Tamara Broderick

Selected Tutorials

Happening Now

On 2018 Oct 1, I'm running a "Variational Bayes and Beyond" tutorial at the 33 Foro Nacional de Estadística (FNE) y 13 Congreso Latinoamericano de Sociedades de Estadística (CLATSE) in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Variational Bayesian inference and beyond

A version of this tutorial with video took place on 2018 July 10 at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2018), Stockholm, Sweden.


For other versions of this tutorial see the following links:

  • 2018 Sept 14--15. FoMICS-DADSi Summer School on Data Assimilation at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano, Switzerland. Full information and slides can be found here.
  • 2018 June 4--6. Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London, UK. Full information and slides can be found here.
  • 2018 January 9--16. Bocconi University, Milano, Italy. Full information can be found here.

Nonparametric Bayesian methods

A version of this tutorial with full video for all three sessions took place on 2016 May 16 at the Machine Learning Summer School, Cádiz, Spain.


For other versions of this tutorial see the following links:

  • 2018 June 19--20. Machine Learning Summer School (MLSS), Buenos Aires. Full information, slides, and code can be found here.
  • 2017 October 7. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Full information, slides, and code can be found here.
  • 2017 July 10--14. SIdE Summer School of Econometrics, Bank of Italy Sadiba Center, Perugia, Italy. Full information, slides, and code can be found here.
  • 2017 May 30. Princeton University, USA. Full information, slides, and code can be found here.
  • 2017 May 17. Broad Institute, MIT, USA. Full information, slides, and code can be found here.
  • 2017 January 25. Simons Institute, UC Berkeley, USA. Videos, full information, slides, and code can be found here.
  • 2017 January 9, 13. MIT Lincoln Labs, USA. Full information, slides, and code can be found here.
  • 2016 June 12. ISBA World Meeting Short Courses, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Full information, slides, and code can be found here.
  • 2015 August 17, 18, 19. MIT, Cambridge, MA. Full information, slides, and code can be found here.
  • 2015 July 20, 21, 24. Machine Learning Summer School, Tübingen, Germany. Videos, full information, slides, and code can be found here.

Clusters and features from combinatorial stochastic processes

  • 2012 September 13. Bayesian Nonparametrics, ICERM Semester Program Workshop, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
    [abstract]
    An introduction to Bayesian cluster models with an unbounded number of potential clusters---as well as a generalization of clustering in which each data point can belong to multiple latent groups. The tutorial places particular emphasis on the following popular nonparametric Bayesian constructions: Chinese restaurant processes, Indian buffet processes, Dirichlet processes, and beta processes. The talk assumes some existing knowledge of Bayes theorem and Bayesian statistics as well as passing knowledge of Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithms.

Machine learning crash course part II: clustering

  • 2012 August 21. AMP Camp: Big Data Bootcamp, UC Berkeley, California, USA. [abstract]
    This talk introduces clustering as a subfield of machine learning with an emphasis on practical usage. We cover the K means algorithm, cluster evaluation, different meanings of clustering, and data pre-processing. A final example illustrates how the ideas of the lecture come together when tackling real data.