Paper Reading #10: Mutual Information Representation Learning

This week’s paper reading was presented by Arun and went over a different approach to representation learning that does not require generative modelling but instead tries to maximise the mutual information between the data and its representation. The link to the paper is below.

Learning deep representations by mutual information estimation and maximization:
https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.06670

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Paper Reading #9: Normalising flows for discrete data

This week’s paper reading was presented by Arun and introduced normalising flows as a method of performing variational inference and its extension to work on discrete data

Papers:
Variational Inference with Normalizing Flows
https://arxiv.org/abs/1505.05770

and

Discrete Flows: Invertible Generative Models of Discrete Data
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.10347

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Paper Reading #8: Causal Methods in RL

This week’s session by Bruno covered the relationship between two interesting areas, RL and causal inference. We went over the two following papers:

Counterfactual Multi-Agent Policy Gradients
https://arxiv.org/abs/1705.08926

and

Counterfactual Off-Policy Evaluation with Gumbel-Max Structural Causal Models
https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.05824

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Paper Reading #7: Discrete Representation Learning

For the second paper reading of Lent 2020, Arun Kumar presented on two papers, “The Concrete Distribution: A Continuous Relaxation of Discrete Random Variables” and “Neural Discrete Representation Learning”.

Our paper readings are now back to running weekly at the Department of Engineering on Tuesdays 2pm. Hope to see you next week!

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Paper Reading #6: Homomorphically-Encrypted Neural Networks

Our weekly paper reading group is back for Lent term. The first paper, “HEAX: High-Performance Architecture for Computation on Homomorphically Encrypted Data in the Cloud” (Riazi et al. 2019) was presented by Jon Chuang. You can check out the paper here, and if you’re interested in joining Jon’s team for the Xilinx Open Hardware 2020 Competition, you can find out more by emailing him at jcyc3@cam.ac.uk or check out this document.

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Paper Reading #5: ChemDataExtractor for Automatic Chemical Database Generation

This Wednesday (4 Dec 2019), Ben Koby presented on his work on the ChemDataExtractor tool which is used to automatically generate databases of chemical information. This is built upon previous work that you can see here.

This was the last paper reading session of the term. We look forward to seeing you again next term!

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Paper Reading #4: Convolutional Neural Networks for Image Super-Resolution

This Wednesday, Edward presented on CNNs for Image Super-Resolution. The abstract is presented below.

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Paper Reading #3: Grandmaster Level in StarCraft II Using Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning

This Wednesday, Jonathan presented the paper “Grandmaster level in StarCraft II using multi-agent reinforcement learning”. The abstract of the paper is presented below.

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Paper Reading #2: Solving Rubik’s Cube with a Robot Hand

CUMIN hosted its second paper reading group of Michaelmas on the paper titled “Solving Rubik’s Cube with a Robot Hand”. Presented by CUMIN President Henry Pulver, the session gave a brief overview and discussion of OpenAI’s recent paper, which was published just a couple of weeks prior. The abstract of the paper is presented below.

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Paper Reading #1: Counterfactual Fairness

CUMIN recently hosted its first paper reading of Michaelmas term 2019 in the Department of Engineering, on the paper entitled “Counterfactual Fairness” by Kusner, Matt J., et al. The paper was presented by 4th year Information Engineer and CUMIN Chairman Bruno Mlodozeniec. The full paper can be found here, and the abstract is presented below.

Come for our next weekly paper reading session, this Wednesday (30 Oct) 2pm at the Department of Engineering, North Room, on the recently published OpenAI paper “Solving Rubik’s cube with a robot hand” (website) (paper), presented by CUMIN President Henry Pulver. See you there!

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