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November 2017

qBio Seminar Series: Andrew Buller

November 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Orchard View Room, 3rd Floor Orchard View Room, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Challenges and Opportunities in the Evolutionary Engineering of Enzymes and Metabolic Pathways

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December 2017

Crossroads of Ideas

December 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building, 330 N Orchard St
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Crossroads of Ideas is a public lecture series held monthly on Tuesday evenings during the academic year that addresses challenging and engaging social science topics such as politics, policy issues, ethics, public perceptions, law and science and society.

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SILO Seminar Series: Jeff Linderoth

December 6, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Orchard View Room, 3rd Floor Orchard View Room, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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New Approximate Solution Approaches for Multi-Stage Stochastic Optimization Linderoth Seminar Video Multi-stage stochastic optimization can be used to model dynamic decision-making environments in which a sequence of decisions are to be made in response to a sequence of random events. Such problems arise in many applications, such as unit commitment and economic dispatch in power systems and inventory and production management. Many approaches for solving multi-stage stochastic optimization problems rely on a given scenario-tree approximation of the underlying stochastic process.…

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qBio Seminar Series: Stuart Kauffman

December 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Orchard View Room, 3rd Floor Orchard View Room, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Beyond Physics: The Origin and Evolution of Life

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SILO Seminar Series: Rob Nowak

December 13, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Orchard View Room, 3rd Floor Orchard View Room, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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SILO welcomes Rob Nowak.

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January 2018

Visiting Faculty Lecture: Jason Spence, Ph.D.

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Orchard View Room, 3rd Floor Orchard View Room, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and the Healthy People Initiative welcome Jason Spence.

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SILO Seminar Series: Bin Hu & Willem Marais

January 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Orchard View Room, 3rd Floor Orchard View Room, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Video of Hu and Marais Seminar SILO is a lecture series with speakers from the UW faculty, graduate students or invited researchers that discuss mathematical related topics. The seminars are organized by WID’s Optimization research group. SILO’s purpose is to provide a forum that helps connect and recruit mathematically-minded graduate students. SILO is a lunch-and-listen format, where speakers present interesting math topics while the audience eats lunch.

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qBio Seminar Series: Meyer B. Jackson

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Orchard View Room, 3rd Floor Orchard View Room, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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qBio Seminar Series welcomes Meyer B. Jackson, the Kenneth S. Cole Professor of Neuroscience from UW–Madison.

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Computational SysBio Journal Club

January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Topics can vary but are focused on issues related to Systems Biology. All are welcome. Sign up for notifications at compsysbiojc@lists.discovery.wisc.edu.

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SILO Seminar Series: Garvesh Raskutti

January 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Orchard View Room, 3rd Floor Orchard View Room, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Video of Raskutti talk   SILO is a lecture series with speakers from the UW faculty, graduate students or invited researchers that discuss mathematical related topics. The seminars are organized by WID’s Optimization research group. SILO’s purpose is to provide a forum that helps connect and recruit mathematically-minded graduate students. SILO is a lunch-and-listen format, where speakers present interesting math topics while the audience eats lunch.

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qBio Seminar Series: Kaitlin Dunn

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Orchard View Room, 3rd Floor Orchard View Room, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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qBio Seminar Series welcomes Kaitlin Dunn from the Palecek Lab

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February 2018

SILO Seminar Series: Varun Jog

February 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Orchard View Room, 3rd Floor Orchard View Room, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Information theoretic perspectives on learning algorithms Jog Video Link In statistical learning theory, generalization error is used to quantify the degree to which a supervised machine learning algorithm may overfit to training data. We overview some recent work that bounds generalization error of empirical risk minimization based on the mutual information I(S;W) between the algorithm input S and the algorithm output W. We leverage these results to derive generalization error bounds for a broad class of iterative algorithms that are…

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qBio Seminar Series: Yong (Tony) Wang

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Orchard View Room, 3rd Floor Orchard View Room, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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qBio Seminar Series welcomes Yong (Tony) Wang, Assistant Professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care at UW–Madison.

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Computational SysBio Journal Club

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Discovery Building, Room 4160, 330 N. Orchard Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53715
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Topics can vary but are focused on issues related to Systems Biology. All are welcome. Sign up for notifications at compsysbiojc@lists.discovery.wisc.edu.

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Crossroads of Ideas: Jason Fletcher

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building, 330 N Orchard St
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Crossroads of Ideas is a public lecture series held monthly on Tuesday evenings during the academic year that addresses challenging and engaging social science topics such as politics, policy issues, ethics, public perceptions, law and science and society.

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SILO Seminar Series: Youssef M Marzouk

February 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Orchard View Room, 3rd Floor Orchard View Room, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Sequential Bayesian inference via low-dimensional couplings Marzouk Talk Video Integration against an intractable probability measure is among the fundamental challenges of Bayesian inference. A useful approach to this problem seeks a deterministic coupling of the measure of interest with a tractable "reference" measure (e.g., a standard Gaussian). This coupling is induced by a transport map, and enables direct simulation from the desired measure simply by evaluating the transport map at samples from the reference. Approximate transports can also be used…

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qBio Seminar Series: Karl Broman

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Orchard View Room, 3rd Floor Orchard View Room, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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qBio Seminar Series welcomes Karl Broman from Biostatistics and Medical Informatics.

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Virtual Environments Lab: Researchers’ Open House

February 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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330 N. Orchard Street

Madison, WI 53715 United States
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CAVE simulation

A goal of visualization is to aid in the understanding of complex scientific data.  Immersive visualization takes this concept to a next level by placing a user “within their data”, with the potential for additional understanding and insight.  The recent rise of consumer Virtual Reality technology has made it easier for a much larger population to begin to explore immersive visualization.  If you think that immersive visualization may be beneficial to your work and you’d like to come discuss possible…

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SILO Seminar Series: Tyler Maunu & Sumeet Katariya

February 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Orchard View Room, 3rd Floor Orchard View Room, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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A Well-Tempered Landscape for Non-convex Robust Subspace Recovery & Adaptive Sampling for Coarse Ranking We present a mathematical analysis of a non-convex energy landscape for Robust Subspace Recovery. Under a deterministic condition, the only stationary point in a large neighborhood of an underlying subspace is the subspace itself. The same deterministic condition implies that a geodesic gradient descent method can exactly recover the underlying subspace with proper initialization. The condition is shown to hold with high probability for a certain…

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qBio Seminar Series: Pupa Gilbert

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Orchard View Room, 3rd Floor Orchard View Room, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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qBio Seminar Series welcomes Michael Graham, Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering

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