The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Title: Lifting the curse of dimensionality with tensor methods: an introduction
Date: September 8, 2017 (Friday)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 n.n.
Venue: Room 121, 1/F, Ho Sin-hang Engineering Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T.
Speaker: Dr. Kim Batselier
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The University of Hong Kong



Engineers nowadays are experiencing a tsunami of data. Social networks, DNA sequencing, smartphone apps and video games are generating an increasing amount of data. With these evergrowing amounts of information comes the need for new computational tools to analyze, model and infer patterns. Tensor methods are a viable solution to tackle these problems. This talk aims at giving a brief introduction to tensors and tensor methods. The goal is not to discuss too many topics but rather to teach the attendant the necessary "tensor tools" upon which the methods are based. The talk is at an introductory level and some basic prior knowledge of linear algebra is required.



Kim Batselier graduated as an electrical engineer in 2005 from the University of Leuven, Belgium. He then started working at the private company BioRICS, where he developed algorithms for real-time modeling and monitoring of AC Milan football players during training at Milanello Sports Centre, Italy. In 2009, he went back to the electrical engineering department at the University of Leuven to pursue a PhD degree, which he obtained in 2013. During his PhD he developed a numerical linear algebra framework to solve problems on multivariate polynomials, with applications in bioinformatics, image processing and system identification. He has been a post-doctoral research fellow at The University of Hong Kong in the EEE department since 2013.


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