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  • Seminar will be exclusively online (no in-room presentation) - CS Colloquium: Vatsal Sharan (Stanford) - Modern Perspectives on Classical Learning Problems: Role of Memory and Data Amplification

    Mon, Apr 06, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    Speaker: Vatsal Sharan, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Modern Perspectives on Classical Learning Problems: Role of Memory and Data Amplification

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: This talk will discuss statistical and computation requirements---and how they interact---for three learning setups. In the first part, we inspect the role of memory in learning. We study how the total memory available to a learning algorithm affects the amount of data needed for learning (or optimization), beginning by considering the fundamental problem of linear regression. Next, we examine the role of long-term memory vs. short-term memory for the task of predicting the next observation in a sequence given the past observations. Finally, we explore the statistical requirements for the task of manufacturing more data---namely how to generate a larger set of samples from an unknown distribution. Can "amplifying" a dataset be easier than learning?

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Vatsal Sharan is a Ph.D. student at Stanford, advised by Greg Valiant. He is a part of the Theory group and the Statistical Machine Learning group, and his primary interests are in the theory and practice of machine learning.

    Host: Shaddin Dughmi

    Location: Seminar will be exclusively online (no in-room presentation)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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