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VISE Spring Seminar Daniel Moyer, PhD 2.16.23

Posted by on Monday, February 6, 2023 in News.

VISE Spring Seminar
to be led by

Daniel Moyer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Vanderbilt University

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start
Location: Stevenson 5326

Invariance-based Harmonization and Other Information Theoretic Adventures in dMRI


The removal of unwanted information is a surprisingly common task. Removing potential biases in prediction problems, controlling the effects of covariates, and disentangling meaningful factors of variation all require the selective removal of information. In this talk I will describe a method for constructing such representations by minimizing mutual information between a representation and these unwanted factors, using a variational method. This path also provides insight into adversarial methods and their training schema.

We will then discuss applications in multi-site MRI, style transfer, and fair representation, and more general applications for information-optimal representations


Daniel Moyer joined the Computer Science department at Vanderbilt University as an assistant professor in Fall 2022. He previously was a post-doc at MIT, working with Polina Golland on Fetal MR systems. He received his PhD in Computer Science in 2019 from USC under Paul Thompson and Greg ver Steeg.

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