Tuesday August 14th
Wednesday August 15th
The main conference is held at Catalina Casino.
8:409:30  
8:309:15  Breakfast 
9:159:30  Opening Remarks 
9:3010:30  Session 1  Bandits, sequential decision theory (Chair: Ron Parr) 
161  PACBayesian Inequalities for Martingales
Y. Seldin, F. Laviolette, N. CesaBianchi, J. ShaweTaylor, P. Auer 

123  Selecting Computations: Theory and Applications
N. Hay, S. E. Shimony, D. Tolpin, S. Russell 

262  Dynamic Teaching in Sequential Decision Making Environments
T. Walsh, S. Goschin 
10:3011:00  Coffee 
11:0012:00  Session 2  Approximate Inference (Chair: David Sontag) 
213  OptimallyWeighted Herding is Bayesian Quadrature
F. Huszar, D. Duvenaud 

271  Exploiting compositionality to explore a large space of model structures
R. Grosse, R. Salakhutdinov, W. Freeman, J. Tenenbaum 

11  Exploiting Unifrom Assignments in FirstOrder MPE
U. Apsel, R. Brafman 
12:001:30  Lunch 
1:302:30  Invited talk  Bill Macready 
2:303:10  Session 3  Ranking and optimization (Chair: Lihong Li) 
44  Latent Structured Ranking
J. Weston, J. Blitzer 

282  NonConvex Rank Minimization via an Empirical Bayesian Approach
D. Wipf 
3:103:30  Poster spotlights 
3:305:30  Posters 
Thursday August 16th
The main conference is held at Catalina Casino.
7:458:30  Breakfast 
8:309:30  Invited talk  Pedro Felzenszwalb 
9:3010:30  Session 1  Applications (Chair: Ben Taskar) 
102  Video In Sentences Out
A. Barbu, A. Bridge, Z. Burchill, D. Coroian, S. Dickinson, S. Fidler, A. Michaux, S. Mussman, S. Narayanaswamy, D. Salvi, L. Schmidt, J. Shangguan, J. Siskind, J. Waggoner, S. Wang, Y. Yin, Z. Zhang 

61  Graphicalmodel Based Multiple Testing under Dependence, with Applications to Genomewide Association Studies
J. Liu, C. Zhang, C. McCarty, P. Peissig, E. Burnside, D. Page 

146  Toward LargeScale Agent Guidance in an Urban Taxi Service
L. Agussurja, H. C. Lau 
10:3011:00  Coffee 
11:0012:00  Session 2  RL, decision theory (Chair: Nevin Zhang) 
269  Value Function Approximation in Noisy Environments using Locally Smoothed Regularized Approximate Linear Programs
G. Taylor, R. Parr 

193  Active Imitation Learning via Reduction
K. Judah, A. Fern, T. Dietterich 

163  Belief Propagation for Structured Decision Making
Q. Liu, A. Ihler 
12:0012:45  Business meeting 
12:001:45  Lunch 
1:452:30  Summary of the Pascal approximate inference competition 
2:303:10  Session 3  Approximate Inference (Chair: Emily Fox) 
83  An Efficient MessagePassing Algorithm for the MBest MAP Problem
D. Batra 

160  Uniform Solution Sampling Using a Constraint Solver As an Oracle
S. Ermon, C. Gomes, B. Selman 
3:103:30  Poster spotlights 
3:305:30  Posters 
6:0010:00  Banquet at the Casino Ballroom (moved from the Descanso Beach club) 
Friday August 17th
The main conference is held at Catalina Casino.
7:458:30  Breakfast 
8:309:30  Invited talk  Alex Gray 
9:3010:30  Session 1  Optimization and learning (Chair: Brian Milch) 
231  Hokusai  Sketching Streams in Real Time
S. Matusevych, A. Smola, A. Ahmed 

126  New Advances and Theoretical Insights into EDML
K. Refaat, A. Choi, A. Darwiche 

298  Algorithms for Approximate Minimization of the Difference Between Submodular Functions, with Applications
R. Iyer, J. Bilmes 
10:3011:00  Coffee 
11:0012:00  Session 2  Game theory (Chair: Alex Smola) 
72  SelfConfirming Price Prediction Strategies for Simultaneous OneShot Auctions
M. Wellman, E. Sodomka, A. Greenwald 

246  Designing Informative Securities
Y. Chen, M. Ruberry, J. W. Vaughan 

80  Probability and Asset Updating using Bayesian Networks for Combinatorial Prediction Markets
W. Sun, R. Hanson, C. Twardy, K. Laskey 
12:001:30  Lunch 
1:301:50  Recognition of Judea Pearl's Turing Award (various speakers) 
1:502:30  Invited talk  Judea Pearl 
2:303:10  Session 3  Causality (Chair: Ricardo Silva) 
162  Causal Discovery of Linear Cyclic Models from Multiple Experimental Data Sets with Overlapping Variables
A. Hyttinen, F. Eberhardt, P. Hoyer 

234  A Bayesian Approach to Constraint Based Causal Inference
T. Claassen, T. Heskes 
3:103:30  Poster spotlights 
3:305:30  Posters 
Saturday August 18th
Poster Spotlights
Wednesday:
254  Sampleefficient Nonstationary Policy Evaluation for Contextual Bandits
M. Dudik, J. Langford, L. Li, D. Erhan 

253  Deterministic MDPs with Adversarial Rewards and Bandit Feedback
O. Dekel, A. Tewari, R. Arora 

211  Response Aware ModelBased Collaborative Filtering
G. Ling, H. Yang, M. Lyu, I. King 

208  Uncertain Congestion Games with Assorted Human Agent Populations
A. Ahmed, P. Varakantham, S. Cheng 

57  Markov Chains on Orbits of Permutation Groups
M. Niepert 

73  Weighted Sets of Probabilities and Minimax Weighted Expected Regret : New Approaches for Representing Uncertainty and Making Decisions
J. Halpern, S. Leung 
Thursday:
302  Joingraph based costshifting schemes
A. Ihler, N. Flerova, L. Otten, R. Dechter 

280  Efficiently Searching for Frustrated Cycles in MAP Inference
D. Sontag, D. K. Choe, Y. Li 

247  A ClusterCumulant Expansion at the Fixed Points of Belief Propagation
M. Welling, A. Gelfand, A. Ihler 

97  Variational DualTree Framework for LargeScale Transition Matrix Approximation
S. Amizadeh, B. Thiesson, M. Hauskrecht 

9  A Slice Sampler for Restricted Hierarchical Beta Process with Applications to Shared Subspace Learning
S. Gupta, D. Phung, S. Venkatesh 

94  Generalized Belief Propagation on Tree Robust Structured Region Graphs
A. Gelfand, M. Welling 
Friday:
308  ClosedForm Learning of Markov Networks from Dependency Networks
D. Lowd 

292  A Spectral Algorithm for Latent Junction Trees
A. Parikh, L. Song, M. Ishteva, G. Teodoru, E. Xing 

290  Learning Mixtures of Submodular Shells with Application to Document Summarization
J. Bilmes, H. Lin 

272  Factorized multimodal topic model
S. Virtanen, Y. Jia, A. Klami, T. Darrell 

248  Nested Markov Properties for Acyclic Directed Mixed Graphs
T. Richardson, J. Robins, I. Shpitser 

242  Latent Dirichlet Allocation Uncovers Spectral Characteristics of Drought Stressed Plants
M. Wahabzada, K. Kersting, C. Bauckhage, C. Rmer, A. Ballvora, F. Pinto, U. Rascher, J. Leon, L. Plmer 
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