Academic Year 2018-2019

June 14, 2019
Sprague Hall
Room 105
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Erik Holmlin
Bionano Genomics
“Next-Generation Cytogenomics: High-throughput Mapping of Structural Variation in Genetic Disease”RSVP via Eventbrite
June 3, 2019
Donald Bren Hall
Room 4011
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Peter Sadowski
Assistant Professor of Information and Computer Sciences
University of Hawaii Manoa
Co-Director of the AI Precision Health Institute at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center
“Deep Learning for Extreme Remote Sensing: from Ocean Waves to Exocomets”
February 1, 2019
Donald Bren Hall
Room 4013
3:00PM – 4:00PM
Carlos Alberto Brizuela Rodríguez
Computer Science Department
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
“A computational view of the side chain packing problem “


Academic Year 2017-2018

April 9, 2018
Donald Bren Hall
Room 4011
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Sabino Miranda
CONACYT Research Fellow
“Towards a Multilingual and Error-Robust Approach for Sentiment Analysis”
March 12, 2018
Bren Hall
Room 4011
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Alessandro Achille
PhD candidate at UCLA
“The Emergence Theory of Deep Learning: Perception, Information Theory and PAC-Bayes”
January 10, 2018
Hitachi Lecture Hall
at Hitachi Chemical Research Center
(Plumwood House)
Med Sci Complex
Building 829
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Indika Rajapakse
Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
Department of Mathematics
University of Michigan
Smale Institute
“Dynamics and reprogramming of the human genome”


Academic Year 2015-2016

April 18, 2016
Bren Hall 4011
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Zachary Chase
“Learning to Diagnose with LSTM Recurrent Neural Networks”
November 2, 2015
Bren Hall 4011
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Surya Ganguli
Assistant Professor
Department of Applied Physics
Stanford University
“The Statistical Physics of Deep Learning: on the Beneficial Roles of Dynamic Criticality, Random Landscapes, and the Reversal of Time”


Academic Year 2014-2015

March 30, 2015
Bren Hall 4011
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Pierre Baldi
Department of Computer Science
UC Irvine
“The Ebb and Flow of Deep Learning: a Theory of Local Learning”
January 26, 2015
Bren Hall 4011
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Dr. Richard Caruana
“Do Deep Models Really Need to Be Deep”


Academic Year 2013-2014

March 13, 2014
Bren Hall 4011
3:00PM – 4:00PM
Peter G. Clote
Professor of Biology with courtesy appointment in Computer Science
Boston College
“An overview of RNA Bioinformatics Tools developed by the Clote Lab”
March 3, 2014
Bren Hall 4011
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Hugo La Rochelle
Member of the CREI research center
Assistant Professor
Département d’informatique
Université de Sherbrooke
“Deep Learning for Distribution Estimation”
February 7, 2014
Bren Hall 4011
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Joachim M. Buhmann
Computer Science Department
Machine Learning Laboratory
ETH Zurich
“What is the information content of an algorithm? “
July 29, 2013
Bren Hall 4011
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Jurgen Schmidhuber
Scientific Director of the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA
Professor of Artificial Intelligence at USI
“Neural Network ReNNaissance”


Academic Year 2012-2013

June 10, 2013
Bren Hall 4011
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Mark Stalzer
Center for Advanced Computing Research
California Institute of Technology
“Trends in Scientific Discovery Engines and Applications”
April 26, 2013
Bren Hall 6011
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Laurent Itti
Associate Professor, USC
Computer Science, Psychology and Neuroscience
“Computational modeling of top-down attention and visual behavior”
April 17, 2013
Bonney Conference Room 105 in the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
1:00PM – 2:00PM
James Bower
Professor of Computational Neuroscience
Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
“The Hodgkin Huxley Model, Misunderstood by Experimentalists and Theorists”
April 17, 2013
Bren Hall 6011
4:30PM – 6:00PM
James Bower
Professor, Numedeon Inc.
“What happens to STEM education if learning is based in virtual gaming worlds?”
April 15, 2013
Bren Hall 6011
1:00PM – 2:00PM
William S. Noble
Professor, Department of Genome Sciences, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington
“The one-dimensional and three-dimensional structure of the genome”
January 25, 2013
Bren Hall 6011
Robert L. Jernigan
Director, L.H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics & Biological Statistics
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Iowa State University“Extracting Dynamics Information from Multiple Structures”
November 26, 2012
Bren Hall 3011
Jonathan H. Chen
Internal Medicine Resident, Expert Systems Informatics
Department of Medicine
Stanford University“Physician Order Suggestions Powered by Clinical Expertise Mined from (Undocumented) Order”
September 28, 2012
Bren Hall 6011
Vasant Honavar
Professor, Department of Computer Science.
Director, Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning & Discovery
Iowa State UniversityProgram Director, Division of Information & Intelligent Systems (IIS) Computer Science and Engineering DirectorateNational Science FoundationDepartment of Computer Science.“Computational Prediction of Protein Interfaces and Interactions


Academic Year 2011-2012

August 19, 2011
Bren Hall 4011
Karsten Borgwardt
Professor, Department of Machine Learning & Computational Biology of the Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics and the Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology
Efficient Graph Mining
September 26, 2011
Bren Hall 4011
Amir Atiya
Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering, Cairo University, currently on temporary leave at Veros Systems, Texas.
Gaussian Processes for Classification
January 9, 2012
Bren Hall 4011
Wendy Warr, Ph.D.
Wendy Warr & Associates
“Adapt and Survive: the Changing Face of R&D in the Pharmaceutical Industry and its Impact on Cheminformatics”
February 6, 2012
Bren Hall 3011
S. Joshua Swamidass, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
“Mining Small-Molecule Screens to Repurpose Drugs”
May 14, 2012
Bren Hall 6011
Chloe-Agathe Azencott, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral researcher, Machine Learning and Computational Biology research group at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tuebingen Germany
“Guided feature selection from incomplete data for disease-gene prediction and chemoinformatics applications”


Academic Year 2010-2011

Aug 23, 2010
Bren Hall 3011
Andrea Vattani
3rd year Ph.D. student in computer science at UC San Diego
Clustering: complexity and popular procedures
Oct 4, 2010
Bren Hall 3011
Jianlin Cheng
Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia
Challenges and Solutions to Protein Structure Prediction in the Post Genomic Era
Nov 1, 2010
Bren Hall 3011
Guido Germano
Professor at David Geffen School of Medicine at UC Los Angeles.
Quantification of non-invasive cardiac imaging
Nov 4, 2010
Hitachi Lecture Hall
Yijun Ruan, Ph.D.
Senior Group Leader
Associate Director, Genomics Technology
Genome Institute of Singapore
Chromatin Looping Architecture and Models of Transcription Regulation in Human Cancer Cell
Nov 22, 2010 Gillespie 3135 11:00am Diego di Bernando, Ph.D.

“Discovery of Drug Mode of Action and Drug Repositioning from Transcriptional Responses”

Feb 1, 2011
Bren Hall 3011
Wendy Warr
Wendy Warr & Associates
“Finding the “rich nitch” “
March 28, 2011
Bren Hall 3011
Klaus Robert Muller
Professor at the Technical University of Berlin
“Kernel machine and their applications”
May 10, 2011
Bren Hall 4011
Knut Reinert
Professor at the University of Berlin, Institute of Computer Science
“SeqAn — An efficient C++ library for NGS data analysis”
May 23, 2011
Bren Hall 4011
Mark Silberstein
Postdoctoral Scholar, Israel Institute of Technology
“Superlink-online: A Distributed Supercomputer for Hunting Disease Mutations”


Academic Year 2009-2010

Oct 1, 2009
Bren Hall 3011
Victoria Mironova
Institute for Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk
Auxin Regulation of Root Pattering 
Oct 15, 2009
Bren Hall 6011
James M. Bower
Principle Founder:
Chief Visionary Officer, Numedeon, Inc.
Professor of Computational Biology
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
“Whyville a Virtual Learning World for children: 10 years old & going strong“
Sponsored & Moderated by Pierre Baldi, Institute for Genomics & Bioinformatics
Nov 12, 2009
Bren Hall 4011
Karine Le Roch
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Neuroscience
University of California, Riverside
“Mapping Chromatin Structure and Nucleosome Fluctuation by massive Parallel Sequencing: A Genomic Approach to understand the Malaria Parasite Infection Cycle“
Feb 16, 2010
Bren Hall 4011
S. Joshua Swamidass
Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass is a recent graduate of UCI’s MD/PhD and BIT (Biomedical Informatics Training) programs and, after working as a visiting scientist at the Broad Institute at MIT/Harvard, is now completing a research and laboratory medicine residency in the physician scientist training program at Washington University. He has been continuing his work on high throughput screening analysis and chemical informatics, laying the foundation for an independent science career, while simultaneously completing his clinical training.
“To Dose or Not to Dose? An Economic Framework for Prioritizing Confirmatory Experiment in the Context of High Throughput Screening”
March 5, 2010
Calit2 Auditorium
Geoffrey Hinton
Professor of Computer Sciene
Canada Research Chair is Machine Learning
Fellow of the Royal Society Canada
Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
University of Toronto