Special CSL Social Hour, Sept 29, 2017

The CSL Social Hour Organizing Committee is very excited to announce this week’s social hour by Prof. Alexander Schwing. In this week’s social hour Prof. Schwing will talk about “Deep learning and artificial intelligence — what’s next?“. The event will be held on Friday, Sept 29 at 3:10PM in CSL 369.

Abstract: Progress in the area of deep learning and artificial intelligence has resulted in impressive results for a variety of applications from image categorization to playing the game of go and dermatologist-level cancer classification to name a few. In this social hour we will discuss what’s next?

Bio: Alex Schwing is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign working with talented students on computer vision and machine learning topics. He received is B.S. and diploma in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from Technical University of Munich in 2006 and 2008 respectively, and obtained a PhD in Computer Science from ETH Zurich in 2014. Afterwards he joined University of Toronto as a postdoctoral fellow until 2016. His research interests are in the area of computer vision and machine learning, where he has co-authored numerous papers on topics in scene understanding, inference and learning algorithms, deep learning, image and language processing and generative modeling. His PhD thesis was awarded an ETH medal.


Important: The Video-of-the-Month is due by noon, Thursday, Sept 28. The link to upload your videos is: go.illinois.edu/bestvideo.