I am a postdoctoral researcher at Empirical Inference Department, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems working with Bernhard Schölkopf. I work in the field of machine learning (intersection of computer science and statistics). My research topics include (but not limited to)
- Fast (linear runtime) non-parametric statistical tests
- Kernel-based representation of data
- Deep generative modelling of images
- Approximate Bayesian inference
Contact: Wittawat Jitkrittum (วิทวัส จิตกฤตธรรม) ( )
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
Phone: +49 (0) 7071 601 - 564
|3 Jul 2019||
A new preprint “A Kernel Stein Test for Comparing Latent Variable Models”. The kernel Stein discrepancy (KSD) test proposed in Liu et al., 2016 and Chwialkowski et al., 2016 allows one to test the goodness of fit an unnormalized differentiable density model. However, when the model is a latent-variable model with an intractable marginal density, the KSD test cannot be applied easily. In our new work, we extend the KSD test to allow goodness-of-fit testing of latent-variable models whose marginal densities may be intractable.
|8 Jun 2019|
|16 May 2019||
Our paper “Kernel Mean Matching for Content Addressability of GANs” (ICML 2019) is now online on arXiv. The link is here. Code coming soon!
|7 May 2019||
I am a co-organizer of the first Machine Learning Research School (MLRS) 2019 to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 4-11 August 2019. Application is now open. Deadline: 31 May 2019. All welcome to apply! See also our MLRS facebook page.
|22 Apr 2019||
Our paper titled “Kernel Mean Matching for Content Addressability of GANs” has been accepted to ICML 2019. This work proposes a procedure which adds “content addressability” to any pre-trained implicit model (including GANs). Given a set of input images, the procedure can generate images (from the chosen implicit model) that are similar to the input images, without retraining the model.
|11 Apr 2019|
|21 Mar 2019||
I am a co-organizer of the first Southeast Asia Machine Learning (SEA ML) School to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 8-12 July 2019. Application is now open. Deadline: 20 April 2019. No registration fee for students.
|29 Jan 2019||
New preprint: Witnessing Adversarial Training in Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces. In this work, we augment GAN’s loss function with a new term that provides more information about what the generator learns during training.
|20 Dec 2018||
I spoke at the Symposium on frontier research in information science and technology at VISTEC, Thailand. Topic: Recent Advances in Kernel Methods for Model Criticism. Slides.
|3 Nov 2018||
We have released Python code for “Informative Features for Model Comparison”.
|30 Oct 2018||
New preprint: Large sample analysis of the median heuristic. In this work, we theoretically study the commonly used median heuristic for setting the bandwidth of a Gaussian kernel.
|30 Oct 2018|
|7 Sep 2018||
Our paper titled “Informative Features for Model Comparison” was accepted to NIPS 2018. Given two samples from two candidate models, and a reference sample (observed data), the goal is to design a statistical test to determine which of the two samples is closer to the reference sample. This has an application for comparing two GAN models.
|21 Mar 2018||
I was invited to speak at Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Chulalongkorn University. Topic: A Technical Introduction to Kernel Goodness-of-Fit Testing.
|16 Mar 2018|
|7 Mar 2018|
|20 Feb 2018||
I was invited to give a talk at the Workshop on Functional Inference and Machine Intelligence (19-21 Feb 2018), Tokyo. Slides.
|24 Jan 2018|
|1 Jan 2018||
I started working remotely as a postdoc at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems with Bernhard Schölkopf.
|18 Dec 2017|
Last update: 18-Jul-19
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