## March 2019

### Reasoning about Liability of Intelligent Agents ( Naumov, CMC)

Abstract: As intelligent agents assume larger role in our daily lives, reasoning by humans about liability of such agents as well as reasoning by the intelligent agents themselves about liability becomes more important. The existing laws, written with humans in mind, will eventually need to be re-interpreted in terms of their applicability in a hybrid environment that consists of humans and intelligent agents. In some cases, new laws will need to be written to redefine liability in the context involving…

Find out more »## April 2019

### On the interplay of functional analysis and operator theory (Puig de Dios, UCR)

Abstract: We overview some basic and striking facts concerning the theory of hypercyclic operators (considered to be born in 1982): 1. Hypercyclicity is a purely infinite-dimensional phenomenon: no finite dimensional space supports any hypercyclic operator; 2. It is not easy at all to determine whether a linear operator is hypercyclic. However, the set of hypercyclic operators is dense for the Strong Operator Topology in the algebra of linear and bounded operators; 3. Hypercyclicity is far from being an exotic phenomenon:…

Find out more »### A General Bayesian Discrete Time Survival Model (King, CPP)

Abstract: "We present a general Bayesian statistical model for discrete time, discrete state space stochastic processes. Applications include the modeling of recurrent and episodic disease processes, such as episodes of illicit drug use, as well as social processes such as educational enrollment and employment. We also present Markov chain Monte Carlo inference algorithms for our model, along with a freely available software package called "brea" which implements these methods in the R programming language."

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