Flexible and efficient Gaussian process models
I will briefly describe our work on the sparse pseudo-input Gaussian process (SPGP), where we refine the sparse approximation by selecting `pseudo-inputs' using gradient methods. I will then describe several extensions to this framework. Firstly we incorporate supervised dimensionality reduction to deal with high dimensional input spaces. Secondly we develop a version of the SPGP that can handle input-dependent noise. These extensions allow GP methods to be applied to a wider variety of modelling tasks than previously possible.
Author: Edward Snelson, University College London