CSLU Seminar Information


During the Spring 2014 term, the seminar will meet on Mondays at 10am. Seminars are in SoN 122 unless noted otherwise.

E-mail Eric Morley (morleye [at] gmail dot com) to reserve a seminar date.

Upcoming Seminar

Date: Monday, April 21

Location: SoN 122

Speaker: Russ Beckley

Title: Normalizing Twitter

Abstract: On Twitter, many writers are not committed to orthographic conventions. This creates difficulty for NLP systems that need to recognize familiar words. In this presentation, I introduce methods for making such non-standard writing more amenable to subsequent processes.

Related Info and Links


DateSpeakerTitleNotes

Spring 2014

04/04/2014Ranjani Ramakrishnan in SoN 107
04/21/2014Russ BeckleyNormalizing Twitter 
04/28/2014Brian O'Roak 
05/05/2014  
05/12/2014  
05/19/2014Brian SniderStatistical analysis of clinical polysomnography
06/02/2014Brian Bush Thesis proposal
06/09/2014  in SoN 107
06/16/2014Mahsa Yarmohammadi 30 min talk at 10:00; in SoN 116
06/16/2014Masoud Rouhizadeh 30 min talk at 10:30; in SoN 116

Seminar Abstracts

Speaker: Russ Beckley

Title: Normalizing Twitter

Abstract: On Twitter, many writers are not committed to orthographic conventions. This creates difficulty for NLP systems that need to recognize familiar words. In this presentation, I introduce methods for making such non-standard writing more amenable to subsequent processes.

Speaker: Ranjani Ramakrishnan

Title: Assembly and the Characterization of Variations in the macaque genome: Application to discovering population structure and disease associations

Abstract: In this talk I present an overview of my research projects. The first is the hybrid approach taken for the assembly of the macaque genome using a combination of long and short read sequences. The second project is related to the characterization of epigenetic differences in populations of macaques. Using low resolution, region-wide techniques for measuring the levels of modification of the genetic signals, we try to infer the levels of modification at specific locations, using a probabilistic approach. The third project describes the discovery of genetic variants in two small sub-populations of rhesus macaques. Using a ranking of these variants, we demonstrate the utility of the ranked list in the discovery of population sub-structure, as well as in identifying variants associated with a concordant-trait, SIV resistance.



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