van der Schaar Lab

NeurIPS Deep Generative Models and Downstream Applications Workshop invited talk

Event details

Mihaela van der Schaar will deliver an invited talk as part of the Deep Generative Models and Downstream Applications Workshop, which will run alongside NeurIPS 2021.


Synthetic Data Generation and Assessment: Challenges, Methods, Impact

Location and local date/time

This event will take place from 16:20 to 16:40 GMT on December 14, 2021.

About the event

Deep generative models (DGMs) have become an important research branch in deep learning, including a broad family of methods such as variational autoencoders, generative adversarial networks, normalizing flows, energy based models and autoregressive models. Many of these methods have been shown to achieve state-of-the-art results in the generation of synthetic data of different types such as text, speech, images, music, molecules, etc. However, besides just generating synthetic data, DGMs are of particular relevance in many practical downstream applications. A few examples are imputation and acquisition of missing data, anomaly detection, data denoising, compressed sensing, data compression, image super-resolution, molecule optimization, interpretation of machine learning methods, identifying causal structures in data, generation of molecular structures, etc.

However, at present, there seems to be a disconnection between researchers working on new DGM-based methods and researchers applying such methods to practical problems (like the ones mentioned above).

This workshop aims to fill in this gap by bringing the two aforementioned communities together.

The event is finished.


Dec 14 2021


Note: time is shown in GMT
16:20 - 16:40