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The Data Mining Iowa Group (DMIG) is an academic space for presenting, discussing, and improving cutting-edge research projects conducted by members and/or by leading experts in Data Mining, Information Systems, and Business Analytics. The research group is hosted by the Business Analytics Department and welcomes participation from students and faculty across the university.

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Spring 2022 Seminars

Jan 21
12:30–2:00 p.m.

Welcome/Logistics
Jan 28
12:30–2:00 p.m.

Sadjad Anzabi Zadeh
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Optimal Warfarin Dosing Using Deep Reinforcement Learning

Feb 4
1:00–2:30 p.m.
Ronilo Ragodos
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Interpretable Image Recognition with Hierarchical Prototypes
Feb 11
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Maryam Rahmani Moghaddam
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Multimodal Language Analysis in the Wild: CMU-MOSEI Dataset and Interpretable Dynamic Fusion Graph
Feb 18
1:00–2:30 p.m.
Alaa AlBashayreh
Nursing
TOPIC: Mining Fall-related Information in Clinical Notes: Comparison of Rule-based and Novel Word Embedding-based Machine Learning Approaches
Feb 25
12:30–2:00 p.m.

Xiangyu Wang
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Predicting Users' Continued Engagement in Online Health Communities from the Quantity and Quality of Received Support.

Mar 4
1:00–2:30 p.m.
Naveen Ramaraju
Business Analytics
TOPIC: How Well do Feature Visualizations Support Causal Understanding of CNN Activations?
Mar 11
12:30–2:00 p.m.

Yichen Ding
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Anticipative Video Transformer

Mar 18
 

Spring Break

Mar 25
12:30–1:30 p.m.
Bang An
Business Analytics
TOPIC: A Hierarchical Approach to Multi-Event Survival Analysis
Apr 1
1:30-–3:00 p.m.
Sulyun Lee
Informatics
TOPIC: dyngraph2vec: Capturing Network Dynamics Using Dynamic Graph Representation Learning
Apr 8
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Junho Yoon
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Neural Message Passing for Quantum Chemistry
Apr 15
12:30–2:00 p.m.              
Shenghao Wang
Business Analytics
TOPIC: TBA

Apr 22
12:30–2:00 p.m. 

Brianna Mueller
Business Analytics
TOPIC: TBA

Apr 29
12:30–2:00 p.m. 
Chengyue Huang
Business Analytics
TOPIC: TBA
May 6
1:30–3:00 p.m. 
Han Bao
Geoinformatics
TOPIC: TBA
May 13 Final Exam Week

Fall 2021 Seminars

Aug 27
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Welcome/Logistics
Sep 3
1:10–2:40 p.m.

Naveenkumar Ramaraju
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Longformer: The Long-Document Transformer

Sep 10
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Boxiang Wang
Statistics
TOPIC: Magic Cross-Validation for Support Vector Machines and Related Large Margin Classifiers
Sep 17
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Shenghao Wang
Business Analytics
TOPIC: A Deep Learning Method for Route and Time Prediction in Food Delivery Service
Sep 24
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Sadjad Anzabi Zadeh
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Outcome-Driven Personalized Treatment Design for Managing Diabetes
Oct 1
1:10–2:40 p.m.

Han Bao
Geoinformatics
TOPIC: Adaptive Transfer Learning on Graph Neural Networks

Chengyue Huang
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Extracting Temporal and Causal Relations Based On Event Networks

Oct 15
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Ronilo Ragodos
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Reinforcement Learning with Prototypical Representations
Oct 22
12:30–2:00 p.m.

Maryam Rahmani Moghaddam
Business Analytics
TOPIC: How Quantifying the Shape of Stories Predicts Their Success

Xiangyu Wang
Informatics
TOPIC: Understanding the Spread of COVID-19 Misinformation on Social Media: The Effects of Topics and a Political Leader's Nudge

Oct 29
12:30–2:00 p.m.

Junho Yoon
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Discovery of Technological Innovation Systems: Implications for Predicting Future Innovations

Nov 5
1:10–2:40 p.m.
Sulyun Lee
Informatics 
TOPIC: Hierarchy2vec--Representation Learning in Hierarchical Collaboration Networks for Team Performance Prediction
Nov 12
12:3-–2:00 p.m.
Bang An
Business Analytics
TOPIC: HintNet: Hierarchical Knowledge Transfer Networks for Traffic Accident Forecasting on Heterogeneous Spatio-Temporal Data
Nov 19
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Yichen Ding
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Representing Videos as Discriminative Sub-graphs for Action Recognition
Dec 3
1:10–2:40 p.m.
Xiangyu Wang
Informatics
TOPIC: Jumpstarting Online Interactions to Promote Smoking Cessation: Analyzing the Role of Seed Users in an Online Health Community

Spring 2021 Seminars

January 29
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Welcome/Logistics
February 5
1:10–2:40 p.m.

Sadjad Anzabi Zadeh
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Dota 2 with Large Scale Deep Reinforcement Learning

February 12
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Bang An
Business Analytics
TOPIC: RiskOracle: A Minute-level Citywide Traffic Accident Forecasting Framework
February 19
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Ronilo Ragodos
Business Analytics
TOPIC: MOPO: Model-based Offline Policy Optimization
February 26
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Kang Pyo Lee
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Leveraging Twitter for Social Trend Analysis and Stock Market Prediction
March 5
1:10–2:40 p.m.
John Rios
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Cascade-LSTM: A Tree-Structured Neural Classifier for Detecting Misinformation Cascades
March 12
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Han Bao / Chengyue Huang
Informatics / Business Analytics
TOPIC: TAdaNet: Task-Adaptive Network for Graph-Enriched Meta-Learning / Predicting Individual Well-Being Through the Language of Social Media
March 19
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Xiangyu Wang / Junho Yoon
Informatics / Business Analytics
TOPIC: Proximate Social Factors in First-Time Contribution to Online Communities / Graph Attention Networks
March 26
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Eric Pahl
TOPIC: Machine Learning for Survival Prediction in Organ Transplantation
April 2
1:10–2:40 p.m.
Maryam Rahmani Moghaddam
Business Analytics 
TOPIC: Entrepreneurs' Facial Trustworthiness, Gender, and Crowdfunding Success
April 9
12:3-–2:00 p.m.
Sulyun Lee
Informatics
TOPIC: OptMatch: Optimized Matchmaking via Modeling the High-Order Interactions on the Arena
April 16
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Yichen Ding
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Swin Transformer: Hierarchical Vision Transformer using Shifted Windows
April 23
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Shenghao Wang
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Informer: Beyond Efficient Transformer for Long Sequence Time-Series Forecasting
April 30
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Naveenkumar Ramaraju
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Heidegger: Interpretable Temporal Causal Discovery
May 7
1:10–2:40 p.m.
Ling Tong
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Deformable DETR: Deformable Transformers for End-to-End Object Detection
May 14 Final Exam

Past Seminars

August 28
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Zoom

Welcome/Logistics

September 4
1:00–2:30 p.m.
Zoom

Ronilo Ragodos
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Interpretable Reinforcement Learning Agent Using Prototype Based Q-Learning

September 11
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Zoom

John Rios
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Predicting Stock Price Movements in Supply Chain Networks
September 18
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Zoom

Han Bao
Informatics
TOPIC: COVID-GAN: Estimating Human Mobility Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic through Spatio-Temporal Conditional Generative Adversarial Networks

September 25
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Zoom

Xiangyu Wang
Informatics
TOPIC: The Role of Social Influence in the Co-Diffusion of Information and Behaviors in Online Social Networks

October 2
1:00–2:30 p.m.
Zoom

Yichen Ding
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Cycling-Net: A Deep Learning Approach to Predicting Cyclist Behaviors from Geo-Referenced Egocentric Video Data

October 9
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Zoom

Chengyue Huang
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Quantifying Mental Health Signals in Twitter

October 16
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Zoom

Junho Yoon
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Automated Patent Landscaping

October 23
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Zoom

Sulyun Lee
Informatics
TOPIC: Heterogeneous Graph Neural Network

October 30
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Zoom

Sadjad Anzabi Zadeh
Business Analytics
TOPIC: The Artificial Intelligence Clinician Learns Optimal Treatment Strategies for Sepsis in Intensive Care

November 6
1:00–2:30 p.m.
Zoom

Bang An
Business Analytics
TOPIC: ST-SiameseNet: Spatio-Temporal Siamese Networks for Human Mobility Signature Identification

November 13
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Zoom

Shenghao Wang
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Billion-scale Commodity Embedding for E-commerce Recommendation in Alibaba

November 20
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Zoom

Naveenkumar Ramaraju
Business Analytics
TOPIC: dEFEND: Explainable Fake News Detection

November 27

Thanksgiving Break

December 4
1:00–2:30 p.m.
Zoom
Ling Tong
Business Analytics
TOPIC: End-to-End Object Detection with Transformers

January 24
12:30–2:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Welcome/Logistics

January 31
1:30–3:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Dr. Xun Zhou
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Dissecting the Learning Curve of Taxi Drivers: A Data-Driven Approach (Extended version is available here)

February 7
12:30–2:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Han Bao
Informatics
TOPICDeep Mixture Point Processes: Spatio-temporal Event Prediction with Rich Contextual Information

February 14
1:30–3:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Junho Yoon
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Differentiating buzzwords from innovations through the discovery of technology ecosystems

February 21
12:30–2:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Naveenkumar Ramaraju
Business Analytics
TOPIC: A Meta-Transfer Objective for Learning to Disentangle Causal Mechanisms

February 28
12:30–2:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

John Rios
Business Analytics
TOPICPredicting Dynamic Embedding Trajectory in Temporal Interaction Networks

March 6
12:30–2:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Prof. Nick Street
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Inverse Classification: Better Algorithms for Better Decision Making

March 13
1:30–3:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Xiangyu Wang
Information Science
TOPICInvestigate Transitions into Drug Addiction through Text Mining of Reddit Data

March 20

 

Spring Break

March 27
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Sadjad Anzabi Zadeh
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Bandits and Reinforcement Learning

April 3
2:00–3:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Ling Tong
Business Analytics
TOPICSelf-supervised Visual Feature Learning with Deep Neural Networks: A Survey

April 10
1:30–3:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Maryam Rahmani Moghaddam
Business Analytics
TOPICDynamic Routing Between Capsules

April 17
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Nima Safaei
Business Analytics
TOPICDeepSOFA: A Continuous Acuity Score for Critically Ill Patients using Clinically Interpretable Deep Learning

April 24
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Sulyun Lee
Business Analytics
TOPIC:

May 1
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Shenghao Wang
Business Analytics
TOPIC:

May 8 End of Semester Party

August 30
13:30–3:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Welcome/Logistics

September 6
13:30–3:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Xiangyu Wang
Information Science
TOPICAre All Successful Communities Alike? Characterizing and Predicting the Success of Online Communities

September 13
13:30–3:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

John Rios
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Using Supply Chain and Competition Networks to Predict Firm Performance

September 20
13:30–3:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Maryam Rahmani Moghaddam
Business Analytics
TOPIC: AENet: Learning Deep Audio Features for Video Analysis

September 27
13:30–3:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Yunyi Li
Information Science
TOPIC: Piano Model: EmPower Interpretable Archetype with Orthogonal Black Boxes

October 4
13:30–3:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Xinwei Chen / Sadjad Anzabi Zadeh
Applied Math / Business Analytics
TOPIC 1: Deep Q-Learning for Same-Day Delivery with a Heterogeneous Fleet of Vehicles and Drones
TOPIC 2: Optimal Warfarin Dosing Using Deep Reinforcement Learning

October 11
13:30–3:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Xiangyu Wang / Yichen Ding / Hassan Rafiq
Information Science / Business Analytics / Applied Math
TOPIC 1: Predicting User Posting Activities in Online Health Communities with Deep Learning
TOPIC 2: Deep Learning with Interaction Terms: An Experimental Explorations
TOPIC 3: Model-Agnostic Linear Competitors - When Interpretable Models Compete and Collaborate with Black-box Models

October 18
13:30–3:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Sulyun Lee
Business Analytics 
TOPIC: Link Predictions For Social Networks in Online Health Communities

October 25
13:30–3:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Junho Yoon
Business Analytics 
TOPICIdentifying Customer Needs from User-generated Content

November 1
13:30–3:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Sena Chae / Yichen Ding
College of Nursing / Business Analytics 
TOPIC 1: Prediction of Cancer Symptom Trajectories Using Longitudinal EHR Data and Long-short Term Memory Based Algorithm
TOPIC 2: Online Multi-Object Tracking Using CNN-based Single Object Tracker with Spatial-Temporal Attention Mechanism

November 8
13:30–3:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Ling Tong
Business Analytics 
TOPICEstimating the Days to Success of Campaigns in Crowdfunding: A Deep Survival Perspective

November 15
13:30–3:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Shenghao Wang
Business Analytics
TOPIC: Real-time Personalization using Embeddings for Search Ranking at Airbnb

November 29
13:30–3:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

Thanksgiving Break

December 6
13:30–3:00 p.m.
C320R PBB

John Rios
Business Analytics
TOPICTemporal Relational Ranking for Stock Prediction

January 18
12:30–2:00p.m. C320R PBB

Welcome/Logistics

January 25
12:25–1:25p.m.
C320R PBB

Runchao Ma
Business Analytics 
TOPICGenerative Adversarial Networks
Improved Training of Wasserstein GANs

February 1
12:30–2:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Zhiya Zuo
Information Science
TOPIC:

February 8
12:30–2:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Xiangyu Wang
Information Science
TOPIC: I Know You’ll Be Back: Interpretable New User Clustering and Churn Prediction on a Mobile Social Application

February 15

Spring 2019 Informatics Day

February 22
12:30–2:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Amin Vahedian / Yichen Ding
Business Analytics 
TOPIC: A Tutorial on LSTM Networks

March 1
1:30–3:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Maryam Rahmani Moghaddam
Business Analytics 
TOPIC: DeepCrime: Attentive Hierarchical Recurrent Networks for Crime Prediction

March 8
12:30–2:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Ling Tong
Business Analytics 
TOPICTieNet: Text-Image Embedding Network for Common Thorax Disease Classification and Reporting in Chest X-rays

March 15
12:30–2:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Yichen Ding
Business Analytics 
TOPICYou Are How You Drive: Peer and Temporal-Aware Representation Learning for Driving Behavior Analysis

March 22

Spring Break

March 29
12:30–2:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Sadjad Anzabi Zadeh
Business Analytics
TOPICThe Voice of Optimization

April 5
1:30–3:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Shenghao Wang
Business Analytics 
TOPICStructural Deep Network Embedding

 

April 12   
12:30–2:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Sena Chae
College of Nursing
TOPIC: Comparison of Groups with Different Patterns of Symptom Cluster Intensity across the Cancer Treatment Trajectory

 

April 19   
12:30–2:00p.m.
C320R PBB

John Rios
Business Analytics 
TOPICGated Graph Sequence Neural Networks 

 

April 26    
12:30–2:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Junho Yoon
Business Analytics 
TOPICPredicting High-Cost Patients at Point of Admission Using Network Science

 

May 3
1:30–3:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Ling Tong/Yichen Ding
Business Analytics 
TOPIC:

 

May 10

End of the Semester Party

August 24
12:30–2:30p.m.
C320R PBB

Barrett Thomas PhD
Business Analytics 
TOPIC: From Models to Methods: MDPs, ADP, and Reinforcement Learning

August 31
1:30–3:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Yuanyang Liu
Business Analytics 
TOPIC: The Effect of Skilled Immigrants and IT Skills on Employee Retention

September 7
1:00–2:30p.m.
C320R PBB

John Rios
Business Analytics 
TOPIC: Multi-relational Inter-firm Network Embedding for the Prediction of Stock Price Movements

September 14
12:30–2:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Amin Vahedian
Business Analytics 
TOPIC: Mining Big Mobility Data for Large Urban Event Analytics

September 21
1:30–2:20p.m.
C320R PBB

Maryam Rahmani Moghaddam
Business Analytics 
TOPIC: Multi-Frequency Convolutional LSTM for Crime Prediction

September 28
2:00–3:30p.m.
C320R PBB

Sadjad Anzabi Zadeh
Business Analytics 
TOPICNew Statistical Learning Methods for Estimating Optimal Dynamic Treatment Regimes

October 5
12:30–2:30p.m.
C320R PBB

Yichen Ding
Business Analytics 
TOPICLearning to Navigate in Cities Without a Map

October 12
1:30–3:00p.m.
C320R PB

Zhiya Zuo
Information Science
TOPIC: Systematic Investigation on Faculty Hiring

October 19
12:30–2:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Kyle Peterson
Health Informatics
TOPIC: Belief Updating in the NCAA

October 26
12:30–2:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Mike Lash (1st)/Yunyi Li (2nd)
Computer Science/Information Science
TOPIC (1st): Optimizing Patient Outcomes via Inverse Classification
TOPIC (2nd): Next Hit Predictor: Self-exciting Risk Modeling for Predicting Next Locations of Series Crimes

November 2

INFORMS Annual Meeting

November 9
12:30–2:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Ronilo Ragodos
Math (AMCS)
TOPIC: Disjunctive Rule Lists for Interpretable Regression

November 16
12:30–2:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Bhupesh Shetty
Business Analytics 
TOPIC: Process Pattern Mining: Identifying Sources of Assignable Error Using Process Event Logs.

November 23

Thanksgiving Break

November 30
12:30–2:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Yuanyang Liu
Business Analytics 
TOPIC: This presentation is a job talk practice

December 7
1:30–3:00p.m.
C320R PBB

Ling Tong
Business Analytics 
TOPIC: Identify Susceptible Locations in Medical Records via Adversarial Attacks on Deep Predictive Models

December 14
Room: TBD

End of the Semester Party