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From the Fastml extra twitter feed here are the slides and videos of the  Machine Learning Summer School Sydney 2015 The program booklet can be downloaded here. The lab instructions are available here. Intro to Machine Learn...
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From Science's An incredibly detailed tour through the mouse brain        Join the CompressiveSensing subreddit or the Google+ Community or the Facebook page and post there ! Liked this entry ? subscribe to Nuit Blanche's...
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Since the last Nuit Blanche in Review ( June 2015 ), we saw Pluto up close while at the same time, COLT and ICML occured in France. As a result, we had quite a few implementations made available by their respective authors. E...
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Here is the table of content: What is Information Theory? Communications Networks and Networked Systems Control Theory Neuroscience Signal Processing Statistics and Machine Learning Genomics and Molecular Biology Theore...
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As each layer of a deep neural  network can be viewed as an iteration step of a reconstruction solver, one wonders if and how to design them so that they more generally fit the generic behavior of traditional solvers (which u...
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Changing various non-text documents into vectors that have the characteristics of vector texts using thresholded random projections is the goal of today's paper. From the paper: Although proving that our random mapping sch...
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Nikhil just let me know of version 2 of his preprint, and the attendant code that goes with it. Let us note, as shown in the figure below, that when it is easy to compute, then the atomic norm does a better job than the nucle...
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Here is a new result for Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra. Optimal approximate matrix product in terms of stable rank by Michael B. Cohen, Jelani Nelson, David P. Woodruff We prove, using the subspace embedding guarant...
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Namrata Vaswani   just sent me the following:     Dear Igor,  Hope you are doing well. Could you please post this postdoc ad in your blog. Thanks much. Namrata http://www.ece.iastate.edu/~namrata Sure Namrata ! Namrata i...
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The search for reasons as to why NMF works continues as witnessed today in the following preprint: Intersecting Faces: Non-negative Matrix Factorization With New Guarantees  by  Rong Ge, James Zou Non-negative matrix ...
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This is a community of people interested in Compressive Sensing, Advanced Matrix Factorization, Randomized Linear Algebra and any other means of defeating the curse of dimensionality. Theoreticians all the way to hardware hackers are welcome.

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From Machine Learning & Computer Vision Talks , here is a series of videos on Reinforcement Learning, by David Silver from Google DeepMind: Lecture 10 | Reinforcement Learning : Classic Games (David Silver) Lecture 9 | Rein...
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Dark Knowledge by Geoff Hinton     Join the CompressiveSensing subreddit or the Google+ Community or the Facebook page and post there ! Liked this entry ? subscribe to Nuit Blanche's feed, there's more where that came fr...
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When dealing with covariance matrices, one always wonder how thresholding coefficients will yield a matrix with similar properties. Today, we have some answers in that area: The Spectral Norm of Random Inner-Product...
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Random Projections as rank-k projection-cost preserving sketches (Th12) ! From the paper: We start by noting that both problems are special cases of a general constrained k-rank approximation problem [DFK+04], which also in...
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    At CVPR this year, there was another plenary speaker Jack Gallant who talked about Reverse Engineering the Human Visual System. The video is here.   Let us note the use of Blender to produce truth scenes which is re...
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This was an invited talk by Yann LeCun at CVPR 2015. The video is here and the slides are here: What's Wrong with Deep Learning?  (h/t Andrei and Gabriel) I note that what is missing in deep Learning revolves around unsu...
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Interesting ! Sketching kernels: Randomized sketches for kernels: Fast and optimal non-parametric regression by Yun Yang, Mert Pilanci, Martin J. Wainwright Kernel ridge regression (KRR) is a standard method for performing...
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  Thanks to Reddit, I just found this "Awesome Random Forest" page and added it to the list of highly technical reference pages. From the Reddit thread, I also noticed this reference linking random forests and kernel methods...
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As New Horizons flies-by Pluto today, at a speed of 16+ km/s there will be a short window of opportunity for the spacecraft to perform the most accurate images of this planet before it continues its journey to the Kuyper belt...
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