Forthcoming Seminars

Please note that the list below only shows forthcoming events, which may not include regular events that have not yet been entered for the forthcoming term. Please see the past events page for a list of all seminar series that the department has on offer.

Past events in this series
23 July 2020
16:00
Abstract

The random initialisation of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) allows one to describe, in the functional space, the limit of the evolution of ANN when their width tends towards infinity. Within this limit, an ANN is initially a Gaussian process and follows, during learning, a gradient descent convoluted by a kernel called the Neural Tangent Kernel.

Connecting neural networks to the well-established theory of kernel methods allows us to understand the dynamics of neural networks, their generalization capability. In practice, it helps to select appropriate architectural features of the network to be trained. In addition, it provides new tools to address the finite size setting.

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6 August 2020
16:00
Vidit Nanda
Abstract

The signature of a path in Euclidean space resides in the tensor algebra of that space; it is obtained by systematic iterated integration of the components of the given path against one another. This straightforward definition conceals a host of deep theoretical properties and impressive practical consequences. In this talk I will describe the homotopical origins of path signatures, their subsequent application to stochastic analysis, and how they facilitate efficient machine learning in topological data analysis. This last bit is joint work with Ilya Chevyrev and Harald Oberhauser.

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