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Theory of deep learning


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9th August 2021 to 13th August 2021
Peter Bartlett
Francis Bach INRIA Paris - Rocquencourt, ENS - Paris
Gitta Kutyniok Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Lars Ruthotto Emory University

Workshop theme:

This workshop will focus on the mathematical foundations of deep learning methodology, including approximation, estimation, optimization and robustness properties of these methods. Key questions include: the performance of estimators that eschew established statistical wisdom by fitting noisy training data exactly; the implicit regularization imposed by optimization algorithms; the impact of network features such as depth, nonlinearities, and parameterization symmetries on robustness and approximation properties; and the performance of gradient algorithms in the loss landscapes that arise in deep learning.

Deadline for applications: 9th May 2021

MDL programme participants DO NOT need to apply, programme participants with visit dates during MDLW01 will automatically be added to the attendee list.

Please note members of Cambridge University are welcome to turn up and sign in as a non-registered attendee on the day(s) during the workshop and attend the lecture(s). Please note that we cannot provide you with any support including name badge, meals or accommodation.

In addition to visiting the INI, there are multiple ways in which you can participate remotely.

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Registration Only    
  • Registration Package: £TBC
  • Student Registration Package: £TBC

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Formal Dinner Only
  • Formal Dinner: £50

Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as programme participants, the above charge will apply.


Unfortunately we do not have any accommodation to offer so all successful applicants will need to source their own accommodation.  Please see the Hotels Combined website for a list of local hotels and guesthouses.



Lunch timings and location will be confirmed with timetable.

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner location and date is to be confirmed. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.

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