Graph Normalizing Flows

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 32 (NeurIPS 2019)

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Jenny Liu, Aviral Kumar, Jimmy Ba, Jamie Kiros, Kevin Swersky


We introduce graph normalizing flows: a new, reversible graph neural network model for prediction and generation. On supervised tasks, graph normalizing flows perform similarly to message passing neural networks, but at a significantly reduced memory footprint, allowing them to scale to larger graphs. In the unsupervised case, we combine graph normalizing flows with a novel graph auto-encoder to create a generative model of graph structures. Our model is permutation-invariant, generating entire graphs with a single feed-forward pass, and achieves competitive results with the state-of-the art auto-regressive models, while being better suited to parallel computing architectures.