Mathematics of Knowledge and Search Engines: Tutorials

September 11 - 20, 2007

Schedule


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

9:00 - 10:00
Kendall Giles (Johns Hopkins University)

Basics of PageRank algorithm
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
PDF Presentation

10:30 - 11:30
Kendall Giles (Johns Hopkins University)

Basics of knowledge discovery engines
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
PDF Presentation

2:00 - 3:00
Petros Drineas (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Information retrieval and data mining: A linear algebraic perspective
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PowerPoint File)

3:30 - 4:30
Petros Drineas (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Information retrieval and data mining: A linear algebraic perspective
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PowerPoint File)


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

9:00 - 10:00
Yuval Rabani (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)

Metric Geometry and Combinatorial Data Analysis
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)

10:30 - 11:30
Yuval Rabani (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)

Metric Geometry and Combinatorial Data Analysis
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)

1:00 - 2:30
Rafail Ostrovsky (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA))

Nearest neighbor search and clustering methods
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)

3:00 - 4:00
Peter Jones (Yale University)

Hierarchical structures in data sets, local coordinate systems and eigenfunctions of Laplace-type operators

4:30 - 5:30
Peter Jones (Yale University)

Hierarchical structures in data sets, local coordinate systems and eigenfunctions of Laplace-type operators


Thursday, September 13, 2007

9:00 - 10:00
Yannet Interian (University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley))

Introduction to structure of information networks
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
PDF Presentation

10:30 - 11:30
Yannet Interian (University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley))

Introduction to structure of information networks
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
PDF Presentation

2:00 - 3:00
Shivkumar Chandrasekaran (University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara))

Fast algorithms for inverting the FMM
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
PDF Presentation

3:30 - 4:30
Zhenyu (Victor) Liu (Google)

Metasearch
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PowerPoint File)


Friday, September 14, 2007

9:00 - 10:00
Uri Schonfeld (Shuri)

Web crawling
Presentation (PowerPoint File)

10:30 - 11:30
Yann LeCun (New York University)

Similarity measures, Knowledge building
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)

1:00 - 2:00
Yann LeCun (New York University)

Similarity measures, Knowledge building
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)

2:30 - 3:30
4:00 - 5:00
Mark Tygert (Yale University)

Randomized algorithms in numerical linear algebra 2
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
PDF Presentation


Monday, September 17, 2007

9:00 - 10:00
Edo Liberty (Yale University)

Fast dimension reduction

10:30 - 11:30
Per-Gunnar Martinsson (Yale University)

Randomized methods to construct low-rank approximations to matrices
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
PDF Presentation

2:00 - 3:00
James Bremer (Yale University)

Reordering of matrices, Group classification by answers to questionnaires
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)

3:30 - 4:30
James Bremer (Yale University)

Reordering of matrices, Group classification by answers to questionnaires
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

9:00 - 10:00
Inderjit Dhillon (University of Texas at Austin)

Cluster analysis/clustering

10:30 - 11:30
Inderjit Dhillon (University of Texas at Austin)

Cluster analysis/clustering
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)

1:00 - 2:30
Yair Bartal (Hebrew University)

Search trees and metric embeddings, Fast access to data/storage, to be confirmed
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PowerPoint File)

3:00 - 4:00
Yosi Keller (Bar-Ilan University)

Pattern recognition of high-dimensional data in diffusion spaces, Graph similarity as a tool for object recognition and high-dimensional pattern recognition
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
PDF Presentation

4:30 - 5:30
Yosi Keller (Bar-Ilan University)

Pattern recognition of high-dimensional data in diffusion spaces, Graph similarity as a tool for object recognition and high-dimensional pattern recognition
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
PDF Presentation


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

9:00 - 10:00
10:30 - 11:30
2:00 - 3:00
Arthur Szlam (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA))

Geometric harmonics and image analysis
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)

3:30 - 4:30
Raanan Schul (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA))

Curvature and spanning trees in metric spaces
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
PDF Presentation


Thursday, September 20, 2007

9:00 - 10:00
Ran El-Yaniv (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)

Text categorization

10:30 - 11:30
Ran El-Yaniv (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)

Text categorization

1:00 - 2:00
Johan Walden (University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley))

Questions and issues in economics and finance related to search engines
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)