We meet regularly to discuss and exchange ideas and help each other understand and organize our research goals. Our seminar takes usually place every Friday at 2.15pm. Regarding organizational issues please contact Frank. Please add interesting topics to the list below.
Date  Title  Lecturer 
Belief Propagation 
Julien  
20th July 2018 
Finding Modes in Gaussian Mixtures/ Coupon Collector  Christoph 
13th July 2018 
Requirements for consistent recovery of Sparse + LowRank Models (Probevortrag) 
Frank 
6th July 2018 
Strategy Workshop 
all 
29th June 2018 
Tensor Visualization  Ferdinand 
22th June 2018 
Theoretische Informatik Seminar  MA/INFVorträge 
15th June 2018 
Theoretische Informatik Seminar 
LAVorträge 
1st June 2018 
Einführung in Statistische Lerntheorie 
Jochen 
25th May 2018 
Estimation of sparse + lowrank CG models (pairwise)  Frank 
18th May 2018 
Jupyter Notebook (Tutorial File kann angefragt werden) 
Julien 
4th May 2018 
Promotionsverteidigung Lars Kühne 
Lars 
27th April 2018 
Junction Tree 
Julien 
20th April 2018 
Estimation of the conditional independence graph (for pairwise CG models) 
Frank 
30th June 2017 
Visualization 
Philipp 
23rd June 2017 
Embedding Seminar 

16th June 2017 
Tensor math 
Jochen 
19th May 2017 
MatrixCalculus 
Sören 
12th May 2017 
Vectorization of mathematical problems 
Julien 
5th May 2017 
Independence in graphical models 
Philipp 
28th Apr 2017 
Universal consistency 
Frank 
21th Apr 2017 
Fast inverse square root 
Lars 
10th Feb 2017 
Topics in chess programming  Philipp Reichhardt 
3rd Feb 2017 
Workshop  Sören/ Jochen 
27th Jan 2017 
Registrierung von Gehirnscans  Daniel Güllmar 
13th Jan 2017 
Approximationsalgorithmen für 'Connected Dominating Set' 
Frank Sommer 
9th Dec 2016 
Matrix calculus in GENO 
Sören 
2nd Dec 2016 
Benson's Algorithmus  Christopher 
25th Nov 2016  A Visual Interface to Multivariate Distributions  Philipp 
18th Nov 2016  Copula Models 
Frank 
11th Nov 2016  Interactively creating datadriven surrogate models for geochemical simulations  Janis Jatnieks 
28th Oct 2016  Modelling of Multivariate Distribution Functions  Frank 
8th July 2016  Idiomatic Python [video]  Raymond Hettinger 
1st July 2016  Toward a scientific method for the development of Visual Analytics approaches  Mike Sips 
24th Jun 2016  Smallest Enclosing Ball  Paul Lucas Grüner 
17th June 2016  Topologisches Sortieren  Jenny 
10th June 2016  MinCutAlgorithmus von Stoer & Wagner  Agnes Schubert 
3th June 2016  3 months as HiWi :)  Matthias 
27th May 2016  Video about word2vec   
20h May 2016  Textklassifikation  Jochen 
13th May 2016  Projection Methods  Christopher 
22nd April 2016  ADMM  Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers (Teil 2)  Sören 
15th April 2016  ADMM  Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers (Teil 1)  Sören 
4th March 2016  Deep Learning Tutorial NIPS [video] Teil 2  from Microsoft Research 
26th February 2016  Deep Learning Tutorial NIPS [video] Teil 1  from Microsoft Research 
12th February 2016  Sparse linear algebra and graphs workshop  Sören, Lars, Jochen 
5th February 2016  A Simple MinCut Algorithm  Hannah Steil 
29th January 2016  Talk "All your tests are terrible" [video]  from Google 
22th January 2016  SqlBlas / AutoBlas  Lars 
15th January 2016  Interactive Visualization for the Web  Philipp 
8th January 2016  2. Teil: Talk "All your tests are terrible" [video]  from Google 
15th December 2015  Feature Extraction Pipeline  Sylvia Possenau 
4th December 2015  Matrix Completion  Christopher 
27th November 2015  TensorFlow [video]  by Jeff Dean 
20th November 2015  Konvexitätstests  Peter Conrad 
30th/31st October 2015  Workshop AutoML  Jochen, Soeren & guests 
28th August 2015  Efficiency with Algorithms, Performance with Data Structures. CppCon 2014. [video]  by Chandler Carruth 
24th August 2015  Fieldtesting ADMM parallelization  Frank 
21st August 2015  Efficiency with Algorithms, Performance with Data Structures. CppCon 2014. [video]  by Chandler Carruth 
7th August 2015  Visual Analytics for Big Data  Klaus Müller 
24th July 2015  Emerging Systems for LargeScale Machine Learning. ICML 2014 Tutorials. [video]  by Joseph Gonzalez 
17th July 2015  Euclidean Algorithm  Huong Hoang An 
3rd July 2015  Emerging Systems for LargeScale Machine Learning. ICML 2014 Tutorials. [video]  by Joseph Gonzalez 
26th June 2015  IPS algorithm  Jochen 
19th June 2015  Lowrank optimization  Soeren 
12th June 2015  Code review. Working with trees.  Jens 
5th June 2015  Highdimensional Visual Analytics  Shenghui 
29th May 2015  Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers. NIPS Workshop 2011 [video]  by Stephen P. Boyd 
22nd May 2015  Engineering a matrixmatrix product  Lars 
8th May 2015  Tools for Data Enthusiasts. [video]  Pat Hanrahan 
30th April 2015  ACM Tech Talk  by Michael Stonebreaker 
24th April 2015  Python Interface  Frank 
17th April 2015  Augmented Lagrangian  Soeren 
10th April 2015  Visual Query Languages A Visual Interface to Multivariate Distributions  Philipp 
20th March 2015  Factorizing Probability Densities  Jochen 
13th March 2015  Optimization Algorithms and Lower Bounds  Soeren 
6th March 2015  Writing Robust Code. Meeting C++ 2014 [video]  by David Stone 
27th February 2015  The Grammar of Graphics  Philipp 
Possible future topics:
Please add interesting topics to the list above yourself or tell me.