UGSRP 2018 Talk Series Schedule
First Talk: Nicole Sultanum (Supervisor: F. Chevalier)
Title: More Text Please! Understanding and Supporting the Use of Visualization for Clinical Text Overview
Abstract: Clinical practice is heavily reliant on the use of unstructured text to document patient stories due to its expressive and flexible nature. However, a physician’s capacity to recover information from text for clinical overview is severely affected when records get longer and time pressure increases. Data visualization strategies have been explored to aid in information retrieval by replacing text with graphical summaries, though often at the cost of omitting important text features. This causes physician mistrust and limits real-world adoption. I will present our investigation into the role and use of text in clinical practice, and reports on efforts to assess the best of both worlds—text and visualization—to facilitate clinical overview. We report on insights garnered from a field study, and the lessons learned from an iterative design process and evaluation of a text-visualization prototype, MedStory, with 14 medical professionals. The results led to a number of grounded design recommendations to guide visualization design to support clinical text overview.
Second Talk: Zhen Li (Supervisor: D. Wigdor)
Title: HoloDoc:Enabling Mixed Reality Sense Making
Abstract: In this video, we present HoloDoc, a mixed reality system that provides rich interactions while working with physical documents. When working with physical documents, HoloDoc tracks a user’s pen strokes and hand gestures to enable users access to digital functionality such as hyperlinking and search within physical documents.
First Talk: Felipe Ferreira (Supervisor: S. Cook)
Title: Lower Bounds on Branching Programs Solving the Tree Evaluation Problem
Abstract: I will begin the presentation by introducing the P vs. L problem to provide the motivation for our research. Then I will describe the Tree Evaluation Problem (TEP for short), which is a problem we believe can be studied to solve the P vs. L problem. I will explain the restrictions we have made on the branching programs that solve the TEP in order to simplify the problem. I will then very briefly describe our results and give a very high level explanation of the proof we are currently working on. The presentation will finish with a sketch of the next steps of our research.
Second Talk: Devamardeep Hayatpur (Supervisor: D. Wigdor)
Title: Free-form Navigation and Object Manipulation in VR
Abstract: Firstwe will look at a 7 degrees of freedom free-form navigationsystem created in VR. Then, we demonstrate problemswith using a free-form navigation system for precisetransformations. We explore a set of rich interactions thatallows the user to perform free-form navigation as well asconstrained / precise navigation. Finally, we will look atways to integrate object interaction and manipulation intothis system.
Third Talk: Qiongsi Wu (Supervisor: G. Pekhimenko)
Title: Clang/LLVM 101
Abstract: We talk about the basics of compilers, what a compiler is, andhow it is usually constructed. We briefly go through theClang/LLVM C/C++ compiler infrastructure. We show that compilercan be helpful in debugging and program transformation insurprising ways. We demonstrate the optimizations that can beperformed by LLVM, specifically, loop unrolling and certainlocal optimizations, by analyzing an example of the simplecomputation of the sum of an array. Lastly, we discuss brieflythe open problems involving LLVM and OpenMP and give some hintsfor future research.
First Talk: Usman Masood Sadiq (Mentor: M. Brunet, Supervisor: A. Anderson)
Title: Using Chess moves to assess human decision-makingAbstract: I will start by introducing how chess can be used as a model for human behaviour. Then I will go on to the concept of relative risk and how we use it to find out the quality of a move. Then I will go into more detail about the project - how we take unbiased data from online chess games to determine the actual probability of winning based on this large sample and how it changes by altering some factors. Finally, I will talk about how we would use this data to predict when an individual would make a “bad move” and what measures we take to classify a move as a bad move.
Second Talk: YueLan Qin (Supervisor: F. Rudzicz)
Title: Detecting and Reducing Gender Bias in the Word Embedding
Abstract: I would like to share an interesting NLP paper with you. I would first talk about how gender bias is captured in the word embedding, then introduce two debiasing algorithms and finally discuss the result of experiment.
Third Talk: Siqi Hao (Mentor: P. Vicol, Supervisor: R. Grosse)
Title: Musical Analysis by Synthesis
Abstract: I will first introduce the analysis-by-synthesis problem and the motivation for this research. Then, I will explain several relevant methods and models which are useful for solving this problem, including Karplus-Strong algorithm, constant q transform, WaveNet and Wavenet Autoencoder. Finally, I will briefly discuss some possible approaches that use the models mentioned above.
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First Talk: Christina Chung (Supervisor: D. Wigdor)
Second Talk: Graeme Stroud (Supervisor: A. Farzan)
Third Talk: Peiqi Wang (Mentor: M. Chiu, Supervisor: K. Jackson)
Fourth Talk: Lipai Xu (Mentor: S. Mortazavi, Supervisor: E. de Lara)
First Talk: Yoona Park (Mentor: S. Jeblee, Supervisor: G. Hirst)
Second Talk: Mohamed Moustafa (Mentor: B. Harrington, Supervisor: B. Schroeder)
Third Talk: Isaac Waller (Mentor: M. Brunet, Supervisor: A. Anderson)
Fourth Talk: Samin Khan (Supervisor: I. Ahmed)
First Talk: Loora Zhuoran Li (Mentor: M. Chiu, Supervisor: K. Jackson)
Second Talk: Parthkumar Parmar (Mentor: S. Jeblee, Supervisor: G. Hirst)
Third Talk: Kayman Brusse (Supervisor: P. Marbach)
Fourth Talk: Jenny Xuchan Bao (Mentor: G. Zhang, Supervisor: R. Grosse)
First Talk: Caroline Boyue Hu (Mentor: A. Grubb, Supervisor: M. Chechik)
Second Talk: Robert Li (Supervisor: Y. Xu)
Third Talk: Alex Jaewon Shin (Mentor: D. Liaqat, Supervisor: E. de Lara)
Fourth Talk: Emmy Liu (Supervisor: Y. Xu)
First Talk: Silvia Gonzalez Sellán (Supervisor: A. Jacobson)
Second Talk: Bob Cui (Mentor: B. Beekhuizen, Supervisor: S. Stevenson)
Third Talk: Arjun Chhabra (Mentor: S. Kushner, Supervisor: A. Jacobson)
Fourth Talk: Yan Sheng Ang (Supervisor: A. Jacobson)
First Talk: Cem Anil (Mentor: J. Lucas, Supervisor: R. Grosse)
Second Talk: Eris Jiayi Zhang (Mentor: N. Sultanum, Supervisor: F. Chevalier)
Third Talk: Jia'Ao Sun (Supervisor: Y. Xu)
Fourth Talk: Sami Fassnacht (Mentor: S. Mouatadid, Supervisor: S. Easterbrook)
First Talk: John Xu (Supervisor: Y. Xu)
Second Talk: Yoori Choi (Mentor: S. Tsogkas, Supervisor: S. Dickinson)
Third Talk: Nasir Hemed (Mentor: A. Grubb, Supervisor: M. Chechik)
Fourth Talk: Lizhe Chen (Supervisor: A. Jacobson)
First Talk: Alex Chang and Abhishek Moturu (Mentor: J. Calver, Supervisor: K. Jackson)
Second Talk: Raymond Gao (Supervisor: D. Levin)
Third Talk: James Huang (Mentor: S. Tsogkas, Supervisor: S. Dickinson)
Fourth Talk: Bence Linder (Supervisor: S. Engels)