seminar

Trimmed Density Ratio Estimation

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Speaker: 
Song Liu
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133 SMI

Density ratio estimation has become a versatile tool in machine learning community recently. However, due to its unbounded nature, density ratio estimation is vulnerable to corrupted data points, which often pushes the estimated ratio toward infinity. In this paper, we present a robust estimator which automatically identifies and trims outliers. The proposed estimator has a convex formulation, and the global optimum can be obtained via subgradient descent. We analyze the parameter estimation error of this estimator under high-dimensional settings.

A General Framework for Association Analysis of Microbial Communities on a Taxonomic Tree

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Speaker: 
Assistant Professor Zhengzheng Tang
Room: 
133 SMI

Biological and empirical evidence have suggested that microbiome plays an important role in human health and disease. Recent advances in high-throughput sequencing technologies have made it possible to obtain data on the composition of microbial communities and to study the effects of dysbiosis on the human host.

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