Seminar: A primer on PAC-Bayesian learning

SpeakerBenjamin Guedj
AffiliationINRIA - UCL
DateFriday, 17 May 2019
Time13:00 - 14:00
LocationRoberts G08
Event seriesDeepMind CSML Seminar Series

Generalized Bayesian learning algorithms are increasingly popular in machine learning, due to their PAC generalization properties and flexibility. I will present a self-contained introduction on generalized Bayesian learning and the PAC-Bayes theory, and discuss their theoretical and algorithmic ins and outs (as presented in Guedj, 2019). I will then focus on the recent paper Alquier and Guedj (2018), and present how PAC-Bayesian ideas may be used to efficiently learn with dependent and/or heavy-tailed (aka hostile) data.

* Alquier and Guedj (2018), Simpler PAC-Bayesian Bounds for Hostile Data, Machine Learning.
* Guedj (2019), A primer on PAC-Bayesian learning, arXiv preprint.

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