This June marks the return of open mic night! Christo Kirov will warm up the room with a talk on deep learning for speech data, and then we'll open the floor for your lightning talks/questions/rants/raves.
We meet upstairs at Stetsons starting at 6:30, and will kick off announcements and introductions around 7.
Christo Kirov has a PhD in Cognitive Science from Johns Hopkins University, and is currently a Postdoctoral Assistant Professor at the the Georgetown University Department of Linguistics. He'll be presenting on the steps required to apply Theano-based deep learning to raw speech data for tasks including denoising and classification. This includes data preprocessing, as well as network design, training, and testing.
For your contribution to June, we have just a few rules:
• Everyone who wants to (time permitting) will get 5 to 10 minutes to talk about anything they like. You can give a quick talk about something you've been working on, ask a question about a problem you've been struggling with, run a demo for a interesting tool you've found, etc.
• The only rule in terms of content is that it must be related to natural language processing.
• You can use slides or a computer, but it's certainly not required. You can just get up in front of the group and ramble on for 5-10 minutes if you like. We won't judge you
Audience interaction encouraged! If you'd like to guarantee yourself a spot, leave us a comment or click to your left to contact the organizers - but walk-ins are also more than welcome.