About Me

I am a second year DPhil student at the University of Oxford in Machine Learning supervised by Prof. Yee Whye Teh and Prof. Dino Sejdinovic. Before joining the Oxford Statistical Machine Learning Group, I did my MSc in Applied Statistics at the University of Oxford. Prior to that, I graduated with BSc in Mathematics from Imperial College London.


I have previously interned at Bloomberg L.P. in Global Data London, where I worked on automating inefficient workflows. My current research interest lies in Meta-Learning and Kernel Methods. Specifically, understanding uncertainty in Deep Learning Models.

Most Recent Work

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Pruning untrained neural networks : Principles and Analysis

Soufiane Hayou, Jean-Francois Ton, Arnaud Doucet, Yee Whye Teh

21/02/2020

Under review Link.

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MetaFun: Meta-Learning with Iterative Functional Updates

Jin Xu, Jean-Francois Ton, Hyunjik Kim, Adam R. Kosiorek, Yee Whye Teh

05/12/2019

Under review Link.

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Noise Contrastive Meta Learning for Conditional Density Estimation using Kernel Mean Embeddings

Jean-Francois Ton, Lucian Chan, Yee Whye Teh, Dino Sejdinovic

05/06/2019

Under review Link.

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Automated Model Selection Using Bayesian Quadrature

Henry Chai, Jean-Francois Ton, Roman Garnett, Michael A. Osborne

26/02/2019

Our paper has been accepted at ICML 2019 Link

Non-stationary GP

Spatial Mapping with Gaussian Processes and Nonstationary Fourier Features

Jean-Francois Ton, Seth Flaxman, Dino Sejdinovic, Samir Bhatt

09/07/2018

Our paper has been accepted at Journal of Spatial Statistics 2018

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A Unified Analysis of Random Fourier Features

Zhu Li,Jean-Francois Ton, Dino Oglic, Dino Sejdinovic

09/12/2017

Our paper has been accepted at ICML 2019 (Honorable Mention for Best Paper Award) Link

Research interests

My main interests lie in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning. I have done projects on MCMC Methods, Gaussian Processes, Bayesian Quadrature and Bayesian Deep Learning. I am currently working on Meta-Learning and in understanding uncertainty in Deep Learning Models. In my free time I like to do photography and play table tennis.

Curriculum vitae

My Résumé is available here.

Contact me

Email

jean-francois.ton-at-spc.ox.ac.uk

Post

Department of Statistics
University of Oxford
24-29 St Giles
Oxford OX1 3LB, UK