Theoretical and Applied Data Science Lunch-n-Learn: TRIPODS Spring Semester Kickoff with Sparse Approximations for Time-Series Networks by Chris Quinn

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Presenter: Christopher Quinn

Chris Quinn

https://www.cs.iastate.edu/people/christopher-quinn

Title: Sparse Approximations for Time-Series Networks

Abstract: In many real-world networks, such as the human brain, online social networks, and gene regulatory networks, different agents/entities interact with others over time.  This talk will discuss methods to infer and approximate the network topology, that is to identify which agents are interacting with which other agents, without specific distributional assumptions.  

Bio: Chris Quinn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science.  He received his PhD from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UIUC.  He started at Purdue University in Industrial Engineering and recently joined Iowa State.  He is broadly interested in machine learning, information theory, and network science with applications in neuroscience, social networks, and biomedical science.

After the presentation, there will be a short time for discussion and questions afterwards.