Abstract for the talk on 25.11.2021 (17:00 h)Math Machine Learning seminar MPI MIS + UCLA
Michael Joswig (TU Berlin)
Geometric Disentanglement by Random Convex Polytopes
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We propose a new geometric method for measuring the quality of representations obtained from deep learning. Our approach, called "Random Polytope Descriptor", provides an efficient description of data points based on the construction of random convex polytopes. We demonstrate the use of our technique by qualitatively comparing the behavior of classic and regularized autoencoders. This reveals that applying regularization to autoencoder networks may decrease the out-of-distribution detection performance in latent space. While our technique is similar in spirit to k-means clustering, we achieve significantly better false positive/negative balance in clustering tasks on autoencoded datasets. Joint work with Marek Kaluba and Lukas Ruff.