Bayesian Nonparametrics: The Next Generation
NIPS 2015 Workshop
Montreal, Canada
Level 5, Room 515 bc
Sat Dec 12, 2015
Session 1: Foundations
Chair: Tamara Broderick

8:25-8:30 Introduction
8:30-9:00 Invited: Peter Orbanz (Columbia)
                            Random measure priors and tractability

Session 2: Modeling and Theory
Chair: Nick Foti

9:00-9:30 Invited: Jeff Miller (Duke)
                            Non-standard approaches to nonparametric Bayes

9:30–9:45 Contributed: Diana Cai (U Chicago),
                                   Edge-exchangeable graphs, sparsity, and power laws
                                   Slides, Poster

9:45-10:00 Contributed: Victor Veitch (U Toronto),
                                    The General Class of (Sparse) Graphs from Exchangeable Random Measures
                                    Updated ArXiv Version

10:00–10:30 Break

Session 3: Computation I
Chair: Sinead Williamson

10:30-11:00 Invited: Mike Hughes (Brown)
                               Scalable variational inference that adapts the number of clusters: Mixtures, Topics, and Beyond

11:00–11:30 Poster Spotlights:
11:30-1:00 Panel Discussion: Emily Fox, Lauren Hannah
                                            Steve MacEachern, Erik Sudderth,
                                            Yee Whye Teh
                                            Moderator: Sinead Williamson

Session 4: Poster Session

2:30–3:30 Poster Session (max poster size is A1 portrait, 841mm height by 594mm width)

Session 5: Computation II
Chair: Nick Foti

3:30–4:00 Invited: Sara Wade (U Warwick)
                            Bayesian Cluster Analysis: Point Estimation and Credible Balls

4:00–4:15 Contributed: Balaji Lakshminarayanan (UCL)
                                   Mondrian Forests for Large-Scale Regression when Uncertainty Matters
                                   Slides, Poster, Updated ArXiv Version

4:15–4:30 Contributed: Michael Zhang (UT Austin)
                                   Parallel Markov Chain Monte Carlo for the Indian Buffet Process
                                   Slides, Poster
4:30–5:00 Break

5:00–5:30 Invited: Amr Ahmed (Google)

Session 6: Applications
Chair: Aaron Schein

5:30–6:00 Invited: Isabel Valera (Max Planck)
                            Modeling the Dynamics of Online Learning Activity

6:00–6:30 Invited: Scott Moser (UT Austin)
                            Looking for what you can't see: exploring subgroups using model-based clustering