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”