E-mail: xy where x = james.new and y = firstname.lastname@example.orgI am a PhD candidate at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne working under François Fleuret at the Idiap Research Institure. My research interest is in accelerating machine learning algorithms and software. My PhD work focuses on partitional clustering. Currently I am working on optimising GEMM (matrix multiplication) on AMD GPUs to accelerate neural network training.
This is a list of my PhD publications, with links to post-prints. This research is funded by the Hasler Foundation. I plan to keep post-prints up-to-date. A more comprehensive list of my publications is on my Google scholar page.
J. Newling and F. Fleuret. K-Medoids For K-Means Seeding. In Proceedings of the international conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2017. (To appear) [arxiv]
J. Newling and F. Fleuret. A Sub-Quadratic Exact Medoid Algorithm. In Proceedings of the international conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), pages 185–193, 2017. [arxiv] [arxiv][bib][Best paper award!]
This is a list of projects started during my PhD. More information is available on my Github page.
zentas O(N) implementation of the Clarans K-Medoids algorithm for diverse datatypes and metrics (sequence data, sparse data, etc). Mostly in C++ with Python bindings in Cython.
eakmeans Implementations of various fast exact k-means algorithms, written in C++ with bindings for Python.
Since September 2013, Research Assistant in the Machine Learning Group at the Idiap Research Institute in Martigny, Switzerland.
April to August 2013, Research Assistant in the Mukherjee Lab for Statistical Systems Biology, Netherlands Cancer Institute, where I worked on non-parameteric statistical tests of drug efficacy, here's my report (pdf)
April to September 2009, Maths Teacher at the Kathmandu University High School in Nepal.
Since Septemnber 2013, PhD candidate at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
2011 until 2013, MSc in Complexity Science at the École polytechnique (France) and Warwick University.
2010 until 2011, MSc in Applied Maths at the University of Cape Town.
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