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Muhammed Razzak

PhD, started 2020

Muhammed is reading for DPhil in Computer Science, supervised by Yarin Gal. He is interested in developing robust machine learning systems that would enable applications in heterogenous resource-constrained environments.
Previously, he was a Research Intern at Mila, working with Kris Sankaran and Yoshua Bengio, and an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. He completed his previous studies in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Cape Town, working with Fred Nicolls. He is a Rhodes Scholar.


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Publications while at OATML:

Prioritized Training on Points that are Learnable, Worth Learning, and not yet Learnt

Training on web-scale data can take months. But much computation and time is wasted on redundant and noisy points that are already learnt or not learnable. To accelerate training, we introduce Reducible Holdout Loss Selection (RHO-LOSS), a simple but principled technique which selects approximately those points for training that most reduce the model’s generalization loss. As a result, RHO-LOSS mitigates the weaknesses of existing data selection methods: techniques from the optimization literature typically select "hard" (e.g. high loss) points, but such points are often noisy (not learnable) or less task-relevant. Conversely, curriculum learning prioritizes "easy" points, but such points need not be trained on once learned. In contrast, RHO-LOSS selects points that are learnable, worth learning, and not yet learnt. RHO-LOSS trains in far fewer steps than prior art, improves accuracy, and speeds up training on a wide range of datasets, hyperparameters, and architectures (MLPs, CNNs... [full abstract]


Sören Mindermann, Jan Brauner, Muhammed Razzak, Mrinank Sharma, Andreas Kirsch, Winnie Xu, Benedikt Höltgen, Aidan Gomez, Adrien Morisot, Sebastian Farquhar, Yarin Gal
ICML, 2022 [Paper]

Multi-Spectral Multi-Image Super-Resolution of Sentinel-2 with Radiometric Consistency Losses and Its Effect on Building Delineation

High resolution remote sensing imagery is used in broad range of tasks, including detection and classification of objects. High-resolution imagery is however expensive, while lower resolution imagery is often freely available and can be used by the public for range of social good applications. To that end, we curate a multi-spectral multi-image super-resolution dataset, using PlanetScope imagery from the SpaceNet 7 challenge as the high resolution reference and multiple Sentinel-2 revisits of the same imagery as the low-resolution imagery. We present the first results of applying multi-image super-resolution (MISR) to multi-spectral remote sensing imagery. We, additionally, introduce a radiometric consistency module into MISR model the to preserve the high radiometric resolution of the Sentinel-2 sensor. We show that MISR is superior to single-image super-resolution and other baselines on a range of image fidelity metrics. Furthermore, we conduct the first assessment of the utility... [full abstract]


Muhammed Razzak, Gonzalo Mateo-Garcia, Luis Gomez-Chova, Yarin Gal, Freddie Kalaitzis
Preprint (Nov 2021)
[arXiv] [BibTex]
More publications on Google Scholar.

News items mentioning Muhammed Razzak:

Sören Mindermann, Muhammed Razzak, and Jan Brauner speak at Meta AI Research

Sören Mindermann, Muhammed Razzak, and Jan Brauner speak at Meta AI Research

21 Sep 2022

OATML PhD Students Sören Mindermann, Muhammed Razzak, and Jan Brauner delivered a talk to Meta AI Research on their work on prioritised training.

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ICML 2021

ICML 2021

17 Jul 2021

Seven papers with OATML members accepted to ICML 2021, together with 14 workshop papers. More information in our blog post.

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Blog Posts

OATML at ICML 2022

OATML group members and collaborators are proud to present 11 papers at the ICML 2022 main conference and workshops. Group members are also co-organizing the Workshop on Computational Biology, and the Oxford Wom*n Social. …

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Sören Mindermann, Jan Brauner, Muhammed Razzak, Andreas Kirsch, Aidan Gomez, Sebastian Farquhar, Pascal Notin, Tim G. J. Rudner, Freddie Bickford Smith, Neil Band, Panagiotis Tigas, Andrew Jesson, Lars Holdijk, Joost van Amersfoort, Kelsey Doerksen, Jannik Kossen, Yarin Gal, 17 Jul 2022

OATML at ICLR 2022

OATML group members and collaborators are proud to present 4 papers at ICLR 2022 main conference. …

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Yarin Gal, Tuan Nguyen, Andrew Jesson, Pascal Notin, Atılım Güneş Baydin, Clare Lyle, Milad Alizadeh, Joost van Amersfoort, Sebastian Farquhar, Muhammed Razzak, Freddie Kalaitzis, 01 Feb 2022

21 OATML Conference and Workshop papers at ICML 2021

OATML group members and collaborators are proud to present 21 papers at ICML 2021, including 7 papers at the main conference and 14 papers at various workshops. Group members will also be giving invited talks and participate in panel discussions at the workshops. …

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Angelos Filos, Clare Lyle, Jannik Kossen, Sebastian Farquhar, Tom Rainforth, Andrew Jesson, Sören Mindermann, Tim G. J. Rudner, Oscar Key, Binxin (Robin) Ru, Pascal Notin, Panagiotis Tigas, Andreas Kirsch, Jishnu Mukhoti, Joost van Amersfoort, Lisa Schut, Muhammed Razzak, Aidan Gomez, Jan Brauner, Yarin Gal, 17 Jul 2021

22 OATML Conference and Workshop papers at NeurIPS 2020

OATML group members and collaborators are proud to be presenting 22 papers at NeurIPS 2020. Group members are also co-organising various events around NeurIPS, including workshops, the NeurIPS Meet-Up on Bayesian Deep Learning and socials. …

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Muhammed Razzak, Panagiotis Tigas, Angelos Filos, Atılım Güneş Baydin, Andrew Jesson, Andreas Kirsch, Clare Lyle, Freddie Kalaitzis, Jan Brauner, Jishnu Mukhoti, Lewis Smith, Lisa Schut, Mizu Nishikawa-Toomey, Oscar Key, Binxin (Robin) Ru, Sebastian Farquhar, Sören Mindermann, Tim G. J. Rudner, Yarin Gal, 04 Dec 2020

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