Learning in high dimension with multiscale invariants

Stochastic Analysis Seminar Series


Learning functionals in high dimension requires to find sources of regularity and invariants, to reduce dimensionality. Stability to actions of diffeomorphisms is a strong property satisfied by many physical functionals and most signal classification problems. We introduce a scattering operator in a path space, calculated with iterated multiscale wavelet transforms, which is invariant to rigid movements and stable to diffeomorphism actions. It provides a Euclidean embedding of geometric distances and a representation of stationary random processes. Applications will be shown for image classification and to learn quantum chemistry energy functionals.





STEPHANE MALLAT (Ecole Polytechnique CMAP)

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 14:15
to 15:15