• Time: Fall term Time TBD
  • Room: Maxwell Dworkin 221
  • Open to any interested party who reads the paper

Fall 2017

Date Paper Presenter

Spring 2017

Date Paper Presenter
Jan 30 (3-4pm) Talk: Jacob Andreas (Berkeley)
Feb 8 Multi-Agent Cooperation and the Emergence of (Natural) Language (Lazaridou et al.)
Feb 15 Talk: Michael Chang (MIT)
Feb 22 Combining Natural Logic and Shallow Reasoning for Question Answering
Mar 1 Talk: Tomas Reimers
Mar 8 Talk: Espen Bernton
Mar 22 Talk: Yu Zhang (MIT)
Mar 29 Talk: Yoon Kim
Apr 5 Talk: Martin Arjovsky
Apr 12 Thesis talks
Apr 20 Talk: Arvind Neelakantan (UMass)

Fall 2016

Date Paper Presenter
Sept 14 Talk: Andrew McCallum (UMass-Amherst)
Sept 19 Learning Language Games through Interaction (Wang et al, 2016) srush
Sept 26 Matching Networks for One Shot Learning (Vinyals et al, 2016) group
Oct 3 Talk: David Belanger (UMass)
Oct 10 No group (Columbus)
Oct 17 Talk: Karthik Narasimhan (MIT)
Oct 24 Talk: Sam Wiseman (Harvard)
Oct 31 Talk: Yoon Kim and Allen Schmaltz (Harvard)
Nov 7 Talk: Henry Lin (Harvard Physics)
Nov 14 Talk: Sasha on Yejin Choi
Nov 21 Talk: Squad QA (IBM)
Dec 1 (Thur 12-1:30) Talk: Jacob Steinhardt (Stanford)
Dec 5 Talk: Kevin Kwok (MIT)

Summer 2016 (RL)

Date Paper Presenter
Jun 23 Reinforcement learning of motor skills with policy gradients
(Peters and Schaal, 2008)
Yoon
Jun 30 On a Connection between Importance Sampling and LRPG
(Tang and Abbeel, 2010)
Group
Jul 6 Gradient Estimation Using Stochastic Computation Graphs (Schulman et al, 2015) Group
Jul 13 Hierarchical Deep RL (Kulkarni et al, 2016) Group
Jul 20 Trust Region Policy Optimization (Schulman et al, 2016) Group
Jul 27 An Actor-Critic Algorithm for Sequence Prediction (Bahdanau et al, 2016) Group

Spring 2016

Date Paper Presenter
Feb 3 Character-Aware Language Modeling (Kim et. al, 2016) Yoon
Feb 10 Compressing LSTMs into CNNs (Geras et al, 2015), Sam
Feb 17 The Goldilocks Principle (Hill et al, 2016) Mike
Feb 24 Never-Ending Learning Saketh
Mar 2 Alpha Go (Silver et al, 2016) Alex
Mar 9 Semi-supervised Sequence Learning (Dai and Le, 2015) Jeffrey
Mar 14 Talk: Edward Grefenstette (DeepMind) Ed
Mar 23 Talk: Kai-Wei Chang (MSR) Kai-Wei
Mar 30 Talk: Tao Lei (MIT) Tao
Apr 6 Talk: Alec Radford (OpenAI) Alec
Apr 13 Talk: Donald Sturgeon (Harvard) Donald
Apr 20 Talk: Lu Wang (Northeastern) Lu
Apr 27 Talk: Keyon Vafa (Harvard) Keyon
May 11 Talk: Pushpak Bhattacharyya (IIT) Dr. Bhattacharyya