Some things you need to know about machine learning but didn't know whom to ask (the grad school version)

Some things you need to know about machine learning but didn't know... - Sanjeev Arora

Sanjeev Arora
Princeton University; Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics
February 5, 2018

Last semester I gave a talk that was a 1-hour condensation of undergrad machine learning. https://video.ias.edu/membsem/2017/1127-SanjeevArora . This semester's talk will be a 1-hour treatment of some research directions in theoretical machine learning, including the generalization mystery (why do deep nets generalize to unseen examples, despite having far more parameters than the number of training examples?) and Generative Adversarial Nets (GANs). This will be a bit more mathematical but still accessible to a general math audience. (A more comprehensive survey of research directions was in this grad seminar: http://www.cs.princeton.edu/courses/archive/fall17/cos597A/)