May 3, 2019
Jolley Hall, Room 309
Title: Automated Kernel Search Using Evolutionary Algorithms
Abstract: This project uses evolutionary algorithms to automatically select a kernel that explains a given fixed-size dataset well. Experiments compare different kernel search strategies and grammars on synthetic and real-world data. An algorithm is proposed that uses genetic programming to traverse the infinite search space of probabilistic models. This evolutionary kernel learning algorithm can discover underlying structure on a variety of objective functions.
Advisor: Roman Garnett