Dynamic Online Ensembles of Basis Expansions

Published: 02 May 2024, Last Modified: 02 May 2024Accepted by TMLREveryoneRevisionsBibTeX
Abstract: Practical Bayesian learning often requires (1) online inference, (2) dynamic models, and (3) ensembling over multiple different models. Recent advances have shown how to use random feature approximations to achieve scalable, online ensembling of Gaussian processes with desirable theoretical properties and fruitful applications. One key to these methods' success is the inclusion of a random walk on the model parameters, which makes models dynamic. We show that these methods can be generalized easily to any basis expansion model and that using alternative basis expansions, such as Hilbert space Gaussian processes, often results in better performance. To simplify the process of choosing a specific basis expansion, our method's generality also allows the ensembling of several entirely different models, for example, a Gaussian process and polynomial regression. Finally, we propose a novel method to ensemble static and dynamic models together.
Submission Length: Long submission (more than 12 pages of main content)
Code: https://github.com/danwaxman/DynamicOnlineBasisExpansions
Assigned Action Editor: ~Vincent_Fortuin1
Submission Number: 2174