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Clayton Scott - Kernel Methods for Transfer Learning


9/15/2016 at 3:30PM


9/15/2016 at 5:00PM


356A Fitzpatrick


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In machine learning, transfer learning refers to the problem of classifying a test data set, given one or more training data sets that are governed by different (although similar) distributions. Such problems arise in a range of applications where data distributions fluctuate because of biological, technical, environmental, and other sources of variation. In this talk I will present a framework for applying kernel methods to transfer learning. To begin the talk, I will review the use of reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces in machine learning. Several applications motivate this work and will be presented as time permits.

Seminar Speaker:

Clayton Scott

Clayton Scott

University of Michigan

Clayton Scott is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and of Statistics, at the University of Michigan. He received his AB in mathematics from Harvard University in 1998, and his MS and PhD in electrical engineering from Rice University in 2000 and 2004, respectively. In 2009 he received the NSF CAREER Award. His research interests are in the theory, methods, and applications of statistical machine learning.