AI Institute “Geometry of Deep Learning” 2019

AI Institute “Geometry of Deep Learning” 2019

About

Deep learning is transforming the field of artificial intelligence, yet it is lacking solid theoretical underpinnings. This state of affair significantly hinders further progress, as exemplified by time-consuming hyperparameters optimization, or the extraordinary difficulties encountered in adversarial machine learning. Our three-day workshop stems on what we identify as the current main bottleneck: understanding the geometrical structure of deep neural networks. This problem is at the confluence of mathematics, computer science, and practical machine learning. We invite the leaders in these fields to bolster new collaborations and to look for new angles of attack on the mysteries of deep learning.

Keynotes

Peter Bartlett, University of California at Berkeley
Leon Bottou, Facebook
Anna Gilbert, University of Michigan
Piotr Indyk, MIT
S. T. Yau, Harvard

Invited Speakers

Emmanuel Abbe
Nina Balcan
Costis Daskalakis
Rong Ge
Suriya Gunasekar
Daniel Hsu
Yuanzhi Li
Tengyu Ma
Aleksander Madry
Andrea Montanari
Sasha Rakhlin
Mahdi Soltanolkotabi
Suvrit Sra
Nati Srebro
Soledad Villar

Program Committee members

Sébastien Bubeck
Ilya Razenshteyn
Adith Swaminathan
Greg Yang
Pengchuan Zhang

Agenda

Day 1 | Monday, August 26

Time Session
8:15 AM–9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM–10:00 AM Peter Bartlett, University of California at Berkeley
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Coffee break
11:00 AM–12:30 PM Daniel Hsu, Columbia; Andrea Montanari, Stanford University; Sasha Rakhlin, MIT
12:30 PM–2:00 PM Lunch break
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Leon Bottou, Facebook
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Tea time
4:00 PM–5:30 PM Emmanuel Abbe, Princeton and EPFL; Mahdi Soltanolkotabi, University of Southern California; Nati Srebro, TTI-C

Day 2 | Tuesday, August 27

Time Session
8:15 AM–9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM–10:00 AM S. T. Yau, Harvard
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Coffee break
11:00 AM–12:30 PM Nina Balcan, CMU; Costis Daskalakis, MIT; Tengyu Ma, Stanford University
12:30 PM–2:00 PM Lunch break
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Anna Gilbert, University of Michigan
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Tea time
4:00 PM–5:30 PM Suriya Gunasekar, TTI-C; Aleksander Madry, MIT; Soledad Villar, NYU
6:00 PM–10:00 PM An evening reception at the Chihuly Museum

Day 3 | Wednesday, August 28

Time Session
8:15 AM–9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM–10:00 AM Piotr Indyk, MIT
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Coffee break
11:00 AM–12:30 PM Rong Ge, Duke; Yuanzhi Li, CMU; Suvrit Sra, MIT
12:30 PM–2:00 PM Lunch break