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Jan Brauner to speak at the OECD Global Science Forum

Jan Brauner to speak at the OECD Global Science Forum

24 Sep 2021

Jan Brauner will speak at the OECD Global Science Forum workshop on “Priority setting and coordination of research agendas: lessons learned from COVID 19”. The workshop will take place on October 4th and 5th, further information and a registration link can be found here.

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Jan Brauner and Sören Mindermann advise UK Cabinet Office

Jan Brauner and Sören Mindermann advise UK Cabinet Office

24 Sep 2021

Jan Brauner and Sören Mindermann have presented their work on the effectiveness of mask-wearing at reducing COVID-19 transmission to the UK Cabinet Office and advised the office on mask-wearing policies.

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Sebastian Farquhar elected Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, Oxford

Sebastian Farquhar elected Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, Oxford

13 Sep 2021

Sebastian Farquhar has been elected a Junior Research Fellow in Computer Science at Christ Church, University of Oxford.

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OATML graduate students receive best reviewer awards and serve as expert reviewers at ICML 2021

OATML graduate students receive best reviewer awards and serve as expert reviewers at ICML 2021

06 Sep 2021

OATML graduate students Sebastian Farquhar and Jannik Kossen receive best reviewer awards (top 10%) at ICML 2021. Further, OATML graduate students Tim G. J. Rudner, Pascal Notin, Panagiotis Tigas, and Binxin Ru have served the conference as expert reviewers.

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OATML students to present at Stanford  University Lecture Course CS25: Transformers United

OATML students to present at Stanford University Lecture Course CS25: Transformers United

22 Aug 2021

OATML graduate students Aidan Gomez, Jannik Kossen, and Neil Band will be presenting their recent paper Self-Attention Between Datapoints: Going Beyond Individual Input-Output Pairs in Deep Learning that introduces Non-Parametric Transformers at the Stanford Lecture Course ‘CS25: Transformers United’ on November 1, 2021. The talk will be made available online.

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Jannik Kossen and Neil Band to speak at Google Research

Jannik Kossen and Neil Band to speak at Google Research

22 Aug 2021

OATML students Jannik Kossen and Neil Band will be presenting their recent paper Self-Attention Between Datapoints: Going Beyond Individual Input-Output Pairs in Deep Learning at Google Research on September 14, 2021.

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Lood van Niekerk receives a best poster award at the ICML workshop on Computational Biology

Lood van Niekerk receives a best poster award at the ICML workshop on Computational Biology

07 Aug 2021

OATML MSc student Lood van Niekerk received a best poster award at the 2021 ICML Workshop on Computational Biology for his work on “Exploring the latent space of deep generative models: Applications to G-protein coupled receptors”. This is part of an ongoing collaboration between OATML and the Marks Lab.

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Jannik Kossen presents at AI Campus Berlin

Jannik Kossen presents at AI Campus Berlin

06 Aug 2021

OATML DPhil student Jannik Kossen gives invited talks at AI Campus Berlin on two recent papers: Self-Attention Between Datapoints: Going Beyond Individual Input-Output Pairs in Deep Learning and Active Testing: Sample-Efficient Model Evaluation. Recordings of are available upon request. Announcements are here and here.

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Lewis Smith and Yarin give talk at CERN on Uncertainty in ML

Lewis Smith and Yarin give talk at CERN on Uncertainty in ML

29 Jul 2021

OATML graduate student Lewis Smith’s and Yarin gave a talk on uncertainty in ML, discussing their collaboration with Adi Hanuka on uncertainty quantification for virtual diagnostics in the SLAC accelerator.

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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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Jannik Kossen and Neil Band to speak at Cohere

Jannik Kossen and Neil Band to speak at Cohere

09 Jul 2021

OATML students Jannik Kossen and Neil Band present their recent paper Self-Attention Between Datapoints: Going Beyond Individual Input-Output Pairs in Deep Learning at Cohere on July 9, 2021.

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Pascal Notin and Tim G. J. Rudner receive Outstanding Reviewer Awards

Pascal Notin and Tim G. J. Rudner receive Outstanding Reviewer Awards

03 Jun 2021

OATML graduate students Pascal Notin and Tim G. J. Rudner received best reviewer awards (top 5%) at UAI 2021.

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Angelos Filos awarded 2021 J.P. Morgan PhD Fellowship

Angelos Filos awarded 2021 J.P. Morgan PhD Fellowship

01 Jun 2021

Angelos Filos is one of the recipients of the 2021 J.P. Morgan PhD Fellowship. Congratulations to the winners!

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Tim G. J. Rudner awarded Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

Tim G. J. Rudner awarded Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

19 May 2021

Tim G. J. Rudner is one of 4 PhD students awarded the 2021 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Europe. Congratulations to the winners!

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Lewis Smith publishes paper in Nature Scientific Reports

Lewis Smith publishes paper in Nature Scientific Reports

31 Mar 2021

OATML graduate student Lewis Smith’s work as part of FDL 2019 was published as a full length paper in Scientific Reports. This work was a collaboration between the four members of his team, and academics from several universities.

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Pascal Notin to speak at the Cornell ML in Medicine seminar series

Pascal Notin to speak at the Cornell ML in Medicine seminar series

19 Mar 2021

OATML graduate student Pascal Notin will give an invited talk on Uncertainty in deep generative models with applications to genomics and drug design at the Cornell Machine Learning in Medicine seminar series.

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Tim G. J. Rudner releases paper series on AI safety

Tim G. J. Rudner releases paper series on AI safety

17 Mar 2021

OATML graduate student Tim G. J. Rudner wrote a paper series on AI safety for non-experts (An Overview, Robustness, Interpretability).

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Pascal Notin to speak at the EMBL workshop on ML in Drug Discovery

Pascal Notin to speak at the EMBL workshop on ML in Drug Discovery

11 Mar 2021

OATML graduate student Pascal Notin will give an invited talk on “Large-scale clinical interpretation of genetic variants using evolutionary data and deep generative models” at the EMBL-EBI workshop on Machine Learning in Drug Discovery. The work is a collaboration between OATML and the Marks Lab at Harvard.

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Seb Farquhar to speak at UCL AI Centre Seminar Series

Seb Farquhar to speak at UCL AI Centre Seminar Series

10 Feb 2021

OATML graduate student Seb Farquhar will speak on approximate Bayes in large neural networks drawing on Liberty or Depth (NeurIPS 2020) and Radial BNNs (AI Stats 2020) at the UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence Seminar Series.

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Tim G. J. Rudner to speak at Max Planck Institute & UCLA

Tim G. J. Rudner to speak at Max Planck Institute & UCLA

17 Dec 2020

OATML graduate student Tim G. J. Rudner will give an invited talk on Outcome-Driven Reinforcement Learning via Variational Inference at the MPI+UCLA Mathematical Machine Learning Seminar.

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Tim G. J. Rudner to speak at Center for Security & Emerging Technology

Tim G. J. Rudner to speak at Center for Security & Emerging Technology

16 Dec 2020

OATML graduate student Tim G. J. Rudner will give an invited talk on “A Non-technical Guide to Modern Machine Learning” at the Georgetown University’s Center for Security & Emerging Technology.

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Tim G. J. Rudner to give guest lecture at UCL

Tim G. J. Rudner to give guest lecture at UCL

16 Dec 2020

OATML graduate student Tim G. J. Rudner will give an invited guest lecture on Bayesian Deep Learning at University College London.

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OATML researchers publish paper in Science

OATML researchers publish paper in Science

15 Dec 2020

The paper called “Inferring the effectiveness of government interventions against COVID-19” was published in Science today. The work is a collaboration with researchers from 9 universities, led by OATML graduate students Sören Mindermann and Jan Brauner, together with Mrinank Sharma from the Department of Statistics.

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Oxford-Google Workshop on Reliable Machine Learning

Oxford-Google Workshop on Reliable Machine Learning

24 Nov 2020

OATML hosted a joint workshop with Google Research on reliable machine learning with a series of talks and breakout sessions. The event was organized by OATML graduate student Tim G. J. Rudner and Mario Lučić at Google.

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Freddie Kalaitzis to give a spotlight talk at the AI for Earth Sciences workshop at NeurIPS 2020

Freddie Kalaitzis to give a spotlight talk at the AI for Earth Sciences workshop at NeurIPS 2020

05 Nov 2020

OATML Senior Research Fellow Freddie Kalaitzis will be giving a Spotlight Talk on Dynamic Hydrology Maps from Satellite-LiDAR Fusion at the AI for Earth Sciences workshop at NeurIPS 2020.

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Tim G. J. Rudner receives Outstanding Reviewer Award

Tim G. J. Rudner receives Outstanding Reviewer Award

01 Nov 2020

OATML graduate student Tim G. J. Rudner received a best reviewer award (top 10%) at NeurIPS 2020.

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Sören Mindermann and Jan Brauner speak at the German Centre for Infection Research

Sören Mindermann and Jan Brauner speak at the German Centre for Infection Research

26 Oct 2020

OATML graduate students Sören Mindermann and Jan Brauner, together with Mrinank Sharma from the Department of Statistics, were invited to give a talk on their work on ‘inferring the effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions against COVID-19’, at the German Centre for Infection Research/University of Cologne.

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Tim G. J. Rudner to speak at University of Cambridge

Tim G. J. Rudner to speak at University of Cambridge

16 Oct 2020

OATML graduate student Tim G. J. Rudner will give an invited talk on Inter-domain Deep Gaussian Processes at the University of Cambridge’s ML@CS Seminar.

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Angelos Filos co-organising NeurIPS 2020 Workshop on Talking to Strangers: Zero-Shot Emergent Communication

Angelos Filos co-organising NeurIPS 2020 Workshop on Talking to Strangers: Zero-Shot Emergent Communication

13 Oct 2020

OATML DPhil student Angelos Filos is co-organising the NeurIPS 2020 Workshop on Talking to Strangers: Zero-Shot Emergent Communication.

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Lisa Schut presents at Accenture Turing Innovation Symposium

Lisa Schut presents at Accenture Turing Innovation Symposium

02 Oct 2020

OATML graduate student Lisa Schut presented alongside Rory McGrath, from Accenture Labs, on “Counterfactual Explanations: Making AI decision-making more useful and trustworthy.” The research presented was joint work with Oscar Key, in collaboration with Accenture Labs.

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Tim G. J. Rudner invited to join OECD AI Working Groups

Tim G. J. Rudner invited to join OECD AI Working Groups

01 Oct 2020

OATML graduate student Tim G. J. Rudner has joined the OECD’s Working Groups on Trustworthy AI and AI Classification as an invited expert.

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Clare Lyle to speak at Simons Institute

Clare Lyle to speak at Simons Institute

29 Sep 2020

OATML graduate student Clare Lyle will be giving a talk on causal inference and generalization in deep reinforcement learning at the Simons Institute Workshop on Deep Reinforcement Learning on Thursday October 1.

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Yarin Gal to give Keynote at MICCAI UNSURE workshop

Yarin Gal to give Keynote at MICCAI UNSURE workshop

26 Sep 2020

Prof Yarin Gal will give a keynote talk at the Uncertainty for Safe Utilization of Machine Learning in Medical Imaging (UNSURE) workshop at the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) conference. He will discuss work done at OATML on AI in medical imaging. The talk will cover work on topics ranging from data efficient AI to safe and interpretable AI.

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BAYESIAN DEEP LEARNING 101

BAYESIAN DEEP LEARNING 101

01 Sep 2020

Prof Yarin Gal’s MLSS seminars on Bayesian Deep Learning are available on YouTube (part 1 and part 2), with additional resources available here.

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Tim G. J. Rudner to speak at UCL Centre for AI

Tim G. J. Rudner to speak at UCL Centre for AI

13 Aug 2020

OATML graduate student Tim G. J. Rudner will give an invited talk on Inter-domain Deep Gaussian Processes at the UCL Centre for AI’s Statistical Machine Learning Seminar.

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Clare Lyle awarded OpenPhil AI Fellowship

Clare Lyle awarded OpenPhil AI Fellowship

09 Jun 2020

OATML graduate student Clare Lyle has been selected for the 2020 Open Philanthropy AI Fellowship. The fellowship will support her research for five years.

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Joost van Amersfoort to speak at Waymo and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Joost van Amersfoort to speak at Waymo and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

06 Jun 2020

OATML graduate student Joost van Amersfoort was invited to talk on deterministic uncertainty quantification (DUQ) at Waymo (March 27th) and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (June 18th).

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OATML graduate students to speak at Africa CDC on COVID-19

OATML graduate students to speak at Africa CDC on COVID-19

06 Jun 2020

OATML graduate students Jan Brauner and Sören Mindermann will give an invited talk at Africa CDC, Africa’s intercontinental public health agency, on June 12. They will present their work on nonpharmacetical interventions against COVID-19 to the COVID-19 modelling group.

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Uncertainty in Brain Tumor Segmentation Challenge

Uncertainty in Brain Tumor Segmentation Challenge

05 Jun 2020

We’re organising the second “Quantification of Uncertainty in Segmentation” task as part of the Multimodal Brain Tumor Segmentation Challenge at MICCAI 2020, together with Angelos Filos, Raghav Mehta and Tal Arbel.

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Bayesian deep learning for all humankind

Bayesian deep learning for all humankind

14 Jan 2020

Our work with NASA and ESA over the past few years, together with Lewis Smith and Tim G. J. Rudner, is summarised in a recent article written by James Parr. Read more in Inspired: Bayesian deep learning for all humankind

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MIT Technology Review names Yarin Gal on their Innovators Under 35 Europe 2019 list

MIT Technology Review names Yarin Gal on their Innovators Under 35 Europe 2019 list

19 Dec 2019

Since 1999, MIT Technology Review has recognised young innovators and talented entrepreneurs from different countries who are developing new technologies to help solve the problems that affect our society. Yarin has been included in the ‘pioneers’ category. Read more: AI still makes mistakes, but his tools can alert us when a system is about to go wrong

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25 papers by OATML authors at NeurIPS 2019

25 papers by OATML authors at NeurIPS 2019

08 Dec 2019

We are glad to share 25 papers by OATML authors and collaborators presented at NeurIPS 2019 conference and workshops. Read more: blog post

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Yarin Gal announced as Turing AI Fellow

Yarin Gal announced as Turing AI Fellow

24 Oct 2019

Yarin Gal is one of five new Turing AI Fellows announced by The Alan Turing Institute. The Office for Artificial Intelligence, The Alan Turing Institute and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have worked together to successfully attract the Turing AI Fellows, some of the best research talent from around the world. Yarin will work on democratising safe and robust AI. Read more: Turing AI Fellows

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Six group members honoured as NeurIPS top reviewers

Six group members honoured as NeurIPS top reviewers

07 Sep 2019

Six group members honoured as top reviewers at NeurIPS 2019: 2 members among the top 400 highest scoring reviewers and awarded free registration (Tim G. J. Rudner and Sebastian Farquhar), and 4 among the top 50% reviewers (Zac Kenton, Andreas Kirsch, Angelos Filos and Joost van Amersfoort).

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Angelos Filos co-organising NeurIPS 2019 Workshop on Emergent Communication: Towards Natural Language

Angelos Filos co-organising NeurIPS 2019 Workshop on Emergent Communication: Towards Natural Language

01 Sep 2019

OATML DPhil student Angelos Filos is co-organising the NeurIPS 2019 Workshop on Emergent Communication: Towards Natural Language.

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Aidan Gomez to speak at Deep Learning Indaba

Aidan Gomez to speak at Deep Learning Indaba

20 Aug 2019

OATML graduate student Aidan Gomez will be presenting the Recurrent Neural Networks session with Kris Sankaran at Deep Learning Indaba on Tuesday 27 August. Schedule is available here and slides are available here.

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Uncertainty in Brain Tumor Segmentation Challenge

Uncertainty in Brain Tumor Segmentation Challenge

15 Aug 2019

We’re organising a “Quantification of Uncertainty in Segmentation” task as part of the Multimodal Brain Tumor Segmentation Challenge at MICCAI 2019, together with Angelos Filos, Raghav Mehta and Tal Arbel.

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Fourth Bayesian Deep Learning Workshop

Fourth Bayesian Deep Learning Workshop

01 Aug 2019

We’re organising the Fourth Bayesian Deep Learning Workshop at NeurIPS 2019.

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Two OATML students received ICML 2019 Outstanding Reviewer Awards

Two OATML students received ICML 2019 Outstanding Reviewer Awards

02 Jun 2019

OATML DPhil students Lewis Smith and Tim G. J. Rudner received ICML 2019 Outstanding Reviewer Awards (top 5% of reviewers).

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Yarin Gal to speak at the European Space Agency

Yarin Gal to speak at the European Space Agency

01 Jun 2019

Prof Yarin Gal will be speaking at the European Space Agency’s Phi-week, discussing work done at OATML on AI in space. The talk will cover work on topics ranging from exoplanet atmospheric retrieval to asteroid shape modelling from radar data.

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Angelos Filos' paper accepted for oral presentation at ICML 2019 Workshop

Angelos Filos' paper accepted for oral presentation at ICML 2019 Workshop

15 May 2019

OATML graduate student Angelos Filos will present his paper ‘Inverse Reinforcement Learning for Limit Order Book Dynamics’ at the the ICML 2019 Workshop on Applications and Infrastructure for Multi-Agent Learning, with the paper selected for an oral presentation.

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Yarin Gal to speak at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition on AI and Art

Yarin Gal to speak at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition on AI and Art

02 May 2019

Prof Yarin Gal will be speaking at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition on 6 July, discussing work on AI and art. The talk will cover techniques in machine learning that give us the chance to venture beyond the frame of some famous paintings.

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Aidan Gomez awarded OpenPhil AI Fellowship

Aidan Gomez awarded OpenPhil AI Fellowship

01 May 2019

OATML graduate student Aidan Gomez has been selected for the 2019 Open Philanthropy AI Fellowship. The fellowship will support his research for five years.

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Aidan Gomez co-organising ICML 2019 Workshop on Invertible Neural Nets and Normalizing Flows

Aidan Gomez co-organising ICML 2019 Workshop on Invertible Neural Nets and Normalizing Flows

15 Apr 2019

OATML DPhil student Aidan Gomez is co-organising the ICML 2019 Workshop on Invertible Neural Nets and Normalizing Flows together with Aaron Courville and Danilo Rezende.

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Yarin Gal to speak at the UN summit on

Yarin Gal to speak at the UN summit on "AI for Good"

02 Apr 2019

Prof Yarin Gal will give a talk at the UN summit on “AI for Good” on the development of AI which we can trust: How can we develop trust-worthy machine learning tools to be deployed in the wild? He will further participate in a panel discussion on the topic IT’S A MATTER OF TRUST.

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NeurIPS and UAI papers

NeurIPS and UAI papers

17 Oct 2018

The Publications page has been updated with NeurIPS and UAI papers.

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Third Bayesian Deep Learning Workshop

Third Bayesian Deep Learning Workshop

17 Oct 2018

We’re organising the Third Bayesian Deep Learning Workshop at NeurIPS 2018.

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Group website is live!

Group website is live!

01 Oct 2018

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