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Below is the list of speakers and the schedule of time slots. Click on any talk title to see an abstract for the talk.

The main events include a Distinguished Lecturer on Thursday afternoon; our Keynote speaker Thursday at 6:45 pm, followed by dinner reception and refreshments in the rotunda of the Mathematics building; and the Norbert Wiener Colloquium on Friday at 3:30 pm, followed by High Tea for all participants of the FFT. All talks will take place in 3206 Kirwan Hall.

NWC Distinguished Lecturer (Thursday Afternoon): Tomaso Poggio (Massachusetts Institute Of Technology)
A theoretical framework for deep learning

Keynote Address (Thursday Evening): Judy Green (Marymount University)
Crockett Johnson: From Cartoons in Black and White to Theorems in Color

Norbert Wiener Colloquium (Friday Afternoon): Piotr Indyk
Sparse Fourier Transforms

February 21
February 22
    Morning speakers   Morning speakers
9:30-10:00   Registration
9:00-9:30 Francisco Pereira (National Institute of Mental Health)
Revealing interpretable object representations from human behaviour

Dustin Mixon (Ohio State University)
SqueezeFit: Label-aware dimensionality reduction by semidefinite programming

9:45-10:15 Tom Goldstein (University of Maryland)
What it takes to fool a neural net: a mathematical perspective on adversarial examples
10:45-11:15   Jelani Nelson (Harvard University)
Sparse recovery, sampling, and dynamic data structures for graph problems
10:30-11:00 Paul Gader (University of Florida)
Inverse Problems for Nonlinear Spectral Unmixing
11:30-12:00   Jerry Kim (MITRE Corporation)
Applications for the Time Reversal Operator
11:15-11:45 Boris Mailhé (Siemens Healthineers)
A practical view of MR compressed sensing


  Break for lunch Break for lunch
    Afternoon speakers   Afternoon speakers
1:30-2:00   Songkiat Sumetkijakan (Chulalongkorn University)
Non-atomic doubly stochastic measures
1:30-2:00 Jason Yosinski (Uber AI Labs)
AI Neuroscience: can we understand the neural networks we train?
2:15-2:45   Namrata Vaswani (Iowa State University)
Phaseless PCA and Subspace Tracking
2:15-2:45 Somantika Datta (University of Idaho)
Equiangular frames, k-angle frames, and their duals


  Hrushikesh Mhaskar (Claremont Graduate University)
Machine learning meets super-resolution
3:00-3:30 Irina Mitrea (Temple University)
Fatou theorems and Poisson integral representation formulas for elliptic systems in the upper-half space
3:45-4:45   Norbert Wiener Center Distinguished Lecturer
Tomaso Poggio (Massachusetts Institute Of Technology)
A theoretical framework for deep learning

Norbert Wiener Colloquium
Piotr Indyk (Massachusetts Institute Of Technology)
Sparse Fourier Transforms
(The Norbert Wiener Colloquium will be followed by High Tea)

4:45-6:00   Student and Postdoc poster session
(Prizes to be awarded!)
    Thursday Evening Program    
6:15   Introductory remarks by Scott Wolpert and Norbert Wiener Center Director, John J. Benedetto    
6:40   Keynote Speaker
Judy Green (Marymount University)
Crockett Johnson: From Cartoons in Black and White to Theorems in Color

7:30   Social, Light Dinner*, Refreshments    
  *Please note that there will be a charge for dinner this year. See registration for details.    

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