Fredrik Bajers Vej 5
Postboks 159 9100 Aalborg
Telefon: 9940 9940
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21.06.2017 kl. 09.00 - 12.00
“Bayesian Learning: Fundamentals and Beyond”
Sergios Theodoridis, Professor of Signal Processing and Machine Learning in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications University of Athens.
In this lecture, the basic concepts of Bayesian Learning will be introduced. The notions of ML and MAP will be first reviewed and the concepts of prior and posterior information will be introduced. The importance of the evidence function in the context of Occam's razor rule will be discussed and then we will move on latent variables and the EM algorithm. Its lower bound interpretation will be presented. Two case studies, namely regression and mixture modelling will be discussed.
Building upon the lower bound interpretation of the EM, the variational approximation in Bayesian learning will be introduced and some basic related concepts will be reviewed. Two notable applications, namely regression and probability mixture modelling will be discussed.
If there is time left, a discussion on nonparametric modelling in the context of Gaussian processes will be briefly discussed.
Sergios Theodoridis is currently Professor of Signal Processing and Machine Learning in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Athens. His research interests lie in the areas of Adaptive Algorithms, Distributed and Sparsity-Aware Learning, Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition, Signal Processing for Audio Processing and Retrieval.
He is the author of the book “Machine Learning: A Bayesian and Optimization Perspective” Academic Press, 2015, the co-author of the best-selling book “Pattern Recognition”, Academic Press, 4th ed. 2009, the co-author of the book “Introduction to Pattern Recognition: A MATLAB Approach”, Academic Press, 2010, the co-editor of the book “Efficient Algorithms for Signal Processing and System Identification”, Prentice Hall 1993, and the co-author of three books in Greek, two of them for the Greek Open University.
He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. He is Editor-in-Chief for the Signal Processing Book Series, Academic Press and co-Editor in Chief for the E-Reference Signal Processing, Elsevier.
He is the co-author of seven papers that have received Best Paper Awards including the 2014 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine best paper award and the 2009 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Transactions on Neural Networks Outstanding Paper Award.
He is the recipient of the 2017 EURASIP Athanasios Papoulis Award, the 2014 IEEE Signal Processing Society Education Award and the 2014 EURASIP Meritorious Service Award. Hehas served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Signal Processing as well as the Circuits and Systems Societies. He was Otto Monsted Guest Professor, Technical University of Denmark, 2012, and holder of the Excellence Chair, Dept. of Signal Processing and Communications, University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain, 2011.
He has served as President of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP), as a member of the Board of Governors for the IEEE CAS Society, as a member of the Board of Governors (Member-at-Large) of the IEEE SP Society and as a Chair of the Signal Processing Theory and Methods (SPTM) technical committee of IEEE SPS.
He is Fellow of IET, a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), a Fellow of EURASIP and a Fellow of IEEE
All are welcome!
Free of charge
Signal Information and Processing, Department of Electronic Systems
Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, C2-209
15.08.2017 kl. 08.00 - 18.08.2017 kl. 18.00
From 15-18 August 2017, the 29th Congress of Nordic Historians will take place at Aalborg Congress & Culture Centre, Denmark. The main organisers are the Centre for History at the Department for Culture and Global Studies at Aalborg University, the Danish Historical Society and the Nordic Committee for Historians.
18.08.2017 kl. 13.00 - 16.00
Klinisk Institut, Aalborg Universitet og Aalborg Universitetshospital har den glæde at invitere til ph.d.-forsvar ved læge Lasse Jørgensen Cehofski, Øjenafdelingen, Aalborg Universitetshospital, som forsvarer ph.d.-afhandlingen: The Retinal Protein Profile in Experimental Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion - Interventions With an Intravitreal Anti-VEGF Agent and a Corticosteroid Implant
18.08.2017 kl. 13.00 - 16.00
Anitha Asamoah, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, will defend her thesis on "Assessment of the Contamination Level of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Breast Milk of Ghanaian Women from a Polluted Area in Accra"
18.08.2017 kl. 13.00 - 16.00
18.08.2017 kl. 13.00 - 17.00
Maciej Plocharski will defend his ph.d. thesis: "Sulcal Morphology Analysis from MRI Data for Classification of Alzheimer’s Disease"
20.08.2017 kl. 18.00 - 22.08.2017 kl. 16.00
These are extraordinary times. Unprecedented and sustained tourism growth has transformed many cities across Europe while rural and regional areas remain unsure how they can better leverage the massive growth at their doorstep. The tourism industry is undergoing restructuring, new stakeholders are emerging, landscapes of power are shifting, and lines of responsibilities are being redrawn.
21.08.2017 kl. 13.00 - 16.00
21.08.2017 kl. 13.00 - 17.00
Steffan Wittrup Christensen will defend his Ph.D. thesis on "Neck pain – Sensory and motor effects during shoulder movements"
22.08.2017 kl. 08.00 - 24.08.2017 kl. 16.00
For the first time the Nordic Laser Materials Processing Conference is to be held in Aalborg and it is a great pleasure to invite laser scientists and industrial representatives to the 16th NOLAMP conference. We will do our best to make it an inspiring conference for researchers, industry and product developers and manufactures in the laser community.
22.08.2017 kl. 13.00 - 16.00
Farshad Badie will defend his thesis "A Theoretical Model for Meaning Construction through Constructivist Concept Learning - A Conceptual, Terminological, Logical and Semantic Study within Human-Human-Machine Interaction".
23.08.2017 kl. 09.00 - 24.08.2017 kl. 16.00
This PhD course is scheduled to follow up on the two day Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) Conference “Building our stories: Co-creating tourism futures in research and practice” (20-22 August 2017).
23.08.2017 kl. 10.00 - 15.00
Invitation to a research symposium on "Knees in the Balance - New Results in Knee Osteoarthritis Research"
24.08.2017 kl. 17.00 - 19.00
Hvordan kan ÆSTETISKE LÆREPROCESSER og KUNSTINTEGRERENDE PÆDAGOGIK åbne for nye måder at lære på? Mød kreativitetsforsker Julie Borup Jensen, der sammen med praktikere vil præsentere nye måder at lære på.
28.08.2017 kl. 09.00 - 29.08.2017 kl. 16.30
På Aalborg Universitet holdes hvert år sidst i august konferencen Trafikdage hvor 300 deltagere præsenterer forskningsresultater, analyser samt praktiske erfaringer fra transportsektoren. Deltagerne er både forskere & praktikere, men også politikere og presse – fordi det er vigtigt at understøtte dialog og udbygge netværk.
28.08.2017 kl. 13.00 - 16.00
Title of the thesis: Dwelling in Mundane Mobility: Caravanning in Denmark.