This group is interested in techniques for approximate inference in complex probabilistic models.

# Schedule

Normalising Flows

Deep generative models

• When: Fridays 15:00-16:00
• Where: F2.02
• Current topic: review of variational inference (see support material at the end of the page)
• Schedule
• Done (October 13) Sections 1-2 of Blei’s VI tutorial
• Background on Gaussian distribution: sections 1.2.4 and 2.3 of Bishop’s book;
• Background on exponential families: chapters 8 and 9 of Jordan’s book;
• November 3 Sections 3-4 of Blei’s VI tutorial

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