MCS Seminar

  • MCS Seminar: Capstone introductory talks: Pratyush More

    28 March 2018 (Wed) , 14:30-15:20
    At Classroom 17 (at the Cendana end of East Core)

    Speaker: Pratyush More Title: Image Captioning Through Simplified Adversarial Learning Abstract: Automated image captioning can lead to numerous benefits such as helping the visually impaired. To a computer, though, an image is simply a matrix of numbers. Transforming these seemingly unconnected numbers to produce a natural language description for the visual scene is neither trivial...

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  • MCS Seminar: Capstone introductory talks: Silvia & Alex

    21 March 2018 (Wed) , 14:30-15:20
    At Classroom 17 (at the Cendana end of East Core)

    Speaker: Silvia Lara Title: Low-light image enhancement Abstract: Vision systems heavily rely on the presence of sufficient light and low levels of noise. Images of night scenes, however, do not follow these assumptions. In the literature there are two main algorithms to enhance and denoise dark images, one based on fully connected neural networks and one based...

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  • MCS major / minor briefing

    16 March 2018 (Fri) , 11:30-13:00
    At Saga LT1

    What are the requirements for the MCS major? What are the requirements for the MCS minor? What MCS modules can I take next year? What can I get for lunch other than dining hall food? Come along to the MCS major / minor briefing in Saga LT1 at 11:30-13:00 on Friday 16 March (week 8)...

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  • MCS Seminar: Capstone introductory talks: Han & Gin

    14 March 2018 (Wed) , 14:30-15:20
    At Classroom 17 (at the Cendana end of East Core)

    Speaker: Chong Woon Han Title: Building a Trading Algorithm with Binary Classification Abstract: My Capstone explores the effectiveness of using machine learning on trading algorithms. I will introduce how I built a machine learning classifier to predict whether a stock in the US Equities market will rise or fall. I will then show whether applying...

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  • MCS Seminar: Capstone introductory talks: Evan Asava Aree

    7 March 2018 (Wed) , 14:30-15:20
    At Classroom 15 (East Core, south of the library)

    Speaker: Evan Asava Aree Title: Building and packaging a computational simulation model for secondary forests Abstract: Secondary forests, which are forests that have regrown after a large-scale disturbance to the ecosystem, are an example of complex systems, where their characteristics are difficult to describe due to many interacting factors and relationships. Ecologists have built ...

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  • MCS Seminar: Capstone introductory talks: Abhinav Natarajan & Adam Tonks

    14 February 2018 (Wed) , 14:30-15:20
    At Classroom 17 (at the Cendana end of East Core)

    Speaker: Abhinav Natarajan Title: Wavelets, Sparsity, and Irregular Domains Abstract: For many decades, Fourier transforms remained the main tool for analysts and engineers in linear time-invariant signal processing. The emergence of wavelets provided a huge new jungle of linear transforms with several advantages over Fourier transforms, most notably in analysing spatially-localised p...

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  • MCS Seminar: Ken Kahn. Agent-based modelling: Is it an aid for understanding complex sy...

    17 January 2018 (Wed) , 14:30-15:20
    At K Chanrai RC2-01-02

    Abstract: By modelling individuals and their interactions with each other and the environment aggregate dynamics of complex systems emerges. While this methodology is at least fifty years old it has become widespread in recent decades in diverse fields. ABM is playing an major role in ecology, epidemiology, collective animal behaviour, sociology, political science, economics, traffic ...

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  • MCS Seminar: Ilya Sergey. Guarding a Gallery with Sleepy Robots or How to turn Computat...

    25 October 2017 (Wed) , 14:30-15:20
    At Classroom 17

    Abstract: Computational Geometry (CG) is an elegant field of Computer Science, whose roots originate in antiquity. The benefits of computational geometry applications have brought to us in areas such as fast geolocation, robotics, data clustering and image recognition, to mention just a few. What makes the CG problems so unique is the simplicity of their formulations: “How to gu...

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  • MCS Seminar: Shaowei Lin. Towards Artificial General Intelligence.

    11 October 2017 (Wed) , 14:30-15:20
    At Classroom 17

    Abstract: What do we need to achieve artificial general intelligence? We will dive deep into the heart of the matter, which is machine reasoning. Following recent advances in mathematical foundations and homotopy type theory, we conclude that the crux is to formally separate intents from implementations. We can teach neural networks to understand these intents,...

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  • MCS Seminar: Anthony Tang. Shared Perspective: the Original and Next Collaboration Chal...

    4 October 2017 (Wed) , 14:30-15:20
    At Classroom 17

    Abstract: Sharing one’s own and taking others’ perspective is a central, orienting task in communicating and working with others. In this talk, I discuss how this view of “perspective” is a generative concept for designing new types of technologies to support collaboration. I define three types of perspective-taking (occular, conceptual, and narrative), and sho...

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