Machine Learning Coffee Seminars

Machine Learning Coffee Seminars2018-08-31T07:02:49+00:00

About Us

Machine Learning Coffee seminars are weekly seminars held jointly by the Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. The seminars aim to gather people from different fields of science with interest in machine learning. Seminars will be held weekly on Mondays at 9 am – 10 am. The location alternates between Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. At Aalto University, talks will be held in Konemiehentie 2, seminar room T6 and at the University of Helsinki in Kumpula, seminar room Exactum D122 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b), unless otherwise noted. Talks will begin at 9:15 am and coffee will be served from 9:00 am.

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Upcoming Talks (2018)

September 2018

Machine Learning for Data Management – and vice versa

Date: September 24, 2018

Abstract: Research efforts in the areas of Machine Learning (ML) and Data Management (DM) have, to a large degree, run in parallel for many years. DM research focused on the efficient querying of  databases, and led to standardized and widely used database management systems. ML research focused on building predictive models from data, and led to high predictive performance for some particularly difficult tasks (e.g., image recognition). As ML software is used in more and more applications, it’s worth discussing whether we can have for ML systems the kind of standardization we have for DM systems – as well as whether we can use ML to improve DM systems. In this talk, I’ll present one recent paper for each direction from SIGMOD2018 [1] and VLDB2018 [2].

[1] Kraska T, Beutel A, Chi EH, Dean J, Polyzotis N. The case for learned index structures. In Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Management of Data 2018 May 27 (pp. 489-504). ACM.

[2] Hasani S, Thirumuruganathan S, Asudeh A, Koudas N, Das G. Efficient construction of approximate ad-hoc ML models through materialization and reuse. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment. 2018 Jul 1;11(11):1468-81.

Speaker: Michael Mathioudakis

Affiliation: Professor of Computer Science, University of Helsinki

Place of Seminar: University of Helsinki

October 2018

Date: October 1, 2018

Abstract:

Speaker: Alexander Ilin

Affiliation: Professor of Computer Science, Aalto University

Place of Seminar: Aalto University

Date: October 8, 2018

Abstract:

Speaker: Pan Hui

Affiliation: Professor of Computer Science, University of Helsinki

Place of Seminar: University of Helsinki

Organizers

Samuel Kaski  Professor of Computer Science, Aalto University
Teemu Roos Professor of Computer Science, University of Helsinki
Homayun Afrabandpey Researcher, Aalto University