Machine Learning Discussion Group Spring 2015

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The Machine Learning Discussion Group (MLDG) is an informal group for discussing the latest work in the field of Machine Learning. We usually discuss a paper from a recent conference (NIPS, ICML, etc) each meeting.

This term (Spring 2015) we are meeting on Wednesdays at 1:15pm in Gates 406.

Schedule of papers

Feel free to volunteer for any available week!

Date Discussion Leader Topic, Paper links
28 Jan 2015
4 Feb 2015 Adith Swaminathan Paper draft (ICML)
11 Feb 2015 Dylan Foster
18 Feb 2015 Jack Hessel
25 Feb 2015 Jason Yosinski Uría, Murray, and Larochelle: A Deep and Tractable Density Estimator (ICML 2014)
4 Mar 2015 Moontae Lee TBD
11 Mar 2015 Tobias Schnabel
18 Mar 2015 No Speaker
25 Mar 2015
1 Apr 2015 none Spring Break
8 Apr 2015 Arzoo Katiyar
15 Apr 2015 Vikram Rao
22 Apr 2015 Karthik Raman (Tentative)
29 Apr 2015
6 May 2015


Who attends the MLDG?

The group is mainly attended by graduate students. The organizers this term are Arzoo Katiyar and Moontae Lee. Suggestions for topics or papers to discuss may be sent to the mailing list and are always welcome.

How do I get involved?

Want to check out MLDG? Stop by any Wednesday. You can also sign yourself up for the mldg mailing list, You can join the list by sending an email with subject "join" (no quotes) to

Archive of previous MLDG pages