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Bayesian active learning with Gaussian processes

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Bayesian active learning with Gaussian processes


John Reid ( will present on Bayesian active learning with Gaussian processes.

Optimising stem cell differentiation is an important control problem in biomedicine. We use Gaussian processes to model the unknown underlying differentiation dynamics. We find that our Bayesian active learning approach (a.k.a. optimal experimental design) performs remarkably well after very few iterations and that correct quantification of uncertainty is vital in this context.

Note: For the first time we will meet at the Biscuit Factory, Block L, in Bermondsey.

Many thanks to Eyal and Richard at LabGenius ( and Luzana at Entrepreneur First ( for supporting the event and providing the venue.


18:30 - 19:00 Arrival and networking
19:00 - 20:00 Presentation, Q&A
20:00 - 20:30 Networking & discussion, moving on to a pub nearby
Workspace | The Biscuit Factory
100 Drummond Road · London
How to find us

The easiest way to Block L of the Biscuit Factory is via Drummond Rd. Coming down on this road, there is a parking lot with a metal gate to the right. Block L is inside this parking lot, right across the gate.

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