The LTI Student Research Symposium (SRS) is a one-day series of talks and poster presentations designed both to increase awareness of the diverse aspects of language technologies research conducted by students within the LTI, as well as to introduce incoming LTI students to the work of current students.
One of the talks will be selected for a "Best Presentation Award", which will be announced at the end of the Symposium. The winner of the "Best Presentation Award" will receive a cash prize of $500. Additionally, two Honorable Mentions will be selected, each receiving a cash prize of $100, and two $100 for "Best Poster Award" will also be presented.
An oral presentation in the Symposium fulfills the yearly presentation requirement and the speaking requirement for LTI PhD and MS students.

SRS 2016 Program
August 25, 2016
GHC 6115 
10:00 Opening
10:00-11:30 Oral Session 1:
  • Zhuyun Dai, Chenyan Xiong, Jamie Callan.  Query-Biased Partitioning for Selective Search
  • Tanmay Sinha.  Similarity in Observable Behaviors: A Synthesis of Studies with Implications for Socially-Aware Educational Technology Design
  • Salvador Medina, Zhuyun Dai, Yingkai Gao.  Where is this? Video geolocation based on neural network features
11:30 Lunch
12:00 Poster Session, lunch continues.
  • Tanmay Sinha.  Towards a Technology Design for Fostering Curiosity in Groupwork
  • Paul Michel, Okko Rasanen, Roland Thiollière, Emmanuel Dupoux.  Improving Phoneme Sigmentation with Recurrent Neural Networks
  • Diyi Yang.  Understanding Edit Categories and Intentions in Wikipedia
  • Dheeraj Rajagopal, Eduard Hovy, Teruko Mitamura.  Abstract Coreference Resolution
13:00-14:30 Oral Session 2: 
  • Sai Krishna Rallabandi, Kalika Bali, Sunayana Sitaram.  Semisupervised Training of Bilingual DNN Models for Recognition of Codemixed Speech
  • Kai Sun, Qizhe Xie, Kai Yu.  Recurrent Polynomial Network for Dialogue State Tracking
  • Akash Bharadwaj, David Mortensen, Chris Dyer, Jaime Carbonell.  Phonologically Aware Neural Model for Named Entity Recognition in Low Resource Transfer Settings
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:45 Keynote Speaker - Ravi Starzl
15:45 - 16:00 Prizes announced
16:00 Closing