# networks

Multi level marketing
Pyramid schemes, Ponzi schemes, Newcomb unboxing
2022-10-02
– 2022-10-02Learning graphical models from data
Also, causal discovery, structure discovery
2017-09-20
– 2022-10-01Conditional expectation and probability
2020-02-04
– 2022-09-21Scientific institutions and mechanisms
Descriptive and normative
2021-08-24
– 2022-09-13Multi-agent self
2022-09-11Factor graphs
2019-12-16
– 2022-09-06Soft methodology of science
2012-01-13
– 2022-09-06Adverse advice selection
2022-01-25
– 2022-09-03Causal inference in highly parameterized ML
2020-09-18
– 2022-09-02Transforms of Gaussian noise
Delta method, error propagation, unscented transform, Taylor expansion…
2014-11-25
– 2022-09-01Gaussian belief propagation
Least squares at maximal elaboration
2014-11-25
– 2022-09-01Modern conspiracy theorising
You are only reading this because the Deep State wants you to
2020-08-16
– 2022-08-30Managing people
Making piece with the fact that I cannot do everything myself
2020-07-19
– 2022-08-30Project management
With special attention to speculative and innovative projects
2021-03-23
– 2022-08-28Elliptical belief propagation
Generalized least generalized squares
2022-08-22
– 2022-08-23Recommender systems
2020-11-30
– 2022-08-15Automated theorem provers
2019-12-09
– 2022-08-09Ablation studies, lesion studies, and complex systems
2016-10-26
– 2022-08-06Causal inference on DAGs
Confounding! This scientist performed a miracle graph surgery intervention and you won’t believe what happened next
2016-10-26
– 2022-08-06Instumental variables and two stage regression
Confounding! This scientist performed a miracle graph surgery intervention and you won’t believe what happened next
2016-10-26
– 2022-08-06Trapped beliefs
Thinking now what made sense then
2022-04-09
– 2022-08-06Mechanism design for reputation systems
Karma, credit scores, pagerank, optimised ad hominem reasoning…
2014-08-05
– 2022-08-02Scenius
2020-01-26
– 2022-07-28Teamwork
2020-01-26
– 2022-07-28Diversity in teams
Multiculturalism, pluralism and eccentricity at small scale
2020-05-27
– 2022-07-28Bayes linear regression and basis-functions in Gaussian process regression
a.k.a Fixed Rank Kriging, weight space GPs
2022-02-22
– 2022-07-27Designing social movements
Synthetic biology for utopian egregores
2021-05-01
– 2022-07-27Subculture dynamics
Egregores, superorganisms, memeplexes, coalitions, scenes, fandoms, subcultures, normies, hipsters, sects, and tribes at scale
2018-12-18
– 2022-07-26Conflict theorist models of coordination
2022-07-20
– 2022-07-24Red queen social signal dynamics
Arms races in memetic selection on graphs is how I make my fashion choices
2018-12-18
– 2022-07-24Interaction effects and subgroups are probably what we want to estimate
2022-01-25
– 2022-07-21Performance indicators, Measurement, analytics
Street fighting statistics
2014-09-22
– 2022-07-09Being stroppy
For people too perverse to be contrarian like everyone else
2022-03-04
– 2022-07-06Dilemmas of collective action
2014-11-25
– 2022-07-05Rituals and beliefs that bind
2021-05-01
– 2022-07-05Approximate matrix factorisation
Sometimes even exact
2014-08-05
– 2022-06-29Algorithmic mechanism design
Computational complexity and fairness results for markets and games
2014-09-22
– 2022-06-29Soft incentive mechanism design
Markets, cakes, karma, and reverse game theory, applied to humans
2014-09-22
– 2022-06-29Invasive arguments
Weeds in public discourse
2021-12-20
– 2022-06-25Workhacks
How to succeed in business (with or without trying)
2020-07-19
– 2022-06-14Designing less toxic social media
2020-07-12
– 2022-06-11Pluralistic ignorance, silent majorities, spiral of silence, hidden tribes
We all believe that we all believe what we do not believe
2020-06-03
– 2022-06-11Emergent spacetime
What are qubits again?
2022-05-26Applied psephology
2016-07-12
– 2022-05-25Graph neural nets
2020-09-16
– 2022-05-18Memetics
Taste dynamics, opinion dynamics, sincerely-held-belief dynamics etc
2020-01-30
– 2022-05-14But what can I do?
The stuff to do to make a better society is pretty easy it turns out
2020-02-06
– 2022-05-02Casual anthropic principles
Convenience-sampling lived human experience
2020-02-15
– 2022-05-01Causal graphical model reading group 2022
Causal inference
2022-04-01
– 2022-04-29SLAM
Simultaneous Location and Mapping
2014-11-25
– 2022-04-28Vecchia factoring of GP likelihoods
Ignore some conditioning in the dependencies and attain a sparse cholesky factor for the precision matrix
2022-04-27Hierarchical models
DAGs, multilevel models, random coefficient models, mixed effect models, structural equation models…
2015-06-07
– 2022-04-21Social norms
2019-10-07
– 2022-04-13Particle belief propagation
Graphical inference using empirical distribution estimates
2014-07-25
– 2022-04-08Particle Markov Chain Monte Carlo
Particle systems as MCMC proposals
2014-07-25
– 2022-04-08The levels of simulacra
2018-12-18
– 2022-04-07Doing complicated things the obvious way
and not researching alternatives when the obvious way turns out to be wrong
2022-04-04
– 2022-04-04The language game
Coevolution of words and meanings
2014-12-29
– 2022-04-01Partition-valued random variates
2022-04-01Belief propagation
2014-11-25
– 2022-03-31Reservoir Computing
2022-03-28COVID-19 in practice
SARS-CoV-2 to its friends
2020-11-25
– 2022-03-13Science; Sociology and institution design for
Scientist, falsify thyself
2020-05-17
– 2022-03-06Journalism, normative
Sensors for the superorganism
2020-01-26
– 2022-03-04Opinion dynamics 1: Social contagion moves hearts and minds
How to win elections and influence people
2020-08-30
– 2022-03-03The social brain
Rubber-duck-typing
2011-12-09
– 2022-02-27Symbolic and substantive insurrections
Sovereign citizens, LARPing insurgency, institution building
2022-02-20
– 2022-02-27Learning with conservation laws, invariances and symmetries
2020-04-11
– 2022-02-25Visualising probabilistic graphical models
Also related models, such as Neural nets
2018-03-29
– 2022-02-18Message-passing algorithms in graphical models
Cleaving reality at the joint, then summing it at the marginal
2014-11-25
– 2022-02-17Neurons
Neural networks made of real neurons, in functioning brains
2014-11-03
– 2022-02-14Filter bubbles, fact checking and kompromat
Polarization and fragmentation on the basis of browser cookies
2017-02-12
– 2022-02-13Diversity in society
Pluralism, multiculturalism, tolerance, ghettoisation, xenophobic panic
2017-02-19
– 2022-02-13Academic publishing
2015-07-07
– 2022-02-11Probabilistic graphical models
2014-08-05
– 2022-02-08Random graphical models
Causality in amongst confusion
2021-10-26
– 2022-02-07Sexual ethics and institutions
2020-06-07
– 2022-02-07Sociology and politics of information
Epistemic democracy, cognitive democracy, the great society
2022-01-09
– 2022-02-02Ethical consumption
Socialism as a Service
2020-02-06
– 2022-01-30Learning on manifolds
Finding the lowest bit of a krazy straw, from the inside
2011-10-21
– 2022-01-26Social psychology
Which of those NPR-friendly studies actually replicated?
2017-02-20
– 2022-01-14Statistical projectivity
2020-04-26
– 2022-01-11Standards hell
Lock-in, QWERTY, coordination problems etc
2015-01-05
– 2022-01-11Group size
Scaling dynamics and network effects in social coordination
2011-12-09
– 2022-01-02Diversity as an end in itself
On a rich an vibrant ecosystem of culture and thought
2021-12-13Causality via potential outcomes
Neyman-Rubin, counterfactuals, conditional treatment effects, and related tricks
2016-10-26
– 2021-12-10Diffusion of innovations
Epidemiology of widgets
2020-01-30
– 2021-12-10Gaussian Processes as stochastic differential equations
Imposing time on things
2019-09-18
– 2021-11-25External validity and dataset shift
Also transfer learning, learning under covariate shift, transferable learning, domain adaptation etc
2020-10-17
– 2021-11-03Spectral graph theory
Linear signals on graphs
2014-11-24
– 2021-10-27Survey modelling
Adjusting for the Lizardman constant
2019-08-29
– 2021-10-24Weaponizing social media
Trolls, bots, lulz, infowars and other moods of the modern networked ape
2019-10-21
– 2021-10-24Networks and graphs, theory thereof
2014-11-24
– 2021-10-20Economics on networks
2020-05-17
– 2021-10-16Neural music synthesis
2016-01-15
– 2021-10-14Research discovery
Has someone answered that question I have not worked out how to ask yet?
2019-01-22
– 2021-10-13Random neural networks
2017-02-17
– 2021-10-12Missing data
Imputation, estimation despite etc
2021-10-07Recurrent neural networks
2016-06-16
– 2021-09-06Governance of the commons
On the mysterious fact that most people get on with most of their neighbours most of the time
2014-10-29
– 2021-09-02Contact tracing
Reverse engineering social graphs for the control of contagions of pathogens, subversive ideology and other substances of interest
2020-03-21
– 2021-07-28Science
History, sociology and philosophy thereof
2017-07-08
– 2021-07-21Contagion processes and their statistics
2016-08-30
– 2021-07-15Media virality
Strategic modelling for content creators
2016-08-30
– 2021-07-15Learning summary statistics
2020-04-22
– 2021-07-15Graph sampling
Estimating functionals of graphs
2020-02-15
– 2021-07-06Applied string mangling
Regexes, parsing, tokenising etc
2019-12-09
– 2021-07-05Distributed sensing, swarm sensing, adaptive social learning
2014-10-13
– 2021-06-28Learning on tabular data
2020-11-30
– 2021-06-21The simplest thing
Minimum viable whatever, worse is better, PC-losering, Postel chaos, Burkean engineering
2020-02-03
– 2021-04-27Causal inference in the continuous limit
2021-02-17Efficient factoring of GP likelihoods
2020-10-16
– 2020-10-26Graph computation
2014-12-17
– 2020-09-20Independence, conditional, statistical
2016-04-21
– 2020-09-13Dimensionality reduction
Wherein I teach myself, amongst other things, feature selection, how a sparse PCA works, and decide where to file multidimensional scaling
2015-03-22
– 2020-09-11Causal graphical model reading group 2020
An introduction to conditional independence DAGs and their use for causal inference.
2020-08-30
– 2020-09-03Causal Bayesian networks
Staged tree models, probability trees …Causalan Bayesian networks
2020-11-01
– 2020-09-01Economics of insurgence
2015-02-02
– 2020-07-01Learning of manifolds
Also topological data analysis; other hip names to follow
2014-08-19
– 2020-06-23Inference on social graphs
Heterogeneous media and controls
2019-09-22
– 2020-06-03Directed graphical models
2017-09-20
– 2020-05-13Statistical relational learning
2020-04-26
– 2020-04-27Matching and weighting
Making the optimal beverage from the fruit life gave you
2020-04-22Analysis/resynthesis of audio
2016-01-15
– 2020-04-09Epidemics
2020-03-10
– 2020-04-03Learnable indexes and hashes
2018-01-12
– 2020-02-18Potential theory in probability
Something about harmonic functions or whatever
2020-02-12*-omics
2016-08-12
– 2020-01-22Information geometry
2011-10-21
– 2019-12-27Audio source separation
2019-11-04
– 2019-11-26Undirected graphical models
2017-09-20
– 2019-10-28Non-negative matrix factorisation
2019-10-14Probabilistic graphical models over continuous index sets
2014-08-05
– 2019-09-25Fourier interpolation
2019-06-19Topology, applied to problems I know about
2015-01-23
– 2019-06-15Quantum-probabilistic graphical models
2017-08-07Marketing psychology
2017-04-27
– 2017-05-29UNSW Stats reading group 2016 - Causal DAGs
An introduction to conditional independence DAGs and their use for causal data.
2016-10-17
– 2016-10-21Inference from disorder
2016-10-19Clustering
2015-05-22
– 2016-06-07Expectation maximisation
2014-08-17
– 2016-04-17Coarse graining
2014-11-11
– 2015-12-02Sigma algebras, probability spaces, measure theory
The scaffolding of randomness
2015-06-20