AIMS Seminar Series
All seminars will take place on Friday's from 12noon - 1:00 pm unless otherwise stated.
Michaelmas Term 2023
Week 1 - Friday 13th October
Professor Moritz Kraemer (Department of Biology)
Week 2 - Friday 20th October
Week 3 - Friday 27th October
Ankur Handa (Nvidia Research)
Week 4 - Friday 3rd November
Dr Mattie Fellows (Department of Computer Science)
Week 5 - Friday 10th November
Dr Oiwi Parker Jones (Department of Engineering Science)
Week 6 - Friday 17th November
Dr Mengyan Zhang (Department of Computer Science)
Week 7 - Friday 24th November
Christian Schroeder de Witt (Department of Computer Science)
"Multi-Agent Security: The Foundation of Cooperation"
Week 8 - Friday 1st December
Prof. Alessandro Abate (Department of Computer Science)
Hilary Term 2023
Week 1 - Friday 20th January
Cyril Stachniss - (University of Bonn, Robotics Lab) - "LiDAR-Based Perception in Urban Environments"
Week 2 - Friday 27th January
Amir Patel - (University of Cape Town) - "Studying cheetahs to build the next generation of robots" @11:00am
Week 3 - Friday 3rd February
Minqi Jiang - (UCL & Meta AI) - "An Introduction to Unsupervised Environment Design"
Week 4 - Friday 10th February
Prof. Yuki Asano - (University of Amsterdam)
Week 5 - Friday 17th February
Adel Bibi - (Torr Group)
Week 6 - Friday 24th February
Week 7 - Friday 3rd March
Puneet Dokania - (Torr Group)
Week 8 - Friday 10th March
Prof. Nobuko Yoshida (Strachey Chair, Dept. of Computer Science)
Week 9 -Friday 17th March
Prof. Jakob Foerster (Department of Engineering Science)
Michaelmas Term 2022
Week 1 - Friday 14th October
Brian Mullins (CEO Mind Foundry) - 10 Lessons I learned from AI about spinning out deep-tech, raising venture capital, and scaling teams.
Week 2 - Friday 21st October
Alison Lowndes (Nvidia) - "Taking tech off Earth" Remotely
Week 3 - Friday 28th October
Dr Ilija Bogunovic – (UCL) - "Robus Design Discovery and Explanation in Bayesian Optimization"
Week 4 - Friday 4th November
Pia Dreiseitel (Continental) - "Vision Zero AI for Assistance Systems and Driverless Mobility with Zero Accidents"
Week 5 - Friday 11th November
Week 6 - Friday 18th November
Dr Elizaveta Semenova (Dept. of Computer Science) - Deep Generative Modelling Aiding Spatial Statistics
Week 7 - Friday 25th November
Aldo Pacchiano (Microsoft Research NYC) - "On the Statistical Complexity of Batch Learning with Function Approximation: Theory and Algorithms". (remotely)
Week 8 - Friday 2nd December
Prof. Alex Rogers (Dept. of Computer Science) - "The Internet of Wild Things"
Hilary Term 2022
Week 1 - Friday 21st January
Fotios Logothetis (Toshiba) - Retrieving 3D geometry from light reflection; from classical photometric stereo to deep learning based approaches
Week 2 - Friday 28th January
Prof. Jakob Foerster (Dept. of Engineering Science) - Zero-shot Coordination and Off-belief Learning
Week 3 - Friday 4th February
Ciprian Antaloae (Hyundai) - Application of time series predictions for driving at the Nurburging - current results & challenges
Week 4 - Friday 11th Februry
Prof. Seth Flexman (Dept. of Computer Science) - Unrepresentative Big Surveys Significantly Overestimate US Vaccine Uptake
Week 5 -Friday 18th February
Soumen Chatterjee (Amazon Web Services) - Human 3.0 to Peter 2.0: Right to Thrive with AUgmented Intelligence
Week 6 - Friday 25th February - No Seminar
Week 7 - Friday 4th March @4pm
Giovanni Marchisio (Planet Fellow and VP of Analytics) - A New Benchmark Dataset for High Cadence Modeling of Land Cover Dynamics
Week 8 - Friday 11th March @2pm
Dr. MIchele Faragalli (Chief Technology Officer, Mission Control Space Services Inc) - Challenges of using AI on-board spacecraft & space robots
Michaelmas Term 2021
Week 1 - Friday 15th October
Davide Zilli (Mind Foundry) - Academic ML to Commercial AI: what do people want?
Week 2 - Friday 22nd October
Dr Michael Schaub (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) - Signal Processing on Graphs and Simplicial Complexes
Week 3 - Friday 29th October
David Petit (Deimos Space) - Earth Observation and Artificial Intelligence: how AI is impacting the sector
Week 4 - Friday 5th November
Borja de Balle Pigem (DeepMind) - “Reconstructing training data from ML models: attacks and mitigations"
Week 5 - Friday 12th November
Professor Nick Hawes (ORI) - Mission Planning with Uncertain Models
Week 6 - Friday 19th November
Orhan Firat (Google Brain) - "Adventures in Large-Scale Multitask Learning for Text in the Wild"
Week 7 - Friday 26th November
Professor Alessandro Abate (Department of Computer Science) - "Certified learning, or learning for verification?"
Week 8 - Friday 3rd December
Ankush Gupta (DeepMind/AIMS Alumni) - Self-supervised Representation for Perception and Control
Hilary Term 2021
Week 1 - Friday 22nd January
Professor Alessandro Abate (Department of Computer Science) - Automated and sound verification and control of dynamical models — learning meets logic
Week 2- Friday 29th January
Sergey Tulyakov (Lead Research Scientist at Snap Inc.) - Representations for Content Creation, Manipulation and Animation
Week 3 - Friday 5th February
Professor Noa Zilberman (Department of Engineering Science) - Do Switches Dream of Machine Learning?
Week 4 - Friday 12th February
Professor Gilles Louppe (University of Liege (Belgium)) - The frontier of simulation-based inference
Week 5 - Friday 19th February
Michael Bronstein – (Imperial/Twitter) - Geometric Deep Learning: the Erlangen Programme of ML
Week 6 - Friday 26th February
Alison Lowndes - (Nvidia) - Omniverse (and ISAAC): the unifying simulation platform.
Week 7 - Friday 5th March
Dr Alhussein Fawzi – (DeepMind) - Robustness and geometry of deep networks
Week 8 - Friday 12th March
Professor Angela Schoellig (University of Toronto) - POSTPONED
Michaelmas Term 2020
Week 1 - Friday 16th October
Week 2 - Friday 23rd October
Week 3 - Friday 30th October
Week 4 - Friday 6th November
Alberto Rizzoli – (V7 labs) - Computer Vision in Industry - Turning academic work into impact
Week 5 - Friday 13th November
Stefano Albrecht – (University of Edinburgh) - Reinforcement Learning in Multi-Agent Systems
Week 6 - Friday 20th November
Week 7 - Friday 27th November
Federico Passarin (AirBus) - Spacecraft attitude control: challenges and the role of machine learning
Week 8 - Friday 4th December
Christian Rupprecht (VGG) - Visual Learning with Reduced Supervision
Hilary Term 2020
Week 1 - Friday 24th January
Professor Alessandro Abate (Department of Computer Science) - "Automated, Sound and Scalable Analysis and Control of Dynamical Models with SAT and SMT"
Week 2 - Friday 31st January
Coorous Mohtadi (Mathworks) - "Are you Ready for AI? Is AI Ready for you?"
Week 3 - Friday 7th February
Week 4 - Friday 14th February
Robert Birke (ABB) - "Towards Industrial Autonomy"
Week 5 - Friday 21st February
Week 6 - Friday 28th February
Week 7 - Friday 6th March
Steve Spittle & Tom Jones (Satellite Catapult) - Driving Innovation with Geospatial Information
Week 8 - Friday 13th March
Professor Nick Hawes – (Oxford Robotics Institute) - "Mission Planning under Uncertainty for Autonomous Robots"
Week 9 - Friday 20th March - CANCELLED
Michaelmas Term 2019
Week 1 - Friday 18th October
Week 2 - Friday 25th October (Host Xiowen Dong)
Week 3 - Friday 1st November
Week 4 - Friday 8th November (Host Varun Kanade)
Week 5 - Friday 15th November – 11:00 – 12:00 NOTE TIME (Host Shimon Whiteson)
Hado van Hasselt (Senior Staff Research Scientist at Google DeepMind) - "Overconfidence in Model-based and Model-free Reinforcement Learning"
Week 6 - Friday 22nd November (Host Carissa Veilz)
Week 7 - Friday 29th November
Week 9 - Monday 9th December (LR2) (Host Andrew Zisserman)
Professor Alyosha Efros (University of Berkeley, California)