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Continuous Optimization Seminar - Steve VavasisExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 — 4:00 PM EDT

Title: Tutorial on back-propagation and automatic differentiation

Speaker: Steve Vavasis
Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Room: MC 5479

Abstract: In this presentation, I'll cover the basics of automatic differentiation (AD). Then I'll explain how to apply AD for finding the gradient of one term of the loss function in training a neural network, which is called "back-propagation".  I'll also explain how some authors are using AD for the purpose of selecting hyperparameters in optimization algorithms.

Location 
MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
5479
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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