A forum for those working in and with machine learning
The Machine Learning Research Network is a forum for ML researchers, based at the University of Sheffield.
Coordinated by the Machine Learning group in the Department of Computer Science, with support from the Statistics group in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, we host a series of activities and events.
These currently include a regular seminar series and a fortnightly journal club.
The aim of the network is to promote collaboration and to provide support for researchers and students who are working with or have interest in machine learning topics. We also promote the Open Data Science Initiative and the philosophy of resource sharing in the research community, particularly research software.
Please email me if there are any interesting ML papers you’d like to chat about in a future meeting.
Below is the provisional schedule for the sessions and leaders:
|Paper Title (link)||Leader||Time / Place||Notes|
|Spatio-Temporal Statistics with R; Chapter 5: Dynamic Spatio-Temporal Models (link)||Chris and Richard||Note it’s been moved back
|Collett, Thomas S., et al. “Coordinating compass-based and nest-based flight directions during bumblebee learning and return flights.” Journal of Experimental Biology 216.6 (2013): 1105-1113. (link)||Mike Smith||07/04/22 4pm-5pm, Ada Lovelace|
|Wilson, Andrew G., and Pavel Izmailov. “Bayesian deep learning and a probabilistic perspective of generalization.” Advances in neural information processing systems 33 (2020): 4697-4708. (link)||Mike Smith||(delayed a week)|
|24/02/22||(No JC this week as Wessel Bruinsma is visiting to speak about “Meta-Learning as Prediction Map Approximation”)|
|“Stein Variational Gradient Descent: A General Purpose Bayesian Inference Algorithm.”Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 29 (2016) (link)||Magnus Ross||10/02/22 4pm-5pm, Ada Lovelace|
|A tutorial “PDE-constrained optimization and the adjoint method” (link)||Chris Lanyon||25/11/21 4pm-5pm, Ada Lovelace|
|“Bayesian computing with INLA: a review.” (second attempt!) (link)||Mike Smith||11/11/21 4pm-5pm, Ada Lovelace||We had a lot of questions and didn’t get to the end of the paper. Hopefully at this meeting we can work through the questions from last time.|
|“Bayesian computing with INLA: a review.” (link)||Mike Smith||14/10/21 4pm-5pm, Ada Lovelace|
Some of those involved, include: