Reading Group

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Behavior Analysis Research and Computing 
Meeting Time: Fridays 3:00 - 4:30pm at TSRB 222/223

(Depending on Availability)

We hope to discuss methods and questions from animal behavior research in the light of modern data analysis and pattern recognition methods. Therefore, we aim to read two papers a week, one from animal behavior research and a paper you think is related from the field of pattern recognition and probabilistic modeling. For example we find a paper describing the vocal communication of wild prairie dogs and a paper on probabilistic analysis of communication structure. Again, the two papers should be related.






Discussion Leader

Pattern Recognition
Article

Behavior Article

Date

Topic

Daniel

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9/12/2014

Kickoff meeting

Daniel

Latent Dirichlet Allocations

Dolphin Vocalizations

9/19/2014

Topic Modeling for Behavior indexing and retrieval

Giancarlo

A tutorial on hidden Markov models and Selected Applications in Speech Recognition

Canine Vocalizations

9/26/2014

Analysis of continuous audio signals.

Brian

An input output HMM architecture.

Agent-based model of collective nest choice by the ant Temnothorax curvispinosus

10/03/2014

Ants and HMMs

Bonus:
"Learning executable models of multiagent behavior from live animal observation."

     

Fall Break

Friday

 

Ryan

Multi-way Signal Processing

(Cichocki 2008)

EEG on Canis Familiaris (Howell 2011)

10/17/2014

EEG on Dogs

Celeste

Reinforcement
Learning

Flexibility and Tool Use

10/31/2014

Crows, Corvids
​Bonus:
Feathered apes
Social Play

 

 

Joan

Vocal Signature

Orbital Frontal Cortex Ablations of Rock Squirrels

11/7/2014

Squirrels

Links to frequently referenced articles:

http://norvig.com/chomsky.html

Modeling:

  1. Knowledge Discovery in Data Bases

  2. Journal of Machine Learning Research

  3. International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing

  4. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

  5. ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE!

  6. Association for Computational Linguistics

Animal Behavior:

  1. International Journal of Comparative Psychology

  2. Animal Cognition Journal

  3. Animal Behavior Journal

  4. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology