BGSMath Data Science Workshop

The 1st BGSMath Data Science Workshop (February 22, 2017) aims to bring together the internal practitioners in the area across the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics, as well as those working in related fields and/or other local organizations, to discuss ongoing research and strengthen the links of a growing network. The keynote lecture will be given by Joan Bruna (Courant Institute, New York University) on Mathematics of Deep Learning: questions, conjectures, and some answers.

For more information see here.

Silvio Lattanzi on aggregation of noisy information

In the next Statistics and Operations Research Seminar Silvio Lattanzi (Google New York) will give a talk on “Aggregation of noisy information”.

When: Friday, January 13, at 12:00pm     Where: 24.021.

Silvio Lattanzi received his PhD in Computer Science from the Computer Science department of Sapienza University. He joined  Google New York in January 2011. He is interested in algorithms, machine learning and information retrieval.

Rui Castro on distribution-free detection of anomalies

In the next Statistics and Operations Research Seminar Rui Castro (TU Eindhoven) will give a talk on “Distribution-Free Detection of Structured Anomalies: Permutation and Rank-Based Scans”.

When: Tuesday, January 10, at 12:00pm     Where: 13.001.

Rui Castro obtained his PhD from Rice University in 2007. Currently he is an Assistant Professor in the Stochastics Session of the Mathematics Department at TU Eindhoven, where he moved in 2010 from Colombia University. His research interests are on the borderline of signal processing, learning theory and statistics.

BGSMath postdoctoral call 2017-2019

bgsm_squareThe Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath) opens a call for two postdoctoral positions in the areas that include probability. Successful applicants will join the  BGSMath research group of their choice in one of the five BGSMath institutions in Barcelona, which includes our group. The deadline: January 8th 2017. For more information see here.

BGSMath has also an open call for a Banco de Santander postdoctoral position. The deadline for application is: 23rd December 2016. The main requirement for this call is that the Ph.D. degree must have been awarded between January 1st, 2011, and December 31st, 2013. For more information see here.

Manuel Gomez Rodriguez on Smart Broadcasting in Social Networks

portrait_gomezIn the next Statistics and Operation Research Seminar Manuel Gomez Rodriguez will talk about “RedQueen: An Online Algorithm for Smart Broadcasting in Social Networks”.

When: Tuesday, November 15, at 12:00pm     Where: 20.137.

Manuel Gomez Rodriguez is a faculty at Max Planck Institute for Software Systems. Manuel develops machine learning and large-scale data mining methods for the analysis, modeling and control of large real-world networks and processes that take place over them. He is particularly interested in problems arising in the Web and social media and has received several recognitions for his research, including an Outstanding Paper Award at NIPS’13 and a Best Research Paper Honorable Mention at KDD’10. Manuel holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Carlos III University in Madrid.