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December 2021

SES & IDPS Dissertation Defense – Paolo Bertolotti

December 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Paolo Bertolotti (IDSS)


Paolo Bertolotti

Inference and Diffusion in Networks ABSTRACT Networks provide a powerful and unified framework to study complex systems. By abstracting systems down to entities and their connections, network models provide insight into the structure and dynamics of critical systems across multiple domains. In this thesis, we study diffusion in social networks. Diffusion through networked systems corresponds to numerous consequential processes, and we focus on epidemic spread and information diffusion. We study these processes by applying and extending ideas from statistical inference.…

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October 2021

MechE Colloquium: Likelihood-weighted active learning with application to Bayesian optimization, uncertainty quantification, and decision making in high dimensions

October 8, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Themis Sapsis (MIT)


In this talk we introduce a new class of acquisition functions that utilize a likelihood-weighted ratio that accounts for the importance of the output relative to the input.

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September 2021

Representation Learning to Elucidate the Disease Mechanisms in Atrial Fibrillation – Jameel Clinic Seminar Series

September 29, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Caroline Uhler (IDSS & EECS)


For more information, please visit the Jameel Clinic website.

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Perturbations, Therapeutics, and Machine Learning – Workshop organized by Jameel Clinic and Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center

September 28, 2021 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

Caroline Uhler, Devavrat Shah, Regina Barzilay, Stefanie Jegelka, Tommi Jaakkola (MIT)


IDSS's Caroline Uhler, Devavrat Shah, Regina Barzilay, Stefanie Jegelka, and Tommi Jaakkola participate in the online Perturbations, Therapeutics, and Machine Learning workshop on September 28, 2021.

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