The Implicit Bias of Perceptron, Coordinate Descent, Gradient Descent, Deep Learning, and the Actor-Critic Algorithm

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Matus Telgarsky


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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The talk starts by surveying the implicit bias of standard descent methods, with some emphasis on proof schemes.  The remainder of the talk will focus on an implicit bias, specifically an alignment phenomenon, in deep learning and in actor-critic algorithms. 

Joint work with Yuzheng Hu and Ziwei Ji.


Matus Telgarsky is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, specializing in deep learning theory.  He was fortunate to receive a PhD at UCSD under Sanjoy Dasgupta.  Other highlights include: co-founding, in 2017, the Midwest ML Symposium (MMLS) with Po-Ling Loh; receiving a 2018 NSF CAREER award; co-organizing a Simons Insititute program on deep learning theory.