1. A recommendation modeling framework applied to food recommendation and recommending arXiv papers.

    Press: Columbia University Postdoc Society Blog

    J. Altosaar, R. Ranganath, and W. Tansey. RankFromSets: Scalable Set Recommendation with Optimal Recall. Stat, 2021.

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  2. Recommendation system for longform journalism deployed on the AWS lambda free tier.

    R. Bansal, J. Olmstead, U. Bram, R. Cottrell, G. Reder, J. Altosaar. Recommending Interesting Writing using a Controllable, Explanation-Aware Visual Interface. Workshop on Interfaces and Human Decision Making for Recommender Systems, ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, 2020.

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  3. A framework to compare pre-trained representations for downstream tasks.

    W. F. Whitney, M. J Song, D. Brandfonbrener, J. Altosaar, K. Cho. Evaluating representations by the complexity of learning low-loss predictors. arXiv, 2020.

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  4. It is time to go to the hooding

    Altosaar, J. Probabilistic Modeling of Structure in Science: Statistical Physics to Recommender Systems. Ph.D. Thesis, Princeton University, 2020.

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  5. Using language models to predict hospital readmission

    Press coverage: VentureBeat

    K. Huang, J. Altosaar, R. Ranganath. ClinicalBERT: Modeling Clinical Notes and Predicting Hospital Readmission. ACM Conference on Health, Inference, and Learning, 2020.

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  6. You dropout, we noisin'

    A. Dieng, R. Ranganath, J. Altosaar, D. Blei. Noisin: Unbiased Regularization for Recurrent Neural Networks. ICML, 2018.

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  7. Preventing poor local optima in variational inference

    Invited talks at Imperial College London, NIPS Approximate Inference Workshop Spotlight, Machine Intelligence Research Institute, and Bloomberg Machine Learning Group.

    J. Altosaar, R. Ranganath, D. Blei. Proximity Variational Inference. AISTATS, 2018.

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  8. New divergences for variational inference

    R. Ranganath, J. Altosaar, D. Tran, D. Blei. Operator Variational Inference. NIPS, 2016.

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  9. Word embeddings for recommender systems

    Dawen Liang, Jaan Altosaar, Laurent Charlin, and David Blei. Factorization meets the item embedding. Recommender Systems, 2016.

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  10. Word embeddings applied to classical music

    Eamonn Bell, Jaan Altosaar. Word embedding models applied to classical music recover the circle of fifths in embedding space. ICML Music Discovery Workshop, 2016.

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  11. We showed a pyrochloric oxide, considered to be a classical system, has quantum behavior.

    Featured on the PRB front page.

    P. Henelius, T. Lin, M. Enjalran, Z. Hao, J. Altosaar, P. Henelius, F. Flicker, T. Yavors’kii, and M. J. P. Gingras. Refrustration and Competing Orders in a Spin Ice Material. Phys. Rev. B., 2016.

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  12. Goal: model how words are used differently in arts versus sciences

    Jingwei Zhang, Aaron Gerow, Jaan Altosaar, James Evans, Richard Jean So. Fast, Flexible Models for Discovering Topic Correlation across Weakly-Related Collections. EMNLP, 2015.

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  13. MusicMappr: let anyone make a beat in 30 seconds in their browser

    Interview and live demo featured on The Wire magazine. Check out the live demo here!

    Ethan Benjamin, Jaan Altosaar. MusicMapper: Interactive 2D representations of music samples for in-browser remixing and exploration. New Interfaces For Musical Expression, 2015.

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  14. Can we convey how fish move using generative music and computer vision?

    Andrew Mercer-Taylor, Jaan Altosaar. Sonification of Fish Movement Using Pitch Mesh Pairs. New Interfaces For Musical Expression, 2015.

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