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The CWDS seminar series is centered around intellectual exchange and interaction, and the audience is encouraged to ask questions during presentations. The goal is a seminar that looks less like a lecture and more like a spirited discussion of issues raised in a relatively brief presentation of a paper or a research project.

All seminars will be held at 12:30 on Wednesdays in TLB 307B on the third floor of the Tioga Library Building. We will aim to conclude by 1:30.

If you are interested in learning more about our seminar series please contact Mohamed Ali.

Title Date of Presentation Speaker Affiliation Research Focus
Challenges in modern-day natural dialogue systems 01/11/2017 America Chambers University of Puget Sound, Mathematics and Computer Science

Abstract - Natural dialogue systems embody the goals of the Turing test: a computer system that can hold a conversation in a manner indistinguishable from a human. Building such a system is still a non-trivial open problem in the field of natural language processing. Today’s most successful systems are rule-based and work well within a controlled conversational domain. However, these systems lack the ability to reason within the broader, unconstrained environment that is typical of human conversations.

Thesis Defense - A Sequentialization of Features Based Approach to Complex Event Sequence Prediction 03/01/2017 Darren Hon University of Washington Tacoma

Thesis Defense, Darren Hon - Sequence based prediction takes an ordered list of events as input and makes predictions about the next event. Most existing work on sequence based prediction assumes that the sequences are simple, i.e. consisting of symbols drawn from a small alphabet (like a DNA sequence), or consisting of numbers (like a time series). In some applications, the events are a lot more complex.

Master Project Presentations - Lightning Talks 03/08/2017

Master Project Presentations - Lightning talks - 10 minutes per student followed by a poster session. This week's event will run from 12:30 to 2:30.