Recent Articles https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/ Recent Articles for UC Davis TETRAPODS Institute of Data Science en <a href="/news/maddd-seminar-spring-2020-info" hreflang="en">MADDD Seminar Spring 2020 info</a> https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/maddd-seminar-spring-2020-info <div>Dear all,</div> <div> </div> <div>I would like to thank Jesus De Loera for his terrific job as a MADDD seminar organizer for Spring 2020! June 18, 2020 - 3:07pm Naoki Saito https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/maddd-seminar-spring-2020-info <a href="/news/introducing-three-ucd4ids-postdocs" hreflang="en">Introducing three UCD4IDS postdocs!</a> https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/introducing-three-ucd4ids-postdocs <p>Dear UCD4IDS members,</p> <p>I hope this email finds you and your family well under the current extraordinary circumstances. Also, I hope that you are successfully finishing up the most unusual and difficult academic year.</p> <p>Before entering our summer break, I would like to announce the following great news.<br /> We successfully hired three fantastic postdocs under our NSF TRIPODS grant (with coordination with mathematics and statistics departments). We are so lucky since quite a number of our cohort TRIPODS institutes have difficulty in hiring their postdocs.</p> June 12, 2020 - 5:33pm Naoki Saito https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/introducing-three-ucd4ids-postdocs <a href="/news/talk-slides-maddd-seminar-and-minutes-roundtable-discussions-winter-2020" hreflang="en">Talk Slides of MADDD Seminar and Minutes of Roundtable Discussions of Winter 2020</a> https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/talk-slides-maddd-seminar-and-minutes-roundtable-discussions-winter-2020 <p>Slides of the following seminar talks are available online.</p> <p><em><strong>MADDD Seminar in Winter 2020:</strong></em></p> <p class="zfr3Q">01/28: <a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fmishne.ucsd.edu&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNHa1DNBrsV5cXcHGaeq9dkjLvNLIQ">Gal Mishne</a> (UCSD)<strong> </strong><em><a href="https://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~saito/ucd4ids/GalMishne012820.pdf">Multiway Tensor Analysis with Neuroscience Applications</a></em></p> March 18, 2020 - 1:21pm Naoki Saito https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/talk-slides-maddd-seminar-and-minutes-roundtable-discussions-winter-2020 <a href="/news/minutes-roundtable-discussion-winter-2020-iii" hreflang="en">Minutes of Roundtable Discussion Winter 2020 - III</a> https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/minutes-roundtable-discussion-winter-2020-iii <p><span>The third and last roundtable discussion of this quarter was held before Dr. Ken Clarkson (IBM Research)’s statistics seminar talk: </span><span><a href="https://statistics.ucdavis.edu/events/seminar-030520-clarkson">Dimensionality Reduction for Tukey Regression</a>. His talk slides can be found <a href="https://kenclarkson.org/ucdavis/tukey/">here</a>.</span></p> March 11, 2020 - 8:54pm Naoki Saito https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/minutes-roundtable-discussion-winter-2020-iii <a href="/news/american-ai-initiative-year-one-report-released" hreflang="en">American AI Initiative Year One Report Released</a> https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/american-ai-initiative-year-one-report-released <div> <div> <div> <div lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US"> <div> <p>From: Henry Kautz, Division Director IIS, National Science Foundation</p> <p><span>The White House Office of Science &amp; Technology Policy (OSTP) has released the report American AI Initiative: Year One Annual Report to mark critical milestones made since February 2019:</span></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/American-AI-Initiative-One-Year-Annual-Report.pdf">https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/American-AI-Initiative-One-Year-Annual-Report.pdf</a></span></p> February 29, 2020 - 1:59pm Naoki Saito https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/american-ai-initiative-year-one-report-released <a href="/news/minutes-roundtable-discussion-winter-2020-ii" hreflang="en">Minutes of Roundtable Discussion Winter 2020 - II</a> https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/minutes-roundtable-discussion-winter-2020-ii <p><span>The second roundtable discussion of this quarter was held before Prof. Bin YU (UC Berkeley, Stat)'s Joint Math/Stat Colloquium talk: <a href="https://www.math.ucdavis.edu/research/seminars/?talk_id=5750">Veridical Data Science</a>. Her talk slides can be found <a href="https://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~saito/ucd4ids/BinYu021320.pdf">here</a>.</span></p> <p><span>The roundtable discussion kicked off by the host asking the guest speaker about the status of data science activities at the Berkeley campus.</span></p> February 22, 2020 - 1:50pm Naoki Saito https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/minutes-roundtable-discussion-winter-2020-ii <a href="/news/minutes-roundtable-discussion-winter-2020-i" hreflang="en">Minutes of Roundtable Discussion Winter 2020 - I</a> https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/minutes-roundtable-discussion-winter-2020-i <p><span>The format of our roundtable discussions for Winter 2020 has been changed from that of Fall 2019: we have decided to have a roundtable discussion once a month instead of every week, and schedule it before a seminar talk with refreshments instead of after a seminar talk. </span></p> February 02, 2020 - 10:57am Naoki Saito https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/minutes-roundtable-discussion-winter-2020-i <a href="/news/some-useful-websites" hreflang="en">Some useful websites</a> https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/some-useful-websites <p>Happy New Year to you all!</p> <p>I just recently found out two potentially quite useful websites for people who are interested in data science and machine learning.</p> <p>(1) Nextjournal <a href="https://nextjournal.com/">https://nextjournal.com/</a> : allows you to develop you notebooks for reproducible research and publish them or share them with your collaborators.</p> <p>(2) Towards Data Science <a href="https://towardsdatascience.com/">https://towardsdatascience.com/ : </a>provide a platform for people to exchange ideas and to expand our understanding of data science.</p> January 17, 2020 - 10:38pm Naoki Saito https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/some-useful-websites <a href="/news/minutes-roundtable-discussion-10" hreflang="en">Minutes of Roundtable Discussion 10</a> https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/minutes-roundtable-discussion-10 <p dir="ltr"><span>The tenth and final roundtable of the quarter was held after Krishna Balasubramanian’s Statistics seminar talk, “</span><a href="https://statistics.sf.ucdavis.edu/events/seminar-120519-balasubramanian"><span>Normal Approximations for Stochastic Iterative Estimators (and Martingales)</span></a><span>”. His talk slides can be found </span><a href="https://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~saito/ucd4ids/KrishnaBalasubramanian120519.pdf"><span>here</span></a><span>.</span></p> December 10, 2019 - 3:55pm Naoki Saito https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/minutes-roundtable-discussion-10 <a href="/news/how-neural-networks-work-and-why-theyve-become-big-business" hreflang="en">How neural networks work—and why they’ve become a big business</a> https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/how-neural-networks-work-and-why-theyve-become-big-business <p>I found the following article on Ars Technica: <a href="https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/12/how-neural-networks-work-and-why-theyve-become-a-big-business/">https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/12/how-neural-networks-work-and-why-theyve-become-a-big-business/</a> quite interesting and well written although the author does not trace some important history of the development of neural networks such as <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunihiko_Fukushima">K. Fukushima</a>'s <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neocognitron">Neocognitron</a>.</p> <p>Enjoy!</p> December 03, 2019 - 11:08am Naoki Saito https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/news/how-neural-networks-work-and-why-theyve-become-big-business