Department of Mathematics

Mathematical Physics and Gauge Theory

  •  Machine Learning I: Introduction
  •  04/25/2017
  •  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall
  •  Tim Nguyen, MSU

Machine learning, which draws from a diversity of fields including computer science, mathematics, and physics, has been taking the world by storm due to its flourishing industrial applications. We present a live demo of machine learning in action, where we train a neural network to classify handwritten digits to an appreciable degree in real time. We then proceed to give an introductory overview of the ingredients that go into this task: logistic regression, stochastic gradient descent, and deep learning. (Part II, which connects machine learning to approximation theory and quantum physics, will take place the following week.)



Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
C212 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824

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