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Data subsampling, active learning, and optimal design

Tue
26
Apr
Time Tuesday 26 April, 2022 at 13:15 - 14:00
Place MIT.A.356 and Zoom

Abstract: Data subsampling has become increasingly used in the statistics and machine learning community to overcome practical, economical and computational bottlenecks in modern large scale inference problems. Examples include leverage sampling for big data linear regression, optimal subdata selection for generalised linear models, and active machine learning in measurement constrained supervised learning problems.
 
So far, the contributions to the field have been largely focused on computationally efficient algorithmic developments. Consequently, most sampling schemes proposed in the literature are either based on heuristic arguments or use optimality criteria with known deficiencies, e.g. being dependent on the scaling of the data and parametrisation of the model. We develop a general theory of optimal design for data subsampling methods and derive a class of asymptotically linear optimality criteria that i) can easily be tailored to the problem at hand, ii) are invariant to the parametrisation of the model, and iii) enable fast and efficient computation for both Poisson and multinomial sampling designs.
 
The methodology is illustrated on binary classification problems in active machine learning, and on density estimation in computationally demanding virtual simulations for safety assessment of automated vehicles. 

Event type: Seminar

Speaker: Henrik Imberg, Doctoral Student, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg

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