Pablo Duboue will present "Structural Zeros versus Sampling Zeros (http://www.cs.nyu.edu/~mohri/pub/zero.pdf)" by Mohri and Roark; this looks like a fascinating paper with applicability to improving all kinds of probabilistic models. He will also be talking about the specific application of this idea to probabilistic context-free grammar (PCFG) parsing as discussed in another Mohri and Roark paper, "Probabilistic Context-Free Grammar Induction Based on Structural Zeros (http://www.cs.nyu.edu/~mohri/pub/spcfg.pdf)". Anyone interested in machine learning, natural language processing, parsing in general, even automated test generation and model checking, or all kinds of other topics should definitely attend!
I apologize for the delay in announcing this meetup. I was in Toronto checking out their PWL chapter to hopefully borrow some ideas (and speakers!) and lost track of time.
Note that since Radialpoint have kindly offered to host again, and their building closes early, we're going to try to start this meetup at 6:30, by which I mean you should come sometime around 6:00 to enjoy a libation and conversation before the talk starts at 6:30. (Times subject to change, of course; be sure to check the meetup page on the day of the event.)