In July 2018, Hady traveled to Stockholm, Sweden for the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI).  Here, he recounts his experience from the trip.   IJCAI-18 was probably the largest academic conference I ever participated in so far, with 2500 registered attendees.  This was 20% larger than the 2017 conference.  This pronounced growth and […]

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Our appreciation to KDD.SG (Singapore Chapter of SIGKDD) and DSSG (DataScience Singapore) for jointly organizing and inviting us to deliver a public tutorial on June 9.  Tuan and Hady delivered a tutorial on image classification using convolutional neural networks, focusing on two applications, namely: face emotion recognition and visual sentiment analysis. For those who missed […]

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We are grateful to SDSC (Singapore Data Science Consortium and DSSG (DataScience Singapore) for organizing the June 7 meetup, and to the hundred attendees who gave us an opportunity to share some of our recent work. After opening remarks by Caroline from SDSC, Hady gave the first technical talk titled “Modeling Preferences from Multi-Modal Data: […]

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Braving the depths of winter, Hady and Maksim visited Russia in late February to early March, when the temperature stayed below zero throughout.  Parks were seas of white, yet rivers were solid ground.   Plodding wearily on icy sidewalks and snow-banked curbs, as well as zipping cheerily around town on Yandex Taxi, we visited a […]

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