Andrea Beltrama MindCORE Fellow University of Pennsylvania   When is the food simply delicious? Tackling the puzzle of emphatic exclusives   When occurring next to predicates located at the extreme of a scale, exclusive modifiers such as “just” and “simply” contribute an emphatic effect, intensifying the meaning of the utterance. I will refer to these […]

ILST seminar: Rushen Shi

October 8, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rushen Shi Université du Québec à Montréal   Grammatical Acquisition in the First Years of Life   How do children begin language acquisition? According to certain classic views, preverbal and early verbal infants lack grammatical knowledge. In this talk I will discuss empirical findings from my lab showing that infants start acquiring aspects of the […]

CNI seminar: Pratik Chaudhari

October 8, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Pratik Chaudhari Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering University of Pennsylvania   A picture of the energy landscape of deep neural networks   Deep networks are mysterious. These over-parametrized machine learning models, trained with rudimentary optimization algorithms on non-convex landscapes in millions of dimensions have defied attempts to put a sound theoretical footing beneath their […]