I consider two problems in machine learning and statistics: the problem of estimating the joint probability density of a collection of random variables, known as density estimation, and the problem of inferring model parameters when their likelihood is intractable, known as likelihood-free inference. The contribution of the thesis is a set of new methods for addressing these problems that are based on recent advances in neural networks and deep learning.
- Pub Date:
- October 2019
- Statistics - Machine Learning;
- Computer Science - Machine Learning
- PhD thesis submitted to the University of Edinburgh in April 2019. Includes in full the following articles: arXiv:1605.06376, arXiv:1705.07057, arXiv:1805.07226