Clare Lyle

Hello, world!

I'm a PhD student at Oxford interested in theoretical understanding of machine learning. I've also worked on reinforcement learning. I like to write about math, computer science, and life in general. My publications can be found here.

I also occasionally blog.

In praise of the logarithm

Why are logarithms so magical?


If causation isn't correlation, then what is it?

An imPACtful, BAYESic result

Puns are great.

What makes the distributional perspective on RL different?

Stuff I did in 2018

Graphical Models

Why I shouldn't quit my PhD to enter the coffee business.

Reflections on my first month in grad school

DPhil life

A semi-coherent summary of set theory pt 2

Or how set theorists are bad at naming things

A semi-coherent summary of set theory

Or why math really really needs rules

Week 1 in Oxford

I'm in Oxford!

School starts, as do the cool proofs

Infinity is still really cool.

What Work is Worth

Or, how getting grossed out by blood was possibly the most profitable personality trait I ended up with.

First Week at Microsoft

Or how I installed more microsoft products in two days than I had in the last two years.

On Entering the Real World

Or, on getting a job at a big tech company.

A gentle introduction to infinities

Infinity is bigger than you think.

A round-up of my favourite proofs from introductory math courses

I spent a lot of time proving things this year.