26th July 2004 — Reductions for Machine Learning and Tropical Geometry

John Langford will discuss why you might want to consider reductions for machine learning, how well they work, and how to analyze them.

Background material here.

Risi Kondor is going to discuss what he's learnt about tropical geometry applied to graphical models (tropical_geometry_statistical_models.pdf and parametric_inference_biological_sequence_analysis.pdf). Don't worry about reading these ahead of time, but you might want to have a copy to refer to.