Discovering/Visualizing latent structure of complex data through dimensionality reduction using deep learning techniques

Visualizing complex data has always been a major problem in the field of data science , as complex data sets often lack comprehensibility , which make them extremely difficult to interpret for people who aren’t data scientists . Training deep learning models on these datasets greatly aggravates this problem as the models tend to become very opaque and hard to interpret.

This problems is especially acute in medical datasets , where the black box nature of deep learning algorithms is a cause for concern and doctors have difficulty believing the predictions of the model. It is more easy to interpret the models and build trust if they are coupled with visualizations which could be easily explained to the doctors.

Visualizing complex datasets though , is a very arduous task because of the huge number of features in the set and the sparsity of the datasets. This problem can be tackled by using variations of deep autoencoders/VAE's/VAE-GANs' etc. which can figure out the latent structure in complex data sets and map it to a 3-D plane which can be readily understood.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Why do we need to visualize data
  • Problems in visualizing complex data
  • Traditional Dimentionality reduction techniques
  • 5 Minutes for the first 3 sections
  • Why these dont work very well on complex real world data
  • How autoencoders can help ? Advantages and Limitations
  • 5 Minutes for the next 2 sections
  • How to use autoencoders (various types and architectures) for dimentionality reduction
  • Example of usage on a complex medical data set (part of my current research at Leeds)
  • 10 Minutes for the last sections

Learning Outcome

The attendes will have a solid overview of traditional dimentionality reduction techiniques and their limitation and how autoencoders/VAE's/VAE'GAN's come into to picture to tackle some of the problems

Target Audience

medical professionals , AI researchers , AI consultants , Data Visualization Consultants , Managment

Prerequisites for Attendees

Familiarity with dimentionality reduction techniques and some lingo of statistics . Knowledge of deep learning and autoencoders and GAN's is a plus.

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