Blake Bordelon, Haozhe Shan, Abdul Canatar, Boaz Barak, Cengiz Pehlevan See part 1 of this series, and pdf version of both parts. See also all seminar posts. In the previous post we described the outline of the replica method, and outlined the analysis per this figure: Specifically, we reduced the task of evaluating the expectation … Continue reading Replica Method for the Machine Learning Theorist: Part 2 of 2

# Category: ML Theory seminar

# Replica Method for the Machine Learning Theorist: Part 1 of 2

Blake Bordelon, Haozhe Shan, Abdul Canatar, Boaz Barak, Cengiz Pehlevan [Boaz's note: Blake and Haozhe were students in the ML theory seminar this spring; in that seminar we touched on the replica method in the lecture on inference and statistical physics but here Blake and Haozhe (with a little help from the rest of us) … Continue reading Replica Method for the Machine Learning Theorist: Part 1 of 2

# Causality and Fairness

Scribe notes by Junu Lee, Yash Nair, and Richard Xu. Previous post: Toward a theory of generalization learning Next post: TBD. See also all seminar posts and course webpage. lecture slides (pdf) - lecture slides (Powerpoint with animation and annotation) - video Much of the material on causality is taken from the wonderful book by … Continue reading Causality and Fairness

# Towards a Theory of Generalization in Reinforcement Learning: guest lecture by Sham Kakade

Scribe notes by Hamza Chaudhry and Zhaolin Ren Previous post: Natural Language Processing - guest lecture by Sasha Rush Next post: TBD. See also all seminar posts and course webpage. See also video of lecture. Lecture slides: Original form: main / bandit analysis. Annotated: main / bandit analysis. Sham Kakade is a professor in the … Continue reading Towards a Theory of Generalization in Reinforcement Learning: guest lecture by Sham Kakade

# Natural Language Processing (guest lecture by Sasha Rush)

Scribe notes by Benjamin Basseri and Richard Xu Previous post: Inference and statistical physics Next post: TBD. See also all seminar posts and course webpage. Alexander (Sasha) Rush is a professor at Cornell working in in Deep Learning / NLP. He applies machine learning to problems of text generation, summarizing long documents, and interactions between … Continue reading Natural Language Processing (guest lecture by Sasha Rush)

# Inference and statistical physics

Scribe notes by Franklyn Wang Previous post: Robustness in train and test time Next post: Natural Language Processing (guest lecture by Sasha Rush). See also all seminar posts and course webpage. lecture slides (pdf) - lecture slides (Powerpoint with animation and annotation) - video Digression: Frequentism vs Bayesianism Before getting started, we'll discuss the difference … Continue reading Inference and statistical physics

# Robustness in train and test time

Scribe notes by Praneeth Vepakomma Previous post: Unsupervised learning and generative models Next post: Inference and statistical physics. See also all seminar posts and course webpage. lecture slides (pdf) - lecture slides (Powerpoint with animation and annotation) - video In this blog post, we will focus on the topic of robustness - how well (or … Continue reading Robustness in train and test time

# Unsupervised Learning and generative models

Scribe notes by Richard Xu Previous post: What do neural networks learn and when do they learn it Next post: TBD. See also all seminar posts and course webpage. lecture slides (pdf) - lecture slides (Powerpoint with animation and annotation) - video In this lecture, we move from the world of supervised learning to unsupervised … Continue reading Unsupervised Learning and generative models

# What do deep networks learn and when do they learn it

Scribe notes by Manos Theodosis Previous post: A blitz through statistical learning theory Next post: Unsupervised learning and generative models. See also all seminar posts and course webpage. Lecture video - Slides (pdf) - Slides (powerpoint with ink and animation) In this lecture, we talk about what neural networks end up learning (in terms of … Continue reading What do deep networks learn and when do they learn it

# A blitz through classical statistical learning theory

Previous post: ML theory with bad drawings Next post: What do neural networks learn and when do they learn it, see also all seminar posts and course webpage. Lecture video (starts in slide 2 since I hit record button 30 seconds too late - sorry!) - slides (pdf) - slides (Powerpoint with ink and animation) … Continue reading A blitz through classical statistical learning theory