Insight / Maynooth University Research Event

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 13:00 to 16:00
Hamilton Institute Seminar room (317), 3rd floor Eolas Building, North Campus

This event will provide an introduction to the Insight Research Centre to researchers at Maynooth University. Attendees will have the chance to hear about the types of research conducted by the Insight Centre, and to learn how they might get involved or obtain funding for their own research.

Registration essential for catering purposes

1pm Arrival for lunch/coffee
1:50 Welcome - Andrew Parnell (Interim Director of the Hamilton Institute, Maynooth University)
2:00 Introduction to Insight - Noel O'Connor (Insight CEO) / Donnacha O'Driscoll (Insight General Manager)
2:30 Research talk 1: Georgiana Ifrim (Insight UCD), Title: "Time Series Classification: Tradeoffs between Accuracy, Efficiency and Explanation"

Abstract: In this talk I will give an overview of time series classification,
what is it, why is it important and why is it challenging? I will present some interesting applications as well as a summary of current state-of-the-art algorithms for time series classification. I will   discuss these contributions through the lens of advances in classification accuracy,
but also focus on aspects to do with the efficiency at training and prediction time, as well as explanations of the classifier's decisions. Finally, I will present some ideas developed in my group around symbolic representations of time series, multiple representation learning and linear classifiers.

Bio: Dr. Georgiana Ifrim is an Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science, UCD, co-lead of the SFI Centre for Research Training in Machine Learning (ML-Labs)
and SFI Funded Investigator with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics and VistaMilk SFI Centre.  Dr Ifrim holds a PhD and MSc in Machine Learning, from Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany, and a BSc in Computer Science, from University of Bucharest, Romania.  Her research focuses on effective approaches for large scale sequence learning,
time series classification and text mining.  She has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles in top ranked international journals and conferences and holds senior positions in the program committees for IJCAI, AAAI and ECML-PKDD, as well as being a member of the editorial board of the Machine Learning Journal, Springer.

3:15 Research talk 2: Tomas Ward (Insight DCU)
4:00 Coffee and Networking
5:00 Close