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We organise interdisciplinary forums where simulating talks are followed by discussions from young scholars with various backgrounds.

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Indo-European Seminar

Causatives in Sanskrit

tea served from 4.15

UserAntonia Ruppel (Oxford).

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 19 February 2020, 16:30-17:30

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Kernel Mean Embeddings

UserElre Oldewage (University of Cambridge).

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.

ClockWednesday 19 February 2020, 11:00-12:30

Second Language Education Group

The Role of Metalinguistic Awareness in Multilingual Learning and Teaching

Refreshments available from 4.30pm

UserProfessor Ulrike Jessner-Schmid, University of Innsbruck.

House Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ, Room 1S3.

ClockMonday 17 February 2020, 17:00-18:30

Statistics

Posterior contraction rates for potentially nonlinear inverse problems

UserSergios Agapiou, University of Cyprus.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 14 February 2020, 14:00-15:00

Zangwill Club

Modern Outrage and the Perversion of Punishment

PLEASE NOTE: THIS TALK WILL TAKE PLACE AT 12.00PM

UserMolly J Crockett, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale University.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 14 February 2020, 12:00-13:00

Language Technology Lab Seminars

Developing technologies for health, mental health and wellbeing

A joint Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) and Language Technology Lab (LTL) seminar on Human-Centric AI Technologies

UserRafael A. Calvo, Imperial College London.

HouseGR04, Faculty of English, 9 West Rd (Sidgwick Site).

ClockThursday 13 February 2020, 11:00-12:00

Indo-European Seminar

The rise of vowel writing and the transmission of writing within and beyond Afroasiatic

tea served from 4.15

UserDaniel Harbour (Queen Mary) .

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 12 February 2020, 16:30-17:30

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Neural Tangent Kernel

UserAdria Garriga Alonso, Sebastian Ober.

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.

ClockWednesday 12 February 2020, 11:00-12:30

SciSoc – Cambridge University Scientific Society

Natural Language Processing for Health

UserDr Nigel Collier: Lecturer in Computational Linguistics, EPSRC Experienced Research Fellow, Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, Co-Director of the Language Technology Lab.

HousePfizer Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 11 February 2020, 18:00-19:30

Second Language Education Group

Linguistic Justice in Policy and Practice

ALL WELCOME, Drinks reception from 6.30pm

UserEmeritus Professor Robert Phillipson, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark..

HouseDonald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ, room 1S3.

ClockTuesday 11 February 2020, 17:00-18:30

MEITS Multilingualism Seminars

Linguistic Justice in Policy and Practice

Talk followed by a drinks reception

UserEmeritus Professor Robert Phillipson, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark..

HouseDonald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ, room 1S3..

ClockTuesday 11 February 2020, 17:00-18:30

Zangwill Club

Visuospatial working memory as a fundamental component of the eye movement system.

UserProfessor Stefan van der Stigchel, Professor in Cognitive Psychology, Utrecht University, Netherlands.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 07 February 2020, 16:30-18:00

Statistics

On Statistical Learning for Individualized Decision Making with Complex Data

UserChengchun Shi, London School of Economics.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 07 February 2020, 14:00-15:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Zero-shot Language Learning through Bayesian Neural Models

UserEdoardo Maria Ponti (University of Cambridge).

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 07 February 2020, 12:00-13:00

Computer Laboratory Tech Talks

Amazon Alexa Tech Talk

Food provided

UserPaolo Gianrossi, Software Development Manager (Amazon Alexa team, Cambridge).

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockMonday 03 February 2020, 13:00-14:00

Zangwill Club

Anhedonia and Adolescent Depression

UserDr Ciara McCabe, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, University of Reading.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 31 January 2020, 16:30-18:00

Cambridge Linguistics Forum

Conveying quantity pragmatically

There will be a tea and coffee reception from 4pm.

UserDr Chris Cummins (University of Edinburgh).

HouseEnglish Faculty Building, ground floor, TBC.

ClockThursday 30 January 2020, 16:30-18:00

Second Language Education Group

Cambridge Masterclass in Multilingualism, Education and Language Policy 2020 Micro-level Language Policy and Planning: Levels, Agency and Structure

Open to staff and students of Cambridge University. Booking is required and please contact Yongcan Liu ( yl258@cam.ac.uk)

UserProfessor Anthony J. Liddicoat, University of Warwick.

House Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ, room GS5.

ClockThursday 30 January 2020, 14:00-16:00

Language Technology Lab Seminars

Urban Dictionary Embeddings for Slang NLP Applications

UserDr Barbara McGillivray (University of Cambridge and The Alan Turing Institute).

HouseGR04, Faculty of English, 9 West Rd (Sidgwick Site).

ClockThursday 30 January 2020, 11:00-12:00

Indo-European Seminar

'What would Catullus do? Epigraphic evidence for manuscript spelling

tea served from 4.15

UserNicholas Zair, Cambridge.

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 29 January 2020, 16:30-17:30

Second Language Education Group

Developing a Text Editor to Help Writers with Academic English Collocations

Refreshments available from 4.30pm

UserDr. Ana Frankenberg-Garcia, Centre of Translation Studies, University of Surrey.

HouseFaculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ, Room 1S3.

ClockMonday 27 January 2020, 17:00-18:30

Zangwill Club

Affect & Decision-Making in Health and Disease

UserProfessor Tali Sharot, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 24 January 2020, 16:30-18:00

Statistics

Optimal Transport: Fast Probabilistic Approximation with Exact Solvers

UserYoav Zemel, University of Cambridge.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 24 January 2020, 14:00-15:00

Language Technology Lab Seminars

Hidden Biases. Ethical Issues in NLP, and What to Do about Them

A joint Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) and Language Technology Lab (LTL) seminar on Human-Centric AI Technologies

UserDirk Hovy, Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

HouseGR04, Faculty of English, 9 West Rd (Sidgwick Site).

ClockThursday 23 January 2020, 11:00-12:00

Statistics

Approximate Cross Validation for Large Data and High Dimensions

UserTamara Broderick, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 17 January 2020, 14:00-15:00

Zangwill Club

Sensitive periods of social brain development in adolescence

PLEASE NOTE: THIS TALK WILL TAKE PLACE AT 12.00PM. THERE WILL BE NO ZANGWILL TEA THIS WEEK

UserProfessor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 17 January 2020, 12:00-13:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Can we optimise fashion ecommerce using NLG?

Note: earlier time of 11am

UserRory Waite (Emotif.ai).

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 17 January 2020, 11:00-12:00

Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series

The use of mobile games to assess cognitive function of elderly with and without cognitive impairment

chair: Prof Barbara J. Sahakian

UserDr Bruno Bonnechère, Department of Electronics and Informatics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel .

HouseSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site..

ClockThursday 16 January 2020, 12:30-13:30

Language Technology Lab Seminars

Correlations Between Word Vector Sets

A joint Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) and Language Technology Lab (LTL) seminar on Human-Centric AI Technologies

UserAleksandar Savkov, Babylon.

HouseBoard room, Faculty of English, 9 West Rd (Sidgwick Site).

ClockThursday 16 January 2020, 11:00-12:00

Zangwill Club

Attentive learning: Understanding mechanisms by studying outcomes, risk and protective factors

UserGaia Scerif, Attention, Brain and Cognitive Development, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 06 December 2019, 16:30-18:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Long Form Question Answering

UserAngela Fan (Facebook).

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 06 December 2019, 12:00-13:00

Cambridge Linguistics Forum

t-glottalling, flapping and pre-glottalisation in British Englishes: patterns in phonological and social variability

There will be a tea and coffee reception from 4pm.

UserDanielle Turton (Lancaster University).

HouseEnglish Faculty Building, TBC.

ClockThursday 05 December 2019, 16:30-18:00

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Scalable Gaussian Processes

UserDavid Burt, Andrew Foong.

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.

ClockWednesday 04 December 2019, 14:00-15:30

Zangwill Club

Visuospatial working memory as a fundamental component of the eye movement system.

PLEASE NOTE, THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!

UserProfessor Stefan van der Stigchel, Professor in Cognitive Psychology, Utrecht University, Netherlands.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 29 November 2019, 16:30-18:00

Statistics

On the convergence of the Hamiltonian Monte Carlo algorithm and other irreversible MCMC methods

UserAlain Durmus — École Normale Superieure, Cachan.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 29 November 2019, 14:00-15:00

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Probabilistic Programming

UserHong Ge and John Bronskill.

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.

ClockWednesday 27 November 2019, 14:00-15:30

Statistics

Optimal Transport for Machine Learning

UserGabriel Peyré — École Normale Superieure.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 22 November 2019, 14:00-15:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Unsupervised cross-lingual representation learning

Room Change: LT1

UserSebastian Ruder (DeepMind).

HouseLT1, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 22 November 2019, 12:00-13:00

Zangwill Club

Visual learning: Babies, bodies and machines

Please note: This Zangwill talk will be taking place at 12.00pm

UserProfessor Linda Smith, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington, USA.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 22 November 2019, 12:00-13:30

Chaucer Club

Chemistry of the adaptive mind: on dopamine and mental work

UserRoshan Cools (Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour).

HouseLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road.

ClockThursday 21 November 2019, 15:30-17:00

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Neural Attention

UserElre Oldewage, George Hron.

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.

ClockWednesday 20 November 2019, 14:00-15:30

NLIP Seminar Series

CANCELLED Probabilistic models of graphs for meaning representations

Extra talk: note unusual day and time

UserAdam Lopez (University of Edinburgh).

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockTuesday 19 November 2019, 10:00-11:00

Zangwill Club

The spatial and temporal dynamics of attention: insights from direct access to the attentional spotlight

UserProfessor Suliann Ben Hamed, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 15 November 2019, 16:30-18:00

Statistics

Multiscale Analysis of Bayesian CART

UserVeronika Rockova — University of Chicago.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 15 November 2019, 14:00-15:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Ethical considerations for responsible design

Room Change: LT1

UserShauna Concannon (University of Cambridge).

HouseLT1, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 15 November 2019, 12:00-13:00

Cambridge University Linguistic Society

Sociolinguistic Vulnerability: Disaster Linguicism and Crisis Translation

There will be a tea and coffee reception from 4pm.

UserProf. Federico Federici (University College London).

HouseGR06/07, Faculty of English, 9 West Rd (Sidgwick Site).

ClockThursday 14 November 2019, 16:30-18:00

MEITS Multilingualism Seminars

Leveraging non-expert semantic intuitions to support multilingual NLP

UserOlga Majewska, PhD student in Computational Linguistics, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics.

HouseRoom 326, Raised Faculty Building, MML, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA.

ClockThursday 14 November 2019, 13:00-14:30

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Equivariance and Symmetries in CNNs

UserJames Allingham, Omer Sella.

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.

ClockWednesday 13 November 2019, 14:00-15:30

Zangwill Club

Costs and benefits of cognitive control: When a little frontal cortex goes a long way

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN EXTRA ZANGWILL SEMINAR - THERE WILL BE NO ZANGWILL TEA TODAY

UserSharon L. Thompson-Schill, Ph.D, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockTuesday 12 November 2019, 16:30-18:00

Information Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series

Speech Recognition: What’s Left?

This talk is organised in conjunction with the IEEE Signal Processing Society for which Dr Michael Picheny is a Distinguished Industry Speaker

UserDr Michael Picheny.

HouseDepartment of Engineering - LT1.

ClockTuesday 12 November 2019, 12:00-13:00

Machine Learning @ CUED

Models and inference for temporal Gaussian processes

UserWilliam Wilkinson, Aalto University, Finland.

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438..

ClockTuesday 12 November 2019, 11:00-12:00

Zangwill Club

Anhedonia and Adolescent Depression

PLEASE NOTE: THIS ZANGWILL TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED

UserDr Ciara McCabe, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, University of Reading.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 08 November 2019, 16:30-18:00

Statistics

Identifying Cointegration by Eigenanalysis

UserQiwei Yao — London School of Economics.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 08 November 2019, 14:00-15:00

Cambridge Endangered Languages and Cultures Group

Making circles out of lines: A view of the evolving relationship between academia and language communities

UserEbany Dohle (SOAS, University of London) & Maria-Olimpia Squillaci (University of Naples "L'Orientale").

HouseFaculty of English, Room GR-06/07.

ClockWednesday 06 November 2019, 17:00-18:30

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Hyperparameter Optimisation

UserRoss Clarke, Erik Daxberger, Austin Tripp.

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.

ClockWednesday 06 November 2019, 14:00-15:30

Statistics

Classification with unknown class conditional label noise on non-compact feature spaces

UserHenry Reeve — University of Birmingham.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 01 November 2019, 14:00-15:00

Zangwill Club

Quantifying conscious states by means of self-initiated brain activity

Please note: This Zangwill talk will be taking place at 12.00pm

UserDr Athena Demertzi, Physiology of Cognition Research Lab, GIGA Consciousness, GIGA Institute, University of Liège, Belgium .

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 01 November 2019, 12:00-13:30

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Meta-Learning or "Learning To Learn"

UserJohn Bronskill, Marton Havasi.

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.

ClockWednesday 30 October 2019, 14:00-15:30

Zangwill Club

How we remember and how we forget

User Aidan J Horner, Department of Psychology, University of York, York Biomedical Research Institute, University of York.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 25 October 2019, 16:30-18:00

Statistics

On Estimation of Unnormalized Density Models

UserSong Liu — University of Bristol.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 25 October 2019, 14:00-15:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Automatic Analysis of Affect and Personality Analysis in Multiperson Settings

UserHatice Gunes (University of Cambridge).

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 25 October 2019, 12:00-13:00

Arts and Creativities Research Group

Methodological Diversity in Design Fixation Research

UserDr Nathan Crilly is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Design at the University of Cambridge. .

House Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, room GS1.

ClockWednesday 23 October 2019, 16:30-18:00

Statistics

Asymptotic normality of certain transformation averages

UserPeter Orbanz — University College London.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 18 October 2019, 14:00-15:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Multimodal natural language processing: when text is not enough

UserLucia Specia (Imperial College London).

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 18 October 2019, 12:00-13:00

Zangwill Club

Title to be confirmed

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO ZANGWILL TALK THIS WEEK

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 18 October 2019, 00:00-00:00

Chaucer Club

The perceptual prediction paradox

UserClare Press (U. of London, Dept of Psychology Sciences).

HouseLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road.

ClockThursday 17 October 2019, 15:30-17:00

Statistics

Distributed Statistics à la Economics

UserElchanan Mossel (MIT).

HouseMR12.

ClockTuesday 15 October 2019, 16:00-17:00

Zangwill Club

Rethinking sex and the brain beyond the binary: Mosaic brains in a multi-dimensional space

UserProfessor Daphna Joel, School of Psychological Sciences and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University, Israel .

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 11 October 2019, 16:30-18:00

Statistics

On the robustness of gradient-based MCMC algorithms

UserSam Livingstone — University College London.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 11 October 2019, 14:00-15:00

Language Technology Lab Seminars

Latent Variable Models for Text Generation

UserXiaoyu Shen, Saarland University / Max Planck Institute.

HouseBoard room, Faculty of English, 9 West Rd (Sidgwick Site).

ClockThursday 10 October 2019, 11:00-12:00

Zangwill Club

The endocannabinoid system at work: From basic mechanisms to psychiatric diseases

Please note: This is a Pre-Zangwill Talk - see change of venue

UserProfessor Mauro Maccarrone, Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Campus Bio-Medico, University of Rome, Italy.

HouseNick Mackintosh Seminar Room, 2nd Floor, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 04 October 2019, 16:30-18:00

Machine Learning @ CUED

Learning-Algorithms from Bayesian Principles

UserEmti Khan, RIKEN center for Advanced Intelligence Project.

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438..

ClockTuesday 24 September 2019, 10:00-11:00

Second Language Education Group

Promoting multilingual literacy and reader identity:Global Storybooks and open technology

UserBonny Norton , FRSC, Professor and University Scholar , Department of Language & Literacy Education, UBC, Canada.

HouseMurray Edwards College, Lecture Theatre.

ClockFriday 13 September 2019, 14:00-15:00

Machine Learning @ CUED

Rotation Invariant Householder Parameterization for Bayesian PCA

UserRajbir Nirwan, Goethe University, Frankfurt.

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438..

ClockWednesday 04 September 2019, 11:00-12:00

Machine Learning @ CUED

Semi-Unsupervised Learning with Deep Generative Models / Disentangling Improves VAEs' Robustness to Adversarial Attacks

UserMatthew Willetts and Alexander Camuto, University of Oxford / Alan Turing Institute.

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438..

ClockWednesday 17 July 2019, 14:00-15:00

Machine Learning @ CUED

Efficiency and Transferability of Neural Networks

UserAmos Storkey, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438..

ClockFriday 12 July 2019, 11:00-12:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Natural Language Generation in the Wild

UserDaniel Beck, University of Melbourne.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 05 July 2019, 12:00-13:00

Statistics

Regularized linear autoencoders, the Morse theory of loss, and backprop in the brain

UserJon Bloom (Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard).

HouseMR12.

ClockMonday 24 June 2019, 14:00-15:00

Cambridge University Linguistic Society

Bilingualism in the community: Code-switching and grammars in contact

There will be a tea reception from 4:30pm.

UserCatherine Travis (The Australian National University).

HouseGR06/07, Faculty of English, 9 West Rd (Sidgwick Site).

ClockWednesday 19 June 2019, 17:00-18:30

NLIP Seminar Series

An Operation Sequence Model for Explainable Neural Machine Translation

UserFelix Stahlberg, CUED, University of Cambridge.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 14 June 2019, 12:00-13:00

Statistics

Geometrizing rates of convergence under local differential privacy

UserLukas Steinberger, University of Freiburg.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 07 June 2019, 16:00-17:00

Statistics

Recent Developments in the Study of Single-Index Type Models

UserMouli Banerjee, University of Michigan.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 07 June 2019, 14:00-15:00

Language Technology Lab Seminars

Relational knowledge in vector spaces

UserLuis Espinosa-Anke (University of Cardiff).

HouseBoard room, Faculty of English, 9 West Rd (Sidgwick Site).

ClockThursday 06 June 2019, 11:00-12:00

Arts and Creativities Research Group

Collaborative Poetics

Reserve your space at http://collaborativepoetics.eventbrite.com

UserHelen Johnson, University of Brighton.

House Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, room GS5.

ClockMonday 03 June 2019, 14:00-16:30

Statistics

Nonparametric maximum likelihood methods for binary response models with random coefficients

UserRoger Koenker, University College London.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 31 May 2019, 16:00-17:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Towards secure and efficient DNNs

UserAaron Zhao, University of Cambridge.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 31 May 2019, 12:00-13:00

Cambridge Linguistics Forum

Language dynamics - what we hear and how we hear it

There will be a tea reception from 4pm.

UserProf. Anita Mehta (University of Oxford).

HouseEnglish Faculty Building, SR-24 (second floor).

ClockThursday 30 May 2019, 16:30-18:00

Statistics

Communication in the presence of sparsity

UserYiannis Kontoyiannis (Cambridge).

HouseCentre for Mathematical Sciences, meeting room MR14.

ClockWednesday 29 May 2019, 14:00-15:00

Cambridge Endangered Languages and Cultures Group

Out in the Field with the Remaining Speakers of Neo-Aramaic in Northern Iraq

UserDr Paul Noorlander (University of Cambridge), Dorota Molin (University of Cambridge).

HouseFaculty of English, Room SR24.

ClockTuesday 28 May 2019, 17:30-18:30

Zangwill Club

Neuroscience & Creativity: Insights from Unnatural Bedfellows

PLEASE NOTE: THIS ZANGWILL TALK IS TAKING PLACE AT THE USUAL TIME OF 4.30PM. THE ZANGWILL TEA WILL BE AT 4.00PM

UserProfessor Anna Abraham, School of Social Sciences, Leeds Beckett University, UK.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 24 May 2019, 16:30-17:30

Statistics

MAP estimators and posterior consistency for Bayesian inverse problems with exponential priors

UserMasoumeh Dashti, University of Sussex.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 24 May 2019, 16:00-17:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Mitigating Gender Bias in Morphologically Rich Languages

UserRyan Cotterell, NLIP, University of Cambridge.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 24 May 2019, 12:00-13:00

Cambridge Linguistics Forum

Driving a wedge between communication and language learning in autism

There will be a coffee reception from 4pm.

UserProf Mikhail Kissine (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium).

HouseFaculty of Divinity, Lecture Room 2.

ClockThursday 23 May 2019, 16:30-17:30

MEITS Multilingualism Seminars

Language attitudes in Ningbo, China

UserHui (Annette) Zhao, MEITS Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Cambridge.

HouseRoom 336, Raised Faculty Building, MML, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA.

ClockThursday 23 May 2019, 13:00-14:30

Statistics

On distributed Bayesian computation

UserHarry van Zanten, University of Amsterdam.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 17 May 2019, 16:00-17:00

NLIP Seminar Series

AI Extenders: The Ethical and Societal Implications of Humans Cognitively Extended by AI

UserKarina Vold & José Hernández-Orallo, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 17 May 2019, 12:00-13:00

Zangwill Club

Shedding light on infant brain and cognitive development in Africa: The BRIGHT Project

PLEASE NOTE, THIS ZANGWILL CLUB SEMINAR WILL START AT 12.00PM. THERE WILL BE NO ZANGWILL TEA AT 4.00PM

UserDr Sarah Lloyd-Fox, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, Affiliated Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 17 May 2019, 12:00-13:30

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Particle MCMC

UserWill Tebbutt (University of Cambridge).

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.

ClockWednesday 15 May 2019, 14:00-15:30

Second Language Education Group

Paradoxes of multilingualism in public policy in conjunction with the launching of Cambridge Masterclass Series on Multilingualism, Education and Language Policy

Please book with Ann Waterman on aw244@cam.ac.uk if you would like to attend

UserProfessor Lourdes Ortega, Georgetown University, Washington, USA.

House Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ, Room 1S3.

ClockTuesday 14 May 2019, 10:00-12:00

Second Language Education Group

How can usage-based SLA invigorate language education?

in conjunction of the launching Cambridge Annual Lecture on Second Language Learning and Teaching

User Professor Lourdes Ortega, Georgetown University, Washington, USA .

House Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ, Room 1S3.

ClockMonday 13 May 2019, 17:00-18:30

Statistics

On the Consistency of Supervised Learning with Missing Values

UserJulie Josse, École Polytechnique.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 10 May 2019, 16:00-17:00

Zangwill Club

Neural circuits for visually-guided decision making in mice.

PLEASE NOTE, THIS ZANGWILL CLUB SEMINAR WILL START AT 12.00PM. THE ZANGWILL TEA WILL BE AT THE USUAL TIME OF 4.00PM

UserDr Jasper Poort, Selective Vision Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 10 May 2019, 12:00-13:30

NLIP Seminar Series

Factorising AMR generation through syntax

UserKris Cao, DeepMind.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 10 May 2019, 12:00-13:00

Statistics

[Special Statslab Seminar] Scalable stochastic optimization and large-scale data

UserMichael W. Mahoney (ICSI and Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley).

HouseMR11, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 08 May 2019, 14:00-15:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Languages* in Formal Reasoning: Accessibility vs. Formality

UserZohreh Shams, AI Group, University of Cambridge.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 03 May 2019, 12:00-13:00

Chaucer Club

Reinforcement learning in AI systems and in the brain

UserMatt Botvinick (DeepMind and Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London).

HouseLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road.

ClockThursday 02 May 2019, 15:30-17:00

Arts and Creativities Research Group

Juggling School-Research partnerships: funding, methodologies, accountability and impact.

UserAssociate Professor Madonna Stinson, School of Education and Professional Studies Griffith University, Australia.

House Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, room GS1.

ClockWednesday 01 May 2019, 16:30-18:00

Zangwill Club

Modality-general and modality-specific processes in hallucinations

PLEASE NOTE, WEDNESDAY, 1ST MAY. THIS IS AN EXTRA ZANGWILL TALK AND WILL TAKE PLACE AT 1.00PM. PLEASE ALSO NOTE, THERE WILL BE NO ZANGWILL TEA TODAY

UserProfessor Charles Fernyhough, Durham University.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockWednesday 01 May 2019, 13:00-14:00

Statistics

Nuisance parameters

UserHeather Battey, Imperial College London.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 26 April 2019, 16:00-17:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Word Sense Disambiguation and Other Systems in Japanese

UserKanako Komiya, Ibaraki University, Japan.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 26 April 2019, 12:00-13:00

Zangwill Club

Bridging Neural and Computational Viewpoints on Perceptual Decision Making

PLEASE NOTE, THIS ZANGWILL CLUB SEMINAR WILL START AT 12.00PM. THE ZANGWILL TEA WILL BE AT THE USUAL TIME OF 4.00PM

UserDr Redmond O'Connell, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 26 April 2019, 12:00-13:30

Cambridge Linguistics Forum

The interaction between simplicity and naturalness in nominal word order typology

There will be a tea reception from 4pm.

UserDr Jennifer Culbertson (University of Edinburgh).

HouseEnglish Faculty Building, GR-05 (ground floor).

ClockThursday 25 April 2019, 16:30-18:00

Machine Learning @ CUED

NeVAE: A Deep Generative Model for Molecular Graphs

UserAbir De, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems.

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438..

ClockMonday 08 April 2019, 11:00-12:00

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Sampling as Optimization

UserEric Nalisnick, University of Cambridge.

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.

ClockWednesday 03 April 2019, 13:45-15:15

Cambridge Language Sciences

Educational Research Collaboration with Cambridge University Press

UserNiall Curry, Cambridge University Press.

HouseFaculty of Education, room GS5.

ClockThursday 28 March 2019, 16:00-17:30

Chaucer Club

Far beyond the back of the brain

UserPeter Hagoort (Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour) .

HouseLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road.

ClockThursday 14 March 2019, 15:30-17:00

Language Technology Lab Seminars

Disagreements in anaphoric interpretation

UserMassimo Poesio ( University of Essex).

HouseFaculty of English, Room SR24.

ClockThursday 14 March 2019, 11:00-12:00

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Implicit Variational Inference

UserAndrew Foong (University of Cambridge).

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.

ClockWednesday 13 March 2019, 13:45-15:15

Zangwill Club

Top-down vs. bottom-up? Effects of prediction and attention on sensory processing and perception

UserHeleen A. Slagter, PhD, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience VU University Amsterdam.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 08 March 2019, 16:30-17:30

Statistics

Explicit stabilised Runge-Kutta methods and their application to Bayesian inverse problems

UserKostas Zygalakis, University of Edinburgh.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 08 March 2019, 16:00-17:00

NLIP Seminar Series

K.A.T.E.: Scaling personalised tech education for professionals

UserRaoul-Gabriel Urma, Kevin Lemagnen, Sahan Bulathwela, Cambridge Spark.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 08 March 2019, 12:00-13:00

Cambridge University Linguistic Society

TBC

There will be a tea reception from 4:30pm.

User Dr Francesca Martina Branzi (University of Cambridge).

HouseGR06/07, Faculty of English, 9 West Rd (Sidgwick Site).

ClockThursday 07 March 2019, 18:00-19:30

Language Technology Lab Seminars

Improving Literature-based Discovery with Neural Networks

UserGamal Crichton, Language Technology Lab.

HouseFaculty of English, Room SR24.

ClockThursday 07 March 2019, 11:00-12:00

Indo-European Seminar

A Roman ‘folk model’ of courage: animus and metaphor

Tea served from 4.15

UserBill Short University of Exeter .

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 06 March 2019, 16:30-17:30

Statistics

Analysis of Networks via the Sparse β-Model

UserChenlei Leng, University of Warwick.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 01 March 2019, 16:00-17:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Learning multi-domain dialogues

UserPaweł Budzianowski, CUED, University of Cambridge.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 01 March 2019, 12:00-13:00

Cambridge University Linguistic Society

Predictors of listening comprehension skills in bilingual children

There will be a tea reception from 4:30pm.

UserProf Ludovica Serratrice (University of Reading).

HouseGR06/07, Faculty of English, 9 West Rd (Sidgwick Site).

ClockThursday 28 February 2019, 17:00-18:30

MEITS Multilingualism Seminars

Institutional multilingualism: theories, policies and practices of language and law in the EU

UserJavier Moreno-Rivero (PhD student, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room G, Second Floor, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX.

ClockThursday 28 February 2019, 13:00-14:30

Indo-European Seminar

Early Latin to Neo-Latin: Festus and Scaliger

Tea served from 4.15

UserAnna Chahoud Trinity College, Dublin.

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 27 February 2019, 16:30-17:30

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Causal Inference and Causal Reinforcement Learning

UserChaochao Lu (University of Cambridge).

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.

ClockWednesday 27 February 2019, 13:45-15:15

Arts and Creativities Research Group

Researching LGBTQ+ Issues: Building Community

UserCharlotte Allen, Frank Frangeskou, Becky Moses, Lucian Stephenson.

House Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, room GS1.

ClockMonday 25 February 2019, 16:30-18:00

Zangwill Club

In search for the cognitive foundations of Euclidean geometry

UserVéronique Izard, Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition Center, CNRS & Université Paris Descartes.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 22 February 2019, 16:30-17:30

Statistics

High-dimensional sign tests for the direction of a skewed single-spiked distribution

UserDavy Paindaveine, Université Libre de Bruxelles.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 22 February 2019, 16:00-17:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Large-scale analyses of language variation and change in social media

UserDong Nguyen, University of Edinburgh & Alan Turing Institute.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 22 February 2019, 12:00-13:00

Cambridge Linguistics Forum

Seeking cross-linguistic interaction in the phonetic and phonological development of bilingual French-speaking children

There will be a tea reception from 4pm.

UserDr Margaret Kehoe (University of Geneva) .

HouseGr-06/7 (English Faculty Building).

ClockThursday 21 February 2019, 16:30-18:00

Language Technology Lab Seminars

Teaching Artificial Agents to Understand Language by Modelling Reward

UserEdward Grefenstette, Facebook AI Research.

HouseFaculty of English, Room SR24.

ClockThursday 21 February 2019, 11:00-12:00

Zangwill Club

Animal models of episodic memory

UserProfessor Jonathon D. Crystal, Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Indiana University.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 15 February 2019, 16:30-17:30

Statistics

On the fundamental understanding of distributed computation

UserBotond Szabó, University of Leiden.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 15 February 2019, 16:00-17:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Understanding Source Code using Natural Language and Graph Neural Networks

UserMiltos Allamanis, Microsoft Research.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 15 February 2019, 12:00-13:00

Cambridge Linguistics Forum

Getting the gist: experience and expectation in the interpretation of novel compound nouns

There will be a tea reception from 4pm.

UserDr Melaine Bell (Anglia Ruskin University) .

HouseGr-06/7 (English Faculty Building).

ClockThursday 14 February 2019, 16:30-18:00

Language Technology Lab Seminars

Do Deep Generative Models Know What They Don't Know?

UserEric T Nalisnick (University of Cambridge).

HouseFaculty of English, Room SR24.

ClockThursday 14 February 2019, 11:00-12:00

Machine Learning @ CUED

Online Meta-Learning

UserMassimiliano Pontil, University College London.

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438..

ClockThursday 14 February 2019, 11:00-12:00

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Logical Uncertainty

UserAdrià Garriga Alonso (University of Cambridge).

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room 438.

ClockWednesday 13 February 2019, 13:45-15:15

Second Language Education Group

The Listening Zones of NGOs: Languages and cultural knowledge in development programmes

There will be a drinks reception after the seminar

UserProfessor Hilary Footitt, University of Reading.

House Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ, Room 1S3.

ClockMonday 11 February 2019, 17:00-18:30

Zangwill Club

Set to change? Lifespan factors influencing neurocognitive trajectories and plasticity

UserProfessor Kristine Beate Walhovd, Professor of Neuropsychology, University of Oslo.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 08 February 2019, 16:30-17:30

Statistics

Post-selection confidence intervals and confidence curves

UserGerda Claeskens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven .

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 08 February 2019, 16:00-17:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Learning to navigate without a map (but with instructions)

UserPiotr Mirowski, DeepMind.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 08 February 2019, 12:00-13:00

Cambridge Linguistics Forum

The Evolutionary Typology of Verbal Person-Number Indexes

There will be a tea reception from 4pm.

UserDr Ilja Seržant (University of Leipzig).

HouseGr-06/7 (English Faculty Building).

ClockThursday 07 February 2019, 16:30-18:00

Language Technology Lab Seminars

Probabilistic Typology

UserRyan Cotterell ( University of Cambridge).

HouseFaculty of English, Room SR24.

ClockThursday 07 February 2019, 11:00-12:00

French Linguistics Research Seminars

What can endangered creoles tell us about language change? Three centuries of Louisiana Creole

This talk is co-hosted by the Cambridge Endangered Languages and Cultures Group

UserOliver Mayeux *Cambridge).

HouseFaculty of English, Room GR-06/07.

ClockWednesday 06 February 2019, 18:30-19:30

Indo-European Seminar

Italic religious dedications: between local traditions and Graeco-Roman influences

Tea served from 4.15

UserMaria José Estaran University of Zaragoza.

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 06 February 2019, 16:30-17:30

Zangwill Club

Human olfaction at the intersection of language, culture and biology

UserProfessor Asifa Majid, Professor of Language, Communication, and Cultural Cognition, University of York.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 01 February 2019, 16:30-17:30

NLIP Seminar Series

Topic-Aware Convolutional Neural Networks for Extreme Summarization

UserShashi Narayan, University of Edinburgh / Google.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 01 February 2019, 12:00-13:00

Indo-European Seminar

1st Reading seminar: Harm Pinkster’s Oxford Latin Syntax

Tea served from 4.15

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 30 January 2019, 16:30-17:30

Arts and Creativities Research Group

Queering the Art Classroom

UserTabitha Millett, IoE, University College London.

House Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, room GS1.

ClockWednesday 30 January 2019, 16:30-18:00

Second Language Education Group

Creativity in the languages classroom: Learners' responses to literary text

UserDr.Linda Fisher, University of Cambridge , Professor Suzanne Graham, Reading University.

House Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ, Room 1S3.

ClockMonday 28 January 2019, 17:00-18:30

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Stein Discrepancy

UserSebastian Ober (University of Cambridge).

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room 438.

ClockMonday 28 January 2019, 14:00-15:30

Zangwill Club

Title to be confirmed

THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED

UserProfessor Natalie Sebanz, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 25 January 2019, 16:30-17:30

Statistics

Geometric MCMC for infinite-dimensional Bayesian Inverse Problems

UserAlexandros Beskos, University College London .

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 25 January 2019, 16:00-17:00

NLIP Seminar Series

**CANCELLED** Probabilistic Typology: Deep Generative Models of Vowel Inventories

UserRyan Cotterell, NLIP, University of Cambridge.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 25 January 2019, 12:00-13:00

Language Technology Lab Seminars

Learning and testing compositionality

UserElia Bruni, University of Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain).

HouseFaculty of English, Room SR24.

ClockThursday 24 January 2019, 11:00-12:00

Indo-European Seminar

Hieroglyphic Luwian masterclass

Tea served from 4.15

UserWillemijn Waal, Leiden.

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 23 January 2019, 16:30-17:30

Zangwill Club

Cross-language speech perception: how listening to foreign speech changes over life

UserProf. Nuria Sebastian-Galles Center of Brain and Cognition Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona).

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 18 January 2019, 16:30-17:30

Statistics

On the hypocoercivity of some PDMP-Monte Carlo algorithms

UserChristophe Andrieu, University of Bristol.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 18 January 2019, 16:00-17:00

MEITS Multilingualism Seminars

Interpreting definite and bare plurals across different contexts: experimental evidence from adult mono- and bilingual Greek speakers

UserDr Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Post-doctoral Researcher, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/University of Cambridge.

HouseRoom 336, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages (MML).

ClockThursday 17 January 2019, 13:00-14:30

MEITS Multilingualism Seminars

Linguistic intuitions beyond grammatical correctness: evidence from untutored L2 learners

UserDr Teresa Parodi, University Lecturer, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages.

HouseRoom 336, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages (MML).

ClockThursday 17 January 2019, 13:00-14:30

NLIP Seminar Series

Graph Neural Networks for Knowledge Base Question Answering

Room changed

UserDaniil Sorokin, Technische Universität Darmstadt.

HouseFW11, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 30 November 2018, 12:00-13:00

Language Technology Lab Seminars

Linguistic Measures for the Detection of Clinical Conditions

UserAline Villavicencio (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, University of Essex).

HouseBoardroom, Faculty of English, West Road.

ClockThursday 29 November 2018, 11:00-12:00

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Neural Ordinary Differential Equations

UserEric T Nalisnick (University of Cambridge).

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room 438.

ClockWednesday 28 November 2018, 14:00-15:30

Statistics

Posterior concentration for Bayesian regression trees and their ensembles

UserStephanie van der Pas, University of Leiden.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 23 November 2018, 16:00-17:00

Chaucer Club

A Bayesian approach to internal models

UserMate Lengyel (Dept of Engineering, U. of Cambridge).

HouseLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road.

ClockThursday 22 November 2018, 15:30-17:00

Indo-European Seminar

The decline of infinitival complementation in Ancient Greek. A reconsideration

Tea served from 4.15

UserKlaas Bentein, Ghent.

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 21 November 2018, 16:30-17:30

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Natural gradient in deep neural networks

UserAlberto Bernacchia (University of Cambridge).

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room 438.

ClockWednesday 21 November 2018, 14:00-15:30

Second Language Education Group

EMI in Francophone Cameroon: What can we learn from victims of English?

There will be a drinks reception after the seminar

UserDr. Harry Kuchah Kuchah, University of Leeds.

House Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ, Room 1S3.

ClockMonday 19 November 2018, 17:00-18:30

Computer Laboratory Tech Talks

How search uses Machine Learning

Food provided

UserFabrizio Silvestri, Facebook.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockMonday 19 November 2018, 13:05-14:30

Zangwill Club

Making sense of time in the Human mind

UserProfessor Virginie van Wassenhove, Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, CEA DRF/Joliot, INSERM, Université Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, NeuroSpin center, 91191 Gif/Yvette, France .

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 16 November 2018, 16:30-17:30

Statistics

Concentration of tempered posteriors and of their variational approximations

UserPierre Alquier, ENSAE.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 16 November 2018, 16:00-17:00

NLIP Seminar Series

The Ethics of Artificially Intelligent Communications Technology

Room changed

UserMarcus Tomalin, CUED, University of Cambridge.

HouseFW11, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 16 November 2018, 12:00-13:00

Cambridge University Linguistic Society

Timing in dyslexia: Language, reading and writing

UserProfessor Maria Teresa Guasti (University of Milano-Bicocca).

HouseGR06/07, Faculty of English, 9 West Rd (Sidgwick Site).

ClockThursday 15 November 2018, 17:00-18:30

Cambridge University Linguistic Society

Timing in dyslexia: Language, reading and writing

UserProfessor Maria Teresa Guasti (University of Milano-Bicocca).

HouseGR06/07, Faculty of English, 9 West Rd (Sidgwick Site).

ClockThursday 15 November 2018, 17:00-18:30

Language Technology Lab Seminars

Learning with Explanations

UserTim Rocktäschel, Facebook AI Research.

HouseBoardroom, Faculty of English, West Road.

ClockThursday 15 November 2018, 11:00-12:00

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Graph Neural Networks

UserMatej Balog (University of Cambridge).

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room 438.

ClockWednesday 14 November 2018, 14:00-15:30

Zangwill Club

Social timing in autism spectrum disorders

UserDr Christine Falter-Wagner, Department of Psychiatry, LMU Munich.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 09 November 2018, 16:30-17:30

Statistics

Phase transitions on community detectability for various types of stochastic block models

UserLaurent Massoulié, INRIA.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 09 November 2018, 16:00-17:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Knowledge Representation and Extraction at Scale

UserChristos Christodoulopoulos, Amazon.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 09 November 2018, 12:00-13:00

Language Technology Lab Seminars

Cross-Lingual Word Embeddings in 60 Minutes

UserIvan Vulić, LTL, University of Cambridge.

HouseBoardroom, Faculty of English, West Road.

ClockThursday 08 November 2018, 11:00-12:00

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Defending Against Adversarial Attacks

UserRoss Clarke (University of Cambridge).

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room 438.

ClockWednesday 07 November 2018, 14:00-15:30

Second Language Education Group

Pardon my French! Exploring the myths and realities of Second Language Education in Canada

UserDr Shawn Bullock, University of Cambridge, Dr Cecile Sabatier, Simon Fraser University.

House Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ, Room 1S3.

ClockMonday 05 November 2018, 17:30-19:00

Zangwill Club

Sleep for Systems Consolidation

UserDr Lisa Genzel, Assistant Professor, The Branco Weiss Fellowship – Society in Science Donders Centre for Neuroscience, The Netherlands.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 02 November 2018, 16:30-17:30

Statistics

Towards a better understanding of early stopping for boosting algorithms

UserYuting Wei, Stanford University.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 02 November 2018, 16:00-17:00

King's Occasional Lectures

Language Evolution in Spatial Domains, and Statistical Physics

UserJames Burridge, University of Portsmouth.

HouseAudit Room, King's College.

ClockThursday 01 November 2018, 14:00-15:00

Language Technology Lab Seminars

On KL divergence and beyond

UserYingzhen Li, Microsoft Research Cambridge.

HouseBoardroom, Faculty of English, West Road.

ClockThursday 01 November 2018, 11:00-12:00

Zangwill Club

Cortical tracking of natural and artificial sequences

UserProfessor Lucia Melloni, Department of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine, US; Department of Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt, Germany.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 26 October 2018, 16:30-17:30

Statistics

Bayesian regression models for complex spatially or serially correlated functional data

UserJeffrey Morris, MD Anderson Cancer Center.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 26 October 2018, 16:00-17:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Deep learning for automatically assessing the pronunciation of non-native English speakers

UserKostas Kyriakopoulos, CUED, University of Cambridge.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 26 October 2018, 12:00-13:00

Arts and Creativities Research Group

CANCELLED: Doctoral and Masters Student Symposium: Arts-Based Research Praxis and the Role of Theory

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE SUDDEN ILLNESS OF TWO OF THE THREE PRESENTERS. WE APOLOGISE SINCERELY FOR THE DISAPPOINTMENT.

UserDr Liz Mackinlay (University of Queensland), Dr Rebecca Heaton (University of Northampton), Professor Pam Burnard (University of Cambridge).

House Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, room GS4.

ClockSaturday 20 October 2018, 13:00-17:00

Zangwill Club

Title to be confirmed

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO ZANGWILL CLUB TALK THIS WEEK

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 19 October 2018, 16:30-17:30

Statistics

Nonparametric Bayes for support boundary recovery

UserJohannes Schmidt-Hieber, University of Leiden.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 19 October 2018, 16:00-17:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Learning, Representing, and Understanding Language

UserAida Nematzadeh, DeepMind.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 19 October 2018, 12:00-13:00

Zangwill Club

How Paranoia Affects Social Cognition and Behaviour

UserProf Nichola Raihani Professor of Evolution and Behaviour, University College London.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 12 October 2018, 16:30-17:30

Statistics

Uniform rates of Glivenko-Cantelli convergence and their use in Bayesian inference

UserEmanuele Dolera, Università degli Studi di Pavia.

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 12 October 2018, 16:00-17:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Some lessons learned in Multimodal Representations and Transfer

UserPranava Madhyastha, Imperial College London.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 12 October 2018, 12:00-13:00

Statistics

Heteroskedastic PCA: Algorithm, Optimality, and Applications

UserTony Cai, University of Pennsylvania.

HouseMR13.

ClockThursday 11 October 2018, 16:00-17:00

Indo-European Seminar

Introduction to the term’s reading seminar on A. Willi Origins of the Greek Verb

Tea served from 4.15

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 10 October 2018, 16:30-17:30

Zangwill Club

Modelling cortical gain in autism (without neuroimaging)

UserDr Rebecca Lawson, Sir Henry Dale Fellowship, Affiliated Lecturer Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 05 October 2018, 16:30-17:30

NLIP Seminar Series

Imitation learning, zero-shot learning and automated fact checking

UserAndreas Vlachos, NLIP, University of Cambridge.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 05 October 2018, 12:00-13:00

Arts and Creativities Research Group

Process Drama as Creative Pedagogy - A Workshop in Imagination

UserDr Julia Horne, Dr Alison O’Grady, Catherine Smyth & Elizabeth Gillroy, University of Sydney.

House Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, room GS1.

ClockThursday 20 September 2018, 17:00-18:30

Machine Learning @ CUED

Fast yet Simple Natural-Gradient Variational Inference in Complex Models

UserEmtiyaz Khan, team leader (equivalent to Full Professor) at the RIKEN center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) in Tokyo.

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438..

ClockMonday 16 July 2018, 11:00-12:00

Arts and Creativities Research Group

EDUCATIONAL AIMS AND VALUES THROUGH ARCHITECTURE: Revisiting radical pasts to make space for broader visions of education

UserSteve Higgins (University of Durham), Ola Uduku (Manchester School of Architecture), Bob Wallbridge (Hampshire CC).

House Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, room GS5.

ClockTuesday 19 June 2018, 13:00-17:30

Statistics

Sketchy decisions: Low-rank convex matrix optimization with optimal storage

UserJoel Tropp (Caltech).

HouseMR12.

ClockMonday 18 June 2018, 16:00-17:00

Cambridge PhD Clinic

Time Management

UserPolly Brown, University Counselling Service.

HouseRoom B3, Institute of Criminology.

ClockMonday 11 June 2018, 12:00-14:00

Statistics

What is the dimension of a stochastic process?

UserVictor Panaretos (EPFL).

HouseMR11.

ClockThursday 07 June 2018, 16:00-17:00

Arts and Creativities Research Group

Doctoral Student Lunch Seminar: Rigour versus agility: Where does the self end in practice-led research?

UserPortia Ungley, Director of Learning and Teaching, Critical Studies and Creative Industries.

HouseMary Allen Building, Homerton College, Hills Road, room 106.

ClockWednesday 06 June 2018, 13:00-14:00

Zangwill Club

Selectivity and dynamics of human face representations

UserProfessor Rafael Malach, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 01 June 2018, 16:30-17:30

Statistics

Title to be confirmed

UserSabyasachi Chatterjee (UIUC).

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 01 June 2018, 16:00-17:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Learning hierarchical structure: strong learning of PCFGs

UserAlexander Clark, King's College London.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 01 June 2018, 12:00-13:00

Zangwill Club

Metacognition of internally-generated processes

UserDr Elisa Filevich, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 25 May 2018, 16:30-17:30

NLIP Seminar Series

NAACL practice talks

UserSimon Baker (LTL) & Marek Rei (NLIP), University of Cambridge.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 25 May 2018, 12:00-13:00

Statistics

On momentum methods and acceleration in stochastic optimization

UserPraneeth Netrapalli (Microsoft Research India).

HouseMR14.

ClockMonday 21 May 2018, 16:00-17:00

Zangwill Club

Developing memory interference strategies as treatments for addiction and trauma-related symptoms

UserDr Sunjeev Kamboj, Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, University College London.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 18 May 2018, 16:30-17:30

Statistics

Bayesian estimation of the mean response in a missing data model

UserKolyan Ray (King's College London).

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 18 May 2018, 16:00-17:00

Cambridge Endangered Languages and Cultures Group

Elfdalian, a divergent Nordic dialect now and throughout the ages

UserGuus Kroonen, University of Copenhagen/Leiden University.

HouseFaculty of English, Room GR-04.

ClockWednesday 16 May 2018, 18:00-19:00

Zangwill Club

Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking

UserProfessor Cecilia Heyes, All Souls College and Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 11 May 2018, 16:30-17:30

Statistics

Multiple change point estimation based on moving sum statistics

UserClaudia Kirch (Magdeburg).

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 11 May 2018, 16:00-17:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Emergent Communication through Negotiation

UserKris Cao, NLIP, University of Cambridge.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 11 May 2018, 12:00-13:00

Machine Learning @ CUED

Algorithmic Glass Ceiling in Social Networks

UserAna Stoica, Columbia University.

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438..

ClockWednesday 09 May 2018, 11:00-12:00

Zangwill Club

Simulating word learning, semantic grounding, and oscillatory responses to linguistic items in a neurobiologically constrained model of the cortex

UserDr Max Garagnani, Lecturer in Computer Science, Co-Director of the MSc in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 04 May 2018, 16:30-17:30

NLIP Seminar Series

Predictive Uncertainty in Deep Learning

UserAndrey Malinin, CUED, University of Cambridge.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 04 May 2018, 12:00-13:00

CUED Speech Group Seminars

Predictive Uncertainty in Deep Learning

UserAndrey Malinin (University of Cambridge).

HouseDepartment of Engineering - LR5 Lecture Room.

ClockThursday 03 May 2018, 12:00-13:00

Statistics

Orbit recovery from invariants

UserJonathan Weed (MIT).

HouseMR12.

ClockFriday 27 April 2018, 16:00-17:00

NLIP Seminar Series

Multilingual NLP via Cross-Lingual Word Embeddings

UserIvan Vulic, LTL, University of Cambridge.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 27 April 2018, 12:00-13:00

Machine Learning @ CUED

Algorithmic Glass Ceiling in Social Networks

UserAna Stoica, Columbia University.

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438..

ClockSunday 15 April 2018, 11:00-12:00

Cambridge Linguistics Forum

Understanding Ellipsis: Corpus, Annotation, Theory

Note: This is a special out-of-term session. Note unusual time (Monday instead of Thursday)

UserProf. Jim McCloskey (University of California, Santa Cruz).

HouseEnglish Faculty Lecture Room GR-06/07, 9 West Road, Sidgwick Site..

ClockMonday 26 March 2018, 16:00-17:30

NLIP Seminar Series

** cancelled **

UserJulian Perez, Naver Labs Europe.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 23 March 2018, 12:00-13:00

Cambridge University Linguistic Society

CANCELLED - Diversity of Expression in Utterance and the Idea of Language

This talk has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

UserProf Adam Kendon (University of Cambridge).

HouseGR-06/7, Faculty of English, 9 West Rd (Sidgwick Site).

ClockThursday 22 March 2018, 16:30-18:30

Arts and Creativities Research Group

EDUCATIONAL AIMS AND VALUES THROUGH ARCHITECTURE: Revisiting radical pasts to make space for broader visions of education

UserDominic Cullinan (SCABAL), Helen Taylor (Scott Brownrigg), Crawford Wright (Department for Education), Michele Zini (ZPZ Partners).

House Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, room GS5.

ClockTuesday 20 March 2018, 13:00-17:30

Zangwill Club

Human olfaction at the intersection of language, culture and biology

UserProf Asifa Majid, Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 16 March 2018, 16:30-17:30

NLIP Seminar Series

Virtual bargaining as a micro-foundation for communication

Note unusual time

UserProfessor Nick Chater, University of Warwick.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 09 March 2018, 16:30-17:30

Zangwill Club

What is the temporal resolution of categorical perception?

UserProf Leon Deouell, Human Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 09 March 2018, 16:30-17:30

Cambridge Endangered Languages and Cultures Group

Louisiana Creole - a creole at the periphery

UserIngrid Neumann-Holzschuh (Universität Regensburg).

HouseFaculty of English, Room GR-05.

ClockFriday 09 March 2018, 12:00-13:00

French Linguistics Research Seminars

Louisiana Creole - a creole at the periphery

This talk is co-hosted with the Cambridge Endangered Languages and Cultures Group

UserIngrid Neumann-Holzschuh (Universität Regensburg).

HouseFaculty of English, GR05.

ClockFriday 09 March 2018, 12:00-13:00

Machine Learning Reading Group @ CUED

Neural Networks and Natural Language Processing

UserMatej Balog (University of Cambridge).

HouseEngineering Department, CBL Room 438.

ClockThursday 08 March 2018, 13:30-15:00

Zangwill Club

How is visual perception biased

UserDr Floris de Lange, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands.

HouseGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology.

ClockFriday 02 March 2018, 16:30-17:30

NLIP Seminar Series

Jointly Learning Syntax and Semantics

UserJean Maillard, NLIP, University of Cambridge.

HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

ClockFriday 02 March 2018, 12:00-13:00

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