"Optimal Transport for Machine Learning" by Dr. Gabriel Peyré


Event details

Date 12.02.2019
Hour 16:0017:00
Speaker Gabriel Peyré (Ecole Normale Supérieure)
Category Conferences - Seminars
Optimal transport (OT) has become a fundamental mathematical tool at the interface between calculus of variations, partial differential equations and probability. It took however much more time for this notion to become mainstream in numerical applications. This situation is in large part due to the high computational cost of the underlying optimization problems. There is a recent wave of activity on the use of OT-related methods in fields as diverse as image processing, computer vision, computer graphics, statistical inference, machine learning.

In this talk, I will review an emerging class of numerical approaches for the approximate resolution of OT-based optimization problems. This offers a new perspective for the application of OT in high dimension, to solve supervised (learning with transportation loss function) and unsupervised (generative network training) machine learning problems.

More information and references can be found on the website of our book "Computational Optimal Transport".

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  • Informed public
  • Free


  • Idiap Research Institute



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