Bálint Á. Máté

PhD student
Department of Computer Science
University of Geneva

email: balint [dot] mate [at] unige [dot] ch

[CV] [Publications]

Hi, I'm a second year PhD student in the Machine Learning Group at the University of Geneva, supervised by François Fleuret. I am interested in generative models, geometric methods and applications of ML in the sciences. I'm also part of the RODEM collaboration.

selected papers
Flowification: Everything is a Normalizing flow
B. Máté*, S. Klein*, T. Golling, F. Fleuret
NeurIPS 2022 [arXiv]
Deformations of Boltzmann Distributions
B. Máté and F. Fleuret
ML for Physics Workshop, NeurIPS 2022 [arXiv]
SUPA: A Lightweight Diagnostic Simulator for Machine Learning in Particle Physics
A. K. Sinha*, D. Paliotta*, B. Máté*, S. Pina-Otey, J. Raine, T. Golling, F. Fleuret
Preprint [arXiv]

For a full list, please see my Google Scholar.

I started my undergraduate education in engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, where I quickly gravitated towards control theory and nonlinear dynamics. After graduation I started a master's in (applied) mathematics at CEU with the idea of going deeper into control theory. In my first semester, however, I had an introductory course about differental geometry that made me forget about the applied side of mathematics and led me to focus on the fields of differential and algebraic geometry and topology. I wrote my thesis about abelian Higgs-bundles with logarithmic singularities. Next, I spent 2 wonderful years at the University of Hamburg to understand a bit more about how all this great geometry underpins theoretical physics. While in Hamburg I also took a course on machine learning which I found so cool that I am currently doing a PhD in machine learning at the University of Geneva.