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Machine Learning Reading Group

Fall 2011

Welcome to the Machine Learning Reading Group at Brown University. We meet in the CIT 3rd Floor Atrium on most Thursdays a 11:00am and are open to all students and faculty. (If you can't make this time, please email the group leader.)

MLRG meetings and other news are announced via posts to the ML-READING-GROUP list. You can subscribe here. The MLRG leader this semester is Jason Pacheco.

If you have an ongoing or just-completed project involving machine learning, please offer to lead a session!


Date Topic Discussion leaders
Sep 29 Interpolating Between Types and Tokens by Estimating Power-Law Generators
S. Goldwater, T. L. Griffiths, and M. Johnson
Oct 6 The Nested Dirichlet Process
A. Rodriguez, D. B. Dunson, and A. E. Gelfand
Oct 13 Variational Inference for Dirichlet Process Mixtures
D. M. Blei and M. I. Jordan
Oct 20 Tree-Based Inference for Dirichlet Process Mixtures
Y. Xu, K. A. Heller, and Z. Ghahramani
Oct 27 The Nested Chinese Restaurant Process and Bayesian Nonparametric Inference of Topic Hierarchies
D. M. Blei, T. L. Griffiths and M. I. Jordan
Nov 3 A Sticky HDP-HMM With Application To Speaker Diarization
E. B. Fox, E. B. Sudderth, M. I. Jordan and A. S. Willsky
( Supplementary Material )
Dec 1 Elliptical slice sampling
I. Murray, R. P. Adams, D. MacKay