SPLASH 2020
Sun 15 - Sat 21 November 2020 Online Conference
Mon 16 Nov 2020 10:20 - 11:00 at SPLASH-VII - Posters Session 2
Mon 16 Nov 2020 22:20 - 23:00 at SPLASH-VII - Posters Session 2 Mirror

Probabilistic programming languages (PPLs) are an expressive means of representing and reasoning about probabilistic models. The computational challenge of probabilistic inference remains the primary roadblock for applying PPLs in practice. Inference is fundamentally hard, so there is no one-size-fits all solution. In this work, we target scalable inference for an important class of probabilistic programs: those whose probability distributions are discrete. Discrete distributions are common in many fields, including text analysis, network verification, artificial intelligence, and graph analysis, but they prove to be challenging for existing PPLs.

We develop a domain-specific probabilistic programming language called Dice that features a new approach to exact discrete probabilistic program inference. Dice exploits program structure in order to factorize inference, enabling us to perform exact inference on probabilistic programs with hundreds of thousands of random variables. Our key technical contribution is a new reduction from discrete probabilistic programs to weighted model counting (WMC). This reduction separates the structure of the distribution from its parameters, enabling logical reasoning tools to exploit that structure for probabilistic inference. We (1) show how to compositionally reduce Dice inference to WMC, (2) prove this compilation correct with respect to a denotational semantics, (3) empirically demonstrate the performance benefits over prior approaches, and (4) analyze the types of structure that allow Dice to scale to large probabilistic programs.

Mon 16 Nov
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10:20 - 11:00: Posters Session 2Posters at SPLASH-VII +12h
10:20 - 11:00
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Koar MarntirosianKU Leuven, Tom SchrijversKU Leuven, Bruno C. d. S. OliveiraUniversity of Hong Kong, Georgios KarachaliasTweag
10:20 - 11:00
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Michael BallantyneNortheastern University, Alexis KingNorthwestern University, Matthias FelleisenNortheastern University
10:20 - 11:00
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Tongtong XiangUniversity of Waterloo, Jeff Y. LuoUniversity of Waterloo, Werner DietlUniversity of Waterloo
10:20 - 11:00
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Ruyi JiPeking University, Yican SunPeking University, Yingfei XiongPeking University, Zhenjiang HuPeking University
10:20 - 11:00
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Ryan SenanayakeReservoir Labs, Changwan HongMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Ziheng WangMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Amalee WilsonStanford University, Stephen ChouMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Shoaib KamilAdobe Research, Saman AmarasingheMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Fredrik KjolstadStanford University
DOI Pre-print Media Attached File Attached
10:20 - 11:00
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Yu WangNanjing University, China, Ke WangVisa Research, Fengjuan GaoNanjing University, Linzhang WangNanjing University
10:20 - 11:00
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Fangyi ZhouImperial College London, Francisco FerreiraImperial College London, Raymond HuUniversity of Hertfordshire, Rumyana NeykovaBrunel University London, Nobuko YoshidaImperial College London
10:20 - 11:00
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Milijana SurbatovichCarnegie Mellon University, Brandon LuciaCarnegie Mellon University, Limin JiaCarnegie Mellon University
10:20 - 11:00
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Qianshan YuTsinghua University, Fei HeTsinghua University, Bow-Yaw WangAcademia Sinica
10:20 - 11:00
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Lingkun KongRice University, Konstantinos MamourasRice University
10:20 - 11:00
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Hamed GorjiaraUniversity of California at Irvine, Guoqing Harry XuUniversity of California at Los Angeles, Brian DemskyUniversity of California at Irvine
10:20 - 11:00
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Steven HoltzenUniversity of California at Los Angeles, Guy Van den BroeckUniversity of California at Los Angeles, Todd MillsteinUniversity of California, Los Angeles
10:20 - 11:00
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Sylvain BoulméGrenoble Alps University / CNRS / Grenoble INP / VERIMAG, Cyril SixKalray / Grenoble Alps University / CNRS / Grenoble INP / VERIMAG, David MonniauxGrenoble Alps University / CNRS / Grenoble INP / VERIMAG
10:20 - 11:00
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Yaoda ZhouUniversity of Hong Kong, Bruno C. d. S. OliveiraUniversity of Hong Kong, Jinxu ZhaoUniversity of Hong Kong
10:20 - 11:00
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Sean BartellUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Will DietzUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Vikram S. AdveUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:20 - 11:00
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Pengyu NieUniversity of Texas at Austin, Marinela ParovicUniversity of Texas at Austin, Zhiqiang ZangUniversity of Texas at Austin, Sarfraz KhurshidUniversity of Texas at Austin, Aleksandar MilicevicMicrosoft, Milos GligoricUniversity of Texas at Austin
10:20 - 11:00
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Yuting WangShanghai Jiao Tong University, Xiangzhe XuNanjing University, Pierre WilkeCentraleSupélec, Zhong ShaoYale University
22:20 - 23:00: Posters Session 2 MirrorPosters at SPLASH-VII
22:20 - 23:00
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Yu WangNanjing University, China, Ke WangVisa Research, Fengjuan GaoNanjing University, Linzhang WangNanjing University
22:20 - 23:00
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Milijana SurbatovichCarnegie Mellon University, Brandon LuciaCarnegie Mellon University, Limin JiaCarnegie Mellon University
22:20 - 23:00
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Lingkun KongRice University, Konstantinos MamourasRice University
22:20 - 23:00
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Qianshan YuTsinghua University, Fei HeTsinghua University, Bow-Yaw WangAcademia Sinica
22:20 - 23:00
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Hamed GorjiaraUniversity of California at Irvine, Guoqing Harry XuUniversity of California at Los Angeles, Brian DemskyUniversity of California at Irvine
22:20 - 23:00
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Ryan SenanayakeReservoir Labs, Changwan HongMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Ziheng WangMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Amalee WilsonStanford University, Stephen ChouMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Shoaib KamilAdobe Research, Saman AmarasingheMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Fredrik KjolstadStanford University
DOI Pre-print Media Attached File Attached
22:20 - 23:00
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Pengyu NieUniversity of Texas at Austin, Marinela ParovicUniversity of Texas at Austin, Zhiqiang ZangUniversity of Texas at Austin, Sarfraz KhurshidUniversity of Texas at Austin, Aleksandar MilicevicMicrosoft, Milos GligoricUniversity of Texas at Austin
22:20 - 23:00
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Fangyi ZhouImperial College London, Francisco FerreiraImperial College London, Raymond HuUniversity of Hertfordshire, Rumyana NeykovaBrunel University London, Nobuko YoshidaImperial College London
22:20 - 23:00
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Ruyi JiPeking University, Yican SunPeking University, Yingfei XiongPeking University, Zhenjiang HuPeking University
22:20 - 23:00
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Yaoda ZhouUniversity of Hong Kong, Bruno C. d. S. OliveiraUniversity of Hong Kong, Jinxu ZhaoUniversity of Hong Kong
22:20 - 23:00
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Michael BallantyneNortheastern University, Alexis KingNorthwestern University, Matthias FelleisenNortheastern University
22:20 - 23:00
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Yuting WangShanghai Jiao Tong University, Xiangzhe XuNanjing University, Pierre WilkeCentraleSupélec, Zhong ShaoYale University
22:20 - 23:00
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Sylvain BoulméGrenoble Alps University / CNRS / Grenoble INP / VERIMAG, Cyril SixKalray / Grenoble Alps University / CNRS / Grenoble INP / VERIMAG, David MonniauxGrenoble Alps University / CNRS / Grenoble INP / VERIMAG
22:20 - 23:00
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Koar MarntirosianKU Leuven, Tom SchrijversKU Leuven, Bruno C. d. S. OliveiraUniversity of Hong Kong, Georgios KarachaliasTweag
22:20 - 23:00
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Tongtong XiangUniversity of Waterloo, Jeff Y. LuoUniversity of Waterloo, Werner DietlUniversity of Waterloo
22:20 - 23:00
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Sean BartellUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Will DietzUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Vikram S. AdveUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
22:20 - 23:00
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Steven HoltzenUniversity of California at Los Angeles, Guy Van den BroeckUniversity of California at Los Angeles, Todd MillsteinUniversity of California, Los Angeles