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Broad Area Colloquium for Artificial Intelligence,
Geometry, Graphics, Robotics, and Vision:
Previous Talks

Table of Contents
Spring 1998

The colloquium started on Thursday, April 2nd, 1998, and met on a weekly basis at 4:15 on Thursdays in Gates 104.

Apr 2 John Craig (Adept Technology) Geometric Algorithms in AdeptRAPID
Apr 9 Jitendra Malik (U.C.Berkeley) Computational Mechanisms Of Visual Grouping
Apr 16 Ben Kuipers (U Texas at Austin) Exploration and Reasoning in Large-Scale and Visual Spaces
Apr 23 John McCarthy (Stanford U) From Where AI Is Now to Human-Level AI
Apr 30 Christos Papadimitriou (U.C.Berkeley) Topological Reasoning In Two Dimensions
May 7 Fausto Giunchiglia (IRST, Trento Italy) Model Checking Multiagent Systems
May 8 Special Additional Colloquium: (11am, Gates B12)
Tom Dean (Brown University)
Exploiting Structure in Solving Planning Problems
May 14 Judea Pearl (UCLA) From Bayesian Networks to Actions, Causes, and Counterfactuals
May 21 Michael Lowry, Jeffrey Van Baalen, Klaus Havelund Automated Software Engineering Research at NASA Ames
May 28 Kenneth Salisbury (MIT) Touching and Being Touched: Robot Hands, Arms and Haptic Interfaces
Fall 1998

The AIRV colloquium began on Wednesday, October 7, 1998, and met on an approximately BI-WEEKLY basis at 4:15 on Wednesdays in Gates B12. The colloquium was interleaved with the Geometry-Graphics-Robotics-Vision (GGRV) seminar for the autumn quarter.

(GGRV) Wed Oct 7 Marshall Bern (Xerox PARC) Surface Reconstruction by Voronoi Filtering
(AIRV) Wed Oct 14 Russ Altman (Stanford U) AI in medicine: The spectrum of challenges from managed care to molecular medicine
(AIRV) Wed Oct 21 Erik Sandewall (Linköping University) Reasoning about the Actions of an Intelligent UAV
(GGRV) Wed Oct 28 Ken Goldberg (USC) Trap Design for Vibratory Bowl Feeders
(GGRV) Wed Nov 4 David Forsyth (UC Berkeley) Finding People and Animals in Large Collections of Images
(AIRV) Wed Nov 11 Daniel Lehmann (Hebrew University, Israel) Nonmonotonic Logics and Semantics
(GGRV) Wed Nov 18 Ramin Zabih (Cornell U) Fast Graph Algorithms for Bayesian Computer Vision
(AIRV) Nov 23 Special Additional Seminar (4:15pm, TC-SEQ103(RTF on the map)):
Jean Ponce (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Capture Regions For Part Manipulation
-- Nov 25 No Seminar - THANKS GIVING ------
(AIRV) Wed Dec 2 Kenneth Ford (NASA Ames) Information Technology at NASA: Accepting the Challenge of Excellence
Winter 1999

The AIRV colloquium began Wednesday, January 6, 1999, and met on an approximately BI-WEEKLY basis at 4:15 on Wednesdays in Gates B12. The colloquium was interleaved with the Geometry-Graphics-Robotics-Vision (GGRV) seminar for the winter quarter.

(AIRV) Wed Jan 6 Jerry Hobbs (SRI International) Information Extraction from Natural Language Text
(GGRV) Wed Jan 13 Dan Huttenlocher (Cornell U) Quickly Computing a Good Segmentation
(AIRV) Wed Jan 20 Jean-Claude Latombe (Stanford U) Why Motion Planning is relevant to AI
(GGRV) Wed Jan 27 Gavin Miller (Interval Research) Lazy Light Fields and Hyper Sprites
(AIRV) Wed Feb 3 Michael Jordan (UC Berkeley) Graphical models and variational approximation
(GGRV) Wed Feb 10 Bernard Roth (Stanford U) Elimination Methods for the Types of Equations that Arise in the Algebraic Geometry of Rigid Body Transformations
(GGRV) Wed Feb 17 Peter Schröder (Caltech) Irregular Subdivision and Signal Processing for Arbitrary Surface Triangulations
Thu Feb 25 John Laird (U Michigan)
-- Notice the Change in Day and Room (Gates B01)
Toward Functional Evaluation of AI Architectures
(AIRV) Thu Mar 4 Leslie Kaelbling (Brown U)
-- Notice the Change in Day
Remembrance of Things Past
(AIRV) Wed Mar 17 Eugene Freuder (U of New Hampshire)
-- Finals Week talk
Constraint Satisfaction: The Modeling Challenge
Spring 1999

Here is the schedule for spring 1999.

(AIRV) Wed Apr 7 Usama Fayyad (Microsoft Corp.) Taming the Giants and The Monsters: Recent Developments in Data Mining (Cancelled)
(GGRV) Wed Apr 14 David Baraff (Pixar) Large Steps in Cloth Simulation
(AIRV) Wed Apr 21 Kurt Konolige (SRI International) Localization and Mapping for Mobile Robots using Correlation
(GGRV) Wed Apr 28 John Gilbert (Xerox PARC) Smart Matter
(GGRV) Wed May 5 P. Anandan (Microsoft Corp.) The Geometry of Planar Parallax and its Applications
(AIRV) Thu May 6 Fahiem Bacchus (U of Waterloo) Representations to Support Planning, Sensing, and Execution under Incomplete Knowledge
(GGRV) Wed May 12 Philipp Slusallek (Stanford U) Efficient Hierarchical FE-Techniques for Global Illumination
(AIRV) Wed May 19 David Beymer (SRI International) Real-time Tracking of Multiple People Using Stereo
(GGRV) Wed May 26 Nimrod Megiddo (IBM Almaden) Multidimensional Indexing for Approximate Near Neighbor Searching Using Space Filling Curves (Cancelled)
(AIRV) Wed June 2 Shankar Sastry (UC Berkeley) Multiview Geometry and Self Calibration Revisited: A Differential Geometric Approach
Fall 1999

The Broad Area Colloquium began Wednesday, September 29, 1999, and met every Wednesday at 4:15pm in TCseq201.

Sep 29 Nils J. Nilsson (Stanford) AI Rising
Oct 6 Moshe Tennenholtz (Technion) Electronic Commerce: from Game-Theoretic and Economic Models to Working Protocols
Oct 13 Mark Yim (Xerox PARC) Modular Reconfigurable Robotics
Oct 20 Usama Fayyad (Microsoft Corp.) Data Mining and The Database Backend
Oct 27 Matt Ginsberg (University of Oregon) AI Meets the Real World: Applying Weak Methods to Practical Problems
Nov 3 Marc Levoy (Stanford) The Digital Michelangelo Project
Nov 17 Takeo Kanade (Carnegie Mellon) Virtualized Reality: Digitizing a 3D Time-Varying Real Event As Is and in Real Time
Nov 24 no meeting Thanksgiving
Dec 1 David Fleet (Xerox PARC and Queen's University) Bayesian Analysis of Image Sequences: Detection and Tracking of Motion Boundaries
Winter 2000

The Broad Area Colloquium began Wednesday, January 12, 2000, and met every Wednesday at 4:15pm in TCseq201.

Jan 12 Larry Matthies (JPL) Trends in Computer Vision for NASA and DoD Mobile Robot Programs
Jan 19 David Heckerman (Microsoft Research) Learning Bayesian Networks
Jan 26 Charlie Taylor (Stanford University Medical Center) Simulation-Based Medical Planning for Cardiovascular Disease
Feb 2 Andrew Moore (CMU) Inner-loop Statistics in Automated Scientific Discovery from Massive Datasets
Feb 9 Rick Szeliski (Microsoft Research) Stereo Algorithms and Representations for Image-Based Rendering
Feb 16 Christopher Manning (Stanford University CS Department) Natural Language Understanding: Word Spaces, Meaning, Structure, Psychological Reality, Grammaticality
Feb 23 Jim Rehg (Cambridge Research Lab) Motion Capture from Movies
Mar 1 Nicola Muscettola (NASA Ames) Planning at 96 Million Kilometers from Earth: Challenges and Lessons
Mar 8 Bart Selman (Cornell University CS Department) Heavy-Tail Phenomena in Computational Problems
Spring 2000

This is the schedule for Spring 2000.

Mar 29 Scott Delp (Stanford University Mechanical Engineering Department) Computer Modeling of Human Movement Abnormalities
Apr 5 Ken Forbus (NWU) How Common Sense Might Work
Apr 12 Illah Nourbakhsh (CMU) The Toy Robots Initiative: Educational and Interactive Robotics
Apr 19 Michael Zyda (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California) NPS MOVES - Entertainment Research Directions
Apr 26 Eugene Charniak (Brown University) The Statistical Natural Language Processing Revolution
May 3 Rodney Brooks (MIT) Humanoid Robots and Social Interaction
May 10 Judea Pearl (UCLA) Searching for the Actual Cause
May 17 Gaurav Sukhatme (USC) Made for Each Other: Metric Localization and Distributed Topological Mapping
May 24 Maja Mataric' (USC) Principled Methods for Behavior-Based Control and Learning Applied to Robot Teams and Humanoids
May 31 Seth Teller (MIT) Automated Model Capture in Extended Urban Environments
Fall 2000

Oct 2 Rich Korf (UCLA) Recent Progress in the Design and Analysis of Heuristic Evaluation Functions
Oct 9 Leonidas Guibas (Stanford) Kinetic Data Structures
Oct 16 Greg Dudek (McGill) Pose Estimation and Recognition Using Visual Attention
Oct 23 Oussama Khatib (Stanford) Robots in Human Environments and Haptic Interaction
Oct 30 Gill Pratt (MIT) Low Impedance Robotics
Nov 6 Carla Gomes (Cornell) Structure and Randomization: Common Themes in AI and OR
Nov 13 Michael Levitt (Stanford) Protein Folding: Mathematical, Algorithmic, and Computational Challenges
Nov 20 Jonathan Schaeffer (U. Alberta) The Games Computers (and People) Play
Nov 27 Yoav Shoham (Stanford) Some Interesting Problems at the Interface of Computer Science and Game Theory
Dec 4 Tomaso Poggio (MIT) From Bits to Information: Theory and Applications of Learning Machines
Winter 2001

Jan 15 Holiday -------
Jan 22 Tony DeRose (Pixar) Behind the Scenes At Pixar
Jan 29 Tom Mitchell (CMU) Machine Learning and Extracting Information from the Web
Feb 5 Ron Fedkiw (Stanford) Physics Based Modeling for Computer Graphics
Feb 12 Kevin Knight (USC) Translation as Codebreaking
Feb 19 Holiday -------
Feb 26 Robert Full (UC Berkeley) Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Rapid Running Robots.
Mar 5 Thomas Dietterich (Oregon State) Sharing and Abstraction in Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning
Mar 12 John Lafferty (CMU) Exponential Models in Language Modeling and Machine Learning
Spring 2001

Apr 9 Geoff Hinton (Univ. College London) Training Products of Experts By Minimizing Contrastive Divergence
Apr 16 Dinesh Pai (University of British Columbia) Tangible Simulation: Computational models for visual, auditory, and haptic interaction
Apr 23 Eric Grimson (MIT) Image Guided Surgery
Apr 30 Stuart Russell (UC Berkeley) Markov chain Monte Carlo methods in AI
May 7 Terry Sejnowski (Salk) Does the Visual System Predict the Future or the Past?
May 14 Aravind Joshi (U Penn) Domains of Locality: Starting With Complex Primitives Pays Off
May 21 Michael Kearns (Syntek Capital) New Directions in Reinforcement Learning
May 28 Holiday ---
Jun 4 Craig Boutilier (Toronto) Planning and Programming with First-order Representations of Markov Decision Processes
Fall 2001

Oct 1 Nir Friedman Analyzing Gene Expression Patterns with Probabilistic Graphical Models
Oct 8 Sebastian Thrun What Do Mobile Robots And Bayesian Statistics Have In Common?
Oct 15 Amnon Shashua 3D Interpretation of Dynamic and Non-Rigid Scenes
Oct 22 Hugh Durrant-Whyte Navigation in Unstructured Environments
Oct 29 Serafim Batzoglou Arachne: A Whole Genome Shotgun Assembly System
Nov 5 David Haussler Assembly and Exploration of the Public Human Genome Working Draft
Nov 12 Peter Schröder Digital Geometry Processing
Nov 19 Shree Nayar Computational Imaging
Nov 26 Daphne Koller Learning Probabilistic Models from Relational Data
Dec 3 Feng Zhao  Collaborative signal and information processing in microsensor networks
Winter 2002

Jan 14 Jon Kleinberg Small-World Phenomena and Decentralized Search Algorithms
Jan 21 Holiday  
Jan 28 Fernando Pereira From grep to graphical models: three decades of finite-state language processing
Feb 4 Guillermo Sapiro The Art of Geodesics: Theory, Computational Framework, and Applications
Feb 11 Michael Littman Language games and other meaningful pursuits
Feb 18 Holiday
Feb 25 Michael Wellman Trading Agents
Mar 4 Eric Horvitz Uncertainty, Intelligence, and Interaction
Mar 11 Chris Bregler Capturing Motion Models for Animation

Spring 2002

Spring 2002
Apr 8 Stuart Shieber Collaborative Interfaces and Human-Centered Compression
Apr 15 Jerome H. Friedman Predictive Data Mining with Multiple Additive Regression Trees
Apr 22 Sebastian Marino Performance, Direction, and Control: Using Procedural Methods in Filmmaking
Apr 29 Rob Schapire The Boosting Approach to Machine Learning
May 6 David Heeger Visual Neuroscience: Reverse Engineering the Brain
May 13 Holiday  
May 20 Daniel Koditschek Programming Machines That Work
May 27 Holiday  
Fall 2002

Sep 30 Sebastian Thrun (CMU) Particle Filters In Robotics
Oct 7 Edward Adelson (MIT) On Seeing Stuff: The Perception of Materials by Humans and Machines
Oct 14 Stan Osher (UCLA) The Level Set Method - What's In It For You?
Oct 21 Tom Funkhouser (Princeton) A Search Engine for 3D Models
Oct 28 Michael Gleicher (Wisconsin) Animation by Example
Nov 4 Stefano Soatto (UCLA) Modeling and Inference of Dynamic Visual Processes
Nov 11 David Mumford (Brown) Modeling the Illusive Thing Called 'Shape': a Mathematician's View
Nov 18 Brian Wandell (Stanford) Computational Neuroimaging: Measuring the Mind
Nov 25 Marshall Bern (PARC) Two image processing problems in structural biology
Dec 2 Norm Badler (UPenn) Representing and Parameterizing Embodied Agent Actions
Winter 2003

January 13 Jonathan Shewchuk (Berkeley) Constrained Delaunay Tetrahedralizations and Provably Good Mesh Generation  
January 27 William Freeman (MIT) Shape Recipies  
February 3 David Salesin (UW) Next Frontier in Graphics: Unleashing the Computer's Potential for Communication
February 10 Paul Debevec (USC) Computer Graphics with Real Light
February 24 Henry Kautz (UW) CANCELLED -- Foundations of Assisted Cognition Systems
March 3 Dan Roth (Illinois) Learning and Inference in Natural Language
March 10 James Duncan (Yale) Model-Based Analysis of Medical Images
Spring 2003

April 7 Ronen Barzel (Caltech/Pixar) Animating Dynamics
April 14 Shmuel Peleg(Hebrew Univ) Mosaicing Impossible New Views
April 21 Michael Kass Physical simulation in "Monsters, Inc." + Untangling Cloth
April 28 Eric Brill(Microsoft) Processing Natural Language without Natural Language Processing
May 5 Jack Snoeyink(UNC) Mesh Processing Sequences for Out-of-core Processing of Large Surface Models
May 12 David Yarowsky(Johns Hopkins) Machine Learning of Natural Languages via Translingual Projection
May 19 Guillermo Sapiro(Minnesota) Image/surface inpainting and camouflage: Do not believe what you see
June 2 Vladimir Lifschitz(UTexas) Success of default logic
Fall 2003

Sept 29 Marc Levoy (Stanford) High-performance imaging using dense camera arrays
Oct 6 Mark Yim (PARC) Self Reconfigurable Robotics
Oct 13 Mathieu Desbrun (USC) A Variational Approach to Digital Geometry: from Isotropic Smoothing to Thin-shell Simulation
Oct 20 Peter Bartlett (Berkeley) Convexity and prediction problems
Oct 27 Sing Bing Kang (Microsoft Research) Dense Multiview Stereo Approaches for Handling Occlusions, Highlights, Reflections, and Translucency
Nov 3 Yoshihiro Kuroki (Sony) A Small Biped Entertainment Robot Exploring Attractive Applications
Nov 10 Adam Finkelstein (Princeton/Pixar) Modeling by Drawing
Nov 17 Simon Baker (CMU) Shape-From-Silhouette Across Time
Nov 24 Kevin Lynch (Northwestern) Motion Planning for Underactuated Mechanical Systems
Dec 1 Micha Sharir (Tel Aviv) Arrangements in Computational Geometry: Past, Present, and Future
Winter 2004

January 12 Tommi Jaakkola (MIT) Semi-supervised learning
January 26 Jianbo Shi (University of Pennsylvania) Finding Unusual Activity in Video
February 2 Dan Jurafsky (Stanford) Entropy and Pronunciation in Speech Recognition and Synthesis
February 9 Danial Weld (University of Washington) Intelligent user interfaces: an AI challenge
February 23 John Anderson (Pixar) Dynamics and animation for film, where we are - where we are going
March 1 Steven Seitz (University of Washington) Capturing Shape and Reflection from Images
March 8 Henry Kautz (University of Washington) Toward a Universal Inference Engine
Spring 2004

April 5 Larry Matthies (JPL) Computer Vision for Mars Exploration
April 12 Adnan Darwiche (UCLA) Polynomials, Circuits and Bayesian Network Inference
April 19 Steven Dubowsky (MIT) Digital Mechatronics and Polymer Muscle Actuators for Robotic Systems
April 26 Seth Teller (MIT) A Location Infrastructure for Direct Human and Robotic Interaction with the World
May 3 Herbert Edelsbrunner (Duke) Differential topology and combinatorial algorithms, and where this unlikely marriage works
May 10 Jack Breese (Microsoft Research) Microsoft Research: Bridging the Analog and Digital Worlds
May 17 Leslie Kaelbling (MIT) Life-Sized Learning
May 24 Hugues Hoppe (Microsoft Research) Geometry Images: Sampling Surfaces on Regular Grids
Fall 2004

September 27 Dieter Fox, University of Washington Location Estimation for Activity Recognition
October 4 Scott Klemmer, Stanford Computer Science Tangible User Interface Input: Tools and Techniques
special seminar
October 7, 3-4pm, Gates 104
Ehud Shapiro, Weizmann Institute of Science Injecting Life With Computers
(Note special date, time, and location!)
October 11 Yoram Singer, Hebrew University A Unified Algorithmic Framework for Online Learning
October 18 Michael Jordan, UC Berkeley Applied Nonparametric Bayes Slides are available here.
October 25 Leonard McMillan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill A General Linear Camera Model with Applications
November 1 Stephen Boyd, Stanford Electrical Engineering Optimization over Linear Matrix Inequalities
November 8 Zoran Popović, University of Washington The quest for controllable, high-fidelity models of human shape and motion
November 15 Mark Johnson, Brown University Collecting, err, Correcting Speech Errors
November 22 Helmut Pottmann, Technische Universitaet Wien Geometric Optimization with Moving and Deformable Objects
November 29 Claire Tomlin, Stanford Aeronautics and Astronautics Hybrid Control: from Air Traffic to Fly Wings
Winter 2005

January 10 Pankaj Agarwal, Duke University Geometric Approximation Using Coresets
January 24 Pietro Perona, Caltech An invitation to visual recognition
January 31 Ben Van Roy, Stanford Management Science and Engineering Approximate Dynamic Programming and Applications
Feburary 7 Andrew Moore, Carnegie Mellon University Second Generation Cached-Sufficient Statistics for efficient statistical queries
Feburary 14 Pedro Domingos Learning, Logic, And Probability: A Unified View
Feburary 21 Dan Lee Learning in Artificial Sensorimotor Systems
Feburary 28 Jeff Hawkins A New Theory of Neocortex and its Implications for Machine Intelligence
March 7 Josh Tenenbaum, MIT Bayesian models of human learning and reasoning
Spring 2005

April 4 Michael Genesereth General Game Playing: Overview of the AAAI Competition
April 11 Bruce Porter, University of Texas, Austin Knowledge Systems and Project Halo
April 18 Matt Ginsberg, On Time Systems, Inc. Revenge of the Algebraists
April 25 Jovan Popovic, MIT Animation for Everyone
May 2 Steve Chien, JPL Agents in Space: The Autonomous Sciencecraft on EO-1
May 9 Peter Schroeder, Caltech Three Points Make a Triangle; Or a Circle...
May 16 James Kuffner, Jr., CMU Motion Planning for Dynamic Systems
May 23 Tony deRose, Pixar Math in the Movies
Fall 2005

September 26 Paul Debevec Image-Based Techniques for Relighting People, Places, and Things
October 3 Michael Deering Modeling Displays and the Human Eye
October 10 Andrew McCallum Information Extraction, Social Network Analysis and Joint Inference
October 24 Krishna Shenoy Motor and Communication Prostheses
October 31 Sebastian Thrun Winning the DARPA Grand Challenge
November 7 Satinder Singh Rethinking State, Action, and Reward in Reinforcement Learning
November 14 Doug Roble Physical Simulation in Visual Effects
November 28 Dinesh Pai The Computation of Human Movement
December 5 Doug James Parameterizing Deformable Systems to Tame Complexity
Spring 2006

April 10
(3:15 PM in Rm 200-205)
Alexei (Alyosha) Efros Toward a Geometrically Coherent Image Interpretation
April 17 Christopher Manning Robust Textual Inference
April 24 Ramin Zabih MRF's for MRI's: Bayesian Reconstruction of MR Images via Graph Cuts
May 1 John Platt Approximation Searching of High-Dimensional Data: A Fast Algorithm and some Applications
May 8 Trevor Darrell Visual Recognition for Perceptive Interfaces
May 15 Alan Willsky Graphical Models, Distributed Fusion, and Sensor Networks
May 22 David H. Wolpert Probability Collectives and Supervised Learning
May 29 Holiday  
June 5 Szymon Rusinkiewicz Capturing and Representing Surface Detail and Appearance
Fall 2006

October 2 Itsik Pe'er Data, technology and populations for genomewide association studies
October 9 Ron Fearing Challenges for Effective MilliRobots
October 16 Hany Farid Digital Image Forensics
October 23 Gill Bejerano The Human Genome: computational insights and challenges
October 30 Eftychios Sifakis The challenges and future of Human Anatomy Simulation
November 6 Greg Hager Surgical Assistance: A Laboratory for AI and Robotics Research
November 13 Marc Levoy Light field microscopy
November 27 Frank Dellaert Inference in Large-Scale Graphical Models and its application to SFM, SAM, and SLAM
December 4 Markus Gross Modeling with Point Samples

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