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A Provably Correct Algorithm for Deep Learning that Actually Works by Eran Malach (DSI Learning Club)

June 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am IDT

June 14th, Thu 10:00 , Eran Malach (webpage).

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (PhD Student)

Location: Gonda Building (901), Room 101.

A Provably Correct Algorithm for Deep Learning that Actually Works


We describe a layer-by-layer algorithm for training deep convolutional networks, where each step involves gradient updates for a two layer network followed by a simple clustering algorithm. Our algorithm stems from a deep generative model that generates images level by level, where lower resolution images correspond to latent semantic classes. We analyze the convergence rate of our algorithm assuming that the data is indeed generated according to this model (as well as additional assumptions). While we do not pretend to claim that the assumptions are realistic for natural images, we do believe that they capture some true properties of real data. Furthermore, we show that our algorithm actually works in practice (on the CIFAR dataset), achieving results in the same ballpark as that of vanilla convolutional neural networks that are being trained by stochastic gradient descent.


June 14, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Gonda Building (901), Room 101.