Past Seminars

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Over the years, CIM has hosted a significant amount of seminars featuring researchers around the globe. CIM members have also organized and participated in seminars at McGill and other universities. Recently, most of the events have taken place online. In prior years, CIM members would gather in the Zames Room in McConnell Engineering, named after CIM founding member George Zames, to share knowledge and collaborate with peers. Please find below a record of these events over the past several years.


Date Name Title
April 21, 2022 Javier de Frutos On discrete-time approximations to infinite horizon differential games
April 14, 2022 Lucia Sbragia Self-image and the stability of international environmental agreements
April 7, 2022 Konstantin Avrachenkov Zero-Sum Stochastic Games over the Field of Real Algebraic Numbers
March 31, 2022 Hassan Benchekroun On the Optimal Taxation of the Commons
March 24, 2022 Andrea Seidl The Digital Economy and Advertising Diffusion Models: Critical Mass and the Stalling Equilibrium
March 17, 2022 Michael Kopel Information Acquisition, Strategic Ignorance, and Manufacturer Encroachment
March 10, 2022 Mahsa Mahboob Ghodsi Omnichannel fulfillment strategies and sales credit allocation
February 24, 2022 Steven Dahdah Data-Driven Modelling and Control with the Koopman Operator
February 17, 2022 Fabio Lamantia Hybrid dynamics of a resource exploitation game
February 17, 2022 Yoshua Bengio Conscious processing, inductive biases and generalization in deep learning
January 27, 2022 Massimiliano Ferrara Evolutionary optimized Padeě approximation scheme for analysis of Covid-19 model with crowding effect
January 20, 2022 Mabel Tidball Positional effects in public good provision. Strategic interaction and inertia
January 13, 2022 Georges Zaccour Coordination in closed-loop supply chains: A stochastic dynamic games perspective


Date Name Title
December 16, 2021 François Pomerleau Résultats de la première participation canadienne au prestigieux DARPA Subterranean Challenge
November 25, 2021 Fatemeh Zand Impacts of government direct limitation on pricing, greening activities and recycling management in an online to offline closed loop supply chain
September 29, 2021 Joelle Pineau et al. Homecoming: AI and the Future of Public Policy
June 24, 2021 Peter M. Kort Double marginalization and external financing: Capacity investment under uncertainty
June 17, 2021 Artem Sedakov A model of river pollution as a dynamic game with network externalities
June 10, 2021 Ping Sun Stable networks and dynamic network formation with group partitioning
June 3, 2021 Arka Mukherjee The impact of product recall on advertising decisions and firm profit while envisioning crisis or being hazard myopic
May 27, 2021 Jesús Marín Solano Groundwater extraction for irrigation purposes: The case of asymmetric players
May 20, 2021 Vivek Borkar Graph-constrained dynamic choice
May 13, 2021 Ratul Lahkar Affirmative action in large population contests
May 6, 2021 Xiao Huang Buyer direct financing under supplier disruption risk
April 22, 2021 Margarida Carvalho Interdiction games on graphs
April 22, 2021 Catherine Laporte Ultrasound imaging: let's talk
April 15, 2021 Guiomar Martín-Herrán Investment in cleaner technologies in a transboundary pollution dynamic game. A numerical investigation
April 8, 2021 Doina Precup Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Reason
April 8, 2021 Alessandra Buratto Optimal adaptation of lockdown measures upon the introduction of a COVID-19 vaccination campaign
April 1, 2021 Jafar Chaab Dynamic pricing and advertising in the presence of strategic consumers and social contagion: A mean-field game approach
March 25, 2021 Anna Jaśkiewicz Quasi-hyperbolic discounting in Markov decision processes
March 18, 2021 Marc G. Bellemare Autonomous navigation of stratospheric balloons using reinforcement learning
March 15, 2021 Alexander L. Fradkov and Boris R. Andrievskii Synchronization and State Estimation of Nonlinear Physical Systems under Communication Constraints
March 11, 2021 Michèle Breton The impact of safety covenants in syndicated loan agreements
March 4, 2021 Marie Laclau Robust communication on networks
February 25, 2021 Katerina Stankova Improving treatment of metastatic cancer through game theory
February 18, 2021 Kaiqing Zhang Provable reinforcement learning for multi-agent and robust control systems
February 16, 2021 Maxime DESCOTEAUX A journey on your brain highways: diffusion MRI and connectomics of the future
February 11, 2021 Régis Chenavaz Advertising, goodwill, and the Veblen effect
February 4, 2021 Pegah Rokh Foroz Incentive mechanism design using linear matrix inequality approach
January 28, 2021 Massimiliano Ferrara Fuzzy fractional-order model of the novel coronavirus: The impact of delay strategies on the pandemic dynamics model with nonlinear incidence rate
January 22, 2021 Asuman Ozdaglar Analysis and Interventions in Large Network Games
January 21, 2021 Fouad El Ouardighi Control of an epidemic with endogenous treatment capability under popular discontent and social fatigue
January 14, 2021 Florian Wagener All symmetric equilibria in differential games with public goods


Date Name Title
December 10, 2020 Ozgen Karaer Supplier development in a multi-tier supply chain
December 10, 2020 Dena Firoozi Belief Estimation by Agents in Major-Minor LQG Mean Field Games
November 26, 2020 Mehdi Salimi Winning strategy for pursuers in pursuit-evasion differential games
November 25, 2020 Archana Venkataraman Deep Learning for Multimodal and Dynamic Functional Neuroimaging
March 20, 2020 Archana Venkataraman Generative-Deep Hybrid Models to Decipher Brain Functionality
February 28, 2020 Maxime Laborde Systems of Evolution Equations Coupled Through Optimal Transport and Application to Urban Planning
February 20, 2020 Francois Hogan Towards Reactive Manipulation Skills
February 12, 2020 Ahmed Farooq Analyzing Haptic Feedback: "Haptic Mediation"
January 27, 2020 Laurent Dinh A RAD approach to deep mixture models
January 24, 2020 Ryad Benosman What is Neuromorphic Event-based Computation and Why it is the future of AI?
January 24, 2020 Louis Collins Image guided neurosurgery at the MNI


Date Name Title
December 5, 2019 Fania Mokhayeri Domain-Specific Face Synthesis for Video-based Face Recognition
October 18, 2019 Sylvain Bouix Imaging Brain Disorders
October 18, 2019 Morteza Rezanejad Medial measures for recognition, mapping and categorization
October 10, 2019 Matthew Harker Control of Complex Systems: Inverse Problems in Collaborative Robotics
October 3, 2019 Ioannis (Yiannis) Rekleitis Autonomous Marine Robotic Exploration
May 29, 2019 M. Alex O. Vasilescu Representing Cause-and-Effect in a Tensor Framework
May 24, 2019 Eric Heitz Procedural Stochastic Texturing in Unity
May 24, 2019 Steven Fraser Agile Innovation: Strategic Company-University Collaborations
May 22, 2019 Ye Zhao Towards Robust and Intelligent Robot Motions in Unstructured Environments: Planning and Decision-making
May 21, 2019 Donald Dansereau Robotic Imaging: Teaching Robots to See Through Different Eyes
May 10, 2019 Karthik Kashinath ClimateNet: Bringing the power of Deep Learning to the climate community via open datasets and architectures
March 29, 2019 Hugh H.T. Liu UAS Navigation and Control Fire and Water Applications
February 7, 2019 Manfred L. Husty Algebraic Geometry and Robotics - Recent Results and Applications


Date Name Title
November 23, 2018 Christian Desrosiers Medical image segmentation: going beyond standard CNNs
November 6, 2018 Kenny Erleben Simulators and solvers for fast (and maybe more accurate?) rigid body dynamics with frictional contact
October 23, 2018 Bernard Brogliato Rigid-Body Multiple Contact/Impact Models in Granular Materials
October 19, 2018 Kurt S. Anderson Adaptive Multibody Methods Using a Divide and Conquer Framework (with Application to Biopolymers)
August 24, 2018 Vicente Ordonez Overcoming the Next Challenges in Vision and Language Research
August 4, 2018 Paul Zsombor-Murray Geometric Thinking and the Geometry of Conics and Quadrics
May 25, 2018 Sylvain Baillet Computational approaches for multimodal electrophysiology and imaging
April 12, 2018 Narges Armanfard Dimensionality Reduction, Classification and Applications in Healthcare
April 4, 2018 Berk Calli Closing the Loop in Robotic Manipulation with Vision Feedback and Compliance
March 27, 2018 Aditya Mahajan Sequential Dynamic Teams: State of the Art and Future Directions
March 23, 2018 Abhinoy Kumar Singh Kalman Filter-Based Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems
March 22, 2018 Leila Bridgeman Advancing Control Theory to Advance Robotics
March 12, 2018 Katherine Driggs-Campbell Human-Centered Autonomy: Uncovering Structure in Multi- Agent Systems
February 22, 2018 Yanyan Mu Optical flow estimation by complex factorization over quadrature feature pairs
February 20, 2018 Kei Nakatsuma Arbitrary-shaped and flexible piezoelectric skin sensor based on Sol-gel spraying technique
February 13, 2018 Simon Blackmore Farming with Robots
January 30, 2018 Alex Daskalov “A Journey through Blockchains” or How Not to Miss the Forest for the Merkle Trees
January 26, 2018 Benjamin Van Roy Deep Exploration via Randomized Value Functions
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