Paper in NeurIPS 2020 Spotlight

Nathan's paper on *"Almost Surely Stable Deep Dynamics"* has been accepted at NeurIPS 2020 and selected as a Spotlight session. Congratulations! At NeurIPS 2020, 385 papers out of 1900 were selected as spotlights or orals. 1900 papers were accepted out of ~11,000 submissions. **Almost Surely Stable Deep Dynamics** by Nathan P. Lawrence, Philip D. Loewen, Michael G. Forbes, Johan U. Backstrom and R. Bhushan Gopaluni *Abstract* > We introduce a method for learning provably stable deep neural network based dynamic models from observed data. Specifically, we consider discrete-time stochastic dynamic models, as they are of particular interest in practical applications such as estimation and control. However, these aspects exacerbate the challenge of guaranteeing stability of a neural network dynamic model. Our method constrains the dynamic model to be stable subject to a neural network Lyapunov function. To this end, we propose two approaches: one exploits convexity of the Lyapunov function, while the other enforces stability through an implicit output layer. Numerical results are presented and the accompanying code is (will be) publicly available. - Read the pre-print: [2020C6_Lawrence_NeurIPS.pdf]({{ site.baseurl }}/assets/preprints/2020C6_Lawrence_NeurIPS.pdf) - Poster available on Figshare: [Almost Surely Stable Deep Dynamics Poster](

IDSL Lab News

Highlights - 09 February 2022
The Banff International Research Station will host the *Climate Change Scenarios and Financial Risk* Online workshop at the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC, from May 1 to May 6, 2022


Our group is recruiting year-round for postdocs, MASc and PhD students, visiting students and undergraduate students.

All admitted students will receive a stipend.

Please see our opportunities page for more information.