September 3, 2009

Fall 2009 Organization

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Please fill out this poll as soon as you roughly know your schedule: (ignore the calendar dates).

Remember, only mark red=do not have time if it is absolutely a conflict you can’t change, like a class.  Otherwise mark less desirable choices with yellow=could make time if absolutely necessary.

The time for the meetings for the rest of fall semester will be Friday, 12-2pm.

To summarize the end of our last meeting, we’ve decided to search through relevant conferences (NIPS, ICML, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, BMVC) for best papers, orals, or tutorials which we would like to cover over the fall.  For individual papers, we would first spend a few meetings covering the fundamental theory necessary to understand the papers as preparation.

One possible fall back if this doesn’t work out is to cover convex optimization.

Post ideas and links in the comments.

One thing to keep in mind is that, if we feel like the min(two hours reading), two hour meeting format doesn’t leave enough time to prepare each week, we can move to a min(three hours reading), one hour meeting format, where, as Moe emphasized in the last meeting, two/three hours reading doesn’t need to mean read exclusively on your own.  Discussions with others in advance of the meeting is encouraged.


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