Rob Brekelmans

University of Southern California
Information Sciences Institute,
4670 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
brekelma at usc


I'm a fifth year PhD student at USC working with Greg Ver Steeg and Aram Galstyan using information theory for unsupervised machine learning. I think a lot about rate-distortion and the Information Bottleneck method. Recently, I've worked on the Thermodynamic Variational Objective and its relationship to information geometry.
Recent Talks: ICML 2020
  • All in the Exponential Family
  • NeurIPS Information Geometry Workshop 2020 (Best Paper Award)
  • AIS with q-Paths

  • Publications