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news

New preprint on learning Continuous Normalizing Flows as gradients of potential functions, using Optimal Transport & duality

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publications

Annual ring density for lodgepole pine as derived from models for earlywood density, latewood density and latewood proportion

Published in Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research, 2015

Download paper here

Recommended citation: Sattler, Derek F., Chris Finlay, and James D. Stewart. "Annual ring density for lodgepole pine as derived from models for earlywood density, latewood density and latewood proportion." Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research 88, no. 5 (2015): 622-632.

talks

TV Regularization leads to adversarially robust and accurate neural networks

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This was an invited talk I gave at the at the Level Set Collective, in the UCLA Math department. This presentation was based off of joint work with Adam Oberman and Bilal Abbasi, where we trained adversarially robust neural networks with both Lipshitz and TV gradient regularization.

teaching

Music instructor

Private guitar lessons, Long & McQuade, Edmonton, Alberta, 2010

Before grad school, I taught private guitar lessons for many years. I tailored lessons to each student’s ability and interests, teaching material ranging anywhere from beginning acoustic guitar, to classical pedagogy, to jazz guitar.

Calculus II

TA, undergraduate course, McGill University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 2015

Teaching assistant for first year calculus, mainly on techniques of integration and series.

Linear Algebra I

TA, undergraduate course, McGill University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 2015

Teaching assistant for first year linear algebra, covering fundamentals of linear algebra.

Numerical Analysis

TA, undergraduate course, McGill University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 2016

Teaching assistant for third year course on numerical analysis. Topics included numerical solvers for ODEs and PDEs, root finding algorithms, and first- and second-order optimization algorithms. Among other duties, I taught a weekly lab introducing fundamentals of coding for students who had not coded before.

Convex Analysis & Nonsmooth Analysis

TA, graduate topics course, McGill University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 2017

Teaching assistant for a graduate level topics course on convex analysis. I guided a weekly study group where students solved problems designed to sharpen their convex analysis skills.

Optimization

TA, graduate course, McGill University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 2018

Teaching assistant for a graduate level course on continuous optimization for students in Electrical Engineering. Topics included first- and second-order optimization algorithms, their convergence, and rates of convergence.