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, in Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 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 17betaestradiol 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.