This week, we host an introduction to faculty research topics. We encourage all faculty members and MS/PhD students to attend and hope these presentations will help students meet faculty members and get exposed to the full range of the research portfolio in our department. We feature the following presentations this week:
Presentation #1: "AIM Lab, NSF CBL, and Research Projects"
by Professor Deijing Dou
Abstract: Data mining, data integration, and deep learning are very important research areas in era of Big Data and AI. In this talk, I will introduce my research group, Advanced Integration and Mining (AIM) Lab, and the recently NSF funded IUCRC Center for Big Learning (CBL). Several research projects will be introduced in the talk as well.
Presentation #2: "Algorithmic Foundations for Distributed Cloud and Edge Systems"
by Assistant Professor Lei Jiao
Abstract: I will introduce some existing research of my group. Our research has been focusing on manipulating, developing, and inventing theories as relevant rigorous foundations for designing and analyzing large-scale distributed systems such as cloud data centers and mobile edge computing systems. I will present concrete examples, drive our design by real-world needs, and exhibit our theoretical results.
Presentation #3: "Natural Language Understanding via Deep Learning"
by Assistant Professor Thien Huu Nguyen
Abstract: The Natural Language Processing (NLP) group develops intelligent systems that can understand human languages. This talk will briefly present the research directions that we are currently exploring, featuring deep learning models for information extraction, event extraction, visual question answering and language grounding.