New York University Human & machine learning lab

Publications

Preprints

Lake, B. M. (2019). Compositional generalization through meta sequence-to-sequence learning. Preprint available on arXiv:1906.05381.

Wang, Z. and Lake, B. M. (2019). Modeling question asking using neural program generation. Preprint available on arXiv:1907.09899.

Gandhi, K. and Lake, B. M. (2019). Mutual exclusivity as a challenge for neural networks. Preprint available on arXiv:1906.10197.

Orhan, E. and Lake, B. M. (2019). Improving the robustness of ImageNet classifiers using elements of human visual cognition. Preprint available on arXiv:1906.08416.

Lewis, M., Cristiano, V., Lake, B. M., Kwan, T., Frank, M. C. (2019). The role of developmental change and linguistic experience in the mutual exclusivity effect. Preprint available on PsyArXiv:wsx3a.

Loula, J., Baroni, M., and Lake, B. M. (2018). Rearranging the familiar: Testing compositional generalization in recurrent networks. Preprint available on arXiv:1807.07545.

Publications

Lake, B. M. and Piantadosi, S. T. (in press). People infer recursive visual concepts from just a few examples. Computational Brain & Behavior.

Lake, B. M., Salakhutdinov, R., and Tenenbaum, J. B. (2019). The Omniglot challenge: a 3-year progress report. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 29, 97-104.

Feinman, R. and Lake, B. M. (2019). Learning a smooth kernel regularizer for convolutional neural networks. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Lake, B. M., Linzen, T., and Baroni, M. (2019). Human few-shot learning of compositional instructions. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Rothe, A., Lake, B. M., and Gureckis, T. M. (2019). Asking goal-oriented questions and learning from answers. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Rothe, A., Lake, B. M., and Gureckis, T. M. (2018). Do people ask good questions? Computational Brain & Behavior, 1(1), 69-89.

  • 2019 Outstanding paper award.

Lake, B. M. and Baroni, M. (2018). Generalization without systematicity: On the compositional skills of sequence-to-sequence recurrent networks. International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML). [Supporting Info.] [Data set]

Feinman, R. and Lake, B. M. (2018). Learning inductive biases with simple neural networks. In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Lake, B. M., Lawrence, N. D., and Tenenbaum, J. B. (2018). The emergence of organizing structure in conceptual representation. Cognitive Science, 42(S3), 809-832. [Supporting Info.] [Code]

Lake, B. M., Ullman, T. D., Tenenbaum, J. B., and Gershman, S. J. (2017). Building machines that learn and think like people. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, E253.

Rothe, A., Lake, B. M., and Gureckis, T. M. (2017). Question asking as program generation. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 30. [Supporting Info.]

Rothe, A., Lake, B. M., and Gureckis, T. M. (2016). Asking and evaluating natural language questions. In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Cohen, A. and Lake, B. M. (2016). Searching large hypothesis spaces by asking questions. In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Lake, B. M., Salakhutdinov, R., and Tenenbaum, J. B. (2015). Human-level concept learning through probabilistic program induction. Science, 350(6266), 1332-1338. [Supporting Info.] [visual Turing tests] [Omniglot data set] [Bayesian Program Learning code]

Monfort, M., Lake, B. M., Ziebart, B. D., Lucey, P., and Tenenbaum, J. B. (2015). Softstar: Heuristic-Guided Probabilistic Inference. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 28. [Supporting Info.]

Lake, B. M., Zaremba, W., Fergus, R. and Gureckis, T. M. (2015). Deep Neural Networks Predict Category Typicality Ratings for Images. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [Data]

Lake, B. M. (2014). Towards more human-like concept learning in machines: Compositionality, causality, and learning-to-learn. Ph.D. thesis, MIT.

Lake, B. M., Lee, C.-y., Glass, J. R., and Tenenbaum, J. B. (2014). One-shot learning of generative speech concepts. In Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [Supporting Info.]

Lake, B. M., Salakhutdinov, R., and Tenenbaum, J. B. (2013). One-Shot Learning by Inverting a Compositional Causal Process. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 26. [Supporting Info.]

Lake, B. M., Salakhutdinov, R., and Tenenbaum, J. B. (2012). Concept learning as motor program induction: A large-scale empirical study. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [Supporting Info.]

Lake, B. M., Salakhutdinov, R., Gross, J., and Tenenbaum, J. B. (2011). One shot learning of simple visual concepts. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [Videos]

Lake, B. M. and McClelland, J. L. (2011). Estimating the strength of unlabeled information during semi-supervised learning. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Lake, B. M. and Tenenbaum, J. B. (2010). Discovering Structure by Learning Sparse Graphs. In Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Lake, B. M. (2009). Unsupervised and semi-supervised perceptual category learning. Master's thesis, Stanford University.

Lake, B. M., Vallabha, G. K., and McClelland, J. L. (2009). Modeling unsupervised perceptual category learning. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, 1(1), 35-43.

Lake, B. M., Vallabha, G. K., and McClelland, J. L. (2008). Modeling unsupervised perceptual category learning. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Development and Learning.

  • Best paper award. Expanded version directly above.

Lake, B. M. and Cottrell, G.W. (2005). Age of acquisition in facial identification: A connectionist approach. In Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.