The CMS + IST Meeting of the Minds (MotM) is our department's annual showcase. The Caltech CMS Community, from undergrads to faculty, presents their research through a large outdoor poster session. It's a terrific opportunity to get to know both our department and the broader Caltech Community as we celebrate our research and our graduating students!
Schedule and Location
The 2022 CMS + IST Meeting of the Minds took place on Thursday, May 26th from 2:00-4:00p.m. in the outdoor tents east of the Annenberg Center on Caltech's campus.
In addition, poster presenters were encouraged to attend The Art of the Poster tutorial session on Wednesday, May 11, at 12pm, and the Poster Presentation Practice Workshop on Monday, May 23, at 4pm.
2022 Poster Lineup
|Presenter||Poster Title||Poster Co-Authors|
|Andreev, Andrey||Imaging Whole Brain of Zebrafish: neural activity, optogenetics, and sleep|
|Badithela, Apurva||Towards Better Test Coverage: Merging Unit Tests for Autonomy||Josefine Graebener|
|Chen, Jiexin||Control for energy - In a Layer and Level architecture|
|Christianson, Nico||Chasing Convex Bodies and Functions with Black-Box Advice||Tinashe Handina, Adam Wierman|
|Feng, Berthy||Visual Vibration Tomography: Estimating Interior Material Properties from Monocular Video||Alexander C. Ogren, Chiara Daraio, Katherine L. Bouman|
|Gallivan, Rebecca||AI for Material Science and Engineering: Untangling the Complexity behind Material Properties|
|Ghosh, Sumanta||Fast, Algebraic Multivariate Multipoint Evaluation in Small Characteristic and Applications||Vishwas Bhargava, Mrinal Kumar, Chandra Kanta Mohapatra|
|Guan, Charles||Decoding individual finger movements from human posterior parietal cortex||Tyson Aflalo, Kelly Kadlec, Jorge Gámez, Emily Rosario, Ausaf Bari, Nader Pouratian, Richard Andersen|
|Gurcan, Emma||Bridge-Group: An Opt-In Recitation Section to Facilitate the Transition from CS1 to CS2||James Bowden, Adam Blank|
|Jin, David||Global Re-ranking with Graph Attention Networks||Cloris Cheng, Xiaoqi Long|
|Johnston, Kadina||Navigating Epistatic Protein Fitness Landscapes||Bruce Wittmann, Ella Watkins, Frances Arnold|
|Lale, Sahin||FALCON: Fourier Adaptive Learning and Control in Partially Observable Nonlinear Dynamical Systems|
|Lee, Lin Lin||Skip Free Random Walks||Leonard Schulman, Jenish Mehta, Andrew Lin|
|Li, Zongyi||Neural operator|
|Li, Tongxin||Combining Model-free and Model-based Policies for Nonlinear Control||Ruixiao Yang, Guannan Qu, Yiheng Lin, Adam Wierman and Steven H. Low|
|Lin, Yiheng||Decentralized Online Convex Optimization in Networked Systems||Judy Gan, Guannan Qu, Yashodhan Kanoria, Adam Wierman|
|Mahabal, Ashish||Finding Rare Astrophysical Sources||Kevin Burdge, Michael Coughlin, Andrew Drake, Dmitry Duev, Matthew Graham, Lynne Hillenbrand, Przemek Mróz, Joannes Van Roestel|
|Mazaheri, Bijan||Combining Datasets and Classifiers: The Effects of Latent Variables||Siddharth Jain, Spencer Gordon, Yuval Rabani, Matthew Cook|
|Natarajan, Ajay||The First Social Network for Gaming||Eugene Shao|
|Odemuyiwa, Ayooluwa||Applying Networks to Natural Disaster Routing||Aaron Tran|
|Park, Charlotte||Causal Identification Algorithms and Structures in Graphical Models||Ann Caplin|
|Qiao, Zhuoran||Informing Geometric Deep Learning with Electronic Interactions to Accelerate Quantum Chemistry||Anders S Christensen, Matthew Welborn, Frederick R Manby, Anima Anandkumar, Thomas F Miller III|
|Sharir, Or||Scaling Up Ground State Search with Coarse-Grained Autoregressive Networks||Garnet Chan and Anima Anandkumar|
|Soliman, Yousuf||Constrained Willmore Surfaces|
|Sun, Jennifer||AI for Science: Learning from Experts and Data|
|Tran, Aaron||Applying Networks to Natural Disaster Evacuation Routes||Aaron Tran, Ayooluwa Odemuyiwa|
|Wang, Guanzhi||SECANT: Self-Expert Cloning for Zero-Shot Generalization of Visual Policies||Jim Fan, De-An Huang, Zhiding Yu, Li Fei-Fei, Yuke Zhu, Anima Anandkumar|
|Wang, Alexander||Pharmacokinetic Simulations for Nicotine Ingestion and Nicotine Dependence as Influenced by Cytochrome P450 2A6 Polymorphisms||Alexander Z. Wang, Janice H. Jeon, Fulden Buyukozturk, Henry A. Lester|
|Xu, Pan||Langevin Monte Carlo for Contextual Bandits||Hongkai Zheng, Eric Mazumdar, Kamyar Azizzadenesheli, Anima Anandkumar|
|Yeh, Christopher||Robust Online Voltage Control with an Unknown Grid Topology||Christopher Yeh, Jing Yu, Yuanyuan Shi, Adam Wierman|
|Yu, Jing||Online Stabilization of Unknown Networked Systems with Communication Constraints||Dimitar Ho, Adam Wierman|
|Yu, Jannie||AuctionHouse: A hyperlocal auction platform||Ryan Clark|
|Zhao, Jiawei||ZerO Initialization: Initializing Neural Networks with only Zeros and Ones||Florian Schäfer|
|Zheng, Hongkai||Fast sampling of diffusion model||Weili Nie, Kamyar Azizzadenesheli, Arash Vahdat, Anima Anandkumar|
|Zhu, Weiqiang||Seismic Arrival-time Picking on Distributed Acoustic Sensing Data using Semi-supervised Learning||Weiqiang Zhu, Ettore Biondi, Zachary E. Ross, Zhongwen Zhan|
The 2022 event details are listed below for reference.
The Institute's current COVID guidelines dictate that all Caltech community members must be vaccinated (including a booster shot) unless a medical exemption has been granted.
Non-Caltech attendees: Please be prepared to show the following to our staff upon arrival at the event:
- Proof of vaccination (including a booster shot), or
- Negative results from a PCR or proctored antigen COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event.
Caltech does not currently require the use of masks outdoors, but attendees are welcome to wear a mask if preferred.
Please note that medical-grade masks are currently required indoors in all campus buildings.
Meeting of the Minds -- Registration is closed, but walk-ins are welcome! Please refer to the COVID event guidelines above.
We ask that all Meeting of the Minds attendees and poster presenters register in advance to aid in our planning.
The Art of the Poster -- Registration is closed.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Join STEM Communication Specialist Dr. Robyn Javier as she shares strategies for successful poster presentations. In this session, you'll learn techniques for turning technical information into compelling stories, designing eye-catching, effective visual aids, and engaging with poster session audiences.
Lunch will be provided for attendees! Please register to attend by clicking here.
Poster Presentation Practice Workshop -- Registration is closed.
Monday, May 23, 2022
This workshop will provide a chance to practice presenting a draft poster. Poster presenters will receive feedback from the Hixon Writing Center's STEM Writing Specialists and other attendees to help prepare for the Meeting of the Minds. Even if you do not have a poster to present, you are welcome to join as an attendee to peruse posters and provide feedback to presenters, and presenters will also have the opportunity to visit the others' drafts. If you wish to present a poster, we ask that you plan to print and bring a version smaller than the full size (e.g., 11"x17"/tabloid-sized, or perhaps tape together 2-4 letter-sized pages, depending on the printer to which you have access), which will be posted around the room for the practice session.
If you plan to present a (smaller version of your) poster, please register by clicking here.
No registration required for attendees who would like to view and provide feedback on posters.
Students: For information on using printing services through the Caltech Library System, please visit https://www.library.caltech.edu/printing-instructions.
CMS community printers (for occupants of Annenberg and Steele House) can print to letter or legal-sized paper only.
Info for Presenters
If you already have a poster from another conference, you are welcome to present it. If you will be creating a new poster for the Meeting of the Minds, please follow the guidelines below for printing.
If your faculty advisor/sponsor is not covering the cost of printing your poster, please contact Sydney Garstang at firstname.lastname@example.org for departmental cost coverage.
Printing Your Poster
- The standard poster size for this event is 24 inches x 36 inches (either Portrait or Landscape format is fine).
We can accommodate some posters that are not this size, but if you are making a new poster for this event, please follow these dimensions.
- CMS will provide a poster easel, foam board, and clips for displaying each poster.
- A few suggested poster printing companies are below:
Tips for Designing and Presenting Your Poster
- Here is a helpful guide created by the Hixon Writing Center on how to make a poster, including a step-by-step worksheet.