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2020年1月-征集建议书:2020年夏季工作坊计划

TTIC宣布了其第三届年度夏季工作坊计划 。 研讨会建议书将于2020年2月25日到期。

2020年1月-理论计算机科学研讨会的最新趋势

于2020年1月31日在TTIC宣布TCS研讨会的最新趋势。

2019年12月-TTIC接受博士学位申请

TTIC正在接受其博士学位课程的申请。 可以在一年中的任何时间提交申请,但是,为了确保全面考虑9月的入学申请,必须在2020年1月1日之前收到申请。准学生感兴趣的领域包括机器学习和优化,自然计算理论和算法。语言处理,语音技术,计算机视觉,机器人技术,计算生物学以及与之相邻的区域。 TTIC致力于增加其学生群体的多样性,我们尤其鼓励女性和本领域中代表性不足的其他群体的申请。

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2019年10月-自然语言理解进展

来自Google AI和TTIC的研究人员,包括博士候选人Mingda Chen和助理教授Kevin Gimpel ,创建了ALBERT模型,该模型在某些自然语言理解任务上具有最先进的性能。 该故事由VentureBeatFortune等报道。

2019年9月-TTIC欢迎新教师

TTIC非常高兴地宣布,三名新的研究助理教授将于2019年秋季在该研究所开始工作:

TTIC的研究教授为三年制非终身制教师,无教学要求,并获得基金会提供的独立研究经费。 RAP计划为学院提供了源源不断的朝气蓬勃,才华横溢的年轻教师,使TTIC变得敏捷并迅速进入新的发展中领域,并帮助定位研究人员开展成功的职业生涯。

TTIC还欢迎来访的科学家Travis Dick获得了CMU的博士学位。

2019年8月-TTIC欢迎夏季访问学生

TTIC在2019年夏季欢迎17名访问学生

2019年6月-TTIC博士生同时获得COLT 2019最佳学生论文奖

在2019年6月25日至28日于亚利桑那州凤凰城举行的第32届学习理论会议( COLT )上,两个最佳学生论文奖均颁发给了TTIC博士学生。

TTIC博士生Omar Montasser与TTIC研究助理教授Steve Hanneke和TTIC教授Nathan Srebro一起发表了题为“ VC类具有对抗性,但学习起来却不正确 ”的论文。 Omar将于6月27日星期四下午2:20在COLT上发表论文。

TTIC博士生Blake WoodworthAyush Sekhari (TTIC进修生)与Dylan FosterOhad Shamir (TTIC进修生), Karthik Sridharan(TTIC校友)一起撰写了“ 随机凸优化中使梯度变小的复杂性 ”一文 ),以及TTIC教授内森·斯雷布罗。 Blake将于6月27日星期四下午5:20在COLT上发表论文。

除了获奖论文之外,TTIC博士生Pedro Savarese还将发表他的论文“ 无限宽度有界范数网络在函数空间中的外观如何? 6月26日,星期三,下午2点10分与伊泰 ·埃夫隆( Itay Evron)丹尼尔·索德里Daniel Soudry)和TTIC教授内森·斯雷布罗( Nathan Srebro)一起。

祝贺Blake和Omar所获奖项,以及所有TTIC作者在COLT 2019上的出色表现!

2019年6月-TTIC向总统福井贞树告别

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2019年6月28日星期五

2:00 pm-4:00 pm(开放日)

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6045 S.Kenwood,5楼

  • 2:00 PM:庆祝活动开始

  • 2:30 pm:节目,长笛和钢琴音乐会

  • 3:00 PM:庆祝活动继续

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2019年5月-徐金波获得RECOMB 2019年时间测试奖

TTIC Xu教授,麻省理工学院的Bonnie Berger教授和Rohit Singh博士将于2019年5月在华盛顿举行的RECOMB 2019大会上获得2007年时间测试奖,该奖是2007年出版的“ Pairwise Global Alignment”。 RECOMB 2019会议是一系列计算,计算,数学,统计和生物科学领域的算法计算生物学会议的第23版,是计算生物学的前两届会议之一。 徐教授还因其题为“ MRFalign:通过马尔可夫随机场的比对进行蛋白质同源性检测”而在RECOMB 2014上获得最佳论文奖,并因其题为“提高蛋白质穿线精度”的研究而在RECOMB 2009上获得了最佳海报奖。

2019年5月-中西部演讲和语言日

TTIC将于5月2日至3日举办中西部语音和语言日 ,为期两天的研讨会,将语音和语言研究人员召集在一起,以提高对相关研究活动的认识并促进该地区的合作。

2019年4月-Google博士奖学金

TTIC博士候选人Blake Woodworth已被授予Google机器学习博士学位 。 该奖学金直接为研究生攻读博士学位提供了两年的服务,包括全部学杂费,生活费,旅费和个人设备津贴,并将他们与Google Research Mentor联系。

Google博士奖学金计划的创建是为了表彰计算机科学及相关学科领域的杰出博士生,并表彰他们对专业领域的贡献,并为他们的教育和研究提供资金。

Blake对优化和机器学习理论领域感兴趣,并在Nathan Srebro教授的建议下工作。 布雷克还于2017年获得了美国国家科学基金会研究生研究奖学金 。恭喜,布雷克!

2019年3月-马修·特克(Matthew Turk)被任命为芝加哥丰田技术学院第三任校长

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董事会主席Masatami Takimoto宣布任命Matthew Turk博士为芝加哥丰田技术学院的下一任主席。

TUK的董事会以一致投票方式任命了Turk,并将于2019年7月1日正式接任Sauiaki Furui,并于2019年秋季正式就职.Furui在2018年10月宣布,他计划在两届任期(刚刚超过六年)担任总裁。 Furui将继续任职至6月30日,然后在7月1日正式将总统职位移交给土耳其人。

Furui称Turk为领导TTIC进入该研究所下一个令人兴奋的成长阶段的理想人选。 Furui希望研究所继续朝着伟大的成就和创新前进,并希望随着新任总统的任命而加速发展。

Takimoto主席赞扬由受托人Eric Grimson领导的董事会总统搜寻委员会的工作,自2018年春季以来一直努力工作,以确保全国搜寻的成功结果。 主席搜索委员会主席埃里克·格里姆森(Eric Grimson)谈到Turk时说:“他是带领TTIC迈向更高水平的完美人选。 他为TTIC带来了卓越的研究,教学和创新业绩,尤其是在计算机视觉和人机界面方面。 他的学术管理背景以及他在工业研究实验室中的经验,使他很好地加强了TTIC与不断发展的芝加哥创新生态系统的联系。”

马修·特克(Matthew Turk)谈到他的新任命时说:“我很荣幸能有机会担任芝加哥丰田技术学院的下一任校长,对此我感到非常荣幸,我也感谢TTIC董事会为我提供服务的机会以这种身份。 在其短暂的历史中,TTIC已成为世界一流的计算机科学研究所,具有独特的研究概况和活跃的协作文化。 该研究所处于有利位置,可以加速其发展势头,并超越其通过研究和教育实现国际影响的使命所取得的令人瞩目的进步。 我期待着与董事会和整个TTIC社区-教师,学生,员工和合作伙伴-紧密合作,以推动使命,探索卓越和影响力的新机会,并支持TTIC独特的学术社区。 我非常高兴认识TTIC的人们,了解他们的近期研究和计划中的研究,并探索奇妙的芝加哥市。”

马修·特克(Matthew Turk)是加利福尼亚大学圣塔芭芭拉分校的正式教授,他在计算机科学系担任主要职务,并在该系担任系主任,在媒体艺术与技术领域担任第二名。 他为校长的角色带来了学术,行业和企业家经验的动态背景。 Turk于2000年在Microsoft Research成立了Vision Technology Group,他带来了与小型硅谷公司和大型航空航天公司合作获得的其他行业经验。 2014年,他与他人共同创立了一家初创公司,该公司从NSF资助的实验室中脱颖而出,并于2016年被收购。他的行业背景和创业经验独特,补充了他在学术界的20年经验。

Turk于1991年获得麻省理工学院的博士学位,其论文为“交互式时间视觉:面部识别作为一种视觉行为”,并获得了“杰出论文”奖(1991年)和“十年最具影响力论文”奖(2000年)。 Turk的硕士学位是卡内基梅隆大学电气和计算机工程专业的硕士学位(1984),他的学士学位是来自弗吉尼亚理工大学的电气工程专业。

关于TTIC

TTIC成立于2003年,是一家具有慈善事业的计算机科学研究院,致力于计算机科学的基础研究和研究生教育。 它的任务是通过基础计算机科学和信息技术方面的世界级研究和教育来实现国际影响。 该研究所将研究生教育和科研成果进行了独特的结合,在美国教育界具有独特性。

TTIC提供博士学位课程,可以攻读计算机科学博士学位,并且重点关注理论计算机科学(算法和复杂性),机器学习的应用(计算生物学,计算机视觉,自然语言处理,机器人技术和语音)以及科学计算(包括数值分析,数值优化和信号处理)。 它在伊利诺伊州具有学位授予权,并获得了北中央高等学校协会的高级学习委员会的认可。

TTIC位于芝加哥大学校园的海德公园,与芝加哥大学计算机科学系有紧密的联系。 该研究所由日本名古屋的丰田技术学院(TTI)和丰田汽车公司(TMC)共同创立,并通过合作和善意活动保持着牢固的关系。

2019年2月-ITA 2019

Nati Srebro教授于2019年2月12日在加利福尼亚州圣地亚哥的2019 信息理论与应用研讨会 (ITA 2019)上主持了全体会议。该研讨会是研究人员的年度聚会,广泛研究信息理论及其在不同领域的应用。科学与工程。 讲习班的全体会议集中于重要的新兴主题。 为期一周的年度活动吸引了大约400名受邀参与者以及200多名学生参与者。

2018年11月-暑期工作坊计划

TTIC宣布2019年夏季工作坊计划

2018年10月-TTIC欢迎芝加哥科技行业成员参加我们的行业开放日

TTIC将于10月12日举办行业开放日,向公司介绍TTIC进行的前沿研究,并与我们的教职员工建立联系。 该日将包括TTIC的几位老师的演讲,学生主导的互动海报会议以及工作午餐,以探索参与的机会。 开放日将以分组会议结束,以便参与者与教师个人之间进行更详细的讨论。

请访问行业开放日网站以获取更多信息,包括注册链接。

2018年9月-TTIC欢迎新教师

TTIC非常高兴地宣布,七名新的研究助理教授将于2018年秋季开始在该研究所工作。TTIC的研究教授为三年制非终身制教师,无教学要求,并获得捐赠基金提供的独立研究经费。 RAP计划为学院提供了源源不断的朝气蓬勃,才华横溢的年轻教师,使TTIC变得敏捷并迅速进入新的发展中领域,并帮助定位研究人员开展成功的职业生涯。

2018年8月-AI驾驶奥运会(AI-DO)

TTIC将参加首届AI驾驶奥运会(AI-DO),这是一场围绕AI的自动驾驶汽车竞赛。 AI-DO 2018将于2018年12月7日在蒙特利尔首屈一指的机器学习会议神经信息处理系统(NIPS)上举行。 这是在机器学习会议上首次与真正的机器人比赛。 AI Driving Olympiad“ Robotarium”实时环境将于10月开始,并将可以在线远程访问以进行评估。 得分最高的参赛作品将在NIPS 2018的现场赛事中进行,以确定获胜者。

TTIC加入了其他5个学术机构:苏黎世联邦理工学院(瑞士),蒙特利尔大学(加拿大),交通大学(台湾),丰田芝加哥技术学院(美国),清华大学(中国)和乔治亚理工学院(美国),以及这是两家行业的联合组织者:这是Aptiv公司的nuTonomy,也是亚马逊Web Services(AWS)的首次同类活动。

此处阅读有关比赛的更多信息。

2018年8月-TTIC欢迎夏季访问学生

TTIC在2018年夏季欢迎来自11所大学的17名访问学生

2018年6月-McAllester教授荣获2018年Longuet-Higgins奖

大卫·麦卡莱斯特(David McAllester)因在计算机视觉方面的基本贡献而荣获2018年朗格·希金斯奖。 该奖项是对十年前计算机视觉和模式识别(CVPR)论文的认可,并由Pedro Felzenszwalb和Deva Ramanan授予McAllester教授2008年的论文,题为“具有区别性的训练,多尺度,可变形零件模型”。

自2005年以来,该奖项每年在计算机视觉和模式识别会议上由模式分析和机器智能技术委员会(TCPAMI)颁发,以表彰十年前对计算机视觉研究产生重大影响的CVPR论文。 该奖项以理论化学家和认知科学家H. Christopher Longuet-Higgins命名。

2018年6月-TTIC主席搜寻正在进行中

在2019年春季,Sadaoki Furui博士被任命为研究所所长时结束了,他将从该职位退休。 Furui校长是该研究所自2003年成立以来的第二任校长,于2013年4月开始任职,退休时将担任两个三年任期。

为了继续进步并增强对计算机科学和高等教育的贡献,TTIC现在正在寻找一位总裁来领导其业务和社区。 校长向TTIC董事会报告,是学院的首席执行官,对学院的整个运营负有责任。 校长将领导11名终身教授,8名进行博士后研究的研究助理教授,10名积极进取的工作人员,30名学生,将负责扩大该研究所的规模和声誉,提高其质量和水平。它的许多重要合作伙伴关系(尤其是与日本的TTI和芝加哥大学的合作伙伴),保持并增强了其财政福利,并为奖学金和教学提供了最佳环境。 实现这些目标需要具有博士学位的领导者。 在计算机科学或相关领域,拥有在复杂,高产的大学环境中成功进行管理和领导的历史,担任研究所主要公众代表和拥护者的意愿和能力以及企业家精神。

芝加哥的丰田技术学院正在对整个社会“非常当下”开展最前沿的工作。 它的总统将有机会在能力和影响方面扩大这一重要工作。

完整的机构概况和所需候选人的角色可以在“领导力简介”文档中找到 。 欢迎查询,提名和申请。 为了全面考虑,应在2018年8月31日之前收到申请人的材料。 候选人应提供简历或履历表,一封申请信,其中应述及本领导力简介中所述的职责和要求以及五名推荐人的姓名和联系信息。 未经候选人的事先了解和批准,将尊重候选人的机密性,并且不会联系参考文献。 查询和申请材料应通过电子邮件发送至TTICPresident@wittkieffer.com ,以电子邮件的形式发送给Witt / Kieffer的研究所顾问Dennis M. Barden和Elizabeth K. Bohan。 您也可以通过劳里·亚当斯(Laurie Adams)的办公室(630-575-6152)直接向顾问咨询问题。

2018年6月-2018年PLOS计算生物学研究奖

徐金波教授的论文《 通过超深度学习模型对蛋白质接触图进行准确的从头预测》获得了2018年PLOS计算生物学研究奖的突破性突破/创新奖。

2018年6月-中西部ML研讨会

中西部机器学习研讨会(MMLS)旨在召集区域机器学习研究人员以激发讨论和辩论,促进跨机构合作,并展示各个职业阶段机器学习研究人员的集体才能。

2018年6月-Allyson Ettinger

TTIC欢迎Allyson Ettinger担任新的研究助理教授,于2018年秋季抵达。

2018年6月-中西部机器人研讨会

TTIC将于6月14日至15日举办“ 中西部机器人技术研讨会” ,该研讨会将使来自中西部地区的机器人技术研究人员和实践者聚集一堂,进行为期两天的精彩演讲,互动式演示和网络交流。

2018年5月-使机器学习更强大

麦迪逊–人工智能已经变得如此聪明和司空见惯,以至于大多数人不眨眼就接受了计算机生成的餐厅推荐或电影推荐。 然而,在虚拟表面之下,在机器学习领域中,许多东西仍然是神秘的,在机器学习领域中,系统试图模仿人类的非凡学习方式。

当前的机器学习功能还无法胜任处理高度复杂,快速变化或不确定的环境的任务,而人工智能很容易被聪明的对手的虚假信息所欺骗,这对于国防至关重要。

为了建立满足其需求的下一代机器学习方法,空军科学研究所和空军研究实验室已拨款500万美元,建立了一个大学卓越中心,致力于在美国建立高效,强大的机器学习威斯康星大学麦迪逊分校。 该中心还包括芝加哥丰田技术学院的研究人员。

该中心被称为机器,算法和数据实验室(MADLab),由罗伯特·诺瓦克(Robert Nowak)领导,罗伯特·诺瓦克(MowFarland-Bascom)是威斯康星大学麦迪逊分校的电气和计算机工程教授,也是芝加哥丰田技术学院的副教授。

新中心任务的中心是找到对机器学习中基本概念的更深刻理解,然后利用这种见识来构建满足国防需求的数据高效,可操作性强的计算机程序。 但是,从该中心涌现出来的创新可以使全世界人民的生活受益,诺瓦克相信下一代机器学习算法不仅可以增强国防能力,而且也可以使平民受益。 他说:“我们的目标是使机器学习更有效,更广泛地应用。”

当今的机器学习技术使用了人类已经分析和标记的大量数据,从而使系统能够在易于理解和定义明确的环境中运行。 本质上,我们使用数据和算法对机器进行编程以自学。

但是,某些最敏感的信息类型(如秘密情报)通常由标记较差或不完整的数据集组成,这些数据集目前可能会使机器学习算法感到困惑。 此外,分析战术环境中出现的数据类型(如电磁信号或高光谱图像)可能比解析来自更常见的信息源(例如照片,声音或文字)的模式要复杂得多。

威斯康星州立大学麦迪逊分校电气与计算机工程副教授,中心合作者丽贝卡·威利特(Rebecca Willett)说:“现代机器学习方法可能出乎意料地脆弱,当将它们用于医学,国防或自动驾驶汽车时,尤其令人震惊。”发现研究所。 “通过了解不同方法的工作方式和原因的基本方面,我们可以更好地防止失败。”

将需要未来的人工智能方法来帮助系统学习和做出决策,而无需使用大量的人类标签数据。 它们还必须在降级或变化的环境中运行,甚至还要确定如何以及何时忽略被操纵的数据。

Nowak说:“近年来,机器学习取得了长足的进步,但是当前的系统需要大量的训练数据。” “机器学习,但效率不如人们。”

还没。

在MADLab,研究人员将探索四个主要途径,以使机器学习更加高效和强大。 科学家将努力教导计算机自动选择最有用的数据进行培训,从而使人们浪费更少的时间标记不重要的信息。

他们将尝试通过使支持机器学习的编码更类似于人的大脑模式来提高效率。 另一个目标是确保机器学习算法可预测地执行,即使面对损坏或不完整的数据也是如此。 最后,研究人员将制定策略来保护机器学习系统免受攻击。

凭借其广泛的专业知识,威斯康星大学麦迪逊分校是MADLab的理想之地-新中心将成为校园中一个已经繁荣的数据科学,机器学习和人工智能研究社区的重要成员。

诺瓦克说:“ MADLab利用了世界著名的研究人员的集体才智,这些研究人员已经为机器学习做出了重大贡献。”诺瓦克(Nowak)也是华盛顿大学麦迪逊·格兰杰工程学院的机器,算法和数据研究工作的负责人,该大学的威斯康星州发现研究所。 “数据科学和机器学习研究在威斯康星大学麦迪逊分校蓬勃发展。 MADLab和美国国家科学基金会资助的威斯康星州发现研究院数据科学基金会研究所正在共同努力,共同发展明天的科学技术。”

中心合作者还包括威斯康星大学麦迪逊分校的电气和计算机工程师Mikko Lipasti和Dimitris Papailiopoulos。 威斯康星大学麦迪逊分校计算机科学系的Jerry Zhu和Liang Yingyu; 芝加哥丰田技术学院的Greg Shakhnarovich和Karen Livescu。

– Sam Million-Weaver,(608)263-5988, illionweave @ wisc.edu或Adrienne Nienow,(608)262-2638, ahee@wisc.edu

2018年4月-于敏

TTIC欢迎俞敏洪(Michael Yu)担任新的研究助理教授,并将于2018年秋季入学。

2018年4月-Sam Wiseman

TTIC欢迎山姆·怀斯曼(Sam Wiseman)担任新的研究助理教授,并将于2018年秋季入学。

2018年4月-TTIC机器人在科学与工业博物馆

TTIC学生在国家机器人周的科学和工业博物馆演示机器人

2018年4月-2018年中西部理论日

TTIC将于4月12日至13日举办第68届中西部理论日 (实际上是为期两天的研讨会)。

2018年3月-Thatchaphol Saranurak

TTIC欢迎Thatchaphol Saranurak担任新的研究助理教授,于2018年秋季抵达。

2018年3月-Arturs Backurs

TTIC欢迎Arturs Backurs担任新的研究助理教授,并于2018年秋季入学。

2018年3月-史蒂夫·汉内克(Steve Hanneke)

TTIC欢迎史蒂夫·汉内克(Steve Hanneke)担任新的研究助理教授,并将于2018年秋季入学。

2018年3月-Sepideh Mahabadi

TTIC欢迎Sepideh Mahabadi担任新的研究助理教授,于2018年秋季抵达。

2018年2月-Karthik Sridharan被任命为斯隆研究学者

TTIC校友Karthik Sridharan(2012年博士学位),现为康奈尔大学助理教授,被任命为2018年斯隆研究学者 。 Karthik专注于理论机器学习,并由TTIC副教授Nathan Srebro推荐。

阿尔弗雷德·P·斯隆基金会(Alfred P. Sloan Foundation)确定了那些“……代表当今工作最有前途的科研人员”。 他们的成就和潜力使他们跻身美国和加拿大的下一代科学领导者之列。”

恭喜,卡尔提克!

2018年1月-APBC2018最佳论文奖

TTIC研究人员在APBC 2018上获得最佳论文奖 。 该论文的标题为“ RaptorX-Angle:通过聚类和深度学习的混合方法对蛋白质骨架二面角的真实值和置信度预测”,该论文由TTIC访问学生高玉娟,TTIC博士后王胜,余娟的顾问邓明华撰写,和徐金波教授

2018年1月-TTIC哀悼丰田章男(Tatsuro Toyoda)的去世:董事长,名誉董事长,董事会创始主席和亲爱的朋友

TTIC为哀悼研究所主席荣誉退休和富有远见的商业领袖丰田章男(Tatsuro Toyoda)丧生,他于12月30日去世,享年88岁。

丰田章男是丰田汽车公司(Toyota Motor Corporation(TMC))创始人的儿子,带领丰田汽车公司攀升成为世界顶级汽车制造商之一。 丰田章男担任TMC的第七任总裁,1995年卸任总裁,并继续担任该公司的顾问,直到他去世为止一直担任该职务。

丰田章男一生秉承父亲丰田章男的愿望和信念,其中之一就是“永远勤奋好学,富有创造力,力争与时俱进。”秉承这一信念,丰田章男受到鼓舞。以及对教育和研究计划的支持,包括他对丰田技术学院(日本)的不懈努力以及对芝加哥丰田技术学院的成立和发展的专注。

丰田章男从2002年开始担任TTIC董事会的创始主席,并一直任职至2013年10月成为首位荣誉董事长。

丰田章男先生慷慨地提供教育和研究支持,以及他对时间,服务的奉献以及对TTIC成功的关注,这是他的遗产的一部分,我们将继续赞赏。

2017年11月-古井贞树被任命为名誉教授

古井贞树社长被东京工业大学任命为名誉教授

2017年10月-暑期工作坊计划

TTIC宣布2018年夏季工作坊计划

2017年10月-徐金波在IEEE ICCABS上发表主题演讲

徐金波教授是IEEE第七届生物与医学科学计算国际会议(ICCABS)的三位主讲人之一。

2017年9月-布莱克·伍德沃思(Blake Woodworth)获得NSF奖学金

TTIC博士生Blake Woodworth获得了NSF研究生研究奖学金

2017年9月-Cell Systems专题文章

徐金波教授及其同事发表的题为“通过深度转移学习折叠膜蛋白”的文章是最新一期《 细胞系统 》的特色文章。

2017年9月-TTIC CAO分期付款研讨会,召集和启动

TTIC欢迎新任首席学术官Avrim Blum,并感谢David McAllester的多年服务。

2017年8月-ICML 2017-时间测试荣誉奖

Nati Srebro教授的论文题目为“ Pegasos:SVM的原始估计次梯度求解器”,荣获“时间测试”荣誉奖

2017年8月-TTIC欢迎夏季访问学生

TTIC在2017年夏季欢迎来自12所大学的21名访问学生

2017年4月-TTIC很高兴地宣布,Avrim Blum将从2017年8月开始担任新的CAO

芝加哥丰田技术学院(TTIC)欣然宣布,Avrim Blum将于2017年8月加入TTIC,担任教授兼首席学术官。 从卡内基·梅隆大学(Carnegie Mellon University)加入TTIC的Blum教授以其在机器学习与理论计算机科学的交汇处而闻名。 在他的整个职业生涯中,他已经证明自己既是杰出的学者,又是有效而富有远见的领导者。

Prof. Blum received his bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics with computer science from MIT, and his master's and PhD also from MIT, both in computer science. His academic accomplishments are widely recognized: Prof. Blum is an ACM Fellow, and recipient of the ICML/COLT 10-Year Best Paper award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and NSF National Young Investigator Award, among others.

As the Chief Academic Officer, Prof. Blum will lead TTIC in cementing its accomplishments to date, as well as developing further as a thriving academic institution, toward its mission of achieving international impact through fundamental research and education.

April 2017 - Robots at the Museum of Science and Industry

TTIC students demo robots at the Museum of Science and Industry for National Robotics Week

February 2017 - Protein Contact Map Prediction

Prof. Jinbo Xu's work on predicting protein contact maps using ultra-deep learning referenced in The Economist

January 2017 - TTIC research on bias and artificial intelligence

Research by TTIC professor Nati Srebro on recognizing and addressing racial/gender bias in artificial intelligence algorithms was covered by The Guardian , Digital Trends , and ProPublica .

November 2016 - TTIC holds Student Workshop 2016

TTIC held its first Student Workshop 2016 on Tuesday, November 7th. The full day event included student talks, student poster sessions, a panel discussion and a student-alumni chat session. Prizes were awarded for Best Talk and Best Poster.

Best Talk:

Herman Kamper “Unsupervised speech recognition using acoustic word embeddings”

Best Poster: a tie.

Blake Woodworth “ Tight Complexity Bounds for Optimizing Composite Objectives” David Kim “Improved Approximation for Node-Disjoint Paths in Planar Graphs”

The Student Workshop will be a new annual workshop at the Institute intended to highlight, support and develop student talent.

October 2016 - President Furui named a Person of Cultural Merit

TTIC's President, Sadaoki Furui has been awarded a Person of Cultural Merit (Bunka Korosha), one of the two highest prizes given by the Japanese Government. The honor is awarded annually to select people who have made outstanding cultural contributions. The award ceremony takes place at the Imperial Palace on Japan's Day of Culture (November 3). President Furui was selected for his contributions to science and technology in the areas of speech and phonetic engineering. The Japan News article

August 2016 - TTIC welcomes 27 visiting students during summer 2016

Summer is a great time to visit both Chicago and TTIC! This year we welcome 27 visiting students from 17 universities

July 2016 - Professor Jinbo Xu's work mentioned in Science

May 2016 - President Furui to give keynote talk at the Open House of the National Institute of Informatics

President Sadaoki Furui will be giving a keynote talk at the Open House of the National Institute of Informatics (NII), in Tokyo, Japan, titled “Prospects and Issues of AI and Autonomous Driving” on May 27.

April 2016 - TTIC research featured in the NVIDIA Newsletter

Recent work by TTIC professors Michael Maire and Greg Shakhnarovich and University of Chicago student Gustav Larsson working at TTIC was highlighted in the NVIDIA Accelerated Computing Newsletter. They have developed a fully automatic image colorization system using deep learning and GPUs. Read the article and access the full paper it is based on, here .

April 2016 - Midwest Vision Workshop to be held at TTIC

On April 14-15, TTIC will host the Midwest Vision Workshop. This is a regular regional meeting of computer vision researchers, providing a forum for presenting recent work, informal discussion and exchange of ideas. The meeting, which included oral presentations and poster sessions, draws participants from TTIC, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Indiana University, Michigan State, Washington University in St. Louis, and other institutions. The two-day program will include talks and poster presentations.

March 2016 - PhD Candidate Hao Tang wins Best Student paper Award, ICASSP2016

TTIC student and PhD Candidate, Hao Tang, has received a Best Student Paper Award at IEEE ICASSP conference held in Shanghai, China, in March. The winners of the IEEE ICASSP2016 Speech and Language Processing Student Paper Awards were announced in the Opening Ceremony and Awards Presentation at the conference.

March 17-18, 2016 - First Annual Midwest Robotics Workshop to be held at TTIC

TTIC will host the first annual Midwest Robotics Workshop (MWRW)天天射综合网 . The workshop is intended to bring together roboticists from academia and industry in and around the Midwestern United States. It is an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share their work and to network with one another, with the goal of creating a more cohesive and vibrant robotics community in the Midwest. The workshop will feature invited talks by leading researchers, and an exciting collection of oral presentations and interactive poster sessions.

TTIC organizer: Matthew Walter ( mwalter@guiyanggangguankoujian.com )

December 17, 2015 - President Furui to give keynote talk at APSIPA ASCM

TTIC's President Sadaoki Furui has been invited to give a keynote talk at Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, being held December 16-19, 2015 in Hong Kong. The talk is titled “Whither Speech Recognition? - Deep Learning to Deep Thinking” Event details can be found here. ( http://www.apsipa2015.org/keynote.htm )

September 10, 2015 - Prof. Li-Yang Tan awarded Best Paper Award for FOCS 2015

TTIC Research Assistant Professor Li-Yang Tan is awarded Best Paper Award at the The 56th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS 2015) for the paper “ An Average-Case Depth Hierarchy Theorem for Boolean Circuits天天射综合网 ,” co-authored with Benjamin Rossman and Rocco Servedio. FOCS is the flagship conference sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and covers a broad range of theoretical computer science.

May 7, 2015 - Midwest Speech and Language Days 2015

May 7th & 8th, 2015
芝加哥丰田技术学院
6045 S. Kenwood Ave, Chicago, IL - 5th Floor

天天射综合网 Midwest Speech and Language Days (MSLD) is a 2-day meeting held at TTI-Chicago that continues and expands upon the tradition of Illinois Speech Day and the Midwest Computational Linguistics Colloquium. Presenters and attendees come from Midwest universities and research institutions. The goal of the workshop is to increase awareness of speech and language research going on in the region and to foster collaboration among sites.

Please visit the link for presenters and schedules for both days. http://ttic.uchicago.edu/~mbansal/msld2015.html

TTIC organizers: Mohit Bansal: mbansal@guiyanggangguankoujian.com , Karen Livescu: klivescu@guiyanggangguankoujian.com and Kevin Gimpel: kgimpel@guiyanggangguankoujian.com

February 16, 2015 - President Furui to give Distinguished Lecture at Northwestern University

TTIC's President Sadaoki Furui has been invited to give a distinguished lecture at Northwestern University's Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department on Wednesday, February 18, at 2pm. The talk is titled “Machine Learning Techniques for Automatic Speech Recognition, including Recent Work at TTIC.” The lecture will be held at Ford ITW Auditorium (Room 1-350). Event details can be found here .

December 16, 2014 - Midwest Vision Workshop to be held at TTIC

天天射综合网 On December 16-17, TTIC will host the Midwest Vision Workshop. This is a regular regional meeting of computer vision researchers, providing a forum for presenting recent work, informal discussion and exchange of ideas. The meeting, which included oral presentations and poster sessions, draws participants from TTIC, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Indiana University, Michigan State, Washington University in St. Louis, and other institutions. The two-day program will include talks and poster presentations.

September 22, 2014 - TTIC student Zhiyong Wang, TTIC Professor Jinbo Xu, and UNC-Charlotte Professor Xinhua Shi awarded the ACM SIGBio Best Student Paper Award

The 5th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics ( ACM BCB 2014 ) awarded TTIC student Zhiyong Wang, TTIC Professor Jinbo Xu, and UNC-Charlotte Professor Xinhua Shi the ACM SIGBio Best Student Paper Award for “CNVnet: Combining Sparse Learning and Biological Networks to Capture Joint Effect of Copy Number Variants.” The conference is a premier forum for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research encompassing disciplines of computer science, mathematics, statistics, biology, bioinformatics, and health informatics.

August 14, 2014 - Karthik Sridharan, TTIC Ph.D. 2012, Assistant Professor, Cornell University

Congratulations to Karthik Sridharan, Ph.D. Alumnus 2012, who has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University. Karthik has been a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Statistics of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania since 2012 and his primary interest is theoretical machine learning. Karthik's homepage .

August 14, 2014 - Jian Peng, TTIC Ph.D. 2013, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Congratulations to Jian Peng, Ph.D. Alumnus 2013, who has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Jian has been working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mathematics and the Computation and Biology Group in CSAIL at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 2012 and his primary interest is in the design and application of both efficient algorithms and effective statistical modeling techniques, especially for processing, integrating and analyzing the vast datasets in genomics, systems biology and molecular biology. Jian's homepage .

July 14, 2014 - Prof. Jinbo Xu's group wins Warren DeLano Award for Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics, ISMB 3DSIG 2014

TTIC's (PhD Candidate) Jianzhu Ma, (Postdoc) Sheng Wang and Prof. Jinbo Xu won the Warren DeLano Award for Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics, ISMB 3DSIG 2014 for “MRFalign: remote protein homology detection through alignment of Markov Random Fields.” 3DSIG is an ISMB satellite meeting on Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics. This work also won the Best Paper Award天天射综合网 at RECOMB 2014 and the best poster award at the 2013 Zing conference for protein and RNA structure analysis. ISMB and RECOMB are the top 2 conferences in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

June 30, 2014 - Prof. Mohit Bansal awarded Best Long Paper Honorable Mention at ACL 2014

At the June 2014 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2014), Prof. Mohit Bansal was awarded the Best Long Paper Honorable Mention for the paper “Structured Learning for Taxonomy Induction with Belief Propagation” by Mohit Bansal, David Burkett, Gerard de Melo and Dan Klein.

Apr 30, 2014 - Prof. Jinbo Xu's group wins Best Paper Award at RECOMB 2014

TTIC Professor Jinbo Xu and his group of two TTIC students, Jianzhu Ma and Zhiyong Wang, along with postdoc Sheng Wang, won the Best Paper Award at the 18th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 2014) in April. RECOMB is one of the top two bioinformatics conferences in the world. The winning paper is titled, ““MRFalign: Protein Homology Detection through Alignment of Markov Random Fields.”

Apr 22, 2014 - Prof. McAllester awarded ICLP Test of Time Award

TTIC Professor and Chief Academic Officer, David McAllester is being awarded the 20-year “Test of Time Award” at the 30th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP) in Vienna, Austria in July 2014. McAllester will be recognized for his 1994 paper CLP (Intervals) Revisited天天射综合网 , coauthored with F. Benhamou and P. Van Hentenryck. The ALP 20-year Test of Time award identifies the most influential paper from the ICLP proceedings 20 years prior that stood the test of time.

Sept 27, 2013 - 10th Anniversary Symposium

As a part of TTIC's 10 year anniversary celebration, the institute will hold an Anniversary Symposium on September 27, 2013, open to the computer science community. Our exciting line-up of confirmed speakers can be found on the event web site .

Time: 9-6 with continental breakfast at 8:30

Refreshments will be served, RSVP not required.

天天射综合网 Location: TTIC 6045 S. Kenwood Ave. Chicago, IL 60637. Room 530

Sept 9, 2013 - Prof. Chuzhoy invited to speak at International Congress of Mathematicians

TTIC's Julia Chuzhoy has been invited to speak at the International Congress of Mathematicians to be held in Seoul, South Korea in August of 2014. She will be a Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science section speaker.

天天射综合网 The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) is the largest conference for the topic of mathematics, with the first meeting held in August of 1897. It meets once every four years. The Fields Medals, the Nevanlinna Prize, the Gauss Prize, and the Chern Medal are awarded during the congress' opening ceremony. Each congress is memorialized by a printed set of Proceedings recording academic papers based on invited talks intended to be relevant to current topics of general interest.

Aug 15, 2013 - Prof. Raquel Urtasun co-author of CVPR 2013 Best Paper Runner-Up Award

Raquel Urtasun was awarded the 2013 IEEE Conference of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Best Paper Runner-Up Award (sponsored by IBM Research) at the June Conference in Portland, OR, along with Marcus Brubaker and Andreas Geiger.

天天射综合网 The paper was entitled Lost! Leveraging the Crowd for Probabilistic Visual Self-Localization.

May 28, 2013 - Prof. Ben Moseley co-winner of SPAA'13 Best Paper Award

TTIC's Benjamin Moseley is a co-winner of the Best Paper Award at the 25th ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA 2013) being held in Montreal, Canada on July 23-25. He co-authored the paper with Ravi Kumar, Sergei Vassilvitskii and Andrea Vattani. The paper is titled, “Fast Greedy Algorithms in MapReduce and Streaming”.

May 9, 2013 - Midwest Vision Workshop held at TTIC

On May 9, TTIC again hosted the Midwest Vision Workshop. This is a regular regional meeting of computer vision researchers, providing a forum for presenting recent work, informal discussion and exchange of ideas. The meeting, which included oral presentations and poster sessions, drew more than 40 attendees from TTIC, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and other institutions. The next Midwest Vision Workshop is expected to be held in the Autumn.

May 2-3, 2013 - Midwest Speech and Languages Days held at TTIC

Midwest Speech and Language Days was held at TTI-Chicago on May 2-3, 2013, expanding upon the tradition of the annual Illinois Speech Day to include more research in natural language processing and linguistics. The workshop included more than 60 participants from TTIC, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Northwestern University, Rush University, Ohio State University, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, and others. As in previous years, it provided a forum for interaction among researchers from nearby speech and language research communities, featuring several sessions of talks and posters. Keynote presentations were given by Jim Glass from MIT, Yotaro Kubo from Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, and TTIC's new president Sadaoki Furui. The full program can be found here ( http://ttic.uchicago.edu/~kgimpel/MSLD2013.html ). The next workshop is planned for Spring 2014.

Apr 1, 2013 - Dr. Sadaoki Furui appointed as President

天天射综合网 The Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Sadaoki Furui to a three-year term as President effective on April 1, 2013. Dr. Furui is currently Professor Emeritus at the Academy for Global Leadership and University Contents Utilization Center at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is engaged in a wide range of research on speech analysis, speech recognition, speaker recognition, speech synthesis and multimedia processing, and has authored or coauthored over 900 published articles. His BS, MS, and Ph. D. degrees are all from the University of Tokyo.

天天射综合网 From 1978 to 1979 he was with the Staff of the Acoustics Research Department at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, as a visiting researcher working on speaker verification. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), and the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan (IEICE). He was President of the Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ), ISCA, the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA), and the Permanent Council for International Conferences on Spoken Language Processing (PC-ICSLP).

He has served on the IEEE Technical Committee on Speech and MMSP and on numerous IEEE conference-organizing committees. He was an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Speech Communication, the Transaction of the IEICE, and the Journal of the ASJ. He is also an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Computer Speech and Language, the Journal of Speech Communication, and the Journal of Digital Signal Processing.

He received the Yonezawa Prize and the Paper Awards from the IEICE (1975, 88, 93, 2003), and the Sato Paper Awards from the ASJ (1985, 87). He received the Senior Award from the IEEE ASSP Society (1989) and the Achievement Award from the Minister of Science and Technology, Japan (1989). He received the Book Award from the IEICE (1990). He received the Achievement Award from the IEICE (2003), the Signal Processing Society Award from the IEEE (2005), the Achievement Award from the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2006), the Purple Ribbon Medal from Japanese Emperor (2006) and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the IEICE (2007). He also received the ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement (2009), the IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award (2010), and the NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai: Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Broadcast Cultural Award (2012).

He served as Dean of the Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering (2007-2009) and Director of Institute Library (2009-2011) at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has also supervised the 21st Century Center of Excellence (COE) Program entitled “Framework for Systematization and Application of Large-scale Knowledge Resources” (2003-2008).

Mar 31, 2013 - Dr. Rice resigns as Interim President

Dr. Stuart A. Rice, who has served TTIC as Dean from October 2006, and then as Interim President since October 2010, has announced his resignation from the latter position effective March 31, 2013. Under his leadership, TTIC continued its growth and development in research and education programs in fundamental computer science. Dr. Rice was instrumental in the search for a new president, the efforts to improve TTIC's financial resources and stability, the recruitment of highly qualified Board members, and building upon strong collaboration with both the Toyota Technological Institute in Japan and the University of Chicago. He will continue to serve as a Trustee.

Mar 5, 2013 - Dr. Sadaoki Furui awarded Okawa Prize

天天射综合网 Dr. Sadaoki Furui, Professor Emeritus; Professor, Academy for Global Leadership; Director of the University Contents Utilization Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology; and President-Elect of TTIC, has been awarded the Okawa Prize by the Okawa Foundation in Japan.

天天射综合网 He received the award on March 5, 2013, at an international symposium at Tokyo Technological Institute. His award was based on pioneering contributions to and leadership in the field of computer-based speech recognition and understanding. He received a certificate, a gold medal and a cash award of ten million yen.

The Okawa Prize is intended to pay tribute to and make public recognition of persons who have made outstanding contributions to the research, technological development and business in the information and telecommunications fields, internationally.

Feb 27, 2013 - Professor Madhur Tulsiani awarded NSF CAREER grant

Professor Madhur Tulsiani is the recipient of the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant.

The grant is awarded by the National Science Foundation to support junior faculty in their research and educational activities. Quoting from the NSF website: “The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations”.

Professor Tulsiani's project is entitled Understanding Polynomial Structure Analytically and Algorithmically.

Dr. Tulsiani is the fourth TTIC professor with a currently awarded NSF CAREER grant.o

Oct 19, 2012 - Prof. Julia Chuzhoy co-winner of FOCS 2012 Best Paper award

Julia Chuzhoy was a co-winner of the best-paper award at the 53rd Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS 2012) being held in New Brunswick, NJ, on October 21-23. She co-authored the paper with Shi Li, who was her summer intern in the summer of 2011. The paper was titled, “A Polylogarithimic Approximation Algorithm for Edge-Disjoint Paths with Congestion 2”.

Sept 20, 2012 - Prof. Karen Livescu co-author of a best student paper at Interspeech 2012

A paper co-authored by former TTIC summer student Preethi Jyothi, Prof. Eric Fosler-Lussier of Ohio State University, and Prof. Karen Livescu was awarded an ISCA Best Student Paper award at the Interspeech conference September 9-13, 2012. The paper is titled “Discriminatively learning factorized finite state pronunciation models from dynamic Bayesian networks.” The conference included about 700 papers, and 3 Best Student Paper awards were given.

July 1, 2012 - Dr. Sheng Wang won the Warren DeLano Award for Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics

In ISMB 3DSIG 2012, Dr. Sheng Wang won the Warren DeLano Award for Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics for his work entitled protein structure alignment beyond spatial proximity, which is implemented as DeepAlign (available at http://ttic.uchicago.edu/~jinbo/software.htm ). (July 2012) The Warren DeLano Award for Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics was established in 2010 in association with the with the DeLano foundation in memory of Warren DeLano, the creator of PyMol and an advocate of free software in academia. Prizes are awarded based on scientific merit and are selected by the scientific committee members.

May 7, 2012 - Illinois Speech Day held at TTIC

The 4th Illinois Speech Day was held at TTI-Chicago on May 7, 2012. The workshop included participants from TTIC, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Northwestern University, Rush University, Ohio State University, and others. As in previous years, it provided a forum for interaction among researchers from the nearby speech processing and speech science research community. The workshop included a keynote lecture by Julia Hirschberg from Columbia University, as well as several sessions of talks and posters. The full program can be found here . The next workshop is planned for Spring 2013.

Mar 28, 2012 - Prof. Yury Makarychev awarded NSF CAREER grant

Professor Yury Makarychev is the recipient of the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant.

The grant is awarded by the National Science Foundation to support junior faculty in their research and educational activities. Quoting from the NSF website: “The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations”.

Professor Makarychev's project focuses on Metric Geometry Techniques for Approximation Algorithms. The award is effective July 1, 2012 and expires June 30, 2017.

Feb 15, 2012 - Prof. Jinbo Xu Awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced on February 15, the selection of 126 outstanding researchers drawn from 51 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada as recipients of the distinguished Sloan Research Fellowships for 2012. One recipient was Professor Jinbo Xu of the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. Xu's research interests lie in computational molecular biology.

天天射综合网 Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars in recognition of achievement and the potential to contribute substantially to their fields. Potential fellows must be nominated for recognition by their peers and are subsequently selected by an independent panel of senior scholars.

In the Press Release, Dr. Paul L. Joskow, President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation states, “Today's Sloan Research Fellows are tomorrow's Nobel Prize winners. These outstanding men and women are responsible for some of the most exciting science being done today. The Foundation is proud to support them during this pivotal stage of their careers.”

The $50,000 fellowships are awarded in chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, evolutionary and computational molecular biology, neuroscience, and physics.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grant making institution based in New York City, established in 1934 and makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance. www.sloan.org

Jan 12, 2012 - Midwest Vision Workshop held at TTIC

The 5th Midwest Vision Workshop (formerly Illinois Vision Workshop) was held at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago on Thursday January 12, 2012. The workshop drew more than 40 participants, including researchers from TTIC, University of Chicago, Indiana University, University of Illinois, and University of Michigan. It provided an opportunity for members of computer vision community in the Midwest to present their recent work in the form of talks and posters, get informal feedback and exchange ideas. The next workshop will be held in late Spring 2011 in Ann Arbor, MI.

Jan 11, 2012 - Professor Jinbo Xu awarded NSF CAREER grant

Professor Jinbo Xu is the recipient of the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant.

The grant is awarded by the National Science Foundation to support junior faculty in their research and educational activities. Quoting from the NSF website: “The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations”.

天天射综合网 Professor Xu's project focuses the Exact and Approximate Algorithms for 3D Structure Modeling of Protein-Protein Interactions.

Nov 14, 2011 - Presidential Search Continues

The Presidential Search Committee reported to the Board of Trustees on October 5 that it is continuing its work to search for the best person to serve as the next President. While the Committee is several months into the search effort, it will still accept and review nominations and applications for the position of president.

Any inquiries regarding the search can be sent to Stuart Rice at sarice@guiyanggangguankoujian.com .

Nov 11, 2011 - Devi Parikh receives the Marr Prize

天天射综合网 Devi Parikh received the Marr Prize for her co-authorship of a paper “Relative Attributes” that was presented at the13th International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) in 2011. Her co-auther was Kristen Grauman, an assistant professor at the University of Texas, Austin. The Marr Prize is a prestigioius award in computer vision given by the Committee of the International Conference on Computer Vision. Named after David Marr, the Prize is considered one of the top honors for a computer vision researcher.

Sept 9, 2011 - TTIC Professors Selected for NIPS Plenary Presentation

The paper “Consistency and Generalization Bounds for Latent Structured Probit and Ramp Loss” by David McAllester and Joseph Keshet was just selected for an oral (plenary) presentation at the NIPS 2011 conference in December. Only 20 papers out of 1,400 submissions were selected for plenary presentations.

May 11, 2011 - TTIC Hosts Illinois Speech Day 2011

TTIC continues in 2011, the tradition of hosting the Illinois Speech Day. Illinois Speech Day is a day-long meeting consisting of presentations and discussion on the theme of computational models of speech. Presenters are faculty, postdocs, and students at University of Chicago, Northwestern, UIUC, and the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. Presentations include completed and ongoing work, with the goal of fostering interaction among the attending parties. To register for attendance, see the program, or get directions, visit the event website: http://ttic.uchicago.edu/~jkeshet/Illinois_Speech_Day_2011.html

February 17, 2011 - TTIC's Stuart Rice is Awarded the 2011 Wolf Prize in Chemistry

TTIC's Interim President, Dr. Stuart Rice , has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Wolf Prize in chemistry. Sharing the prize with him this year are Ching Tang of the University of Rochester, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski of Carnegie Mellon University.

天天射综合网 The Wolf Prize is an international award that has been presented most years since 1978 to living scientists and artists for “achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among peoples … irrespective of nationality, race, color, religion, sex or political views.” The Wolf Prizes in physics and chemistry are often considered the most prestigious awards in those fields after the Nobel Prize.

The Wolf Foundation has said about Dr. Rice, “Professor Stuart A. Rice (born 1932, USA) has influenced the course of virtually every aspect of contemporary physical chemistry, and has shaped its directions broadly and powerfully. He has been a leader in most thematic areas of chemical physics. Rice's great advances in organic solids led directly to his distinctive later work on the dynamics of single molecules and on phase transition behavior. This, in turn, led to his epoch-making research on the photonic control of chemical reactions. Rice's original and pioneering investigations (both theoretical and experimental) into the properties of organic solids helped to define and to characterize a panoply of behaviors, and to conceptualize and formulate a coherent set of concepts, such as exciton behaviors, radiationless transitions, light absorption and emission.”

This coming May, Dr. Rice will receive his award from the President of the State of Israel in a special ceremony at the Knesset Building (Israel's Parliament), in Jerusalem. For more info: www.wolffund.org.il

February 15, 2011 - Prof. Julia Chuzhoy Awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced on February 15, the selection of 118 outstanding researchers as recipients of the distinguished Sloan Research Fellowships for 2011. One recipient was Professor Julia Chuzhoy of the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. Chuzhoy's research interests lie in theoretical computer science, with a focus on the area of approximation.

Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars in recognition of achievement and the potential to contribute substantially to their fields. Potential fellows must be nominated for recognition by their peers and are subsequently selected by an independent panel of senior scholars.

In their Press Release, Dr. Paul L. Joskow, President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation states, “The scientists and researchers selected for this year's Sloan Research Fellowships represent the very brightest rising stars of this generation of scholars. The Foundation is proud to be able to support their work at this important stage in their careers.”

The $50,000 fellowships are awarded in chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, evolutionary and computational molecular biology, neuroscience, and physics.

For a complete list of 2011 winners, visit: www.sloan.org/fellowships/page/21

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grant making institution based in New York City, established in 1934 and makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance. www.sloan.org .

December 13, 2010 - Midwest Vision Workshop held at TTIC

The 4th Midwest Vision Workshop (formerly Illinois Vision Workshop) was held at TTI-Chicago on Monday December 13. The workshop drew more than 40 participants, including researchers from TTIC, University of Chicago, Indiana University, University of Illinois, and University of Michigan. It provided an opportunity for members of computer vision community in the Midwest to present their recent work in the form of talks and posters, get informal feedback and exchange ideas. The next workshop will be held in late Spring 2011 in Ann Arbor, MI.

December 11, 2010 - Midwest Theory Day held at TTIC

TTIC has hosted the 61st Midwest Theory Day on Dec. 11, 2010. Midwest Theory Day is a biannual meeting which aims to bring together computer theorists and people generally interested in theoretical computer science. The theory day had a packed schedule, that featured a number of invited talks by some of the leading local theoreticians, as well as many short talks by local students, postdocs and faculty. With almost 50 people attending from all over Midwest, this was a great opportunity to listen to new results, discuss research in an informal atmosphere, and get to know each other better. More information available here: http://ttic.uchicago.edu/~yury/midwest2010/

October 6, 2010 - President Nagasawa retires, Dr. Rice appointed as Interim President

天天射综合网 Dr. Mitsuru Nagasawa, the founding President of TTIC in 2001, retired effective at the end of the Board of Trustees meeting on Friday October 1. Under his leadership, TTIC developed active research and education programs in fundamental computer science, became accredited to grant PhD degrees, and is active in the recruitment of outstanding graduate students and faculty. He will continue to serve as a Trustee.

天天射综合网 Dr. Stuart A. Rice, who has served as Dean for TTIC since October 2006, was appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve as the Interim President upon the recommendation of the Presidential Search Committee. He was also appointed to serve as a Trustee concurrent with this appointment.

天天射综合网 Dr. Rice, the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Physical Chemistry at the University of Chicago, earned the following degrees:

  • Bachelor's degree in 1952 from Brooklyn College,
  • Master's and doctorate from Harvard University in 1954 and 1955, respectively.

He remained at Harvard as a Junior Fellow for two years and then joined the faculty of The University of Chicago in 1957, where he has remained since.

Professor Rice has served the university in a wide variety of capacities during his fifty-three year tenure. He served as the director of the James Franck Institute (the university's center for physical chemistry and condensed matter physics) from 1961 to 1967. He was Chairman of the Department of Chemistry from 1971 to 1976 and was Dean of the Physical Sciences Division from 1981 to 1995.

天天射综合网 Dr. Rice is currently on the Board of Governors at Argonne National Laboratory, managed by and affiliated with The University of Chicago, as well as Tel Aviv University. He has served as editor for Chemical Physics Letters and Advances in Chemical Physics, and co-authored several physical chemistry textbooks with Stephen Berry and John Ross.

天天射综合网 Professor Rice's was awarded the National Medal of Science, the highest scientific prize awarded in the United States, in 1999. He is a Fellow of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1970 Professor Rice was awarded the Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the nation's oldest prize for undergraduate teaching, and a highly esteemed faculty award at The University of Chicago.

天天射综合网 Over the course of his career, Rice has shaped much debate on theoretical physical chemistry. He is cited on the National Medal of Science “for changing the very nature of modern physical chemistry through his research, teaching and writing, using imaginative approaches to both experiment and theory that have inspired a new generation of scientists.” With over 100 doctoral students to his credit, Stuart Rice has had a great impact on the field of physical chemistry simply through the number of research scientists he has trained.

October 6, 2010 - Presidential Search Continues

The Presidential Search Committee reported to the Board of Trustees on October 1 that it is continuing its work to search for the best candidates to serve as the next President. While the Committee is several months into the search effort, it will still accept and review nominations and applications for the position of president.

Any inquiries regarding the search can be sent to Stuart Rice at sarice@guiyanggangguankoujian.com.

September 16, 2010 - David McAllester and UoCTTI team win “Lifetime Achievement” Prize

At the PASCAL Visual Object Classes Challenge Workshop 2010 held in September in Crete, Greece, Prof. David McAllester was awarded a “Lifetime Achievement” prize as one of the authors of “Discriminatively Trained Deformable Part Model,” also known to VOC participants as the “UoCTTI” object detector.

Quoting from the award announcement: “First submitted to the PASCAL VOC challenge in 2007, this detector has now become a core component of many classification, segmentation, person layout and action classification submissions. We honour the contribution made to the community by the innovation and success of the method and its free distribution.”

“Discriminatively Trained Deformable Part Model” authors:
Pedro Felzenszwalb and Ross Girshick (University of Chicago), David McAllester (Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago) and Deva Ramanan (University of California, Berkeley, formerly of TTIC)

The publication can be found on Prof. McAllester's webpage .

June 29, 2010 - Prof. David McAllester awarded AAAI Classic Paper award

Prof. David McAllester and David Rosenblitt have won the 2010 AAAI Classic Paper award天天射综合网 for the paper “Systematic Nonlinear Planning”, which appeared in the AAAI conference in 1991, for “contributing seminal principles of systematic nonlinear planning, with wide-ranging influences on the evolution of research on automated planning.” The award will be presented at the AAAI - 10 conference in Atlanta, Georgia, July 11-15.

June 2, 2010 - Illinois Speech Day hosted at TTIC

TTIC hosted a regional speech research meeting, the 2nd Illinois Speech Day, on May 10, 2010, organized by Prof. Karen Livescu . About fifty people from Illinois and beyond participated. Among the institutions represented, in addition to TTIC, were the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, University of Washington, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Carnegie Mellon University. The program can be found here .

February 11, 2010 - Jian Peng awarded Microsoft Research Ph.D. 奖学金

TTIC congratulates Jian Peng , a third-year TIC Ph.D. student who was awarded the prestigious Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship , a two-year fellowship program for outstanding Ph.D. students supporting students in their third and fourth years of Ph.D. graduate studies. Jian works with Prof. Jinbo Xu on mathematical modeling in computational biology. His other research interests include machine learning and algorithms.

December 1, 2009 - 3rd Illinois Vision Workshop hosted at TTIC

TTIC hosted a regional computer vision meeting, the 3rd Illinois Vision Workshop, organized by Prof. Greg Shakhnarovich天天射综合网 . About fifty people from the Midwest and beyond participated. Among the institutions and companies represented, in addition to TTIC, were the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of Michigan, the University of Missouri, UC Berkeley, Microsoft Research, Carnegie Mellon University, Eastman Kodak, and Cornell.

October 1, 2009 - TTIC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools announced that the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago is now recognized as an accredited institute of education in computer science. The HLC is the regional commission recognized by the US Department of Education for the North Central region of the United States.

Quoting Dr. Mitsuru Nagasawa, president of the Institute: “Accreditation is an intensely rigorous but highly rewarding process. It has been invigorating to watch the academic process unfold. The institute has talented and determined faculty, students and staff, and we all share in this success.”_

February 13, 2009 - Prof. Julia Chuzhoy awarded NSF CAREER grant

Prof. Julia Chuzhoy is the recipient of the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant. The grant is awarded by the National Science Foundation to support junior faculty in their research and educational activities. Quoting from the NSF website: “The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations”.

Prof. Chuzhoy's project focuses on the development of approximation algorithms and lower bounds for network optimization problems.

February 10, 2009 - TTIC hosts Workshop on Approximation Algorithms and their Limitations

Prof. Julia Chuzhoy organized a 3-day workshop on “Approximation Algorithms and their Limitations”天天射综合网 , held at TTIC. The goal of the workshop was to bring together researchers in the areas of approximation algorithms and complexity theory, and to present diverse angles for studying approximability.

Prof. Chuzhoy's comments on the workshop: The workshop was an opportunity to gather excellent researchers, who presented many outstanding new results. It was great to see how vibrant and full of activity this research community is, with new exciting research directions emerging. The informal workshop atmosphere has been great for exchanging ideas, open problems and for fostering new research connections.”

February 2, 2009 - TTIC moves to new facility

天天射综合网 TTIC has expanded since it was founded in 2003, and, after six successful years at the University of Chicago Press Building, the Institute has moved to a new facility.

天天射综合网 TTIC now occupies the fourth and fifth floors of the 6045 S. Kenwood Building on the University of Chicago campus. The space consists of nearly 30,000 square feet and includes two conference rooms, three meeting rooms, four student study rooms, a robotics laboratory, a cafe, and an idea lounge. The space boasts views of the Chicago skyline, the Midway Plaisance, the gothic University of Chicago campus, and Lake Michigan. Students, faculty and staff enjoy open, comfortable and interactive common spaces that encourage conversation, the sharing of ideas, and collaboration. There is a dramatic atrium in the center of the space with floating walkways and a grand staircase.

天天射综合网 President Mitsuru Nagasawa's comments on the new space: “This space is a physical manifestation of the progress and growth of TTIC since its inception. The faculty, students, and staff have performed beyond my early expectations, and we are well on our way to achieving international impact through world-class research and education in fundamental computer science and information technology. These are exciting times, full of challenge and opportunity. We are fortunate to meet them with strong leadership, teamwork, vision and commitment, all within an environmentally responsible new home built for the needs we face today and anticipate for tomorrow.”

天天射综合网 The Institute looks forward to welcoming guests, new students and faculty to its new home.