Graphical Models Workshop

Conference on Graphical Models3-5 September 2013Department of Statistics, Columbia University

Attendance: This conference is open to the public, but please register here to help us keep track of numbers.


Tutorials (Tuesday)

Date: 3 September 2013
Location: Faculty House (directions)

10:00 - 10:45 Steffen Lauritzen (University of Oxford)
"Markov Theory for Graphical Models I"11:00 - 11:45 Andrea Montanari (Stanford University)"Inference in graphical models I: Definitions. The inference problem. Belief Propagation."

Tutorials (Wednesday)

Date: 4 September 2013
Location: Davis Auditorium, Morris A. Schapiro Hall, Columbia Morningside Campus (directions)

10:00 - 10:45 Steffen Lauritzen (University of Oxford)
"Markov Theory for Graphical Models II"
11:00 - 11:45 Andrea Montanari (Stanford University)
"Inference in graphical models II: When does BP work and why? Improving over BP."


Conference (Thursday)

Date: 5 September 2013
Location: Davis Auditorium, Morris A. Schapiro Hall, Columbia Morningside Campus (directions)

10:00 - 11:00 Steffen Lauritzen (University of Oxford)
"Graphical Gaussian Models with Symmetry"
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee
11:30 - 12:15 Ryan P. Adams (Harvard University)
"Implementing Graphical Models with Chemical Reaction Networks"
12:15 - 13:45 Lunch break
13:45 - 14:45 Andrea Montanari (Stanford University)
"Approximate Message Passing and its application to the hidden clique problem"
14:45 - 15:30 David Sontag (NYU)
"Structured Prediction using Linear Programming Relaxations"
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee
16:00 - 16:45 John Paisley (Columbia University)
"Approximation-free variational inference for non-conjugate models"
16:45 - 17:30 Michael Eichler (University of Maastricht)
"Graphical time series models"