Softskills Seminar

Course in autumn 2015 in the M2 track Data&Knowledge of the University Paris-Saclay
© 2015 Fabian M. Suchanek


The purpose of this course is to train students to give presentations in English.

The organization of the course is explained here.

Action items:

  1. Each student has been assigned a paper. Please read the paper, and make a preliminary plan of the presentation. Then schedule a meeting with your advisor. The links to your paper and your advisor can be found here.
  2. Each student has been assigned a paper as advocatus diaboli by email. Please keep this information to yourself! You know the session that you are assigned to, and you will find the title of the paper below. You find the paper itself here. Please prepare some questions about the paper that you would like to ask the presenting student.
  3. If you have not been assigned both a paper for presenting AND a paper as advocatus diaboli, please contact Fabian.
  4. Write your 3 page report about the paper you presented and the discussion, and hand it it to your advisor by 2015-11-20.


The class takes place from 9:00-12:00 every Thursday 2015-09-17 to 2015-10-29.
Day Location Session 1 (9:00)Session 2 (9:45)Session 3 (10:30)Session 4 (11:15)
2015-09-17Télécom ParisTech, C017Introduction; How to give talks
2015-09-24Télécom ParisTech, room G6-1; talks by lecturersAlbert Bifet: A short introduction to data stream miningJean-Louis Dessalles: Retrieved vs. computed information - An introduction to symbolic AIIoana Manolescu: Structured, social, and semantic databases for journalistic fact-checking
2015-10-01Paris-Sud, building 640, room D202 Nathalie Pernelle 2: A self-training approach for resolving object coreference on the semantic web (Thomas Pellissier Tanon) Jean-Louis Dessalles 2: On using SVM and Kolmogorov complexity for spam filtering (Yiru Zhang) Jean-Louis Dessalles 1: The Google similarity distance (Francesco Andreini) Jean-Louis Dessalles 3: Algorithmic complexity for short binary strings applied to psychology: a primer (Joaquin Melgarejo)
2015-10-08Paris-Sud, building 640, room D202 Albert Bifet 1: Mining High-Speed Data Streams (CAO Tien Duc) Albert Bifet 2: Approximating data with the count-min data structure (Hajar El Mabchouri) Albert Bifet 3: A Decision-Theoretic Generalization of On-Line Learning and an Application to Boosting (EL ABBADI Nadia) Albert Bifet 4: A density-based algorithm for discovering clusters in large spatial databases with noise (Zheng ZHANG)
2015-10-15Paris-Sud, building 640, room D202 Ioana Manolescu 1: CARTILAGE: Adding Flexibility to the Hadoop system (Bojan Simoski) Ioana Manolescu 2: Atlas: Storing, updating and querying RDF(S) data on top of DHTs (SIYAO FENG) cancelled Silviu Maniu 2: k-Nearest Neighbors in Probabilistic Graphs (YESSAD Faouzia)
2015-10-22Paris-Sud, building 640, room D202 Silviu Maniu 3: Maximizing the Spread of Influence through a Social Network (Florent Mercier) Fatiha Sais 2: Inferring same-as facts from Linked Data: an iterative import-by-query approach (Yasser RABI) Fatiha Sais 3: Sieve: Linked Data Quality Assessment and Fusion (Tianxiang XIA) Benoit Groz 2: Skew Strikes Back: New Developments in the Theory of Join Algorithms (Jonathan Lajus)
2015-10-29Paris-Sud, building 640, room D202 Ioana Manolescu 3: MISO: Souping Up Big Data Query Processing with a Multistore System (Nguyen Duyen Phuc) Fabian Suchanek 2: Nouns in WordNet: A Lexical Inheritance System (Gilles Taddei) Fabian Suchanek 3: Automatic Acquisition of Hyponyms from Large Text Corpora (LIU ANQI) Fabian Suchanek 4: A Semi-Supervised Method to Learn and Construct Taxonomies using the Web (Filip Pawlowski) Nicoleta Preda 1: Data X-Ray: A Diagnostic Tool for Data Errors (Andromachi Vouimta)