Videos

Convenient (and Collaborative) Audiovisual Media

1 month ago
Audiovisual media is an attractive and rich source of information, widely used in education, entertainment and industry. But it can take painfully long hours to author, edit and navigate. My research looks at ways to make creation and manipulation of audiovisual media easier and more convenient. In particular, I will talk about novel interaction techniques […]

Characterization of OLTP Workloads: from Micro-architecture to Power/Performance

1 month ago
Traditional online transaction processing (OLTP) systems severely under-utilize the micro-architectural resources; more than half of the CPU cycles go to stalls, and the number of instructions retired per cycle barely reaches one on machines that are able to retire up to four. This causes large power waste, and renders the power-hungry, heavily optimized Intel Xeon […]

Analyzing the Entire Program: Applying Natural Language Processing to Software Engineering

1 month ago
A powerful, but limited, way to view software is as source code alone. Mathematical techniques, such as abstract interpretation and model checking, can indicate whether the program satisfies a formal specification. But, where does the formal specification come from? A program consists of much more than a sequence of instructions. Developers make use of test […]

Biomarker Discovery in Personalized Medicine

1 month ago
Personalized medicine has been hailed as one of the main frontiers for medical research in this century. In the first half of the talk, we will give an overview on our projects that use gene expression, proteomics, DNA and clinical features for biomarker discovery. In the second half of the talk, we will describe some […]

Dr. Harry Shum on the future of AI at the 2017 Future Forum Annual Conference

1 month ago
Before computers can solve our greatest challenges, they must understand us. How can we make the leap from computers that perceive and identify objects or just words to a future where they comprehend and interpret the larger context of our world? How will the task-oriented bots of today evolve to agents that connect with us emotionally […]

Multi-kernel Linear Mixed Models for Complex Phenotype Prediction

2 months ago
Linear mixed models (LMMs) and their extensions have recently become the method of choice in phenotype prediction for complex traits. However, LMM use to date has typically been limited by assuming simple genetic architectures. Here we present MKLMM (multi-kernel linear mixed model), a predictive modeling framework that extends the standard LMM using multiple-kernel machine learning […]

Higher Fidelity Systems for End-User Information Management

2 months ago
My group develops systems to help people manage information and share it with others. We consider both text (online discussion tools) and structured data (information visualization and management applications). A guiding principle is that humans are intelligent and creative information managers who can accomplish a lot if we build systems that can accurately model and […]

International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2016 – Session 3

2 months ago
Talks and presentations from the International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2016. IWSLT is an annual workshop on annual scientific workshop on Spoken Language Translation and related technologies (e.g., Automated Speech Recognition, Machine Translation, Speech Translation, etc.), with an associated open evaluation campaign on spoken language translation. Full program can also be seen here: […]

A Translation NGO’s View on Language Technology Trends

2 months ago
Mirko will present the work of Translators without Borders (TWB) and the role language technology they foresee to play for their work in the future. In his talk, he will highlight on the one hand the opportunities due to the convergence of the technological progress and needs of crisis-prone populations and on the other the […]

Facilitating Multiparty Dialog with Gaze, Gesture, and Speech – sample1-segment-overhead

2 months ago
Facilitating Multiparty Dialog with Gaze, Gesture, and Speech – sample1-segment-overhead See more on this video at www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/video/facilitating-multiparty-dialog-gaze-gesture-speech-sample1-segment-overhead/

Multiparty Turn Taking in Situated Dialog: Study, Lessons, and Directions – sample2-full-overhead

2 months ago
Multiparty Turn Taking in Situated Dialog: Study, Lessons, and Directions – sample2-full-overhead See more on this video at www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/video/multiparty-turn-taking-situated-dialog-study-lessons-directions-sample2-full-overhead/

Facilitating Multiparty Dialog with Gaze, Gesture, and Speech – sample1-segment-scene

2 months ago
Facilitating Multiparty Dialog with Gaze, Gesture, and Speech – sample1-segment-scene See more on this video at www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/video/facilitating-multiparty-dialog-gaze-gesture-speech-sample1-segment-scene/