Machine Learning Coffee Seminar: "Here Be Dragons: High Dimensional Spaces and Statistical Computations"

Lecturer : 
Michael Betancourt
Event type: 
HIIT seminar
Event time: 
2018-02-12 09:15 to 10:00
Lecture room T5, CS building, Konemiehentie 2, Otaniemi

Michael Betancourt, Columbia University

Here Be Dragons: High-Dimensional Spaces and Statistical Computation

Abstract: With consistently growing data sets and increasingly complex models, the frontiers of applied statistics is found in high-dimensional spaces. Unfortunately most of the intuitions that we take for granted in our low-dimensional, routine experiences don’t persist to these high-dimensional spaces which makes the development of scalable computational methodologies and algorithms all the more challenging. In this talk I will discuss the counter-intuitive behavior of high-dimensional spaces and the consequences for statistical computation.

Machine Learning Coffee seminars are weekly seminars held jointly by the Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. The seminars aim to gather people from different fields of science with interest in machine learning. Talks will begin at 9:15 am and porridge and coffee will be served from 9:00 am.

Next talk:

February 19, Kumpula: Simo Särkkä



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