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  • Topics in non-convex optimization and learning 

    Zhang, Hongyi,Ph. D.Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
    Non-convex optimization and learning play an important role in data science and machine learning, yet so far they still elude our understanding in many aspects. In this thesis, I study two important aspects of non-convex ...
  • Algorithms and circuits for motor control and learning in the songbird 

    Stetner, Michael E.(Michael Edward) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
    From riding a bike to brushing our teeth, we learn many of our motor skills through trial and error. Many biologically based trial and error learning models depend on a teaching signal from dopamine neurons. Dopamine neurons ...
  • FMRI studies of the relationship between language and theory of mind in adult cognition 

    Paunov, Alexander(Alexander Marinov) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
    Language is the primary means for human interaction, and communicative success requires an ability to reason about a conversation partner's beliefs, desires, and goals (e.g., Grice 1957, 1968, 1975; Sperber & Wilson, 1986). ...

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