ACTA POLYTECHNICA SCANDINAVICA

MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING SERIES No. 108

**Bayesian Ensemble Learning for Nonlinear Factor Analysis**

HARRI VALPOLA

Helsinki University of Technology

Neural Networks Research Centre

P.O. Box 5400

FIN-02015 HUT

Finland

Dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Science in Technology to be
presented with due permission for public examination and debate in
Auditorium T2 of Helsinki University of Technology (Espoo, Finland)
on the 10th of November, 2000, at 12 o'clock noon.

Valpola, H., **Bayesian Ensemble Learning for Nonlinear
Factor Analysis**. Acta Polytechnica Scandinavica, Mathematics and
Computing Series No. 108, Espoo 2000, 54 pp. Published by the
Finnish Academies of Technology. ISBN 951-666-552-7. ISSN 1456-9418.
UDC 519.237.7:517.988:681.327.12:159.953.

**Keywords:** Nonlinear factor analysis,
unsupervised learning, latent variable models, generative models,
Bayesian probability theory, ensemble learning, neural networks.

- Abstract
- Preface
- Contents
- List of abbreviations and glossary of terms
- Introduction
- Publications of the thesis
- Bayesian probability theory
- Bayesian learning in practice
- Linear factor analysis and its extensions
- Bayesian nonlinear factor analysis
- Discussion
- References
- Publication I
- Publication II
- Publication III
- Publication IV
- Publication V
- Publication VI
- Publication VII
- Publication VIII
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