Maciej Skorski: Approximating Hessians for Neural Networks

Machine Learning Seminar presentation

Topic: Approximating Hessians for Neural Networks

Speaker: Maciej Skorski, Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine; University of Luxembourg

Time: Wednesday, 2021.06.30, 10:00 CET

How to join: Please contact Jakub Lengiewicz


Second-order optimization techniques have been proven successful, but cannot be fully leveraged for neural networks due to infeasibility of hessian calculations. I will discuss an approximated way of computing the hessian for neural networks, which emerges from a careful analysis of the hessian chain rule and activation functions.

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