Haifa Mini-workshop on Machine Learning : Theory and Practice

Schedule of the workshop

Tuesday 3rd March 2009: Room 337 – Taub Building, Technion, Haifa


14:00-14:30: Coffee


14:30-15:30: Shai Ben-David, University of Waterloo, Canada
The Theory-Practice Interplay in Machine Learning – Emerging Theoretical Challenges

15:30-15:45: Break

15:45-16:15 Malik Yousef, Institute of Applied Research, The Galilee Society, Israel
Development of New Computational Approaches for the Analysis of Gene Expression Datasets and Discovering Significant Networks Genes

16:30-17:15: Ohad Shamir, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Vox Populi: On Learning from Crowds

17:15-18:00: Peter Stone, University of Texas at Austin
Machine Learning on Physical Robots

20:00 Dinner at the Holiday Inn Hotel


Wednesday 4th March 2009: Room 570 – Education Building, CRI, University of Haifa

9:30-10:15 Naphtali Tishby, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Predictive Information, Learning, and the Perception Action Cycle

Yehuda Koren, Yahoo
Collaborative Filtering with Temporal Dynamics

11:30-12:15 Shai Ben-David, University of Waterloo, Canada
Learning when the Training and Application Domains Differ - Extending Theory to"Dirty" Realistic Scenarios

12:15-13:00: Noam Slonim, IBM
Active Online Learning via a Maximally Informative Classifier

13:00-14:15 Lunch at the CRI

14:15-15:00 Daphna Weinshall, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Beyond Novelty Detection: Incongruent Events, when General and Specific
Classifiers Disagre

15:00-15:45: Shie Mannor, Technion, Haifa
All Learning is Robust

16:00-16:45 Shaul Markovitch, Technion, Haifa
Anytime Learning of Anycost Classifiers

16:45-17:30 Amir Globerson, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Convex Duality in Learning and Inference Algorithms