Rutgers University - Newark
Join us for the first talk in the IDSLA Speaker Series, featuring Yann Le Cun (Facebook & NYU) speaking about "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Deep Learning" on Friday, January 30th at 12:30PM. CLJ (123 Washington Street) Room 572
Dr. Patrick Shafto will speak on Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 1PM in Smith Hall room 371A. Since the 1950s, research in cognition has primarily focused on understanding learning as a problem of updating beliefs in light of data. Building off recent proposals in philosophy, cognitive development, and anthropology, Dr. Shafto will argue that this asocial approach has radically underestimated, and potentially fundamentally misattributed, the power of human learning. Using a combination of computational modeling and behavioral evidence, he will present three lines of argument in support of the social learning hypothesis.
Rutgers University - Newark (RU-N) seeks outstanding candidates to serve as Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Computer and Data Science, with a specific focus on computational methods in machine learning, or statistical modeling of complex data sets in the sciences, engineering, business, or medical fields. Recruitment is at the associate professor level; however, exceptional candidates qualifying for the full professor rank may be considered.
The Behavioral and Neural Sciences Graduate Program has organized a series of talks from local neuroscience- and cognitive-related labs. Now in its 2nd year, the goal is to promote interactions and collaborations among Newark-based investigators involved in various aspects of neuroscience, including cognition. Its first year was a resounding success, and we invite everyone who is interested to attend.