Jul 12, 2022
Deciphering Disease Mechanisms through Functional Genomics
-- Dr. Vijay Tiwari -- The Brain- a three-pound of flesh that resides in the skull- is undoubtedly the most complex thing of all objects in the universe. This complexity poses challenges to study the underlying mechanisms responsible for causing brain disorders. If applied well, the functional genomics toolbox can help in discerning the workings of this mysterious organ along with deciphering the genetic basis of brain disorders. Prof.

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Jun 6, 2022
Improving Sample Efficiency in Evolutionary RL using Off-policy Ranking
--Dr. Gugan Thoppe-- Reinforcement learning is a type of machine learning technique where the agent learns from the interactive environment by trial and error and has applications in sectors such as self-driving cars, marketing, robotics, gaming, manufacturing etc. However, at times it is difficult to apply reinforcement learning in situations where objective function features such as linearity, convexity or differentiability often are non-existent or difficult to detect. This is where Evolutionary strategy RL can help.

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Jun 6, 2022
VEST: Vulnerability Exploitation Scoring & Timing
--Dr. V.S. Subrahmanian-- Digitization has indeed made the world more connected! However, this connection comes together with the threat of public exposure and misuse of confidential and private information. India is also grappling with this threat and was one of the top three nations in Asia worst affected by the cyberattacks in the year 2021. The problem however isn’t restricted to India but is a challenge for countries across the globe.

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Apr 18, 2022
Generating tailored multimodal fragments from documents and Videos
--Dr. Balaji Vasan Srinivasan-- In today’s digital world, social media and websites have become an important tool for communication. As digital communication is becoming more and more important, companies are looking forward to increase their user engagement to advertise their products, agenda or to just spread knowledge. One of the ways to increase user engagement is to provide them with multimodal content which is a combination of two or more modes of communication such as text, image, video, audio etc.

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Apr 18, 2022
Scaling graph representation learning algorithms in an implementation agnostic fashion
--Prof. Srinivasan Parthasarathy-- A graph, which consists of nodes and edges, is a pictorial representation of the relationship between various objects. Analysis of graphs can help in inferring social, biological, road, finance and other networks as well. Prof. Srinivasan Parthasarathy who is Professor at Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering and Department of Biomedical Informatics at the Ohio State University and RBCDSAI Distinguished Fellow gave a talk on his research in the area of graph analysis through a talk titled “Scaling graph representation learning algorithms in an implementation agnostic fashion” which was organized as a part of Sixth RBCDSAI Latent View Colloquium on 23rd March 2022.

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Apr 11, 2022
Controllability of Functional Brain Networks
--Prof. Ramkrishna Pasumarthy-- The brain has undeniably been the most enigmatic organ of the human body. To further our understanding of this mysterious organ, a talk titled “Controllability of Functional Brain Networks” was organized on 2nd September 2021 as a part of the third AI impact seminar. The talk was delivered by Professor Ramkrishna Pasumarthy who is an Associate Professor at IIT Madras. Prof. Pasumarthy started the talk by saying that for a long time most brain modelling was questionnaire-based and only now the availability of huge amounts of FMRI data is driving advances in this field.

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Oct 28, 2021
Interpretable AI
--Prof. Cynthia Rudin-- For quite a long time, researchers and the public were thrilled by the wonders of machine learning. However, over the period of time, the community realized that the machine learning models aren’t a magic wand and they are as best as the data provided to them during the training and development stage. As the world started making decisions based on AI, there were soon conflicts between human and machine intelligence and therefore the need for explainability of black-box models become apparent.

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Sep 30, 2021
Machine Learning for Robot Locomotion: Grounded Learning and Adaptive Parameter Learning
--Dr.Peter Stone-- Robot locomotion continues to remain a challenging problem in spite of the advances in the field. To gain more insights on the topic, a talk on “Machine Learning for Robot Locomotion: Grounded Learning and Adaptive Parameter Learning” was organized as a part of the fourth latent colloquium on 30th September 2021. The talk was delivered by Prof. Peter Stone, who is the David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor and Associate Chair of Computer Science, as well as Director of Texas Robotics, at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Sep 20, 2021
SUTRA: Predicting COVID-19 peaks
--Prof. M. Vidyasagar, FRS-- COVID-19 pandemic is testing times for entire humanity and hopes are on science to provide predictions and solutions to wade through and curb this pandemic. Scientists across the world have joined forces and are trying to answer a variety of questions regarding the COVID-19 infection such as how does the infection spread?, how does the virus infect human cells? How can we stop the infection spread?

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Sep 15, 2021
Are DNA variants bugs or features?
--Dr. Yana Bromberg-- With high throughput sequencing technologies available, we can sequence a large number of genomes now and look at the variations in DNA sequences between various organisms and in a population. But how do we identify whether the changes in DNA sequence between two organisms do translate to functional changes or have no effect? This question was taken up for the Eighth IBSE Colloquium talk which was co-organized by RBCDSAI.
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Aug 12, 2021
AI Powered Automatic Medical Coding of Electronic Health Records
--Sudarsun Santhiappan Jeshuren Chelladurai-- Medical coding (codifying the medical records) has essentially remained a human powered job since its inception. BUDDI.AI aims to change that by partially automating the process using AI technology. To know more about BUDDI.AI, a talk on “AI Powered Automatic Medical Coding of Electronic Health Records'' was organized as a part of second RBCDSAI AImpact Seminar on 12th August 2021. The talk was delivered by Sudarsun Santhiappan (Co-founder of BUDDI.

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Jul 21, 2021
Data Commons (The open knowledge Repository)
--Dr. Ramanathan Guha-- A famous mathematician and a data scientist enthusiast, Clive Humby, once said that “Data is the new oil”. Indeed, data is valuable and an untapped resource! However, most of the data currently is in its raw format and can only become valuable once it is cleaned to be used for creating insights. To know how Data Commons is trying to achieve this aim, Dr. Ramanathan Guha, who is a Google Fellow, Vice President at Google and also leading the Data Commons project, was invited to deliver the third RBCDSAI Latent View Colloquium talk on “Data Commons (The open knowledge Repository)” on 21st July 2021.

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Jun 22, 2021
Coffee shop banter: Symbolic or Deep Learning? Promising directions of AI
Sparks flew when friends, Prof. Sriraam Natarajan, UT Dallas and Prof. Kristian Kersting, TU Darmstadt decided to get together over a cup of coffee and discuss on the topic “Symbolic or Deep Learning? Promising directions of AI”. The talk started with setting up the stage with “AI is changing the world and has a huge impact in economics, drug development, agriculture etc.” Kristian believes that AI should be an engine for innovation.

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Jan 21, 2021
Fireside chat: with RBCDSAI Distinguished Fellow Prof. Srinivasan Parthasarathy
Ethics in AI is one of the most discussed topics in recent times. Read about the fireside chat with Prof. Srinivasan Parthasarathy where he spoke about AI, Data Science, and Ethics. Get to know the various challenges and solutions embraced by different service providers to keep their clients safe and happy.

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