2019


26 July 2019

  • Matthew Reynard - The challenge of surviving the night in Minecraft using reinforcement learning (dojo learning) [slides]

19 July 2019

  • Jeanne Daniel - Towards automating healthcare question answering in a noisy multilingual low-resource setting [slides]

17 May 2019

  • Corne van Daalen - Towards robust inference in graphical models [slides]

10 May 2019

  • Matthias Treder - Tricks for kernel methods in large datasets [slides]

3 May 2019

  • Dawie van den Heever - The ghost in the machine [slides]
  • Andries Engelbrecht - Forecasting financial time series without recurrent connections [slides]

26 April 2019

  • Volker Bertram - Demystifying A.I. (with maritime applications) [slides]

18 April 2019

  • Bubacarr Bah - Geometry-preserving and sparse linear auto-encoders

5 April 2019

  • Arnu Pretorius and Elan van Biljon - Our journey to NeurIPS 2018 [slides]

15 March 2019

  • André Nortje - Deep image compression using BINet [slides]
  • Trienko Grobler - Extracting high-volume traffic routes from ais spatial distribution maps [slides]
  • Lydia de Lange - Machine learning for antenna array failure analysis [slides]

1 March 2019

  • Arina Britz, Bruce Watson, Corné van Daalen, Hugo Touchette, Sugnet Lubbe, Trienko Grobler - Meet the MML Research Groups [slides]

2018


9 November 2018

  • Emile Engelbrecht - Generative adversarial networks (GANs) tutorial [slides]

2 November 2018

  • Bruce Watson - Inventive algorithmics and lattices [slides]
  • JC Schoeman - Planning for autonomous robots using probabilistic graphical models [slides]

19 October 2018

  • Grant Rotskoff - Neural networks as interacting particle systems [slides]

5 October 2018

  • Jeanne Daniel - Language identification in short text using deep learning [slides]
  • Herman Kamper - Visually grounded cross-lingual keyword spotting in speech [slides]

17 September 2018

  • Benjamin Rosman - Reinforcement learning at Wits [slides]

6 September 2018

  • Jacek Malec - Teaching robots to manipulate

31 August 2018

  • Christopher Currin - Computational neuroscience: The brain-computer science interface [slides]

17 August 2018

  • Armand du Plessis - Development and application of a short term power forecasting model for large-grid connected photovoltaic systems [slides]
  • Luyolo Magangane - Deep knowledge modelling with recursive tensor neural networks [slides]
  • Peter Thompson - Image and attribute based identification of Protea species using machine learning techniques [slides]
  • Pieter Uys - Image reconstruction from EEG signals using convolutional neural networks [slides]
  • Andreas Werle van der Merwe - Multi-class EEG classification through neuroevolution [slides]

8 August 2018

  • Etienne Barnard - Generalization in deep learning: Who buys lunch? [slides]

27 July 2018

  • Luca Steyn - Combining extreme value theory and machine learning for novelty detection [slides]

14 June 2018

  • Ulrich Paquet - Recent advances in probabilistic inference [slides]

25 May 2018

  • Frans Cronje - The application of VAEs to manufacturing data and practical experiments thereof [slides]

18 May 2018

  • Stuart Reid - Deep learning in complex dynamical systems [slides]

26 April 2018

  • Elan van Biljon - Creating intelligent agents with reinforcement learning [slides]
  • Lydia de Lange - Deep learning for food security? Automatic plant disease recognition [slides]
  • Felix McGregor - An introduction to sum-product networks: A new deep probabilistic architecture [slides]

20 April 2018

  • Hugo Touchette - Applications of large deviation theory [slides]
  • Hélène Nieuwoudt - Modelling the sensory space of varietal wines: Mining of large, unstructured text data and visualisation of style patterns

23 March 2018

  • Arina Britz - Contextual defeasible ontologies [slides]
  • Lidia Auret - Machine learning in mineral processing [slides]

9 March 2018

  • Emre Yilmaz - Language and speaker recognition for semi-supervised bilingual acoustic model training [slides]

23 February 2018

  • Miguel Smith - Pathfinding in an emulated Minecraft client [slides]
  • Ryan Eloff - Teaching a robot to interpret natural language navigation instructions [slides]

9 February 2018

  • Willie Brink - An introduction to MLNs and their use in visual relational learning [slides]

2017


7 December 2017

  • Rasmus Dall - Jibo & his voice

10 November 2017

  • Ben Herbst - Tutorial on variational autoencoders [slides]

3 November 2017

  • Francois Kamper - An empirical study of Gaussian belief propagation and application in the detection of F-formations [slides]
  • Simon Streicher - Graph coloring: Comparing cluster graphs to factor graphs [slides]
  • Clint Lombard - Dense relative mapping: A novel approach to dense mapping for autonomous robots [slides]

27 October 2017

  • Arnu Pretorius - Using learning dynamics to understand neural network generalisation [slides]
  • Shane Josias - Automated identification of tsetse fly wing vein intersections [slides]
  • Ewald van der Westhuizen - Automatic speech recognition of code-switched speech for South African languages [slides]
  • Greg Newman - Deep learning for video classification [slides]

6 October 2017

  • Herman Kamper - Unsupervised neural feature learning for speech using weak top-down constraints [slides]