[Compstats] March 10 @ 4pm (DC2306C): Mu Zhu

Pascal Poupart ppoupart at cs.uwaterloo.ca
Tue Mar 2 17:49:14 EST 2010


Our next compstats seminar will be given by Mu Zhu on Wednesday next 
week.  Title and abstract are included below.

Title: Deep kernel machines and stochastic stepwise ensembles

Speaker: Mu Zhu
Date: March 10
Time: 4pm
Location: AI seminar room (DC2306C)

Kernel methods, such as the support vector machine, and ensemble
methods, such as the AdaBoost algorithm, have defined two major
domains of recent research in statistical machine learning. In this
talk, I will describe two research projects, one in each domain. In
one project, we try to classify network data using something that we
call deep kernel machines (joint work in progress with Xiao Tang). In
the other, we try to perform variable selection using a so-called
stochastic stepwise ensemble (joint work in progress with Lu Xin).

Pascal Poupart
Associate Professor
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
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