Tokyo research scientist gives series of data science lectures

Pierre Alquier (Research Scientist Riken AIP project, Tokyo) will visit the University of Bristol School of Mathematics from November 25 to December 6 2019.

As a visitor to the Heilbronn Institute he gave a series of data science lectures to Compass students on 27 November 2019

  • Introduction to the variational approach and examples: Mixture models, matrix completions and recommendations, deep learning
  • Theoretical analysis of variational methods

He will also present additional lectures during his visit on areas such as:

  • A Generalization Bound for Online Variational Inference

Mathieu Gerber, Compass Training Co-ordinator commented: “In his lectures Pierre has provided and proved one of the first general result about the validity of variational methods, which are popular tools to approximate high-dimensional posterior distributions”

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