MIT-MSR ML seminar: John Lafferty: Statistical Estimation Under Communication Constraints

Speaker: John Lafferty

Date: Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Location: Seminar Room D463 (Star)

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Host: Stefanie Jegelka, Adam Kalai

Contact: Stefanie S. Jegelka, stefje@csail.mit.edu

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Statistical Estimation Under Communication Constraints

Imagine that I estimate a statistical model from data, and then want to share my model with you. But we are communicating over a resource constrained channel. By sending lots of bits, I can communicate my model accurately, with little loss in statistical risk. Sending a small number of bits will incur some excess risk. What can we say about the tradeoff between statistical risk and the communication constraints? This is a type of rate distortion and constrained minimax problem, for which we provide a sharp analysis in certain nonparametric settings. Joint work with Yuancheng Zhu (University of Chicago).

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Created by Stefanie S. Jegelka Email at Saturday, February 06, 2016 at 10:13 AM.