Event Date(s):
  Wednesday March 13, 2013 at 2:00pm

Penn News: Vijay Kumar of Engineering will give a webinar for the professional society ASME on the challenges and opportunities of designing aerial robots.

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Event Date(s):
  Tuesday March 30, 2010 at 5:00pm


Tuesday March 3, 2015

Vijay Kumar Named Dean of Penn Engineering

Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658March 3, 2015

Vijay Kumar has been named dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of E

Tuesday February 24, 2015

This page can be viewed online at:  http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v61/n24/honors-other-things.html#lee

Honors & Other Things

Presenter: John Long (Homepage)

Event Dates:
  Monday March 23, 2015 from 10:00am to 11:30am

* Alternate Location: Levine 307*

Friday January 23, 2015


Presenter: David Balduzzi (Homepage)

Event Dates:
  Thursday January 22, 2015 from 10:30am to 11:30am

* Alternate Location: Levine 307*

The main problem of distributed learning is credit assignment, which was solved in the 80s with the invention of error backpropagation. 30 years later, Backprop, along with a few more recent tricks, is the major workhorse underlying machine learning and remains state-of-the-art for supervised learning. However, weight updates under Backprop depend on recursive computations that require distinct output and error signals -- features not shared by biological neurons, that are perhaps unnecessary.

Presenter's Biography:

David Balduzzi is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics at Victoria University Wellington. He received a PhD in algebraic geometry from the University of Chicago, after which he worked on computational neuroscience at UW-Madison and machine learning at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and ETH Zürich.

Presenter: Shree Nayar (Homepage)

Event Dates:
  Friday April 3, 2015 from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Presenter: Katie Byl (Homepage)

Event Dates:
  Friday March 27, 2015 from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Presenter: Sanja Fidler (Homepage)

Event Dates:
  Friday March 20, 2015 from 11:00am to 12:00pm