Monthly Archives: December 2016

Tomáš Mikolov: Neural Networks for Natural Language Processing

mikolovTomáš Mikolov is a research scientist at Facebook AI Research since 2014. Previously he has been a member of Google Brain team, where he developed efficient algorithms for computing distributed representations of words (word2vec project). He has obtained PhD from Brno University of Technology for work on recurrent neural network based language models (RNNLM). His long term research goal is to develop intelligent machines capable of communicating with people using natural language. His talk will take place on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017, 5pm in room E112.

Neural Networks for Natural Language Processing

Abstract: Neural networks are currently very successful in various machine learning tasks that involve natural language. In this talk, I will describe how recurrent neural network language models have been developed, as well as their most frequent applications to speech recognition and machine translation. Next, I will talk about distributed word representations, their interesting properties, and efficient ways how to compute them. Finally, I will describe our latest efforts to create novel dataset that would allow researchers to develop new types of applications that include communication with human users in natural language.

Gernot Ziegler: Data Parallelism in Computer Vision

gernot_newGernot Ziegler (Dr.Ing.) is an Austrian engineer with an MSc degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Linköping University, Sweden, and a PhD from the University of Saarbrücken, Germany. He pursued his PhD studies at the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany, specializing in GPU algorithms for computer vision and data-parallel algorithms for spatial data structures. He then joined NVIDIA’s DevTech team, where he consulted in high performance computing and automotive computer vision on graphics hardware. In 2016, Gernot has founded his own consulting company to explore the applications of his computer vision expertise on graphics hardware in mobile consumer, industrial vision and heritage digitalization. His talk will take place on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, 1pm in room E105.

Data Parallelism in Computer Vision

Abstract: In algorithmic design, serial data dependencies which accelerate CPU processing for computer vision are often counterproductive for the data-parallel GPU. The talk presents data structures and algorithms that enable data parallelism for connected components, line detection, feature detection, marching cubes or octree generation. We will point out the important aspects of data parallel design that will allow you to design new algorithms for GPGPU-based computer vision and image processing yourself. As food for thought, I will sketch algorithmic ideas that could lead to new collaborative results in real-time computer vision.ziegler-talk