LARC Research Seminar

Can Machine do More than Learning?

Shou-de LIN

Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering


Event Details

1 August 2018, Wednesday
2.30pm – 3.30pm

Seminar Room 2-1, Level 2
School of Information Systems
Singapore Management University
80 Stamford Road
Singapore 178902

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We all know that machines can learn. Given sufficient amount of training data, it learns a function to predict the unseen instances. In this talk, I’ll introduce another set of tasks aiming at using computers to perform discovery and creative writing. For instance, I'll describe how machines can discover hidden connections without training examples; write lyrics that strike a balance on the creativity and regulation, and so on.

About Speaker

Shou-de Lin is currently a full professor in the CSIE department of National Taiwan University. He holds a BS degree in EE department from National Taiwan University, an MS-EE degree from the University of Michigan, an MS degree in Computational Linguistics and PhD in Computer Science both from the University of Southern California. He leads the Machine Discovery and Social Network Mining Lab in NTU. Before joining NTU, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Los Alamos National Lab. Prof. Lin's research includes the areas of machine learning and data mining, social network analysis, and natural language processing. His international recognition includes the best paper award in IEEE Web Intelligent conference 2003, Google Research Award in 2007, Microsoft research award in 2008, 2015, 2016 merit paper award in TAAI 2010, 2014, 2016, best paper award in ASONAM 2011, US Aerospace AFOSR/AOARD research award for 5 years. He is probably the all-time winners in ACM KDD Cup, leading or co-leading the NTU team to win 5 championships. He also leads a team to win WSDM Cup 2016. He has served as the senior PC for SIGKDD and area chair for ACL. He is currently the associate editor for International Journal on Social Network Mining, Journal of Information Science and Engineering, and International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing. He is also a freelance writer for Scientific American.

National Research Foundation

This research is supported by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister's Office, Singapore under its International Research Centres in Singapore Funding Initiative.

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