAcoustic Feature Learning using Articulatory Measurements
Nicholas KolkinA Hierarchical Image Prior for Solving General Inverse Problems
Siqi SunLearning structured densities via infinite dimensional exponential families
11:30-12:20Talk session 1 (Chair: Suriya Gunasekar)
11:30-12:00 Chip SchaffJointly Learning Design and Control with Deep Reinforcement Learning
12:00-12:20 Shubham ToshniwalEnd-to-End Multilingual Speech Recognition using Encoder-Decoder Models
12:20-13:30Lunch + poster session (same posters)
13:30-14:50Talk session 2 (Chair: Suriya Gunasekar)
13:30-14:00 Shubhendu TrivediSteerable Message Passing Neural Networks for Graphs
14:00-14:30 Mrinalkanti GhoshPolynomial Optimization over Unit Sphere
14:30-14:50 Blake WoodworthLearning Non-Discriminatory Predictors
14:50-15:20Break + refreshments
15:30-wheneverAlumni + faculty panel: Avrim Blum, Karen Livescu, Jian Peng, Karl Stratos, Ben Zhao