talks
Research Talks
May 2022: Invited Talk at Meta Research.
The Platform Design Problem.
May 2022: Invited Talk at Google Brain AutoML.
Nonlinear Initialization Methods for LowRank Neural Networks.
May 2022: Invited Talk at Berkeley Center for HumanCompatible Artificial Intelligence (CHAI) Seminar.
Controllable and Interpretable Agents: The Platform Design Problem and Beyond.
April 2022: Invited Talk at Google Research NYC.
Sparse and LowRank: ResourceEfficient Methods in Machine Learning.
February 2022: Invited Talk at Google Brain Neural Modeling Group Invited Talk.
Nonlinear Initialization Methods for LowRank Neural Networks.
February 2022: Invited Talk at Simons Flatiron Center for Computational Neuroscience.
Sparse and LowRank: ResourceEfficient Methods in Machine Learning.
February 2022: Invited Talk at Amazon AWS.
Nonlinear Initialization Methods for LowRank Neural Networks.
February 2022: Invited Talk at Simons Theory of Computing, Learning in Games Program, Equilibrium Computation and Machine Learning Reading Group.
The Platform Design Problem.
February 2022: Graduating Bits at ITCS.
Graduating Bits Talk.
[slidesppt] [slidespdf]
[YouTube video]
January 2022: Invited Talk at Simons Flatiron Center for Computational Mathematics.
Sparse and LowRank: ResourceEfficient Methods in Machine Learning.
[slidesppt] [slidespdf]
December 2021: NeurIPS 2021 StratML Workshop Spotlight Oral Presentation.
The Platform Design Problem.
[slidesppt] [slidespdf] [video]
December 2021: WINE 2021 Oral Presentation.
The Platform Design Problem.
[slidesppt] [slidespdf]
November 2021: Google Algorithms Group Invited Talk.
The Platform Design Problem.
[slidesppt] [slidespdf] [YouTube video]
October 2021: Google Learning Theory Group Invited Talk.
The Platform Design Problem.
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July 2021: EC 2021 NetEcon Workshop Oral Presentation.
The Platform Design Problem.
[workshop] [slidesppt] [slidespdf]
July 2021: ICML 2021 Long Oral Presentation (presented by Brandon Araki).
The Logical Options Framework.
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[slidespdf]
March 2020: NYAS 14th Annual Machine Learning Symposium Spotlight Presentation.
Learning the Optimal Step Size for Gradient Descent on Convex Quadratics.
[symposium] [slidesppt] [slidespdf]
October 2019: SOSP 2019 Oral Presentation (presented by Mathias Lécuyer).
Privacy Accounting and Quality Control in the Sage Differentially Private ML Platform.
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August 2019: Yahoo Research Invited Talk.
AttributeEfficient Learning of Monomials over HighlyCorrelated Variables.
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June 2019: RSS 2019 Oral Presentation (presented by Brandon Araki).
Learning to Plan with Logical Automata.
[slides] [slidenotes]
March 2019: ALT 2019 Oral Presentation.
AttributeEfficient Learning of Monomials over HighlyCorrelated Variables.
[slidesppt] [slidespdf]
March 2019: NYAS 13th Annual Machine Learning Symposium Spotlight Presentation.
AttributeEfficient Learning of Monomials over HighlyCorrelated Variables.
[symposium] [slides]
December 2018: NeurIPS 2018 Workshop on Infer2Control Oral Presentation (presented by Brandon Araki).
Learning to Plan with Logical Automata.
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July 2018: ICML 2018 Theory of Deep Learning Workshop Oral Presentation (presented by Mikhail Khodak).
A Compressed Sensing View of Unsupervised Text Embeddings, BagofnGrams, and LSTMs.
May 2018: Master’s Thesis presentation by Mikhail Khodak and Nikunj Saunshi.
A Compressed Sensing View of Unsupervised Text Embeddings, BagofnGrams, and LSTMs.
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April 2018: Seminar on Theoretical Machine Learning at the Institute for Advanced Study (presented by Mikhail Khodak).
A Compressed Sensing View of Unsupervised Text Embeddings, BagofnGrams, and LSTMs.
[slides]
September 2017: Invited talk at Princeton Neuroscience Institute.
Mapping between fMRI responses to movies and their natural language annotations.
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May 2017: Princeton COS Master’s Thesis Presentation.
Temporally Dependent Mappings Between fMRI Responses and Natural Language Descriptions of Natural Stimuli.
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December 2016: NeurIPS 2016 MLINI Workshop.
Mapping between Natural Movie fMRI Responses and WordSequence Representations.
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July 2016: Invited Talk at IntelPrinceton Neuroscience Collaboration Meeting.
Decoding fMRI to Text with Context.
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June 2016: ICML 2016 MVRL Workshop.
A Semantic Shared Response Model.
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Slides for Expository Presentations
There are several talks I’ve given in seminars and other settings which do not have slides — either they can be found on the notes page or I have not transcribed my handwritten notes into LaTeX yet. The following are the nonresearch presentations I’ve given with slides.

Describing Value Iteration Networks [slides] [course website]

Learning Sparse Polynomials over Product Measures [slides] [course website]

Optimization Landscape for Tensor Decompositions [slides] [course website]

A Survey on Image Captioning with Deep Learning [slides] [course website]

A Survey on Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing [slides] [course website]