FI Computational Methods and Data Science Journal Club: Bamdad Hosseini

Date & Time


FI Computational Methods and Data Science Journal Club

Flatiron Institute, 162 5th Avenue

Speaker: Bamdad Hosseini (UW)

Title: Bayesian inference of functions: from theory to computations

Abstract: Bayesian inference is a workhorse of data science but it is often applied in a finite-dimensional/parametric settings. In this talk I will discuss how Bayesian inference can be performed in the non-parametric setting focusing on the inference of functional parameters that belong to infinite-dimensional spaces. I will give a brief review of theory focusing on well-posedness of Bayes’ rule before discussing various algorithmic approaches for computing posterior statistics. I will present function space MCMC algorithms as well as more recent variational techniques inspired by generative models in machine learning.

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