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Distinguished Lecture Series presents Eric Horvitz, "Machine Intelligence and the Open World". Date: April 19, 2010 Time: 4:00 pm Location: CSIC Building, Room 1115 Systems that sense, learn, and reason from streams of data promise to provide extraordinary value to people and society. Harnessing computational principles to build systems that operate in the open world can also teach us about the sufficiency of existing models, and frame new directions for research. I will discuss efforts on learning and inference in the open world, highlighting key ideas in the context of projects in...  read more
April 17, 2010 ABC 7 News, "WLS-TV Chicago Chicago Students Face Off in Battle of Books". Full story  read more
Vladimir Eidelman has been awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRF) and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG).  read more
April 8, 2010 "Publisher's Weekly The iPad Meets the Children's Book". Full story  read more
Congratulations to Ben Bederson and Allison Druin for the success of their ICDL for iPAD app that has been released on the iPad by Apple. An article in The Independent" (UK) on this successful launch can be viewed at: Children's book iPad apps offer multilingual tales, long-distance bedtime stories  read more
Professor V.S. Subrahmanian will be giving a talk, "Selected Research in Probabilistic Logics". Date: April 5, 2010 Time: 4:00 pm Location: CSIC Building, Room 1115 Probabilistic logics (due originally to Boole) are used to reason about situations where dependencies between events are either non-existent or not understood. In this talk, I will describe the basic ideas underlying probabilistic logics and describe some recent results on solving the "most probable world" problem as well as results on intelligibly representing the uncertainty in answers to queries to probabilistic logic programs...  read more
Allie Hoch has received an NSF Graduate Fellowship.  read more
The College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences will hold an Open House for admitted students March 25, 2010. The faculty, students and staff of the College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences are eager to answer your questions about our undergraduate programs and the many opportunities we provide. Let us welcome you and share our excitement for scientific discovery with you. Opening remarks will begin at 5:30 PM and will be followed by informal discussions with faculty and a reception. This is a parent-friendly event! Welcome Reception website  read more
Hanan Samet has won the CMPS Board of Visitor Distinguished Faculty Award for 2010 which will be presented to him on April 2 when he will give a lecture to the Board on his research at their annual meeting.  read more
Professor Dianne O'Leary will be giving a talk, Confidence and Misplaced Confidence in Image Reconstruction" Date: March 8, 2010 Time: 4:00 pm Location: CSIC 1115 Forming the image from a CAT scan and taking the blur out of vacation pictures are problems that are ill-posed. By definition, small changes in the data to an ill-posed problem make arbitrarily large changes in the solution. How can we hope to solve such problems using noisy data and inexact computer arithmetic? In this talk we discuss the use of side conditions and bias constraints to improve the quality of solutions. We discuss...  read more