Advances in Variational Inference

NIPS 2014 Workshop

13 December 2014  Level 5  Room 510 a

Convention and Exhibition Center, Montreal, Canada

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Workshop Schedule

Session 1 (Chair: Shakir Mohamed)
8:25-8:30     Introduction

8:30-9:00     Invited: Matt Hoffman [slides],

9:00-9:15    Contributed: Alp Kucukelbir [slides], 
                   Bumping variational inference

9:15-9:30     Contributed: Josip Djolonga [slides pdf, pptx], 
                    Message Passing for Variational Inference in Bayesian                                      Submodular Models

9:30-10:00   Invited: David Knowles [slides],

Session 2 (Chair: Matt Hoffman)
10:30-11:00     Invited: Durk Kingma [slides],

11:00-11:30    Poster Spotlights
11:30am-1pm  Poster session (please keep to size A1 or smaller, in portrait format; that is 841 mm height by 594 mm width)

Session 3 (Chair: Charles Blundell)
3:00-3:30     Invited: Erik Sudderth [slides],

3:30-3:45     Contributed: Tim Salimans [slides], 

3:45-4:00     Contributed: Vikash Mansinghka [Tejas Kulkarni unable to attend], 
                    Discrete Particle Variational Inference

4:00-4:30     Invited: Sylvain Le Corff [slides],
                        nonparametric hidden Markov models

Session 4 (Chair: Tamara Broderick)
5:00-5:30     Invited: Michalis Titsias [slides],

5:30-6:30     Panel
                    David Blei, Zoubin Ghahramani, Neil Lawrence, Shinichi Nakajima, Matthias Seeger

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