approximation

Reparameterization tricks in inference Pathwise gradient estimation, nNormalizing flows, invertible density models, inference by measure transport, low-dimensional coupling… 2018-04-04 – 2023-01-19
Probability divergences Metrics, contrasts and divergences and other ways of quantifying how similar are two randomnesses 2014-11-25 – 2023-01-06
Neural denoising diffusion models Denoising diffusion probabilistic models (DDPMs), score-based generative models, generative diffusion processes, neural energy models… 2021-11-11 – 2022-09-24
ELBO Evidence lower bound, variational free energy etc 2020-10-02 – 2022-08-03
SLAM Simultaneous Location and Mapping 2014-11-25 – 2022-04-28
Variational inference On fitting something not too far from a pretty good model that is not too hard 2016-03-22 – 2022-02-10
Stein’s method His eyes are like angels but his heart is cold / No need to ask / He’s a Stein operator 2021-03-12 – 2021-06-01
Statistical learning theory Eventually including structural risk minimisation, risk bounds, hopefully-uniform convergence rates, VC-dimension, generalisation-and-stability framings etc 2016-07-06 – 2016-08-16