Enforcing and Discovering Structure in Machine Learning

  title={Enforcing and Discovering Structure in Machine Learning},
  author={Francesco Locatello},
The world is structured in countless ways. It may be prudent to enforce corresponding structural properties to a learning algorithm's solution, such as incorporating prior beliefs, natural constraints, or causal structures. Doing so may translate to faster, more accurate, and more flexible models, which may directly relate to real-world impact. In this dissertation, we consider two different research areas that concern structuring a learning algorithm's solution: when the structure is known and…