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
2018

T. Rainforth
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A. R. Kosiorek
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T. A. Le
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C. J. Maddison
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M. Igl
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F. Wood
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Y. W. Teh
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Tighter Variational Bounds are Not Necessarily Better, in International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2018.
Project: bigbayes
2017

C. J. Maddison
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D. Lawson
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G. Tucker
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N. Heess
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M. Norouzi
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A. Mnih
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A. Doucet
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Y. W. Teh
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Filtering Variational Objectives, in Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2017.

C. J. Maddison
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A. Mnih
,
Y. W. Teh
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The Concrete Distribution: A Continuous Relaxation of Discrete Random Variables, in International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2017.

C. J. Maddison
,
D. Lawson
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G. Tucker
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N. Heess
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M. Norouzi
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A. Mnih
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A. Doucet
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Y. W. Teh
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Particle Value Functions, in ICLR 2017 Workshop Proceedings, 2017.
2016

C. J. Maddison
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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
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A. Huang
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C. J. Maddison
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A. Guez
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L. Sifre
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G. Driessche
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J. Schrittwieser
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I. Antonoglou
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V. Panneershelvam
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M. Lanctot
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S. Dieleman
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D. Grewe
,
J. Nham
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N. Kalchbrenner
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I. Sutskever
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T. Lillicrap
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M. Leach
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K. Kavukcuoglu
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T. Graepel
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D. Hassabis
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Mastering the game of Go with deep neural networks and tree search, Nature, vol. 529, no. 7587, 484–489, 2016.
2015

C. J. Maddison
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A. Huang
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I. Sutskever
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D. Silver
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Move Evaluation in Go Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks, in International Conference on Learning Representations, 2015.
2014

C. J. Maddison
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D. Tarlow
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Structured Generative Models of Natural Source Code, in Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Machine Learning, 2014.

C. J. Maddison
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D. Tarlow
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T. Minka
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A* Sampling, in Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 27, 2014.
2013

R. Grosse
,
C. J. Maddison
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R. Salakhutdinov
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Annealing Between Distributions by Averaging Moments, in Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 26, 2013.
2012

S. A. Heimovics
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N. H. Prior
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C. J. Maddison
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K. K. Soma
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Rapid and Widespread Effects of 17betaestradiol on Intracellular Signaling in the Male Songbird Brain: A Seasonal Comparison, Endocrinology, vol. 153, no. 3, 1364–1376, 2012.

C. J. Maddison
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R. C. Anderson
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N. H. Prior
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M. D. Taves
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K. K. Soma
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Soft song during aggressive interactions: Seasonal changes and endocrine correlates in song sparrows, Hormones and Behavior, vol. 62, no. 4, 455–463, 2012.