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SCIEN presents "Label-free optical imaging of living biological systems"

Topic: 
Label-free optical imaging of living biological systems
Abstract / Description: 

Label-free optical imaging of living biological systems offers rich information that can be of immense value for a variety of biomedical tasks. Despite the exceptional theoretical potential, current label-free microscopy platforms are challenging for real-world clinical and biological applications. The major obstacles include the lack of flexible laser sources, limited contrast, and the challenge of acquiring and interpreting the high-dimensional dataset.

In this talk, I will present new optical imaging platforms and methodologies that will address these challenges. By generating and tailoring coherent supercontinuum from photonic crystal fibers, simultaneous metabolic and structural imaging can be achieved without aids of stains, enabling perturbation-free exploration of living systems. These capabilities further motivate development of analytical tools for image-based segmentation and diagnosis, showing broad potential of this label-free imaging technology in discovering new metabolic biomarkers and enabling real-time point-of-procedure applications.


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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 4:30pm

US-Asia Technology presents "MUFG and Digital Transformation of Banking in Japan"

Topic: 
MUFG and Digital Transformation of Banking in Japan
Abstract / Description: 

Join us for a discussion about digital transformation trends among financial service providers in Japan. Our guest speaker will examine MUFG's approach and initiatives for digital transformation including process improvement, online / mobile shift, collaboration with digital platformers, and data-driven financial service.

Speaker: Mr. Michisuke Yamada, Head for Americas, Global Innovation Team, MUFG

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Digital Transformation Among New and Traditional Industries in Asia is a seminar series beginning Thursday, September 17, 2020 and continuing weekly until November 19, 2020 with a final series keynote by Mr. Thomas Siebel, CEO C3.ai. All seminars are open to the public and will be held online via Zoom, 4:30 PM -5:50 PM, with informal networking following until approximately 6:30 PM (PST).

More information on the seminar series

 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 4:30pm

Applied Physics/Physics colloquium present "Harnessing Data Revolution in Quantum Matter"

Topic: 
Harnessing Data Revolution in Quantum Matter
Abstract / Description: 

Our desire to better understand quantum emergence drove the community's efforts in improving computing power and experimental instrumentation dramatically. However, the resulting increase in volume and complexity of data present new challenges. I will discuss how these challenges can be embraced and turned into opportunities by employing principled machine learning approaches. The rigorous framework for scientific understanding physicists enjoy through our celebrated tradition requires any machine learning essential to interpret any machine learning. I will discuss our recent results using machine learning approaches designed to be interpretable from the outset. Specifically, I will present discovering order parameters and its fluctuations in voluminous X-ray diffraction data and discovering signature correlations in quantum gas microscopy data as concrete examples.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 4:30pm

IMPOSTOR SYNDROME: “Am I an impostor? And if so, so what?”

Topic: 
IMPOSTOR SYNDROME: “Am I an impostor? And if so, so what?”
Abstract / Description: 

Register in advance at:
vpge.stanford.edu/is1111

An estimated 70% of people experience impostor feelings at some point in their lives. It is widespread across academic campuses, and Stanford is no exception. A campus survey by Professor Margot Gerritsen showed that many students experience the feelings or fear of being a fake, of not having what it takes, the fear of disappointing advisors, of being "found out" to not be as smart as they were thought to be. She will share her findings and some personal experiences with the impostor syndrome, and discuss some ways to overcome it, or at least make steps toward it.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 2:30pm

Beyond IID 8

Topic: 
various (see below)
Abstract / Description: 

 

Description: The present workshop, the eighth in a series that started in 2013 in Cambridge, will bring together specialists and students of classical and quantum Shannon theory, of cryptography, mathematical physics, thermodynamics, etc., in the hope to foster collaboration in this exciting field of one-shot information theory and its applications. The plan is to have a modest number of talks over the course of the week. Participation is open to all.

Topics:

  • The topics covered under "Beyond IID" include but are not limited to the following:
  • Finite block length coding
  • Second, third and fourth order analysis
  • Strong converses
  • Quantum ​Shannon theory
  • Cryptography and quantum cryptography
  • New information tasks
  • One-shot information theory and unstructured channels
  • Information spectrum method
  • Entropy inequalities
  • Non-standard entropies (e.g. Rényi entropies, min-entropy, ...)
  • Matrix analysis
  • Thermodynamics
  • Resource theories of asymmetry
  • Generalized resource theories
  • Physics of information

 

"Beyond IID in Information Theory" started as a workshop in Cambridge, UK seven years ago, organized by Nilanjana Datta and Renato Renner as a forum for the growing interest in information theoretic problems and techniques beyond the strict asymptotic limit, and aimed at bringing together researchers from a range of different backgrounds, ranging from coding theory, Shannon theory in the finite block length regime, one-shot information theory, cryptography and quantum information, all the way to quantum thermodynamics and other resource theories.

Event program

Date and Time: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 7:30am to Friday, November 13, 2020 - 3:00pm

Real FLI Talk, #FirstGeninSTEM

Topic: 
Join, learn, connect and share your own experiences
Abstract / Description: 

Dear Students,

We hope this message finds you all safe, healthy, and well. In celebration of National First Gen Day and National STEM Day, we invite you to connect with current Stanford biomedical and engineering graduate students for "Real FLI Talk" conversations, on Monday, Nov. 9th at 3 PM.

This conversation will be student led, student run and student centered! We invite you to join, learn, connect and share your own experiences!

Come as you are! You are welcome to bring food, snacks, and join at any point during the conversation!
Be ready to connect with other #FirstGeninSTEM folx at Stanford, and from institutions across the country.

Date and Time: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Zoom Link: http://bit.ly/SUFirstGeninSTEM

Probability seminar presents "Gibbs measures and Glauber dynamics on trees"

Topic: 
Gibbs measures and Glauber dynamics on trees
Abstract / Description: 

The Ising model has two a priori different notions of equilibrium state: Gibbs states (which satisfy the DLR equations) and Glauber-invariant states (which are invariant under a natural dynamics). On the integer lattice these notions have long been known to be equivalent for shift-invariant states. Moreover, Holley showed in 1971 that any shift-invariant state converges weakly to the set of Gibbs states when evolved under Glauber dynamics. I will show how these results can be extended to infinite regular trees by defining a new notion of free energy density in the framework of sofic entropy theory.

Date and Time: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Zoom ID 970 0451 1523 (+password)

ISL Colloquium presents "Learning Convolutions from Scratch"

Topic: 
Learning Convolutions from Scratch
Abstract / Description: 

Convolution is one of the most essential components of architectures used in computer vision. As machine learning moves towards reducing the expert bias and learning it from data, a natural next step seems to be learning convolution-like structures from scratch. This, however, has proven elusive. For example, current state-of-the-art architecture search algorithms use convolution as one of the existing modules rather than learning it from data. In an attempt to understand the inductive bias that gives rise to convolutions, we investigate minimum description length as a guiding principle and show that in some settings, it can indeed be indicative of the performance of architectures. To find architectures with small description length, we propose β-LASSO, a simple variant of LASSO algorithm that, when applied on fully-connected networks for image classification tasks, learns architectures with local connections and achieves state-of-the-art accuracies for training fully-connected nets on CIFAR-10 (85.19%), CIFAR-100 (59.56%) and SVHN (94.07%) bridging the gap between fully-connected and convolutional nets.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Zoom registration required

US-Asia Technology Management Center presents "Taking the Cloud to Japan: Laggards and Lions of Japan's Digital Transformation"

Topic: 
Taking the Cloud to Japan: Laggards and Lions of Japan's Digital Transformation
Abstract / Description: 

Join us for a seminar discussing the trends, challenges, and outlook for Digital Transformation (DX) in Asia from the standpoint of providing storage solution services that enable digital transformation.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Zoom

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