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Zenna Tavares

I'm a Ph.D candidate at MIT. I think about how to build computer programs that think as humans think. You can contact me on zenna[at]mit[dot]edu

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  • Predicate Exchange: Inference with Declarative Knowledge - (ICML 2019) preprint

  • The Random Conditional Distribution - preprint

  • A Language for Counterfactual Generative Models - preprint

  • Inverse Simulation of Non-Invertible Programs - (Under Preparation)


  • Adversarial Inversion for Amortized Inference - ICML 2017, Implicit Models Workshop pdf

  • Smooth Nondeterministic Arrows - NIPS 2015, Black-Box Inference Workshop (Best Paper) pdf

  • Parametric Inverse Simulation - NIPS 2016, Advances in Approximate Bayesian Inference

  • Learning Distribution Sensitive Data Structures - AAAI Spring Symposium 2017

  • Probabilistic Programming by Abstraction Refinement - NIPS 2014, Probabilistic Programming Workshop