Dr Tiffany Vlaar

  • Lecturer in Applied Mathematics (Mathematics)

Biography

Prior to becoming a lecturer at the University of Glasgow, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Mila - Quebec AI Institute and McGill University in climate change AI and mathematics of deep learning. I obtained my Mathematics PhD from the University of Edinburgh, during which I was a Turing Enrichment student, and also have a background in physics (MSc, Perimeter Institute).

Pronouns: she/her.

Research interests

Publications

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Jump to: 2024 | 2022 | 2021 | 2019 | 2016
Number of items: 6.

2024

Müller, M., Vlaar, T. , Rolnick, D. and Hein, M. (2024) Normalization Layers Are All That Sharpness-Aware Minimization Needs. In: 37th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2023), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 10-16 December 2023,

2022

Vlaar, T. and Leimkuhler, B. (2022) Multirate Training of Neural Networks. In: 39th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML2022), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 17-23 July 2022, pp. 22342-22360.

Vlaar, T. J. and Frankle, J. (2022) What Can Linear Interpolation of Neural Network Loss Landscapes Tell Us? In: 39th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML2022), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 17-23 July 2022, pp. 22325-22341.

2021

Leimkuhler, B., Vlaar, T. , Pouchon, T. and Storkey, A. (2021) Better Training using Weight-Constrained Stochastic Dynamics. In: 38th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML2021), 18-24 July 2022, pp. 6200-6211.

2019

Leimkuhler, B., Matthews, C. and Vlaar, T. (2019) Partitioned integrators for thermodynamic parameterization of neural networks. Foundations of Data Science, 1(4), pp. 457-489. (doi: 10.3934/fods.2019019)

2016

Chojnacki, L., Cook, C. Q., Dalidovich, D., Hayward Sierens, L. E., Lantagne-Hurtubise, É., Melko, R. G. and Vlaar, T. J. (2016) Shape dependence of two-cylinder Rényi entropies for free bosons on a lattice. Physical Review B, 94(16), 165136. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.94.165136)

This list was generated on Fri Apr 19 10:12:44 2024 BST.
Number of items: 6.

Articles

Leimkuhler, B., Matthews, C. and Vlaar, T. (2019) Partitioned integrators for thermodynamic parameterization of neural networks. Foundations of Data Science, 1(4), pp. 457-489. (doi: 10.3934/fods.2019019)

Chojnacki, L., Cook, C. Q., Dalidovich, D., Hayward Sierens, L. E., Lantagne-Hurtubise, É., Melko, R. G. and Vlaar, T. J. (2016) Shape dependence of two-cylinder Rényi entropies for free bosons on a lattice. Physical Review B, 94(16), 165136. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.94.165136)

Conference Proceedings

Müller, M., Vlaar, T. , Rolnick, D. and Hein, M. (2024) Normalization Layers Are All That Sharpness-Aware Minimization Needs. In: 37th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2023), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 10-16 December 2023,

Vlaar, T. and Leimkuhler, B. (2022) Multirate Training of Neural Networks. In: 39th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML2022), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 17-23 July 2022, pp. 22342-22360.

Vlaar, T. J. and Frankle, J. (2022) What Can Linear Interpolation of Neural Network Loss Landscapes Tell Us? In: 39th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML2022), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 17-23 July 2022, pp. 22325-22341.

Leimkuhler, B., Vlaar, T. , Pouchon, T. and Storkey, A. (2021) Better Training using Weight-Constrained Stochastic Dynamics. In: 38th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML2021), 18-24 July 2022, pp. 6200-6211.

This list was generated on Fri Apr 19 10:12:44 2024 BST.

Supervision

If you are interested in my research, please feel free to reach out to me to discuss PhD (or MSc Research) options at the University of Glasgow.
In your email please include your CV, university transcripts, and any dissertations/papers you may have written (but do not worry if you do not have any publications at this stage).

Funding is available, but competitive. More information can be found here.
Shortlisting starts on 1 January 2024 and continues until all funded places are awarded.

The University of Glasgow also offers James McCune Smith scholarships for black UK domiciled students. The application deadline is 31 January 2024.

Teaching

Mathematics 1G: Introduction to Algebra, Geometry & Networks (MATHS1016).

Additional information

I'm a board member of the One World Seminar on Mathematics of Machine Learning (https://www.oneworldml.org/), come along to the talks if you’re interested!

 

I am passionate about increasing diversity in postgraduate research programmes in STEM. I co-founded the Piscopia Initiative (piscopia.co.uk) to provide information about how to apply to PhDs and what doing a PhD is like. The events are particularly aimed at women and non-binary people in Mathematics, but anyone is welcome to attend. Check out the https://piscopia.co.uk/contacts/ section for info on related initiatives.