Monday, April 13, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
KEC 1003

Speaker Information

Scott Sanner
Assistant Professor
School of EECS
Oregon State University

Abstract

Social media is connecting all information, the Internet is becoming more interactive and personalized, and every embedded system that impacts our lives -- from our daily commute to our consumer needs -- is becoming increasingly adaptive to our welfare and that of society. The wealth of structured, real-time information that we can leverage for computationally automated decision-making in these settings is unprecedented and requires a fundamental reassessment of how we approach these problems from a data-driven perspective.

In this talk I will outline my contributions and lessons learned from working on a variety of commercial and industrial data-driven decision-making problems ranging from social media recommendation to to online tutoring to traffic control. During this discussion, I will also outline a range of open problems in these and related areas that currently pique my interest.

Speaker Bio

Scott Sanner just joined OSU EECS! His interests span AI and ML and he is looking for collaborators at OSU and beyond. For more details on his research, please see his previous NICTA / ANU web page:

http://users.cecs.anu.edu.au/~ssanner/