Welcome back to campus! Hope everyone had a great summer.
Our first Board Game Night of the year will be this Friday!
Time: 9-12 PM, Friday, September 18, 2015
Place: Fine Common Room
Come hang out and enjoy a leisurely night playing board games and eating delicious snacks. There will be pizza!
Principia is officially accepting submissions! Visit our brand new website at www.pumj.org to view submission guidelines.
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Principia announcement on webpage of Princeton’s Office of Undergraduate Research:
What: info session on applying to graduate schools.
Where: Fine common room
When: Friday 5/9, 3:30pm (a.k.a. tea time!)
Seniors: If you can make it, please let me know! We will are mainly be sharing our experiences with the application process.
Non-seniors: If you’re interested at all in applying to graduate school, you should come and learn from our experiences. Bring questions!
When: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, April 23
Who: Prof. Schapire, who is a professor in the department of Computer Science and specializes in theoretical and applied machine learning.
Title: How to Play Repeated Games
This talk will describe a simple, general algorithm for learning to play any matrix game against an unknown adversary. The algorithm can be shown never to perform much worse than the best fixed strategy, even if selected in hindsight. Moreover, because of the algorithm's moderate resource requirements, it can be used even when working with extremely large game matrices. Taken together, these properties make the algorithm a good fit for a range of machine-learning applications, some of which will be discussed, for instance, to the problem of learning to imitate the behavior of an "expert" while attempting simultaneously to improve on the expert's performance.
Check out the slides of yesterday’s awesome colloquium on “Cool theorems proved by undergraduates” by Prof. Ken Ono from Emory University! :D
It’s time for another board game night! We have a ton of new games, lots of amazing people, and free food!
When: 9:00 PM Friday, February 21
Where: Fine Hall Common Room
See you there!