Machine Learning & Information Processing Reading Group

MLIP group is a machine learning reading group at Purdue ECE, coordinated by Prof Stanley Chan. The purpose of the group is to provide a platform for intellectual discussions on latest topics in machine learning. The reading group consists of a weekly meeting and a mailing list. We welcome all faculty and students to participate.

Mailing List & Piazza Forum

Please subscribe our mailing list at
https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECN/mailman/listinfo/machine-learning

If you like to participate in our Piazza forum, you may sign up at
https://piazza.com/purdue/other/ece00000

Schedule (Spring 2019)

Copyrights of the slides are owned by individual faculty and students, or sources where the slides are originally from. Please contact the presenter if you have any question regarding the material.

Time: Every Other Wednesday 2:30-3:30pm
Location: WTHR 320
What: Faculty and student presenting papers

Spring 2019

Apr 24, 2019
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: WTHR 320
Paper 1: Kent Gauen, Understanding deep learning requires rethinking generalization
Paper 2: MeherChaitanya Pindiprolu and Pal Raktim, An Actor-Critic Algorithm for Sequence Prediction

Apr 17, 2019
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: WTHR 320
Paper 1: Venkatesh Sridhar, Explaining and harnessing adversarial examples
Paper 2: Ryan Dailey and Mridul Agarwal, Stronger generalization bounds for deep nets via a compression approach

Apr 10, 2019
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: WTHR 320
Paper 1: Dongqi Zheng and Amrit Nagarajan, Understanding deep convolutional networks
Paper 2: Xiaodong Huang and Yubo Wang, How SGD Selects the Global Minima in Over-parameterized Learning: A Dynamical Stability Perspective

Apr 3, 2019
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: WTHR 320
Paper 1: Christopher Wright and Jacob Desmond, Designing Neural Network Architectures using Reinforcement Learning
Paper 2: Brian Page and Liyao Gao, Learning to Optimize Neural Nets

Mar 27, 2019
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: WTHR 320
Paper 1: Alex Carignan and Zachary Letterhos, Auto-Encoding Variational Bayes
Paper 2: Tony Allen and Gavin Glenn, Mastering Chess and Shogi by Self-Play with a General Reinforcement Learning Algorithm

Mar 20, 2019
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: WTHR 320
Paper 1: Guanzhe Hong, Quantum machine learning
Paper 2: Yifan Wang and Yang Zhang, Improved Techniques for Training GANs

Mar 13, 2019
Spring Break

Mar 6, 2019
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: WTHR 320
Paper 1: Natat Sombuntham, Obfuscated Gradients Give a False Sense of Security
Paper 2: Omar Eldaghar and Alden Bradford, Audio Adversarial Examples: Targeted Attacks on Speech-to-Text

Feb 27, 2019
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: WTHR 320
Paper 1: Rehana Mahfuz, Targeted Backdoor Attacks on Deep Learning Systems Using Data Poisoning
Paper 2: Yizhen Zhang and Yujie Chen, Attention Is All You Need

Feb 20, 2019
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: WTHR 320
Paper 1: Omar Elgendy, Image Super-Resolution Using Deep Convolutional Networks
Paper 2: Sthitapragyan Parida and Ziyu Gong, Empirical study of the topology and geometry of deep networks

Feb 13, 2019
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: WTHR 320
Paper 1: Ye Shi and Shiqi Zhang, Discriminative vs Informative Learning
Paper 2: Carlos Salinas and Max Ruby, Approximation by Superpositions of a Sigmoidal Function

Feb 6, 2019
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: WTHR 320
Paper 1: Jingshuang Chen and Xiaofeng Ou, Learning Functions: When Is Deep Better than Shallow?
Paper 2: Abhiram Gnanasambandam and Vineeth Ravi, Deep Convolutional Framelets: A General Deep Learning Framework for Inverse Problems

Jan 30, 2019
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: WTHR 320
Paper 1: Xiangyu Qu, Mask R-CNN
Paper 2: Lakshay Kharbanda and Rahul Nanda, Machine Learning: The High-Interest Credit Card of Technical Debt

Jan 23, 2019
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: WTHR 320
Paper 1: Omkar Patil and Parameswaran Desigavinayagam, U-Net: Convolutional Networks for Biomedical Image Segmentation
Paper 2: Maliha Hossain and Balke Thilo, Deep Residual Learning for Image Recognition

Jan 16, 2019
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: WTHR 320
Paper 1: Diyu Yang, A Survey of Model Compression and Acceleration for Deep Neural Networks
Paper 2: Omar Elgendy, A Review of Convolutional Neural Networks for Inverse Problems in Imaging

Jan 9, 2019
No Meeting

Fall 2018

Dec 5, 2018
No Reading Group. Final Exam

Nov 28, 2018
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: MSEE 239
Title: TBD
Presenster: Jing Li
Reading 1:

Nov 21, 2018
Title: Thanksgiving Break

Nov 14, 2018
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: POTR 234 Fu Room
Title: Perceptual Learning
Presenster: Prof Amy Reibman
Reading 1:

Nov 7, 2018
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: MSEE 239
Title: Graph Convolutional Networks
Presenster: David Ho
Reading 1: https://arxiv.org/abs/1609.02907

Oct 31, 2018
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: POTR 234 Fu Room
Title: Doing Deep Learning on ITaP Clusters
Presenster: Amiya Maji
Reading 1: Overview of RCAC

Oct 24, 2018
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: MSEE 239
Title: Empirical Study of the Topology and Geometry of Deep Networks
Presenster: Xiangyu Qu
Reading 1: Fawzi et al. CVPR 2018

Oct 17, 2018
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: POTR 234 Fu Room
Title: Wasserstein GAN
Presenster: Omar Elgendy
Reading 1: https://arxiv.org/abs/1701.07875

Oct 10, 2018
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: POTR 234 Fu Room
Title: Linear Factor Analysis and Auto-encoder
Presenster: Rajeev Sahay
Reading 1: Deep Learning Book Ch. 13 and Ch. 14

Oct 3, 2018
Room: MSEE 239
Title: Evaluating the Robustness of Neural Networks: An Extreme Value Theory Approach
Presenster: Guanzhe Hong
Reading 1: https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.10578

Sep 26, 2018
Room: POTR 234 Fu Room
Title: Neural Network for Universal Approximation
Presenster: Sri Kalyan Yarlagadda
Reading 1: Multilayer Feedforward Networks are Universal Approximators

Sep 19, 2018
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: POTR 234 Fu Room
Title: CNSIP Seminar: Signal and Information Processing in the Age of Massive Data: Exploiting the Blessings of Dimensionality
Presenster: Prof Yue M. Lu, Harvard John Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Sep 12, 2018
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: POTR 234 Fu Room
Title: Image-Based 3D Scene Understanding: From Camera Geometry to Deep Learning
Presenster: Shaobo Fang

Sep 5, 2018
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: MSEE 239
Title: Practical Considerations of Deep Networks
Presenster: Diyu Yang
Reading 1: Deep Learning Textbook Ch.11

Aug 29, 2018
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Room: POTR 234 Fu Room
Title: Deep Learning Research in Video and Image Processing Lab
Presenster: Prof. Edward Delp
Reading 1: VIPER website

Summer 2018

Aug 08, 2018
Deep Learning Summer Workshop 2018 Part 2

Aug 01, 2018
Title: Reinforcement Learning
Presenster: Prof. Charles Bouman
Reading 1: Useful links

July 25, 2018
Title: Adversarial Attack
Presenter: Prof. Stanley Chan
Reading 1: Explaining and Harnessing Adversarial Examples’’, by Goodfellow et al.

July 18, 2018
Title: Recurrent and Recursive Networks
Presenter: Prof. Aly El Gamal
Reading 1: Deep Learning Textbook, Chapter 10

July 11, 2018
Title: Feed Forward Network and Back Propagation
Presenter: Soumendu Majee
Reading 1: Deep Learning Textbook, Chapter 6

July 04, 2018
No Meeting.
Independence Day

June 27, 2018
Title: Convolutional Neural Networks
Presenter: Prof. Maggie Zhu
Reading 1: Stanford CS 231 Note
Reading 2: Deep Learning Textbook, Chapter 9

June 20, 2018
Deep Learning Summer Workshop 2018 Part 1

June 13, 2018
Title: TensorFlow Introduction
Presenter: Amir Ziabari
Reading 1: TensorFlow Tutorial

June 06, 2018
Title: PyTorch Introduction
Presenter: Xiangyu Qu
Reading 1: PyTorch Tutorial

May 30, 2018
Title: Deep Learning Optimization
Presenter: Prof. Aly El Gamal
Reading 1: Deep Learning Textbook Chapter 8

May 23, 2018
Title: Generative Adversarial Networks
Presenter: Prof. Stanley Chan
Reading 1: ‘‘NIPS 2016 Tutorial: Generative Adversarial Networks’’ by Goodfellow
Reading 2: ‘‘Generative Adversarial Nets’’ by Goodfellow et al.

May 16, 2018
Title: Overview of Deep Learning
Presenter: Prof. Greg Buzzard
Reading 1: Deep Learning Textbook Chapter 1