Petteri Kaski: Machine Learning Coffee seminar "Finding Outlier Correlations"

Lecturer : 
Petteri Kaski
Event type: 
HIIT seminar
Doctoral dissertation
Event time: 
2018-03-12 09:15 to 10:00
Seminar room T6, CS building, Konemiehentie 2, Otaniemi

Petteri Kaski, Aalto University

Finding Outlier Correlations

Abstract: Finding strongly correlated pairs of observables is one of the basic tasks in data analysis and machine learning. Assuming we have N observables, there are N(N-1)/2 pairs of distinct observables, which gives rise to quadratic scalability in N if our approach is to explicitly compute all pairwise correlations.

In this talk, we look at algorithm designs that achieve subquadratic scalability in N to find pairs of observables that are strongly correlated compared with the majority of the pairs. Our plan is to start with an exposition of G. Valiant's breakthrough design [FOCS'12,JACM'15] and then look at subsequent improved designs, including some of our own work.

Based on joint work with M. Karppa, J. Kohonen, and P. Ó Catháin, cf. (ACM TALG, to appear) and (ESA'16).

Machine Learning Coffee seminars are weekly seminars held jointly by the Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. The seminars aim to gather people from different fields of science with interest in machine learning. Talks will begin at 9:15 am and porridge and coffee will be served from 9:00 am.



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