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Learning Equivariant and Hybrid Message Passing on Graphs


26 July 2020

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Learning Equivariant and Hybrid Message Passing on Graphs

  • Speaker: Max Welling - University of Amsterdam and Qualcomm


In this talk I will extend graph neural nets in two directions. First, we will ask if we can formulate a GNN on meshes of two dimensional manifolds. Previous approaches mostly used standard GNNs which are invariant to permutations of the input nodes. However, we show this is unnecessarily restrictive. Instead, we define mesh-CNNs which are equivariant and allow more general kernels. Second we will study how to incorporate information about the data generating process into GNNs. Belief propagation is a form of GNN with no learnable parameters that performs inference in a generative graphical model. We subsequently augment BP by a trainable GNN to correct the mistakes of BP, in order to improve predictive performance. Experiments show the increased power of both methods.

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