Welcome to the Machine Learning Reading Group at Brown University. We meet in CIT Room 345 on some Fridays at noon 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 summer is David McClosky.

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

Date Topic Discussion leaders
June 6th Statistics Primer I
Kim, S.-P., Wood, F., Fellows, M., Donoghue, J. P., Black, M. J. (2006)
("not a primer, but it uses methods that are worth talking about: parametric tests for multivariate gaussians and the two-sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov test for comparing arbitrary univariate distributions")
David Hirshberg
June 13th Statistics Primer II
Smucker, Allan, and Carterette (2007)
Matt Lease
June 20th Break
June 27th Centroid estimation in discrete high-dimensional spaces with applications in biology
Carvalho and Lawrence (2008)
Luis Carvalho
July 11th Fields of Experts: A framework for learning image priors
Roth and Black (2005)
Some slides
Deqing Sun and Jason Pacheco
July 25th The asymptotics of semi-supervised learning in discriminative probabilistic models
Sokolovska, Cappe, and Yvon (ICML 2008)
August 8th Learning Optical Flow
Sun, Roth, Lewis, and Black (ECCV 2008)
Deqing Sun
August 22th Inverse Reinforcement Learning
ICML 2004 supplements
Dan Grollman

Conferences and journals: