Presentations

Into the Depths : Recent and Future directions for Spatial and Collaborative Reinforcement Learning, at National Research Council, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Friday, July 27, 2018:
On July 27, 2018 I visited the National Research Council labs in Ottawa to chat with Isaac Tamblyn about physics, machine learning, reinforcement learning and quantum computing. This presentation I gave highlights the place of Reinforement Learning in the modern AI research landscape and connects some related work on modelling of combustion and forest fire spread. Read more about Into the Depths : Recent and Future directions for Spatial and Collaborative Reinforcement Learning
Using Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning to Tame Spatially Spreading Processes Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) allow us to learn predictive models and control policies for larger, more complex systems than ever before. However, some important real world domains such as forest wildfire spread, flooding​ and medical imaging present a particular challenge. They contain spatially spreading processes(SSP) where some local features change over time based on proximity in space. This talk will present new approaches to​ learning for SSPs using Deep Learning and Reinforcement...

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BIRC Workshop On Deep Learning In Medicine, at University Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada, Monday, August 28, 2017:

This all-day workshop brough together researchers, students and medical professionals from medical imaging, image processing and machine learning to discuss what the new class of machine learning algorithms known collectively as Deep Learning are, how they are and could be used for medicine and what the impacts for medicine as a whole are of this technology. The workshop was hosted by the Biomedical Imaging Research Centre (BIRC) at the University of Western Ontario. I gave an introductory...

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Big Metadata : Machine Learning on Encrypted Communications, at San Francisco, USA, Friday, February 17, 2017:

This talk presented the results of the NRC-IRAP/OCE-VIP funded industry collaboration with ISG Inc. It was a highlighted talk in the program and part of a very well attended stream on the growing importance of applying machine learning to security problems.

Presented by Jennifer Fernick and Mark Crowley at RSA Conference 2017.

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