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IAS Seminar "Dimension reduction methods: Algorithms and Applications"

03 Mar 2015 14:00
03 Mar 2015 15:00
Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Rotunda, building 16.4, room 301
Prof. Yousef Saad, College of Science & Engineering,
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, USA
A common tool that is exploited in solving data mining and machine learning problems is that of ’dimension reduction’. Dimension reduction is based on the precept that the observed data often lies in a noisy version of a low-dimensional subspace and so it is critical to work in this subspace not only to reduce computational cost but also to improve accuracy. The talk will start with an overview of the key concepts and then illustrate dimension reduction methods with applications such as information retrieval, face recognition and matrix completion for recommender systems. One of the main difficulties in many of the methods based on dimension reduction is to find the inherent approximate rank of the data at hand. We will show how a few simple random sampling methods for computing spectral densities and counting eigenvalues can be used for this purpose. Finally, if time permits, we will report on our first experiments in ’materials informatics’, a methodology which blends data mining and materials science.
Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 14:00
Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Rotunda, building 16.4, room 301
Announcement as pdf file:
 Dimension reduction methods: Algorithms and Applications (PDF, 28 kB)

Anyone interested is cordially invited to participate in this seminar.