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AI Distinguished Lecture Series

Schedule for the 2021 - 2022 season

Argonne’s AI Distinguished Lecture Series feature pioneers and innovators from around the world conducting research in foundational and applied AI. The lectures cover a wide variety of topics in academia, industry, finance and technology.

Upcoming Speakers

Professor Dorsa Sadigh

Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Presenting on October 6, 2022

Professor Dan Negrut

Bernard A. and Frances M. Weideman Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Presenting on October 13, 2022

Professor Rafael Gomez-Bombarelli

Jeffrey Cheah Career Development Professor at MIT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Presenting on November 10, 2022

Professor Cora Dvorkin

Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at Harvard

Presenting on February 23, 2023

Past Speakers

Dr. Mikel Rodriguez

Director of The Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy Innovation Center at MITRE Labs

Presented on August 18, 2022

Professor Julia Stoyanovich

Institute Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the Tandon School of Engineering, Associate Professor of Data Science at the Center for Data Science, and Director of the Center for Responsible AI at New York University (NYU)

Presented on July 21, 2022

Professor Virginia Smith

Assistant Professor in the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University

Presented on June 23, 2022

Professor Catherine (Katie) Schuman

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee

Presented on June 9, 2022

Professor Bo Li

Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Presented on April 14, 2022

Jack Hidary, Technology Researcher and Entrepreneur

Sandbox @ Alphabet – AI and Physics; Hidary Foundation

Presented on March 31, 2022

Professor Martin Wattenberg

Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Presented on March 10, 2022

Professor Kaushik Roy

Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University

Presented on February 10, 2022

Professor Rohit Bhargava

Founder Professor in Bioengineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Presented on January 27, 2022

Professor Dan Roth

Eduardo D. Glandt Distinguished Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania

Presented on January 13, 2022

Professor Risi Kondor

Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago

Presented on December 9, 2021

Professor Anima Anandkumar

Bren Professor at Caltech and Director of ML Research at NVIDIA

Presented on November 4, 2021

Professor Michael Carbin

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Presented on October 14, 2021

Dr. Zhizhen (Jane) Zhao

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Presented on September 30, 2021

Professor Jonathan Rowe

DPVC and Professor of Natural Computation, The University of Birmingham Programme Director, Data Science for Science and Humanities”, The Alan Turing Institute

Presented on August 26, 2021

Dr. Javier Duarte

Assistant Professor, Physics, University of California San Diego

Presented on August 12, 2021

Professor Alex Schwing

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Presented on July 29, 2021

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Dr. Jinjun Xiong

Senior Researcher and Program Director for AI and Hybrid Clouds Systems at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Presented on July 1, 2021

 

SEMINAR SCHEDULE

 

Upcoming

6 October 2022

Learning and Influencing for Interactive Robotics
Speaker: Professor Dorsa Sadigh, Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University

13 October 2022

Using Simulation to Design Robots and Autonomous Vehicles
Speaker: Professor Dan Negrut, Bernard A. and Frances M. Weideman Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

10 November 2022

Active Learning of Neural Network Interatomic Potentials with Differentiable Uncertainty
Speaker: Professor Rafael Gomez-Bombarelli is the Jeffrey Cheah Career Development Professor at MIT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering

23 February 2023

TBD
Speaker: Professor Cora Dvorkin, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at Harvard

 

Past

18 August 2022

AI Assurance: Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker: Dr. Mikel Rodriguez, Director of The Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy Innovation Center at MITRE Labs

21 July 2022

Building Data Equity Systems
Speaker: Professor Julia Stoyanovich, Institute Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the Tandon School of Engineering, Associate Professor of Data Science at the Center for Data Science, and Director of the Center for Responsible AI at New York University (NYU)

23 June 2022

Privacy Meets Heterogeneity
Speaker: Professor Virginia Smith, Assistant Professor in the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University

9 June 2022

Evolutionary Optimization for Neuromorphic Systems
Speaker: Professor Catherine (Katie) Schuman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee

28 Apr 2022

CyberGIS and Geospatial Artificial Intelligence
Speaker: Professor and Department Head, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science; Director, NSF Institute for Geospatial Understanding through an Integrative Discovery Environment (I-GUIDE)

14 Apr 2022

Trustworthy Machine Learning via Logic Inference
Speaker: Professor Bo Li, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

31 Mar 2022

AQ – the exponential power of AI + Quantum
Speaker: Jack Hidary, Technology Researcher and Entrepreneur, Sandbox @ Alphabet – AI and Physics; Hidary Foundation

10 Mar 2022

Different Ways of Knowing AI
Speaker: Professor Martin Wattenberg, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

10 Feb 2022

Re-engineering computing with Neuro-inspired Learning: Algorithms, Architecture, and Devices
Speaker: Professor Kaushik Roy, Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University

27 Jan 2022

Chemical Imaging: Microscopy, without Labels, Powered by AI
Speaker: Professor Rohit Bhargava, Founder Professor in Bioengineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

13 Jan 2022

It’s Time for Reasoning
Speaker: Professor Dan Roth, Eduardo D. Glandt Distinguished Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania

9 Dec 2021

Equivariant Neural Networks for Modeling Physical Interactions: Curve Fitting or a New Way of Understanding Nature?
Speaker: Professor Risi Kondor, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago

4 Nov 2021

Convergence of AI, Simulations and HPC
Speaker: Professor Anima Anandkumar, Bren Professor at Caltech and Director of ML Research at NVIDIA

14 Oct 2021

Engineering Uncertain Computations
Speaker: Professor Michael Carbin, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

30 Sept 2021

Machine learning and inverse problems in scientific imaging
Speaker: Dr. Zhizhen (Jane) Zhao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

26 Aug 2021

AI for Science and Humanities research at The Alan Turing Institute
Speaker: Professor Jon Rowe, DPVC and Professor of Natural Computation, The University of Birmingham Programme Director, Data Science for Science and Humanities”, The Alan Turing Institute

12 Aug 2021

AI at the Edge of Particle Physics
Speaker: Dr. Javier Duarte, University of California San Diego

29 July 2021

Beyond Present-day Personalization: Learning to Anticipate
Speaker: Professor Alex Schwing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1 July 2021

A Statistical Distribution-based Deep Neural Network Model – a new perspective on effective learning
Speaker: Dr. Jinjun Xiong, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center