C2W2 Math behind VAE and Score-based Generative Model


The math in the papers and tutorials below is quite difficult. Are there textbooks or courses anyone could suggest? I know this isn’t learned overnight, but at least I’ll know the mountain that needs to be climbed.


An accessible but complete discussion and derivation of the evidence lower bound (ELBO) and the theory behind it can be found at this link and this lecture.

Have you checked out VAEs for dummies like me?