Niki Kilbertus

My mission is to build socially beneficial, robust, and theoretically substantiated machine learning systems.

I started my PhD in the Cambridge-Tübingen program in 2016 (prospective graduation in 2020), where I am co-supervised by Bernhard Schölkopf and Carl Rasmussen. My advisor is Adrian Weller.

I am a member of Pembroke College, funded by the Cambridge-Tübingen PhD fellowship with generous donations from Microsoft.

My background is in Physics and Mathematics. I was fortunate to spend time at Harvard, working with Paul Chesler and Wilke van der Schee, as well as at Stanford, working with William East and Tom Abel.

News

Selected Publications & Projects

Blind Justice: Fairness with Encrypted Sensitive Attributes

NK, Adrià Gascón, Matt J. Kusner, Michael Veale, Krishna P. Gummadi, Adrian Weller

ICML 2018

also at: FATML 2018 [talk] and PIMLAI 2018

[paper] [bibtex] [poster] [in the press: Financial Times, New Scientist, Second Nexus, The Alan Turing Institute, MPI]

Learning Independent Causal Mechanisms

Giambattista Parascandolo, NK, Mateo Rojas-Carulla, Bernhard Schölkopf

ICML 2018

also at: NIPS 2017 Workshop on Learning Disentangled Representations

[paper] [bibtex]

Avoiding Discrimination Through Causal Reasoning

NK, Mateo Rojas-Carulla, Giambattista Parascandolo, Moritz Hardt, Dominik Janzing, Bernhard Schölkopf

NIPS 2017

[paper] [bibtex] [poster] [in the press: MPI] [related grant: Digital Impact Grant by Stanford PACS]

ConvWave: Searching for Gravitational Waves with Fully Convolutional Neural Nets

Timothy Gebhard*, NK*, Giambattista Parascandolo, Ian Harry, Bernhard Schölkopf (* equal contribution)

NIPS 2017 Workshop on Deep Learning for Physical Sciences

[paper] [bibtex] [code] [poster]

Universal Hydrodynamic Flow in Holographic Planar Shock Collisions

Paul Chesler, NK, Wilke van der Schee

Journal for High Energy Physics, 2015

[paper, arxiv version] [detailed project report (pdf, ~1MB)]

Quod erat knobelandum

Clara Löh, Stefan Krauss, NK

Springer Spektrum, 2016

[book] [amazon]

Master Thesis Physics: Numerical Analysis of Gravitational Wave Generation during Metric Preheating

NK

[thesis (pdf, ~12MB)] [code]

Master Thesis Mathematics: Numerical Analysis of Causal Fermion Systems on R x S^3

NK

[thesis (pdf, ~3.8MB)]

Physics Project: Sky-MoCa: The Skyrmion Phase in 3D Lattice Simulations

NK

[report] [code]

Talks

  • Albert Einstein Institute (Potsdam-Golm, Germany): Machine Learning powered CBC Search
  • Alan Turing Institute (London, UK): Fairness in Machine Learning
  • Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (Saarbrücken, Germany): Fairness in Machine Learning
  • Stanford University (CA, USA): Searching for Gravitational Waves with Machine Learning
  • University of Regensburg (Regensburg, Germany): Fully Convolutional Networks for Gravitational Wave Searches
  • Microsoft Research (Cambridge, UK): Learning Independent Causal Mechanisms
  • Amazon Research (Cambridge, UK): Blind Justice: Fairness with Encrypted Sensitive Attributes

Miscellaneous

Contact

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