Chris J. Maddison

Chris J. Maddison

Probabilistic inference, Monte Carlo methods, neural networks, point processes

I am a DPhil student of statistics at the University of Oxford supervised by Yee Whye Teh and Arnaud Doucet. I also spend two days a week as a Research Scientist at DeepMind. Previously, I received my MSc. from the University of Toronto supervised by Geoffrey Hinton. I was one of the primary contributors to the AlphaGo project.

Publications

2017

  • C. J. Maddison, A. Mnih, Y. W. Teh, The Concrete Distribution: A Continuous Relaxation of Discrete Random Variables, in International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2017.
  • C. J. Maddison, D. Lawson, G. Tucker, N. Heess, M. Norouzi, A. Mnih, A. Doucet, Y. W. Teh, Particle Value Functions, in ICLR 2017 Workshop Proceedings, 2017.
  • C. J. Maddison, D. Lawson, G. Tucker, N. Heess, M. Norouzi, A. Mnih, A. Doucet, Y. W. Teh, Filtering Variational Objectives, 2017.

2016

  • C. J. Maddison, A Poisson process model for Monte Carlo, in Perturbation, Optimization, and Statistics, T. Hazan, G. Papandreou, and D. Tarlow, Eds. MIT Press, 2016.
  • D. Silver, A. Huang, C. J. Maddison, A. Guez, L. Sifre, G. Driessche, J. Schrittwieser, I. Antonoglou, V. Panneershelvam, M. Lanctot, S. Dieleman, D. Grewe, J. Nham, N. Kalchbrenner, I. Sutskever, T. Lillicrap, M. Leach, K. Kavukcuoglu, T. Graepel, D. Hassabis, Mastering the game of Go with deep neural networks and tree search, Nature, vol. 529, no. 7587, 484–489, 2016.

2015

  • C. J. Maddison, A. Huang, I. Sutskever, D. Silver, Move Evaluation in Go Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks, in International Conference on Learning Representations, 2015.

2014

  • C. J. Maddison, D. Tarlow, Structured Generative Models of Natural Source Code, in Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Machine Learning, 2014.
  • C. J. Maddison, D. Tarlow, T. Minka, A* Sampling, in Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 27, 2014.

2013

  • R. Grosse, C. J. Maddison, R. Salakhutdinov, Annealing Between Distributions by Averaging Moments, in Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 26, 2013.

2012

  • S. A. Heimovics, N. H. Prior, C. J. Maddison, K. K. Soma, Rapid and Widespread Effects of 17-beta-estradiol on Intracellular Signaling in the Male Songbird Brain: A Seasonal Comparison, Endocrinology, vol. 153, no. 3, 1364–1376, 2012.
  • C. J. Maddison, R. C. Anderson, N. H. Prior, M. D. Taves, K. K. Soma, Soft song during aggressive interactions: Seasonal changes and endocrine correlates in song sparrows, Hormones and Behavior, vol. 62, no. 4, 455–463, 2012.