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(Hybrid Event)
16 December 2022, 9:00am – 5:30pm

In-person: Curie Room 1 & 2, 1 Fusionopolis Way, Connexis North Tower, Singapore 138632
Virtual: Zoom Session


Artificial intelligence is shaping the future of humanity across various industries. It is already the main driver of emerging technologies like big data, robotics and IoT, and will continue to act as a technological innovator for the foreseeable future. In this workshop, speakers from A*STAR’s Centre for Frontier AI Research (CFAR) and RIKEN Centre for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) will gather to share insights on Machine Learning and AI Technologies.


Time Programme
9:00am - 9:20am
Introduction of A*STAR-CFAR
Prof Ivor TSANG
Director, CFAR
9:20am - 9:40am
Introduction of RIKEN-AIP
Prof Masashi SUGIYAMA
Director, Riken Centre for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP)
Professor, Department of Complexity Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
9:40am - 10:00am Robust VisIntel: A Roadmap towards Robust Visual Intelligence
Dr Qing GUO
Scientist, CFAR
10:00am - 10:25am Applications of Adversarial Robustness
Dr Jingfeng ZHANG
Postdoctoral Researcher, Imperfect Information Learning Team
Riken Centre for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP)
10:25am – 10:55am Tea Break
10:55am – 11:15am Structured Feature Maps for Kernel Approximation
Dr Yueming LYU
Scientist, CFAR
11:15am - 11:40am Parameter Averaging for SGD Stabilises the Implicit Bias towards Flat Regions
Prof Atsushi NITANDA
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Visiting Scientist, Deep Learning Theory Team, Riken Centre for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP)      
11:40am – 12.00pm Fast and Robust Rank Aggregation Against Model Misspecification
Dr Yuangang PAN
Scientist, CFAR
12:00pm – 1:15pm Lunch Break
1:15pm – 1:40pm Efficient Machine Learning with Tensor Networks
Prof Qibin ZHAO
Team Leader, Tensor Learning Team, Riken Centre for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP)
1:40pm – 2:00pm Unsupervised Domain Adaptation for Action Recognition
Dr Ying SUN
Scientist, CFAR Joint Appointee
2:00pm – 2:25pm Geometry of Gaussian Measures and Gaussian Processes: From Information Geometry to Optimal Transport
Prof Minh HA QUANG
Unit Leader, Functional Analytic Learning Unit, Riken Centre for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP)
2:25pm – 2:45pm Algorithms for Source Free Domain Adaptation
Dr Chuansheng FOO
Senior Scientist, CFAR Joint Appointee
2:45pm – 3:15pm Tea Break
3:15pm – 3:40pm Eye Movement Abnormalities in Older Adults With and Without Mild Cognitive Impairment
Dr Alexandra WOLF
Special Postdoctoral Researcher, Cognitive Behavioral Assistive Technology Team, Riken Centre for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP)
3:40pm – 4:00pm Can Model Compression Really Save Energy?
Dr Joey ZHOU
Senior Scientist, CFAR
4:00pm – 4:25pm Addressing Practical Challenges from Medical to General Applications
Dr Lin GU
Research Scientist, Machine Intelligence for Medical Engineering Team, Riken Centre for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) 
4:25pm – 4:45pm Shape-Texture Debiased Continual Learning
Dr Zenglin SHI
Scientist, A*STAR
4:45pm – 5:05pm Learning Weisfeiler-Lehman Representations with Structure Enhanced Graph Neural Networks
Dr Tiantian HE
Scientist, CFAR
5:05pm – 5:25pm DaisyRec: Benchmarking Recommendation for Rigorous Evaluation
Dr Zhu SUN
Scientist, CFAR
5:25pm – 5:30pm Closing
Prof Yew Soon ONG
Chief Artificial Intelligence Scientist, A*STAR
President's Chair Professor of Computer Science, NTU Singapore