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MoDL Collaboration Meeting 2024
May 16-17, UC San Diego


Join us at HDSI, UC San Diego from May 16th-17th for talks and activities relevant to the Collaboration on the Theoretical Foundations of Deep Learning.

The conference will be held in the main auditorium (room 123) of the HDSI building, UC San Diego campus in La Jolla (3234 Matthews Lane, La Jolla, CA 92093 United States).

See the schedule below for the list of talks by internal members of the collaboration and external speakers.

Please register using this form.


Thursday, May 16, 2024

9:30 - 10:00Welcome + Breakfast
10:00 - 10:45Brice Huang: Capacity threshold for the Ising perceptron
10:45 - 11:30Elisabetta Cornacchia: Learning Parities with Neural Networks: Initialization and Curriculum
11:30 - 1:30Lunch break + Poster Session
1:30 - 2:15Libin Zhu: Spikes in the training loss of SGD and their impact on generalization through feature learning
2:15 - 3:00Yizhe Zhu: Random feature and kernel regression with relaxed data assumptions
3:00 - 3:30Break + Discussion
3:30 - 4:15Jason Gaitonde: Sample-Efficient Linear Regression with Self-Selection Bias
4:15 - 6:30 Poster Session + Reception
(Reception starts at 5:30 PM)

Friday, May 17, 2024

9:30 - 10:00Breakfast
10:00 - 10:45Theodor Misiakiewicz: On the complexity of differentiable learning on product measures
10:45 - 11:30Kangjie Zhou: New algorithms for Ising Perceptron
11:30 - 1:30Lunch break + Discussion
1:30 - 2:30Panel Discussion
2:30 - 2:40Break
2:40 - 3:25Jingfeng Wu: Reimagining Gradient Descent: Large Stepsize, Oscillation, and Acceleration
3:25 - 4:10Gal Katzhendler: Multicover: Towards Efficient Induction of Sample Complexity
4:10 - 6:00Walk to beach Google map

Local Information


A list of hotels within a 1-hour travel distance from HDSI building, UCSD (either by walking or via the Blue Line trolley).


If you are not within walking distance of campus, we suggest using rideshare or public transportation (SDMTS).

In particular, there is a blue line trolley stop (UCSD Central Campus station) very close to HDSI (<5 mins walk). It is quite quick and convenient, even all the way to downtown.


Campus parking is very limited and is not recommended. You can check available options here. The Gilman parking structure is nearby. Note that most visitor spots are limited to two hours. Even though the app allows you to pay for longer periods, you will get a ticket after that time.

There is free parking at Torrey Pines Gliderport, if you do not mind a 30-minute walk to HDSI. The view from the Gliderport is spectacular.

If you have any questions, please contact the organizers.


For MoDL affiliates, MoDL will reimburse transportation costs up to $300 from the West Coast and $750 from elsewhere in the US, and up to a maximum of $270 per day for hotel stays, incidentals, and meals not provided at the workshop. Reimbursement requires receipts and covers up to three nights.

For reimbursement, please email all your receipts to Kelsey at kjlarsen@berkeley.edu. If you’re not a US citizen or permanent resident, let Kelsey know when you submit your request, as there may be extra steps involved.


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