publications in reversed chronological order


  1. NeurIPS
    Annealed Importance Sampling with q-Paths Brekelmans*, R., Masrani*, V., Thang, B., Wood, F., Galstyan, A., Ver Steeg, G., and Nielsen, F. In NeurIPS Workshop on Deep Learning through Information Geometry (Best Paper Award) 2020 [Abs] [arXiv] [Poster] [Code]
  2. NeurIPS
    Gaussian Process Bandit Optimization of the Thermodynamic Variational Objective Nguyen, V., Masrani, V., Brekelmans, R., Osborne, M., and Wood, F. 2020 [Abs] [arXiv] [Code]
  3. ICML
    All in the Exponential Family: Bregman Duality in Thermodynamic Variational Inference Brekelmans*, R., Masrani*, V., Wood, F., Ver Steeg, G., and Galstyan, A. International Conference On Machine Learning 2020 [Abs] [arXiv] [Code]
  4. Planning as Inference in Epidemiological Models Wood, F., Warrington, A., Naderiparizi, S., Weilbach, C., Masrani, V., Harvey, W., Scibior, A., Beronov, B., and Nasseri, A. arXiv preprint 2020 [Abs] [arXiv] [Code]


  1. CVPR
    Improved Few-Shot Visual Classification Bateni, P., Goyal, R., Masrani, V., Wood, F., and Sigal, L. Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2019 [Abs] [arXiv] [Code]
  2. NeurIPS
    The Thermodynamic Variational Objective Masrani, V., Le, Tuan Anh, and Wood, F. Neural Information Processing Systems 2019 [Abs] [arXiv] [Poster] [Code]


  1. Detecting dementia from written and spoken language Masrani, V. 2018 [Abs] [HTML] [Code] [Dataset]


  1. Domain adaptation for detecting mild cognitive impairment Masrani, V., Murray, G., Field, T., and Carenini, G. In Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2017 [Abs] [HTML] [Code]
  2. Detecting dementia through retrospective analysis of routine blog posts by bloggers with dementia Masrani, V., Murray, G., Field, T., and Carenini, G. In BioNLP 2017 2017 [Abs] [HTML] [Code] [Dataset]
  3. Generating and Evaluating Summaries for Partial Email Threads: Conversational Bayesian Surprise and Silver Standards Johnson, J., Masrani, V., Carenini, G., and Ng, R. In Proceedings of the 18th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue 2017 [Abs] [HTML]
  4. A study of social interactions in open source component use Palyart, M., Murphy, G., and Masrani, V. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering 2017 [Abs] [HTML]
  5. Improving Diagnostic Accuracy Of Alzheimer’s Disease From Speech Analysis Using Markers Of Hemispatial Neglect Field, Thalia S, Masrani, V., Murray, G., and Carenini, G. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association 2017 [Abs] [HTML] [Code]