Computational Perception Group

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Research in the Computational Perception Group spans the following areas:

  1. machine learning which provides a theoretical framework for learning and making inferences from data in order to make decisions.
  2. computer perception and cognition which builds automatic systems for processing and understanding images, sounds and videos
  3. statistical signal processing which uses techniques from statistics and machine learning to develop new signal processing methods
  4. machine learning for climate science which employs advanced machine learning methods to improve predictions for climate modelling and forecasting to facilitate decision making

Particular current focusses of the group are: deep probabilistic learning, human-like learning, continual learning, k-shot learning, active learning, transfer learning, reinforcement learning, concept learning, probabilistic models, Bayesian statistics, Bayesian neural networks, Gaussian processes, spatio-temporal modelling, approximate inference, scalable and distributed inference, Monte Carlo methods, variational methods, expectation propagation, and Bayesian optimisation. We are also interested in the connection between machine learning and computation in the brain.



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News

01 / 11 / 17 A new draft paper on Variational Continual Learning
23 / 10 / 17 A Unifying Framework for Gaussian Process Pseudo-Point Approximations using Power Expectation Propagation published in JMLR
05 / 09 / 17 Streaming Sparse Gaussian Process Approximations accepted to NIPS2017
05 / 09 / 17 Interpolated Policy Gradient: Merging On-Policy and Off-Policy Gradient Estimation for Deep Reinforcement Learning accepted to NIPS2017
02 / 06 / 17 A new draft paper: Discriminative k-shot learning using probabilistic models
15 / 05 / 17 Two papers [1, 2] accepted to ICML2017
06 / 02 / 17 Q-Prop: Sample-Efficient Policy Gradient with an Off-Policy Critic accepted for oral presentation at ICLR
11 / 17 / 16 The Multivariate Generalised von Mises: Inference and applications accepted for oral presentation at AAAI2017
23 / 11 / 16 Gaussian Processes: From the Basics to the State-of-the-Art, Imperial's ML tutorial series [ slides | video ]
15 / 11 / 16 Awarded a Facebook AI Research Partnership Award (GPU server)
05 / 11 / 16 Advertising a PhD Studentship in one-shot learning using Bayesian deep learning
02 / 11 / 16 Awarded a Google Focussed Award for Reliable and Robust Deep Reinforcement Learning with Shane Gu
30 / 10 / 16 Dr. Cuong Nguyen and James Requeima join the group
26 / 10 / 16 Gaussian Processes for auditory neuroscience, Imperial College London slides
16 / 09 / 16 Machine Learning for Signal Processing keynote presentation [ slides | video ]
12 / 08 / 16 Rényi Divergence Variational Inference accepted to NIPS2016
24 / 04 / 16 Deep Gaussian Processes showing state-of-the-art results on regression accepted to ICML2016
04 / 09 / 15 Three papers accepted to NIPS2015, two with spotlight presentations
06 / 06 / 15 Thang Bui awarded a Google European Doctoral Fellowship
19 / 05 / 15 Richard Turner awarded a Cambridge Students' Union Teaching Award for Lecturing
18 / 03 / 15 Richard Turner awarded an EPSRC Research Grant
28 / 10 / 13 The Group's research features on the BBC World Service's technology programme, Click
22 / 02 / 13 Richard Turner awarded a Google Faculty Award
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