PhD ceremony Mr. S. Haase: The application of divergences in prototype based vector quantization
|When:||Fr 28-03-2014 at 12:45|
|Where:||Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen|
PhD ceremony: Mr. S. Haase
Dissertation: The application of divergences in prototype based vector quantization
Promotor(s): prof. M. Biehl, prof. T. Vilmann
Faculty: Mathematics and Natural Sciences
This thesis gives a systematic analysis of machine learning relying on divergences and provides the mathematical framework for the use of these information theoretic dissimilarity measures in various learning schemes, including gradient based training prescriptions. In particular, we focus on unsupervised and supervised prototype based vector quantization as well as on dimension reduction and visualization generalizing the SNE approach.