Samsung-HSE Laboratory will develop mechanisms of Bayesian inference in modern neural networks, which will solve a number of problems in deep learning. The laboratory team will be made up of the members of the Bayesian Methods Research Group — one of the strongest scientific groups in Russia in the field of machine learning and Bayesian inference. It will be headed by a professor of the Higher School of Economics Dmitry Vetrov.
At October 19-20, head of the Deep Learning and Bayesian Methods laboratory Dmitry Vetrov took part in the forum on artificial intelligence at the headquarters of the corporation Samsung.
On September 12 and 13, a mini-workshop "Stochastic processes and probabilistic models in machine learning" was held at the faculty. Four invited foreign specialists gave lectures about the application of parametric and nonparametric probabilistic methods in machine learning, and representatives of Russian scientific groups told about particular projects where these approaches are used.
Michael Fugurnov's paper written in collaboration with researchers from Google, Carnegie Mellon University and Dmitry Vetrov has been presented on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. The conference was held from 21 to 26 July in Honolulu, USA.
A group of 8 researchers including 5 laboratory's staff members received a large grant by Russian Science Foundation. The grant has been received in collaboration with the Laboratory of Computer Graphics and Multimedia (MSU) and Bayesian Methods research group.
The paper authored by laboratory's research assistants Dmitry Molchanov and Arsenii Ashukha and head Dmitry Vetrov has been accepted to the International Conference on Machine Learning'2017. In this research a state-of-the-art result in deep neural networks sparsification was achieved using Bayesian framework applied to deep learning.
Dmitry Vetrov, head of the laboratory, held a meeting with Mr. Shi-Hwa Lee, a Vice-President of Samsung, a company the laboratory collaborates with. Interim research results, internship possibilities and collaboration perspectives were discussed.
The laboratory signed a contract with international company Samsung about research in the area of deep learning. Samsung's senior engineer Kim KyoungHoon will consult our staff, and the laboratory is going to hire new employyes to work on the project.